UGLY KID JOE – Capitol, Perth City (Concert Review)

UGLY KID JOE – Capitol, Perth City (Concert Review)

Ok, Ugly Kid Joe‘s leadoff single “Everything About You” was a bit of a novelty track when it first came out, with its dumb lyrics and teenage libido but hiding behind that song was a band that rocks out and parties like it’s 1999. Their first full-length album, Americas Least Wanted, followed hot on its heels and definitely didn’t disappoint. In my opinion, there is not a bad track on this album and when I heard that…

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BRODERO – Liars and Thieves (Single Review)

BRODERO – Liars and Thieves (Single Review)

Put together by brothers Jake and Paul Figueroa (formerly of Crobot), Brodero is rounded out on lead guitar by fellow New Jersey boy Joe Cirotti.  Their first single, “Liars and Thieves”, drops on December 12th.  It is a rifftastic little ditty which may or may not be a reference to Jake and Paul’s prior band.  When asked, Jake was more pragmatic saying “I mean, we are all liars and thieves in someway right?”  The lyrics…

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HALFORD III – Winter Songs (Album Review)

HALFORD III – Winter Songs (Album Review)

Where do you begin when discussing rock royalty such as Rob Halford? The “Metal God”! One of the best voices in rock history! “Painkiller”! “The Ripper”! “The Sentinel”! “Hellrider”! “The Hell Patrol”! “Some Heads Are Gonna Roll”! “Into The Pit”! “Resurrection”! “Green Manalishi”! “Oh Come O Come Emanuel”! Wait, what? Did I miss something here? As strange as it seems to think about the “Metal God” singing traditional Christmas songs, he went and did just…

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AMERICAN DOG – Unfinished Business (Album Review)

AMERICAN DOG – Unfinished Business (Album Review)

Some release announcements are filled with anticipation. Excitement. Apprehension. And some just plain make you happy. That’s the case with me and Unfinished Business from American Dog. I hold American Dog close to my heart. We all have those bands. I joined Decibel Geek in August of 2012. And my third written article, all in my first week, was based on the podcast topic of threesomes, bands with three members. I was so happy to tell the world (if…

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ANNIHILATOR – For the Demented (Album Review)

ANNIHILATOR – For the Demented (Album Review)

I personally fell in love back when Annihilator released their debut studio album Alice in Hell. Since then they’ve had their ups and downs when it comes to musical output, so let’s take a look at the new one For the Demented and see if there’s more than just a great front cover there. “Twisted Lobotomy”, it all starts off with an opening riff similar to “Alice in Hell” but quickly turns into a pounding 80’s…

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GALACTIC COWBOYS – Long Way Back to the Moon (Album Review)

GALACTIC COWBOYS – Long Way Back to the Moon (Album Review)

When your band hasn’t released an album in over 17 years or an album with the original lineup since 1993, it’s a pretty big deal to be releasing a new album with the original lineup in 2017! So when the Galactic Cowboys announced that they would be releasing a new album this year, naturally fans of the band were excited! The bad news is that Wally Farkas, with his killer tone and vintage emotional solos,…

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FEAR NOT – 25th Anniversary Reissue (Album Review/Positive Noize Blog)

FEAR NOT – 25th Anniversary Reissue (Album Review/Positive Noize Blog)

Although those of us who enjoy Christian hard rock/metal music currently have a large selection of artists from which to choose, that has not always been the case. Relative to the genre as a whole, this particular classification is still somewhat young. Some of the excellent pioneering bands made waves as far back as the late Seventies, but most stayed under the radar until the dawn of the new century. So, it stands to reason…

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OZ – Transition State (Album Review)

OZ – Transition State (Album Review)

Transition State is an interesting name for this album from Finnish metallers OZ. This is their first album of all new songs in 31 years, so this particular state has been in some transition for many years. To maintain enough enthusiasm through all these years, it has taken some gumption and determination of the only remaining original member of OZ, drummer Mark Ruffneck. He is joined by Johnny Cross (guitar), Juzzy Kangas (guitar) and Peppi…

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FIREFORCE – Annihilate the Evil (Album Review)

FIREFORCE – Annihilate the Evil (Album Review)

A hefty slab of Belgian power metal found within! Not knowing anything about Fireforce prior to receiving this album for review, I suspected its contents based on cover art. Always a lover of medieval and fantasy since my younger days, the dragon attacking a Viking warship appealed to me visually. A collection of rippingly thunderous power metal anthems await discovery within. Upon reading the included bio sheet in the press kit I found them to…

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PHEAR Strikes at The Rockpile in Toronto (Concert Review)

PHEAR Strikes at The Rockpile in Toronto (Concert Review)

Fear not my friends…metal flames burn brightly in Mississauga Ontario. The Toronto suburb is home to meal band Phear. Spelt with a “ph” like phat…meaning cool? Works for me. Nothing to be afraid of here despite what you may have heard on the CGCM Podcast about frontman Patrick Mulock being a scary guy. There may also have been other inappropriate chatter concerning genitalia. Those that know, know. Those that don’t…might want to maintain that blissful…

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