.......aka LPWJ (translations & genealogy) aka LordParzifal (poetry, also translations of poetry, which reminds the most of the lyrics I started with, see Pälle Näver) aka Patrik L Johansson (founder of Sorcery & Rivendell (SWE) late 80s to early 90s but also ZZ Top style coverbands to early metal schoolbands before '86) Lamb of God or L.O.G. carrying the Progressive American Metal tradition forward with good beats and riffs in my own genre and/or drumstyle from early 90's, (Mudvayne and Machine Head being a couple of other favorites as well as My Dying Bride, who sounds closest to my own written songs; many bands on M with roots in the Mercyful Fate/Metallica tradition, Queensrÿche, Crimson Glory and Fates Warning being the exception, and megafavorites, I also collected Shrapnel records early on, everything with great drummers and guitarists) it's a very good feeling that it's now so popular, 'cause this is the genre I've been listening to for 30 years.......and luckily recently found another favorite band in Texas Hippie Coalition.......

Another favorite is our new cat, our second called Waldemar or Walle for short; like all my previous cats he seems to be OK with both classical (who isn't) and rock in the metal vein...his full name (stated on his silver plaque on his scratch pillar): Ferdinand Silver Waldemar II "Melker" (Since he has a M-mark on his head going all the way back to Egypt and Melker was his first name, also called Silver)...yes I prefer cats to people for the most part...since they do as they wish and don't do as the masses want...and they always accept me seeing I am the same as them.
We also got a 2nd one, a stray, which is a longhaired Birma of unknown origin in the same colorshade as Silver which is called (also stated on his silver plaque on his scratch pillar): Franciscus Sherlock Waldemar III "Ludde" (Since he is grey and black but with a brighter curly stomach, Sherlock means bright locks or bright as in smart...).

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*****1997-2017*****
***20 Years Online***

*****1977-2017*****
***40 Years (& more) of Collecting Vinyl***

I used to do this on a typewriter already in the late 80s with text in black and red, all my bandmates from different bands wondering what I was doing while they were drinking beer at the rehearsal place, I was never much of a drinker and proudly so, quit at 20 also became a pescatorian (fish/veggies) at that time...before even the word existed...but it was a drag when you got some new records you had to type a new page every time so I only did it for a while...

Back then the vinyls were sold via mailorder catalogues (circa 1989) and nowadays some, like a collector friend in Sweden, Johnny on Record Heaven, do the same thing online (see link) http://recordheaven.net/index.cfm

LPWJ on Subterranean Masquerade: About the most fun you could have on a recordplayer, indian classical folk music meets older progressive stuff meets newer progressive metal vibes; only bad thing is I wish I could have given it a 5/5 cause I really wanted to...

The great use of the drums and folk music elements for the dimensions gets 5 out of 5 but the rest is good songs and arrangements but it's not Pink Floyd y'know...but maybe it can be...also the use of almost subtle metal guttural singing is OK in small doses but maybe do a couple of whole songs based on that, instead of echoing that genre in choruses only, it almost gets to be opera like when the baritone comes in for small portions only ...so it's not My Dying Bride either...cause they use the nuances like these to perfection...but maybe it can be...on the next album.

LPWJ on Loincloth: Listen to the 7" it will make every bored disillusioned metalfreak wake up again, and I love the runout message Fuck False Metal ... Loincloth ... Confessor ... Fly Machine it's all the same with 2 different singers C/FM and Loincloth instrumental and almost the best of the three according to my taste, I wish Confessor made a long instrumental, maybe they will, a new one's coming out soon TBA

Everyone should have a great individual drummer it makes every band much better and not a part of the metal clichés; Rush would have been nothing without Neil Peart the foregoer in this genre and that's what I tried doing in every band I played in from the age of 12, make it better than it was without me, make the songs flow better because of the arrangements, that's what every drummer can do and this guy always did that and lies behind all of these three bands success.

LPWJ on Babymetal: I don't think I have heard a record this experimental and interesting since Enigmas 1st with the Gregorian monks world phenomenon, this is my favorite band for the time being and for a long time to come for bringing some energy into the world of metal and the world of music... A crossover act as good as if Kylie Minogue would make a record with Slipknot; maybe some interest in the japanese culture might help or for some earlier asian HR/HM bands, with the tradition of clean sounding music and freshness; tracks 2, 11, 13 &14 being personal favorites...good luck with the Olympics 2020...you're already winners ahead of your time as always!



Babymetal & Rob Zombie 2 great crossover favs (since Rob is also a director maybe Babymetal could be compared to the great films after 2000 from Asia such as the Ring a.o.)



For the most part my collection is Americana which I know most about, since rockmusic has its roots in the South
and some might regard I have a big collection of early Queensrÿche, for Northern Europe (Scandinavia) also of classical music on vinyl, shellac and CD/DVD, here is some picture help for QR items (not from my collection though): http://rycheitems.com/main.html
and some Shrapnel recommendations for the generations too young to experience it first hand, like my generation was with Woodstock: http://www.noecho.net/lists/5-forgotten-shrapnel-records-albums-worth-revisiting-by-r-mason

Since the format is not the same here as the rest of the internet, if you're an old webmaster like me, here is an explanatory link: https://www.discogs.com/help/doc/text-formatting

My mother share the same grandancestors in the 5th generation with composer Bo Linde who studied under an old favorite composer Lars-Erik Larsson, and was a friend of Hans Eklund from the same county; so I also will look over all his releases (having composed music myself since the age of 15, Ekseption style for rockband and some classical on acoustic guitar even with Opus numbers (unreleased)), I think he has over 80 Opus numbers, at least works, according to his book and many of them are recorded but only 4 records to this date exists here, (the newest release is called "Orkesterverk/Orchestral works Vol 1-3 (CD/SACD - Hybrid)") so now it's around 10
*** Opus # : 1, 7, 9, 10 * 14, 15:2, 17, 18, 20 * 21, 23, 27, 29, 30 * 32, 35 ***
*** without Opus #: Dans för Fiol och Xylofon (1952), Romantisk Melodi för Violin och Piano (1954), Två Sånger för Damkör och Piano (1954), Fyra allvarliga sånger för alt och piano till text av Harriet Löwenhjelm (1954/1970), Körer a Capella (1957), Sång för Blandad Kör (1959), Sånger för Trestämmig Blandad Kör (1960), Två Duetter för Två Fioler (1963), Liten Lyrisk Svit för Trestämmig Damkör (1965) *** His first work for choir was for a text by E.A. Poe 1952

Pic below: a scene from my viking village, where we have roots down to them (I am a right descendant of Lothbroke (as seen in the series Vikings) and Tveskägg (Sweyn Forkbeard) and his father Harald Bluetooth and so are half of these villages, we have runestones to tell their stories, in '94 I suggested the name Fafner for the local Viking society)


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posted a comment on Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche. 7 days ago
Geniuses always are and I prefer them as you can understand from the text above, should not need to explain myself, to each his own.
Q and Iron Maiden and Judas Priest should not have gone on as "cover bands" without their leaders.
IM and JP understood ... See full review
posted a comment on Entombed - DCLXVI To Ride, Shoot Straight And Speak The Truth. 8 days ago
Did I say they were, but it was the new thing.
Kiddo? I was first generation thrasher.
Born before you I am sure.
But always there are som newbie calling me newbie here which shows what free for all internet pages are = not worth the time.
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posted a review of The Crown - Crowned In Terror. 23 days ago
Ripping off Knight Rider as a solo (the greatest moment on the record in The Speed of Darkness but where's the credits at?) ... and the Morbid Angel intro at the last song...says something about TC as a band...flirting with all that have already ... See full review
posted a review of Anthrax. 28 days ago
Metallica
Slayer
Anthrax
Megadeth
Testament

I always thought they should call them the big 5...and all are great but the top three rules supreme.
Anthrax is the soundtrack to my teenage years, hardcore and thrash combined...made many listen to more ... See full review
posted a comment on Black Pyramid. 28 days ago
Sorry did not see this until now...I will check out the albums for sure but that day I just had heard what a friend had released on Transubstans, a 7" in his vinyl collector series. The 2nd to last 7". Other bands at that time was Doomraiser and The ... See full review
posted a comment on The Crown. about 1 month ago
No but the re-release under the name The Crown did, 2002.
Check the old name for the old date.
BTW I am going through them all in one listen...as we say here in Sweden "pretty good for being Swedish". That was the comment bands like Entombed got when ... See full review
posted a comment on Helloween - Dr. Stein. 3 months ago
And your ass needs to get reported which it has
posted a review of Dornfall - Précieux Secret. 3 months ago
Pretty good item, too bad it did not have an english version too, then they'd be an european hit...
I have as hard a time following the french as with opera etc
It's like watching a good french movie without the subtitles, but hey the music rocks...
posted a review of Metallica - St. Anger. 3 months ago
At the time everyone had given up on Metallica functioning, then this came, with the hardcore sounding snaredrum, like they were getting back to their roots, but it wasn't another Garage days part IV or something...it was new songs, and finally they ... See full review
posted a review of André Moraes With Igor Cavalera And Andreas Kisser - No Coração Dos Deuses. 4 months ago
Sepultura? BS version as per usual from this country only China is worse, rock hating countries now cashing in on the trend...boycott always!
posted a review of Mötley Crüe - Smokin' In The Boys Room. 4 months ago
Saw this tour on Isstadion STHLM, SWE
Magic & it hit me now listening to all of Sweets albums that Tommy Lee is a lot like Mick Tucker, cymbal settings and good with playing around with drumsticks and drumstyle etc

