Posts tagged "Album Review"
[ALBUM REVIEW] PARANORMAL BY ALICE COOPER

[ALBUM REVIEW] PARANORMAL BY ALICE COOPER

The godfather of shock rock wants you to move. Not tap your foot. Move. With his twentieth dip into the solo album kool-aid, Alice Cooper wants you to remember his blues rock ‘n’ roll roots with Paranormal. The songs have their classic Alice feel, but no one can deny the boogie flowing through this L.P....
[ALBUM REVIEW] NECROMANDUS’ SELF-TITLED ALBUM

[ALBUM REVIEW] NECROMANDUS’ SELF-TITLED ALBUM

The story of Necromandus began in North West England, where Bill Branch (vocals), Barry Dunnery (guitarist), Dennis McCarten (bassist) and Frank Hall (drummer) met in the late 1960s. With connections to Black Sabbath, the band were plunged into Birmingham with a record deal. They hoped to release their self-titled debut album in 1973 but a...
[ALBUM REVIEW] IN SEARCH OF SANITY BY ONSLAUGHT: REMASTERED

[ALBUM REVIEW] IN SEARCH OF SANITY BY ONSLAUGHT: REMASTERED

In Search of Sanity by English thrashers Onslaught is back! The almost-30 year old album had a reissue in 2006; the now remastered album tightens the screws on what was an already epic album, and gives maximum thrashinity/nostalgia for the past-metal days. Thanks to John Mitchell’s mastering skills (err remastering), the behemoth that is this...
[ALBUM REVIEW] NEVER ALONE BY KINGS

[ALBUM REVIEW] NEVER ALONE BY KINGS

Brisbane heavy metal band Kings debut in the metal music industry with their album, Never Alone, and these new metal tunes are bound to be crowd pleasers. ‘Stand Up’ kicks off the album with its demanding guitar riffs and the screaming line of ‘I will stand up and live my dreams’. It shakes you out...
[ALBUM REVIEW] SAME SUN SAME MOON BY LITTLE HURRICANE

[ALBUM REVIEW] SAME SUN SAME MOON BY LITTLE HURRICANE

The reasons why we listen to music can be looked at on a broad spectrum; from pure entertainment to a means of escape. Not only does Little Hurricane’s latest album Same Sun Same Moon feel like an escape from reality, it also guides us to a place where we need to be as a society....
[ALBUM REVIEW] EPOCH BY COPIA

[ALBUM REVIEW] EPOCH BY COPIA

Melbourne lads Copia have been bouncing back and forth between the land of Aus and Europe over the past couple of years, and somewhere in between the whirlwind of shows and travels they’ve managed to fine tune their sophomore album, Epoch. And it speaks volumes. First things first, we need to mention the album artwork;...
[ALBUM REVIEW] THE SOURCE BY AYREON

[ALBUM REVIEW] THE SOURCE BY AYREON

If you’re familiar with the Dutch composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen, you’ll know how in-depth and intricate his music is. If you’re not, well, prepare yourself. Arjen has quite a few ongoing projects, and this year he’s releasing another Ayreon album. He’s now nine records deep and his latest, The Source, is a prequel...
[ALBUM REVIEW] LOWER THE BAR BY STEEL PANTHER

[ALBUM REVIEW] LOWER THE BAR BY STEEL PANTHER

Can you feel the steel? It’s hard to miss. Scandalous metal glam rockers Steel Panther are back with another album titled Lower The Bar, and yet they’ve set it higher than before. Screaming guitar riffs and a throaty grunt open up the album with ‘Going In The Back Door’. It’s funk layered over the top...
[ALBUM REVIEW] CUT AGAINST THE GRAIN BY AARON KEYLOCK

[ALBUM REVIEW] CUT AGAINST THE GRAIN BY AARON KEYLOCK

Blues rock may not be prominent on mainstream radio, nor heard at nearly enough Aussie venues; it’s almost like there’s a thick weighty curtain of hip hop and pop hung all around—it’s hard to find the opening but when you do there’s a whole ’nother dimension of music out there. UK’s Aaron Keylock released his...
ALBUM REVIEW: BEASTO BLANCO BY BEASTO BLANCO

ALBUM REVIEW: BEASTO BLANCO BY BEASTO BLANCO

After a full on year, Beasto Blanco topped it off with the release of their second full length album in November. Self-titled, it follows up from the band’s critically acclaimed 2013 release, Live Fast, Die Loud and you can hear how the band has evolved clear as day. Fronted by Chuck Garric—Alice Cooper’s bassist—he’s joined...
ALBUM REVIEW: SERPENTINE DOMINION BY SERPENTINE DOMINION

ALBUM REVIEW: SERPENTINE DOMINION BY SERPENTINE DOMINION

Serpentine Dominion is a collaboration of a few of the metal world’s well-known musicians: Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage), Shannon Lucas (The Black Dahlia Murder) and George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher (Cannibal Corpse). So, imagine Killswitch Engage at their heaviest, mixed with precision drumming and legendary death metal growls—and you’ve got Serpentine Dominion. The band’s self-titled debut album...
ALBUM REVIEW: THE LAST HERO BY ALTER BRIDGE

ALBUM REVIEW: THE LAST HERO BY ALTER BRIDGE

It’s been three long years since Alter Bridge’s last album, Fortress was released, and now fans are stoked to have some new material to fawn over: a fifth album titled The Last Hero. The rock juggernaut is comprised of Myles Kennedy (vocals, guitar), Mark Tremonti (guitar, vocals), Brian Marshall (bass) and Scott Phillips (drums). And...