February 28, 2015

Brimstone - Paper Winged Dreams (1972)

Gene: Christian Rock / Jesus Music
Password: 2015
Bitrate: 320k CBR
Source: LP

Notes(from theancientstar-song) :
Pardon me while I firmly affix five stars to this outstanding Ohio progressive art rock custom. Five long-haired chaps who would seem to have been influenced by the more melodic school of prog such as Caravan, Camel, King Crimson, etc. As with a lot of prog stuff the lyrics are often metaphorical and mysterious, so one has to dig a little deeper for any “Christian” message, though it seems to clearly be there on tracks like ‘Fields Of Clay’ (“fall to your knees and pray, the Lord he will serve you”) and ‘Song Of Fifths” (“thanks to our friend and the Father, thanks to our friend and the savior”), as well as other scattered references. Lots of organ throughout, frequently in the lead, other times providing background to the electric guitar leads, sometimes for a psychy Azitis flavor. Some classical guitar, piano, and pipe organ passages reveal strong classical influences. Synthesizers make a few appearances. Good production for a custom, as well as ace songwriting. The entire of side two is a ‘Suite In Five Movements’, including more than a couple nods to fellow Youngstownians Glass Harp. A real rare bear, somewhere in the 300 bucks range, though a cheaper re-issue in an inferior black and white cover came out a few years ago. Up there with Azitis, Vindication and the rest.

01. Dead Sleep At Night
02. End Of The Road
03. Etude & Fields Of Clay
04. Illusion & Paperwinged Dreams
05. Suite In 5 Movements

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February 27, 2015

Logos - Sharper Than A Two Edged Sword (1980)

Gene: Christian Rock / Jesus Music
Password: 2015

This five-man Mt. Vernon, Illinois band’s lone album is an above-average blend of rural/country rock sounds with good fuzz/acid electric leads, filled in with piano, electric piano or background synthesizer. The vocals are a wee bit amateurish, but that’s okay given the homemade nature of the project. Somebody obviously thought the phase-shifter was too cool not to use – they end up applying it to the guitar on nearly half the songs. The opening ‘Alone In The City’ and the closing ‘Vision’ are the album’s strongest songs, the latter beginning with an acoustic folk/psych groove with surging organ, then effectively transitioning to a hard-rocking electric riff. A lot of the songs are on the softer melodic side, but still given periodic lifts from the aforementioned phasing or nudged into heavier peaks from the fuzz/electric guitar. Also a couple straightforward easygoing country rockers, balanced with some folky acoustic and/or keyboard ballads. A good and occasionally excellent album. A rare one, since only 100 copies were made. Logos is Greek for “word”.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

01. Alone In The City
02. Back To The Garden
03. Why Not Try The Lord
04. Ship Of Life
05. Cindy’s Song
06. Beacon
07. The Truth Will Set You Free
08. Sonshine
09. Let It Grow
10. Come To Jesus
11. Vision

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Leaf River - Son Shine (1971)

Gene: Jesus Music / Christian Rock
Password: 2015

Obscure California band’s first-rate venture into early Jesus Music country-rock sound, soon to be popularized by groups like The Way and Love Song.  Good natural outdoor feel, usually with just acoustic/electric guitars, bass and drums, plus samplings of banjo and steel guitar.  No keyboards, strings, brass, etc.  “Tell Me More’ cranks things up pretty good, though for the most part this is not a loud album.  Nice subtle rural/psych edge ala Rainbow Promise on ‘Jesus Of Nazareth’.    Other original titles include ‘He’s The Way’, ‘Don’t Let The Devil Get You Down’, ‘The Beast’ and ‘Shoulder To Cry On/Goodbye, Goodbye’.  Also faithful covers of the Flying Burito Brothers’ ‘Sin City’  (on which they sound like the Flying Burito Brothers, not surprisingly) and Larry Norman’s ‘I Wish We’d All Been Ready’.  One of the members is Jon Linn (bass, lead guitar), later to become a prominent session guitarist on many Larry Norman and Solid Rock records.  Simple black-on-yellow cover with primitive hand-drawn art and graphics – definitely has that local look.  Reported to be a 300 press item.      (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

