‘The Wings Of War’ Is Another Powerful Musical Salvo From Overkill

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack Don’t fix what’s not broken.  We all know and have used that old adage more than once in our lives, including the members of the veteran thrash metal outfit Overkill.  It is an adage that the band’s members have used from one album to the next over the course of now more than 30 years.  While the band has maintained a very distinct sound from...

April 13th, 2019

‘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

Soulfly Debuts Third Single From ‘Ritual’

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack Soulfly has debuted another single from its forthcoming album, and has already coupled with with a companion video. The band debuted the “visualization” video for its new single ‘Dead Behind The Eyes‘ on Friday. The song is lifted from the band’s forthcoming album Ritual and features a guest appearance by Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe. ...

September 14th, 2018

Infinitee Creates Prog Shredding Playthrough Video for “Free” via New Noise Magazine!

Few bands’ music has ever lived up to their name as much as Tres Thomas’ superb instrumental project INFINITEE; for theirs is an infinity of sounds, a universe of music waiting to be discovered. Yet there is no self-indulgence, the song is always served. Combining the cranium crunch of Metallica and the progressive flights of fancy of Mastodon, INFINITEE are a truly special act. Tres Thomas...

March 29th, 2018
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‘Thunderbolt’ Is An “Electrifying” New Effort From Veteran Rock Act Saxon

Courtesy: Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music) By Philip Sayblack Veteran hard rock act Saxon has, for more than four decades, been entertaining audiences the world over with its own brand of music. Considered by most to be one of the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, the band has easily maintained a place for itself the entire time both in the rock realm and within the musical universe...

March 1st, 2018
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‘Under Cover’ Will Appeal To Motorhead, Rock Fans Alike

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: Motorhead Music Almost two years ago, the rock world lost one of its great icons when Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister died from cancer.  When he died, that effectively put an end to one of the musical universe’s greatest acts.  That meant no more new Motorhead music.  Earlier this month though, Motorhead Music–the band’s own label–released a new collection...

September 22nd, 2017
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‘The Grinding Wheel’ Shows Overkill Is Still “Grinding” It Out Successfully

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack The countdown to the year’s end is officially on, and that means for the music industry, the push is officially on to start assembling those annual year-end “Best Of” lists.  One of the lists that this critic in particular has seen overflowing with impressive titles is that of the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums.  New releases from...

August 27th, 2017
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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