MAYBE NEVER – Maybe Never (Album Review)

MAYBE NEVER – Maybe Never (Album Review)

Sometimes a completely unknown band opening a show can just click with you. As an avid music listener and rabid fan of the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal genres this discovery is one of the greatest feelings. There’s no pre-conceived notions, just you experiencing the band’s compositions and live show for the first time.  Such was the case with Maybe Never out of Rochester, N.Y. My Maybe Never awakening occurred as my friend (Olivier from Sleazeroxx) and…

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KILLER BEE – Tapes from the Attic (Album Review)

KILLER BEE – Tapes from the Attic (Album Review)

Killer Bee‘s new EP Tapes from the Attic is presumably just that. Five songs cultivated from some old cassette recordings found in Anders Ronnblom‘s attic. And all five are purely 80s sounding (although the band only began recording in the 90s). Hooks, catches and choruses abound, they were recorded during the band’s first go around. Forming in 1990 and recording Raw in 1993, Cracked Up in 1995 and World Order Revolution in 1997, Killer Bee…

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KISS – ’78 Solo Albums, Hollywood style (Album Review, KISSmas in July)

KISS – ’78 Solo Albums, Hollywood style (Album Review, KISSmas in July)

Five decades ago, the biggest band on this continent, a free nation, conceived in Liberty, dedicated themselves to the proposition that all bands are not created equal.  Although Abraham Lincoln had died 113 years prior to KISS embarking on the seemingly impossible journey of releasing 4 solo albums on the same day, I think he would’ve been proud of how far our country had come along.  Can you imagine Lincoln in Ace’s makeup? So, to…

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MATTERHORN – Crimes of Man (Album Review)

MATTERHORN – Crimes of Man (Album Review)

Here at the Decibel Geek/CGCM Podcast headquarters, I get inundated with album promos for review. I don’t even read the bios anymore. I just chance and click…if I don’t like it, another simple click stops the madness. Sometimes you win the lottery so to speak! And good morning Matterhorn – Crimes Of Man, nice to meet you! This debut album released independently back in April of 2018. And it’s a ripper! MATTERHORN – Bio Hailing…

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HELL’S GAZELLES – Take Your Medicine (EP Review)

HELL’S GAZELLES – Take Your Medicine (EP Review)

When HELL’S GAZELLES – Take Your Medicine appeared in my promo downloads, I was instantly attracted to it. The album cover. The band name. They were simply intriguing and crying out for me to listen to it. On to the phone it went for sampling during the public transit commute to work. The EP played well over my headphones and I opened up the accompanying press release.  I was quite surprised to read that this…

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DEE SNIDER – For the Love of Metal (Album Review)

DEE SNIDER – For the Love of Metal (Album Review)

I wasn’t sure just what to expect from Dee Snider, the Twisted Sister frontman with his new solo effort, For the Love of Metal. Let’s face it, I was slightly afraid. Afraid that it would be an awful record. But I’m happy to report that it’s just the opposite! Mr. Snider has come through with a bombastically heavy, fist-pumping release with For the Love of Metal. According to the press release sent along with the…

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EVIL-LŸN – Disciple Of Steel (Album Review)

EVIL-LŸN – Disciple Of Steel (Album Review)

EVIL-LŸN – Disciple Of Steel. That have any other folks thinking of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? C’mon, what 10-year-old boy didn’t watch that classic cartoon? But we are of course talking about a metal band and not cartoon here on Decibel Geek. I could not discern if the band is actually named with that character in mind, but it could possibly be her depicted in the intricate cover art. In any case,…

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JONATHAN DAVIS – Black Labyrinth (Album Review)

JONATHAN DAVIS – Black Labyrinth (Album Review)

Frontman with nu-metallers Korn, Jonathan Davis has just unleashed his solo album Black Labyrinth. For 25 years he has been the focal point of Korn with his crazed vocal tones and style, his heartfelt and pained lyrics and a whole lot more. So what does he have to offer without his nu-metal brethren backing him up? “Underneath My Skin” is not a surprising start to the album, it sounds very much like Korn with a…

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STRYPER – God Damn Evil (Album Review)

STRYPER – God Damn Evil (Album Review)

I am not a religious fanatic.  I am not a devil worshipper (although I have partaken in many of his sanctioned activities).  I’ve been deemed a gift from heaven (never mind that the person was very drunk). I’ve been called the Anti-Christ (which may be a bit more accurate, but I had just terminated that person’s employment). You could easily hear me singing at the top of my lungs (in my car… in the key…

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – And Justice For None (Album Review)

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – And Justice For None (Album Review)

Ladies and gentlemen, from Las Vegas, Nevada please welcome Five Finger Death Punch. With a name like that, that’s how they need to be introduced in my opinion. Now I am not a huge fan of this band, I sometimes find the dulcet tones of frontman Ivan Moody a bit of an annoyance but you can’t dispute the fact that they have put some great tracks together over the years and live they are a…

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