Saturday, 3 August 2013

Bekhira ‎– Demo 96 (Demo 1996)

Country: France

1. The Grand Evil Spirit 06:12
2. Utopian Millenium 04:43
3. The Hunt of the Garwells 03:35
4. Gas the Christ 04:06

Sick - evil sounding black metal band from France (Paris), founded in 1995. Released one demo in 1996, 
one split with Desolation Triumphalis - “Leading the Plague of Yahweh to its Grave” (2004) 
and one full length album - “L’Elu du Mal” (2005). 
Many believed that the band broke up after the release of their 1996 demo, but they then resurfaced in 2004.
The current line-up is: Arkdae - Guitars, Keyboards (Dark Sanctuary, ex-Deinonychus, ex-Chemin de Haine)
Raktivira - Bass, Vocals (Osculum Infame, Arkhon Infaustus) and Esthkirnir - Drums.


Samsas Traum ‎– Die Liebe Gottes: Eine Märchenhafte Black Metal Operette (1999)

Country: Germany

1. Elite - Vorspiel auf dem Theater 04:20
2. Der Prolog im Himmel - Widmung von mir höchstpersönlich an meine Zuhörer 02:23
3. Sterbende Liebe - Der Niedergang 05:09
4. Tragische Trauertränen - Der Kampf der Himmelswesen 03:59
5. Der Krieg im Himmel - Die Diktatoren der Revolution 01:42
6. Satanshimmel voller Geigen - Die Erscheinung des Luzifer 05:42
7. Flügel aus Wachs - Das Wesen des Erzengels 04:44
8. Der Einfall in den Himmel - Geisterstunde in Eden 04:01
9. Die Vernichtung des Gabriel - Triumph des Bösen? 04:06
10. Meine Augen sind die Sterne - Das Wesen des Lichtbringers 03:53
11. Aber die Liebe hört niemals auf - Der purpurnen Leidenschaft Spiel 04:23
12. Epilog auf Erden - Um meines Wandels Willen 13:40

Samsas Traum (Samsa's Dream) is a band from Germany fronted by Alexander Kaschte now based in Austria.
Their music consists of elements of Symphonic metal, Neue Deutsche Härte and Cantastoria.
The name is derived from the protagonist Gregor Samsa in Kafka's The Metamorphosis (1915).
Samsas Traum started in 1996 when Kaschte released his first solo tape.
Three years later the solo project became a group of three, and their official debut 

Die Liebe Gottes - Eine märchenhafte Black Metal Operette 
(The Love of God - A fairy tale-like black metal Operetta) divided the scene.
Some people said that Samsas Traum was the best newcomer of the year, other people rather started to hate them, 

at least also because of some provocative statements by Alexander Kaschte.
The follow-up appeared in 2000 with Oh Luna mein (O, Luna mine), a musically matured and varied album 

of more polished arrangements, balanced instrumentation and beautiful choir-parts. 
In this time Alexander went on to create his darker alter-ego Weena Morloch, which was more noise music based, 
and included samples from horror movies. Many more Samsas Traum albums have been released each year, 
with more Industrial/Classical/Gothic Metal arrangements.


Alice In Chains ‎– Dirt (1992)

Country: United States

1. Them Bones 02:31
2. Dam That River 03:11
3. Rain When I Die 06:03
4. Down in a Hole 05:40
5. Sickman 05:29
6. Rooster 06:16
7. Junkhead 05:11
8. Dirt 05:18
9. God Smack 03:52
10. Iron Gland (Unlisted) 00:43
11. Hate to Feel 05:18
12. Angry Chair 04:49
13. Would? 03:26

Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 
by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley
The initial lineup was rounded out by drummer Sean Kinney
and bassist Mike Starr (who was replaced in 1993 by Mike Inez).
Although widely associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal and acoustic elements. 

The band is known for its distinct vocal style which often included the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell.
Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, 

along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden.
In March 1992, the band returned to the studio having new songs written primarily on the road.
The material has an overall darker feel than their previous album Facelift

with six of the album's thirteen songs dealing with the subject of addiction.
On September 29, 1992, Alice in Chains released its second album, Dirt (band's highest selling album to date).

Dirt spawned five top 30 singles: "Rooster", "Them Bones", "Would?", "Angry Chair
and "Down in a Hole", and remained on the charts for nearly two years.
Although never officially disbanding, Alice in Chains was plagued by extended inactivity from 1996 

onwards due to Staley's substance abuse, which resulted in his death in 2002. 
The band reunited in 2005 with new guitarist-vocalist William DuVall, and released their fourth studio album, 
Black Gives Way to Blue, in 2009.The album was a huge success. 
Alice in Chains released their fifth studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, on May 28, 2013.