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Nocturnal Rites Phoenix cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 12/01/2017 - 01:38 / Reviews - Comments

Nocturnal Rites - Phoenix

Obviously, I know who Nocturnal Rites are, but I did presume them to have gone MIA, since it was ten or so years, since their last album. I must say that I first saw the album on vinyl and I was struck by it’s cool cover artwork… and after that I thought to fire up a google search in case they had any videos out. True that “Before We Waste Away...
Madam X Monstrocity cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 01:33 / Reviews - Comments

Madam X - Monstrocity

I dunno what got into Madam X to reunite and release an album some thirty three years past their sole album… with their original line up intact, no less, but… let’s backtrack a bit to jog the memory of older and introduce the band to potential younger readers.   Madam X were formed in 1982 by the Petrucci sisters, who recruited bass...
Åge Sten Nilsen - Smooth Seas (Don’t Make Good Sailors)
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 01:30 / Reviews - Comments

Åge Sten Nilsen - Smooth Seas (Don’t Make Good Sailors)

On the eve of releasing another Ammunition album – this time dropping his name from the band name, I suppose to show that it has become a “true” band effort, the former Wig Wam frontman has come forth with another solo effort and once more the results are sublime.   Choosing to make this “third” solo album, of solo material, a...
Cats In Space Scarecrow cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 01:45 / Reviews - Comments

Cats In Space - Scarecrow

I was surprised, scratch that, amazed, when I heard the debut album by UK sextet Cats In Space, who feature in their ranks a number of seasoned musicians who had success in decades past but only came together a couple of years ago to form this new band. Taking only a year they came up with an equally amazing album as their debut, if not better. Their 70s classic...
Thor Beyond the Pain Barrier cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 11/27/2017 - 02:09 / Reviews - Comments

Thor - Beyond the Pain Barrier

Canadian born bodybuilder Jon Mikl Thor (a former Mr Olympia) has been a regular staple of the Metal scene, both as a singer, as well as an actor since the late 70s, releasing several albums and touring with a “crazy” stage show full of strongman antics and feats like blowing up hot water bottles and bending steel bars.   He never possessed an...
Arrayan Path Dawn of Aquarius cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 11/26/2017 - 12:13 / Reviews - Comments

Arrayan Path - Dawn of Aquarius

Although I tout myself as a worldly metal head my knowledge of Asian, African and Middle-Eastern outfits is shamefully lacking as I primarily set my sights on either Europe or the Western Hemisphere. Thankfully, I’ve been recently presented with Arrayan Path, an epic power metal band with American roots now based in Cyprus and its sixth full-length, “...
Vhäldemar Against All Kings cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 02:00 / Reviews - Comments

Vhäldemar - Against All Kings

I was trying hard to think what Vhäldemar reminded me. There are obvious Manowar, Accept (Tornillo era) and Gamma Ray (mostly in the past) comparisons to be made with these Basques that have been going on since 1999, but it’s Carlos Escudero’s vocals (he also plays guitar) that make them sound a lot like Civil War, as he seems to be a Nils Patrick...
Jibe Epic Tales of Human Nature cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 02:33 / Reviews - Comments

Jibe - Epic Tales of Human Nature

Jibe were a 90s band out of Texas (Dallas/FW) and they did held some promise in becoming “the next big thing” before they disintegrated among more drama than a soap opera in the mid-00s. After many years and sporting a slightly different lineup most of the old band mates made up and set their differences aside to reunite a couple of years ago and are...
Appice Sinister cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:03 / Reviews - Comments

Appice - Sinister

Well, the brothers Appice, Carmine and Vinnie are well known in the rock community. The former drummed for Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne and you might remember his own band King Kobra from the 80s. The latter didn’t do bad either with his Black Sabbath, Dio and other credits to his name. In “Sinister” the brothers collaborate and what...
The Quireboys White Trash Blues cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:54 / Reviews - Comments

The Quireboys - White Trash Blues

The Blues are primarily a “black” music style, but that doesn’t mean that quite a few “white boys” didn’t play a mean blues guitar, sometimes with such gusto, that it put to shame some of the cornerstone artists of the genre, becoming legendary themselves in the process…   Now “The Quireboys” never set...