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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...
Devil’s Witches Velvet Magic cover
Submitted by eric on Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:32 / Reviews - Comments

Devil’s Witches - Velvet Magic

Solo forays are all the rage these days, be they traditional heavy metal ventures such as Ezra Brooks and Haunt or occult themed doom in the likes of Bloody Hammers and Hour of 13. Well, my fellow chthonic cronies, in regards to the latter genre I’ve chanced upon the new ghoul on the block, namely Glasgow, Scotland’s Devil’s Witches, the...
The Waterboys Out of All This Blue cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 12/06/2017 - 01:08 / Reviews - Comments

The Waterboys - Out of All This Blue

Mike Scott and whoever makes up The Waterboys these days return with a new album, a couple of years after “Modern Blues”… an album that took things as far back as to not be considered self-plagiarism, inspired in the way that it chose to fuse all the band’s previous facets into a more cohesive aural alloy. Now, one might be mistaken about...
Innuendo The Road Not Taken cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 12/05/2017 - 01:27 / Reviews - Comments

Innuendo - The Road Not Taken

Arizona’s Innuendo has been around for almost twenty odd years, if not more and in the process has released a number of albums. They’re currently reduced to a core duo of Brett Richey on almost everything and Pat Laferty on vocals, with a couple of musicians on drums and keys mentioned separately (thus probably being session players?). Their last effort...
Jack Starr’s Burning Starr Stand Your Ground cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 12/04/2017 - 01:18 / Reviews - Comments

Jack Starr’s Burning Starr - Stand Your Ground

It’s kind of ironic how things turn out sometimes. Jack Starr was driven out of Virgin Steele, a band he helped put on the map in the early 80s, while David De Feis took almost complete control, but that didn’t stop the former from churning out quality metal (sometimes more hard rock and blues flavored too) through Burning Starr, solo endeavors or...
Oz Transition State cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 12/03/2017 - 01:15 / Reviews - Comments

Oz - Transition State

Oz is a Swedo/Finnish band that formed in the late 70s and came to some prominence in the 80s, as Bathory’s Quorthon championed them and designed their covers. It’s actually his hand that appears on the cover of “Fire in the Brain”, the band’s sophomore effort.   They went in hiatus in 1991, to only reform 20 years later to...
Marty Friedman Wall of Sound cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 12/02/2017 - 01:25 / Reviews - Comments

Marty Friedman - Wall of Sound

Somehow, I’m gonna say this… I’m somewhat relieved that what might have been a very short lived Megadeth reunion of their most famous line-up didn’t happen, because it would have probably meant that Friedman would have dedicated himself to that, rather than releasing music to his heart’s content…   I mean towards the end...