Lacuna Coil live CD/DVD

Yes, this arrive on Friday during the day and I watched it Friday evening. I thought the sound quality was excellent. The show was terrific too: I was surprised in the song choice, they played some older songs and some I hadn’t ever heard before. They all sounded great and Christina and Andrea’s vocals both sounded great together. I’ve got another Lacuna Coil live DVD and the sound wasn’t that great, so I’m very pleased that this latest presentation was of higher quality.



Pre-order: Lacuna Coil: The 119 Show Live in London

2018 has been a very special year for Italy’s premier metal band, Lacuna Coil. It is the 20th anniversary of the band’s first release. So on 19th January they held a special party at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town London. In November they release it as a CD DVD double pack and I was lucky enough to be able to pre-order it this weekend. I am looking forward to it very much indeed.


Amaranthe: Helix

So, last Sunday I received another CD I had pre-ordered, which was of course the new Amaranthe album. I have been listening to it on and off this week and have been enjoying it very much. I like the heavier direction of some of the songs, it matches my taste better than previous albums. I really love Elize Ryd’s vocals.


Trance, Cream, Ibiza music

I have a pretty wide range of taste in music or like to think I do anyway. I can listen to the radio playing pop, hip hop and dance tracks without wanting to turn it off. I have electronic music in my collection. However, I have bought several large compilation CDs in the past that were of trance an Ibiza classics by various DJs.

I have listened in sittings solely of this music and also have had my iPod on shuffle to  randomly hear a classic Cream or Ibiza track now and again. I have to tell you that I don’t get it. I don’t know what it is but it’s one style of music that I don’t get. I almost sort of like a CD I’ve got by Alice DJ and I like dance pop artists like Little Boots, Ellie Goulding, Britney Spears and others. So it’snot Dance music as a whole I dislike. I’ve also got electronic music by the likes of Aphex Twin, Dreadzone and others. So it’s not synthesisers and sampling that I dislike either.

Do you need to be off your face to enjoy Ibiza classics? I don’t know, perhaps I just haven’t found the right way in to the music. I have made the decision to delete the large compilation CDs I have from my iTunes collection though. I do feel cleansed now.

Music Weekend

I received my copy of the Northward CD on Friday and have been enjoying listening to it. I really like the track titled Drifting Islands, which is a song that has Floor Jansen and her sister Irene singing together and sounding wonderful. There are other great tracks on the album though, so it’s difficult to decide which is a favourite.

I am going to receive my CD copy of the new Amaranthe CD Helix today as well. I have downloaded the MP3 version and have listened trough it once already. I can hear a more mature sound I think in this album. I like the change of the clean male vocalist and Elize Ryd’s voice is a little bit warmer and richer I think. It’s going to be my favourite Amaranthe album I think.

Last night I spent a bit of time with my iTunes collection. I used to subscribe to some music magazines and would get a free CD with them. Wanting to hear the tracks I would rip the CDs into my iTunes library and create a playlist for them. However, I rarely ever wanted to listen to a whole magazine CD at a time: the way I like to hear new tracks by new artists is if they are interspersed with tracks and bands I know and love. So having the CD’s in my iTunes library wasn’t working. It also meant that when I did find a band I liked I would usually by an album with the song I liked, which has led to some duplication. Over the years they have also taken up a lot of disk space. So last night I decided to delete them from my library. I feel cleansed now.


Looking forward to 19th October 2018

I am looking forwards to this Friday, which is just over a day away now. The reason? Well, 2 albums I’ve pre-ordered are coming out: Northwards and Amaranthe’s new albums. I’m looking forward to hearing them both in full. I’ve heard a single from the Amaranthe album and snippets of all songs from the Northwards album plus the two video singles. If my CDs arrive on Friday I’ll be surprised and impressed. I suspect that they might come some time over the weekend instead.