Album Reviews

Youngblood – No Retreat Review

This release could be one of Eonian’s best to date and one sure to keep the fire burning long after the flame has gone silent. Youngblood is a band that should galvanize any other aspiring outfit that still trying to make this style of music today. Break out the leather and spray and kick it up a notch with Youngblood, you won’t regret it!!!

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Khaøs – Khaøs Rising EP Review

Honestly just the thought of Mogel leading vocals give you a reason to check out these tunes and that’s partially why I took a little time to listen to this EP that features 5 new tunes alongside a couple radio edits of the same songs.

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Dare – Calm Before the Storm 2 Review

Calm Before The Storm II is Dare’s seventh studio album and 10 years to the date of the original recording. The order of the tracks on the new recording is a little different and so it’s the cover art, well somewhat if you remember the original one had a picture of a girl walking towards the sunset, it seems that girl has grown up a bit and turns herself into an exhibitionist….nice eye candy guys but it’s the music worthy of your wallet?

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Venturia – Dawn Of A New Era Review

Aside from all my complaints about the male vocals (which only appear on a few songs and aren’t even that prominent aside from the ballad anyway), “Dawn Of a New Era” is a great melodic progressive metal album, which strikes a nice balance between the more technical side of the genre

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Sacred Dominion – The Inside Review

The production value is not bad for a small production and on a limited funding basis Sacred does a mighty job with their sound, but hopefully WHEN not “if” they are signed their sound will feel more vibrant with a bigger production on tap and new material.

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Chris Bickley – Tapestry of Souls Review

If you’re a fan of instrumental guitar players though, then I can’t see anything wrong with checking out Chris Bickley and his arsenal of professionalism

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The Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud Review

Love him or hate him (or even if you ride the fence) Devin Townsend is a one-of-a-kind singer/guitarist/writer. His brilliance shines no brighter than it does on his latest release Epicloud. It stirred up so much emotion within me listening to it. Its beauty, passion, and that overwhelming sense of hope one feels listening to it sets this album apart from anything else released this year.

Album Reviews

Kix – Live in Baltimore Review

From the word go, the band takes the stage in a fury sounding just as good as they ever have. From an audio standpoint, Kix hasn’t aged a day. And from pictures it doesn’t seem that at least Steve Whiteman has aged at all either (the rest of the band looks pretty damn good as well.)