‘Blood’ Shows Collective Soul Still Has Heart

Courtesy: Fuzze-Flex Records By Philip Sayblack Veteran rock outfit Collective Soul is back on the road, touring in support of its upcoming album Blood.  The band’s 10th full-length studio recording, it is scheduled for release June 21 through Fuzze-Flex Records.  The record’s 10-song, 34-minute record is a strong new offering from the band thanks to its diverse musical arrangements and lyrical...

June 17th, 2019

‘Bulletproof Live’ Is Another “Bulletproof” Live Recording From Reckless Kelly

Courtesy: Thirty Tigers By Philip Sayblack Reckless Kelly hit the road last week in support of its forthcoming live recording Bulletproof Live.  The tour is scheduled to run through Nov. 29 in New Braunfels, TX, with performances in cities across America in-between.  While the band’s tour is extensive, taking the band to cities throughout the Midwest, Southwest, Pacific Northwest and west coast,...

June 9th, 2019

STAH’s Fifth Full-Length LP Will Appeal To The Band’s Most Devoted Fans

Courtesy: Despotz Records By Philip Sayblack Satan Takes A Holiday returned this spring with its fifth full-length studio recording.  The album, A New Sensation is an interesting new effort from the Swedish rock band.  Once again the band has produced a record with very distinct neo-classic rock sounds that can easily be likened to music from the likes of Royal Blood, Queens of the Stone Age and...

May 26th, 2019

‘Empath’ Is Another Solid Display Of Townsend’s Musical Genius

Courtesy: InsideOut Music By Philip Sayblack Devin Townsend is a mad musical scientist in the best possible way. Next to Nine Inch Nails founder and front man Trent Reznor, Townsend is one of the most innovative and creative minds in the musical industry today, and his new album Empath proves that once again without a doubt. It is a record whose depth crosses musical and lyrical bounds from beginning...

May 26th, 2019

Johnson’s Sophomore LP Is Everything That Is Good And Right With Rock And Roll

Courtesy: Big Johnson Records By Philip Sayblack American Idol winner Caleb Johnson is scheduled to release his new album Born From Southern Ground next month.  The rocker and his backing band, The Ramblin’ Saints will release the 10-song record June 14 through Big Johnson Records.  Listening through this latest offering from the singer and his fellow musicians – which is actually Johnson’s...

May 25th, 2019

‘Berserker’ Is Another Viking Metal Victory For Amon Amarth

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack The wait for Amon Amarth’s new album is finally over.  A little more than three years after the band released its most recent album Jomsviking, the band returned Friday, with its 11th full-length studio recording, Berserker.  The veteran Swedish metal outfit’s latest offering, which once again has come through Metal Blade Records, is familiar...

May 5th, 2019

Carlos Santana Speaks Volumes With His New LP’s Latest Single

Courtesy: Concord Records By Philip Sayblack Early this year, famed guitarist Carlos Santana and his band released a new EP to the world in the form of In Search of Mona Lisa.  While an enjoyable record in its own right, that five song (technically three-song, since two of its songs are just radio edits of two of the three originals) sadly was not as timeless as the famed painting, which was reportedly...

April 21st, 2019

‘The Blurred Odyssey’ Is A “Clear” Success For The Sh-Booms

Courtesy: Limited Fanfare Records By Philip Sayblack Independent neo-soul/funk outfit The Sh-Booms is gearing up for a new short North American tour run.  The two-week tour, which features a performance in Carrboro, N.C. on May 31, is in support of the band’s debut album The Blurred Odyssey.  The 10-song record was released March 22 through independent record label Limited Fanfare.  It came a...

April 21st, 2019

The First Time Could Be The Charm For Wargirl

Courtesy: Clouds Hill By Philip Sayblack Independent music collective Wargirl is scheduled to release its self-titled debut album next week.  The California-based group’s 10-song, 38-minute album is a work that will appeal easily to fans of acts, such as Amy Winehouse, Meghan Trainor and Nikki Yanofsky.  This is evident in the album’s latest single ‘How You Feel,’ which will be discussed...

April 14th, 2019

Whitechapel Reaches Its Peak On ‘The Valley’

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack Change is something that is never easy in life.  Nor is bearing one’s heart about the past. Yet veteran metal outfit Whitechapel and its front man Phil Bozeman have done both of those things on the group’s latest album, The Valley.  Released March 29 through Metal Blade Records, the 10-song, 40 minute album’s musical arrangements show great...

April 14th, 2019