Category Archives: Music Reviews

DVD Review-The Midnight Special (6DVD)

Review-To try and not sound like an infomercial, I want to say right now The Midnight Special 6 dvd set is one of the greatest music collections I have ever seen much less owned. I always tell people about the horror I grew up on, but music is a different story. I would make good

Music Review: Blackwolfgoat: Drone Maintenance (2014)

Blackwolfgoat: Drone Maintenance

Blackwolfgoat is the brain child/alter ego of Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw) and “Drone Maintenance” is his third release under this moniker. This solo progressive drone project is simply that – a progressive drone that not many bands are doing, let alone doing well. “Drone Maintenance” is out via Small Stone

Music Review: John Garcia: John Garcia (2014)

John Garcia: John Garcia

Formerly of Kyuss/Hermano and current Vista Chino/Unida vocalist John Garcia believes in striking while the iron is hot. With his busy schedule, it is hard to believe that this stoner rock legend has time for a solo album, but that is just what he has done with his self-titled solo release. Make no mistake about

Music Review: Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana: Beauty & the Beat (2014)

Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana: Beauty & the Beat

I think that we are far enough removed from the Nightwish fiasco with Tarja Turunen that we do not have to speak further on that. The low down on Turunen is that she is absolutely beautiful and amazingly talented. She has the voice of a siren and knows how to use it. I love these

Metal Review: Principality of Hell: Fire & Brimstone (2014)

Principality of Hell: Fire Brimstone

To make a long story short, Greece’s Principality of Hell is Motorhead with a black metal feel to them singing of satanism and witchcraft mixed with a touch of Venom. How sweet does that sound? From The Magus’ growl of “Black Fucking Metal,” which opens the album to the final sounds of the cover of

Metal Review: Powerlord: The Awakening (Reissue) (2014)

Powerlord: The Awakening

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is the home to the classic metal/thrash metal band Powerlord, which recorded one 30-minute release, “The Awakening,” which Shadow Kingdom Records was nice enough to re-issue. I have to admit that I forgot all about this one for a long time, but I did actually have this cassette back in the 80s.

Metal Review: Poisonblack: Lyijy (2013)

Poisonblack: Lyijy

Poisonblack’s latest effort, “Lyijy” (translated to “Lead”), bears an errie similarity to Metallica’s “Black Album,” with a few more melodic hooks. But, the fact of the matter remains that hearing Ville Laihiala’s voice makes me miss Sentenced more and more. That is not to say that I am not a Poisonblack fan, because I love

Metal Review: Lehmann: Lehmanized (2014)

Lehmann: Lehmanized

Italian vocalist/bassist Matteo Lehmann, best known for being a musician on for Iron Maiden lead vocalist Blaze Bayley’s solo band, has released his own solo project now. The band is simply called Lehmann and the album is entitled “Lehmanized.” Sounds like someone has a little bit of an ego, but aside from that, let’s take

Metal Review: Overkill: White Devil Armory (2014)

Overkill: White Devil Armory

Isn’t it funny how the little thrash metal band from New Jersey that could do no right are one of the bands carrying the torch for thrash all these years later? Back in the day, when thrash was thriving, there were a handful of bands that stood out above the rest. Some of these went

Metal Review: Illdisposed: With the Lost Souls on Our Side (2014)

Illdisposed: With the Lost Souls on Our Side

Denmark’s death metal troupe Illdisposed is back with 12th studio album, “With the Lost Souls on Our Side,” since their inception in 1991. The album opens with Going Down, which contains one of the more sticky riffs that I have heard in a long time. This one will stick in your head for days. If