CD review TONY MILLS ‘Beyond the Law’

(7/10) English rock singer Tony Mills, known from bands like Shy, TNT and others, is a constant player in the fields of Rock and AOR. Next to enriching longplayers of the mentioned bands with his excellent voice it’s also solo albums the frontman reveals from time to time. ‘Beyond the Law’ is the latest one... Continue Reading →

CD review HARDLINE ‘Life’

(8/10) The 1992 album 'Double Eclipse' was a great start for Hardline, initiated by the Gioeli brothers. Unfortunately the great start wasn't followed by a great continuation. It took ten years and some line-up changes before the second album 'II' saw the light of day. Since then the band releases longplayers on a more regular... Continue Reading →

CD review ROULETTE ‘Now!’

(8/10) Roulette is a band that might be known by some of the older readers of Markus’ Heavy Music Blog while the younger generation might not have heard of the band earlier. Roulette is a Swedish AOR band that is rooted in the ‘90s. The phenomena with Roulette is the fact that they release some... Continue Reading →

CD review PALACE ‘Binary Music’

(7/10) Palace is pretty much of a one-man show. The rock outfit was founded by singer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Palace and the band is truly his brainchild. ‘Binary Music’ is the second album of Palace, done by Michael Palace in the lead and with Daniel Flores (d) as being the one adding the heartbeat to... Continue Reading →

CD review LIONCAGE ‘ Turn Back Time’

(7/10) Lioncage premiered in 2015 with ‘Done at Last’ before they went into studio again two years later to record ‘Second Strike’. Already one year later the third album is in the starting blocks, ready to spread a melodic rock vibe. The band from Elmshorn, Germany put together a 12 songs tracklist, including songs that... Continue Reading →

CD review VON BALTZER ‘Cultural Daze’

(7/10) Swedish AOR outfit Von Baltzer unveils its ‘Cultural Daze’ album end of June. The longplayer features ten melodic rock songs, referring back to 80’ rock of bands like Asia and Bon Jovi. Von Baltzer is a band I have heard for the first time by receiving the promo for their current longplayer. Swedish melodic... Continue Reading →

CD review SUNSTORM ‘Road to Hell’

(9/10) Sunstorm is the solo project of hard rock veteran Joe Lynn Turner. Twelve years ago it was the charismatic singer and Frontiers Music president Serafino Perugino that explored options for such an endeavor. Things turned out well with a self-titled debut hitting the shelves in 2006. What started as a project found a continuation... Continue Reading →

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