Album Reviews

Vivid Circus – Promo

While the band call themselves a hard rock outfit, which to so extent I agree with, they also have a strong leaning toward Dream Theater style progressive metal and even a bit of a NWOBHM influence here and there. This makes for a very interesting concoction, and one that is quite hard to place into a genre…

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Nameless Crime – Modus Operandi

Definitely an eclectic mix of styles and sounds and an interesting premise to base a band around and miraculously enough they actually succeed fairly well here. I do think they sound overall a little bit rough around the edges but that will all be improved with time I’m sure…

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Bobby Harrison – Anthology

This two disc set collects a few tunes from each band Harrison had been a part of and a few solo tracks as well. Most of the tunes are pretty typical classic rock fare with a couple of more funky tunes…

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Coogans Bluff – Magic Bubbles

They also have elements usually found in jam bands of the seventies and draw slight comparisons to bands like Cream, Free and Golden Earring, but also tip their hat to more modern stoner bands like Monster Magnet and Kyuss…

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Pushking – The World As We Love It

The astounding feature on this project is the remarkable line up of guest musicians that contribute on the record, such big names like: Alice Cooper,Paul Stanley,Billy Gibbons ,Glenn Hughes ,John Lawton ,Joe Lynn Turner ,Dan McCafferty ,Jeff Scott Soto ,Graham Bonnet ,Eric Martin ,Udo Dirkschneider and Jorn Lande all lend their guest vocals.

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Coldspell – Out From The Cold

If fans of Hard Rock can remember in 2005 the Swedish band Coldpsell released their debut record “Infinite Stargaze” and landed a bucket list of solid reviews then, leaving some to want more of their brewing styles of classic 70’s and 80’s classic hard rock/aor rock.

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Loveblast – Loveblast

The sound/production is of a very high level and musically speaking everything sounds picture perfect, because the guitarwork is excellent (sometimes even stunning!), vocally it is quite good and all the included songs rock the way we want to hear it!

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Black Country Communion – Black Country Communion

I have nothing more to say about Glenn Hughes other then he’s one of the best all around vocalist in Rock and has been for a long time, and his performance in BCC is proof of that. The talents of Joe Bonamassa who has primarily been sticking to his blues influence rock in his solo efforts is seamless here. The other 2 pieces fit like gravy to mash potatoes..