SNEW – You’ve Got Some Nerve (Album Review)

SNEW – You’ve Got Some Nerve (Album Review)

It’s not SNEW, s’old to me! Somehow, somewhere I came across the band SNEW and their 2008 CD SNEW You. I also crossed paths with the 2014 single “Thunderdog” or maybe that’s where it all started? No idea, but a great track in any case! Then while attending a pool party ahead of the Monsters of Rock Cruise in sunny Miami, SNEW CD’s were among the prize packs distributed to partygoers. Most folks were going…

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DAMN DICE – Thriller Killer (Album Review)

DAMN DICE – Thriller Killer (Album Review)

Damn Dice kinda came at me from out of nowhere. Sure they contacted me through the Decibel Geek email board to submit their forthcoming Thriller Killer album for review. But I didn’t expect what I heard. I envisioned, for some reason, another 80s sound clone type band that never really quite reaches the target quality of that golden era. So many bands fall into this sub-par category if you ask me. Perhaps it’s because I…

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ROADKILL – Ruled by Machines (Album Review)

ROADKILL – Ruled by Machines (Album Review)

In early January of last year (2017), I discovered a band, album, and song that got its hooks in deep. From the first “click” on the video suggestion that popped up in the sidebar while checking something else out on YouTube, I was hooked. I usually ignore those things, but for some reason, I clicked this time. The song was “Ready for War” from Hobart, Tasmania’s Roadkill. I reviewed the album, E X T I…

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Goodbye KISS, Ace Album Review & More – New Noize v3

Goodbye KISS, Ace Album Review & More – New Noize v3

We’re bringing the news this week with New Noize v3! There are some big happenings going on in the rock and podcasting world. Notably, the Ear Peeler Podcast Kings Tournament. What started out with a 64 podcast field has come down to only four and Decibel Geek is one of them! The semifinals see us going up against the juggernaut of Rock & Metal Combat Podcast. While these guys are our friends, we want to…

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MIA KLOSE – Stronger (Album Review)

MIA KLOSE – Stronger (Album Review)

UK based Swedish singer Mia Klose first came to my attention thanks to Sweden Rock Festival. In 2013 I made my inaugural trek trans-Atlantic to attend my first Sweden Rock, not my last! Prior to departing Toronto for the adventure, I performed my due diligence on many, many bands of the 80 act roster that were completely unknown to me. Sadly, I found little to nothing on Mia Klose in the way of albums for…

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VANDALLUS – Bad Disease (Album Review)

VANDALLUS – Bad Disease (Album Review)

Although the initial offering from Ohio’s Vandallus arrived in 2016, the band was unknown to me. That debut release, On The High Side, delivered by High Roller Records, completely slipped me by. Perhaps even more notable is that Vandallus contain members of thrash band Midnight. From Midnight, Shaun Vanek (guitars and vocals), and Steve Dukuslow (drums) hold down Vandallus as well. Rounding out the Vandallus camp is Jason Vanek (vocals, guitar), with Tyler Harvey (Deadiron)…

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SATAN – Cruel Magic (Album Review)

SATAN – Cruel Magic (Album Review)

“Are you familiar with Satan? No not the ruler of the Underworld but the band. Yes, there’s a band with that, perhaps very unfortunately so, choice of name that may have helped to contain them in obscurity for much of their career.” I wrote that as my opening line when reviewing SATAN – Atom By Atom in 2015. I stand by it now, approximately three years later. That very Atom By Atom release saw placement…

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DREAM PATROL – Phantoms of the Past (Album Review)

DREAM PATROL – Phantoms of the Past (Album Review)

As a kid, I remember being excited to head over to my buddy’s house and watch restricted movies. Usually, action and/or horror films were the genres of choice and the A Nightmare On Elm Street series was a popular one. Receiving the album promo for DREAM PATROL – Phantoms Of The Past and reading that those films inspired their choice of moniker intrigued. DREAM PATROL – Info With band members from USA, Slovakia, Austria and…

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THE UNITY – Rise (Album Review)

THE UNITY – Rise (Album Review)

The Unity is a band created by ex-Gamma Ray members, drummer Michael Ehre and guitarist Henjo Richter. The rest of the band members are comprised of former Ehre band Love.Might.Kill. They include singer Giamba Manenti, guitarist Stef E., bassist Jogi Sweers, and keyboardist Sasha Onnen. Formed in 2016 Rise is The Unity‘s second release on SPV/Steamhammer records. Rise is comprised of 13 tracks on the regular release. The deluxe version has an additional six tracks. Three live…

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HITTEN – Twist of Fate (Album Review)

HITTEN – Twist of Fate (Album Review)

Viva Espanola! I’m not familiar with the work of Spanish metallers Hitten prior to Twist of Fate. I understand they issued a couple of EPs and two full-length albums, (First Strike with the Devil and State of Shock). The latter long-player, the fruit of their partnership with High Roller Records. Not bad for a band who only began life in 2011, I say. The sophomore album saw a marked improvement on the band’s rather naïve…

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