Album Reviews

Manzana – Industrial Hippies

they are best known as a pop-rock band with a bit of a rebellious nature and a slightly harder edge than most other pop-rock style combos. That is actually a pretty decent description of what you can expect to hear on the new album INDUSTRIAL HIPPIES and while I can’t recommend it to fans of the band because I have nothing else of theirs to compare it to, I can recommend it to anybody that enjoys some harmless ear-friendly rock music with a bit of cheekiness thrown in too…

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Nordheim – Lost In the North

as far as the strictly musical component of this release is concerned, NORDHEIM have released one of the best folk metal albums of the last few years. But I still can’t tell if they take themselves seriously or not. The excellent musicianship and stellar songwriting says that they do, but the almost comically designed cover artwork, the picture on the albums inner sleeve of the band drinking booze around a wheelbarrow in somebody’s backyard, the myspace profile pic of the band in the bathroom complete with one member pants down and the satire styled titled of the track BEER, METAL, TROLLS AND VOMIT say otherwise…

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Degreed – Life Love Loss

Well, recently the website melodicrock.com started their own label MELODICROCK RECORDS and one of the first signings was DEGREED. Now the official debut CD of this incredible band has been released and without a doubt we have something special here that will appeal to not only the AOR/Melodic Rockfans…

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Scar For Life – It All Fades Away

Released by Independent Release Release Date: Out Now!!! Genre: Progressive Metal Links: http://www.scarforlife.com Links: http://www.myspace.com/scarforlifeband Line Up: Rez – vocals Alex S – lead & rhythm guitars Sean Rose ‘Sales’ – bass Daniel Cardoso – drums Tracklist: 01 – My Darkest Journey 02 – Cold Blood 03 – Never Smile Again 04 – Lost 05 […]

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Rob Halford – Made Of Metal

For that reason alone I say check this record out and take it with a grain of salt because we don’t know how much longer he will be around making metal. One thing is certain of course, Halford has already reserved himself s a spot in the reigns in the Kingdom of Metal when is all is said and done.

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Scott Holt – Kudzu

Ohh yeah he also spent 10 years touring with the one and only Buddy Guy. Holt met Guy at age 20 and from that point on his fortunes change. Can you imagine there, a chance of a lifetime touring with one of the fathers and pioneers of the Chicago Blues sound, and influencing so many artists through his music career…

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The Shadow Theory – Behind The Black Veil

The new sound featured here manifests onto itself a mix of Thrash, Psychedelic and Symphonic Metal alongside dark folk moments of aggression and darkness. This new record plays like a soundtrack to a dark journey through one’s deepest and inner struggles and fears.

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Preacher Stone – Uncle Buck’s Vittles

Preacher Stone makes no excuses because they their influences are not kept hidden from plain site, some sounds that automatically come to mind are the soulful hymns of Bad Company, or the southern comfort of Skynyrd…

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Steve Lukather – All’s Well That Ends Well

From his legendary career with Toto, or his excellent session work from before he broke into the scene, Luke has always managed to write good tunes. There is just something to be said about using these candor moments in your music for the world to hear…