Monday, October 20, 2008

On The Wings Of Death

Socrates Drank The Conium were a very talented progressive hard rock group from Greece with a clumsy name. On The Wings was the band's third, and best album. Socrates had some biting guitar tones, and cool songs, but the star here is drummer Yorgos Tradalidis. The guy is a wealth of finessed breaks to die for (DJs,turntablists, and breakbeaters take note). Weird off-kilter rhythms and rhythms collide with gut-punching rock riffs to form a solid album. On The Wings is highly recommended.


25 comments:

TMM said...

Zshare is being fucking retarded again.When the 20second countdown is finished I click on the link and it brings me back to the first page. Is this what the problem was the last few days? sorry Aesop, I know it's a pain for you but I tried 8 times and it did the same damn thing. I'll try in a couple hours and see....Troy

Anonymous said...

This download doesn't seem to be working.

Vultch said...

Thanks for adding me. This is a cool blog. Hit me up for anything

Werewombat said...

ZShare is broken. Lucky for me Soulseek isnt.

billias said...

i was wondering if you knew of them..
εδω? such depth of knowledge!

Jace said...

Holy hell, I remember finding out about these guys from Aquarius Records many years ago! Thanks for this reminder of rippage!

Aesop said...

Okay, I fixed the link. Go and get it.

Chaki said...

Love this album.

Anonymous said...

Breakdown might have the raddest intro ive heard in months.

Ryan said...

Picked up a copy of this at Aquarius Records a couple years ago, it's one of my all-time favorites. Awesome entry.

Roger Camden said...

This is such a good album.

There are so many fantastic, forgotten hard rock bands from the 1970s.

chrisc said...

one of the very few greek bands of the 70's that could hold their own against foreign bands.there is even a story that when they played in London they impressed Lemmy!but that could very well be urban legend.they're still around nowadays,not recording,but playing shows in Athens,mostly to middle-aged classic rockers with ponytails.

John said...

without doubt one of the best albums from this era, easily up there with high tide's sea shanties, jerusalem, 1st budgie, sir lord baltimore, flower travellin', etc. too bad socrates' other records don't hold up as well.

Anonymous said...

best...record..eveeer! sabbathie 11

Ionas the Baron said...

Hey man,

Cool record. Been listening a lot to Goblin lately, and this was a nice extension to that vibe.

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Check me out.

Later,
The Baron

Aesop said...

Glad to see this one getting some love. Yeah, their other albums weren't so great.

brandi said...

I am having a bitch of a time downloading this... every time it tries to load, it gets an error. Weird!

Aesop said...

brandi, I just tried it and it worked fine. Perhaps you are high?

brandi said...

Always a possibility! I have no idea what the issue was, but I'm downloading it now. I think Firefox was just plain crapping out on me. I restarted and now, no problem.

Gracias, babes.

OH! I have a free family plus membership to the aquarium for about 6 weeks or so (until they wonder where the hell my real membership card is) so we should take hte kidlets. I am planning on going as much as possible. I can have 4 adults including myself and however many kids in tow.

Ionas von Zezschwitz said...

I'll go.

brandi said...

I'm really glad I kept trying to get this, it's really great. :) Thanks again, doll.

Vultch said...

This shit sounds like it was blast to jam

Anonymous said...

Great record. If you like this record PLEASE check out Serpent Throne from philly. Instrumental 70's rock done today.

Anonymous said...

a little late for a comment...but i can't get the first track out of my head...

Aesop said...

Never too late to comment.