Sunday, June 20, 2010

Time Travelling Blues With A Bonus

Orange Goblin is an awesome Stoner Rock band from London, U.K. Their music has some Metal and Psychedelic influences. Ben Ward is one of the best Rock singers ever!
This is a re-issue of their 1998 album Time Travelling Blues. This is a great album with the awesome songs Blue Snow, The Man Who Invented Time and Time Travelling Blues.
Beside this album it contains a bonus disc with the 1997 album Frequencies From Planet Ten. There are also three extra bonus tracks spread over these CD's. One of the bonus tracks is a great version of Black Sabbath's Hand Of Doom. It is a great package! Enjoy!

Following just a year after their impressive debut, Time Traveling Blues is essentially a holding pattern for England's Orange Goblin, both in terms of quality and creativity. Opener "Blue Snow" slowly grinds into gear (revving Harley Davidson and all) and leather-lunged stoned giant Ben Ward soon takes over, leading his troops through the colossal riffing of "Solarisphere" and the pile-driving intensity of "The Man Who Invented Time." The spirit of Deep Purple is channeled into the organ-led opening to "Shine," which quickly devolves into a virtual remake of Sabbath's "Spirit Caravan" before exploding into action with what is possibly the album's most memorable riff. Unfortunately, the band seems to blow their entire load in the album's first half, and the remaining material succumbs to that dreaded stoner rock no man's land of repetitive riffs, inconclusive jams, and indifferent vocal performances, none of which leaves any lasting impressions. Occasional bright spots pepper the Southern rock-ish "Lunarville 7, Airlock 3," but you just know these guys can do better. And thankfully they would with their next outing, the excellent The Big Black.
(By Eduardo Rivadavia at All Music Guide)

Orange Goblin - Time Travelling Blues (2002)

Upon first listen, Orange Goblin's interestingly named Frequencies From Planet Ten was a remarkably professional-sounding debut, but a closer look quickly revealed that the band's sonic identity was still maturing. Opener "The Astral Project" serves as their de facto resumé, covering the band's entire stylistic repertoire, including doomy riffs, psychedelic melodies, spacey jams, stoner grooves, and even, occasionally, jazzy accents. Most of the songs that follow revisit these elements -- all of them -- at once! And that's where the boys' bluff is called. While they obviously worked their butts off trying to please all the camps, the disc's best songs are usually those where they stop trying to be so damn eclectic and just get down to some serious head banging. For proof, check out the killer intro and minor chord perfection of "Land of Secret Dreams" (arguably the album's best offering) and the all-out pummeling of the excellent "Aquatic Fanatic." They also have a little fun exploring their healthy fetish for J.R.R. Tolkien on tracks like "Saruman's Wish" and "Lothlorian," as well as their very name, of course. All things considered, this was a solid first effort, and while they would subsequently suffer the expected growing pains, Orange Goblin was on their way to bigger and better things.
(By Eduardo Rivadavia at All Music Guide)

Orange Goblin - Frequencies From Planet Ten (2002)


Anonymous said...

Thanks you!


Jody Frosty said...

great as always!

Goblin is the shit!

thank you!

Anonymous said...

great band =)

Anonymous said...

2 really great records.