L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know (Album Review)

L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know (Album Review)

Straight Outta Hell! I know I am probably the wrong person to be reviewing the brand new album L.A. Guns – The Devil You Know. Some might say I am too much of a fanboy to objectively review one of their albums. To those people I have two things to say; you’re absolutely right and Piss Off! I am writing it anyway! Something wicked this way comes and it’s titled The Devil You Know. The…

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BABYLON SHAKES – Exit to the Velveteen Lounge (Album Review)

BABYLON SHAKES – Exit to the Velveteen Lounge (Album Review)

Anyone out there want to kick off 2019 with a low down, dirty slab of sleaze rock then listen up. Babylon Shakes is about to drop their debut album from HIGH VOL MUSIC entitled Exile To The Velveteen Lounge. Those that know me are well aware I have a soft spot for the “sleaze rock” genre. I purchased Faster Pussycat‘s debut album more than once because I simply wore the shit out of it during…

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LYCANTHRO- Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse (EP Review)

LYCANTHRO- Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse (EP Review)

LYCANTHRO – Bio Horns up! It’s time to prepare for the arrival of the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse. Not talking about Ric Flair’s band of WCW wrestlers, but instead the sophomore EP from Ottawa’s Lycanthro. It was February of last year when I was introduced to this band via their debut self titled release. When I reviewed the debut, I  clearly remember thinking what these guys could be capable of with a little more…

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LEE AARON – Diamond Baby Blues (Album Review)

LEE AARON – Diamond Baby Blues (Album Review)

LEE AARON Just when I thought that 2017 was an amazing year for new music, along comes 2018.  I am literally buried in rock solid releases that are fighting for my ipod time. I will also proudly point out that among these fantastic new records (YES, I still refer to them as records!) is a healthy dose of Canadian rock and metal.  This is from both new and classic acts.  One such case in point…

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L.A. GUNS – Made in Milan (Album Review)

L.A. GUNS – Made in Milan (Album Review)

Introduction Ok, I am not sure if the timing of this release was a good thing or not.  I recently (by recently, I mean yesterday) received the brand new L.A. Guns’ Made In Milan live album from Frontiers Records.  The reason for the dilemma of the timing is that my own podcast, the CGCM Podcast, is a couple days away from releasing our latest episode entitled The CGCM’s Greatest Live Records Of All Time. This episode is…

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STEEL CITY – Fortress (Album Review)

STEEL CITY – Fortress (Album Review)

OUT f’n Standing! That is pretty much my entire review of the debut album entitled Fortress from Ohio based rockers Steel City. If you are searching for a melodic pop metal masterpiece, you just found it. After just one listen, Fortress is flirting with my top spot on my Best of 2018 list. It’s that fucking good, no joke. About a month ago, I was invited to come “like” the Steel City Facebook page. Always open…

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DIRKSCHNEIDER – Back To The Roots Part 2 Tour Back To Back Toronto/Ottawa!

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Back To The Roots Part 2 Tour Back To Back Toronto/Ottawa!

On April 6, 1952, 65 years ago a man was born. This man would become a stalwart figure in heavy metal. Udo Dirkschneider rose to the metalhead’s eyes and ears as frontman for the 1970s formed German band Accept. The band impressed audiences and issued a six-album catalog before Udo departed in 1987 to form his solo project U.D.O. a few years later Dirkschneider returned to Accept for a three album package in the mid-90s…

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JOHN CORABI – Live ’94 (One Night In Nashville) (Album Review)

JOHN CORABI – Live ’94 (One Night In Nashville) (Album Review)

Today’s word of the day is “polarizing“.  Its definition: to break up into opposing factions or groupings. Now live albums, in general, can often be viewed as polarizing. I know of some music fans that generally have no use for them, while others will grab for a live album more often than not. Personally, I am a fan. For a geek like myself, a “well crafted” live record has the power to transport me into the venue…

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LITTLE CAESAR – Eight (Album Review)

LITTLE CAESAR – Eight (Album Review)

I think we all have those things in life that offer comfort and contentment. Call it your “happy place”. It could be a special blanket, an old photograph or the smell of that old baseball mitt but for me personally, these “things” often come in the form of music. Whether it be discovering new bands and new music or dusting off some of my classic CDs there is not a faster way to my “happy…

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SAINTED SINNERS – Back With A Vengeance (Album Review)

SAINTED SINNERS – Back With A Vengeance (Album Review)

Wow, it seems like only a year ago I sat down to review the debut album from Sainted Sinners. Holy crap, not even a year!! It was a strong debut filled with lots of Deep Purple/Whitesnake like grooves. So strong in fact that it took the number eight spot on my Decibel Geek 2017 Top Ten List. When I heard that David Reece and Frank Pane had begun work on a sophomore album last year,…

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