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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 ]

Riverside Love, Fear, and The Time Machine CD Album Review

Riverside: Love, Fear, and The Time Machine

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.0/5.0

This is what happens when you spend your days receiving and listening to bunches of new music from bands new and old. One slips under the radar, hopefully not one of ... [ Read More ]

Mad Max Thunder Storm & Passion CD Album Review

Mad Max: Thunder Storm & Passion

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
4.0/5.0

German hard and heavy rockers Mad Max have been around the heavy metal block for better than three decades. But their first best success came at the start ... [ Read More ]

Diemonds Never Wanna Die CD Album Review

Diemonds: Never Wanna Die

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
4.0/5.0

Okay fellas. Here's Diemonds from Canada, a female-fronted melodic metal band offering their third album, Never Wanna Die. And I know what you're thinking. I know ... [ Read More ]

Eat The Gun Howlinwood CD Album Review

Eat The Gun: Howlinwood

Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

It started with 2013's Stripped To The Bone, and it appears that Eat The Gun is sticking to the formula. The band keeps to their strategy of creating, generally, bare bones ... [ Read More ]

Tad Morose St. Demonius CD Album Review

Tad Morose: St. Demonius

Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Swedish heavy power metal band Tad Morose definitely falls into the category of "where have they been all these years." It's probably better than 10 or 12 years that I've ... [ Read More ]

Shadowkiller Until The War Is Won CD Album Review

Shadowkiller: Until The War Is Won

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

They may be flying under the mainstream music industry radar, but Shadowkiller is proof that classic American heavy metal is still viable, even if mostly unknown in America ... [ Read More ]

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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 them a "throwback" band if you will, but these youngsters sound like they just played the stage at The Whiskey on the ... [ 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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