'Sudden Death' isn't deadly. On the contrary. Horisont's new album is vital and alive from start to finish. It exudes a lightness that makes it easy for the fans of well-crafted rock music to listen to the album. At the same time Horisont manage to ensure a long term listening experience through multi-layering and with every new round on your recordplayer new details appear. All in all 'Sudden Death' is a great album which actually should be enjoyed as vinyl.
It is almost impossible to have an overview of all bands and releases these days and sometimes it is also a coincidence that draws your attention to a certain band. In this case it is The Neptume Power Federation and their second album that came to me in such an unusual fashion. It was a... Continue Reading →
Consistency is a virtue in fast changing and dynamic times. One of these anchor points, at least when it comes to Rock music, is Axel Rudi Pell. The German guitarist found his success formula many years ago and sticks to it since more than 30 years. Also the newest longplayer 'Sign of the Times' isn't... Continue Reading →
Unfortunately, the upcoming Blues Pills album, 'Holy Moly!', will not be released as planned on June 19th, 2020. Together, the band, its management and label have decided to postpone the album indefinitely. The band states: "It’s with a heavy heart that we must tell you that our new album "Holy Moly!" must be postponed. Due to the situation with... Continue Reading →
Soundwise Buffalo Summer is rooted in Hard Rock of the '70s/'80s with bands Like Led Zeppelin, Free and Whitesnake being a strong source of inspiration. The quartet uses these influences and connect them with a modern sound, leading to grooving and dynamic songs like 'Hit the Ground Running' and 'Deep Water'.
Freeways, hailing from Ontario, Canada, have a new album in the starting blocks. 'True Bearings' is the title of their newest delivery, a seven songs comprising record acting as a full-length debut for the band. The first time I heard of the band was while listening to the 'Trapped Under Ice Vol.1'-compilation, featuring many (in... Continue Reading →
Dutch guitar mastermind Adrian Vandenberg recently announced the return of Vandenberg. After having had some successful years in the '80s, the axeman reactivated the band that also includes singer Ronnie Romero, Randy van der Elsen and Koen Herfst. '2020' is the simple title of the album that also includes 'Shadows of the Night' , a... Continue Reading →
Although Stockholm is their homebase, Lucifer is an international Rock act with roots in Berlin, Germany. Lucifer is the brainchild of Johanna Sadonis who penned the first album together with Cathedral's Garry Jennings. Line-up changes in 2016 brought new players on board with veteran Nicke Andersson becoming an important musical partner for Sadonis. With Andersson... Continue Reading →
If a band releases 13 longplayers they must do something right. In case of Gotthard they probably did/do more than just one thing right with their new longplayer being one example. They handle the balancing act between hard and mainstream well, partly even too well. However, fans of solid Rock music will find some songs on the album they will like and so do Gotthard fans that are more related to mainstream.
Swedish rockers Night announce a new 7" that will be released on April 3rd. The two tracks containing release comes through The Sign Records and features a couple of good retro-oriented Hard Rock songs. Tracklist: Feeling it EverywhereKings of the Night
Deep Purple’s next longplayer is entitled ‘Whoosh!’ and will be available on June 12th this year. The record follows the very successful ‘inFinite’ release from 2017 and is the 21st studio record released by the Classic Rock legend. Deep Purple will also embark on a tour in summer/autumn this year and here are the tour... Continue Reading →
'Waiting For the Night', the third single off Audrey Horne’s upcoming same-titled first live album, to be released on February 28th via Napalm Records, is a purely energetic, compelling audiovisual Norwegian hard rock experience. Once again, Audrey Horne proves their reputation as one of the best and most energetic live hard-rock bands in Europe. Audrey Horne states:“'Waiting For the Night' sums up... Continue Reading →
Old lions still roar, although they might roar a bit more gentle than in the days of youth. UK rockers Wishbone Ash belong to the category, a band that has their roots in the late 60's in Devon, England. More than 50 years after having left the starting blocks Wishful Ash belongs the the pioneers... Continue Reading →
'Ordinary Man' more than just a longplayer that carries music. It is a record that features a lot of feel. There are moments when the emotional intensity reminded me of Johnny Cash's legendary version of 'Hurt'. 'Ordinary Man' of course carries the heavier songs but it's the emotional moments that makes this longplayer so special. Throughout the eleven songs featuring tracklist an underlying feeling of 'goodbye' is what touches you as a listener. This album feels like the final delivery to a musical legacy of one of the greatest and multifaceted singers in Heavy Metal, a pioneer and an idol for generations of musicians. Thank you Ozzy Osbourne for giving the Metal world this longplayer and thank you for all the earlier releases that made this music genre to what it is.
CB3, or in other word Charlotta's Burning Trio, is hailing from Malmö, Sweden and their music was compared already with the mighty King Crimson. Media described them as "The King Crimson of Malmö" and some parallels can't be dednied. CB3 has with 'Aeons' a new album in the starting blocks and it's as great as... Continue Reading →