Album Review : Virtual Symmetry “Message From Eternity”

Band: Virtual Symmetry Album: Message From Eternity By: M. Loop Here is a band that knows dynamics. They take their time to let motifs develop. This is symphonic progressive music of very high caliber. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Message From Eternity by Virtual Symmetry. Read More …

Album Review : Bad Boy Eddy “Take A Bite Outta This”

Band: Bad Boy Eddy Album: Take A Bite Outta This By: M. Loop Andrew W.K. meets Van Halen party rock with Dio type classic hard rock vocals put the bad in Bad Boy Eddy, a terrific band from California climbing the fast lane to stardom. Read More …

Album Review : Kikamora “In The Henhouse”

Band: Kikamora Album: In The Henhouse By: M. Loop Alice In Chains meets Metallica in the southwest of the UK in the band Kikamora. “In The Henhouse” is a wonderfully varied album with different colors, but always rocking hard. “Twist My Arm” does! It comes Read More …

Album Review: Sonic Syndicate “Confessions”

Band: Sonic Syndicate Album: Confessions By: M. Loop Well programmed and performed keyboards, solid songwriting and an aggressive rhythm section is what jumps out at you when you put the excellent “Confessions” by “Sonic Syndicate” from Stockholm. Nathan J. Biggs has a strong pop rock Read More …

Album Review: Everlost US “Live And Let Go”

Band: Everlost US Album: Live And Let Go By: M. Loop Jared Kay’s solo project Everlost is a well produced alternative rock effort. He plays all the instruments and performs all the vocals and does a fine job. For fans of Coldplay and Keane the Read More …

Album Review: Uforia “Fight Or Flight”

Band: Uforia Album: Fight Or Flight By: M. Loop For fans of My Chemical Romance, Panic At The Disco or Fall Out Boy, Toronto’s Uforia deliver the big hooks, stadium rock guitars, songwriting, production and vibrant energy to cut through the competition. Michael Ursini on Read More …

Album Review: Armada “Of An Ocean”

Band: Armada Album: Of An Ocean By: M. Loop Armada is a death metal/melodic metal band out of Orlando, Florida. Their music represents the state of Florida well in so much as they balance very pretty chorus sing along melodies (Disney World) and ripping death Read More …

Album Review: DiMino “Old Habits Die Hard”

Band: DiMino Album: Old Habits Die Hard By: M. Loop Frank Dimino, lead vocalist of the Washington, DC glam and hard rock band Angel formed in the mid 70’s and who later performed as lead singer with UFO guitarist Paul Raymond in the Paul Raymond Read More …

Album Review: P.H.D. “P.H.D.”

Band: P.H.D. Album: P.H.D. By: M. Loop The first thing that hit me when “Anon, And On” (great title) hit the stereo was that I was listening to Power House Destroyer. How’s that for an acronym translation for P.H.D. This band has energy to spare. Read More …

Album Review: Erica – “Hollow Moon”

Band: Erica Album: Hollow Moon By: M. Loop The self proclaimed Greatest Rock & Roll Band in Gloucestershire, Erica is a three piece band that aims to punch above its weight. I assure you they punch above their weight and below the belt. At times Read More …

Album Review: Broomfiller – “Third Stage Propellor Index”

Band: Broomfiller Album: Third Stage Propellor Index By: M. Loop For fans of Weezer, Filter and Nirvana, “Third Stage Propeller Index” by the band Broomfiller is a strong rock album for the college crowd. Young in sound, but mature in execution, Broomfiller rocks hard and Read More …

Album Review: Stardog – “Lucky 13”

Band: Stardog Album: Lucky 13 By: M. Loop There is a very American sound to the strong tunes on the five song EP “Lucky 13” by South Carolina band Stardog. Catchy choruses and well executed straight forward rock arrangements make this album a very enjoyable Read More …

Album Review: Vermillion Road – “Palaces”

