This was a RAW live album and that is the way they wanted it with no studio magic to make it sound better...... That is pretty gutsy... Not a fan of Aerosmith after the 70's so this is why I picked this early live one....
Ministry - In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (1990)
My Ratings: 83.994
Overall Rank: #117
Best Song: Burning Inside [90.0]
I need to revisit the older albums after this live performance!!! I did not get into this band until Psalm69 as I did not care for their first 4 albums.... it is now time for a re-listen of those with this soften armor to allow the chaos in.
At almost 3 hours long this one was a marathon. Pro's: I liked the rawness of this one... Con's: Did not care for Page's guitar on this one.... I know he is a sloppy player but just too much of it on this one and could not stand the guitar solo.... despite that it was still a great album.
Loved the guitar riffs and the old school sound but the vocal style is not one of my favorites for this genre.
Just a reminder, anything over a 70 means I like it (some exceptions would be if there is one great track on it and the rest I don't like).
over 80 and I think it is great
over 90 just does not happen that much but it would mean it is elite to me, the best of the best......
Sophomore album. I was a bit nervous about this one as their debut album cracked my top 100 albums of all time so you know I was expecting greatness and that is what I got. The genre slightly changed from Doom Metal to Stoner Rock/Metal but it was still great. Only weakness I would say is the chorus parts. I love the vocals and this is another album to be added to my collection.
"“Cosmic Ritual Supertrip” has a monolithic force; guitars, drums and bass are all glued together to give the listener a punch in the face! This album gets its magic power from mixing together a 70’s attitude with a doom-occult and stoner rock sound in a masterful way."
I need to back track this band. I liked this album better than their 2018 album but those are the only 2 out of 8 I have heard.....
King Buffalo - NO
Electric Wizard - YES, Dopethrone and Time to Die (will be listening to more eventually)
Sleep - Hell Yes!!! Volume 1, Holy Mountain, The Sciences (will be doing more but need to be in the right set of mind to hear 1 track albums)
Comacozer(instrumental band) - NO
Colour Haze(majority instrumental) - NO, though I do dig a band called Colours
Two previous times I had attempted to listen to this band but never made it passed the first song. It was the singer that I just could not get into to. This time I was determined to make it through the album as I really liked the musicianship. Well, I am glad I did because once I got into it I started to like the singer better. This group is likely a group that I will need to grow with from multiple listens.
Transitional album? Lot of Proggy going on here with this Stoner band.... Only one Elder album left to hear to complete their discography to date.... I like all the albums about the same except for their 2nd one which was much much better.....