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Witchery I Am Legion cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:52 / Reviews - Comments

Witchery - I Am Legion

Only recently have I discovered Sweden’s Witchery and its fiery, unapologetic brand of occult-laden black thrash, thanks to a well-read heavy metal correspondent who strongly urged me to check out its highly memorable “Restless Dead”, as well as “Dead, Hot and Ready” albums (rest assured this last is more than just a necrophiliac...
Galactic Cowboys Long Way Back to the Moon cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 12/16/2017 - 01:28 / Reviews - Comments

Galactic Cowboys - Long Way Back to the Moon

You know the funny thing with a band such as the Galactic Cowboys is that they came out at the tail end of the 80s – actually debuting in 1991, with their eponymous offering on Geffen, but that was also the year that Nirvana sort of swept everything else – rock – aside. So they were given little regard commercially. After a sophomore that was also...
Fÿre III Ghosts cover
Submitted by eric on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:52 / Reviews - Comments

Fÿre - III Ghosts

Holy crow! I’m indubitably enthralled by Bellwood, Pennsylvania’s Fÿre and its independently released full-length debut, “III Ghosts”, as I instantly took to the seven sparkling and refreshingly melodic tracks like a duck to water. In spite of the occult-ish lyrical themes the material at hand is imbued with an undeniable basic goodness...
Europe Walk the Earth cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:25 / Reviews - Comments

Europe - Walk the Earth

I was very disappointed when I saw Europe for the third time, this Summer in Barcelona, as Tempest must have been in a really bad day, really struggling with most of their old material, despite the lower tuning, so I tried to oust the afterthought from my mind, for a while.   Some time ago however, the news that them Swedes would be releasing their eleventh...
Jeff Scott Soto Retribution cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 12/13/2017 - 01:46 / Reviews - Comments

Jeff Scott Soto - Retribution

JSS, or Jeff Scott Soto, or SOTO, certainly manages to confuse you sometimes, with whatever version of his name he chooses to use to describe himself or a solo band he is in which in terms of branding is “Bad”, I guess… artistically speaking and as a performer however, he’s usually pretty good and few things that he’s done both on...
RAM Rod cover
Submitted by eric on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:43 / Reviews - Comments

RAM - Rod

There was only a matter of time before RAM churned out an album aptly titled “Rod” – one can’t help but prop him/herself rigidly upright and in position to head bang while ravenously throwing devil horns with the advent of this ten track tractor released two weeks ago under Metal Blade Records, of which the latter half encompasses a six part...
Warrior Soul Back on the Lash cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 12/11/2017 - 01:23 / Reviews - Comments

Warrior Soul - Back on the Lash

Hmm Kory Clarke… he of good looks, once upon a time, good voice and involved quite political lyrics, when he was wreaking havoc back in the 90s. He’s still got his hair, albeit shorter and dyed, looks good for his years, but possible abuse and reckless singing have shot his voice up, beyond recognition. From a rather refined hair metal like croon, with...
Die! Die! Die! Charm. Offensive cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 12/10/2017 - 00:58 / Reviews - Comments

Die! Die! Die! - Charm. Offensive

Die! Die! Die! is a New Zealand based post punk/noise pop trio that has had too many bassists and half a dozen albums since the early 00s. Think Wheatus, with extra lo-fi production on purpose through a meat grinder. Pretty damn close… the poppy vocal melodies and happiness are twisted out of form by noisy guitars and a playful bass that’s more...
Starblind Never Seen Again cover
Submitted by eric on Sat, 12/09/2017 - 01:30 / Reviews - Comments

Starblind - Never Seen Again

The list of commendable traditional heavy metal bands from Sweden grows longer with the advent of Stockholm’s Starblind, a thriving and hungry twin guitar venture which has recently released its third full-length, “Never Seen Again”, under Pure Steel Records. To be honest, I initially expected something tacky and vocally ridiculous like Helvetet...
Wobbler From Silence to Somewhere cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:55 / Reviews - Comments

Wobbler - From Silence to Somewhere

Wobbler is a Norweigian band that’s been around for quite a while. Being picked up by Karisma, they now do get some serious distribution and advertising and as a result, they are heralded now, as the best thing since sliced bread. Truth be spoken, they are not bad; if your cup of tea is the super proggy era of Yes, (while ELP and King Crimson also could be...