Lords Of Altamont – The Wild Sounds Of Altamont

Lords Of Altamont – The Wild Sounds Of Altamont

Artist: Lords Of Altamont Album: The Wild Sounds Of Altamont Genre: Rock / Garage Rock / Hard Rock Label: Heavy Psych Sounds Release Date: October 6, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: I first took notice of The Lords Of Altamont with their 2002 release “To Hell With The Lords Of Altamont”. I stumbled on them quite by accident and thought the name was cool. I remember wondering how many 20-somethings of the current generation knew about The…

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H.E.A.T. – Into The Great Unknown

H.E.A.T. – Into The Great Unknown

Artist: H.E.A.T. Album: Into The Great Unknown Genre: Hard Rock / Melodic Metal Label: EarMusic Release Date: September 17, 2017 Reviewed by: Madz Lenthal http://denimandblether.blogspot.co.uk/ Review: H.E.A.T fans have been getting a bit hot under the collar recently. Lead single, Time On Our Side split opinion with it’s contemporary sound, but do not fear, it sits at the heart of a tremendous record. The talented 5 piece have indeed experimented with more modern recording sounds, and in…

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Dirkschneider – Live Back To the Roots: Accepted! DVD/CD

Dirkschneider – Live Back To the Roots: Accepted! DVD/CD

Artist: Dirkschneider Album: Live Back To the Roots: Accepted! DVD/CD Genre: Metal Label: AFM Records Release Date: August 25, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review:  At first glance this looked to be a re-packaged version of Dirkschneider‘s last release, but I am happy to report that is not. While the track list may be almost identical, the songs are completely different live versions. I have to say that although, I loved the previous “Live” Back To The…

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End Of Green – Void Estate

End Of Green – Void Estate

Artist: End Of Green Album: Void Estate Genre: Alternative / Goth/ Rock Label: Napalm Records Release Date: August 18, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: If you like your rock and metal with a bit of goth, you’re going to love End Of Green. With nods to bands like Type O Negative, Bauhaus and HIM, the band have released a really impressive album with Void Estate. The album starts with the ultra catchy “Send In The…

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Serious Black – Magic

Serious Black – Magic

Artist: Serious Black Album: Magic Genre: Metal Label: AFM Records Release Date:  August 25, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: Serious Black is seriously back….with their new album “Magic”. These guys have really been making waves in the power metal scene and continue to forge new territory with their latest release. In good company with bands like Symphony X, Dream Theater and Firewind, Serious Black are out to prove they have what it takes to be a…

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Josh Todd And The Conflict – Year Of The Tiger

Josh Todd And The Conflict – Year Of The Tiger

Artist: Josh Todd & The Conflict Album: Year Of The Tiger Genre: Metal / Hard Rock Label: Century Media Release Date: September 15, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: Let me start by saying that I absolutely love this album. Going into this I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to be getting. I like Buckcherry. But, this isn’t Buckcherry. That’s somewhat surprising to say, considering that The Conflict has the guitarist and lead singer from…

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Michael Monroe – The Best

Michael Monroe – The Best

Artist: Michael Monroe Album: The Best Genre: Hard Rock / Glam Rock Label: Spinefarm Release Date: June 30, 2017 Review: Michael Monroe has released no less than ten solo albums of material between 1987 and 2015. While, he will probably always be most famous for fronting the infamous band Hanoi Rocks in the early 80’s, his solo albums deserve a release like this one, which is entitled simply….The Best. Just for a quick history lesson, Hanoi Rocks…

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Byzantine – The Cicada Tree

Byzantine – The Cicada Tree

Artist: Byzantine Album: The Cicada Tree Genre: Metal Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: July 28, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: Byzantine have done what many bands attempt, but few accomplish. And that’s creating a new metal sounding album that stays true to it’s traditional metal roots. The first song, New Ways To Bear Witness is a blistering track that comes out swinging. Followed up quickly by Vile Maxim, the band continues to pummel…

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THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN – Cypress Ave.

THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN – Cypress Ave.

Artist: THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN Album: Cypress Ave. Genre: Hard Rock / Blues / Stoner Rock Label: Napalm Records Release Date: July 28, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: Cypress Ave. is an exhilarating, blues-soaked stoner rock masterpiece. The opening track “Tonight” is quite brilliant and I can’t seem to keep it from repeating in my mind long after the album is finished. It’s an eclectic journey on this album with elements of Sabbath, Clutch and Orange Goblin…

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DGM – Passing Stages Live In Milan and Atlanta

DGM – Passing Stages Live In Milan and Atlanta

Artist: DGM  Album: Passing Stages: Live in Milan and Atlanta Genre: Metal Label: Frontiers Music srl. Release Date: June 2, 2017 Review: DGM have created an incredible double album filled with quality music that takes on a whole new life with these live versions. This band has been making waves across Europe and the United States with their progressive metal sound and melodic vocals. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the studio versions of the songs, I have to…

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