ALBUM REVIEWS

AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hail To The King

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So when the Rev had passed a few years back everyone in the metal world was shocked and sad to say the very least.  This man was not only an awesome person but such an amazing talent.  Everyone was worried whether Avenged Sevenfold would continue on or throw in the towel and thank God they [...]


BLUE OCTOBER – Sway

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So if there is one thing Blue October is good at it’s making VERY relatable songs.  Justin Furstenfeld puts it all out there for the world to see and it pays off in the best way possible.  Want a love song?  Got it.  Want a song to feel sad to? Got it. Pissed off and [...]


ASKING ALEXANDRIA – From Death To Destiny

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“You’re f**king crazy if you think that I’ll ever change” cries out Asking Alexandria front man Danny Worsnop on the opening track titled “Don’t Pray For Me”.  If anything has really stuck out to me about this album it is this KILLER opening track filled with some pissed off and emotional lyrics and vocals from [...]


Five Finger Death Punch – The Wrong Side Of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell

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One of my favorite bands is Five finger Death Punch.  They are amazing song writers, great musicians and their lead singer Ivan Moody has some of the best vocals in hard rock/metal today.  With that being said, they are releasing the first of a 2 volume series of albums titled “The Wrong Side of Heaven [...]


FIGHT OR FLIGHT – A Life By Design?

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So since Device was formed I was really interested to know if the other guys in Disturbed were going to cook something up. I knew Bassist John Moyer was in Adrenaline Mob playing bass but hadn’t heard anything about the other two guys until a press release a couple months ago announcing Fight or Flight! Fight [...]


We As Human – We As Human

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 We As Human are an up and coming Christian rock band with amazing talent and great song writing abilities.  I knew as soon as I had heard “We Fall Apart” I just had to get my hands on this album!  This is a fantastic album with plenty of diversity and a couple of killer guest [...]


SKILLET – Rise

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Everyone’s favorite Christian rock band is back and in a BIG way!  Skillet have become masters of their craft,  creating heavy,  uplifting and genuinely great rock music!  They have made their first concept record with their newest release titled “Rise”.  Rise is the story of an American teenager transitioning from adolescence to adult hood coming [...]


FALLING IN REVERSE – Fashionably Late

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Falling In Reverse is Ronnie Radke’s newest band consisting of Lead guitarist Jacky Vincent,  rhythm guitarist Derek Jones,  bass player Ron Ficarro and drummer Ryan Seaman.  You’ll remember Radke as rock music’s resident trouble maker but one hell of a vocalist.  Falling in Reverse’s new album is titled “Fashionably Late” and leads off with “Champion” [...]


Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

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I was sent over a copy of the new Alice in Chains album “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” yesterday and this has got to be one of the best albums I have heard so far this year!  Everything from Jerry Cantrell’s fretwork and vocals to Sean Kinney’s amazing work behind the drums and William DuVall’s vocals [...]


Device – Device

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So when Disturbed went on hiatus there were questions as to how long it would be for and for what reasons, leaving fans wondering if the members would just take time to relax and stay out of the light for a while. Well lead singer David Draiman sure didn’t waste any time getting back into [...]


Thirty Seconds to Mars – Love Lust Faith + Dreams

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So I was lucky enough to get an early listen of Thirty Seconds To Mars new album “Love Lust Faith + Dreams” (big thank you to EMI records) and I can say with confidence that this IS their best work yet. This album really brings together all the things you would expect from Thirty Seconds [...]


Pop Evil – Onyx

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Pop Evil are one of those bands that never really received the recognition they deserved, you would think with such great hits like “100 in a 55”, “Monster You Made” and “Last Man Standing” that they would have been shot straight to the top but unfortunately that just wasn’t the case, but all of that [...]


Thompson Square – Just Feels Good

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Coming fresh off the success of their self titled album, Thompson Square had something to prove, they had to prove that not only are they going to be around for a very long time but they are also going to go down into history as one of country’s best vocal duos to ever make it [...]


Killswitch Engage – Disarm the Descent

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So to start this off I want to give a little back story into the last year or so for Killswitch Engage. They split ways with lead singer Howard Jones and rehired their original vocalist Jesse Leach whom you might (you better) remember singing on their amazing album “Alive or Just Breathing” back in early [...]


Bullet For My Valentine – Temper Temper

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It’s always good news hearing Bullet For My Valentine are releasing a new album, especially when they are coming straight from their last great album “Fever”!  One could only hope they would continue in the direction they started going in “Fever” and wow did they not only continue in that direction with “Temper Temper” they [...]


Red – Release the Panic

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Red is one of those bands that gets better with each release and their latest album “Release the Panic” is no exception. This album has some of their best work yet. Kicking things off is the title track of the album named “Release The panic” (I’m sure you all guessed that by now) now this [...]


STONE SOUR – House of Gold & Bones Pt.2

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STONE SOUR – THE HOUSE OF GOLD AND BONES PT 2 So before I kick off this review I thought I would give a little bit of insight into the HOGAB. This is the second part of The House of Gold and Bones, part 1 was released late last year and part 2 was released [...]