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Orden Ogan Gunmen cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 07/30/2017 - 13:11 / Reviews - Comments

Orden Ogan - Gunmen

Orden Ogan have been around for almost 20 years now and “Gunmen” is their sixth studio album so far. They have been serving the power metal movement constantly all these years and have been rather consistent musically all these years, without major ups and downs in their attribution.   “Gunmen” is a step forward form their previous...
Richie Kotzen Salting Earth cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 07/30/2017 - 00:57 / Reviews - Comments

Richie Kotzen - Salting Earth

Kotzen is an unsung hero, a guitar slinger that’s multifaceted as he’s capable both as a performer as well as a composer, who doesn’t feel compelled to just show off, for no reason; twenty one solo albums later and a career that has taken him high and low, “Salting Earth” doesn’t have jack to prove.   “End of Earth...
Radiation Romeos cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 07/29/2017 - 01:45 / Reviews - Comments

Radiation Romeos - Radiation Romeos

When I saw the name and the title of this release and without knowing anything else, I thought, hmm that sounds a bit like “Atomic Playboys”… it was a lyric in the first proper solo album by Steve Steven’s best known as the guitarist for Billy Idol… now it turns out, it is him and Paramo Paramore “Perry” McCarty (better...
Vescera Beyond the Fight cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 07/28/2017 - 01:08 / Reviews - Comments

Vescera - Beyond the Fight

Michael Vescera needs little introduction, as he made quite a name for himself with Obsession in the 80s, later joining Jap Metal Legends Loudness for two rather good albums and Yngwie Malmsteen for another two, just when the wheel started coming off, for the Swedish virtuoso. He’s, since then, sung in numerous albums, either as a hired vocalist, or forming...
Night Demon Darkness Remains cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 23:48 / Reviews - Comments

Night Demon - Darkness Remains

This Californian three-piece seems to have gotten disproportionately more coverage than other ones and despite being good at the old school metal they attempt, I believe it might have to do with the fact that they have been able to get quite a few booking on the back of Cirith Ungol in which their singer/bassist Jarvis Leatherby doubles as the new bassist for their...
All 41 The World’s Best Hope cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 00:29 / Reviews - Comments

All 41 - The World’s Best Hope

Unfortunately manning a project with talented writers and performers doesn’t automatically mean success or indeed “greatness”. On paper All 41, another one of those projects born in Frontiers’ “dungeons” by its president Serafino Perugino, seems like it should work an AOR Frankenstein made up of the talented Terry Brock on lead...
White Skull Will of the Strong cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 07/24/2017 - 00:03 / Reviews - Comments

White Skull - Will of the Strong

I must give it up to a band like White Skull, who have been going on for almost three decades now and have produced some ten or so albums, with their quality and style remaining quite consistent, despite the change of vocalists a couple of times, with even a male singer handling the vocals on a few (I think three albums) of their albums, which were traditionally...
Justin Masters Good Life Bad Liver cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 07/22/2017 - 23:38 / Reviews - Comments

Justin Masters - Good Life Bad Liver

Justin Masters moved to NY city in 2000 and seeming life moved on, while he got in and out of other people’s bands, playing other people’s songs and music. During all that time he developed the need to follow his own muse and find his own vocation, which he eventually did some seventeen years later, with the songs he wrote representing stories from his...
Next To None Phases cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 07/21/2017 - 23:47 / Reviews - Comments

Next To None - Phases

Next To None have the misfortune to have Max Portnoy in their ranks, son of drum great Mike Portnoy and thus an awful lot of perceptions and expectations are born out of that fact alone. Their style will remind you of Between The Buried And Me, Periphery and such with the homages to Dream Theater being more than a few or far apart and the similarities, mostly...
Perfect Blue Sky The Eye of Tilos cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 07/21/2017 - 00:00 / Reviews - Comments

Perfect Blue Sky - The Eye of Tilos

Perfect Blue Sky, by their name alone intrigued me. Their album “The Eye of Tilos” is the second attempt to conquer the world, by Perfect Blue Sky, a bizarre duo from Sweden and Australia, not exactly the closest of countries one would expect people to start and maintain a music project from. Still they seem to go against the grain and to not be too...