“If a band sound as good live, as they do on the CD, they’re all right in my book” and they do sound every bit as good as their albums, if not better live! To sum up Volbeat, these guys are true romantics and this can be heard in their material, which helps them to appeal on a grand scale, but its how they write and perform their love songs that makes Volbeat so unique.
Allo, music lovers…, From the streets of Toronto, to the streets of London, now, here to kick your ass… The Pat Travers Band!
The new thrash elite need to stop and take notice that Onslaught are holding no punches and are continuing on the path of total domination. The old guard still has some tricks up its sleeve and aren’t quite ready to step back and pass the torch on. If thrash fucking metal is your passion then you must add this one to your collection. It even got my old bones in the mood for some time in the pit.
Breed 77 have taken the metal genre and made it their own, giving their sound a truly Mediterranean flavor. To help distinguish this sound they incorporate acoustic guitars, giving a Spanish-esq twang, played alongside some amazing guitar riffs.
And then what has to be one of the bands top of my list to see over the weekend.
That band of course is Tesla, a band I never managed to see in those heady days of the late 80?s/early 90?s. Was I disappointed? Was I hell, I loved every minute of their set which peaked with an absolutely rocking Modern Day Cowboy.
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.
Is hard to initially categorized the band as I said earlier there are commercial strides, elements of progressive metal, post modern and grunge all rolled into one conglomerate melting pot of induced rhythms and groove. The band lays down an interlaced path of hooks and melodies that are hidden in deep in the submersion of the sound
The guitar leads keep dominating the structure of songs like “Voyager” a crisp sound fills through my speakers along with Small wails makes this song one of the best on the album. Another prime cut comes via the cover tune of “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men, yes I know odd but it works reflectively well and shows Small’s versatility.
They modernize the Classic Hardrocksound of the past with today’s distorted guitarsound and inject the whole thing with some damn fine memorable melodies.