Kill Devil Hill – Kill Devil Hill Review

There were two artists that jumped out at me as I listened to their SPV/Steamhammer debut Kill Devil Hill. The first is the most obvious, Alice In Chains. Clearly Bragg is influenced by the late Layne Staley, however the music even has that slow groove that brought AIC into prominence back in the day.

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Exclusive interview with Stu Marshall (Empires of Eden, Dungeon) (Guitar, Bass, Orchestrations)

I think once I saw Kiss as a child I knew Rock N Roll was where my soul was. As far as influences I have many of the usual shredder influences like Vinnie Moore, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen ETC but I was also very influenced by bands and guitar player in those bands – Manowar (Ross the boss), Judas priest (KK and Glenn), Thin Lizzy (Gorham and Moore) ETC.

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Steel Assassin – WWII Metal of Honor Review

Then tossing a curve ball into the mix they do an awesome cover of the Rush song “Red Sector A.” Surprisingly, it works well as a metal song, and Falzone’s voice is so mesmerizing you simply don’t miss the distinctive sound of Geddy’s voice. Rush is a band not many bands could pull off, but Steel Assassin do it without missing a beat. WWII: Metal Of Honor is an outstanding release I highly recommend to metal fans.

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New Eden – Solving for X Review

Brainchild of former Steel Prophet guitarist Horacio Colmenares, the band released their first album in 1993. Now on Pure Steel, the band has unleashed their latest opus Solving For X. It’s a brilliant mix of Power, Prog, and Symphonic metal that will melt your face.

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Firewind – Few Against Many Review

Every time I hear a song about “dimensions” I can’t stop but to think about Pagan’s Mind, the chorus in this one tune here “Another Dimension” sounds like a song off PM’s catalog, very nicely done. The duet with Apocalyptica on the power ballad “Edge of Dreams’ is hauntingly well a touching guitar solo by Gus. The rest of the repertoire follow the same vain from the rest of the record.

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End of September – End of September Review

Instantly comparisons to Lacuna Coil popped in my head. Her voice is not unlike that of Christina Scabbia’s and musically they tend to lean more towards the heavier edge with the melodic sense that keeps their sound current. On first listen I was ready to say they were more or less a copy band, which in and of itself isn’t a bad thing

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Diamond Dogs – Set Fire To It All Review

SET FIRE TO IT ALL is simply a great album that can be enjoyed by anybody that likes the simpler side of rock music and I am happy to recommend it as a definite purchase for all seventies rock aficianados. One thing that I though was a slight error though was to have a guest vocal on the opening track.

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Status Minor – Ouroboros Review

First and foremost the lead singer Markku Kuikka has a pretty solid range on vocals despite some rough patches hrere and there, this adds a new dynamic to the band’s sound, that’s not even counting the added special guest vocals of female singer Anna Murphy of Eluveitie who does a phenomenal job as well

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Warp Drive – Something to Believe In Review

Regardless of era and music style changes, it’s always fun to listen to music like this that was intended to come out in it’s appropriate time. The atmosphere, the vocalization, the fun elements in the lyrics and the tight production is something that often goes missing now a days with new era bands in the Hard Rock genre.

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