“Emperor of Sand” is an entertaining album which offers something a little different each time you listen to it.
Everyone’s favorite punk rock cover band, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes have compiled 17 tracks spanning their 8 studio albums for their very first greatest hits album.
Though I found the albums overall mix to be a touch off at certain points you have to know going in to a live album that there are going to be some audio short comings.
Though I found the albums overall mix to be a touch thin the performances on each of the albums 18 tracks more than made up for any audio short comings as each performance was quite enjoyable.
Whether you’re a casual listener or a devoted Pinhead CJ Ramones’s “American Beauty” has something for you.
Not only does the band/album provide a new take on a familiar sound each track’s catchiness is through the roof making it an album you can throw on repeat and listen to multiple times.
Easily his most diverse solo effort to date John 5 showcases his ability and diverse tastes by blending country, funk, rock and metal with his love for the macabre into one cohesive package that provides listeners with something new each time you listen.
“11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory” is everything fans of Dropkick Murphy’s have come to love about the band and their music.
As Priest albums go “Turbo” is probably one of the least re-guarded of the bands 17 studio albums however, the presentation and the inclusion of the unreleased live performance on this 30th anniversary edition make it a decent pick up.
Fan’s of the band already know that “The Duke” EP is a must have however what I think really stands out is that the EP is accessible enough to where new comers and more casual listeners can easily get into as well.
Japanese hardcore/metal band Crystal Lake has just released a brand new full length album titled “True North”.
Jimmy Buffett “‘Tis The SeaSon” Released: October 28, 2016 Genre: Christmas Length: 39:31 Label: Mailboat Records Producer: Mac McAnally, Robert Utley Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars In our house if Jimmy Buffett’s music is not playing then something must be wrong. With the holidays coming, that is still no excuse to get in […]
I would have thought that with the invention of ITunes and other digital media services that greatest hits releases like this would be a thing of the past or at-least reserved for late night info-mercials.
From the opening lines of “Confession” to the closing notes of “130” the latest offering from Wovenwar is a much more aggressive album than the groups 2014 self titled debut.
British heavy metal legends Saxon have just released their 10th live album titled “Let Me Feel Your Power”.
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.
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.
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
There is just enough newness in the sound and style of “Natural Causes” to not only peak older fans interest but also draw in new listeners as well.
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.
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
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
Perfect way to get introduced to the original trilogy…
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
“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.
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
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.
No question, my favorite album of the year to date!
From start to finish each track has the potential to become a hit
If you are looking to introduce your kids to “Sleeping Beauty”, this would be a good way to ease them in before watching the film or to enjoy after the film
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
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.
Keyboards & Vocalist for Toto
Follows the thrilling adventures of Dusty Crophopper and all his pals. It is action packed with with music, sound effects, and character voices
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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
There are four tracks on this EP and each song is better than the one before it
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.
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!
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.