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BulletBoys - From Out Of The Skies (Japan Edition) (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 9, 2018
BulletBoys - From Out Of The Skies (Japan Edition) (2018)

BulletBoys - From Out Of The Skies (Japan Edition) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 311.78 Mb + 215.58 Mb (Scans) | 43:17
Heavy, Glam metal | Country: USA | Label: King record - KICP-1876

For any of you that have read my past reviews, you already know that I have a soft spot and a penchant for 80’s hair metal. I grew up on it, spent a lot of time in the scene, and to me it is way more than nostalgia; it is embedded in me. So, when the chance to review the new BulletBoys record came about, I jumped all over it.

Savannah - Savannah (Japan Edition) (1998)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 9, 2018
Savannah - Savannah (Japan Edition) (1998)

Savannah - Savannah (Japan Edition) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 377.87 Mb + 42.77 Mb (Scans) | 50:03
Melodic Rock, AOR | Country: USA | Label: Bareknuckle - AVCB-66053

Vocalist Earle Lord sounds to me like Ted Poley in his prime Danger Danger or Melodica mode, plus add in a little Firehouse, mix all those bands together and Savannah is the result. These guys created quite a stir with their debut album, issued in 1998. Yes,this album is THAT great.There no bad song on the cd,fans of TYKKETO will love this release and especially "Two Young Hearts".My favorite is "Premonition", a rocker that sends a chill up the spine any time i hear it.

Revolution Saints - Light In The Dark (Japan Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 5, 2018
Revolution Saints - Light In The Dark (Japan Edition) (2017)

Revolution Saints - Light In The Dark (Japan Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 506.87 Mb + 311.61 Mb (Scans) | 78:17
Hard Rock, Melodic Rock, AOR | Country: USA | Label: King rec. - KIZC-413

A second helping from the supergroup Revolution Saints is a dream come true for Frontiers Music s.r.l. boss Serafino Perugino who envisioned the concept of the band, finally bringing them together for their eponymous debut in 2015. Now they have bonded, have more of an idea what they are each capable of, and as a result, they are stronger, slicker, more accomplished as well as polished. In fact, they can see heaven reflected in their songwriting.

Santa Cruz - Bad Blood Rising (Japan Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 15, 2017
Santa Cruz - Bad Blood Rising (Japan Edition) (2017)

Santa Cruz - Bad Blood Rising (Japan Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 339.08 Mb + 180.04 Mb (Scans) | 47:30
Heavy Glam | Country: Finland | Label: Ward.rec - GQCS-90410

In the early 1990’s, on one of the first real long form videos that showed you it wasn’t all fun being in a rock n roll band, Jon Bon Jovi discusses Bon Jovi’s lack of critical acclaim. “The way I look at it,” he says, “is that I am so far out of fashion I am in fashion….” Then on their classic “Heartbreak Station” record, Cinderella offered the thought that “The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same” as a first track, while in 1991 long forgotten (by everyone except MV) glam Herbert’s Tuff, made their major label debut. The title of the record kept coming into our head when listening to “Bad Blood Rising.” What Comes Around Goes Around.

Bloodbound - War Of Dragons (Japan Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 19, 2018
Bloodbound - War Of Dragons (Japan Edition) (2017)

Bloodbound - War Of Dragons (Japan Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 362.26 Mb + 41.58 Mb (Scans) | 49:05
Power Metal | Country: Sweden | Label: Avalon-Marquee - MICP-11337

2017 release. It's been an impressive journey for Bloodbound: The Swedish power metal commando has become more and more popular in recent years. All this falls back on talent and hard work: Since 2005 Bloodbound has not only released six studio albums and a Live DVD/CD, they have also toured with giants such as Sabaton, HammerFall and U.D.O. - in the process winning over a very devoted and loyal fanbase of metalheads. War Of Dragons is basically a continuation of the successful Stormborn (2014), but offering more fast-paced tracks, without lacking the anthemic feel the band is known for. Bloodbound are masters in combining melody with power and War Of Dragons perfectly displays the evolution that the band has gone through since their debut Nosferatu was let loose.
The Descendants of Mike and Phoebe - A Spirit Speaks (Japan Edition) (1973/2006)

The Descendants of Mike and Phoebe - A Spirit Speaks (Japan Edition) (1973/2006)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 219.61 Mb | 37:50 | Covers
Soul-Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Latin Jazz | Country: USA | Label: P-Vine Records - PCD-23846

This delightfully eclectic LP is a prime example of 70’s SoulJazz. It is an early fusion record combining elements from jazz, gospel, soul and blues. It even has an edge of classical music, to be heard in the clear soprano voice of lead singer A. Grace Lee Mims on several tracks.
Shamek Farrah & Sonelius Smith - The World of the Children (Japan Edition) (1976/2007)

Shamek Farrah & Sonelius Smith - The World of the Children (Japan Edition) (1976/2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 207.35 Mb | 32:30 | Covers
Post-Bop, Soul-Jazz, Spiritual Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Bomba Records/Strata-East - BOM24114

If you're wondering who Shamek Farrah was, and why his vision is important, this record won't clear up the mystery. This is a fine slab of what one expects from Strata-East, soul jazz in a spiritual vein, delivered with passion and precision. But of all the players here, the leader, and his co-billed companion, Sonelius Smith, are completely in the background, overwhelmed by the talents of their sidemen including the vibrant trumpet of Joseph Gardner and the swaggering thunder of bassist Milton Suggs.
Sonny Fortune - Long Before Our Mothers Cried (Japan Edition) (1974/2013)

Sonny Fortune - Long Before Our Mothers Cried (Japan Edition) (1974/2013)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 252.45 Mb | 42:00 | Covers
Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: SHOUT! Productions - SHOUT-269

Long Before Our Mothers Cried is an album by American saxophonist Sonny Fortune recorded in 1974 and released on the Strata-East label. In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau gave Long Before Our Mothers Cried a "B+" and admired Fortune's "commitment to plain good music", spanning bebop to free jazz styles, and wrote of the album, "despite even the bracing piano comps of Stanley Cowell, there's nothing compelling here. But satisfying." Michael G. Nastos of AllMusic gave it three out of five stars, calling it "a fully realized creative album and very listenable as well".

Yuji Ohno - Cosmos (Japan Edition) (1981/2013)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 3, 2018
Yuji Ohno - Cosmos (Japan Edition) (1981/2013)

Yuji Ohno - Cosmos (Japan Edition) (1981/2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 227.89 Mb | 37:38 | Covers
Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk, Ambient | Country: Japan | Label: Bridge Inc. - EGDS-67

Yuji Ohno (born 30 May 1941 in Atami, Shizuoka, Japan), also known as MahouP, is a Japanese jazz musician. Ohno is known for his musical scoring of Japanese anime television series, particularly Lupin III, and most famously the 1977 series Lupin III Part II and the feature film The Castle of Cagliostro. Later anime series scored by Ohno include Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, the 1979 Toei series Captain Future (known as Capitaine Flam in France) and the 1982 series Space Adventure Cobra. He has composed scores for live-action films, namely Toei's tokusatsu series Seiun Kamen Machineman, his only work on this genre to date. Ohno is also a member of a jazz trio with Czech bassist Miroslav Vitous and American drummer Lenny White.

Kateigaho International Japan Edition - February 2018  Magazines

Posted by Shor at Feb. 28, 2018
Kateigaho International Japan Edition - February 2018

Kateigaho International Japan Edition - February 2018
English | 92 pages | True PDF | 130.9 MB