.......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 above his water fountain): 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 & Lill Walle)...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.
He is of a mixed race with an unknown father and a common farmcat as mother. The father must have been either a Siamese or some Bengal (or she met an Ozelot at the local zoo at nights) since his legs are very strong just like the Waldemar before him, an outdoors cat I used to take walks with at winter (which I also can do with the new one) that disappeared at midsummer and never came back which he would have if he could.
So we got another one, not related to him, though he also had the M-mark on his head with the four distinctive black stripes down his back, and named him Walle the 2nd (3 yrs old); the older was of unknown age maybe 10, maybe 15 even and of a more brownish gold color; his daughter lives at a neighbour's house so that's always something and if these two breed then Walle the 1st gets some grandchildren...
...who might, or might not be of Ozelot or Tiger blood... =)

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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)


Recent Activity
posted a comment on Ratt - Reach For The Sky. 7 days ago
That indicates a testpressing put in a normal sleeve.

Be well,
LPWJ
submitted Jimi Hendrix - Unforgetable Experience. 7 days ago
posted a review of Cathedral - The Garden Of Unearthly Delights. 23 days ago
The Celtic Frost vibe continues on this one (see tracks 2 & 4) as it did in early Napalm Death already, so nothing new about that...the rest is in 70s tradition a la early Kiss & Sabbath but it's done really good and a great album in it's own right, and ... See full review
submitted Avicii - True (Avicii By Avicii). 26 days ago
posted a review of Cathedral - The VIIth Coming. 27 days ago
4 major things about this item:

*most definitely sounding like a Celtic Frost tribute on second to last song (maybe that's why the title got the typo spelling)
*Crowley reading his rituals and poems in last song (never will forget that man's voice once ... See full review
posted a review of Avicii - True (Avicii By Avicii). about 1 month ago
Enjoyed these versions more than the more commercial approach and easy listening melodies of the True album. This is more of what trance music was about in the 90s already...
posted a review of Avicii - Stories. about 1 month ago
I liked the 8th track on this one, it's the Hope There's Someone (from the 1st album) of this album; but just as the 1st it has way too many commercial mainstream popsongs filling the first half of the albums.
posted a review of Avicii - True. about 1 month ago
The last two songs are above average, too bad the mainstream ones fill more than the first half of the record, the only ones you hear on the radiowaves or TV...but I knew I'd like some of the songs I never heard which I did, a great 90s vibe to both of ... See full review
posted a review of Exodus (6) - Shovel Headed Kill Machine. about 1 month ago
Half of Slayer...who knew...many getting this late after just because of that...

Myself, I didn't even listen to it since Souza quit...back in the day, just heard it 2018...and not bad/not good for back in those days and the same in 2018. Maybe Holt ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Iron Tyrants. about 1 month ago
It means wrong band, another Possession...probably changed by now---also the # is the phone number to the record company not the actual record number which should be WMR-IMP or something alike.
posted a review of Exodus (6) - Force Of Habit. about 1 month ago
Only the mosh parts of thrash just like Metallica, Megadeth and Testament those years.
posted a comment on Eric Wagner - Highdeas Vol 1. about 1 month ago
Dito, I just heard the new The Skull...he should do a metal version of JC Superstar or something...something epic...the only one that even comes near in my book is MD Bride's singer...
submitted Mora Träsk - Play Off. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Mora Träsk - Play Off. about 1 month ago
They used to sell this as a cassette from their car when we went to 6th grade and they played at our school.
submitted David Vincent - Drinkin' With The Devil. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on ZZ Top. 2 months ago
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ae/25/e8/ae25e8843e108ea5feac53c083e35d0a--zz-top-hot-rods.jpg

