STRYPER – God Damn Evil (Album Review)

STRYPER – God Damn Evil (Album Review)

I am not a religious fanatic.  I am not a devil worshipper (although I have partaken in many of his sanctioned activities).  I’ve been deemed a gift from heaven (never mind that the person was very drunk). I’ve been called the Anti-Christ (which may be a bit more accurate, but I had just terminated that person’s employment). You could easily hear me singing at the top of my lungs (in my car… in the key…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 11: The bonus disc, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 11: The bonus disc, Album Review)

*Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 Click here for Disc 5 Click here for Disc 6 Click here for Disc 7 Click here for Disc 8 Click here for Disc 9 Click here for Disc 10 An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 9, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 9, Album Review)

*Gene Simmons Vault Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 Click here for Disc 5 Click here for Disc 6 Click here for Disc 7 Click here for Disc 8 The unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene Simmons during the Los Angeles Gene Simmons…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 7, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 7, Album Review)

*Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 Click here for Disc 5 Click here for Disc 6 An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene Simmons during the Los Angeles Gene Simmons Vault Experience.  Over several installments, I will be sharing parts of my incredible…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 5, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 5, Album Review)

*Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene Simmons during the Los Angeles Gene Simmons Vault Experience.  Over several installments, I will be sharing parts of my incredible story and reviewing all 11 discs from the newly released…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 3, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 3, Album Review)

Click here for the Gene Simmons Vault Disc 1 review available at Decibelgeek.com Click here for the Gene Simmons Vault Disc 2 review available at Growinuprock.com *Update* I have received a couple of questions that I wanted to answer for the folks reading these reviews. Question: How is the sound quality of the recordings in The Vault? Answer: I heard Julian Gill (Kiss FAQ) put it best “… it varies.  Paul Stanley loved 24-track recording…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 1, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 1, Album Review)

An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene Simmons during the Los Angeles Gene Simmons Vault Experience.  Over several installments, I will be sharing parts of my incredible story and reviewing all 11 discs from the newly released Gene Simmons Vault.  Some reviews will be on Decibelgeek.com and some on GrowinUpRock.com (since I am a staff writer for both, I…

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LIFECHANGER – Lifechanger (Album Review)

LIFECHANGER – Lifechanger (Album Review)

Although I listen to a bunch of European hard rock/metal bands, I don’t know a ton about the european music scene.  I do know that hard rock music still seems to be relevant and they have some outstanding bands lined up for their festivals.  Lifechanger, a new melodic hard rock band from the Netherlands, has just joined the mix. Lifechanger by Lifechanger (Released Nov 2017, Lifechanger Records) Produced by Wouter Smit, Peter Moltmaker and Gertjan…

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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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SONS OF APOLLO – Psychotic Symphony (Album Review)

SONS OF APOLLO – Psychotic Symphony (Album Review)

I’m a numbers guy, so here is an equation for you.  What do you get when you add… 2 parts of The Winery Dogs + 2 parts of Dream Theater + 3 parts of PSMS + 2 parts Yngwie Malmsteen + 1 Bumblefoot?  You get the incredible new group Sons of Apollo.  Initially emerging from the group PSMS (Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Shernian), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Billy Sheenan (bass), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitars), Derek Sherinian…

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