The Glorious Sons – Young Beauties And Fools

The Glorious Sons – Young Beauties And Fools

The Glorious Sons first hit my radar with the redoubtable song “Sometimes on a Sunday”.  And their debut full length record, The Union,  was as good as any album released in 2014.  Their sophomore effort Young Beauties & Fools is a follow up that doesn’t disappoint.  Two records in I think its safe to include lead singer Brett Emmons among the best singer/lyricist’s in rock today. Young Beauties & Fools is a collection of auto-biographical…

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30 Years of Brighton Rock

30 Years of Brighton Rock

Canadian band Brighton Rock has been a part of my musical landscape since as long as I can remember, well let’s face it, I often struggle to remember what breakfast consisted of these days….lol. From catching their video on MuchMusic (the Canadian MTV) to sitting crossed-legged on the floor staring at the album cover and reading every letter of the English alphabet printed on the inner sleeve as the vinyl spun in circles on the turntable,…

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Sarasin – Sarasin (Album Review)

Sarasin – Sarasin (Album Review)

Hamilton, Ontario’s Sarasin are a heavy metal band of the relatively traditional sense. They set out to make straight-ahead music with no tricks and no innovations, but rather take formulas previously used by some of the best metal bands of all time and create new musical ideas with it. Their self-titled album is evidence of this metal mindset with elements of classic metal and thrash metal. Sarasin succeed at not sounding like anyone but themselves…

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Sarasin – Sarasin (February 26, 2016)

Sarasin – Sarasin (February 26, 2016)

The Canadian band Sarasin was originally formed in the steel mills of gritty Hamilton Ontario in the 80’s when their first EP Lay Down Your Guns was released. Only guitarist Greg Boileau remains from the band’s original line-up today. Long time bass player and co-founding member Rob Grant died after a battle with cancer in 2012, the new Sarasin album is dedicated to him. Vocalist Michael Wilson is sometimes reminiscent to Ozzy Osbourne which is…

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Iron Maidens In The Hammer: A Concert Review

Iron Maidens In The Hammer: A Concert Review

***A photo gallery by Brian Ronald appears at the end of this review*** The world’s only all-female Iron Maiden tribute band The Iron Maidens has made a name for themselves around the world with the chops and the looks that kill. Having seen them on MORC 2014 (Monsters of Rock Cruise), I knew what the score would be during their back to back Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario shows April 29 and 30, 2015 respectively. There…

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Decibel Geek and Juno

Decibel Geek and Juno

Who or what is a Juno Award, you might ask, that is unless you’re from Canada. Well simply put, The Juno Awards are Canada’s equivalent to The Grammy‘s and showcase the best in Canadian music from genres across the board. The Juno Awards are named for Pierre Juneau who was the first president of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and former president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The awards began in 1970 and celebrate the best in…

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Sarasin-Sarasin (April 15, 2015)

Sarasin-Sarasin (April 15, 2015)

Sarasin formed in the steel mills of Hamilton, Ontario back in the early 80’s. After some lineup changes throughout the years the band now consists of Greg Boileau (guitar), Roger Banks (drums) and Michael Wilson (bass/vocals) and are poised to release their latest effort on April 15, 2015. With the addition of Michael on vocals and bass (original bass player Rob Grant passed away from cancer) the now power trio have titled the new release…

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Insightful Minds At Ease: A Review of the Abandoned Souls Album

Insightful Minds At Ease: A Review of the Abandoned Souls Album

Abandoned Souls are a band from London, Ontario, Canada currently consisting of vocalist/bassist James Todd, drummer Steve Thomas and guitarists Derek De Kort and Tim Thompson.  I must admit that I was unfamiliar with them until they reached out to me after seeing The Meister‘s Decibel Geek review of Lee Aaron‘s concert on December 6, 2014 in Whitby, Ontario.  The evening previous, (attended by DBG photographer Brian Ronald) in London, Ontario saw Abandoned Souls setting…

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"Some Girls Do"…..A Lee Aaron Concert Review (Including Photos by Shawn Irwin)

"Some Girls Do"…..A Lee Aaron Concert Review (Including Photos by Shawn Irwin)

Lee Aaron – @ Barney’s in Whitby, Ontario – photo by Shawn Irwin There was some dividing and conquering of the Canadian Decibel Geek team for this trio of Lee Aaron shows in the southern Ontario area.  Photographer Brian Ronald attended the sold out London, Ontario show on Friday December 5th, 2014 and had rave reports for The Meister and photographer Shawn Irwin, who hit up Whitby’s December 6, 2014 show.  Here’s my (The Meister‘s)…

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Running Wild in Brantford…A Helix Concert Review

Running Wild in Brantford…A Helix Concert Review

Well, a night of oddities and anomalies has just dropped itself upon the ole Meister!  Make no mistake, however, for the most part, that’s a good thing.  Allow me to elaborate some.  For anyone that has read my ramblings previously you’ll know that a rather long trek (usually via public transit) to a concert gig is not out of the ordinary for me by any means, but that’s where I begin my story for today….

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