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Submitted by thanos on Sun, 05/21/2006 - 20:53 / Reviews - Comments

House of Lords - World Upside Down

Honestly it took me a while to get into the album. Judging by the band’s truly bad “The Power & The Myth” I was “afraid” to listen to the new album. I’m a big fan of the first three albums of the band and I also like and respect James Christian and Gregg Giuffria as musicians very much. My first surprise on this album was the...
Submitted by thanos on Sat, 04/15/2006 - 19:37 / Reviews - Comments

Blue Tears - The Innocent Ones

I have always wanted to listen to some new songs from this band. Most of you know that I totally loved the band’s debut album… a look at the Hall of Fame section will refresh your memory. So, I was very happy when Gregg decided to re-master the old tapes he had and offer us the band’s old songs with a new, strongest sound. That was a very smart...
Submitted by thanos on Mon, 12/26/2005 - 21:13 / Reviews - Comments

Blue Tears - Dancin’ on the Back Streets

Blast from the past number 2 for Blue Tears. What I have written for “Mad, Bad & Dangerous” goes for this album as well. Gregg seemed to have lots of demo tunes in his drawer so thank God that a label (Suncity Records) got hooked and decided to remix & re-master them in order to offer them to us properly.   Certainly you’re going to...
Russell Allen / Jorn Lande The Battle cover
Submitted by alex on Mon, 09/19/2005 - 01:46 / Reviews - Comments

Russell Allen / Jorn Lande - The Battle

This is a project I’ve been waiting for long – by the actual time of the announcement to be honest. You see, both singers are among my favourite ones in the 90s and 00s and I’ve been looking forward to listening to their collaboration... away from the norms of their formal bands. And I can tell you that my expectations this time have been met...
Lelio Padovani The Big Picture cover
Submitted by alex on Mon, 09/05/2005 - 23:11 / Reviews - Comments

Lelio Padovani - The Big Picture

Well, no matter how big this picture might be, it’s the quality that counts. And I can tell that this CD is of good quality. Guitar oriented instrumental songs, structured upon Padovani’s guitar skills, which are outspoken. Whenever I listen to similar albums, my mind goes directly to Joe Satriani, and especially his two monumental albums “Surfing...
Ajalon On the Threshold of Eternity 2005
Submitted by alex on Tue, 08/30/2005 - 00:37 / Reviews - Comments

Ajalon - On the Threshold of Eternity

The album is a pleasant surprise for this month... it is always interesting to listen to newcomers (or almost newcomers) to deliver good piece of work. Ajalon play this kind of music I like to call prog rock for the masses, but they do it with style and in a very good way. Shall I explain the term?   Well, we got all the tradition of (UK) prog rock of the...
Submitted by thanos on Thu, 08/11/2005 - 00:21 / Reviews - Comments

Blue Tears - Mad, Bad & Dangerous

That’s a really big surprise but not only for 2005. Blue Tears, 15 years after their classic self-titled debut, have finally released their second album! Some of those songs were already all around the internet and some people could find them on big internet stores by paying a huge amount. Loyal fans of the band had the right to go after those songs but they...
Various Artists Jetboys of Babylon: A Tribute to the New York Dolls cover
Submitted by alex on Tue, 06/28/2005 - 02:11 / Reviews - Comments

Various Artists - Jetboys of Babylon: A Tribute to the New York Dolls

Crap! I seriously don’t understand the reasons why some unknown bands gather to “pay tribute” to some great bands. What is the point to get some average executions on some historical glorious songs, from bands we don’t know and we possibly will never get to know in the future. According to my opinion, a good tribute album must be assembled...
Subterranean Masquerade Suspended Animation Dreams cover
Submitted by velis on Sat, 06/18/2005 - 01:37 / Reviews - Comments

Subterranean Masquerade - Suspended Animation Dreams

Subterranean Masquerade is a newcomer which was created by members of Novembers Doom, Epoch Of Unlight and Agalloch. The band plays progressive metal – If their strange music could be named like this – with aggressive/clean vocals, lots of instruments and lots of guest musicians. Their influences can be found in death, black, progressive and folk metal...
Parallel Mind Colossus ADEA cover
Submitted by alex on Thu, 06/02/2005 - 23:25 / Reviews - Comments

Parallel Mind - Colossus ADEA

I think that the story about progressive rock/metal has gone too far. Every skillful musician seems to be capable to play progressive music, but it’s hardly so. Yes skillful musicians can deliver correct, complete, solid compositions that might be interesting. But that’s all.   In order to produce progressive music (especially good one) you also...