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Altair - Descending A Devilish Comedy CD Album Review

Altair: Descending - A Devilish Comedy

Progressive Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Here's another band that I thought dropped off the face of the planet, Italy's Altair. Begun nine years ago, the band cut their first album, Lost Eden, back in 2013 ... [ Read More ]

Taz Taylor Band - Pressure And Time CD Album Review

Taz Taylor Band: Pressure And Time

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

While I've never heard of guitarist Taz Taylor, the man's been actively recording his music since 2004 beginning with an instrumental album Caffeine Racer. Two vocal ... [ Read More ]

That Rock Guy - Nothin' To Lose CD Album Review

That Rock Guy: Nothin' To Lose

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
5.0/5.0

That Rock Guy is Adam Barclay, an Australian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He's also a guy who's played in a multitude of bands ... [ Read More ]

The Fill Ins - The Time Is Now CD Album Review

The Fill Ins: The Time Is Now (EP)

Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, The Fill Ins have been rocking out and cutting various singles, EPs, and records since 2014. After priming the rock n roll pump with ... [ Read More ]

Tuesday The Sky - Drift CD Album Review

Tuesday The Sky: Drift

(Instrumental) Progressive Rock
3.5/5.0

Tuesday The Sky and Drift is the project and debut album from Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos. If you're familiar with, or especially a fan of, either the band ... [ Read More ]

42 Decibel - Overloaded CD Album Review

42 Decibel: Overloaded

Hard Rock
3.0/5.0

I think the United Nations needs to pass a new resolution that has a universal application: "As of this date there shall be no bands that want to or attempt to sound ... [ Read More ]

Psychosomatic Cowboys - From Here To Hell CD Album Review

Psychosomatic Cowboys: From Here To Hell

Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

I'm continually surprised how much American culture influences the people of other countries. Sweden's Psychosomatic Cowboys was formed by ... [ Read More ]

Wizard - Fallen Kings CD Album Review

Wizard: Fallen Kings

Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Since 1989 Wizard has been a staple of the German heavy metal scene, enthusiastically bearing the banner of "keep it true" power metal. Also, since 1995, Wizard ... [ Read More ]

Iced Earth - Incorruptible CD Album Review

Iced Earth: Incorruptible

Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

It's been sometime since I heard from Iced Earth. My last Iced Earth review was nine years ago for 2008's The Crucible of Man - Something Wicked Part 2 ... [ Read More ]


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That Rock Guy is Adam Barclay, an Australian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He's also a guy who's played in a multitude of bands, done mucho session work, and just finished ... [ Read More ]

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Click to read the Fates Warning - Theories Of Flight Album review

Fates Warning. The name is synonymous with American progressive metal. Having made somewhat of a resurrection in 2013, the band returns with their twelfth album, the second in three years, Theories Of Flight. But the album finds the band down to a four-piece with guitarist Frank Aresti not involved in the recording ... [ Read More ]