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“Cannibal Corpse” Red Before Black CD REVIEW

"Cannibal Corpse" Red Before Black by Maria Fernanda Ostolaza I have always thought that there is not something as hard as waiting for a brand new single or announcement or release of new material that any of our favorite bands are about to unleash. We as music fans are constantly in

Venom Inc. ”Avé” CD REVIEW

Venom Inc. "Avé" by Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records 2017 Welcome to Hell, Again Unfortunately, we live in a time where ex-friends and former band mates can no longer reconcile and put aside their differences. When this occurs, we often see splinter bands forming, the most famous of which being Oliver/Dawson Saxon, Martin

Mr. Big ”Defying Gravity” CD REVIEW

Mr. Big "Defying Gravity" by Adam McCann Frontiers Records 2017 Nostalgia Trip for Mr. Big There was a brief time in 1992 when Mr. Big ruled the airwaves and even grunge at its pinnacle could not touch the Los Angeles hard rockers. In 1991, Mr. Big released their colossal album ‘Lean Into It’

“Our Last Enemy” CD REVIEW

"Our Last Enemy" By Michael Aronovitz Pariah, Spitfire, National Tours, and Overall Brilliance I love horror stories, I am a metal-head, and the construction of this particular aesthetic is executed no better than through the music of Our Last Enemy. The first exposure I had to this stunning project was a year

Alice Cooper ”Paranormal” CD REVIEW

Alice Cooper  "Paranormal" Adam McCann earMusic Records 2017 The Sound of A is Everywhere Alice Cooper has had a career in the music business stretching over 50 years, from nuggets of 60’s garage rock, through psychedelic musings to public enemy number one in the 70’s. At one time, Alice Cooper scared your parents

Decapitated ”Anticult” CD REVIEW

Decapitated "Anticult" by Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records 2017 Decapitated lose their head a little early Decapitated are one of the leading names in the Polish death metal scene and although tragedy has stalked the band throughout their career, the band have continued to do what they do best since their reincarnation in

“Voodoo Six” CD REVIEW

"Voodoo Six" Make Way for the King by Adam McCann White Knuckle Records 2017 As a band, Voodoo Six have been plugging away at the music scene since their inception in 2003 and during this time they have achieved a limited success, particularly in their home country of England.  Voodoo Six are

“Powerman 5000” NEW WAVE CD Review

Powerman 5000 "New Wave" by Cherri Bird Drops: October 27, 2017 Label: Pavement Entertainment Who wouldn’t be intrigued by the cover art for POWERMAN 5000’s new record “NEW WAVE”? I mean, anyone that loves Frank from “DONNIE DARKO” (or finds that masked rabbit man wildly scary) and loves POWERMAN 5000 will bend like

Van Halen “Diver Down” CD REVIEW

Van Halen "Diver Down" by Adam McCann Warner Bros Records 1982 Van Halen achieved fame on the back of electrifying live performances through the virtuosity of guitarist Edward Van Halen who pioneered the tapping technique and the roguishly good looking charms of vocalist David Lee Roth. Quickly snapped up by Warner

Accept ”The Rise of Chaos” CD REVIEW

"Accept" The Rise of Chaos by Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records 2017 Analog Men Ruling a Digital World Accept are arguably much more integral to the development of German heavy metal than Scorpions and with the arrival of ‘Breaker’, ‘Restless and Wild’ and ‘Balls to the Wall’, Accept had truly found their stride

“Kobra And The Lotus” CD REVIEW

"Kobra and the Lotus" by Adam McCann Released through : Napalm Records  May 12 2017 Na na na na na na na na na na na, Batman Metal! It is a bold move to release a double album or an album of two parts, several bands have done this in the past to

Prong ”Zero Days” CD REVIEW

Prong "Zero Days" by Adam McCann SPV/Steamhammer Records 2017 Countdown to Zero Tommy Victor is somewhat of a legend within the circles of thrash metal, hardcore and crossover. Under his leadership, Victor has guided Prong through both the good and bad times and is the man solely responsible for the ever evolving sound

“Paradise Lost” Medusa

Paradise Lost: Medusa, Nuclear Blast Records 2017 In a career that has spanned and is now fast approaching their 30th birthday, Paradise Lost have pioneered and blazed a trail in the gothic metal/death doom/whatever you want to call it genre. Not only have Paradise Lost managed to create their own legacy with this, but

