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Siena Root - Pioneers CD Album Review

Siena Root: Pioneers

Melodic/Heavy/Stoner Rock
4.0/5.0

Sweden's Siena Root is warping back through their time tunnel to revisit and resurrect 70's classic rock. They've been doing this successfully across Scandinavia ... [ Read More ]

October Rage - Fallout, Dust and Guns EP CD Album Review

October Rage: Fallout, Dust and Guns (EP)

Modern Melodic Hard Rock
3.5/5.0

Following the success of 2012's Outrage, October Rage returns with a small EP of tunes with a lengthy title Fallout, Dust and Guns. Considering the high regard I held ... [ Read More ]

John Taglieri - Days Like These EP CD Album Review

John Taglieri: Days Like These EP

Melodic Rock/AOR
3.5/5.0

Like most singer-songwriters, John Taglieri reaches for inspiration from life. In the case of his twelfth recording, the six song EP Days Like These, the initial ... [ Read More ]

Leon Alvarado - 2014 Music From An Expanded Universe EP CD Album Review

Leon Alvarado: 2014 Music From An Expanded ...

Ambient Progressive Space Rock
3.5/5.0

An accomplished commercial illustrator and designer, Leon Alvarado takes another turn at his second passion, progressive rock music. 2014 Music From An Expanded ... [ Read More ]

Driftglass - All That Remains CD Album Review

Driftglass: All That Remains

Progressive Rock/Metal
4.5/5.0

This is hardly news, in the sense of 'new news,' as it happened better than six years ago, but Canada's Driftglass had it's origins in another progressive metal band ... [ Read More ]

Steve Hunter - Tone Poems Live CD Album Review

Steve Hunter: Tone Poems Live

(Instrumental) Melodic Blues Rock
4.5/5.0

Following on the heels of his massively entertaining The Manhattan Blues Project, guitarist Steve Hunter (Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, et al) returns ... [ Read More ]

Eric Clapton - Pilgrim SACD CD Album Review

Eric Clapton Pilgrim (SACD)

Melodic Blues Rock
No Score

Eric Clapton is one of the greats. He's one of the best guitarists and composers to successfully meld blues and rock guitar in a commercially accessible way. While I like ... [ Read More ]

Tyler Porch Band - Only The Sky Knows EP CD Album Review

Tyler Porch Band: Only The Sky Knows (EP)

Melodic Blues Rock
4.0/5.0

While blues music is not strictly limited to the South, the roots of it are traced there. One thinks of Memphis or Austin, but also Atlanta the base for the Tyler Porch Band ... [ Read More ]

Zero Down No Limit To The Evil CD Album Review

Zero Down: No Limit To The Evil

Classic Heavy/Speed Metal
4.5/5.0

It always seems odd to me. How is it possible that there are still traditional heavy metal bands in America? Mostly I get pitched bands from Europe. But in the last three ... [ Read More ]

Fortress Under Siege - Phoenix Rising CD Album Review

Fortress Under Siege: Phoenix Rising

Progressive Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Following an absence of better than a decade, Greece's Fortress Under Siege ressurected and reunited to record their first album in 2011. Still alive, the band returns ... [ Read More ]

Agnosia - A Blot On The Landscape EP CD Album Review

Agnosia: A Blot On The Landscape EP

Progressive Metal
3.5/5.0

Greece's Agnosia is another band that's remained active over the last several, yet absent from the studio. For their tenth anniversary, the band brings A Blot On ... [ Read More ]

Dragonsfire - Metal X EP CD Album Review

Dragonsfire: Metal X EP

Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Celebrating ten years in the heavy metal arena is Dragonsfire from Germany. Appropriately, they'll do it in style with a new EP called Metal X. It consists of five ... [ Read More ]

Wretch - Warriors CD Album Review

Wretch: Warriors

Classic Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

The origins of Cleveland's Wretch go back to the glory days of classic heavy metal in the Eighties, and so does their original demise. LA was calling and the beguiling siren ... [ Read More ]

Space Vacation - Cosmic Vanguard CD Album Review

Space Vacation: Cosmic Vanguard

Classic Heavy/Speed Metal
4.5/5.0

One thing to say about the strength and tradition of classic heavy metal is that it's presence is largely, and happily, indefatigable. Keeping that spirit alive ... [ Read More ]

Renegade - Thunder Knows No Mercy CD Album Review

Renegade: Thunder Knows No Mercy

Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Hailing from Italy and now signed to Germany's Pure Underground Records, Renegade returns with their fourth album, Thunder Knows No Mercy. Their brand ... [ Read More ]


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