MAGNUM – Lost On The Road To Eternity (Album Review)

MAGNUM – Lost On The Road To Eternity (Album Review)

It has been 46 years since the birth of British rockers, Magnum. In their infancy, it was not an easy task for founding members Tony Clarkin (guitar, songwriter) and Bob Catley (vocals) in keeping their dream alive. After playing in clubs and releasing a single in 1975, their ascent to fame did not begin until 1977 when (still without a record label) they opened for Judas Priest. Finally in 1978, as a five-piece outfit, they signed with…

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DREAM TROLL- The Witch’s Curse (Album Review)

DREAM TROLL- The Witch’s Curse (Album Review)

Dream Troll are an English metal band, who are steeped in the traditions of the genre, specifically early 1980’s.   Deep in the Middle Earth, an army has been assembling to take war to the Metal legions.   Rather than run from the cliches, the band claim to be embracing them and they sound wholly genuine in their love of the genre. The band consists of Paul Walsh on vocals, Matt Baldwinson on guitar, Paul Carter on…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 11: The bonus disc, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 11: The bonus disc, Album Review)

*Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 Click here for Disc 5 Click here for Disc 6 Click here for Disc 7 Click here for Disc 8 Click here for Disc 9 Click here for Disc 10 An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 9, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 9, Album Review)

*Gene Simmons Vault Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 Click here for Disc 5 Click here for Disc 6 Click here for Disc 7 Click here for Disc 8 The unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene Simmons during the Los Angeles Gene Simmons…

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CHILLIWACK – ROCKERBOX (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

CHILLIWACK – ROCKERBOX (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

Rockerbox is the fifth studio album form Canada’s legendary rockers Chilliwack and the subject of this edition of That 70’s Guy’s Retro Review. Released in December 1975, this album ranks not only as the best that Bill Henderson and company ever put to vinyl, but one of the best Canadian rock albums of all time. However there was one slight problem – Chilliwack made a real hard rock FM style effort that many had a…

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SACRED LEATHER – Ultimate Force (Album Review)

SACRED LEATHER – Ultimate Force (Album Review)

After two years in the making, Sacred Leather were determined to make a mark with their debut full-length album Ultimate Force and without any reservations, they have done just that. Out February 24, 2018, on Cruz Del Sur Music this album is a fine example of classic metal, harking back to 1983 (specific, I know) which is exactly what the band intended. The midwest five-piece which makes up Sacred Leather are determined, as vocalist Dee…

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DEADHEADS – This One Goes To 11 (Album Review)

DEADHEADS – This One Goes To 11 (Album Review)

Deadheads are a four piece, high energy, rock and roll band from Sweden. They have released two full length albums and have toured all over Europe, playing together with bands like Imperial State Electric, Monster Magnet and Supersuckers .  It is nice that I have been able to check out this album, as the very first review I did for Decibel Geek was for their previous release Loadead in 2015. The latest release, This Goes…

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SALEM – Attrition (Album Review)

SALEM – Attrition (Album Review)

Salem (sometimes also labeled Salem U.K. to distinguish themselves from the Israeli thrash band going by the same name) is a classic UK hard rock band that originally was considered to be part of the NWOBHM movement. But to me, they always were a bit more melodic compared to many of their contemporaries. In my opinion, the influences of Deep Purple and Rainbow shine through in the band’s current musical output whereas many of the NWOBHM…

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ANVIL – Pounding the Pavement (Album Review)

ANVIL – Pounding the Pavement (Album Review)

Calling Toronto, Ontario as home, Canadian heavy metal/thrash/speed icons Anvil are once again proving “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The band’s 17th full-length studio output, Pounding the Pavement, is out January 19th, 2018 on Steamhammer/SPV. A total staple on the heavy metal landscape, Anvil are almost like the fly you can’t shoo away. Like the rash after spending the night with a questionable partner. Never with much fanfare, they just keep issuing new albums every couple of…

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WORRY BLAST .44 (Album Review)

WORRY BLAST .44 (Album Review)

Worry Blast have chosen to begin their .44 album with “Outta Nowhere”. Disgustingly appropriate seeing as that’s what happened here. They came at me hard from “Outta Nowhere”! This album is high-energy AC/DC influenced hard rock from the first second to the last. Hailing from Switzerland, Worry Blast has apparently been around since at least 2013. I say that as their debut, Break Out From Hell, arrived that year. Two years later, 2015 saw the…

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