Departure – Hitch a Ride Review

Certainly for those who heard the bands last effort “Corporate Wheel” featuring a relatively unknown singer in Timothy Lewis in 2003, knew it would not be an easy task to fill those shoes because he also fulfilled an amazing voice, is safe to say that here Andi Kravljaca does more then hold his own as he hits some high octave notes in almost every song seamlessly. Mike’s guitars and keyboards are again superb and alongside their trademark AOR/Pomp/Prog style

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Worlds Apart – Separate Ways Review

I have the bittersweet pleasure to premier and write the first review for what is now going to be the last Worlds Apart album folks. That’s it the crowds are gone, the smoke has cleared and the journey although arduous, has brought plenty of things to cherish and that includes this new album which really is a classic retro release from WA titled “Separate Ways”.

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Voices of Destiny – Power Dive Review

I’ve always been fascinated by bands that can mix so many styles of music into one common sound, and Voices of Destiny have managed to do this better than most. The hauntingly beautiful voice of Maike Holzmann draws you in then keyboardist Lukas Palme responds with demonic growls not unlike that of Cannibal Corpse on top of driving songs interspersed with whiplash inducing thrash riffs. And that’s just within the opening track “Power Dive.”

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Testor – Animal Killstinct Review

After more than twenty years of hiding, It seems like Poland’s best kept secret TESTOR are finally ready to take than next step and introduce themselves to the rest of the world. ANIMAL KILLSTINCT (great title BTW) is the band’s fourth studio album and their first international release courtesy of their new record label Killer Metal Records…

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Foxy Shazam – The Church Of Rock And Roll Review

Seriously folks, if this is the future of rock ‘n’ roll, then finally we can all get excited again, because this sort of stuff I would listen to everyday without a problem. Within the first two songs of this album I could hear elements of bands like QUEEN, LED ZEPPELIN, BAD COMPANY and some more modern influences like MIKA, THE DARKNESS and THE KILLERS…

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Magnetron – A Measured Timeframe Review

GOOD is probably a very suitable word for this release in all honesty. The band are geared mostly toward the typical sounds of late eighties Thrash Metal, but with a couple of really short songs and a couple of titles like ROB A BANK, BUY A TANK and FLASHING OF THE BRAIN there is clear Crossover vibe here too…

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Phenomena – Awakening Review

Tom Galley started his Phenoma project in the early 80’s and with some early radio success this involvement lead him to work with some of the biggest names in the British Hard Rock scene at the time, such as Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, HTP), drum legend Cozy Powell (RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE a.o.), Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE), Neil Murray (WHITESNAKE) etc. The first Phenomena release was received to great acclaim and such effort after that has propelled the series into what is now the 6th album in the series.

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