Category Archives: hard rock

Review: Ace Frehley – Anomaly

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Label: Bronx Born Records Released: September 15, 2009 Anomaly is the latest release from Ace Frehley, but it’s also a good description of Space Ace himself in a sense. After all, he’s the only member of Kiss to make any good records on his own. So, score one for Ace. On the other hand, it’s been 20 years since he’s… Read more »

Review: Thieves and Liars – American Rock n Roll

Label: Dreamt Released: September 1, 2009 Thieves & Liars debut, last year’s When Dreams Become Reality, was a bold, expansive album. If it had a noticeable fault, it was that it didn’t always turn its breadth into a cohesive whole. American Rock n Roll doesn’t suffer that same ill though. It’s a much more straight forward hard rock album. While… Read more »

Review: Thin Lizzy – Still Dangerous

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Label: VH1 Classic Records Released: March 3, 2009 Probably the biggest trap into which a live album can fall is that of sounding too much like a studio album. After all, if it sounds pretty much like the studio cuts with crowd noise in between, what’s the point? A live album should inject different energies or arrangements into the songs… Read more »

Review: Buffalo Killers – Let It Ride

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Label: Alive Naturalsound Released: July 8, 2008 It would be easy to get tired of hearing the 70s rehashed over and over if there weren’t a few bands really doing something special with it. Buffalo Killers is just one of those bands. Though not quite as raw as their debut, Let It Ride turns up the soul, an ingredient not… Read more »

Review: Sammy Hagar – Cosmic Universal Fashion

Label: Roadrunner Records Released: November 18, 2008 There are artists who push the boundaries, who set new standards, who break rules. Sammy Hagar isn’t one of them. Anyone acquainted with his career knows this and anyone expecting him to do any of these things is surely setting himself up for disappointment. Sammy Hagar has a formula and he sticks to… Read more »

Review: Guns N Roses – Chinese Democracy

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Label: Geffen Released: November 23, 2008 Chinese Democracy is an album almost a decade and a half in the making. For this album alone, Axl Rose and his revolving door of musicians that make up what he still calls Guns N Roses have been at it longer than most bands take for an entire career. The Beatles changed the face… Read more »

Review: Mötley Crüe – Saints of Los Angeles

Label: Motley RecordsReleased: June 24, 2008 What should we expect from Mötley Crüe at this point? They’re 25 years past their prime and they certainly didn’t continue to release material worthy of their recent resurgence over the years. On the other hand, they did manage to bounce back once and make a decent album with 1989’s Dr Feelgood after a… Read more »

Review: Totimoshi – Milagrosa

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Label: Released: July 8, 2008 Totimoshi will have a hard time living down the White Stripes comparisons on Milagrosa, but at the same time leaving a description of the album at simply that is incredibly short-sighted. There’s no doubt that they’ve found that same rich, heavy groove as Jack and Meg, but from the first lead break, they start establishing… Read more »

Ride the boogie – “Mustache Riders” mp3

Featuring Adam Tymn of VAUX and members of Arkham and Places To Park, Ride The Boogie is set to release their self-titled LP on Tuesday, June 17, 2008. Tymn took the time to give some insight on the track “Mustache Riders” and the struggles of being both an artist and a parent. “The song is about two guys, infamously known… Read more »

Review: Man Raze – Surreal

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Label: VH1 Classics Released: June 3, 2008 A few months back, I heard a few pre-release tracks of this project which reunites Def Leppard’s Phil Collen with former Girl bandmate Simon Laffy and brings in ex-Sex Pistol Paul Cook. The line-up certainly sounds like it could be flirting with disaster, but that preview raised my hopes that this would be… Read more »