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Venom Inc Avé cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:55 / Reviews - Comments

Venom Inc - Avé

Well, what made Venom initially a force to be reckoned with but also fun to listen, was their rock n roll inspire “black” metal, a term they actually coined themselves along with a few more and their toon-ey alcohol fueled pseudo-satanic lyrics that were just pure mayhem. Things went south, with the unholy trinity starting to lose embers after “...
Paradise Lost Medusa cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 08/19/2017 - 23:52 / Reviews - Comments

Paradise Lost - Medusa

Paradise Lost was probably the head of the triumvirate of Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride and Anathema, three of the strongest doom/death metal bands that came out of Britain in the 90s single-handedly signaling the shift in musical opinion as far as metal is concerned in the British Isles. By far the most successful of the bunch, Paradise Lost did really make a mark...
Accept The Rise of Chaos cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:12 / Reviews - Comments

Accept - The Rise of Chaos

Accept, unfortunately since their reunion without Udo, have been on a decline turning into a hollow shadow of their former selves. Despite the relative euphoria that “Blood of Nations” caused being the first time something was heard from a band that was presumed to be dead and buried and relatively solid live performances, the albums that followed were...
Styx The Mission cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:33 / Reviews - Comments

Styx - The Mission

Styx is a band that’s seemingly perpetually on tour, has existed since forever and has been perpetually “uncool” but somehow managed several No 1s and platinum album sales, back in the day. Obviously it goes without saying that all of their lineups have been comprised of top notch musicians, which should help to explain how and why they achieved...
Mr. Big Defying Gravity cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:05 / Reviews - Comments

Mr. Big - Defying Gravity

Mr. Big are nearing their thirty year anniversary next year and now it’s as good a time as any to drop a new album, unassumingly, of new material, instead of doing “re-recordings” of their most famous albums or what not… after all the band was and is pretty much too damn talented to f@ck it up the first time around and being on a...
Hawkwind Into the Woods cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:13 / Reviews - Comments

Hawkwind - Into the Woods

Hawkwind return only a year after “The Machine Stops” with the 30th album “Into the Woods”. But what prompted such a quick follow up, after an album that did seem to rejuvenate Dave Brock and his cosmic buddies? I suppose the lineup responsible for the previous album felt quite nicely bouncing ideas of each other and the ensuing tour only did...
The Tangent The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 08/14/2017 - 00:29 / Reviews - Comments

The Tangent - The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery

The Tangent is a British prog band that has been releasing albums, post millennially without fail. In fact, I counter them among the most coherent bands in the genre, as they seem happy to return whenever they have a statement to make and boy do they have a few. Masterminded by Andy Tillison, who on this album assumes drumming as well, one thing that stands out is...
Riverdogs California cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 08/12/2017 - 23:28 / Reviews - Comments

Riverdogs - California

The older I get, I guess the more eclectic I get. Riverdogs is a band in which Vivian Campbell (Whitesnake, Def Leppard etc.) entered after being earshot as a producer for their demo; once he was done with Whitesnake and after the Lou Gramm solo he took part in, but didn’t tour. He’d soon do the short-lived Shadowking album with Gramm as well and then...
Alice Cooper Paranormal cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:03 / Reviews - Comments

Alice Cooper - Paranormal

Whether you choose to believe it or not, “Paranormal” is Alice Cooper’s 27th(!) studio album. Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier almost seven decades ago) has enjoyed an illustrious career that has spanned nearly the five of those decades of his adult life… coming off the heels of a rather anti-climactic sequel to his “Nightmare...
Destructor Decibel Casualties cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 08/08/2017 - 00:03 / Reviews - Comments

Destructor - Decibel Casualties

Ohio’s Destructor was a power thrash that had a promising start in the mid-80s, but folded soon after the tragic demise of their bassist Dave Holocaust. They didn’t reunite until after a decade past that tragic event and with the whole “resurgence” of underground metal, they were given a “second chance” and lease of life,...