Album Reviews

John Vlasic – Love For Rock Review

Imagine a slightly rawer version of say the STEVE MILLER BAND jamming on AC/DC and SEX PISTOLS songs with members of MOTORHEAD while playing on a dirty beer-soaked stage in the very back of a dark and dingy bar on the sunset strip on garage band night…

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Kabuki – Kabuki Review

KABUKI the band began life as a full make-up KISS tribute act, and apparently they were pretty good at what they did. After a while the desire to create original music music drove the band to delve a little deeper while still wearing their influences right on their sleeves…

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Black Space Riders – Light Is The New Black Review

Lush soundscapes, freaky lyrics, the odd midi-sounding stereo effects and the drone-based guitar all add up to something that is so perfect to sit down and mellow with, that it should have been released as a collectors edition with a joint and a strip of acid included…

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Dissona – Dissona Review

So how glad am I that I spent some time with this album? Very fuggen glad! Seriously though, DISSONA is one of the best unsigned bands I have heard in a long time and this album is a truly fantastic example of a band that is ready for the big time…

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Nation Despair – Exitium Mundi Review

The band play a brand of death metal that combines the brutality of traditional death metal, with the more melodic and symphonic touched of the modern variety of death metal to find a really good balanced middle ground that should appeal to fans from both sides of the fence…

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Degradation – Juggernaut

This record is decidedly old-school in every way and there’s not one single hint of modern Thrash here at all. DEGRADATION take a little bit of EXODUS, a touch of KREATOR…

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Franck Carducci – Oddity Review

When a band that Franck Carducci was a member of back in 2010 got the opportunity to play the support slot for one of his musical idols Steve Hackett, a chance conversation between the two set the wheels in motion for this self-released solo debut titled ODDITY…

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Sonic Altar – No Sacrifice Review

SONIC ALTAR certainly did enough to impress me with this; their debut album NO SACRIFICE. The album sits somewhere in between traditional heavy/power metal and melodic hard rock, giving it a bit of an IRON MAIDEN meets LILLIAN AXE vibe…

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Sushi Rain – Breathless Review

Two-minutes into BREATHLESS and I was mentally transported right back to early nineties when bands like FAITH NO MORE, LIVING COLOR and EXTREME were making waves across the music industry…