01. He’s The Way
02. Sin City
03. Don’t Let The Devil Get You Down
04. The Beast
05. Showed Me The Way To Heaven
06. Three Day’s Time
07. I Wish We’d All Been Ready
08. Tell Me More
09. Jesus Of Nazareth
10. Shoulder To Cry On & Goodbye Goodbye

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The Cobblers - EP (1966)

Gene: Jesus Music
Location: UK
Password: 2015
Bitrate: 320k CBR

1-1    Peace In The Valley    3:36
1-2    Tenderly He Watches    2:24
2-1    There Is A Green Hill    3:03
2-2    Just The Same    2:51

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Rainbows - Self Title (1977)

Gene: Jesus Music / Christian Rock
Bitrate: 320k CBR
Password: 2015

01. Greet the sun
02. Rat a tat tat
03. Lord make me sweet
04. Listen to the rain
05. Skip a song for Jesus
06. Rainbows in the sky
07. Bless the lord Jesus
08. I’m feelin’ fine
09. Come to my Father’s house
10. The Lord is my shepherd
11. Celebrate
12. Holy Jesu
13. Our Father
14. For apples on trees
15. Can you feel His love
16. The blessing

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February 11, 2015

Nema - You Could be All Flame (2007)

Gene: Christian Hard Rock
Password: 2015

  1. Nema - We'll Be Alive (3:21)
  2. Nema - Shake And Bake (4:09)
  3. Nema - The Audacity (3:18)
  4. Nema - James Can't (4:38)
  5. Nema - Holy Hell (3:24)
  6. Nema - Don't Forget Your Coat And Umbrella (4:43)
  7. Nema - Backslider To A Head Slaughter (3:32)
  8. Nema - Trooper (3:09)
  9. Nema - Paul's Letters (3:15)
  10. Nema - I Feel The Life (3:46)
  11. Nema - Tylers Song (4:30)
  12. Nema - Church Song (3:44)
  13. Nema - You Could Be All Flame (4:30)
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    February 4, 2015

    Hallowed - Fear and Pain (2002)

    Gene: Christian Metal
    Password: 2015
    Bitrate: 128k (best found at the moment)

    Michael Majalahti –Lead Vocals
    Samuel Hoisko – Guitars
    Mikko Tuliniemi – Guitars
    Markus Ketonen - Keyboards
    Jami Pohjoismaki – Bass
    Timo Peltokangas - Drums

    Track List:

    01-Fear And Pain
    02-Harbingers Of Death
    03-Hellion Speak
    04-Sons Of Thunder

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    Hollowed - End of the Age (2009)

    Gene: Christian Metal
    Password: 2015
    Bitrate: 128k (best found at the moment)

    Michael Majalahti - Lead Vocals
    Samuel Hoisko - Lead Guitar (Random Eyes)
    Mikko Tuliniemi - Rhythm Guitar, BGV (Random Eyes, Rebelhead, Ristinolla)
    Markus Ketonen - Keyboards
    Jami Pohjoismäki - Bass
    Timo Peltokangas - Drums (Random Eyes, Ristinolla)

    Track List:

    1. End of the Age
    2. The Challenge
    3. The Chosen One
    4. Jesus Christ
    5. New Millenium

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    February 3, 2015

    Mercynary - (Demo_1993)

    Artist: Mercynary
    Release: Mercynary, 1993
    Genre: Hard Rock
    Country: USA (FL)
    Bitrate: 192k CBR

    Source: Tape. I used to own this one.found at local shop along time ago.. Just wish i ripp it at higher bitrate..

    Track List:
    1. Fatal Desire
    2. Half As Much
    3. Take Me Into Your Heart
    4. In The Night
    5. If Love Is Blind
    6. See You Heaven (Joel)

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    February 2, 2015

    Halo - Heaven Calling (1991)

    Genre Christian Rock
    Source: CD
    Year: 1991
    Quality: Insane, (avg. bitrate: 320kbps)
    Password: 2015

    1. HALO - Jacob's Dream
    2. HALO - It's Your Decision
    3. HALO - Saved By Grace 
    4. HALO - Heaven Calling
    5. HALO - Thy Will Be Done 
    6. HALO - Secret To Love 
    7. HALO - Climb The Mountain 
    8. HALO - Eye Of The Storm 
    9. HALO - Man From Galilee 
    10. HALO - My Buddys

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