Rizon – Masquerade Review

One thing that does set them apart from most other bands of this genre is the fact of having a male and female singer. I’d probably like it a lot more if it was only the female voice. Seraina Telli’s vocals are powerful and beautiful, whereas Matthias Götz voice isn’t bad per se, it’s just not very unique beyond having a (laugh if you will) almost pirate quality to it. It just didn’t appeal to me.

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Crazy Lixx – Riot Avenue Review

I make no bones about the fact I have been supporting the New Wave of Swedish Sleaze since a few years ago when bands like Crashdiet, Crazy Lixx, Hardcore Superstar and Babylon Bombs to name a few, started just dishing out kick ass records that brought 80’s nostalgia back into the forefront.

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Unisonic – Unisonic Review

For anyone not particularly close to the ex Helloween camp mates, Kiske a terrific vocalist that was part of this iconic power metal band from 1986 to 1993, and Hansen of course was one of the main songwriters and main guitar player in Helloween as well.

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Alcoholator – Coma Review

If I’m reaching to my CD rack wanting to listen to some old school music, I’m likely going to pick the old school band over the younger bands. Listening to their cover of Exciter’s classic track “Pounding Metal” secures what I just said. Awesome cover, but I’d likely listen to Exciter instead.

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DeeExpus – King of Number 33 Review

And here we have something that sounds basically as good as it gets in the world of Progressive/Symphonic Rock today. Every now and then a new album in this genre has got that certain ‘click’, which reminds you how sensational this type of music can sound when it is done as well as on the 2nd album of the British band DEEEXPUS. Basically, this album has got all the ingredients needed to make it a Classic in the Prog genre.

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Wild Frontier – 2012 Review

Pretty solid production overall and a more then capable lead singer in Walkenhorst. Plenty of material to grind your teeth to as the album tops at 13 tracks with most of them delivering the goods with only a few clunkers. A band that probably won’t get much play simply because of the way the scene is now a days, you would be smart enough to check them out just cause I said so.

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Fastway – Eat Dog Eat Review

The quality of the songs are quite evident taken to a noticeable level with Jepson’s strong vocal range. Some perfect examples of these characteristics are the simplistic guitar riff in “Dead and Gone” being elevated by Jepson with his killer vocals. The more driven rhythm of “Sick as a Dog” is nice and rocks out more, but the song is much too short for my liking. Another cool tune comes via the rocker heavy dose of “On And On”.

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