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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The Best of 2017 (Feature)

The Best of 2017 (Feature)

First of all, 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 consequently grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photo galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our website team encompasses some 40 authors and contributors…

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IRON GYPSY – Iron Gypsy (Album Review)

IRON GYPSY – Iron Gypsy (Album Review)

Do you want refinement? Forget it. Intricacy? Nah. Sophistication? Ram it. If you want straight-up, balls-out, head-banging hard rock, then sign here. Iron Gypsy did their thing back in the 1980’s but unfortunately did not attain the popularity of fellow Canadians Anvil and Triumph, never mind megastars Rush. The band’s line-up was very unstable and inconsistent with logistics and personality issues hindering any real progress that may have been achieved. Jim “Wickley” Mark (vocals, guitar)…

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HITTMAN – Hittman (Album Review)

HITTMAN – Hittman (Album Review)

Contrary to popular belief, 1988 was a great year for rock and metal. Releases included …..And Justice For All (Metallica), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Iron Maiden) Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt II (Helloween) and Kings of Metal (Manowar) to name but a few, not to mention New Jersey (Bon Jovi). With all these big hitters on show, it’s not too difficult to see how Hittman and their self-titled debut slipped through the…

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OZ – Transition State (Album Review)

OZ – Transition State (Album Review)

Transition State is an interesting name for this album from Finnish metallers OZ. This is their first album of all new songs in 31 years, so this particular state has been in some transition for many years. To maintain enough enthusiasm through all these years, it has taken some gumption and determination of the only remaining original member of OZ, drummer Mark Ruffneck. He is joined by Johnny Cross (guitar), Juzzy Kangas (guitar) and Peppi…

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DANTE FOX – Six String Revolver (Album Review)

DANTE FOX – Six String Revolver (Album Review)

Shropshire’s finest Dante Fox follow up their stunning 2016 album Breathless with a re-recording of ten favorite tracks taken from the UK band’s first two releases. Entitled Six String Revolver the tracks come from Under Suspicion (1996) and The Fire Within (1999) with five songs being taken from each. Six String Revolver is released on AOR Heaven on November 24, 2017, and does indeed deliver AOR heaven, in spades. The band, as always, are driven by Sue…

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NERVCAST – Locked and Loaded (EP Review)

NERVCAST – Locked and Loaded (EP Review)

Not long to wait now before you will be able to get your grubby little mitts on the debut EP from Canada’s own Nervcast. Locked and Loaded was released on October 21, 2017, on the band’s own Nervcast label and the quartet deliver a thrilling, accomplished and thoroughly professional first outing. Whilst only containing four songs and totaling 15 minutes, Nervcast manage to cram so much onto the EP, from classic rock to old school…

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HIGH SPIRITS – Escape! (EP Review)

HIGH SPIRITS – Escape! (EP Review)

Chris Black just can’t help himself, can he? The brains, talent and, well, everything behind High Spirits can’t stop producing high-quality sonic blasts to our consciousness. Following on from last year’s Motivator, Escape! continues in the vein of highly polished, melodic, riff-laden assaults on the senses. The 4 songs and 15 minutes serve up exactly what you would expect from creative whirlwind Black, but anybody wanting huge variety will be disappointed. Having said that, if…

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