Category: Hardrock

Take a Bite 0

Girlshool – Take a Bite – 1988

Take a Bite is Girlschools seventh studio album. The cover art is hideous, to say the least. I’m sure there are people out there who love it though. We all have differences in tests, both in painted art and music. The cover art usually seems percisted though and I can’t find that in the Girlschool discography. It’s all over the place artwork-wise. But the music, Oj, the music! Take a Bite is pure rock and...

Circle of Stone 0

Blaze Bailey – Circle of Stone – 2024

Circle of Stone is a 2024 album by British singer Blaze Bailey. Undoubtedly, he’s mostly known because he took over the singing duties in Iron Maiden while Bruce Dickinson was away doing solo stuff. He’s a good singer, not the best in the world but he does what he does good! I had totally missed this album. I saw a comparison on Facebook of what people thought about Circle of Stone compared to Bruce Dickinson’s...

Animalize 0

Kiss – Animalize – 1984

Animalize is really a crappy album! Fortunately, it has Kiss’s big hit from the 80s – Heaven’s on Fire as a magnet, which makes it bearable, or even decent at times. Besides this, though, it’s a genuinely worthless record with very few memorable melodies, and honestly, I’m not quite sure what they’re up to! It feels like they didn’t really want to release an album but had to since Lick It Up came out the...

The Mandrake Project 0

Bruce Dickinson – The Mandrake Project – 2024

The Mandrake Project is the seventh solo album by Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. It has been all over social media for several months now. Or so it seems. And I guess it’s as much anticipated as Mick Mars’s solo album The Other Side of Mars. I haven’t really thought anything about the project so far. It seems like a publicity stunt to release a long-awaited solo album at this time. But of course, I...

The Other Side of Mars 0

Mick Mars – The Other Side of Mars – 2024

The Other Side of Mars might be one of the most anticipated albums in a long time. We have all followed the feud between Mick Mars and his former bandmates in Mötley Crüe. I’m not sure if I got all the latest and greatest details in the story. Apparently, he quit touring with the band due to health issues. I’m pretty impressed he managed to keep going for so long with his ankylosing spondylitis –...

10,000 Volts 0

Ace Frehley – 10.000 Volts – 2024

10.000 Volts is the  6th or 7th solo album by former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley. It all depends a little on how you count. Should the Kiss solo album be counted? Should Frehley’s Comet be part of the discography? But either way, I feel that 10.000 Volts is a strong album. It starts off with a really good opener and keeps the energy high all the way through. Of course, it’s impossible to say how...

Breaker 0

Accept – Breaker – 1981

The album art of Breaker is both kinda funny and immensely childish. I love the humor of it but I also hate the stupidity of it. I guess it was made that way to rebel against something. Hardrock- and Heavy Metal music were not really mainstream and I guess that Accept what to show that their music wasn’t for everybody. Maybe it’s even a comment to some critics who might have complained about Ud0 Dirkshneider’s...

I'm a Rebel 0

Accept – I’m a Rebel – 1980

I’m a Rebel was an album that I when I was in my teens, thought was quite an old Accept album. Of course, as it came out when I was 10 years old, it was kinda old when I was 15 or 16. But it wasn’t so much the age of the album that was the issue I think. It was more the punkish attitude on the title song of the album. I love it,...

Lick it up 0

Kiss – Lick It Up – 1983

When Lick It Up first came out, it was, of course, somewhat special that the band no longer hid behind the makeup that had previously been synonymous with them. The news value in magazines was enormous, and pictures of the unmasked members were put up on the walls next to the old tried-and-true posters. Today, I’m not sure if I find it equally cool. I sense a commercial motive behind the move, and considering what...

Creatures of the Night 0

Kiss – Creatures of the Night – 1982

As well as the following album Lick It Up, Creatures of the Night is a considerably “heavier” album than most of the productions from the seventies! Unfortunately, it’s not a positive sign, and the melodies, which could often be catchy and frequently sing-along-friendly, are usually quite dull. There are exceptions to that rule, “Killer,” and “I Love It Loud,” are great songs in my ears, but the album rating cannot be based solely on just...

1984 0

Van Halen – 1984 – 1984

I guess there’s more than one reason to name your album 1984. First of all, since it was the year it came out of course. But I can’t help but think it also has something to do with George Orwell book about a future dystopian world where ‘Big Brother’ sees and hears everything you do. A Totalitarian world. 1984 Doesn’t sound too dystopian though. It’s mostly happy songs and the bigger hit from the album...

Restless and Wild 0

Accept – Restless and Wild – 1982

Restless and Wild came out a bit before I got really interested in Accept. Balls to the Wall was the album that had me open ut my ears for them. I did have a friend who owned their previous album Breaker and there are songs on there I love. But I never got that album myself back in the day and he refused to play it when I came to visit him. I still don’t...

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