MOURNSPIRE – Liminals of Profound Loss (Album Review)

MOURNSPIRE – Liminals of Profound Loss (Album Review)

So I haven’t done a review in a while until our leader, Decibel Geek website editor/staff writer Rich “The Meister” Dillon, asked me to review this new album by US doom metallers Mournspire from Fairfax Virginia. Their new album, Liminals of Profound Loss, self-released on November 10th, 2017. So, we go into the first song which is called “An Empty Storm is the End”. It starts off really slow and moody setting a gothic doom feel straight away….

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Serious Black – Magic (Album Review)

Serious Black – Magic (Album Review)

It all happened in Spain, when Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween, Masterplan) and Mario Lochert (Emergency Gate, ex-Visions of Atlantis) had a conversation backstage over a cool beverage, talking music business – you know, what musicians usually do. Mario contacted his friend of many years, Thomen Stauch (ex-Blind Guardian, Savage Circus), telling him about his idea. Thomen was sold and joined the bunch right away. After that, Jan Vacik (ex-Dreamscape) and Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge) were quick to…

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HAREM SCAREM – United (Album Review)

HAREM SCAREM – United (Album Review)

Harem Scarem are a Canadian hard rock band from Toronto Ontario. Harem Scarem achieved popularity in Japan and their native Canada the early 1990s. The band was active from 1987 to 2008 and again from 2013 after reforming. Throughout their career, they released 14 studio albums, plus numerous live and compilation albums. I am sure you’re wondering where the name Harem Scarem came from. It’s really not that big a mystery – everyone always assumes…

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WARBRINGER – Woe To The Vanquished (Album Review)

WARBRINGER – Woe To The Vanquished (Album Review)

Warbringer are an American thrash metal band formed in 2004. Century Media Records signed Warbringer originally and released their debut, War Without End, in 2008. Warbringer‘s second album, Waking into Nightmares, was released in 2009. The album reached No. 14 on the chart. Despite numerous line-up changes Warbringer have released four full-length albums on Century Media before moving to Napalm Records for their new release, Woe To The Vanquished. We open the album with “Silhouettes” and an assault…

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NIGHT DEMON – Darkness Remains (Album Review)

NIGHT DEMON – Darkness Remains (Album Review)

Ventura, California based metal outfit, Night Demon, return in 2017 with the band’s sophomore full-length studio effort, Darkness Remains. The new album is the follow up to their debut record, Curse Of The Damned, and is out on Century Media now. In addition to the releasing Darkness Remains, Night Demon are also embarking on a US tour supporting Anvil. So the best way to describe way this band is the new wave of NWOBHM. I first heard…

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FRONTLINE – Cold World (Album Review)

FRONTLINE – Cold World (Album Review)

Guitarist / singer / songwriter Jason Delismon put together Chicago based modern rock act Frontline after leaving his former band, A.D.D. (for whom he was the drummer) when his initial idea for a solo project grew legs and began adding members after writing sessions with guitarist, Mike Nowak. The quintet became a fully working entity in January 2016 and began hitting the local club scene just shy of a year later, after working through all…

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SNAKECHARMER – Second Skin (Album Review)

SNAKECHARMER – Second Skin (Album Review)

Snakecharmer are a British hard rock supergroup that was originally founded in 2011 by former Whitesnake/David Coverdale members Micky Moody and Neil Murray along with musicians including Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Harry James (Thunder) Adam Wakeman and Chris Ousey (Heartland). The band’s debut self-titled debut album was released in 2013 and musically is hard rock style mixed with blues and melody and reminds you of Bad Company and Foreigner. Snakecharmer played live shows regularly in support…

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ONE DESIRE – One Desire (Album Review)

ONE DESIRE – One Desire (Album Review)

One Desire are a rock band that hails from Finland. Innovative Italian label Frontiers Music Srl recently presented the birth of this new melodic rock band which features the former Sturm Und Drang man André Linman and Jonas Kuhlberg of Cains Offering along with Jimmy Westerlund and Ossi Sivula. The Frontiers Music Srl manager even noted that their upcoming album is a “strong contender for album of the year”. I have never heard of this band but…

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OBITUARY – Obituary (Album Review)

OBITUARY – Obituary (Album Review)

Obituary is an American Death Metal band formed in October 1984 in Tampa, Florida in the US, under the name Executioner. Then changed the name’s spelling to Xecutioner before eventually changing their name to Obituary in 1988. The band’s current lineup consists of vocalist John Tardy, lead guitarist Kenny Andrews, rhythm guitarist Trevor Peres, bassist Terry Butler and drummer Donald Tardy. Obituary has gone through several lineup changes, with Peres and the Tardy brothers being…

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LETTERS FROM THE FIRE – Worth the Pain (Album Review)

LETTERS FROM THE FIRE – Worth the Pain (Album Review)

Letters From the Fire is a hard rock outfit from the San Francisco Bay Area. The band returns with a new album (Worth the Pain) and a new singer (Alexa Kabazie). The band has actually been around for a few years, initially going under the name Park Lane before making the switch to Letters From The Fire and releasing a self-titled EP in 2014. An interesting fact about this band is the switch of vocalist…

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