SLASH with MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS – Living The Dream (Album Review)

SLASH with MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS – Living The Dream (Album Review)

Living the dream, one track at a time… Slash‘s output during his tenure as Guns ‘n Roses’s lead guitarist is probably my least favourite of everything he has put his name to, with the exception being the masterpiece that is Appetite for Destruction. When he released his first Slash’s Snake Pit album It’s 5 ‘O Clock Somewhere way back in 1995, I personally thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. From there, after…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Two (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Two (Festival Review)

Day one of Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio had a promising start before storms rolled in and caused a lengthy delay. The skies continued to drench the area throughout the night and the morning of the second day was quite overcast, but we were hopeful that it would be a better day. Weather forecasters had been saying for some time that Saturday would be the best day weather-wise for awhile so we weren’t…

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Top Ten Albums of 2016 – Craig Terdich

My top albums are simply the albums that I found myself going back to listen to over and over again. My taste may not be for everyone, but that’s what is great about the music we love. You never know when something is going to catch your ear. I look to Decibel Geek to help me find new bands. So here goes from 10-1 10 – Sixx: A.M. – Prayers for the Damned   When I…

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Metal Mama’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

Wow! What a year for music! It was my privilege to become a part of the Decibel Geek family in 2016 and I have enjoyed every moment of it. From major label releases to independent and crowd funded projects, hard rock and heavy metal bands had a variety to share with us. There were so many outstanding albums this year, in fact, that choosing a top ten list was a monumental task. There were several…

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ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero (Album Review)

ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero (Album Review)

Alter Bridge is that rare band in the modern day who are such professionals that no matter what they do, you have to respect it. They have a confidence that I don’t think any other band rightfully has and with it they have produced album after album of pure unmatched drive and power. With their fourth album Fortress released in 2013, they went back to a familiar formula after experimenting in fine form on AB…

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ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero (Oct 7, 2016)

ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero (Oct 7, 2016)

Alter Bridge is a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. As assets in both musical genres, the band returns with their fifth studio album, The Last Hero. The album marks a creative highpoint for the quartet, exploring styles and musical influences from throughout the band’s history. From the first notes of opener “Show Me A Leader” to the final notes of the title track “The Last Hero,” it’s clear…

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Tremonti Dust – (Album Review)

Tremonti Dust – (Album Review)

The band Tremonti‘s new release, Dust, is the second part of an ambitious double album project that started ten months ago with the release of Cauterize. The sister albums are a result of an extremely futile writing period Mark Tremonti had. After it was all said and done he realized that he had too much quality material to try to stuff into one album. For my tastes, the two separate album concept makes much better sense….

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Slash Sets The World (And My Ears) On Fire

I really liked Slash’s first post Velvet Revolver solo album featuring a different singer on each track.  The only tracks I didn’t like were the two featuring Myles Kennedy.  I don’t like Myles Kennedy.  I don’t mean personally.  I don’t know the man and he’s crossed no line with me.  His voice makes me sad.  I didn’t like him in Alter Bridge but suffice it to say I was not the target audience for a…

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