Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The best power trio´s

Power trio´s! Right down basics, some of the best bands around are built on a drummer, a bassist and a guitarist or if you switch the guitarplayer to a keyboardist instead like in prog. You´ll get magic.
So here are the best trio´s in various genres.

2.King´s X
3.Genesis (1978-1998)
5.Emerson Lake and Palmer

1.The Police
2.ZZ Top
4.Grand Funk Railroad
5.Jimi Hendrix Experience


2.Biffy Clyro
3.Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
4.Thirty Seconds To Mars
5.Crash Kings

Philippe´s Top Albums and EP´s of 2016

And so Philippe Valleix´s Top 20 Albums of 2016.

1) Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis
2) Opia - Eon
3) Sixx AM - Prayers For The Blessed
4) Andy Black - The Shadow Side
5) Gene The Werewolf - The Loner
6) Megosh - Apostasy
7) Alter Bridge - The Last Hero
8) Night Riots - Love Gloom
9) Asking Alexandria - The Black
10) Ray Toro - Remember The Laughter
11) RavenEye - Nova
12) Good Charlotte - Youth Authority
13) New Volume - Envy
14) Rick Springfield - Rocket Science
15) Josh Flagg - Tracing Shapes
16) Kaato - Kaato
17) Those Damn Crows - Murder & The Motive
18) 3 Doors Down - Us & The Night
19) Beyond The Black - Lost In Forever
20) Cavo - Bridges

And his Top 15 EP´s of 2016.

1) The Alchemy - Modern Edge (4 tracks)
2) Twin Wild - My Heart (4 tracks)
3) Ghost - Popestar (5 tracks)
4) Angels & Airwaves - Chasing Shadows (5 tracks)
5) Day Old Hate - First Light (5 tracks) 
6) As Lions - Aftermath (4 tracks)
7) The Invisible World - Color/Echo (5 tracks)
8) Waterparks - Cluster (5 tracks)
9) Nasty Ass Honey Badgers - Take What We Want (6 tracks)
10) Night Argent - Night Argent (6 tracks)
11) Ash & Skies - Chasing D. (6 tracks)
12) Grumble Be - Disconnect (5 tracks)
13) Shapes & Colors - Love/Sex/War (5 tracks)
14) Diamond Days - The Death Of Us (5 tracks)
15) Shatter Proof - Paper House (3 tracks)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Top 20 Albums of 2016

Now this toplist might seem a bit early but there are hardly any new releases in December except christmas albums, live albums, re-issues and just a few new studio albums that I´ve heard already so that´s why I´m going online with the Top 20 Albums of 2016 today.

1.Dizzy Mizz Lizzy – Forward in reverse (5)
2.Babymetal – Metal resistance (5)
3.Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis (4,5)
4.Cheap Trick - Bang zoom crazy...hello (4,5)
5.Kansas - The prelude implicit (4,5)
6.Vola - Inmazes (4,5)
7.Alter Bridge-The last hero (4,5)
8.Circus Maximus – Havoc (4,5)
9.Sixx A.M – Prayers for the damned Vol.1 (4,5)
10.The Mute Gods – Do nothing till you hear from me (4)

11.Eliot Sumner – Information (4)
12.Ghost - Popestar (4)
13.KoRn - The serenity of suffering (4)
15.Ace Frehley – Origins Vol.1 (4)
16.In Flames - Battles (4)
17.Otep – Generation doom (4)
18.Sixx A.M - Prayers for the blessed Vol.2 (4)
19.Blink 182 - California (4)
20.The Ramona Flowers - Part time spies (4)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Review : Phantom Phunk - Arboles Ossific

Phantom Phunk - Arboles Ossific (2016) Independent
Produced by Phantom Phunk
Tracks : 1.Snowy in Florida 2.Sip of wine 3.The unheard spirit symphony 4.Gateways 5.Hey there 6.Looping 7.Brother´s keeper 8.Distant kaleidoscopes 9.Tommy´s cosmic avocado 10.Jungle crunch
2 out of 5

Tampa, Florida is the home for Phantom Phunk but it could just as well be Mars. Is this my first encounter with extra-terrestrial music?
There are moments when I listen to their debut album "Arboles Ossific" that doesn´t make any sense at all and in other moments, it´s as clear as ice.
They describe their sound as indie-graveyard pop which totally suits these crazy tunes but to get a full picture of Phantom Phunk´s original sound, I´d like to add post-punk, 60´s pop and slightly jazzy garage-prog as a complete package.
The music might seem a bit complex and it´s certainly not made for family television series, but this band is definitely unique and quite cool at the same time so I can´t say it´s crap either.
If I didn´t know better, I would believe this is the first record from a supergroup of Serj Tankian (System of a Down), David Byrne (Talking Heads), Thom Yorke (Radiohead) and Damon Albarn (Blur).
In my world, the album title Arboles Ossific is another meaning for Strange sounds from outer space.