Well I seen a couple on google but mostly they are brand new items not from back then.
posted a comment on Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll. 2 months ago
One had apparently the "Oh Woe is me" track and one with the track but "Woe is me" as title only on the ... See full review
posted a review of King Diamond - "Them". 2 months ago
Goodlookin' Greatsoundin - I got the original PD but this looks as good, KDs absolutely without question best album, the peek of his career unfortunately, great album before not as great after this but this unique style of music always lives on. Every ... See full review
posted a comment on Mercyful Fate - Melissa. 2 months ago
Yes and it says its an US press, the made in UK is from the pic which is the MFN version. That's the pics that were used for it; the numbers and labels are American. Notes are from what it says on the pics, the text on there. I had these since they came ... See full review
posted a comment on King Diamond - Conspiracy. 2 months ago
I have this as a german version not US, they kept circa 25 in Denmark at the fan club there and I was able to purchase one of those, only the cover. All others were burned, as they were not gonna be used. The face one was.
posted a comment on Al Di Meola & Friends* - Vocal Rendezvous. 2 months ago
If you search for Al Di Meola & friends this won't come up since it's called various instead on discogs, just a "fun fact". Anyone who buys this will search for the right title.
submitted No Artist - Hefa - Frenon G.M.B.H. Werne A. D. Lippe. 2 months ago
posted a review of ABBA - ABBA. 3 months ago
ABBA was something all listened to as a kid and just like KISS that doesn't make it bad music, you can't choose your age or generation, this cover is the same as Peps Blodsband's Hög Standard/High Standards...but Benny liked these bands back in the day. ... See full review
posted a comment on Peps Blodsband - Hög Standard. 3 months ago
Thanx was just about to write the same info, now I didn't need to...I never had this on vinyl before and when I saw the larger picture I also saw the "larger picture"...but Benny liked these bands back in the day. But ABBA was never playing those ... See full review
submitted Krister & Stefan* - Levande I Skepparstugan. 3 months ago
posted a review of Attack (4) - Ooa Hela Natten / Kom Fram. 3 months ago
LOL Sweden is the most fuqqin political correct country ever on earth, no one likes this? This is great! I guess Åke is a bit tired of it but not of the money it made him...if you want music then listen to his band Wasa Express, this is pure ... See full review
submitted Various - Ocensurerat - Värsta Hitsen. 3 months ago
posted a review of ZZ Top - Rhythmeen. 3 months ago
To quote a Kiss song, Rock Bottom, and here I was giving them a chance after the album before this one, luckily the Futura was a great album but this period stinks of 90s "what should we do now, we don't know" BS as per usual (most band sucked these ... See full review
submitted Die Grosse Militärorchester - Germany's Favourite Marches. 3 months ago
submitted Carreras*, Domingo*, Kraus* - Great Spanish Tenors. 3 months ago
submitted Matz-Ztefanz Med Lailaz - Volym 1. 4 months ago
posted a comment on Down (3) - EP II Of IV. 4 months ago
EP II of IV is only on sticker and is a misleading title it should be IV: EP II which means the same thing since there is NOT 4 releases (then EP II of IV had been suitable) but the title of the item is IV.
submitted Eddie Meduza - En Jävla Massa Hits! - Originalinspelningarna. 4 months ago
submitted Mozart*, Josef Krips, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich* - Ouvertüren. 4 months ago
submitted Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper, Hans Swarowsky, Strauss*, Strauss* - Strauss-Ball In Wien: Walzer Und Polkas. 4 months ago
submitted Gioacchino Rossini - Beliebte Ouvertüren. 4 months ago
submitted Gudars Skymning - Grodans Sång. 4 months ago
submitted P. Mascagni*, Richard Kraus, Das Orchester Der Städtischen Oper Berlin* - Cavalleria Rusticana (Opern-Querschnitt). 4 months ago
submitted Kometen (2) - Kometen. 4 months ago
submitted Eddie Meduza - Gasen I Botten. 4 months ago
submitted Peter Tchaikovsky* - Serenade For String Orchestra / Italian Capriccio. 4 months ago
posted a review of Feven - Hela Vägen Ut. 5 months ago
I mailed the moderators so I think it's fixed now, it was the same earlier with some Led Zeppelin items

Just mail them if you see anything on other releases, they really wanna know this since they got no time checking everything

I remember Feven, ... See full review
posted a comment on The Clash - London Calling. 5 months ago
https://www.discogs.com/The-Clash-London-Calling/release/6772386

It's one of these versions, brown marbled was in there and 2 yellow versions so they just mix em up like in the vinyl bootleg days early 90s

Be well,
LPWJ
submitted Sandveiss - Scream Queen. 5 months ago
submitted Eddie Meduza & Roarin' Cadillacs* - 21 Värsta!!!. 5 months ago
posted a review of Roadrunner Records. 5 months ago
Favorite company of metal, you knew it was good early days if it was a RR release.

What bugs me the most at discogs is that I can't type it as I used to in my own lists (which looked really good) with a capital R at the end...

RoadrunneR and ... See full review
submitted Various - The Sweet According To Sweden. 6 months ago
submitted Defecto - Nemesis . 6 months ago
posted a comment on Paradise Lost - Medusa. 6 months ago
It's one inch higher than a regular CD, thick as a double CD jewelcase. I know they don't work in small IKEA type shelves and that's why I'm using bookshelves for boxes or LTD stuff now.
posted a review of Alunah - Call Of Avernus. 6 months ago
Sounds like a drunk Runaways gig at best, been a long time since I heard someone sing flat notes so much, on a positive note the paintings on the cover made by the singer are great and promised more than this...maybe their later records were in ... See full review