Post Tagged with: "CDs"

Cardiant Mirrors cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 12/31/2017 - 01:43 / Reviews - Comments

Cardiant - Mirrors

Put it down to seasonal affective disorder or simply a festive spirit but I’m currently enamoured by eclectically cool, techno-ish power metal whirligigs such as Beyond Visions, Hammerforce and Cardiant. This last, from Hämeenlinna, Finland, has been twirling its luminous n’ numinous bâton since 2000 with an impressive run of demos, singles...
Major Parkinson Blackbox cover
Submitted by thanos on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:33 / Reviews - Comments

Major Parkinson - Blackbox

This Norwegian band with the “strange” name, which also plays kinda “weird” music, is back with their new, fourth, studio album, three years after their previous one “Twilight Cinema”. Those who are aware of the band know what to expect in a way, at least… but those who haven’t heard of them before will be totally...
WildeStarr Beyond the Rain cover
Submitted by eric on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 15:13 / Reviews - Comments

WildeStarr - Beyond the Rain

Anthony Bourdain, the World renowned chef and author, once said never trust your stomach to a restaurant named after its owner(s) but the husband and wife team dominating WildeStarr lay any musically correlating fears to rest as far as its third release, “Beyond the Rain”, released last month under Scarlet Records, is concerned. In other words, Dave...
Tankist Unhuman cover
Submitted by eric on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 15:11 / Reviews - Comments

Tankist - Unhuman

Holy mackerel! If you’re searching for waspish yet fresh and original thrash well-versed in “politburo” topics, as well as recent terrorist fueled mayhem look no further than Võru, Estonia’s Tankist and their mind-raping full-length debut, “Unhuman”, which features nine protean face-scrapers sure to leave an indelible mark...
Black Water Rising Electrified cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 01:38 / Reviews - Comments

Black Water Rising - Electrified

Black Water Rising is a Brooklyn based quartet returning with their third album after a few years in the wilderness that seem to have done little to slow down Rob Traynor (vocals & guitar) and his chums, Mike Meselsohn (drums), Oddie Mclaughlin (bass) and Dennis Kimak (guitar). Their style is a groovy rock/metal with lots of swagger, in the vein of BLS, and...
Lyinheart Scars n Tattoos cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 01:16 / Reviews - Comments

Lyinheart - Scars N Tattoos

Lyinheart is a hard rock band, out of Waterloo, Iowa, USA. They’ve been quietly banging away for more than a dozen years or so, now releasing their 5th full-length album entitled “Scars N Tattoos”   They sound an awful lot like early Motley Crue, especially their singer Ted Smalley seems to be doing an uncanny Vince impersonation; the band...
Jono Life
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 12/28/2017 - 01:09 / Reviews - Comments

Jono - Life

Swedes Jono are a band built around the talents of one Johan Norrby, who initially wanted to do a solo project (hence their name – the first two letters of his name and surname), but eventually they turned into a full time band. The easiest way to describe them is Sparks meets Queen. They are idiosyncratic, like the former and eclectic and bold with their...
Michael Tracy Still Got Soul cover
Submitted by thanos on Wed, 12/27/2017 - 01:17 / Reviews - Comments

Michael Tracy - Still Got Soul

Among the numerous albums that are being released very single day, there are a few that stand out from the very first listen… these albums that “show” that there are still talented artists/bands out there and trying in every way they can to produce and release music that has soul and comes from the heart.   “Still Got Soul” is...
Wingfield Reuter Sirkis Lighthouse cover
Submitted by thanos on Tue, 12/26/2017 - 01:02 / Reviews - Comments

Wingfield Reuter Sirkis - Lighthouse

When I first saw the names of this release I instantly thought of “The Stone House” album which was released early in February 2017; this time one musician, the bassist Stavi, is missing and the four have become a trio. As the press release says, “The Stone House” was released first but was actually recorded second during a marathon six-day...
Cavalera Conspiracy Psychosis cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 01:03 / Reviews - Comments

Cavalera Conspiracy - Psychosis

Women (g/f and wives) in music can really f@ck you and your career up, Yoko Ono, Yoko Liva, Sharon Osbourne (although she’s managed to keep Ozzy popular that happened by eliminating almost all cred he had, with a reality show). Gloria has been the reason behind Sepultura’s demise and the reason the two Cavalera brothers didn’t speak at all for...