TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK – A Voice Unheard (Album Review)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK – A Voice Unheard (Album Review)

Tomorrow’s Outlook formed in 2007 in Sørvik, Troms County, Norway. That’s Arctic Northern Norway. Sounds way too cold for this Canadian Metalhead! The original formation saw songwriter Trond Nicolaisen and bassist/songwriter Andreas Stenseth joining forces. In present times as of 2018 the core line-up duo has added guitarist Øystein K. Hanssen. The boys take their time on creating an album. Since inception, Tomorrow’s Outlook has issued only one album, the full-length 34613 in February of…

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AMORETTES – Born To Break (Album Review)

AMORETTES – Born To Break (Album Review)

High expectations don’t scratch the surface of my anticipation of the forthcoming effort from The Amorettes – Born To Break. Their previous release, White Hot Heat in 2016 found its way into my best 10 albums of the year. And I still spin it from time to time. Great gym workout tunes. Fast furious and simple. If AC/DC were female. It is said that they are “like Airbourne with Joan Jett as a front woman”…

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DEMONS SING OF THE END – Take Life By The Throat And Scream (Album Review)

DEMONS SING OF THE END – Take Life By The Throat And Scream (Album Review)

When I hear the phrase “one-man band” I always think of Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. Yeah, I’m weird. Well, it ain’t ole Dick here, that’s for sure. Welcome to Demons Sing Of The End, a one-man band from London, UK. Created and helmed by Rob Lewis who carries out all aspects of writing and recording. While the band’s moniker is quite the mouthful, the debut album’s title, Take Life By The Throat And…

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NIGHTBREAK – Wicked Angel (Album Review)

NIGHTBREAK – Wicked Angel (Album Review)

Coming out of The Bronx New York City New York we have Nightbreak. Personally, I’m a little confused about this release. It arrived to me via download and came with no information. No worries I’m internet savvy. But I uncovered some conflicting info. According to the Encyclopaedia Metallum website, Nightbreak issued a demo in 2017 titled Wicked Angel. While that demo listed there displays the same title and cover art attached to my download, I…

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SALTY DOG – Lost Treasure (Album Review)

SALTY DOG – Lost Treasure (Album Review)

Sometimes albums and/or songs just stay with you. For almost 30 years even. That’s the case with a song called “Come Along” from a band called Salty Dog. Ever since I first heard the track, probably on the radio back in those days, it appealed to me. Once acquiring the Every Dog Has Its Day album on cassette, it was hard to switch it out of the car’s tape deck. A one and done kinda…

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THE GANG – Email Interview

THE GANG – Email Interview

I’m here to tell you all a little story. Back a few months ago I found a gem of an album. It was basically swamped under the massive digital flow that hits my email inbox from record labels and promo companies from around the world. It can be overwhelmingly oppressive at times, that’s for sure. I try to listen (or at least sample) to as much of it as possible. Knowing nothing aside from the…

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SPARTAN WARRIOR – Hell to Pay (Album Review)

SPARTAN WARRIOR – Hell to Pay (Album Review)

Behold the warrior! Spartan Warrior! Blasting from Great Britain, Spartan Warrior was a part of the NWOBHM movement issuing their first album, Steel n’ Chains, in 1983. The band consisted of Dave Wilkinson (vocals), Neil Wilkinson (guitar), Tom Spencer (bass), Gordon Webster (drums) and Paul Swaddle (guitar). 1984 saw their self-titled sophomore effort hitting shelves. Back then it really was shelves, nowadays I have to say hitting computer screens. Both releases acquired critical acclaim but tensions…

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MILE – The World In Focus (Album Review)

MILE – The World In Focus (Album Review)

Ah, Sweden! A veritable hotbed of music these days. That Scandinavian country just keeps on giving and giving in all music genres. This round we have uncovered another golden gem called simply Mile. This band is a fairly new addition into the music scene having formed in 2012. The band began comprised of former members of the band Cabinett in Marcus Karlsson (vocals), Fredrik Palm (guitars), and Marcus Folke (bass). Joining the crew and completing the lineup,…

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JOHAN KIHLBERG’S IMPERA – Age of Discovery (Album Review)

JOHAN KIHLBERG’S IMPERA – Age of Discovery (Album Review)

OK, to be honest, I’m a bit confused here. The band Impera issued three great melodic rock albums, 2012’s Legacy of Life, 2013’s Pieces of Eden and 2015’s Empire of Sin. Now we see drummer Johan Kihlberg‘s name attached above the Impera font for the forthcoming Age of Discovery. Due out February 23, 2018, thanks to AOR Heaven, this is not just a rebranding of Impera. The press release bills it as Johan Kihlberg‘s debut…

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MARK DANIEL – New Truth EP (EP Review)

MARK DANIEL – New Truth EP (EP Review)

I’m a hard Rock guy. A face-melting kinda guy. Blistering solos tastefully positioned in the song. NWOBHM, Power Metal are preferred genres. I hate ballads (mostly…some of the classics from my youth warm my heart though). Don’t misunderstand me though, I’m also a vocals and melody guy. That being said sometimes a little lighter fare really hits the spot. Remember, I’m a melody guy at heart, a lover of 80s pop even. So a recent…

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