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posted a review of Metallica - ...And Justice For All. about 1 month ago
In terms of the remastered original album, it's the best Justice has ever sounded while remaining faithful to the original mix. Which means no bass, and unfortunately with this new remaster it's even more evident how lacking the bass is in the mix.

I'm ... See full review
submitted Anthrax - State Of Euphoria. 2 months ago
submitted TransAtlantic (2) - SMPTe. about 1 year ago
submitted Haircuts For Men.* - KEYGEN 成果物. about 1 year ago
submitted Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power. about 1 year ago
submitted Zen Mechanics - Goa Session. about 1 year ago
submitted Various - Bedlam Tapes 2015-2016. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Chi-A.D. - Earth Crossing. over 2 years ago
There's no doubt that this is one of the best post-2000 goa trance releases put out by any artist. I quantify it as such because the sound of goa trance had all but died off in the late 90's and early 00's. This album fits in the goa trance mold (in some ... See full review
submitted NxxxxxS - Fujita Scale. over 2 years ago
submitted Various - Best Of Dream Catalogue, 2814​-​2815. over 2 years ago
submitted Various - The Truth Of Communication. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Rush - Vapor Trails. over 3 years ago
There is a remaster of the original version, which is available at HDTracks here: http://www.hdtracks.co.uk/vapor-trails-remixed

My thoughts on the the proper 'remixed' release (Rush - Vapor Trails Remixed) is mostly sharing the views as the review by timcdisc; it's ... See full review
submitted Transwave - Helium. over 4 years ago
posted a review of Various - Chakra Violet - A Psychedelic Trance Compilation Vol. 5. over 4 years ago
This is a pretty average release overall, about half the tracks are good (mainly listed below).

