• Special gems

    Ritva Nero – Immortal Tradition – 2022

    The highly anticipated debut album of 2022: Ritva Nero – Immortal Tradition is finally here. Traditional folk music meets metal. I was perplex at first, then I listened to the single “Trepatska Thrasher”, preceding the album release and I was hooked. It is my kind of dance music or what I usually like to call “music for the feet”… though I do not dance unless alone or with family 😂. For the little story (as I thought I’d write this post much earlier), I did not have a CD player until recently and unfortunately the sound was mediocre at best (fixed it now). I could not connect my Bluetooth headphones to…

  • Old Gods of Asgard,  Special gems,  Video Games

    The Old Gods are back… and they’re in Control

    The Old Gods of Asgard (*)… the legend has crossed back into our dimension to serve us a mind blowing track called Take Control. Oh-My-Gods!!! I mean, have you guys heard it yet? Have you listened to those incredible – almost – 8 minutes? Oh-My-Gods!!! Phenomenal… Control by Remedy Entertainment I have never been a video game “nerd”, like many of Poets of the Fall fans are, or even band members … but, I have to say that the song Take Control made me loose my marbles.  I invested in a Xbox One and for the anecdote that shows how much NOT of a geek/nerd I am… when I installed…

  • Special gems

    Jay Ray – Striven feat. Marko Saaresto

    Ever since Finnish artist Jay Ray announced his collaboration with Marko Saaresto (Poets of the Fall), I have said and promised myself that I would write a post about the single Striven. Of course, I have, as usual, been side-tracked, delayed by other projects… however, my listening to Striven on full repeat – and more recently some other songs from Jay Ray‘s album Self-Resonance – was not. Nonetheless, I am once more not so much synchronised with the actual event that the Striven release was. Have you noticed how good artists have become in throwing teasers at us? I mean, they know how to engage and Jay Ray is no…