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Lacey Sturm; Impossible

Lacey Sturm Impossible November 6th, 2015 Follow Spot Records

I’m really torn by the latest single from former Flyleaf vocalist and founder, Lacey Sturm. It’s great to have Sturm back on the scene, but I miss Flyleaf. “Impossible” is the lyrically catchy, rocking track that I would expect from Sturm, but it’s also very much […]

Hollywood Undead; Day of the Dead

Hollywood Undead Day of the Dead March 31, 2015 Interscope Records

Not even the departure of long time members, or the push back of the album’s release date could hold back the band from releasing another amazing album. These six masked men from California once again secure their position in the music industry. Day of […]

Breaking Benjamin; Dark Before Dawn

Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn June 23, 2015 Hollywood Records

This is certainly the review I thought I’d never write, but hoped that someday I would. After the band’s 2009 release, and subsequent hiatus amid legal issues, many of us wondered if we’d ever hear new music from Breaking Benjamin, or if it would be […]

Purity Ring; Another Eternity

Purity Ring Another Eternity 4AD March 3rd, 2015 www.purityringthing.com

After a year of silence, with only a few live performances. Purity Ring are once again blessing the world with their unique sound. Stillness. Peaceful. Calming a violent storm. As a whole, “Another Eternity” embodies the soothing emotions that each of the album’s 10 tracks […]

The Dreaming; Rise Again

The Dreaming Rise Again Metropolis Records February 10th, 2015

For so many of us growing up in the 1990’s it was Christopher Hall’s voice and Stabbing Westward’s music that created the soundtrack for our lives. After over a decade of touring, 4 albums, 9 singles and 6 top 25 hits, including 3 in the top […]

The Dreaming; Alone (single)

The Dreaming Alone (single) Metropolis Records November 11th, 2014

The Dreaming have evolved once again with the release of their latest single Alone. Chistopher Hall has finally reunited with fellow Stabbing Westward founder Walter Flakus and the two have crafted an evolved version of Hall’s The Dreaming with the two’s former band. Hall’s vocals are […]

Hanzel Und Gretyl; Black Forest Metal

Hanzel Und Gretyl Black Forest Metal Metropolis Records 11 November 2014

Hanzel Und Gretyl are back, and more metal than ever! HuG will always hold a special place in my dark heart. They were one of the first bands I got to see play live back in 1998 (Slipknot opened for them) and introduced me […]

Live; The Turn

Live The Turn Think Loud Recordings, LLC October 28, 2014

 

It’s been eight years since Live’s last studio album and twenty years since the release of their bestselling album “Throwing Copper”. Now, Live is back with a brand new album, “The Turn”. After more than twenty years of music, over 20 million albums sold […]

Flyleaf; Between The Stars

Flyleaf Between The Stars Sept 2014 Loud & Proud Records

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This is not Flyleaf. At least not the flyleaf that initially created the music that played as the soundtrack for so many of our lives. The departure of original vocalist and founder Lacey Sturm could have been the end of the band. Thankfully though […]

Ash Code; Oblivion

Ok this one is a go! 1.Void2.Waves with no Shores3.Dry Your Eyes4.Crucified 5.Oblivion 6.Unnecessary Songs 7.Room 8.Drama 9.Want 10.North Bahnhof

Imagine yourself being in a dark room with your thoughts and feelings, and you need a sound track to your life. Ash Code’s new album, Oblivion, will fill that void that you have been sensing. […]

In This Moment; Black Widow

In This Moment Black Widow Atlantic Records November 17th, 2014

In This Moment have made an album that has left me utterly speechless. Picking up where 2012’s Blood left off, Rock Goddess Maria Brink and her band of merry men return with another collection of aggressive dance friendly heavy metal tracks with the release of […]

The Birthday Massacre; Superstition

The Birthday Massacre Superstition Metropolis Records Release: 11 November 2014 It’s been far too long since The Birthday Massacre has released an album. “Superstition” is well worth the wait though. Picking up where 2012’s “Hide and Seek” left off, the band continues their epic musical journey with “Supersition”. The band never stops growing musically and […]

Slipknot; .5: The Gray Chapter

Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter Roadrunner Records October 21st, 2014 Rating: 9/10

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“.5: THE GRAY CHAPTER” is the first new record from Iowa’s masked men of metal in over six years, and the band’s first release since the death of founder and bassist Paul Gray in 2010, and departure of founder and drummer Joey […]

Motionless In White; Reincarnate

Motionless In White Reincarnate Fearless Records Release: 16 September 2014 Pre-order link; https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reincarnate/id892908274

“My enemy will not be the end of me,” Chris Motionless chants during Death March, ‘Reicarnate’s’ anthematic opening track. Chris Motionless expressed in an interview with Rocksound magazine that recording ‘Reincarnate’ was much easier compared to the band’s sophomore full length […]

DragonForce; Maximum Overload

Maximum Overload DragonForce August 18th, 2014

 

British power metal band DragonForce is at it again with their sixth album, Maximum Overload. With all of the changes that they have gone through it was good to hear that they could continue the trend with their in your face metal we fans have always loved.

Coming […]