Album Review : Raw Silk “The Borders of Light”

Band: Raw Silk Album: The Borders of Light By: M.Loop A very well produced album that incorporates various styles: hard rock, pop rock, art rock and progressive rock. The musicianship by Chris Dando on vocals and keyboards, Daryl Gardner on rhythm guitar, Kostas Kyriakidis on Read More …

Album Review : Niviane “The Druid King”

Band: Niviane Album: The Druid King By: M.Loop I was listening to the cool heavy metal intro to album “The Druid King” by Niviane, enjoying the opening measures of the song “The Beserker” when, all of a sudden I heard the most devastating animal howl Read More …

Album Review : Walpyrgus “Walpyrgus Nights”

Band: Walpyrgus Album: Walpyrgus Nights By: M.Loop A conglomerate of veteran Heavy Metal musicians joined together in North Carolina under the moniker of WALPYRGUS, this experienced six piece band knows how to rock hard. They sound stadium ready and feature an array of tunes that Read More …

Album Review : Achiote “Loneliness Of Endless Days”

Band: Achiote Album: Loneliness Of Endless Days By: M. Loop Excellent dynamics and extreme creativity are everywhere on “Loneliness Of Endless Days” by Finnish metal band Achiote. I really enjoyed this album. I read on line that the band had a lot internal turmoil during Read More …

Album Review : Seven Hard Years “Stories We Tell”

Band: Seven Hard Years Album: Stories We Tell By: M. Loop Check all the boxes: 1. Great high pitched vocals with tremendous technique. 2. Hook after hook choruses with big harmonies. 3. Fiery guitar solos. 4. Thunder god rhythm section. 5. Dynamics to suck you Read More …

Album Review : Skyline “Nowhere Here”

Band: Skyline Album: Nowhere Here By: M. Loop Italian independent rock band Skyline has talent to burn. Wonderful vocals by Edoardo Pacchiotti and a rock solid rhythm section nails down the powerful tunes on “Nowhere Here”. Reminiscent of Filter and Puddle Of Mudd, Skyline combines Read More …

Album Review : Fireland “Fireland lll – Believe Or Die”

Band: Fireland Album: Fireland lll – Believe Or Die By: M. Loop Fireland offers a progressive take on symphonic metal that is one part melody and two parts aggression. This is a really great album for those whose idea of a vacation is Armageddon. Featuring 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 …