LUCIFER – Lucifer II (Album Review)

LUCIFER – Lucifer II (Album Review)

Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. In this case, the necessity was moving on after Gaz Jennings departed Lucifer in 2016 which left founder member Johanna Sadonis bereft of both a guitarist and songwriting partner. The invention comes with a stunning new album, Lucifer II, borne out of a new creative partnership with Nicke Andersson. Andersson, who starred with Imperial State Electric and The Hellacopters among others, played – through necessity again –  bass, drums and half the…

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VON BALTZER – Cultural Daze (Album Review)

VON BALTZER – Cultural Daze (Album Review)

I have absolutely no idea how Von Baltzer got their name, and while that may be interesting, it is highly irrelevant. What I can confirm is that they are a Scandinavian band consisting of four experienced musicians who have got it together to produce their debut album, entitled Cultural Daze. Von Baltzer consist of guitarists Christian Kjellström (Atlantis, RockXPress), Erik Palmqvist (Pork from Cork Ireland, Mickey Slim Band), vocalist Ian Parry (Rock Emporium, Consortium Project,…

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JEAN BEAUVOIR – Rock Masterpieces Volume 1 (Album Review)

JEAN BEAUVOIR – Rock Masterpieces Volume 1 (Album Review)

Jean Beauvoir has a CV as long as your arm but if you haven’t heard of him then you’ll surely recognize him. His famous mohawk is as recognizable as Eddie the ‘Ead or Angus Young in his school uniform. Beauvoir has performed with bands such as Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul along with punk legends The Plasmatics as well as fronting his own bands, Crown of Thorns and Voodoo X plus numerous solo…

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SEVEN SISTERS – The Cauldron and the Cross (Album Review)

SEVEN SISTERS – The Cauldron and the Cross (Album Review)

Seven Sisters hails from London, UK, and consists of four hard rockers in Kyle McNeill on vocals and guitar, Graeme Farmer on guitar, Javi Rute on bass and Steve Loftin bashing the skins. Having formed in 2013 this quartet form a unit performing the highest quality New Wave of British Heavy Metal inspired music you could hope to hear. They do not, however, just pump out NWoBHM in its basic form, but add their own…

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MAVERICK – Cold Star Dancer (Album Review)

MAVERICK – Cold Star Dancer (Album Review)

MAVERICK – Changes Hard rocking Northern Irishmen Maverick return with their third full-length album, Cold Star Dancer, and basically, carry on from where they left off with 2016’s Big Red. There have been a couple of line-up changes with guitarist Terry McHugh leaving the band and drummer Jonathan Millar replacing Mike Ross but the rock on which this band is built still remains in the shape of the Balfour brothers, David on vocals and Ryan…

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SIGNAL RED – Under the Radar (Album Review)

SIGNAL RED – Under the Radar (Album Review)

Background Signal Red is a brand new band from the UK.  They feature two very respected musicians, namely guitarist Steve Grocott (Ten) and Vocalist Lee Small (Phenomena / Shy / Lionheart). The collaboration first came together in February 2013, when Steve was at a loose end. He had been in a band previously called Sevendayz.  They had had recently folded and he contacted Lee. He had heard so much about him, mainly from the self-titled…

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LEGENDRY – Dungeon Crawler (Album Review)

LEGENDRY – Dungeon Crawler (Album Review)

Legendry have been plying their trade since 2015 and Dungeon Crawler is their sophomore full-length effort, following on from 2016’s Mists of Time. The trade they ply can only be described as fantasy metal with a heavy dose of prog mixed in. Most of their lyrical content is based upon the works of pulp fiction author Robert E. Howard. Howard, if you don’t know, is said to be the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre…

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WILD WITCH – The Offering (Album Review)

WILD WITCH – The Offering (Album Review)

The Band Wild Witch hail from Brazil, that seemingly burgeoning hotbed of up and coming metal bands and this album adds to the country’s growing reputation. The band was formed in 2011 as a quartet but following the departure of vocalist Flav Scheidt we are now presented with a trio consisting of Felipe “Rippervert” on bass and now vocals, Mariano Burich on guitar and Weiberlan Garcia on drums. Having released their debut EP Burning Chains…

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SACRED LEATHER – Ultimate Force (Album Review)

SACRED LEATHER – Ultimate Force (Album Review)

After two years in the making, Sacred Leather were determined to make a mark with their debut full-length album Ultimate Force and without any reservations, they have done just that. Out February 24, 2018, on Cruz Del Sur Music this album is a fine example of classic metal, harking back to 1983 (specific, I know) which is exactly what the band intended. The midwest five-piece which makes up Sacred Leather are determined, as vocalist Dee…

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JUSTIFY REBELLION – Unleashing The Beast (Album Review)

JUSTIFY REBELLION – Unleashing The Beast (Album Review)

As the rock ‘n’ roll train leaves 2017 and careens into 2018 it shows no sign of slowing down, never mind stopping. A testament to that fact is the whole host of top reviews which have already appeared on decibelgeek.com, along with this debut release, Unleashing The Beast from Justify Rebellion. This album, as they would say here in Yorkshire, England, is ‘proper metal’. It’s got everything that the modern thrasher appreciates; grinding riffs, torturing rhythm, menacing…

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