Burdens Within – Burdens Within

Burdens Within – Burdens Within

Artist: Burdens Within Album: Burdens Within Genre: Metal Label: Pavement Entertainment Release Date: January 26, 2018 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: If you’re looking for a band with a great modern metal sound, look no further. Burdens Within are here to save the day. With their debut release the band explodes onto the music scene with a thunderous roar. With more than it’s share of great classic metal riffs fused with a nice modern sound, the band makes…

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Every Mother’s Nightmare – Grind Review

Every Mother’s Nightmare – Grind Review

Artist: Every Mother’s Nightmare Album: Grind Genre: Hard Rock Label: HighVolMusic Release Date: October 6, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: It’s been 15 years since EMN released their last full length album. I’m happy to confirm that Every Mother’s Nightmare have returned with some of the best songs they’ve ever done.  Starting with the opening track Loco Crazy, Rick Ruhl and company set the tone for this album with a really great rocker. Followed up immediately by…

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Circus Of Power – Four Review

Circus Of Power – Four Review

Artist: Circus Of Power Album: Four Genre: Hard Rock Label: Noize In The Attic Records Release Date: December 8, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: Well, considering a lot of rumors that I heard about Circus Of Power, I feel lucky to have this album in my hands. For a while, at least, it sounded like Circus Of Power was finished and had broken up for good. Thankfully, that’s not the case and the band has given…

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Santa Cruz – Bad Blood Rising Review

Santa Cruz – Bad Blood Rising Review

Artist: Santa Cruz Album: Bad Blood Rising Genre: Hard Rock / Metal Label: M-Theory Audio Release Date: October 6, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: Wow! This one impressive album by Santa Cruz. This is the best material that the band has presented so far and it has the making of a hit record all over it. Crossing the sounds of the 80’s glam metal movement with a bit of a modern twist, the boys really…

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OPERATION: MINDCRIME – The New Reality Review

OPERATION: MINDCRIME – The New Reality Review

Artist: OPERATION: MINDCRIME Album: The New Reality Genre: Metal / Hard Rock Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: December 1st, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: According to Geoff Tate, The New Reality is the last album by Operation: Mindcrime. The New Reality is the third part in a trilogy, that started with “The Key” followed by “Resurrection”. I have to say out of the all three albums, The New Reality is the best and most satisfying…

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EISLEY / GOLDY – Blood, Guts and Games Review

EISLEY / GOLDY – Blood, Guts and Games Review

Artist: EISLEY / GOLDY Album: Blood, Guts and Games Genre: Hard Rock Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: December 1st, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: One of the best voices in rock music during the 1980’s was David Glenn Eisley. The two albums released by Giuffria featuring Eisley on vocals were incredible. The band had a few commercial hits, but was worthy of so much more. Then suddenly Giuffria called it quits. Much of the band morphed…

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Pretty Boy Floyd – Public Enemies Review

Pretty Boy Floyd – Public Enemies Review

Artist: Pretty Boy Floyd Album: Public Enemies Genre: Metal / Glam/Sleaze Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: December 1, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: Pretty Boy Floyd have returned to the scene of the crime with their all new album “Public Enemies”. What’s really amazing about this release, is that it has all of the intensity and raw energy of a band back in the heyday of the sunset strip. You know, when glam metal bands…

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Warrior Soul – Back On The Lash Review

Warrior Soul – Back On The Lash Review

Artist: Warrior Soul Album: Back On The Lash Genre: Metal / Rock N’ Roll Label: Livewire/Cargo Records UK Release Date: December 1st, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Kory Clarke and his version of apocalyptic rock with Warrior Soul. And with his latest outing “Back On The Lash”, I am even more convinced than ever that Clarke is one of the greatest living rock stars around. A modern day poet with…

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Souldrinker – War Is Coming

Souldrinker – War Is Coming

Artist: Souldrinker Album: War Is Coming Genre: Metal Label: El Puerto records Gbr Release Date: November 24, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: Wow! This album has the ferocity and some of the same energetic vibe of Pantera‘s “Cowboys From Hell” Album, but…..wait for it…..with incredibly powerful female vocals propelling it. This is my first listen to Souldrinker and “War Is Coming” is one outstanding album. Starting out like a slap in the face, Let…

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Madam X – Monstrocity

Madam X – Monstrocity

Artist: Madam X Album: Monstrocity Genre: Metal Label: EMP Label Group Release Date: October 31, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: So here’s one of the coolest releases that I’ve had come across my desk in quite a while. Why? Well, Way back in 1984 Madam X released a kick-ass metal album called “We Reserve The Right”. And then, just like that, they disappeared. So, this is their second album. So here we are 33 years later…

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