I picked up Transylvania by Belgian alt/experimental band, Creature with the Atom Brain. I have listened to it a few times and while it is moody and a little dark, I really like their style and arrangements.
The tracks run from rock to alt-punk to metal but the overall sound and feel remain cohesive. My favorites are The Color of Sundown, Spinnin the Black Hole and slightly prog rock Sound of Confusion.
(If I were looking for mood music to play during a RPG session this is the album I would pick.)
Transylvania is set to release April 10, 2009 but you can listen to tracks on the band’s myspace page, or on Emusic where you can also download an advance copy of the album.
I have been trying to write the review for Blurred, by San Francisco singer/songwriter Alex Wise for a few months now but can’t seem to finish it. This is difficult for me to say but I get about halfway through the process and find myself so homesick I just can’t continue. The past few years have been full [...]
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