Category Archives: Music Reviews

Movie Review-Clown

Review-” Clown” focuses on a real estate agent named Kent. Kent gets a call on his son’s birthday from his wife Meg, that the clown they hired cannot make it. Kent is in a pickle with his son expecting a clown for his brithday. So, as fate would have it in horror films, Kent is

Music Review-The Gashers-In Trust We Bleed

Review-The beauty of a label like Squidhat Records, when they release one album and you are like, “ my god that is a great punk band and sound”. Here comes the next, and the next. The Gashers releasing this album on the 4th of July week, is like going to a funeral of someone you

Music Review-Crayven-All the Sordid Details

Lisa Oster (Vocals, Violin), Gernot Knippen (Guitar, Synthesizer), Cherry Ann Reclusado (Bass), Christoph Brandes (Drums) Review-Crayven are one of those bands that come out of nowhere that just gets it. One thing is for sure, whether you like this band or not, you will not be able to deny that this band is catchy and

Music Review-Magenta-Songs for the Dead

Review-Magenta are a duo consisting of Vilde Lockert on Vocals and Anders Odden on everything else. Listening to this record you would assume that these two were destined to meet and put out music. This band has been around since the mid 90’s and seems to really make music that feels honest, heartfelt and most

Metal Review: Ace Frehley – Origins Vol. 1 (2016)

Ace Frehley - Origins Vol. 1

A new album from a legendary guitar player who goes back to his roots and lets us in on what he listens to? Yes please. I would love that. That is exactly the platter that KISS legend Ace Frehley serves us with his latest opus, Origins Vol. 1. The album is a long time coming

Movie Review-Winding Stream

Review-Johnny Cash to me can do no wrong. I grew up in North Tonawanda, NY and all my mom wanted to watch it seemed was the Grand Ole Opry or reruns of The Johnny Cash show. This was long before cable and any kind of video taping device. A huge part of my childhood involved

Music Review: Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows II (2016)

Zakk Wylde - Book of Shadows II

Guitar virtuoso and metal madman Zakk Wylde is back with his latest solo album, Book of Shadows II, the follow-up and companion piece to 1996’s Book of Shadows. Twenty years ago, Book of Shadows was released in anonymity practically with none but Wylde’s die-hard fans knowing about it. To that point, Wylde was responsible for

Metal Review: Graves at Sea – The Curse That Is (2016)

Graves at Sea - The Curse That Is

Portland, Oregon’s Graves at Sea is simply an exciting band. They are not re-inventing the wheel, but they have picked their niche and they are going to perform their task exquisitely in order to get their point across. The cult doom/sludge band has finally released their long-awaited debut full-length, The Curse That Is,  and it is

Metal Review: Doomsday Ceremony – Black Heart (2016)

Doomsday Ceremony - Black Heart

Brazil’s black metal troupe Doomsday Ceremony is back with their sophomore effort, Black Heart. The band has been around since 2000, but have not had much output in their tenure. Hopefully, their latest release will change that. The opening track, “Vultures of War,” shows that the band has musical talent showing off some nice lead

Metal Review: Anthrax – For All Kings (2016)

Anthrax - For All Kings

To all of the people who think that Anthrax did not belong in the Big Four, they have forgotten how big the band was at one point. There is no denying that they were far bigger than Exodus, Testament and especially Overkill, who seem to be the three most often referred to bands when this