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Mark Slaughter Halfway There cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 23:34 / Reviews - Comments

Mark Slaughter - Halfway There

Obviously Mark Slaughter had made quite a name for himself, either as the singer in Vinnie Vincent’s Invasion, a writer, singer and instrumentalist that collaborated with many and of course – despite the rise of Grunge in the 90s with Slaughter… so he was one of the pivotal “guys” in that scene right after the “superstars...
Manilla Road To Kill a King cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 00:01 / Reviews - Comments

Manilla Road - To Kill a King

With some eighteen albums Manilla Road have been toiling since the late 70s and releasing albums since 1980, predictably, taking a dirt nap in the early 90s due to the rise of grunge and resurfacing post millennially with Brian Patrick on vocals and more lately the German drummer, from a Roxxcalibur and every band that plays at KIT and is in need of one, Andreas...
Cradle Of Filth Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:01 / Reviews - Comments

Cradle Of Filth - Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay

Cradle Of Filth, on their fourteenth studio release, continue to do what they’ve been doing for the past quarter of a century… that is performing symphonic, polyphonic, lyrically challenging, awfully sung, extreme gothic/black metal in a way that they did more or less invent and popularized along with very few contemporaries, most of whom have fallen...
Dynamite Big Bang cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 00:04 / Reviews - Comments

Dynamite - Big Bang

Dynamite is a Swedish hard rock quartet that’s largely copying AC/DC with a few twists and turns along their way; on their third album, they have collaborated with famous producer/songwriter Andreas Carlsson (Paul Stanley, Bon Jovi, Europe, Def Leppard), who co-wrote much of it with them…   On paper all is good, but in reality you get some...
Pokerface - Game On cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 09/04/2017 - 00:18 / Reviews - Comments

Pokerface - Game On

Pokerface is a Russian quintet that it billed as thrashers, who basically had both their guitarists and singer replaced after a tour in 2016 and losing little time are back with another album… which surprisingly enough not only capitalizes on their debut, but with the aid of the new members surpasses it on many levels.   Firstly, their new singer (...
Hinder The Reign cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 09/03/2017 - 00:11 / Reviews - Comments

Hinder - The Reign

Hinder burst into the scene many years ago, and in their sixteen years of existence, including a rather long hiatus during which their original singer Austin Winkler left to pursue a solo career “that hasn’t quite gotten off” and the band had to wait, until they found Marshal Dutton to take over… thing is, the replacement may have...
Kryptonite cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 09/01/2017 - 23:35 / Reviews - Comments

Kryptonite - Kryptonite

Oh boy, yet another of those Frankenstein bands was assembled somewhere in the offices of Frontiers Records somewhere in south Italy, by none other than the label’s boss and the ever present, writer, producer, keyboard player Alessandro Del Vecchio. Focused on Swedish talent they plucked the talented Jakob Samuel (The Poodles, Talisman) and his former “...
Wraith Revelation cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:06 / Reviews - Comments

Wraith - Revelation

Wraith is a bit of a bizarre case; you know one of those melodic hard rock bands with a pretty metallic edge that also happened to be British… a handful really of bands that sprung out in the tail end of the 80s inspired by the “hair metal” phenomena, only arriving a few years later in the scene, for the most part; they did tour with “...
The Haunted Strength in Numbers cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:06 / Reviews - Comments

The Haunted - Strength in Numbers

The Haunted after a couple of albums that were pretty strong and Slayer influenced early on, while they were still in Earache and fronted by a drama queen vocalist, took a turn for the better and the worse, with their promotion to Century Media’s roster and at the same time the introduction of the much more workmanlike Marco Aro.   The band went...
Anubis Gate Covered in Black cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:04 / Reviews - Comments

Anubis Gate - Covered in Black

You know what? You have to show a certain amount of respect to a band like Anubis Gate; they’ve been going on since the early 00s and have kept releasing albums, despite a record company going bust, their vocalist departing and the larger audience not listening, at least not in droves…   Somehow, almost poppy “prog” which happens to...