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Daniel Cavanagh Monochrome cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:46 / Reviews - Comments

Daniel Cavanagh - Monochrome

Anathema frontman did go solo and acoustic a while ago… and while for a variety of reasons Anathema from their early 90s death metal humble beginnings right around the end of the millennium sounded genuine, artistic and driven, they became a watered down boring shadow of their former-selves, slaves to form rather than function and “successful” by...
Nik Turner Life in Space cover
Submitted by thanos on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:32 / Reviews - Comments

Nik Turner - Life in Space

I guess Nik Turner needs not special introduction. Being one of the founding members of Hawkwind, he will always be regarded as one of the most pioneering musicians of his time and not only. You see his sax and flute have given a whole different perspective to the so called space/psychedelic rock movement.   Anyhow, “Life in Space” is Nik’s...
Sons Of Apollo Psychotic Symphony cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:37 / Reviews - Comments

Sons Of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony

Calling yourself sons of the God of Music in ancient Greece is a tall order. You seek to have yourself measured up quite strictly and despite your parchments, it’s easy to be found guilty of musical hybris.   Jeff Scott Soto, Bumblefoot, Billy Sheehan and the ex-DT duo of Derek Sherinian and Mike Portnoy are all famous musicians in their own right and...
Jag Panzer The Deviant Chord cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 10/15/2017 - 23:13 / Reviews - Comments

Jag Panzer - The Deviant Chord

Jag Panzer is one of my favorite bands even when it comes to heavy metal; a band that always featured incredible vocal and guitar talent. As one who really enjoyed “The Scourge of the Light”, I was really anxious to see what the Americans would bring to the table some six years after that album and some tumultuous times, where singer Harry Conklin could...
Demon Eye Prophecies and Lies cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:19 / Reviews - Comments

Demon Eye - Prophecies and Lies

This band, not to be confused with a similarly named German band fronted by Doogie White and sounding like a deadpan copy of Deep Purple, is also a retro 70s loving one, but closer to the Sabbath school of things.   Them and every other “retro” loving doom clone out there, I hear you say… well yes and no. The point is that most people take...
Serious Black Magic cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:27 / Reviews - Comments

Serious Black - Magic

Serious Black are a bit of an international supergroup that started when the former bassist of VOA asked ex Helloween guitarist Roland Grapow if he was interested in collaborating and together with former Blind Guardian drummer Thomen Stauch and Tad Morose’s former vocalist and general weirdo Urban Breed, and Jan Vacik on keys, decided to form Serious Black,...
Marilyn Manson Heaven Upside Down cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 00:08 / Reviews - Comments

Marilyn Manson - Heaven Upside Down

The point with a guy like Marilyn Manson is that once upon a time he managed to sock with an extreme look and controversial actions and videos, almost as many covers of well-known pop hits as original hits and a general vibe of “weird” that the disenfranchised post millennial youth seemed to associate with. In a society that turn more and more towards...
H.E.A.T Into the Great Unknown cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:01 / Reviews - Comments

H.E.A.T - Into the Great Unknown

H.E.A.T, the Swedish melodic whimp-rock champions, have gone through lots of ups and downs with lots of members going in and out, while the band has managed to stick together through thick and thin, while still releasing albums rather frequently and touring them to exhaustion.   After a rather unspectacular, but still with its moments fourth album in “...
Jay Ray Self-Resonance cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 23:41 / Reviews - Comments

Jay Ray - Self-Resonance

Jay Ray is a solo artist, DJ/Remixer etc., from Finland, who used to be in bands prior to launching a solo career some five years ago. He’s got a few soft releases to his name including a remix of a Serj Tankian song, which Tankian himself signaled out in a competition as a winner, as well as more recently when during the summer Poets Of The Fall,vocalist...
Janet Gardner cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 10/08/2017 - 23:47 / Reviews - Comments

Janet Gardner - Janet Gardner

Janet Gardner was and is, since the band resumed using that name, the lead singer of Vixen, an all-female band that almost made it “big” in the tail end of the 80s and early 90s with a 1-2 of great albums, but saw their popularity fizzling out shortly after the release of a rather “different” third album, that tried to update the sound to...