Category Archives: Music Reviews

Metal Review: Exodus: Blood In, Blood Out (2014)

Exodus: Blood In, Blood Out

The almighty thrash metal powerhouse Exodus is back in in 2014 with their latest effort, “Blood In, Blood Out,” and marking the return of Steve “Zetro” Souza for his third stint with the band. After their latest breakup, it seemed hard to fathom that the tandem would ever reunite. Harsh words were spoken. Exodus moved

Metal Review: Machine Head: Bloodstone & Diamonds (2014)

Machine Head: Bloodstone & Diamonds

Groove metal giants Machine are back with their eighth full-length studio release, “Bloodstone & Diamonds,” and it is exactly what I expected – an absolutely crushing riff fest that fits within the Machine Head arsenal perfectly. In the last three years since the release of “Unto the Locust,” the band has dealt with some turbulent

Metal Review: Onslaught: VI (2014)

Onslaught: VI

Onslaught is a band that is completely misunderstood in the thrash metal community. They are ridiculed by some for their power metal beginnings, but worshiped by some for classic early works. Their reformation in 2007 was met with disdain by many and ambivalence by most. What hooked me in a few years ago was the

Metal Review: Ace Frehley: Space Invader (2014)

Ace Frehley: Space Invader

Legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is like a warm bowl of chili. He is about as comfortable as a musician to me as you can get. I grew up with KISS blasting through my boombox every night while doing anything. Music has always been a huge part of my life and KISS has always been

Music Review-Ok Go-Hungry Ghosts

Review-Ok Go is a band that really tries to change with each release. The music really tries to change the landscape of alt-rock with their influences and polish all over it. Hungry Ghosts is for fans that enjoyed 2010’s Of the Blur Colour of the Sky more than Oh No which was the record that

Metal Review: 1349: Massive Cauldron of Chaos (2014)

1349: Massive Cauldron of Chaos

Norwegian black metal horde 1349 is back with the sixth full-length release, “Massive Cauldron of Chaos,” a collection of 8 hyperspeed tracks like only 1349 can bring via Seasons of Mist Records. After so many teases by streaming track after track of this latest effort, we finally get our greedy little hands on this album.

Metal Review: Alunah: Awakening the Forest (2014)

Alunah: Awakening the Forest

Birmingham, UK’s doom metal outfit Alunah have a lot to live up to being a doom metal band from the same home of the mighty Black Sabbath. Led by the hypnotic vocals of Soph Day, the four-piece set themselves apart from the typical doom metal band by their incorporation of more psychedelic elements, but that

Metal Review: Solstafir: Otta (2014)

Solstafir: Otta

Icelandic post black metal outfit Sólstafir is back with their fifth full-length release in “Ótta.” While their are still slight remnants of their olden black metal days nearly 20 years ago, the band has shed their black metal skin and are still making high quality music under a different light. This light is still dark

Metal Review: In Flames: Siren Charms (2014)

In Flames: Siren Charms

I will be the first to admit that In Flames scares me these days. I have seen them release average albums alongside one album that had no business seeing the light of day. The band is loaded with hit songs, but rarely are the albums stellar. It is more along the lines of a few

Movie Review-Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video

Review-In the last four years I have seen 3 documentaries that really hit me hard as a life-long music fan. 1. Buy That Record, which was the downfall of the mom and pop record stores due to the downloading and people just not buying music anymore. 2. Downloaded, which was about the boom of Napster