Post Tagged with: "CDs"

Doll Skin Manic Pixie Dream Girl cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:42 / Reviews - Comments

Doll Skin - Manic Pixie Dream Girl

All girl bands… obviously, either an enterprise creation or the case of a bunch of friends from high school, who find music as a form of escapism… hardly legal to drink in most states, Dollskin are a multi colored hair bunch that’s shouty as hell and in urgent need of a stylist and a “grown” up sophomore as soon as they’re...
Selene The Ravages of Time cober
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:12 / Reviews - Comments

Selene - The Ravages of Time

Selene is a trio of musicians (possibly augmented for live performances) from Northern Ireland, who reminded me somewhat of what Within Temptation have sounded on “Enter” stylistically, but are nowhere near as proficient as the Dutch were, back when they debuted.   The programmed drumming, doesn’t help with dynamics and while Shonagh Lyons...
Enslaved Roadburn Live cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:54 / Reviews - Comments

Enslaved - Roadburn Live

Roadburn has become a mecca for all the stoner and semi-alternative rock and metal bands, plus hipsters. Enslaved used to be a typical “Black/Viking” what-not sort of band, during their first ten years of existence... switching to a much more accessible style after the turn of the millennium, starting with “Monumension” with often softer...
Jorn Life on Death Road cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 06/20/2017 - 23:54 / Reviews - Comments

Jorn - Life on Death Road

Jorn has been unstoppable in releasing solo releases, with this being his eighth or so album of original material, in his near two decade “solo” career… which boasts some eighteen or so releases (including live, remix, and several cover ones). After parting ways with the “Dracula” project, unceremoniously or not, is anyone’s...
One Desire cover
Submitted by thanos on Mon, 06/19/2017 - 23:48 / Reviews - Comments

One Desire - One Desire

One Desire is a Finnish newcomer, which was formed in 2012 by drummer Ossi Sivula. Later, in 2104, he met producer, guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Westerlund (Negative, Sturm Und Drang, Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Pitbull etc.) that was hired to produce some songs. Lead singer André Linman (Sturm und Drang) joined the band right after, after Jimmy’s...
Iced Earth Incorruptible cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 06/19/2017 - 00:00 / Reviews - Comments

Iced Earth - Incorruptible

One thing that one cannot really blame Jon Schaffer for, is really not trying. He’s kept Iced Earth going through thick and thin, through no less than what almost thirty or so different members throughout their existence. While the band really peaked in popularity and almost became the next big thing in the late 90s, a series of mediocre albums and the lineup...
The Doomsday Kingdom cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 06/18/2017 - 00:12 / Reviews - Comments

The Doomsday Kingdom - The Doomsday Kingdom

I suppose ever since Lief Edling started diversifying his focus into different projects during the last dates of a then “project” solo band that Candlemass had turned into (and its final couple of albums), before going on hiatus for the first time, we’ve been introduced into a plethora of interesting projects, ie Krux and Avatarium and a few...
Nickelback Feed the Machine cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 06/17/2017 - 00:18 / Reviews - Comments

Nickelback - Feed the Machine

Imagine the illegitimate child of Metallica and Bon Jovi, corporate safe rock, with just enough “edge” to sound “real” appealing to millennials and yuppies, perfecting the homogenized “rock” to the point where Creed left up.   Samey riffs, Kroegers annoying croon a production that’s good, but “plastic”...
DragonForce Reaching Into Infinity cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 00:26 / Reviews - Comments

DragonForce - Reaching Into Infinity

Somehow, no-matter if I tried, I found it difficult to like DragonForce more than a bit, mainly due to their formulaic approach to songwriting that seems to prefer fast riffing over anything else… while most of their songs can have nice parts, they predictably end up going into a flurry of notes that almost always sounds nearly identical. Live they also...
Biters The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 06/15/2017 - 00:08 / Reviews - Comments

Biters - The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be

Biters is a rock band that has been going on for quite a while (with numerous EPs since 2010), but only debuted a proper full-length a couple of years ago on Earache. They have a decent style inspired from earlier bands (ie The Cheap Tricks, NY Dolls and Alice Coopers of this world), but brought up to today. The process of making their stuff contemporary strips...