Tag Archives: hard rock

Famous Underground – Famous Underground

First of all, Famous Underground can pull it off live, and that’s something to admire about them. What you’re hearing on the album is what you’re going to hear live in concert. It’s not a manufactured ‘Autotune’ band. This is a monster group of heavyweights to watch. Plus, how can …

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Jorn – Traveller

Norway’s Jorn Lande returns with his new album “Traveller”. For those who are unaware of Jorn, this man releases top quality albums as regularly as Iron Maiden release special edition picture discs. Excluding involvement and appearances with Avantasia, Masterplan and Allen/Lande, “Traveller” is studio album number ten since 2000 and …

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SixStringNoise – Likewise

SixStringNoise, a four-piece outfit from Greece, formed sometime after 2011’s one-man-band debut “Snowing Bullets While Kissing the Ground” was released. With a lineup (Markos, Nikos X, Alex B, and Alex D) solidified, the band decided to record and release a proper album. Likewise, 2013’s full-length offering, is the result of …

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Joe Satriani – Unstoppable Momentum

What can be said? Joe ‘Satch’ Satriani has been at this music composing and recording game for longer than many of the readers of this review will have been alive. Many musicians cite Joe Satriani as one of their core influences, due to his consistently high-quality musical output across decades. …

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Flotsam And Jetsam – Ugly Noise

Flotsam And Jetsam are stalwarts in the thrash metal sub-genre, having formed under the direction of drummer Kelly David-Smith in the very early 1980’s. These Phoenix ‘bangers hardly need introduction. This was, at one point in time, a crowd-financed album, and the quality of the output seems to be a …

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Witchcraft – Legend

When Magnus Pelander founded WITCHCRAFT back in the year 2000, he just did so to record PENTAGRAM tribute album. It took until 2002 for the band to finally released their first single. Enter 2012, the band has found a new home with Nuclear Blast records and sees the release of …

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Neverstar – When Dreams Come True (cd)

Neverstar are a female fronted Symphonic Metal/Hard Rock band who has been delivering high energy music and live performances since 2009. Their songs are a combination of various styles which includes symphonic metal, pop rock and nu metal. The band’s signature sound is inspired by classical and symphonic tones mixed …

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Hangfire – ‘Shoot The Crow’

This debut album from this Welsh quartet is literally rammed to the very last groove with big, ballsy, romper-stomper riffs, instantly memorable hooks, melodies and choruses – and enough attitude to refloat the Titanic. Right from the opening right-between-the-eyes shotgun attack of ‘Adrenalise’ you know you’re in for a real …

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