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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KILLER BEE – Remember the Times (Album Review)

KILLER BEE – Remember the Times (Album Review)

Atmospheric beginnings leave way into the explosion of hard drumming and sweet guitar riffage that follow. That’s the start of the latest offering from the Swedish Canadian band Killer Bee and the lead track “Rockaholic”. The song rips along at a breakneck pace with almost thrash sensibilities underlying. That’s exactly how you open a fucking album! Way to grab my attention from the get-go Killer Bee! Due to hit shelves on February 8, 2019, is…

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HANK VON HELL – Egomania (Album Review)

HANK VON HELL – Egomania (Album Review)

Return of the Hank When Mr and Mrs von Hell had their little baby Hank, I doubt they had any idea of the future he would lead. You could say it has been a rollercoaster of a ride involving drug addiction and rock ‘n’ roll, where he is mostly famed for being the frontman of Norwegian eccentrics Turbonegro from 1993-2010. He says he has dealt with his drug addiction and in November 2018 released his…

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Denver January 2019 (Concert Review)

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Denver January 2019 (Concert Review)

COC rocked the Gothic, Englewood, Co, on their headline tour with Crowbar, Mothership, and WeedEater. Wiseblood and Deliverance are two of my favorite 90’s hard rock albums of the ’90s. They’ve stood the test of time. America’s Volume Dealer and In The Arms of God are perfectly rated but still have some gems. Once Pepper was out of the band and they performed and released albums as a trio I didn’t even care. I’ve seen COC…

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RIVAL SONS – Feral Roots (Album Review)

RIVAL SONS – Feral Roots (Album Review)

I had almost given up on the Rival Sons. Their first two albums came out blasting, with great bluesy hard rock that fit perfectly with the rest of my music collection. Then they started to get a little eclectic, maybe too funky, for my tastes. I saw them headline a theater in a Boston suburb in 2014, where they played extended, jam-band versions of their songs, and couldn’t overcome the juggernaut that is Monster Truck, who opened…

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INGLORIOUS – Ride to Nowhere (Album Review)

INGLORIOUS – Ride to Nowhere (Album Review)

Inglorious‘ self-titled debut album really impressed me – they were my number 3 pick in 2016 – and the follow-up last year was almost as good. With Ride to Nowhere though, they take it to the next level. The songwriting is sharp, the riffs are strong, the choruses are catchy and lead singer Nathan James has his voice at octaves not heard too often. And then it all fell apart. But first, the album. The music was…

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Dave Glynn’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

Dave Glynn’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

Dave’s Top 10 Albums of 2018 #10. HARDCORE SUPERSTAR – You Can’t Kill My Rock n Roll Best track: “Hit Me Where It Hurts” First up is a veteran band that mixes many styles – funk, punk, Dead Daisies, Aerosmith, Anthrax, and others. With a number of #1 hits and Swedish Grammy awards, they prove they can hold their own in a tough market (it’s a known fact around Decibel Geek that Sweden has the highest percentage…

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CHAOS OVER COSMOS – The Unknown Voyage (Album Review)

CHAOS OVER COSMOS – The Unknown Voyage (Album Review)

Chaos Over Cosmos is the unlikely progressive metal collaboration of Poland’s Rafal Bowman and Javier Calderon from Spain. In 2016 Bowman started the musical project but it took a while before he found his ideal vocalist in Calderon. The result of this collaboration is the 5-track 48-minute The Unknown Voyage. So, we know they’re progressive metal and with the words ‘voyage’ and ‘cosmos’ involved I think you know where their subject matter lies. I don’t quite know…

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MOONSTRUCK – Web Of Deception (Album Review)

MOONSTRUCK – Web Of Deception (Album Review)

  Web Of Deception is the name of the first album by Dutch prog metal outfit Moonstruck. Having previously released an EP called Impact over a year ago which certainly left an “impact” on this reviewer (sorry I couldn’t help myself), I was keen to hear an album worth of new songs by the band. The 5-piece certainly deliver a quality set of songs and music which again shows their influences but still manages to sound like Moonstruck. The…

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UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS – Wasteland Tour – Glasgow G2 – (Concert Review)

UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS – Wasteland Tour – Glasgow G2 – (Concert Review)

On a cold wintry night in Glasgow, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats brought their dark groovy psychedelic metal to town. They were also ably assisted by Canadians Blood Ceremony on the night. Pleasingly it was a sold out show so the venue was nicely packed through the night. Personally, this was my first experience of both bands live (in the case of the support only having heard a couple of songs) so I was quite excited to…

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