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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HITTMAN – Hittman (Album Review)

HITTMAN – Hittman (Album Review)

Contrary to popular belief, 1988 was a great year for rock and metal. Releases included …..And Justice For All (Metallica), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Iron Maiden) Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt II (Helloween) and Kings of Metal (Manowar) to name but a few, not to mention New Jersey (Bon Jovi). With all these big hitters on show, it’s not too difficult to see how Hittman and their self-titled debut slipped through the…

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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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LOVE N’ REVENGE – Karma (Album Review)

LOVE N’ REVENGE – Karma (Album Review)

After taking a break from writing, I thought it was time to do a review on an album that I received earlier this year from Kivel Records. If you don’t know Kivel Records I would suggest you get on the site and check out all the amazing bands on the label. I was first introduced to Kivel‘s selections with a spectacular band called Tango Down, which is one of my most played CD’s released in 2016….

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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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JASTA – The Lost Chapters (Album Review)

JASTA – The Lost Chapters (Album Review)

Jamey Jasta, heavy music’s chronic workaholic, releases another Jasta album, but is it as good as Hatebreed? “This Is Your Life“, the first track on the album, kicks off with a pounding drumbeat and revolving riff, before vocalist Jamey Jasta blasts in over the top. You can just imagine the live crowd, fists pumping and bodies hurling over the place when they play live. The chorus reminds me a bit of old Biohazard. That’s one…

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SOULDRINKER – War Is Coming (Album Review)

SOULDRINKER – War Is Coming (Album Review)

Souldrinker have arrived and they’ve brought war! The, I believe German, outfit dropped their debut full-length War is Coming on November 3, 2017, courtesy of El Puerto Records. November 24, 2017, for CD & vinyl in North America. And what a release it is! Having had the pleasure of possessing a promo download of this for a few weeks now, Souldrinker have enhanced my hour plus bus commute to work each day. Loaded with heavy riffs…

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