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Suicide Bombers Suicide Idols cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:51 / Reviews - Comments

Suicide Bombers - Suicide Idols

Having chosen probably the silliest most disgraceful name in recent history and having their singer, Chris Damien Doll “The Sleaze Fuhrer” (!?) present himself with a Nazi commander’s hat, is a move done in very bad taste, even if it’s done in jest. Further to that, when compared to their Swedish counterparts that seem to be the majority of...
The Unit I Won’t Die cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:45 / Reviews - Comments

The Unit - I Won’t Die

The Unit is an aggressive rock duo from Long Beach, CA. Due to the nature of their project, I expected it to be a pretty basic garage/punk and metal inspired affair (somewhere between The Plasmatics and the Runaways) and I wasn’t far off… in fact I was spot on.   The songs aren’t too bad, but with the band being a duo / not even a trio,...
Walpyrgus Walpyrgus Nights cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 06/26/2017 - 00:26 / Reviews - Comments

Walpyrgus - Walpyrgus Nights

Well, this US five piece is, if nothing else, doing a nice job in delivering somewhat unpredictable, melodic power metal. Made up of members of Twisted Tower Dire and While Heaven Wept – who seem to be on ice currently, Walpyrgus (seriously with that spelling?) offer us “Walpyrgus Nights” (no mystery here)… an album that’s quite...
Hunter & The Bear Paper Heart cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 06/25/2017 - 00:16 / Reviews - Comments

Hunter & The Bear - Paper Heart

Hunter & The Bear is a newcomer from the UK that has been going on since 2012. The guys considered the fact to make a name for themselves first, by releasing singles and videos and giving live shows in the UK, before releasing their debut full-length album. Finally, the time for their debut release has come and it contains 10 tracks.   The band decided...
Doll Skin Manic Pixie Dream Girl cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:42 / Reviews - Comments

Doll Skin - Manic Pixie Dream Girl

All girl bands… obviously, either an enterprise creation or the case of a bunch of friends from high school, who find music as a form of escapism… hardly legal to drink in most states, Dollskin are a multi colored hair bunch that’s shouty as hell and in urgent need of a stylist and a “grown” up sophomore as soon as they’re...
Selene The Ravages of Time cober
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:12 / Reviews - Comments

Selene - The Ravages of Time

Selene is a trio of musicians (possibly augmented for live performances) from Northern Ireland, who reminded me somewhat of what Within Temptation have sounded on “Enter” stylistically, but are nowhere near as proficient as the Dutch were, back when they debuted.   The programmed drumming, doesn’t help with dynamics and while Shonagh Lyons...
Enslaved Roadburn Live cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:54 / Reviews - Comments

Enslaved - Roadburn Live

Roadburn has become a mecca for all the stoner and semi-alternative rock and metal bands, plus hipsters. Enslaved used to be a typical “Black/Viking” what-not sort of band, during their first ten years of existence... switching to a much more accessible style after the turn of the millennium, starting with “Monumension” with often softer...
Jorn Life on Death Road cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 06/20/2017 - 23:54 / Reviews - Comments

Jorn - Life on Death Road

Jorn has been unstoppable in releasing solo releases, with this being his eighth or so album of original material, in his near two decade “solo” career… which boasts some eighteen or so releases (including live, remix, and several cover ones). After parting ways with the “Dracula” project, unceremoniously or not, is anyone’s...
One Desire cover
Submitted by thanos on Mon, 06/19/2017 - 23:48 / Reviews - Comments

One Desire - One Desire

One Desire is a Finnish newcomer, which was formed in 2012 by drummer Ossi Sivula. Later, in 2104, he met producer, guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Westerlund (Negative, Sturm Und Drang, Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Pitbull etc.) that was hired to produce some songs. Lead singer André Linman (Sturm und Drang) joined the band right after, after Jimmy’s...
Iced Earth Incorruptible cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 06/19/2017 - 00:00 / Reviews - Comments

Iced Earth - Incorruptible

One thing that one cannot really blame Jon Schaffer for, is really not trying. He’s kept Iced Earth going through thick and thin, through no less than what almost thirty or so different members throughout their existence. While the band really peaked in popularity and almost became the next big thing in the late 90s, a series of mediocre albums and the lineup...