EVIL CINDERELLA – Dangerous Inside (EP Review)

EVIL CINDERELLA – Dangerous Inside (EP Review)

Holy 80s Batman! Awesome stuff! My two initial reactions/thoughts when checking out the Dangerous Inside EP from Evil Cinderella. Once again, the band’s logo doesn’t lie! It, in fact, tells you exactly what’s inside. This is loaded with the catchy hooks, epic choruses and soaring guitar riffs you’d expect in the 80s. They must be Swedish since that’s the hotbed of melodic metal and 80s influenced bands right now. Nope, wrong again Meister! They are…

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ANTAREZ – Against The Wall (EP Review)

ANTAREZ – Against The Wall (EP Review)

Antarez. Sounds extremely heavy for some reason. Is that just me? Probably, but in case it’s not I’m here to make sure you don’t get fooled. The band absolutely rocks, to be sure…but are nowhere near the cookie monster-ish output that I was expecting. The band came to my attention thanks to them sending me a physical copy of this debut EP on a recommendation from my friend Diane Webb at website Yesterdaze News . I…

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EDGE OF PARADISE – Alive (EP Review)

EDGE OF PARADISE – Alive (EP Review)

One thing I absolutely LOVE about doing album reviews is that I get to discover bands that I wouldn’t discover any other way.  Edge Of Paradise is an American Symphonic metal band that was formed by singer Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates in 2011. Alive by Edge Of Paradise (EP-3rd studio album, The ILS/Universal Group) Produced by: Chuck Johnson, Mixed by: Mike Plotnikoff, Michael Wagener, Jay Ruston The Good: If you haven’t heard Margarita…

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GRETA VAN FLEET- Black Smoke Rising (EP Review)

GRETA VAN FLEET- Black Smoke Rising (EP Review)

I’ve been listening to hard rock since I was seven years old.  Heavy Metal, such as it is, was a natural progression for me.  And I’m not ashamed to say it.  I get nostalgic.  I can drop the needle on a 30-year-old KISS record, dim the lights and instantly be taken back to the time I first discovered the arousal of “Detroit Rock City”.  A flashback to the most important part in any passion.  Discovery….

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PRÖWESS – Headfirst (EP Review)

PRÖWESS – Headfirst (EP Review)

prow·ess – (prouəs) – noun DEFINITION: 1. skill or expertise in a particular activity or field. 2. bravery in battle Pröwess is a supreme rock & roll band. We are the unicorn. The dragon. The mythical creature that you thought long extinct. So says the official Facebook page of the newly emerged hard driving rock n roll force out of Charlotte, NC. The band seems to have adopted battle themes, Facebook also stating: This savage army…

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HALESTORM – ReAniMate 3.0 (EP Review)

HALESTORM – ReAniMate 3.0 (EP Review)

Happy New Year Decibel Geeks! Time to dive into my first assignment for 2017, a review for the just released Halestorm ReAnimate 3.0 EP. As the number implies this is the third installment of “cover song” EP’s that Halestorm have delivered as a stop-gap between full-length studio albums. There are some that don’t particularly enjoy cover albums, and sometimes for good reason. That said, if done well (Def Leppard‘s Yeah and Halestorm‘s ReAniMate 1.0 and…

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Red Tide Rising – Voices (Album Review)

Red Tide Rising – Voices (Album Review)

In 2012, Denver band Red Tide Rising made a name for themselves when they slammed into the national music scene when they hit the road in direct support of In This Moment on the band’s non-festival ‘Blood’ tour dates, which also included one date with Hatebreed. “Touring with In This Moment really showed us what it takes to have a successful run on the road,” says guitarist, Andrew Whiteman. “We learned how things work on…

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Bad Dog (UK) – Bad Dog EP (Album Review)

Bad Dog (UK) – Bad Dog EP (Album Review)

My love of rock and metal go back some 30 years or so and the one thing that keeps me interested in this genre is discovering new bands. I used to do it by looking at vinyl sleeves in record stores but those days are long gone. Recently the internet and Facebook have become a great way to find new music and this band is one I discovered by chance as the support to LA Guns…

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20 Watt Tombstone (EP Review)

20 Watt Tombstone (EP Review)

I love music derived from real blues. Not the “I picked up the latest John Mayer/Eric Clapton album and copied a few licks some pass off as the blues.” No the “crawled Beale Street at 3 in the morning, BBQ under the nails, knows Howling Wolf and Robert Johnson by heart kind of blues.” You get it or you don’t. 20 Watt Tombstone gets it. Even with my love of the blues I’ve never heard of…

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Love Razer – Rock N Roll Addiction (EP Review)

Love Razer – Rock N Roll Addiction (EP Review)

  Once upon a time, many, many years ago there existed a magical place called the Sunset Strip. Throughout the 1980’s, the “strip” was the epicenter of a long-gone era, when music was actually fun! Rock stars looked like rock stars, they partied like rock stars (or at least made you believe they did) and they rocked the stages with presence and showmanship. It was the decade of decadence and the golden age of party rock and…

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