ALBUM REVIEW: The Big Deal – First Bite

Last year our appetites were whetted with a diverse selection of covers from the likes of NIGHTWISH, ABBA and EUROPE all performed by an unknown act. This new group had an instantly memorable name and showed signs of something fresh, interesting and left us hungry for more. Here we present First Bite the debut album … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Big Deal – First Bite

ALBUM REVIEW: Unwanted Guest – Grave Metallum

UNWANTED GUEST is the solo project of SEVENTH SON guitarist Dave Fox which is receiving praise from fans and critics alike. If the brilliant sounds from debut album Grave Metallum are anything to go by, it’s easy to see why that is. There’s no messing around when opening with Autopsy. First impressions? There are slick … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Unwanted Guest – Grave Metallum

ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live in Virginia Beach (July 25, 2004)

You wanted the best! You got the best! The hottest band in the world, KISS! Thus, the show begins from the second authorised KISS live bootleg in the Off The Soundboard series taken from Virginia Beach. This show originally took place on the 25th July 2004 and featured as part of the Rock The Nation … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live in Virginia Beach (July 25, 2004)

ALBUM REVIEW: Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The ConspirAtors – 4

No introductions are needed when you say the names Slash and Myles Kennedy. I had heard them many times with their respective bands, I had heard the odd song from SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, yet this is my first time hearing a full-length album from them. The album in question is their … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The ConspirAtors – 4

ALBUM REVIEW: Kissin’ Dynamite – Not The End Of The Road

KISSIN’ DYNAMITE are back and it’s clear from their upcoming release Not The End Of The Road that they don’t plan on quitting anytime soon. I have mentioned before they are my go-to band when I need a boost, their uplifting sounds manage to bring me out of some dark holes. With this latest release, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Kissin’ Dynamite – Not The End Of The Road

ALBUM REVIEW: Eclipse – Wired

I came across Swedish hard rockers ECLIPSE during a time when things weren’t going so well for me mentally, so I have kept this band on the radar since. They have released their latest offering Wired and it’s a great reminder of why I was drawn to this band in the first place. After listening … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Eclipse – Wired

Album Review: Wayward Sons – Even Up The Score

As a music journalist, you listen to a lot of albums, and sometimes they all blend into one, but WAYWARD SON’S latest offering, Even Up The Score, is a breath of fresh air. Hailing from the UK, WAYWARD SONS are a hidden gem in the UK’s thriving hard rock scene. With two albums already behind … Continue reading Album Review: Wayward Sons – Even Up The Score

ALBUM REVIEW: Danko Jones – Power Trio

DANKO JONES are one of the biggest forces in the hard rock circuit with an impressive career that spans twenty five years. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, the band is pioneered by the man himself, Danko Jones, who with the release of their latest album celebrates the band's 25th anniversary. Their ongoing success is, in large … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Danko Jones – Power Trio

ALBUM REVIEW: Def Leppard – Volume Three (X, Yeah!, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, B-Sides Yeah! & Yeah! Live)

Sheffield’s DEF LEPPARD are one of those classic bands that broke out as part of the NWOBHM movement back in the late ‘70’s and from then on have crafted notable hits such as Animal, Let’s Get Rocked and Pour Some Sugar On Me. Over the past few years, the band have been re-releasing their back … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Def Leppard – Volume Three (X, Yeah!, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, B-Sides Yeah! & Yeah! Live)

ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 (Live)

Alright Tokyo! You wanted the best! You got the best! The hottest band in the world KISS! So begins the start of a monumental night in Tokyo from yesteryear. KISS have always been a massive in Japan and this, the first in a series of upcoming live releases is encapsulated with a recording from legendary … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 (Live)