MARK DANIEL – New Truth EP (EP Review)

MARK DANIEL – New Truth EP (EP Review)

I’m a hard Rock guy. A face-melting kinda guy. Blistering solos tastefully positioned in the song. NWOBHM, Power Metal are preferred genres. I hate ballads (mostly…some of the classics from my youth warm my heart though). Don’t misunderstand me though, I’m also a vocals and melody guy. That being said sometimes a little lighter fare really hits the spot. Remember, I’m a melody guy at heart, a lover of 80s pop even. So a recent…

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BEDLAM REBELS – Self-titled EP (EP Review)

BEDLAM REBELS – Self-titled EP (EP Review)

San Diego based rock ‘n’ roll band Bedlam Rebels reached out to Decibel Geek via email to request that we take a listen to their forthcoming self-titled EP. The five-song collection drops on January 16, 2017, via Vonspor Records. For some bio info on Bedlam Rebels, they are comprised of Sean Macomber (vocals), Chris Sporleder (guitars), Nick Chisholm (drums), and Chris Eaton (bass). The EP was recorded by Sporleder at The Space Studios in California…

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ANDY BASIOLA – Behind the Illusion (EP Review)

ANDY BASIOLA – Behind the Illusion (EP Review)

Sometimes it’s the little guys that provide the most enjoyment. I couldn’t help but think such thoughts while taking a listen to this five-song EP. I speak of Andy Basiola – Behind the Illusion (EP) that’s due for issue on January 19, 2018. As one must be to rise above the literal wave of submissions for review, Basiola displayed initiative and persistence, contacting via email in more than one instance. ANDY BASIOLA – Behind the…

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KLAYMORE – It’s Alive 5th Anniversary Edition (EP Review)

KLAYMORE – It’s Alive 5th Anniversary Edition (EP Review)

Behold Klaymore. A band hailing from Pittsburgh, Klaymore have recently crossed my path. They were familiar to me in name only and even then not so much when I was asked to review their latest EP, It’s Alive 5th Anniversary Edition. I took to the net prior to jumping into the listen for some background info on Klaymore. It appears that the band formed back in 2007 according to The Metal Archives (Encyclopaedia Metallum), but…

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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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