Category: Hardrock

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King Kobra – II – 2013

My first encounter with King Kobra was in 1985. I remember an interview with drummer and founder Carmine Appice that the concept was that of a reverse Mötley Crüe. At least he mentioned this as where the idea to have 4 blonde guys and him as the single black haired guy. That was in exact contrast to Mötley Crües three black haired guys and Vince Neils blonde hair. It sounds like a nice story but...

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Kane Roberts – Saints and Sinners – 1991

I wouldn’t have heard about Kane Roberts if it wasn’t for the fact that he used to play with Alice Cooper. You could almost say that Kane Roberts is responsible for the hardrock-era Alice Cooper did in the late 80’s. Kane was the Guitarist and co-writer of almost every track on Constrictor and Raise your Fist and Yell. Two fine albums I might add. If I hadn’t heard about him before I would have just...

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Alice Cooper – Paranormal – 2017

Is the king of shock rock’s new album Paranormal what we’ve been waiting for? Well, I don’t know. It’s a good album for sure if you’re an Alice Cooper fan. But on the other hand, as a fan you might recognize quite a lot of the material even if you never heard it before. It’s new song but they’re familiar in some way. Not all of them of course but enough to almost create a...

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Daxx & Roxane – Ticket to Rock – 2017

I don’t much about this band Daxx & Roxane. Of course if I used google I figure I would find som hits on them. I can even find me on google so I guess anything is possible. What I figure out is that they’re from Switzerland and that they were formed in 2009. But I don’t really care when they were formed. What matters is the music and how it’s delivered. As far as I’m...

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Helix – White Lace & Black Leather – 1981

I think I first bought this album around 1985. On Vinyl of course! I still have it but I don’t think I ever got around to listen to it much. This was in the wake of the Helix hit song Rock You from the album Walkin’ the Razor’s Edge from 1984. Ut was kind of a huge hit in Sweden at the time. Therefore I needed to get more albums by Helix and White Lace &...

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Grand Theft Culture – Grand Theft Culture – 2017

Grand Theft Culture releases their début album on june 2nd. I have had plenty of time to listen to it and I must say it has grown on me. At first I wasn’t impressed at all and I thought it was pretty disturbing to listen to. The arrangement and the melodies were just strange and needed a very active listening session to make any sense. In other words this wasn’t easy listening in the least....

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Def Leppard – On Through the Night – 1980

I once heard an interview with some of the members of Def Leppard where they talked about the musical influences of Queen. At the time I think that Hysteria was just released. An album that was a massive success for the band. Anyway, they talked about the influences Queen had contributed and I couldn’t understand the similarities – until now. On Through the Night is Def Leppards first album and it’s easy to hear. That’s...

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Jack Russell’s Great White – He Saw it Comin’ – 2017

Once upon a time I listened to a band called Great White. I have long since them forgot all about them untill I got my hands om He Saw it Comin’. My belief was that Jack Russell’s Great White was actually the same band. I have, however discovered that this isn’t the case. When the former Great White singer Jack Russell started use the name for his solo band the other members took the matter...

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Y&T – Facemelter – 2010

Y & T has one of those kick ass cool logos! They have also a kick ass cool cover on their album. And Facemelter is a kick ass cool title too! I can’t remember when I last listened to them but since I got the pleasure to listen to this, it was too long! Y & T, Which stands for Yesterday and Today, is one of those classic bands. Those bands that has been around...

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Art of Anarchy – The Madness – 2017

I feel that The Madness by Art of Anarchy has grown on me for each time I listen to it. That’s why I kept from writing about it. I should have done it several weeks ago actually because I have been listening to it for a while. Now that I finally get around to it I hardly know what to write. I never heard of Art of Anarchy before but it’s a catchy name for...