Carlski's Gig Blog: Also Featuring Arbitrary Strangeness!

I go to loads of gigs, reviews of which will appear here, with added bouts of other strangeness!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Mastodon - Blood Mountain (3)

OK, I've had this for a couple of weeks now. Troy Sanders (Mastodon frontman) claims it should take three weeks at least to get into this album... Well he is bang on the mark, as I've now decided its one of the best blasts of metal that i've heard for a while!

All I can say is buy it now! it fecking rocks!! Every track is a humdinger!!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Lacuna Coil - 12/10/06

If you remember a while back - blog dated 16/04/06, I was very much looking forward to this gig! And, boy they did not disappoint! They played all the cool tunes from their Karmacode album, and some from all their other albums too!

As you can see we were quite near the front..

Ahh, the lovely Cristina..

Andrea entertaining the crowd...

The Coil rocking out.. The sound was superb, It really sounded like listening to the album, it was that clear!
Great band, great gig!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Mastodon - Blood Mountain (2)

I've played it a couple more times now! I'm leaning towards evil genius - there's some very scary stuff on there, maybe it is as good as they say!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Mastodon - Blood Mountain

This is one of those albums that has got ridiculously good reviews in every magazine I've encountered - 4/5 Kerrang! 10/10 Metal Hammer, 9/10 Classic Rock, 4.5/5 Terrorizer: It has to be one of the mosted hyped releases of the year! The metal album of the year apparently... Even t'ASDA is selling it!

Anyway, as t'ASDA were selling it for £9.77, I thought "I buy it, see what its like". So is it the greatest metal album of the year? Is it even any good! The answer is I don't really know - I've now listened to it about 3 times and I still can't decide if its genius or total bollocks!

The only thing I can say at the moment is that Brann Dailor is possibly the finest drummer i've heard in many a long year, he is like Keith Moon on acid. The guitarist is also very, very talented! But there is just something not right...

Anyway, come November 24th, I will see them live supporting Tool, that may answer many questions.. ?/10 at the moment, I think i'll give it a few more listens first!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Asia - From Last Year!

Following on from the GPS gig (See Below!) I found these pictures from last March's (Old) Asia show in Bradford. It may sound like a bit of Geoffrey Downes slagging, but not so, I have a ticket for the "Original" Asia come November!

Ohh.. look it's Geoff Downes before he sacked everyone!

Geoff with his many keyboards thinking "hmm.. original line up would make more cash!"

Geoff thinks "I have John Wetton's number somewhere, I think i'll give him a ring!"

John Payne and Guthrie Govan when they were still in Asia

Geoff and Guthrie.

Asia CD signed by Geoff Downes, John Payne, Guthrie Govan and Chris Slade.

Guthrie's Solo CD, its very good if you like instrumental guitar albums - it's a bit like Joe Satriani. Check out: