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Michael Tracy Still Got Soul cover
Submitted by thanos on Wed, 12/27/2017 - 01:17 / Reviews - Comments

Michael Tracy - Still Got Soul

Among the numerous albums that are being released very single day, there are a few that stand out from the very first listen… these albums that “show” that there are still talented artists/bands out there and trying in every way they can to produce and release music that has soul and comes from the heart.   “Still Got Soul” is...
Wingfield Reuter Sirkis Lighthouse cover
Submitted by thanos on Tue, 12/26/2017 - 01:02 / Reviews - Comments

Wingfield Reuter Sirkis - Lighthouse

When I first saw the names of this release I instantly thought of “The Stone House” album which was released early in February 2017; this time one musician, the bassist Stavi, is missing and the four have become a trio. As the press release says, “The Stone House” was released first but was actually recorded second during a marathon six-day...
Cavalera Conspiracy Psychosis cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 01:03 / Reviews - Comments

Cavalera Conspiracy - Psychosis

Women (g/f and wives) in music can really f@ck you and your career up, Yoko Ono, Yoko Liva, Sharon Osbourne (although she’s managed to keep Ozzy popular that happened by eliminating almost all cred he had, with a reality show). Gloria has been the reason behind Sepultura’s demise and the reason the two Cavalera brothers didn’t speak at all for...
Vuur In This Moment We Are Free - Cities cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 12/23/2017 - 01:13 / Reviews - Comments

Vuur - In This Moment We Are Free - Cities

Anneke Van Gisbergen is a woman that almost everyone that has been listening to hard/heavy music has appreciated, savored, loved even as her nightingale like tones and subtle, gentle presence has graced many albums and stages in all the years that she’s been active artistically, be it in The Gathering, with Ayreon/The Gentle Storm, Icon, collaborating with...
Speed Limit Anywhere We Dare cover
Submitted by eric on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 00:37 / Reviews - Comments

Speed Limit - Anywhere We Dare

Formed in 1979 out of Salzburg, Austria is the well-versed heavy rock quintet Speed Limit, which this October released its fourth full-length on CD, “Anywhere We Dare”, under Pure Rock Records – an apt label considering the group’s penchant for punchy, powerful rock anthems in a similar hearty vein as their equally underrated American...
Midnight Sweet Death and Ecstasy cover
Submitted by eric on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 00:54 / Reviews - Comments

Midnight - Sweet Death and Ecstasy

Sweet Jesus! Its colourfully ribald and chthonic cover art withstanding, Jameson Walters, a.k.a. Athenar’s solo black speed metal venture Midnight raucously plays out like an extension of his early Boulder days; in other words, the manic Ohioan jack-of-all-trades continues to “live it up” with similar romping camp and revved up, at times...
Lady Beast Vicious Breed cover
Submitted by eric on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 01:19 / Reviews - Comments

Lady Beast - Vicious Breed

Three’s a charm for Pennsylvania’s Lady Beast, which recently released its latest full-length, “Vicious Breed”, under Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music, a label which has the snout of a truffle pig when it comes to ferreting out downright toothsome traditional heavy metal, especially the no-frills and highly melodic kind (fine specimens also...
Almanac Kingslayer cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 12/18/2017 - 02:02 / Reviews - Comments

Almanac - Kingslayer

Almanac are a cousin of Smolski laden “Rage” and what he did after Rage, decided they no longer needed his services as a writer and guitarist. We held on to Jeannette Marchewka (Lingua Mortis Orchestra) from the last Rage/LMO project and enlisted the vocal talents of Andy B. Franck (Brainstorm, ex-Ivanhoe) and David Readman (Pink Cream 69) as male...
Witchery I Am Legion cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:52 / Reviews - Comments

Witchery - I Am Legion

Only recently have I discovered Sweden’s Witchery and its fiery, unapologetic brand of occult-laden black thrash, thanks to a well-read heavy metal correspondent who strongly urged me to check out its highly memorable “Restless Dead”, as well as “Dead, Hot and Ready” albums (rest assured this last is more than just a necrophiliac...
Galactic Cowboys Long Way Back to the Moon cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 12/16/2017 - 01:28 / Reviews - Comments

Galactic Cowboys - Long Way Back to the Moon

You know the funny thing with a band such as the Galactic Cowboys is that they came out at the tail end of the 80s – actually debuting in 1991, with their eponymous offering on Geffen, but that was also the year that Nirvana sort of swept everything else – rock – aside. So they were given little regard commercially. After a sophomore that was also...