I've been writing and reviewing for magazines like FUZZ Magazine, Backstage, Hard Roxx, Sweden Rock Magazine, Metal Zone etc. I'm still occationally reviewing and blogging for www.metalcentral.net.
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Universal Hippies - Mother Nature Blues (CD)
Busy boy Stavros (Super Vintage, Freerock Saints, Hard
Driver) is at it again. This time delivering a bunch of instrumental tracks
under the Universal Hippies moniker. I'm not a huge fan of instrumental albums,
I shall admit, but this is some pretty cool shit. Opener Redemption Day is a
cool, melodic thing with highly tasteful guitar harmonies and great melodies.
Enjoyable indeed! Homo Sapiens continues in the same vein and I get a feel of
Wishbone Ash meets 70s Epitaph, with some bad ass riffing thrown in. Stavros
plays outstandingly tasteful. No overplaying, no meaningless shredding, but
melodic soloing, great feel, great arrangements and really great songs. There's
not a bad track on the album and I must say I really love every part of it from
the songs to the performances to the songs. Awesome! Janne Stark