Band: Vermillion Road Album: Palaces By: Ghost365 This Alt Rock quartet hailing from Colorado packs a sure fire punch and a newer twist on contemporary rock music. They have a sound that is new and fresh yet still speaks to the veteran rocker. Right at Read More …

Album Review: Dead In 5 – “Die Another Day Vol. 1 & Vol. 2”

Band: Dead In 5 Album: Die Another Day Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 By: M. Loop Any band that placed a tune in the movie “Pro-Wrestlers Vs. Zombies” is on my watch list. Screams, whiskey vocals and hard rock are on display on the album Read More …

Album Review: American Mafia – “Rock N Roll Hit Machine”

Band: American Mafia Album: Rock N Roll Hit Machine By: M. Loop American Mafia is a modern day hair band and what a band they are – this rocks! Impeccable production and world class performances highlight this tremendous album. The bands that these fine musicians Read More …

Album Review: Black Nevada – “Fragments”

Band: Black Nevada Album: Fragments By: M. Loop Black Nevada play very creative indie rock music. A style designed for people who like to invest themselves into the music. While “Black Nevada” can be enjoyed in the background as powerful rock music, there is so Read More …

Album Review: BigMotorGasoline – “Fuel To Burn”

Band: BigMotorGasoline Album: Fuel To Burn By: M. Loop Any album that starts out with ”I been border line crazy” is OK in my book and “Fuel To Burn” by the band “BigMotorGasoline” is a very bad ass album! This band occupies that very fun Read More …

Album Review: Jac Dalton – “Powderkeg”

Band: Jac Dalton Album: Powderkeg By: Ghost365 Roll, Roll with the Punches…..can’t seem to get it out of my head! This is album #3 for this group out of Australia really packs a PowderKeg punch. Lead vocalist Jac Dalton hits you with a fierce gritty Read More …

Album Review: The Van Desh – “Change”

Band: The Van Desh Album: Change By: M. Loop Sweden’s The Van Desh is an original classic rock band of great promise. They feature the instrumentation and sound of Deep Purple crossed with the raw power of Steppenwolf. Tommy Helgesson sounds like a rough voiced Read More …

Album Review: Absolva – “Never A Good Day To Die”

Band: Absolva Album: Never A Good Day To Die By: M. Loop British metal band Absolva come out guns blazing on this their third studio album “Never A Good Day To Die” and never let go for a moment. Based on their sound and energy Read More …

Album Review: Casablanca – “Miskatonic Graffiti”

Band: Casablanca Album: Miskatonic Graffiti By: M. Loop Swedish band Casablanca has recorded a concept based on the Cthuhu Mythos by H.P. Lovecraft. The story is based on The Phantom Warrior, one of the Original human beings of the Golden Void known as The Original Read More …

Album Review: Neal Storme – “Ay B Si”

Band: Neal Storme Album: Ay B Si By: M. Loop Singer/ songwriter Neal Storme writes story songs about the challenges of the common man, loss, love, social issues, and Marijuana. Reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen, he uses colorful turns of a phrase to engage the listener. Read More …

Album Review: Embassy Of Silence – “Verisimilitude”

Artist: Embassy Of Silence Album: Verisimilitude By: E. Kane Embassy Of Silence is a progressive group from Finland. Around since 2007 they have many music collections to choose from. The latest collection of tunage they call “Verisimilitude” released in 2015. Generally speaking it’s wonderful to Read More …

Album Review: Lyriel – “Skin And Bones”

Band: Lyriel Album: Skin And Bones By: M. Loop Lyriel is melodic metal of the highest caliber. Powered by Tim Sonnenstuhl on guitar, Thomas Raser on bass and vocals and Markus Fidorra on drums, the core band lays down a very powerful backing over which Read More …

Album Review: Villains. – “Villains. EP”

Band: Villains. Album: Villains. EP By: Shane Manning Hailing from South Carolina, Villains. is at the forefront of a new wave of Metal. This band has vocals that you can actually understand, blistering riffs and solid rhythm. Jordan on vox delivers a concrete front end Read More …

