Heart Fans Everywhere Will Appreciate The Band’s Latest Live Recording

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment Heart is one of the most respected bands in the music industry’s modern era.  The band has performed around the world many times over the course of its four decade plus life.  It has sold millions of records and has earned countless accolades for its talents and accomplishments.  For all that the band has done and earned throughout its life, there is still likely...

November 30th, 2016

Discussing “Time Capsules”, “Whiskey” and “Haikus” with Watch Them Fly

Modern metalcore with pop-hooks are the basis for Minneapolis’s Watch Them Fly who recently dropped their highly acclaimed EP The Veil which is available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gw/album/the-veil-single/id1140827297 and visit WTF online at https://www.facebook.com/WatchThemFly/. Paul has mentioned that the inspiration for WTF songs “come[s] through [him], like [he] is being used...

November 29th, 2016

Metallica’s New Album Is Well Worth The Wait

Eight years have passed since Metallica released its most recent album Death Magnetic.  That is a long time for any act to spend between albums.  It’s also a huge risk because the longer an act waits, the greater the odds it might not be relevant anymore.  What’s more, it also raises expectations greatly for said act’s new release.  In many cases, said albums don’t live up to expectations. ...

November 28th, 2016

‘The Duke’ Is A Solid Second Wave From LOG’s ‘VII: Sturm Und Drang’

Courtesy: Epic Records Written by: Philip Sayblack This past Friday, Lamb of God released its latest recording its new EP The Duke.  The 5-song recording comes only a year after the release of its most recent album VII: Sturm und Drang (2015).  What’s interesting about this recording is that while it is being marketed as an EP, it comes across more in the style of a single than an EP.  That...

November 27th, 2016

Theme From A Perfect World and Music Education: Matty’s Conversation with Andy Timmons!

Contributor’s Note:  What do KISS, Alice Cooper, Olivia Newton-John, Kip Winger, and Paula Abdul all have in common?  They all have some sort of connection with legendary guitarist Andy Timmons, formerly of Danger Danger, now fronts the Andy Timmons Band.  Whether it be sharing the stage with Andy Timmons, or creating musical masterpieces with the guitar virtuoso, they all share that common...

November 24th, 2016

“The Similitude Of A Dream” by The Neal Morse Band, surreal and leaves the listener spellbound!

“The Similitude Of A Dream” is The Neal Morse Band’s follow up to their critically acclaimed effort entitled “The Grand Experiment”.  This album is appearing on the Billboard charts in several categories, and based upon this review, it is easy to see why because of the flavor and distinction that this band offers. The Neal Morse Band is composed of world-class musicians...

November 24th, 2016

‘CRE.EP’ Is A Welcome Return For Fenix TX And One Of 2016’s Top New EPs

Courtesy: Cyber Tracks Written by: Philip Sayblack Late this past September, Fenix TX released its latest studio effort CRE.EP to the masses.  EP was the band’s first studio effort to be released in 15 years.  The record only boasts five songs, but is still a welcome return from the Houston, TX-based pop-punk outfit.  The record’s opener is a clear example of how the record’s musical arrangements...

November 21st, 2016

“The Flame Still Burns” by Foreigner, they’ve still got it!

This Friday, Canadian classic-rock legends Foreigner will be releasing their EP entitled “The Flame Still Burns” for Record Store Day, which is also occurring on Black Friday. Mick Jones penned the song “The Flame Still Burns” for the upcoming book “A Foreigner’s Tale”, which will be released next year. “The Flame Still Burns” has a definitely 1980’s...

November 20th, 2016

“Funeral Party” by Grave Pleasures, grooving while calamity is around you!

Out of the fjords and the frozen tundra of Tempere/Helsinki, Finland comes a resurrection of one of my all-time genres in music, old-school punk, formerly known as Beastmilk, now known as Grave Pleasures. Grave Pleasures is composed of Mat McNerney on vocals, Valtteri Arino on bass, Linnea Oleson on guitars, Juho Vanhanen on guitars, and Uno Bruniusson on drums.  They take the sounds of The Clash,...

November 17th, 2016

“This Light I Hold” by Memphis May Fire, bringing light into the darkest places!

Moments of clarity.  I thought reviewing this record by the metalcore heavyweights out of Nashville, Tennessee would be appropriate in today’s tumultuous times.  In the midst of all the doom and gloom that people are talking about and a sense of hopelessness that our society feels, may I offer you a record that not only rocks, but provides positivity, along with various themes of searching...

November 12th, 2016