The Treatment are back with their fourth studio album, Power Crazy, which has all the pomp and swagger of a classic AC/DC or Foreigner album. This is a wonderfully crafted album.
Canada’s DEVIN TOWNSEND returns with Empath. His first solo album since Dark Matters, which was a part of the double album Z2 (2014), and his first release to act solely as a solo artist since Ziltoid the Omniscient (2007).
Crossfire, as an opening track it’s a first class introduction into what is an overall superb album.
With ‘Rise of the Dragon Empire’ Bloodbound show that they are still one of the best in the business.
Anthem’s ‘Nucleus’ would be a great starting point for new fans of the band, especially those who might not be brave enough to listen to music sung in a different language than what one is accustomed to. They’re easily as important to the Hard Rock/Metal world as many of the bands you have grown up on.
Shallow Side are pushing themselves to create quality Modern Hard Rock that isn’t easily shoved into a certain type.
The Devil You Know is a more than capable follow-up to The Missing Peace. It’s nice to hear a band with as much history as L.A. Guns to still sound just as fresh as ever.
If you have ever been a fan of Iron Savior, Kill Or Get Killed is yet another gem in this vastly underrated Metal bands catalogue. This Teutonic Heavy Metal titan certainly deserves more exposure than they have gotten and should be a household name in the metal world. Easily one of the most consistent bands of its type, and always delivering top notch music.
The twin guitars of both Timo and Merel give the song some might and, with the rest of the band in tow, this is probably one of the best songs the band have ever written.
Dusty Notes truly stands out against the backdrop of the current state of the rock industry. It has all the elements to inspire a new generation of musicians to look beyond what is expected of them and experiment with new sounds and new ideas. Given the history of the band, I would expect nothing less. If you are looking for a unique experience that broadens your musical horizons, then Dusty Notes is the album for you.