Interviews

Interview with James Michael (Vocals) (Sixx A.M.)

Shares vocalist James Michael: “On the first two albums, Sixx:AM established a musical freedom that few bands get to enjoy. “Gotta Get It Right” is clearly a birth child of that creative freedom and an exciting next step for us as our goal was to create something which confounds both expectation and categorization

Album Reviews

Bush – Man On The Run Review

I have to admit that despite being familiar with the name Bush, I don’t think I had ever heard anything by them and know nothing about them. Having done a little research and found out that they have sold nearly 20 million records in North America alone, I have to wonder quite how they’ve managed to fly under my radar for so long. Luckily I have this new, just released album to find out quite what all the fuss is about.

Album Reviews

Madlife – 21st Century Megolomaniac Review

I’d say fans of bands like Sixx AM, Seether, and the like would enjoy this album. Fans of more traditional hard rock should probably steer clear of this. Again, it’s not that the music contained is bad; it’s just not what I want to necessarily listen to on a regular basis. I can certainly hear where it would have appeal to those folks that do appreciate this sound, but it’s just not for me. Looking at it from this angle, I would have to give it 6 out of 10, but someone geared to this sound would likely go a little higher.

Album Reviews

A Course of Action – Dark Before the Dawn Review

It’s almost impossible, but the first CD of the North Carolina based band A COURSE OF ACTION sounds like a major label release. The mixing and production is quite incredible and more important, the included material on the album is of a superb high level. OK, we already have bands like CREED, ALTER BRIDGE, SHINEDOWN and CHEVELLE ruling the Rock Airwaves in the USA, but A COURSE OF ACTION is definitely a nice welcome.

Album Reviews

Soundgarden – King Animal Review

Everything you could want in a SOUNDGARDEN album can be found right here and in many ways it feels like such a natural progression from DOWN ON THE UPSIDE…

Album Reviews

Deep Trip – TV & Games Review

The album definitely has a modern rock feel to it, showing off similarities to bands like BUSH and THREE DAYS GRACE, but there’s also an air of weathered-ness about the sound…

Album Reviews

From Beyond – One Year Review

The vocals are aggressive and a little un-hinged, but somehow also manage to remain pretty clean and more legible than a lot of Doom based bands that add a certain layer of Death Metal to the vocals.

Album Reviews

Tremonti – All I Was Review

The fact that the guitar playing and the songwriting are both of a very high quality may not be much of a surprise, but what is a surprise is Tremonti’s vocals…

Album Reviews

The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten Review

Before you gulp though, fear not, the songwriting here is still all class and to put it simply, if all modern radio rock was created with as much care and skill as this then the music landscape in general would be a much better place…