Album Review: Crawl – “The Crockford Files”

Band: Crawl Album: The Rockford Files By: M. Loop Hard and edgy, filled with angst and passion, Crawl crawls under your skin. Vocalist Michael Davis Wolf sounds like Jim Morrison with a higher range. His vocals are featured prominently in every song and he carries Read More …

Album Review: Rain – “Spacepirates”

Band: Rain Album: Spacepirates By: M. Loop Tremendous guitar tones, rip roaring raging vocals, smashing rhythm section and aggressive songs reign with Italian hard rock band Rain. With titles like “Forever Bitch” (I love this one), “Not Dead Yet” and “Hellfire” (Wonderful riffs on this Read More …

Album Review: Five Black Bullets – “Dirty Boys Of The Underground”

Band: Five Black Bullets Album: Dirty Boys Of The Underground By: M. Loop Razor blade vocals combined with classic rock arrangements, big sing along choruses with gang vocals, Five Black Bullets certainly rock the roll! Very well recorded, the album comes out of the shoot Read More …

Album Review: Milkbar – “Moustache”

Band: Milkbar Album: Moustache By: M. Loop Amsterdam’s Milkbar is a terrific band. Strong songwriting, precision production, great vocals and creative arrangements. Every musician is excellent of their respective instrument, always finding the right part to play. Their sound has strains of Coldplay, Keane and Read More …

Album Review: Daylight Robbery – “Falling Back To Earth”

Band: Daylight Robbery Album: Falling Back To Earth By: M. Loop Tremendous musicianship and vocals are immediately evident listening to “Falling Back To Earth” by Daylight Robbery. Tony Nicholl and Mark Carleton play with a fluid and expressive guitar style and there is much emotion Read More …

Album Review: Faith Healer – Back To Zero

Album Review: Faith Healer “Back To Zero” By: GHOST365 ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR ROCK AND ROLL? YES YES YES I Say! From the opening song “Why don’t we go” I was transported to a place I have missed for some time. Ripping guitar work, great Read More …

Album Review: Scumdogz – “Scumdogz”

Band: Scumdogz Album: Scumdogz By: M. Loop Scumdogz are a classic rock influenced band out of Hanover, Germany who hold true to the sound that makes ear drums bleed. The album features chord pounding, four on the floor, no nonsense hard rocking sing along anthems. Read More …

Album Review: Shamona – “Fly”

Band: Shamona Album: Fly By: M. Loop Fly is a five song EP by the Liverpool, UK trio Shamona. This is a very well-produced album. While dominated by mid-tempo numbers, each song occupies its own little world filled with hook after hook. Fly is a Read More …

Album Review: The Hsu-Nami – “Hsu-Nami

Band: The Hsu-nami Album: Hsu-Nami By: M. Loop Exotic, unique and passionate, The Hsu-Nami blend prog rock instrumentation and compositions with the ErHu, a traditional two string Chinese violin. What I notice in the timbre of the ErHu versus the classical violin sound is a Read More …

Album Review: The Corridors – “End Of The Times”

Band: The Corridors Album: End Of The Times By: M. Loop Beatles, REM, Apples In Stereo, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead and Motorpsycho sounds pervade the new album “End Of The Times” by The Corridors. They paint paisley colors throughout their joyous celebration of indie pop. Guitarist, Read More …

Album Review: Winterhymn – “Blood & Shadow”

Band: Winterhymn Album: Blood & Shadow By: M. Loop Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Pagan Metal band Winterhymn’s second full length album “Blood And Shadow” sports a very melodic brand of symphonic metal. I feel the angst in the blood drenched vocals and guitars of guitarist/vocalist Read More …

Album Review: The Easy Outs – “Desolate Row”

Artist: The Easy Outs Album: Desolate Row By: M.Loop This New Jersey band who call their music “street rock at its best” have released an album that reminded me a bit of early Doobie Brothers, The New York Dolls, The Cars and The Velvet Underground Read More …

