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Music Review: Rotör CD:Musta Käsi


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New Wave of British Heavy Metal or NWOBHM produced some great bands and songs when it was at its height from ’80-’83 or so.  It even spawned several legendary acts that forever shaped what heavy metal came to be in the 80’s. Namely, Iron Maiden was the biggest act to come out of the movement and is still with us today while many others faded away.  However I feel NWOBHM contains a blueprint any aspiring metal band should look to for ideas on how to write, play and compose metal songs.  So it is no wonder that the older bands are now getting rediscovered and more importantly newer generations are now trying to write new material like the NWOBHM bands. Continue reading Music Review: Rotör CD:Musta Käsi

Music Review: Stereo Nasty CD: Nasty by Nature



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More and more I am finding myself drawn to bands who for lack of a better term, fly a bit under the radar and don’t have record labels dictating to them when or how to write their music.  Also, I tend to lean more favorably towards bands that have begun to have a more stripped down sound back to roots sound.  So when I accidently ran across a band called Stereo Nasty I was curious to hear what this band from Ireland was about.  Are they glam/sleaze?  Are they dirty hard rock?  Are they old school metal?  Well they are a bit of all, rolled into one.

Stereo Nasty plays a style of heavy metal that would fit right into the height of the NWOBHM scene and would remind you of one the bands that had a good chance of breaking big out of that scene.  Musically they have a very no nonsense straight ahead metal sound with an almost military precision and cadence sound which fits the lyrical themes of their songs very well. Possibly like a less produced sounding version of ACCEPT and a little bit more dirty. Vocally, the band has a guy named Mick Mahon who sounds like someone I have heard before but can’t seem to put a finger on but to sum It up he sounds like bit like a mixture of Blackie Lawless but with a huskier sound and oddly a bit like Ann Boleyn from Hellion just more like a dude.  While he has similar vocal styles as these two he also has a interestingly unique style to his singing which keeps a listener glued to the album.

Nasty by Nature was a real treat to come across by accident.  If you are a fan of bands that have a bit of danger to them, no nonsense music that has a kick ass attitude matched by a singer who you can tell means business.  Then Stereo Nasty may be what you are looking for.  Check them out in the Band Camp link in above where you can listen to the full album and even buy it for about $5 bucks.  Not a bad deal at all.

Music Review: Perpetual Rage CD: The New Kingdom


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Nothing beats some good ol’ dirty rock n roll/metal.  Bands that get back to the roots of what it is to be a band of friends and play straight ahead in your face music.  Perpetual Rage does just that.  They do not reinvent the wheel but they put their heart and soul into the wheel that has helped keep metal alive through even the worst of times. Continue reading Music Review: Perpetual Rage CD: The New Kingdom


British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden, whose new album ‘Book of Souls’ comes out September 4th, just released their first single from the album today at 8 am for the world to hear.  Enough talk!!! Click the video below to hear!

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Music Review: Nightblade CD: Closer to the Threshold

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                I love me some old school metal styled bands or just the old school metal in general.  So when I got a copy of ‘Closer to the Threshold’ by Nightblade and turned it on I was like, ‘HELL YES!’  The first opening tunes of the album were some very solid offerings and I was thinking, ‘Man if the whole album is like this we got ourselves a killer album!’  Well you may be asking, ‘TJ!  Tell us about the rest of the album!’ Well ok you asked for it… Continue reading Music Review: Nightblade CD: Closer to the Threshold