I really have to tip my hat to Mark Menghi for pulling this off and I hope that more of these albums will follow.
I really have to tip my hat to Mark Menghi for pulling this off and I hope that more of these albums will follow.
Though I found the album didn’t quite capture all the power of the groups live element it certainly comes pretty close.
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.
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.
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
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
Really isn’t the highest quality LP. It is pressed on 120g and has quite of bit of noise throughout.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
It’s heavy and catchy with whatever style it’s blending. It feels like you’re about to watch a violent, cheery anime.
This album is dripping with amazing talent. It is also quickly becoming one of my favorite albums to listen to.
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.
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
Tracks like “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” and “True Trans Soul Rebel” contain the bands signature punk driven sound while the lyrics give us a glimpse inside the tumultuous thoughts of Laura Jane pre-transformation.
Hardcore Lamb of God fans will certainly want to check this out merely for the bonus DVD content however if you have the original version and are content with that then I would say this new release is a necessity.
The latest from A Day To Remember is more than just another album. “Common Courtesy” is a testament to the DIY attitude which has been present since the early days of Rock and Roll and only further proves that you don’t need a big label to make a great sounding record.
Dust off those bibles and stretch out that black and yellow spandex because the boys in Stryper are back with a brand new album titled “No More Hell to Pay”.
If you already have “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1” then “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2” is a no brainer.
“Thriller: A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson” features 13 reworked versions of some of Jackson’s most memorable songs heard as they never have been heard before.
Lush instrumentation and arrangements are what you will find on “Unplugged and Strung Up” the latest release from the legendary metal group Saxon
If you were already a fan of the television show or only caught the recent “Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera” one hour special the accompanying soundtrack is a must.
A massive and brilliant collection of songs that show a maturation in the styles and messages delivered by the artist.
From the word go “Aftershock” hits the ground running and doesn’t stop until well after the finish line
Emerson Lake & Palmer’s “Live in Montreal, 1977 is cluttered mix of crowd noise and over instrumentation
I listened to the album about 10 times over before writing this and I just wasn’t blown away. I liked it but it didn’t really stand out to me
Hardcore Alter Bridge fans will certainly want to pick this release up as will any true fan of hard rock music.
“Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die” still doesn’t top the band’s 2005 album either but I feel that it comes the closest since and has been a blast to listen to.
A haunting piece of work that blends Black Sabbath type guitar lines, bombastic double bass beats and Nordic themed vocal lines
Fans of Leslies work will certainly want to pick up “Still Climbing” as part of their collection however the album is more than just for West’s devoted fans…
Despite whether or not you liked the film, I would still recommend this CD because it really delivers what a horror score should sound like!
The two disc CD/one disc Blu-Ray album showcases the bands reworking of some of Black Label Society’s most iconic tracks in a way they have never been performed before.
“Brothers of the 4×4” is a down home traditional country album packed full of banjo’s, acoustic guitar, slide guitar and Hank3’s signature voice
Probably the bands most ambitious release yet “Revocation” fires on all cylinders and delivers nothing but death metal goodness over the course of the albums 10 tracks.
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