The first word that comes into my mind when I think about the new album from HALF PAST FOUR is “ODD”. The album as a whole is a very eclectic mix of influences, wrapped up into a progressive/Experimental rock/pop sound.
Released By: KURFEW RECORDS OUT NOW!! Style: Alt. Rock/ Modern Rock Links: http://www.myspace.com/facesofmarch Tracklist 1. Not Enough 2. Drowning 3. Broken 4. Too Late 5. Who’s To Blame 6. Turn Around 7. Nothing 8. Maybe 9. Alone 10. Wanna Be Normally I don’t do reviews for albums that are more than a year or so […]
From start to finish it is clear that the guys from KAOS are seasoned professionals, and the bay area connection is very clear. With some of the strongest modern day thrash riffery I’ve heard in a long time, combined with the slightly hardcore-edged vocals of screamer JASON DARNELL…
TITAN are a young band (average age of eighteen!) from Sweden that play a pure eighties style of high-tech AOR that also sometimes steps into pop/rock territory. STEPS is the band’s first E.P and consists of six smooth and very classy AOR tunes that will definitely set them in the right direction.
H.E.A.T have followed on with the sound of the debut, but this time with some much stronger songwriting and a more experienced KENNY LECKREMO sounding purely amazing and surely in the running as one the best melodic rock vocalists in history maybe, or if not at least in the last two decades.
The USA modern metal scene just doesn’t have enough distinguished artists that manage that individual unique sound that the genre has been missing for a while. We get excited anytime the “old guys” like Megadeth or Metallica release something…
Their debut album “The First” was released in 1995 in Asia and Japan and in 1997 the band released their sophomore effort “Manchild” in Europe. Having high expectations for a third one, the band went took a risk and decided to invest a pricy record but problem was Japan was going through an economic downfall and nobody wanted to buy in on the license asking price.
Well, what do we have here? For a second there I was taken back in time to perhaps some old school Scorpions material?, the addictive hooks of Def Leppard perhaps? Grand Design busts onto the hard rock scene with those comparisons from the onset. A little of everything found on the album “Time Elevation” by the Swedish hard rock combo Grand Design.
Super groups always peak my interest, you just never really know what to expect when you pack the voices of some outstanding metal singers and let them run wild with ideas. Such is the case with Empires Of Eden which already consists of some talented Australian singers from from their debut record “Songs of War and Vengeance”.
A little history must be explained to your fellow eyes, as the band Asia which I’m sure any rock fans knows originally came into existence out of the demise of Britain’s top Progressive Rock bands at the time “Yes” and “Emerson, Lake and Palmer”.