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Billy Sheehan – Compression

Considering the career that Billy Sheehan has behind him, it is very surprising that this is his first solo attempt.  Perhaps that is because...

Sentenced – The Cold White Light

While I felt that their previous release “Crimson” strayed away from their strengths and headed into the direction of style like Metallica’s disastrous “Load”...

Savatage – Poets and Madmen

Under the direction of longtime producer/lyricist Paul O’Neill, the band, Jon Oliva (vocals, keyboards), Chris Caffery (guitar), Johnny Lee Middleton (bass), and Jeff Plate...

Sammy Hagar – Ten 13

A couple of  albums and 250 performances later, Vic Johnson (guitar), Mona (bass), Jesse Harms (keyboard) and David Lauser (drums), who are better known...

ROXX GANG – Drinkin’ T.N.T. and Smokin’ Dynamite

The band exploded on the music scene with the demo Love 'Em and Leave 'Em earning rave reviews both domestically and abroad, signed to...

Robin Brock – Blame It Rock and Roll

Canada has produced some of the finest female melodic hard rock singers including Darby Mills (Headpins), Lee Aaron, Sass Jordan and Holly Woods (Toronto). ...

Rage – Unity

Wagner (vocals, bass), Victor Smolski (guitars, keyboards) and Mike Terrana (drums) of Rage return with their latest release, "Unity", and as usual defy pigeonholing...

Praying Mantis – Nowhere To Hide

The latest release from Praying Mantis, "Nowhere To Hide", is a wonderfully composed piece of melodic hard rock. The CD opens with three straight...

Phoenix Down – Under a Wild Sky

Though Kane Roberts is best known for co-writing and arranging three Alice Cooper Albums: Constrictor (MCA), Trash (Epic), and Raise Your Fist and Yell...

Opeth – Blackwater Park

Beautifully morose death metal would be an accurate description of the latest release from Opeth.  Many of the songs on Blackwater Park have significant...

Odes Of Ecstasy – Deceitful Melody

Hauntingly beautiful in its darkness, Odes Of Ecstasy’s 2nd release “Deceitful Melody” is an exotic masterpiece of despair.  The Greek band’s 8 song, ambient...

Mullmuzzler – Mullmuzzler 2

Mullmuzzler first celebrated the talent of vocalist James LaBrie apart from his groundbreaking progressive main course, Dream Theater, with Keep it to Yourself (1999). ...