MOURNSPIRE – Liminals of Profound Loss (Album Review)

MOURNSPIRE – Liminals of Profound Loss (Album Review)

So I haven’t done a review in a while until our leader, Decibel Geek website editor/staff writer Rich “The Meister” Dillon, asked me to review this new album by US doom metallers Mournspire from Fairfax Virginia. Their new album, Liminals of Profound Loss, self-released on November 10th, 2017. So, we go into the first song which is called “An Empty Storm is the End”. It starts off really slow and moody setting a gothic doom feel straight away….

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Serious Black – Magic (Album Review)

Serious Black – Magic (Album Review)

It all happened in Spain, when Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween, Masterplan) and Mario Lochert (Emergency Gate, ex-Visions of Atlantis) had a conversation backstage over a cool beverage, talking music business – you know, what musicians usually do. Mario contacted his friend of many years, Thomen Stauch (ex-Blind Guardian, Savage Circus), telling him about his idea. Thomen was sold and joined the bunch right away. After that, Jan Vacik (ex-Dreamscape) and Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge) were quick to…

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ONE DESIRE – One Desire (Album Review)

ONE DESIRE – One Desire (Album Review)

One Desire are a rock band that hails from Finland. Innovative Italian label Frontiers Music Srl recently presented the birth of this new melodic rock band which features the former Sturm Und Drang man André Linman and Jonas Kuhlberg of Cains Offering along with Jimmy Westerlund and Ossi Sivula. The Frontiers Music Srl manager even noted that their upcoming album is a “strong contender for album of the year”. I have never heard of this band but…

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OBITUARY – Obituary (Album Review)

OBITUARY – Obituary (Album Review)

Obituary is an American Death Metal band formed in October 1984 in Tampa, Florida in the US, under the name Executioner. Then changed the name’s spelling to Xecutioner before eventually changing their name to Obituary in 1988. The band’s current lineup consists of vocalist John Tardy, lead guitarist Kenny Andrews, rhythm guitarist Trevor Peres, bassist Terry Butler and drummer Donald Tardy. Obituary has gone through several lineup changes, with Peres and the Tardy brothers being…

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LETTERS FROM THE FIRE – Worth the Pain (Album Review)

LETTERS FROM THE FIRE – Worth the Pain (Album Review)

Letters From the Fire is a hard rock outfit from the San Francisco Bay Area. The band returns with a new album (Worth the Pain) and a new singer (Alexa Kabazie). The band has actually been around for a few years, initially going under the name Park Lane before making the switch to Letters From The Fire and releasing a self-titled EP in 2014. An interesting fact about this band is the switch of vocalist…

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HARDLINE – Human Nature (Album Review)

HARDLINE – Human Nature (Album Review)

Hardline is an American hard rock band.  Originally formed in 1991, the band’s last album before Human Nature was Danger Zone, which was released on May 18, 2012. The group was established when brothers Johnny (vocals) and Joey (guitar) Gioeli, (originally from the band Brunette) teamed up with Journey/Bad English guitarist Neal Schon. The original plan was for Schon to just produce Hardline, but as he was having so much fun that he decided to…

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American Head Charge-Tango Umbrella (Album Review)

American Head Charge-Tango Umbrella (Album Review)

American Head Charge are a nu-metal band from Minnesota in the United States. The band was formed in 1997, disbanded in 2007 but then quietly reformed and embarked on a ten-date tour of the American Midwest. The classic lineup of American Head Charge, Cameron Heacock (vocals), Chad Hanks (bass), Karma Singh Cheema (guitar), Justin Fowler (keyboards) and Chris Emery (drums) has added Ted Hallows (guitar) to the mix and issued the Shoot EP in 2013….

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