‘Ascension’ by Paladin is an excellent blend of speedy, melodic power metal, aggressive, technical thrash and some epic, powerful melodic death metal.
The feeling of freedom to play non-stop and without any limitations seems to be the main rule of “Behold Electric Guitar”. In order to enter the philosophy of this record, the listener should let their own mind fly without limits, listen to the music and let be blown away by the immense skills of Paul Gilbert.
Stray Cats ’40’ is a comeback full of infectious, joyful, foot tapping, finger clicking, red hot, rockabilly grooves, that show that these Cats are fur-midable when it comes to retro rocking vibes that have a twist of modern meeow!
But the best offerings on ‘Flesh & Blood’ are those such as ‘Trouble Is Your Middle Name’, this is more of the Coverdale kick ass rock n roll that I have loved over the years…
What DC has managed to do is find a range that suits the music perfectly and whilst the playing is circa 1987 in style, the vocal performance harks back to the early 80s and feels more bluesy in tone.
Now demonstrates that Roulette have something more to offer than your average melodic band and with their skills having had all of these years to become perfect, there is no telling what the future holds for them. Hopefully worldwide success isn’t too far away for them.
The ‘Renaissance Men’ (Arriba!) aren’t back. The Wildhearts are back. When I say that, I mean, for many (myself included), the definitive line-up, Ginger, CJ, Ritch and Danny.
With Retribution Therapy, it is clear that Nine Shrines are carving their own path in the metalcore genre, avoiding comparisons where possible, and presenting a sound that can cross genres. As debut albums go, this is an excellent start, and I look forward to what the band will produce next.
A New Revenge’s Enemies and Lovers is a pretty killer collection of songs and a much different project that SoF. If you like your Melodic Hard Rock a little harder than some or have avoided anything with Tim’s name attached because you were afraid it might be too hard, this is the album for you. Kelli, Sarzo, and Kottak keep the music firmly planted in a more accessible sound, and the songs are very memorable.
It’s the go to CD for when you have a BBQ and get moaned at for playing Master of Puppets whilst Nan is sitting on the patio.