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Moonbound Uncomfortable News From The Moon CD Album Review

Moonbound: Uncomfortable News From The ...

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

Moonbound is the project of vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Fabio Trentini. Though unknown to me, he's widely known for these skills in Europe and for ... [ Read More ]

Creature Ride The Bullet CD Album Review

Creature: Ride The Bullet

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
3.5/5.0

You've probably never heard of Creature. Unless, of course, you're from Germany, Hamburg specifically, and you were around the underground heavy metal scene in ... [ Read More ]

Sebastien Dark Chambers Of Deja Vu CD Album Review

Sebastien: Dark Chambers Of Deja Vu

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Where does time go? It's been five years since Czech Republicís Sebastien released their first album, Tears Of White Roses. I thought it was only a couple of ... [ Read More ]

Kill Ritual Karma Machine CD Album Review

Kill Ritual: Karma Machine

Heavy/Thrash/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Karma Machine marks the arrival of the third album by Bay Area metal band Kill Ritual, led by talented lead guitarist Steven Rice. And I just finished reading ... [ Read More ]

Darkyra Black Fool CD Album Review

Darkyra: Black Fool

Melodic/Symphonic Rock/Metal
4.0/5.0

Darkyra Black, otherwise known as vocalist Gina Bafile, made quite the impression upon the female-fronted melodic symphonic metal genre with last year's ... [ Read More ]

Iron Bastards Boogie Woogie Violence CD Album Review

Iron Bastards: Boogie Woogie Violence

Speed Punk Metal
3.0/5.0

Have you ever given a thought to which hard rock bands are cloned most often by new bands? I'm not talking about the general sound of a genre, but the sound of ... [ Read More ]

Ad Astra Surface Of Last Scattering CD Album Review

Ad Astra: Surface Of Last Scattering

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.0/5.0

Ad Astra, as opposed to the Hungarian heavy metal band, is a melodic progressive rock band from Florida. The core of the band is two musicians, two Anglican Christians ... [ Read More ]

Nitehawks Vendetta CD Album Review

Nitehawks: Vendetta

(Traditional) Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Much can happen in a short period of time, just ask Italy's Nitehawks. Formed this year, 2015, the band has written some tunes, hit the studio, and will be releasing ... [ Read More ]

Empire Of Fools Devil Inside EP CD Album Review

Empire Of Fools: Devil Inside EP

Melodic Hard/Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

One of the great things about the UK, unlike my native America, is that it continues to produce some really good traditional hard rock bands, and also give them ... [ Read More ]

Leaves' Eyes King Of Kings CD Album Review

Leaves' Eyes: King Of Kings

Melodic Symphonic Power Metal
4.0/5.0

I'm going to dispense with summation at the start. If you like Leaves' Eyes, and female-fronted symphonic power metal in general, you should buy this album. Simple ... [ Read More ]

Heartbreak Remedy Midnight Groove CD Album Review

Heartbreak Remedy: Midnight Groove

Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

It's probably not fair to call England's Heartbreak Remedy a "throwback" band, but it could be close to the truth. Formed on two years ago, the band has released two EPs ... [ Read More ]

Gronholm Relativity Code For Love CD Album Review

Gronholm: Relativity Code For Love

Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

I've followed guitarist Mika Gronholm's career, from his first album, with some interest. He's essentially a self-taught player, having little to some instruction in the ... [ Read More ]

Chaos Frame Paths To Exile CD Album Review

Chaos Frame: Paths To Exile

Progressive Thrash Metal
4.0/5.0

The variety of progressive music, rock or metal, is probably one of the single best reasons fans like it, keep coming back to it, and keep searching looking for new bands ... [ Read More ]

Snakebite Princess Of Pain CD Album Review

Snakebite: Princess Of Pain

Melodic Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
4.5/5.0

Somebody's been picking through their daddy's record collection, probably stealing it too. Germany's Snakebite has no pretensions. They rock like it's 1987. Call ... [ Read More ]

Thundermother Road Fever CD Album Review

Thundermother: Road Fever

Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Holy Shiite. These chicks can rock. Move over guys, pretenders, and otherwise lame ass boy bands. With lipsticks, high heels, more likely Converse sneakers ... [ Read More ]

Simple Lies Let It Kill CD Album Review

Simple Lies: Let It Kill

Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
3.0/5.0

After a spin or two of Simple Lies' second album Let It Kill, I've been wondering how successful their first album was. I guess that's because I don't quite know what ... [ Read More ]

Idlewar Dig In EP CD Album Review

Idlewar: Dig In (EP)

Hard Rock
3.0/5.0

If the only quality on which to judge the relative merits of any given album was originality, we might as well take Idlewar's new Dig In EP, write it off as a dud and go ... [ Read More ]

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Much can happen in a short period of time, just ask Italy's Nitehawks. Formed this year, 2015, the band has written some tunes, hit the studio, and will be releasing their debut album, Vendetta in a few short weeks this September. Your first thoughts ... [ Read More ]

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It's Only Rock n Roll

If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal.
   Alice Cooper

Hard rock will always be hard rock, but you don't really know what is rock - and what isn't - anymore. I don't consider a lot of the pop things I hear on the radio to be rock n' roll. It's just kind of fragmented.
   Alice Cooper

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