My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Be sure to check out the Decibel Geek website contributor’s collective compilation of the top albums: Best of 2017 Article As 2017 quickly approaches its conclusion, I find it appropriate to reflect on almost 150 new releases of music that I have discovered over the course of the year. Admittedly, my favorites tend to be from the Melodic Rock and Symphonic Metal genres. Regardless, I am proud to present my Top Ten for 2017. To…

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The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

Hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Another year has passed with new music and what a year it has been. With over 100 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favorite, wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to pick what I feel as my Top 10. One day it might be some heavier music where other days more melodic. So many other great releases came…

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EDEN’S CURSE – Cardinal (Album Review)

EDEN’S CURSE – Cardinal (Album Review)

October 14th is the release date of AFM Records recording artist Eden’s Curse to release their latest album Cardinal. The band took three years to record the follow-up to 2013’s Symphony of Sin. The extra time was taken in an effort to do things properly and to explore every possible opportunity to make each song the best it could be while trying to create a heavier sound. They nailed it with Cardinal! All the songs are well crafted, with progressive…

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EDEN’S CURSE – Cardinal (Oct 14, 2016)

EDEN’S CURSE – Cardinal (Oct 14, 2016)

Multinational Melodic Metal band EDEN’S CURSE will release their fifth studio album Cardinal via AFM Records on October 14th, 2016. Produced by Paul Logue and Thorsten Koehne, Cardinal contains 12 songs with all of the usual EDEN’S CURSE trademark melodies, hooks, and riffs. Written mainly by the band’s long-established writing team of bassist and founding member Paul Logue, guitarist Thorsten Koehne and former drummer Pete Newdeck (Tainted Nation), what is immediately apparent about Cardinal is…

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Väsby Rock Festival Day 1 – 17th of July

Väsby Rock Festival Day 1 – 17th of July

Introduction Väsby Rock Festival is a relatively new rock festival in Sweden established in 2013. The festival was founded and organized by a group of 8 people devoted to melodic hard rock/metal. The event is held in the small town of Väsby just north of Stockholm. Strategically situated only 10 km from the Stockholm international airport of Arlanda makes it easy for international visitors to just fly in, stay at a hotel just beside the festival…

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Eden’s Curse ‘Live With the Curse’ Review

Eden’s Curse ‘Live With the Curse’ Review

I’ve been a little pre-occupied these past few months and neglecting my love for music and writing. Luckily for me, the ‘Powers That Be’ at Decibel Geek, were about to inspire me once again. I opened my computer and the first post I read on our staff page was FULL of CD’s up for review. Eden’s Curse Live With the Curse jumped right out at me so I snagged it immediately.  I’m kicking myself now because I’ve been caught up…

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Eden’s Curse-Live With The Curse (April 14, 2015)

Eden’s Curse-Live With The Curse (April 14, 2015)

  After nine years of Eden’s Curse band history, the multinational hard rock/melodic metal band now presents their first-ever live album. Initially formed as a studio project, Eden’s Curse has blossomed into a fully fledged first-class live act with high ambitions. With four fantastic and widely celebrated studio albums already under their belts, the thought of releasing a Live album was never far from the mind, but the main source of inspiration came from their ardent…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2013 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2013 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

In 2013 I was dipping into the world of Symphonic Metal. Standing strong on my usual preference of Melodic Rock here are my favorites for 2013. My Top 10 for 2013 were: 10 – Pink Cream 69 – Ceremonial After a long six-year wait, Pink Cream 69 was back in 2013 with their new album Ceremonial. On first hearing this band in early 1990’s, I have followed them through their long career. I was happy…

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