Punk veterans Nofx are back with their first album in six years titled “First Ditch Effort”.
Against Me! is back with their seventh studio album title “Shape Shift With Me”.
If you are looking for a near perfect mixture of both new and old heavy metal then the latest offering from Richard Christy’s Charred Walls of the Damned is right up your alley.
“Popestar” is another solid outing for the band. The EP title is a reference to the criticisms that they musically sold out by going mainstream, but also a statement that they’re going to continue to push metal into new boundaries.
If you thought you loved Revocation before, you know nothing until you hear this album!
The latest offering from Rhino Entertainment “A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993” isn’t just a collection of greatest hits. Instead you get the first 6 albums from Ronnie James Dio’s solo career in their entirety.
Don’t let the bands comedic look and nature fool you as each of the 4 members show tremendous disciple at their instruments.
If you’re a devout Motorhead fan then you already know that “Clean Your Clock” is a must have.
Fans of the trio’s previous works and various groups will certainly want to pick up a copy of “Poison Headache”.
When a performer crosses mediums it can go one of two ways, either really well or in the case of “Songs From the Garage” really bad.
“Misadventures” combines Pierce the Veils energetic, genre blending sound with internal struggles that the bands fan base can surely all relate to.
If you are looking for something to kick start your senses grab a copy of “The Concrete Confessional” and go to town!
Some impressively wordy titles are about all you will find in the latest release from Rob Zombie.
The 11 tracks which make up the groups sixth studio album all have potential to be hits as the album is spilling over with pop like hooks which are set nicely against a rock and roll background making for a great listening experience.
It doesn’t matter how dedicated of an Ace fan you are “Origins Vol. 1” is a must have for any fan of hard rock music.
For long time fans of Zakk dating back to the old “Pride and Glory” days this is a no brainer to pick up.
Brain Fallon’s first attempt as a solo artist comes off completely genuine and harkens back to the singer/songwriter era of the early 60’s but with a modern twist.
Yes some of the sexual innuendos used in “Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage” have started to become a bit tiresome however the catchiness of Steel Panthers songs are what keep me coming back time and time again.
If you are looking for heavy, the latest offering from Anthrax will certainly fulfill that need.
If you are a long time Mountain/Leslie West devotee then “Soundcheck” will fit perfectly in to your music collection.
Clocking in at just over 40 minutes, what “Repentless” lacks in run time it makes up for in guitar riffage,
“Kill the Flaw” doesn’t reinvent the wheel but instead it capitalizes on the strengths Sevendust are known for
“Bad Magic” is the latest offering from the band and sadly I just couldn’t get into the album
Features 23 live tracks which were recorded during various shows from the bands tour last year
Terror once again proves why they are easily one of my favorite hardcore bands out there.
“VII: Sturm Und Drang” the bands most well rounded release to date
Though I found the album didn’t quite capture all the power of the groups live element it certainly comes pretty close.
“Meliora” is a decent album. Will it appeal to everyone? Probably not.
The latest offering from Phinehas is an album you can throw on and listen to over and over again without it becoming stale or repetitive.
As the album progresses listeners are bombarded with distorted guitars and catchy choruses that with ease get stuck in your head.
Ever since the group’s reunion in 2008 Lynch Mob has continued to once again grow with each album they release and “Rebel” is no exception
Even though I found the first half of the album to be a bit redundant as a whole “Cauterize” is a rawkus 10 track release
With Etheridge’s last live release clocking in at over 2 hrs. and packed with bonus footage there was certainly something’s left to be desired.
Even if you are not a fan of the whole goblin perspective “Heavy Meta” is strong enough to stand on its own as a solid extreme metal album.
From start to finish “Peace in Our Time” held my attention and made me want to get up and move.
Long time Coal Chambers fans who have been wishing for the release of new material prayers have been answered as “Rivals” will certainly meet their expectations.
Solid song structure consisting of catchy choruses and thought provoking verses make this an album that gets in your head and stays there
With such a solid effort from the bands first attempt I am anxious to hear what they will do next as the future seems bright for Revolve.
Though I wasn’t a fan of all the discs from the “Defenders of the Faith” 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition I found the live portion of this release more than made up for it.
Recorded during the “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” tour Rob and his band deliver their signature show right to your living room.
Produced and compiled by Grammy Award winning producer Bob Kulick the album certainly lives up to its title.
Bumblefoot takes you on a musical journey that will light up your senses.
Though there is no new material contained on “Ride”, the new versions of songs like “Beg Barrow Steal” and “Fork in the Road” blast our your speakers.
The recordings have a very natural and warm feel which makes this an album you can put on after a long day and just escape into the music.
You don’t have to be a guitarist to enjoy the over the top instrumentation, eerie overdubs and/or crunching heavy metal rhythms
Fans expecting a greatest hits type compilation should take note as this is certainly not the case
“Raven Kings” is certainly no different and could easily the bands most progressive work yet.
The group has appeared to have returned to its roots as “Black Veil Brides” is a straight forward rock/metal album speckled with nods to the bands early influences.
if you are a die-hard “”My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” fan you should make you way to the closest Hot Topic ASAP
Though it lacks the charm and catchiness of the bands earlier releases “Back to Oblivion” still has something unique for the bands long time fans
The album consists of 12 brand new tracks by Ramone and company that will surely unchain your inner pinhead
30 ground breaking tracks spread over two discs which lives up to the releases name
Really isn’t the highest quality LP. It is pressed on 120g and has quite of bit of noise throughout.