Sonic Body's Towards the Groove is a decent prog-house sounding track with a nice little intro. Space Raiders is a pretty good minimalist prog ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Chakra Green - A Psychedelic Trance Compilation Vol. 3. over 4 years ago
Fundamentally, I have this release because it's got decent artwork and it's the easiest way to get Bypass Unit's Nanosphere Courier on CD (because Bypass Unit - Dropz Of Obscure Eclipses is a rare and very pricey album unfortunately) and it's one of my favourite goa tracks. ... See full review
submitted Various - Chakra Green - A Psychedelic Trance Compilation Vol. 3. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Rush - Vapor Trails. over 5 years ago
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posted a review of Various - Pulse 5 - From Here To Enlightenment (Jubilee Edition). over 5 years ago
Not sure about the high ratings on this, I'd say it's undeserved. Perhaps if everything here was a classic, but it's pretty inconsistent when it comes to quality. Which I'd say is weird for a goa compilation from 1997, but Pulse 4 is pretty similar in ... See full review
submitted X-Dream - Radio. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Aquasky vs. Masterblaster - Soundbwoy / Perception. over 6 years ago
Although I'm sure I'm slow on this, the repeating synth line on 'Perception' is sampled from Duran Duran - Save A Prayer
submitted Cliff Bennett - At Abbey Road 1963-1969. over 6 years ago
submitted Megadeth - Rust In Peace. over 6 years ago
submitted Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction. over 6 years ago
posted a review of Crop Circles - Tetrahedron. over 6 years ago
You know what, I almost wrote a similar (much longer) review before to the one below. I feel when you're dealing with music that has so much layering and complexity, it's difficult to process it until you've heard it repeatedly over a course of time. I ... See full review
submitted Evil Nine - For Lovers: Volume One. over 6 years ago
posted a review of Hughes / Thrall - Hughes / Thrall. over 6 years ago
At the heart of it, this a hard rock album with some definite influence from new wave and therefore, some(guitar) synthesizer usage. The simple line in 'Beg, Borrow Or Steal' works quite effectively with the driving drum beat. 'Where Did The Time Go' and ... See full review
posted a review of Hughes / Thrall - Hughes / Thrall. over 6 years ago
This release puts out the classic 'Hughes/Thrall' album, with a fresh 24-bit digital remaster. It's a pretty good remaster on the whole: not too loud, the excellent drum work is made clearer and the bass is upped a little. However, the original ... See full review
posted a comment on Ozric Tentacles - There Is Nothing. over 6 years ago
Maybe it'd be nice to start adding that information to these releases, to preserve it? Just a helluva lot of [Uncredited] to use!
posted a comment on Symbiote - Symbiote EP. over 6 years ago
Great review. 'Phantasmagoria' is worth it just to build up to the melodies at 10 minutes onwards.
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posted a comment on Filteria - Heliopolis. over 6 years ago
Thirding this. Seems to me like he heard the Pleiadians' IFO or the remix/original mix of 'Lunar Civilization' and just followed that blueprint to the letter. The melodies he puts out are pretty good a lot of the time - on their own - but they're all ... See full review
posted a review of Ozric Tentacles - Sliding Gliding Worlds. over 7 years ago
Probably the most solid original Ozrics release in this user's opinion, with tracks such as the groovy 'Fetch Me The Pongmaster' or 'The Code For Chickendon' with its big synth melody, the supremely bassy and dubby 'The Dusty Pouch', 'Omnidirectional ... See full review
posted a review of Amanians - Induced Experience. over 8 years ago
I don't claim to know a huge amount about goa trance, or its scene, but I do know this is some of the hardest examples of the genre that I've heard. After hearing the positively stomping 'Fireworks', I had to hear more of his work so I went and bought ... See full review
posted a review of Coroner - Grin. over 10 years ago
Coroner's last full-length is a surprisingly considered and slower album that grooves far more than it thrashes, and since the band started by playing speedy, blazing metal it's a little strange to hear them actually relax a little. It's a logical step ... See full review
posted a review of Skynet + Stakka* - Pathogen / Molecular. over 11 years ago
An absolutely top notch release from Stakka and Skynet, featuring their trademark futuristic soundscapes, sweeping atmospheric effects and synths that conjure up images of 'Blade Runner', and great vocal samples that suit the smooth, rolling basslines ... See full review
posted a review of Technical Itch - Therapy Session - Dark Side Of Drum 'N' Bass. over 11 years ago
Truly one of the darkest, most evil mixes you'll ever hear in the dnb genre.

It's never dull but does drag slightly near the end because of just how punishing the mix is overall. Thumping, distorted, sleazy basslines, layers of snares and kicks, all ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Ultimate Drum And Bass Album. over 12 years ago
A fairly decent selection of tracks from the drum n bass back archives, however although the sticker on the front advertises that the album features 'all the biggest guns on the scene', there are some notable omissions - Dom & Roland, Origin Unknown, ... See full review
posted a review of Pantera - Reinventing The Steel. over 12 years ago
They don't 'reinvent' much on this album, but it's still an album that any Pantera fan should like. However, much like 'The Great Southern Trendkill', it's also pretty underrated. It's got the same catchy riffs, squealing solos and neckbreaking grooves ... See full review
posted a review of Dr. Octagon - Instrumentalyst : [Octagon Beats]. over 12 years ago
Although Dan's beats are a very important part of the Dr. Octagon package, it really requires Kool Keith's presence to make it really special. Therefore, this is only really for the die-hard Keith/Octagon/Automator fans, and serves as a good way to hear ... See full review
posted a review of Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagon. over 12 years ago
An absolutely excellent slice of intelligent, abstract and generally crazy rap from Dan the Automator and Kool Keith. Simply put, if you like rap, you owe it to yourself to try this album. The beats are smooth and samples are very well chosen for each ... See full review
posted a review of Aceyalone - Love & Hate. over 12 years ago
Overall, I found this to be one of Aceyalone's weaker releases (but some would most likely disagree). The beats are quite varied, I suppose, because of the different producers, but I thought Acey's raps were largely uninspired and some of the songs ... See full review