ROADKILL – Ruled by Machines (Album Review)

ROADKILL – Ruled by Machines (Album Review)

In early January of last year (2017), I discovered a band, album, and song that got its hooks in deep. From the first “click” on the video suggestion that popped up in the sidebar while checking something else out on YouTube, I was hooked. I usually ignore those things, but for some reason, I clicked this time. The song was “Ready for War” from Hobart, Tasmania’s Roadkill. I reviewed the album, E X T I…

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WHITE FOXX – Come Pet The Foxx (Album Review)

WHITE FOXX – Come Pet The Foxx (Album Review)

Are you familiar with bands like Cinderella, Britny Fox, Tangier and Heaven’s Edge? Ever heard of White Foxx? You will probably say yes to the first question and there is a high probability you will say no to the second. Still, there are a lot of similarites between all these bands which shared musical vision, played the same club circuit and even shared lots members. White Foxx played an important part in Philadelphia’s metal scene…

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WHITE WING – White Wing (Album Review)

WHITE WING – White Wing (Album Review)

Sometimes albums come along that are being reissued that you have no idea who they are. I confess when I was asked about reviewing White Wing I sort of uttered “Who?”. This self-titled album was released in 1976 and had one song that became a minor hit in “Hansa (Aquila)” which led to comparisons with The Moody Blues although not much of the album did that. The South Dakota band were a bit heavier in…

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BLACK ROSE – Walk It How You Talk It (Album Review)

BLACK ROSE – Walk It How You Talk It (Album Review)

At the dawn of the 1980’s the new movement of hard rock bands playing a more sophisticated and talented kind of rock compared to their punk predecessors emerged all over the UK, from the Channel Islands in the south to the northern part of Scotland. A few of the bands became superstars (Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and maybe even Saxon). A few bands achieved semi-large success (bands like the Tygers of Pan Tang, Heavy Pettin’,…

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MIDNITE CITY – Midnite City (Album Review)

MIDNITE CITY – Midnite City (Album Review)

Is it not ironic that since I last posted an article, October 2017, is when this was released? I have been toiling over new music in the latter half of 2017 and into 2018 with not much enthusiasm. Without a doubt I missed this release from Midnite City because had I paid better attention to this back in October 2017 I am sure I would have felt as I do now: excited about this music…

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THE GANG – The Gang (Album Review)

THE GANG – The Gang (Album Review)

Female fronted hard rock from Slovakia! Well, that sounds pretty cool…let’s check it out! Coming to fruition originally in 2013, from what I can find on the internet, The Gang formed with bassist Tom the Thunder, classically educated keyboardist Iggy the Reaper and heavyweight drummer Dr. Evil. Is that Michael Myers? In 2014, The Gang issued an EP titled Let It Rock before talented young vocalist Dory (whose mother was a schoolmate of Dr. Evil) stepped up to the mic in 2016. Also in 2016, the Slovak hard rock…

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A FOOT IN COLDWATER – Breaking Through (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

A FOOT IN COLDWATER – Breaking Through (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

That 70’s Guy is back again to present another round of my “Retro Review” series. This time I am pleased to review A Foot in Coldwater’s 1977 release Breaking Through. First things first, lets’ get this out of the way right off the bat. A Foot in Coldwater (also known as AFIC) is my all-time favorite Canadian band and sits within my top five bands of all time. Breaking Through is the 4th album and…

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EVIL CINDERELLA – Dangerous Inside (EP Review)

EVIL CINDERELLA – Dangerous Inside (EP Review)

Holy 80s Batman! Awesome stuff! My two initial reactions/thoughts when checking out the Dangerous Inside EP from Evil Cinderella. Once again, the band’s logo doesn’t lie! It, in fact, tells you exactly what’s inside. This is loaded with the catchy hooks, epic choruses and soaring guitar riffs you’d expect in the 80s. They must be Swedish since that’s the hotbed of melodic metal and 80s influenced bands right now. Nope, wrong again Meister! They are…

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SISTER SWITCHBLADE – Best Served Cold (Album Review)

SISTER SWITCHBLADE – Best Served Cold (Album Review)

Getting mail is a wonderful thing! It’s always exciting to check your mailbox and find that package of music and/or merchandise that you ordered from a band you love. What a pleasant surprise it is to find something sent from a band that you’ve never heard of that turns out to blow your mind! Such is the case with Best Served Cold, the debut album from Australia’s Sister Switchblade. The band rises from the ashes…

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MILLENNIUM – Awakening (Album Review)

MILLENNIUM – Awakening (Album Review)

In what seems to be a new trend of more obscure bands from the 80s resurging The Meister has uncovered another gem. Welcome to the new Millennium, one might say (pun fully intended). The Awakening album from UK’s Millennium is set for self-release in October 2017. After repeatedly listening to the album on commutes to and from work the past week or so, I can comfortably announce that Awakening will be a top ten of the…

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