Mötley crue would make a hell of a ... See full review
posted a comment on Jerusalem (3) - Krigsman. 4 months ago
white labels? then submit it since it is not here
posted a comment on Megadeth - Symphony Of Destruction. 4 months ago
OK thank you it was just a listeners observation, I heard the songs as they came out too being of the thrash generation.
Many thought MC shouldn't have started sounding like metallica though...
Same could be said about Scott Ians riff on Indians which is ... See full review
posted a comment on System Of A Down - System Of A Down. 5 months ago
Yeah cause they can afford it since they do not understand royalty or care about paying for it either. Over 50% are bootlegs. Pirate country #1.
posted a comment on Anthrax - Anti-Social. 5 months ago
Might be the same, they get like that with time, but were sold as orange in 89.
If first copies had a sticker it should be in notes.

Edit day after: it is said (no pics as of yet) that the 12" had a sticker with amber so here's the thing, they released ... See full review
posted a comment on Queensrÿche. 5 months ago
Waited til now to listen to The Verdict and the verdict is they are a cover band on themselves, there are better Tribute bands, yes with balls and good taste...only thing the kid below got out of your text...a typo

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posted a comment on Deep Purple - Black Night / Speed King. 5 months ago
Yes I thought so too at first but...From the 40th anniversary edition released for Record Store Day 2015
of 4500 copies (for the 45th ann.).
posted a comment on Metallica. 5 months ago
Look under EP but the best way is to type: garage days metallica
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posted a comment on ZZ Top. 5 months ago
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posted a review of Lewis Capaldi - Before You Go. 6 months ago
I've thought of this for almost a week now, after a Graham Norton show, or Jay Leno light after my taste...and this song is like the 2nd violin to the melody of Forever Young by Alphaville even to the last word. Not a rip off but the main melody is ... See full review
posted a comment on Europe (2) - Best Of Europe. 6 months ago
I can't say for this one but one time last year I bought a Live CD with Blue Murder (John Sykes) and no one sold with OBI on that either, but I found my OBI inside the booklet though it said it had none...
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posted a review of Comecon. 6 months ago
I read the information above but it would be more interesting to know who programmed the drum machines, since I know it takes a lot of time at least back in those days when they (and I) did it.
If it was the one who composed each individual song or the ... See full review
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posted a review of Pat Boone - In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy. 6 months ago
This is also on the Ozzy show (with his family), and on the Osbournes soundtrack, he supposedly lived as a neighbour in LA;
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posted a comment on Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. 7 months ago
Yes what can I say I know of course how I would feel if someone attacked Operation Mindcrime with Queensryche. Since I just had heard the albums before this one I could relate to this and call it the most commercial and easy to listen to (if that's what ... See full review
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posted a comment on Morbid Angel - Kingdoms Disdained. 7 months ago
Yeah and that's why Entangled was the last one for me...since Illud was no 5 out of 5 exactly...but it's Trey's music and Illud his project (experimental as they been before with remixes just like Rob Zombie do mixes of his rock songs) so yeah it's his ... See full review
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posted a comment on Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. 7 months ago
Hair metal is what pop people call it, never Metallica or Mötley fans and yes these are reviews, everyone can make their own, discussions are for e-mail.
Talk about the music, I have a right to decide what record is least worth it of their whole ... See full review
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posted a comment on Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. 7 months ago
Record was, yes, not many of these on the best of albums, proof enough of what I said. World seems divided into rock an pop music...and why do they always make a double album of the mediocre ones heading into more pop. Me I say poor poor things about the ... See full review
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posted a comment on King Diamond - Conspiracy. 8 months ago
Well they kept 25... so maybe... =)
This was back in 1989/1990...when they used the face cover instead.
Be well,
LPWJ
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posted a review of Napalm Death - Utilitarian. 9 months ago
Only 2 bad things with this album which BTW for me personally could have been 3 times longer, even though 50 mins is long for this band.

1) The lyrics are totally fuqqed up and looks like a teenage prank...might be fun for a debut album but not the ... See full review