Mariusz Duda, bassist and vocalist for the highly acclaimed progressive metal band Riverside, released his second solo album on October 25 under the moniker Lunatic Soul. This is the second addition to his solo collection, and is respectively named Lunatic Soul II. The eponymous debut drew much praise from fans and critics alike, including here on The Golden Bird. Although the follow-up is a weaker release, it is nonetheless one to be more than pleased with.
It feels great to be back! My computer is fixed enough that I can blog again. However, finals are just around the corner, so I cannot say how much more active the blog will be. Still, it’s nice to have the opportunity.
During my unexpected absence, I had not come across any new releases. But I was killing time at HMV the other day and I came across Dio’s Holy Diver for six dollars. What a steal! Holy Diver is the debut album of metal icon, Ronnie James Dio. It is a wonderful album, but of course I knew that before buying it.