STEEL CITY – Fortress (Album Review)

STEEL CITY – Fortress (Album Review)

OUT f’n Standing! That is pretty much my entire review of the debut album entitled Fortress from Ohio based rockers Steel City. If you are searching for a melodic pop metal masterpiece, you just found it. After just one listen, Fortress is flirting with my top spot on my Best of 2018 list. It’s that fucking good, no joke. About a month ago, I was invited to come “like” the Steel City Facebook page. Always open…

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LITTLE CAESAR – Eight (Album Review)

LITTLE CAESAR – Eight (Album Review)

I think we all have those things in life that offer comfort and contentment. Call it your “happy place”. It could be a special blanket, an old photograph or the smell of that old baseball mitt but for me personally, these “things” often come in the form of music. Whether it be discovering new bands and new music or dusting off some of my classic CDs there is not a faster way to my “happy…

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KADAVAR – Rough Times (Album Review)

KADAVAR – Rough Times (Album Review)

Wallygator here, yes I know it’s been a while since I have put pen to paper for the Decibel Geek. I figured I could squeeze in one review though before the clock hits 2018. Last week, The Meister made a call out for someone to review the new Rough Times album from German rockers Kadavar. Who are Kadavar, you ask? I reacted with that exact same question. Now before I replied to this review request,…

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Shokker – “III” (Album Review)

Shokker – “III” (Album Review)

Everything I love about metal! Looking for something new to sink my teeth into and review, I grabbed a copy of Shokker‘s recent release (April 2017) entitled III. Now I do remember Rich “The Meister” Dillon raving about this band in some of our recent music conversations but to this point I had only ever heard their name. That changed yesterday afternoon when I slipped on the headphones and got my first taste of the…

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CGCM PODCAST Announces Launch Date (News)

CGCM PODCAST Announces Launch Date (News)

Long time Decibel Geek contributors/staff writers/editors/occasional Podcast hosts Wally “Wallygator” Norton and Rich “The Meister” Dillon have unveiled their own show titled Canadian Geeks (with Beers) Chatting Metal Podcast. That’s quite a mouthful to spit out, so they also go by the acronym CGCM Podcast. The self-dubbed Hoser Heavy Metal Twins have overtaken the airwaves of Decibel Geek five years running to host the Thanksgiving episode in place of regular hosts Chris and Aaron. Now the…

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LORDI at the Opera House Toronto (Concert Review)

LORDI at the Opera House Toronto (Concert Review)

Toronto Loves a Monsterman! A Lordi Concert Review I remember being introduced to the band Lordi way back in 2006 sometime near the release of The Arockalypse album. Being a lifelong KISS fan, I loved the whole “monster” vibe and my inner 12-year old threw his fist in the air! I couldn’t wait to go and experience this band live. Well, it took eleven years for these fine looking Finnish rockers to finally land in…

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ELECTRIC GUITARS – Rock N’ Roll Radio (Album Review)

ELECTRIC GUITARS – Rock N’ Roll Radio (Album Review)

So back in 2016, Tommy Lee told me that I didn’t have an open mind, actually, his exact words to me were “keep that mind closed bro!!”. Now his comment was directed at me because I made some disparaging comments about one of his techno, house music DJ compositions. Sorry Tommy, peace and love and if it moves you then enjoy but for me personally it’s all about rock n’ roll and electric guitars! That’s right I…

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DIRKSCHNEIDER Destroys Toronto! (Concert Review)

DIRKSCHNEIDER Destroys Toronto! (Concert Review)

I am writing this review with ringing ears, bloodshot eyes, aching muscles, a “Metal Heart” and a huge smile on my face. This condition I find myself in comes courtesy of Dirkschneider, both the man and his incredible band. Last night Dirkschneider rolled into Toronto’s Mod Club on the Farewell To Accept tour and delivered heaping amounts of loud and wonderful heavy metal and then they delivered some more and then EVEN MORE! “Epic!” is what I…

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HALESTORM – ReAniMate 3.0 (EP Review)

HALESTORM – ReAniMate 3.0 (EP Review)

Happy New Year Decibel Geeks! Time to dive into my first assignment for 2017, a review for the just released Halestorm ReAnimate 3.0 EP. As the number implies this is the third installment of “cover song” EP’s that Halestorm have delivered as a stop-gap between full-length studio albums. There are some that don’t particularly enjoy cover albums, and sometimes for good reason. That said, if done well (Def Leppard‘s Yeah and Halestorm‘s ReAniMate 1.0 and…

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What Year Is This? IDORA – Wildcat (Album Review)

What Year Is This? IDORA – Wildcat (Album Review)

It is no secret I LOVE 80’s Hard Rock, Hair Metal and Pop Metal. It was the soundtrack of my youth and continues to comprise probably 80% of my iPod and listening time. You can slag on the 80’s all you want but it was a great time to be a teenager, the music was loud and more than anything else it was FUN! If nothing else, 2016 has been a year of discovery for…

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