Metal Mama’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

Wow! What a year for music! It was my privilege to become a part of the Decibel Geek family in 2016 and I have enjoyed every moment of it. From major label releases to independent and crowd funded projects, hard rock and heavy metal bands had a variety to share with us. There were so many outstanding albums this year, in fact, that choosing a top ten list was a monumental task. There were several…

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JORN – Heavy Rock Radio (Album Review)

JORN – Heavy Rock Radio (Album Review)

Music is such a subjective art. We could listen to the same song but have completely opposite reactions to it. Cover songs are even more divisive. When an artist decides to put their own spin on a song that has already been recorded by someone else, you never know how it will turn out. Will it be bad? Will it be better than the original? You just don’t know until you hear the final product….

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My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

The year is done with new music and what a year it has been! With almost 130 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favourites wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to rate these. Depending on how I felt that day and what I want to listen to, one would rate high on the list, then shortly after fall…

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Jorn Lande-Dracula

Jorn Lande-Dracula

  Jorn Lande/Trond Holter – Dracula: Swing of Death – January 27, 2015 A Norwegian rock opera, Dracula: Swing of Death, hits shelves (computer screens for the I-tunes buyers) January 27, 2015.  Norwegians Jorn Lande (playing the part of Dracula) and Trond Holter are behind the project that was inspired by the tale of Vlad The Impaler or Vlad Dracul(a).  Norwegian singer Lena Floitmoen plays the role of Mina/Lucy for Dracula: Swing of Death.  It’s reported that…

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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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