“Vallenfyre” CD REVIEWS

Vallenfyre: Fear Those Who Fear Him Century Media Records 2017 Compared to a lot of genres under the umbrella of metal, doom is very much universal and during the late 80’s in Halifax, the north of England saw the rise of Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride. These bands were both signed to Peaceville

“Orden Ogan” CD REVIEW

Orden Ogan: Gunmen, AFM Records 2017 Despite forming Orden Ogan as far back as 1996, it wasn’t until 2008 that Orden Ogan found their stride, releasing their debut album ‘Vale’. Following this rather late bloom, Orden Ogan have kept to a relatively reliable schedule, give or take a few years either side with the

36 CRAZY FISTS ALBUM CD-REVIEW

36 CRAZY FISTS ALBUM CD-REVIEW by Dillon Collins Has there been a more criminally under-appreciated band in all of modern metalcore than 36 Crazy Fists? The Alaskan cohort have been plugging away, churning out fierce riffs and guttural screams complimented by anger-soaked melodies for over 20 years. They should, certainly, be

“THE COMBINE” Void and Vessel CD-Review

"THE COMBINE" Void and Vessel CD-Review by Dillon Collins Newfoundland’s prog-metal titans The Combine cast an imposing shadow with their statement sophomore album, Void and Vessel There’s a patronage to the genre of metal – forefathers we look to for guidance in all things – the sacred deities that we turn to

“Category VI” War Is Hell Cd-review

"Category VI" - War Is Hell Cd-review by Dillon Collins Killer Metal Records (2017) All good things take time, naturally. In the case of melodic metal titans Category VI, who call the rocky shores of Newfoundland and Labrador home, the sizeable gap between their acclaimed debut Fireborn and their 2017 epic War

“Amerakin Overdose” Marking the Decade Cd-Review

"Amerakin Overdose" Marking the Decade by Michael Aronovitz When I say “Marking the Decade,” I mean “defining it,” but Amerakin Overdose seems to have little interest in broad generalizations that would create pockets and safe-havens other projects might use to cement their own brands. Amerakin Overdose made a distinct mold and

“Adrenaline Mob” CD REVIEW

"Adrenaline Mob" CD REVIEW by Adam McCann "We The People" Century Media Records 2017 One nation, under mob In the past 25 years, it can be easily asserted that Russell Allen has generally one of the best voices of this generation, Allen is up there with the likes of Jørn Lande and Tobias

“Unleash the Archers” CD REVIEW

"Unleash the Archers" CD REVIEW by Adam McCann "Apex" Napalm Records 2017 Apex Predators Up until signing with Napalm Records, Unleash the Archers had been bubbling along in their home of Canada for half a decade before gathering worldwide attention with their 3rd album, ‘Time Stands Still’ in 2015. Although reception to ‘Time

“PRONG” CD REVIEW

"PRONG" "Hower it will end" CD REVIEW by Geir Olaisen Prong is probably one of the most productive bands around, 4 albums the last 3 years.One should belive that would affect the quality, but Tommy Victor is a man who has alot on his mind and Prong make quality Thrash/Crossover/groove metal.

“Final Void” Cd Review

"Final Void" Cd Review by Adam McCann "Sounds of Absence" 2017 Independent Into the Final Void Finland. Finland is the Nordic countries melancholic sibling and over the past 30 years, Finland has spawned some of the heaviest metal to date. It is a country that is proud of their heritage and their music

“Dream Evil” CD REVIEW

"Dream Evil" CD REVIEW by Adam McCann Six Century Media 2017 Six is the Antidote Some things in life just go really well together, black and white, fish and chips, chicken and mayonnaise and heavy metal and cheese. Over the years, heavy metal has shamelessly adopted many clichés and we love them, sometimes,

“Inglorious” CD REVIEW

"Inglorious" CD REVIEW by Adam McCann II Frontiers Records 2017 Inglorious make it 2 in 2 years, but is it good enough? A little over a year has passed since Inglorious released their debut album and no sooner than the tour drawing to a close was the announcement for a second album from

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