Category: MUSIC

A New Dawn Ending 0

Ancient Bards – A New Dawn Ending – 2014

I know that I said it before, but to explore unknown territories is the most rewarding chore of reviewing. You get to hear and see so many things that you wouldn’t have if you didn’t search for new and “other” stuff that you already know about. I can’t remember where I heard about Ancient Bards but I figured, based on the band name and the album title – A New Dawn Ending, that this would...

Monstrocity 0

Madam X – Monstrocity – 2017

Monstrocity has to be one of the most anticipated albums of the year. At least for me! I have wanted Madam X to follow up their success with their 1984 We Reserve the Right for as long as I can remember. At least since 1984… And now they finally released their second album 33 years later than the first one. That ought to be some kind of record! This is the classic line-up too. I know...

Juke Joint at the Edge of the World 0

Randall Bramblett – Juke Joint at the Edge of the World – 2017

You know, the reason for mentioning the album name so many times, and especially in the first paragraph, has to do with SEO and is not really information for you. This is Juke Joint at the Edge of the World and the artist is Randall Bramblett. Did you get that? Juke Joint at the Edge of the World. Long title and I don’t really know what it means. Not that I really care either. I got...

Party of One 0

George Thorogood – Party of One – 2017

I’ve been listening to George Thorogood on and off for whole lotta years. It hasn’t been very much in later years. But I still remember when I first heard Move it on over, Bad to the Bone and Back to Wentzville. Those were my first connections with George Thorogood and the Destroyers. I still got them on vinyl too. Now, it seems, that George has left the Destroyers behind for the album called Party of...

Rebel Road 0

Edgar Winter – Rebel Road – 2007

I kinda always considered Edgar Winter to be a lesser-known musician than his brother Johnny Winter. And I think he is, but that doesn’t mean that he cannot stand on his own merits. It would be unfair to compare the two since they don’t represent the same kind of music at all. We all know Johnny Winters blues approach but Edgar sounds more like regular blues-rock. That is true at least for Rebel Road. It was...

The Raging Tides 0

Exumer – The Raging Tides – 2016

When I review music I usually listen a lot to the album before I review it. Then When I have written something I tend not to listen to it at all and go on to the next project. That means that I sometimes take my time because I really don’t wanna stop listening. As in this case, Exumer is so good and I absolutely love The Raging Tides! This is Thrash Metal as it was meant to sound!...

Aint Rock n Roll 0

The Hawkins – Aint Rock n Roll – 2017

This album is really falsely named. Aint Rock n Roll is such a lie. Because Rock n Roll is exactly what it is! That’s the closest genre to describe the album anyway. If I were to compare to something it would be a crossover between the Hellacopters and Motörhead. But never mind that now. The Hawkins has attitude and there’s a lot of energy in the music. I don’t think I ever heard something like it. There are...

Death or Glory 0

Heavy Load - Swedish metal pioneers

If we’re talking about Swedish Heavy Metal bands, there’s one band that comes to mind – Heavy Load. They were true pioneers of the genre in Sweden back in the day. They fulfill all criteria of a cult band too. Maybe they weren’t that obscure back in the day but they sure didn’t get the attention they deserved. Maybe that’s why they didn’t stick around for long either. They just weren’t willing to compromise their...

TwentySeventeen 0

Travel with the Sun – TwentySeventeen – 2017

When there’s an email from a band that recently released their debut album in the inbox things can basically go in two directions. The first way is that it’s something kinda awkward on the album. Perhaps something that’s way to modern and doesn’t suit an old man like me. Then there’s the other possibility. That the music featured on the album is really good and you wonder why you never heard it before. This is...

One of the Boys 0

Gretchen Wilson – One of the Boys – 2007

I actually reviewed Gretchen Wilson and One of the boys once before. Don’t worry, it was somewhere else and in another language. I don’t see it as a problem anyway since opinions are like perishables and are only valid for a short moment in time. Most opinions don’t differ that much over time though and only minor changes occur. Country music isn’t my favorite genre but I do listen from time to time as I find...