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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,...
Adagio Life cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 08/05/2017 - 23:43 / Reviews - Comments

Adagio - Life

Adagio return some eight years after the rather disappointing “Archangels in Black”, which strayed away from their signature neoclassical influenced symphonic prog metal of the first album, with an album that’s probably even more departing from that sound to evolve into something quite new.   “Life” feels a lot like the next...
Burden Of The Sky Cinis Ad Cinis cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 08/05/2017 - 00:24 / Reviews - Comments

Burden Of The Sky - Cinis Ad Cinis

I have this rule of thumb that seems to serve me well. When a band’s name is more than three words, hell even three is pushing it, unless the second one is a preposition.   Now there’s nothing principally wrong with “Burden Of The Sky” as a band, other than that they sound just like a million other bands that do this “...
Shadowside Shades of Humanity cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 08/03/2017 - 23:40 / Reviews - Comments

Shadowside - Shades of Humanity

Shadowside is a Brazilian quartet on their fourth album, which features former Hammerfall bassist Magnus Rosen. They are female fronted, but their frontwoman Dani, who also is their keyboard player, has a very strong, stentorian voice with a quite manly timbre and quite the range, not exactly unlike Leather (Leone’s) from Chastain, but probably a little less...
Prong Zero Days cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 08/03/2017 - 00:08 / Reviews - Comments

Prong - Zero Days

You have to give it to Prong for sticking to their guns for some thirty odd and never making it to the big league. In the interim their leader Tommy Victor has found employment as a guitarist in Danzig and Ministry, thus being able to keep a seemingly unsuccessful Prong going on, probably as a bit of an artistic outlook.   Groovy and hardcore inspired, but...
Bobby Kimball We’re not in Kansas Anymore cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 08/02/2017 - 00:04 / Reviews - Comments

Bobby Kimball - We’re not in Kansas Anymore

Bobby Kimball is obviously a very well-known powerhouse of a vocalist, responsible for some amazing vocals in more than a dozen Toto albums among other things, which include a series of “solo” albums, most of which are “tributes” (Toto, Ray Charles etc) and two of which, this one inclusive are “real” studio projects with original...
Masterplan PumpKings cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 07/31/2017 - 00:12 / Reviews - Comments

Masterplan - PumpKings

Masterplan are caught between a rock and a hard place, indeed with more lineup changes in a few years than other bands have had in their entire career and particularly three different singers in what it five studio albums!   Since not being asked to partake in the big “Helloween” reunion, others sold their drums (Uli Kusch) and others in the case...