16:53 - !J.O.O.E.! If it doesn't sound great quality then I might hold off. That bandcamp one sounds supoib.
16:52 - moonflash Yup, that's the one. Sounds damn good, can't wait for a version with better quality like this: [link]
16:50 - !J.O.O.E.! Haven't listened to the released Volahn one yet, do you mean this one? [link] - Not sure about Arizmenda yet but I hope it's out!
16:49 - moonflash Only version I found of the Volahn leak yesterday had kinda bad quality. The one song they released on Bandcamp is probably the best thing I've heard all year! Also, new Arizmenda out? [link]
16:43 - !J.O.O.E.! Alan Partridge is metal. Anyone that disagrees will have molten hot apple pie squeezed at their face.
16:39 - Joodicator [link] My new favourite Tumblr. Not metal related in the slightest.
16:16 - !J.O.O.E.! New Volahn has leaked. Could be BM AotY from the couple of songs they released of it so far.
01. Walk The Plank 02. Drink 03. Magnetic North 04. 1741 (The Battle Of Cartagena) 05. Mead From Hell 06. Surf Squid Warfare 07. Quest For Ships 08. Wooden Leg! 09. Hangover [Taio Cruz cover] 10. Sunset On The Golden Age
As the metal world's premiere posse of scurvy Scottish scoundrels, Alestorm's job is to showcase their pirate shtick without completely overshadowing the music. While Back Through Time hosted a couple of new classics and even brought some new tricks to the table, "Scraping The Barrel" rang a little too true for most of the album. I feared that Alestorm had lost their touch, but Sunset On The Golden Age has revealed that to be merely the calm before the storm.
This album is a grower. It's a really fun power metal album but imo slightly less inspired than Back Through Time was. After a few spins i'd go as far as saying 3 or 4 of the songs are some of the best stuff they've ever written, most notably 'Quest For Ships' and the title track. Not a 10 for me because of the song Drink, which is the album's weak track. They more than make up for it in the overall album direction though and the mixture of styles... musically this is more varied from the majority of their discography.
Some of the songs here are great, like "Walk the Plank" and "Mead from Hell", but I think the band suffer slightly when they attempt to take their sound into ambitious/serious territory, like in "1741" and the title track. That said, I had a "barrel" of fun listening to this.