Everything about this album exemplifies why I love metal music so much. Brilliant songs performed by fantastic performers playing classic music that harkens back to the old days of cocksure metal yet positioning themselves squarely in modern times, War Master from Death Dealer deliver a sound sorely missing in today’s music and one that I hope will continue putting out music until all other bands are laid to waste in the wake of their heavy metal supremacy!
Cocksure is the new album from the New York based singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson. Liz Phair, The Replacements and The Lemonheads influence her. The songs on her album are rather short, but overall it is a very diverse record and an actually pretty good sounding album. Vocally it reminds me of Belinda Carlisle meets The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs. Musically speaking it is 80s meets 90s alternative rock based, sounding similar to The Pretenders meets Stevie Nicks meets Patti Smith. It is her 4th record, so she has been in the music business for quite a while now.
Since their inception in 2002 BLINDSTONE have been holding up the flag for 70’s inspired blues-rock power trios everywhere. The band’s third full length release RISE ABOVE follows the trend set by the albums before it and supplies the listener with some of the finest groovy blues rock they are likely to hear anywhere.