This is the first time that “The Christmas Attic” has ever been being made available on vinyl.
Consists of the game’s orchestral themes scored by award-winning composer Inon Zur and the music team at Harmonix
Even though I found some of the lyrical subject matter to be a bit over the top I still enjoyed the album as a whole
Fans of 90’s punk rock darlings Lagwagon can all rejoice as the band is back with their first new album in 9 years.
These CDs aren’t just a collection of songs, they are an immersive experience
Explositive just confirms that Kontrust is an artist that needs to permanently reside on my play list.
The songs are perfect amount of time, as well as the album, and it’s a feverish blood rush of blasting drums and screeching guitars.
Psychostick is just doing what they do best. Taking a bunch of funny ideas and slapping them together in a chaotic, but structured order of silliness.
The album it is called “Live” and I was hoping for a live recording of a concert but instead we get here a collection of live songs instead.
This wonderful music has never sounded better! Crack it up to 11 and enjoy the wonderful sound of “TRON” once again on vinyl!
This is how you should listen to this album as the 24 bit 45rpm mixes just blast through your speakers
No question, my favorite album of the year to date!
From start to finish each track has the potential to become a hit
Heavy metal band A Sound of Thunder will release its fourth full-length album”The Lesser Key of Solomon” on September 9th worldwide on Mad Neptune Records.
Even though I have heard countless covers of this song Frehley’s interpretation was fresh and fun making it a great summertime song to throw on at your next cook out
From start to finish the album is a perfect blend of modern and classic Priest elements
The audio tracks on all three discs leap out of the speakers while the visual elements of the DVD keep your attention even after multiple viewings making “Ministry: Last Tangle in Paris Live 2012”a must have!
The members of Dog Fashion Disco have once again combined a collection of personal music tastes and warped ideas to create a fluid album that skips delightfully through every psychosis in the medical book
Genuine artistry is seen throughout Weird Al’s latest album and it’s amazing that he’s further planted his humorous seeds into our culture
Marco Beltrami’s pulsing score excellently compliments this dystopian thriller
There was not enough negatives to classify this as a “bad” album however, it is lacking quite a bit in order to be considered a “great” album.
Though the album showcases Sebastian’s expansive and impressive vocal range “Give ‘Em Hell” was a bit much.
Don’t let the opening seconds of “Tread Lightly” fool you. While the acoustic guitar may lull you into a state of peace, the heavy guitar licks that Mastodon have meticulously churned out for over a decade lurk around the corner; ready to pound and enchant.
These audio books have full casts, cinematic music and sound effects. While you are listening to these you literally can visualize the comic and you feel like you are right in the middle of the action.
To walk in the footsteps of the giant monster Godzilla, you are going to have to wear some big shoes. Luckily, composer Alexandre Desplat does a great job of filling those big shoes and delivers one of the best scores of year
In the 14 tracks, I love maybe 4 and the rest I can easily do with out
The newest album from Whitechapel is everything you have come to love about the band while taking it a step further.
“Rise Up” marks the true revival of Saliva, presenting the band doing what they do best true, gritty, heavy rock n roll
Though very different from the hard and fast punk music Johnny is normally associated with, “Salvation Town” does a great job showcasing a completely different side of Johnny’s musical style
“All You Can Eat” is certainly a stepping stone for the band musically however I feel they still have yet to capture the power and appeal of their over the top live performances.
Throw any preconceived notions about actress/lead vocalist Taylor Momsen out the window as the latest from The Pretty Reckless is a mixture of styles ranging from full on heavy metal to pop tinged dance tracks…
Wylde and his crew of hooligans are by no means reinventing the wheel with the songs found on “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” however they are revisiting their deep seated roots while expanding musically
The album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead and Anthrax, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.
“DJ Shuffle” is a really fantastic collection of classic and (most importantly) NEW songs that have never been released before on an album
A must listen for any “Castlevania” fan
This album is dripping with amazing talent. It is also quickly becoming one of my favorite albums to listen to.
Double bass filled breakdowns, ripping solos and crushing rhythms made this album a great listen.
Though “Devil” lacked cohesiveness and is a bit schizophrenic in its approach each song is carefully crafted to give the listener the best experience possible.
This is already one my favorite scores of 2014.
My daughter has had it on loop since we received it and I have a feeling we are going to burn it out quickly!
Tracks like “It’s Not Enough” and “Cold Day in Hell” do a great job setting the tone of the album as they snake back and forth with driving, upbeat instrumentation which captures and holds the listeners attention.
Though I found portions of the album sounding a bit dated there was nothing on the album that made me want to stop listening.
As the album progresses you hear everything from classic rockabilly to country and all stops in between.
…each track is given a fresh spin featuring bubbling pop type arrangements making the album one of those that you can throw on and kick back to while looking through your old year book
Filled with classic blues based instrumentation that blends several other genres such as country, rock and folk music “Black Beehive” is a melting pot of styles and sounds which will appeal to a variety of listeners both young and old