Dion Bayman – Afterburn Review

The Pop/Rock sensation from Down Under is back: Dion Bayman came out of nowhere in 2013 with his album “Smoke & Mirrors”, which surprised and impressed me very much back then, so it was easy for Dion to end up in my top list of the best albums last year. Just one year later Mr. Bayman reaches for the stars again with his new record “Afterburn” on September 23rd.

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Voyager – V Review

My immediate favorites were “A Beautiful Mistake” and “Embrace the Limitless”, the former featuring beautiful guest vocals from singer Zemyna Kuliukas, and the keys adding zest to the latter, without watering it down in the slightest. There is a distinct blend of darkness and light across all of the tracks

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Be’lakor – Of Breath And Bone Review

The bands trademark Progressive and dark sound is in full swing here and while there is enough accessibility and melodic goodness available here to please even the most demanding fans of the genre, it’s actually the progressive and moody aspects of the album that make it that little bit more special than most releases in the genre…

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Diamond Eye – Sound of the Guns EP Review

The last tune is the real pinnacle of greatness and I can see the Metallica influences here with “Fade to Black” for instance, well the beginning of the song anyways, hey there’s nothing wrong with comparisons and influences if you set yourself apart and manage to make something that is rocking and actually sounds good. Here the band creates a cool anthem of a tune with it’s leading chorus sounding like a classic Manowar style groove that I can’t deny, a cool metal hymn that deserves to be heard again.

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Red Remedy – Oblivion Review

RED REMEDY have an interesting sound that takes its cues from a mixture of modern radio rock and some late nineties/early 2000’s alternative rock and metal a la bands like INCUBUS, SEVENDUST and fellow hometown heroes GRINSPOON. But where the sound really flourishes is with the addition of a heavy layer of melodic rock sensibility and a real no-jokes underlying groove.//

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Mark Seymour – Mark Seymour And The Undertow

Whilst the album definitely has a singer/songwriter vibe and much appeal to the folk rock market, Seymour and his latest backing band aren’t shy about bringing the rock edge back into the music which will definitely please HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS fans that have found some of Seymour’s latter day efforts a little slow and low-key…

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Pegazus – In Metal We Trust

PEGAZUS are one of those bands that just seem to always be there when needed. Sure a nine year gap is pretty long these days, but with IN METAL WE TRUST the band has picked up exactly where they left off after the release of their previous album THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN and are clearly back in the saddle…

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