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Three years have passed since Sweden's Cruzh dropped their second long-player, Tropical Thunder, also introducing their new singer, Alex Waghorn. Now the band returns with The Jungle Revolution ... [ Read More ]

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King Zebra: Between The Shadows

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

My first experience with Switzerland's King Zebra was their eponymous 2019 EP which marked their first recording with American and ex-China vocalist Eric ... [ Read More ]

About Us - Take A Piece Review

About Us: Take A Piece

Modern Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

We were fist introduced to India's About Us a mere 17 months ago with their eponymous debut album, About Us. The album was an ambitious recording ... [ Read More ]

Blue Oyster Cult - Ghost Stories Review

Blue Oyster Cult: Ghost Stories

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

There are a great many classic hard rock and metal bands that are celebrating 50 years (or more) of music. Journey. KISS. Quiet Riot. Cheap Trick. Deep Purple. Yes ... [ Read More ]

Cruzh - The Jungle Revolution Review

Cruzh: The Jungle Revolution

Melodic Metal Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

Three years have passed since Sweden's Cruzh dropped their second long-player, Tropical Thunder, also introducing their new singer, Alex Waghorn. Now the band ... [ Read More ]

Whom Gods Destroy - Insanium Review

Whom Gods Destroy: Insanium

Modern Progressive Metal
4.0/5.0

Not to be confused with the episode from the original Star Trek series, Whom Gods Destroy is the creation of keyboardist Derek Sherinian and guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" ... [ Read More ]

The Prog Collective - Dark Encounters Review

The Prog Collective: Dark Encounters

Melodic Progressive Rock
3.5/5.0

The Prog Collective is the invention of songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and also the bass player for Yes, Billy Sherwood. Essentially, he writes and ... [ Read More ]

Lords Of Black - Mechanics Of Predacity Review

Lords Of Black: Mechanics Of Predacity

Heavy Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Once more we return to multi-national band Lords Of Black which features Ronnie Romero(v), Dani Criado(b), Jo Nunez(d), and founder, guitarist, and principal songwriter ... [ Read More ]

Lipz - Changing The Melody Review

Lipz: Changing The Melody

Melodic Glam/Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Reviving the glory days of Eighties glam rock is Sweden's Lipz. Formed 14 years ago in Stockholm by brothers Alex (v,g) and Koffe (d) Klintberg, with Conny Svärd ... [ Read More ]

The End Machine - The Quantum Phase Review

The End Machine: The Quantum Phase

Melodic Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Frontiers Music supergroup The End Machine returns with the their third studio, The Quantum Phase, and their third iteration as a band. The End Machine MKIII finds ... [ Read More ]

Stargate - Escaping The Illusion Review

Stargate: Escaping The Illusion

Melodic Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

Once more we turn Macedonia to hear from Thessaloniki's Stargate and their latest and sixth long-player Escaping The Illusion. Excepting their 2004 self-titled album ... [ Read More ]


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Formed 23 years ago, Finland's Excalion has had a turbulent musical career. Before releasing a trio of albums between 2005 and 2010, they had personnel changes. Currently, only the drummer and keyboard ... [ Read More ]

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