FOREIGNER – The Best of 4 & More

Posted on

The accolades rain down effortlessly on these magnificent exponents of well-crafted songs with a melodic rock heartbeat.  With ten multi-platinum selling albums amongst their canon of work and 16 top 30 hits in the U.S. alone, you’d be foolish for thinking that a live collection like this would be disposable.  Sure enough it is frustrating… Read more »


MONSTER MAGNET – Milking the Stars: A Re-imagining of Last Patrol

Posted on

Back in November, 2013, your favorite monthly online magazine Screamer Magazine reviewed the latest studio album at that time (Last Patrol) by the mighty Monster Magnet singing its praises and explaining what a return to form it proved to be.  Like any healthy franchise you have to receive a sequel and in this fine tradition… Read more »


HAREM SCAREM – Thirteen

Posted on

This isn’t the Australian blues rock band which existed during the 80′s, it isn’t even the Scottish folk band which has unveiled about three albums or so; this is the return of the mighty and delicious muscular, melodic sound of those Canadian rockers which nailed it big time back in 2002 with an album called… Read more »


RICHIE KOTZEN – The Essential Richie Kotzen

Posted on

Guitar legend/songwriter/singer Richie Kotzen is celebrating over 25 years of recording by releasing a collection appropriately entitled The Essential Richie Kotzen.  The songs on the two CD/one DVD collection were personally selected by Kotzen as both an introduction to people unfamiliar with his work and as a bonus to current fans. CD1 could be described… Read more »


KONTRUST – Explositive

Posted on

Have you ever pondered over what it might be like to add spices or curry powder to your morning oatmeal?  Maybe you have been assaulted by a nagging curiosity over what it might be like to dip a hotdog in your hot chocolate instead of bothering with marshmallows?  If this sounds like you then the… Read more »


BAILEY – Long Way Down

Posted on

The name of the band is a reference to the surname of an English guitarist and vocalist named Nigel Bailey.  At the age of 12 he picked up a guitar thanks to the backdrop of a musical family and hasn’t looked back.  Classic sounding distorted riffs aplenty drift into the cosmos and his voice essentially… Read more »


EMIGRATE – Silent So Long

Posted on

Why should you care about this gem of an album and why should you take a moment to understand what Emigrate is?  That’s a really good question in a world which continues to gain a fast pace on a daily basis.  If you’re an avid fan of the remarkable German combo Rammstein then you’ll already… Read more »


SEASONS AFTER – Calamity Scars and Memoirs

Posted on

The last time we heard new music from Seasons After was their 2010 debut album Through Tomorrow, featuring the popular cover of Gerard McMann’s Cry Little Sister. After a legal battle and some line-up changes, the boys are finally back with their independent release Calamity Scars and Memoirs. The album is full of dueling guitars… Read more »


KALEDON – Antillius: The King of the Light

Posted on

This Italian Power Metal combo were formed back in 1998 and have been slowly and steadily increasing their epic profile ever since.  In 2002 they unveiled their debut album Legend of the Forgotten Reign – Chapter I: The Destruction, and many years later the fans get to embrace and savor a brand new eighth studio opus… Read more »


BLOODBOUND – Stormborn

Posted on

In the hazy days of 2004 in a location within the mighty fine country of Sweden, two creative and passionate minds became one giving birth to the power metal entity known as Bloodbound.  They released a debut studio opus in 2005 and haven’t really looked back as Tomas Olsson and Fredrik Bergh steered the sonically… Read more »