Bravo Delta’s Debut LP Might Be The Record That “Breaks” The Band Into The Mainstream

Courtesy: Bravo Delta Music/O'Donnell Music Group By Philip Sayblack Independent rock band Bravo Delta released its latest studio recording early this month.  The 13-song, 42-minute Unbreakableis the band’s third overall studio recording but its very first full-length album, coming on the heels of its EPs Sunset Wasteland in 2012 and Shutdown Sequence in 2013.  Considering that almost six...

February 10th, 2019

‘In Search Of Mona Lisa’ Is Enjoyable, But Leaves Listeners In Search Of More

Courtesy: Concord Records By Philip Sayblack It goes without saying that Carlos Santana is one of the greatest musicians in the modern history of music.  He has crafted countless hit songs that have led to just as many awards and garnered just as many fans around the world.  Late last month, Santana continued that ongoing success – sort of — with the release of his new EP In Search of Mona Lisa. ...

February 10th, 2019

Set It Off Shines Again On ‘Midnight’

Courtesy: Fearless Records By Philip Sayblack Set It Off has come a long way since its initial formation more than a decade ago in Tampa, Florida.  The band, which started out as very much an emo punk style act in its early days, has gradually evolved and adapted with each new EP and album, clearly exhibiting its band members’ talents time and again.  That evolution is more on display in the band’s...

February 9th, 2019

Corroded Will Leave Listeners Feeling Anything But Bitter On Its Latest LP

Courtesy: Despotz Records By Philip Sayblack Hard rock outfit Corroded released its latest full-length studio recording this week, and the album, Bitter, is another strong new offering from the veteran Swedish band.  Front man Jens Westlin explained the album’s title “comes from observing how the social climate is around the world right now…Everyone’s so dissatisfied and thinks that everyone...

January 27th, 2019

(EP Review) “Kill The Sun” by CANE HILL

From the band that brought you “Too Far Gone” last year, 2018 was a stellar year for Rise Records’ own Cane Hill.  They released a critically acclaimed album, they played some shows, and they got to play at an NXT Takeover event to open the show and to perform with Halestorm’s Lizzy Hale for NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon’s entrance music.  Now, Cane Hill has...

January 20th, 2019

Atreyu Leaves A Positive, Lasting Impact With ‘In Our Wake’

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records By Philip Sayblack Veteran metalcore band Atreyu is wrapping up the current leg of its North American tour in support of its current album In Our Wake.  The band’s tour is currently scheduled to wrap Dec. 13 in Anaheim, California before the band takes some time to rest and recharge for the annual Shiprocked cruise that launches Jan. 26 from Galveston, Texas.  While...

December 8th, 2018

‘Retaliation’ Is A Strong Start For Hyvmine’s Sophomore Album

Courtesy: Seek & Strike By Philip Sayblack Up-and-coming hard rock band Hyvmine is hard at work in the studio on its sophomore album.  In anticipation of the as-yet-untitled record’s release, the band will release the album’s debut single ‘Retaliation’ next month.  Its planned release comes a little more than four months after the band released its new EP Fight or Flight, and is a positive...

November 24th, 2018

‘The Face of Fear’ Shows Artillery Still Has Plenty Of Ammunition

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack It’s hard to believe, but in a little more than a month, 2018 will officially over, and 2019 will be here.  It goes without saying that this year has been another impressive one for the metal community, with powerful new releases from acts, such as Soulfly, Tesseract and Nonpoint just to name a few acts.  Though the year is almost over, the year’s...

November 24th, 2018

‘Electric Ladyland’ Re-Issue Is A Fitting Tribute To A Legendary Musician

Courtesy: Legacy Recordings/Experience Hendrix, LLC By Philip Sayblack Jimi Hendrix, over the course of his professional career, released a grand total of only three full-length studio recordings – Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Loveand Electric Ladyland.  By today’s standards, releasing three albums is not that much of an accomplishment for any music act, yet somehow, Hendrix has remained...

November 22nd, 2018

‘Highway Crosses’ Continues Cementing AHTY’s Place In Today’s Metal Community

Courtesy: Minus Head Records By Philip Sayblack More than two years after the release of its sophomore album Screams From A Black Wilderness, All Hail the Yeti finally returned Friday with its third full-length studio recording, Highway Crosses.  The record’s release is important to note because for some time, there was some speculation among fans as to whether it would ever see the light of day. ...

November 18th, 2018