Album Review: Devine Electric – “Devine Electric”

Artist: Devine Electric Album: Devine Electric By: Ghost365 Devine Electric , a straight ahead , hard rockin Australian band released this new album in 2016. Shining guitar work, impressive vocals and great songwriting make this a go to album. I have to say they have Read More …

Album Review: Crimson Sun – “Towards The Light”

Artist: Crimson Sun Album: Towards The Light By: M.Loop Hailing from Kotka of southern Finland, Crimson Sun play a very professional brand of symphonic metal. I find it remarkable how much sound they pack into their tunes and the vocals sit right on top perfectly. Read More …

Album Review: Zierler – “ESC”

Artist: Zierler Album: ESC By: E. Kane Finn Zierler – Keyboards Kelly Sundown Carpenter – Vocals Per Nilsson – Guitars Truls Haugen – Bass Bobby Jarzombek – Drums Let me start by proclaiming I had never heard of Finn Zierler or members of the group Read More …

Album Review: Jailcat – “Men Or Mice”

Artist: Jailcat Album: Men Or Mice By: M.Loop Clearly a band on the rise, Jailcat has signed with Steel Gallery Records and recorded their first full length album “Men Or Mice” with the assistance of Grammy-nominated producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Ozzy, Gary Read More …

Album Review: Wasted Puppets – “Puppet Show”

Artist: Wasted Puppets Album: Puppet Show By: M. Loop Wasted Puppets have a true gift for melody and harmony. The songs are instantly catchy and the riffs burrow into your memory. The sound of the record is reminiscent of Collective Soul and the rockier side Read More …

Album Review: Mick James – “Mick James Is Dead”

Artist: Mick James Album: Mick James Is Dead By:M. Loop Debauchery. Wagnerian over the top arrangements. It sounds like a hundred people singing on the choruses. If you like your hard rock bigger than life, this album is for you. Mick James sings like someone Read More …

Album Review: Omen – “Hammer Damage”

Album Review: Omen-Hammer Damage By: Shane Manning Hailing from Dallas, Texas Omen emerges with “Hammer Damage”. Though they are seasoned veterans of the Metal world, this album defines what Metal should be. Kenny Powell delivers stunning guitar rhythms and blistering riffs that leave you wanting Read More …

Album Review: 3 Weeks Later – “We Are Revolution”

Album Review: 3 Weeks Later -We Are Revolution By: Shane Manning Based out of New Mexico, 3 Weeks Later brings old school thrash to the forefront. Tracks “We Are Revolution” and “Beautiful Sacrifice” take you back to your early experiences with modern day Metal. Chris Read More …

Album Review: Hell’s Addiction – “Broken”

Album Review: Hell’s Addiction – “Broken” By: M. LoopBased in Leicester, UK, this killer hard rock band pays honest homage to their 70’s and 80’s heroes while carving out their own niche within the genre. Ben Sargent sings with a raw, honest, rough and high Read More …

Album Review: Michael Forsyth – “Stop For The World”

Album Review: Michael Forsyth – “Stop For The World” By: M. Loop Michael Forsyth’s album is filled with catchy melodies, strummed guitars and classic era songwriting. Listening to it, I felt like I was back in a simpler time. Reminiscent of James Taylor and Dan Read More …

Album Review: Stonebreed – “Stonebreed”

Album Review: Stonebreed – “Stonebreed” By: M. Loop Stonebreed is clearly a very accomplished veteran band. It only took moments to hear the quality and talent of the very fine musicians involved. I enjoyed every song on this fine album,and felt like I was experiencing Read More …

Album Review: Damn Pigeon – “Whiskey Sinners”

Album Review: Damn Pigeon “Whiskey Sinners” By: GHOST365 Damn Pigeon is a solid rock band… “Whiskey Sinners” features driving guitars and bass lines, and a vocal line hinting at Meat loaf. “The Night In You”, highlights cool drum phrasing, killer vocals and a Deep purple Read More …