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The Rough Boys Blood, Booze and Gasoline
On their third EP, The Rough Boys from Toronto, Canada balance nicely between metallized punk and heavy rock. This EP won't change the world of rock n' roll, but it's fun as hell.
3.3
07.22.14
Septicflesh Titan
Titan's biggest flaw is that it succeeds an album, in which everything that is Septicflesh was almost perfected. Leaving aside the increased complexity in song structures which does not impose a positive or negative effect overall, the album follows the same recipe used to make The Great Mass, yet it pales in comparison. The above being said and contrary to the overly negative impact of the singles posted prior to the album's release, Titan is an album of merit, but my fellow countrymen need to reshuffle the deck in albums to come.
3.5
07.21.14
Marty Friedman Inferno
I haven't been faithfully tracking Friedman's work outside of Megadeth - guilty as charged! - but Inferno sounds like his most diverse album yet. I really like how he embraces some of the numerous aspects of extreme metal and rock n' roll and filters it through his insane guitar shredding. The album has a good replay value overall and the only objection lies in the sound of the guitars which could be less polished and closer to what Blotted Science have respectively done. Last but not least, major kudos are due to Jason Becker for defying Gehrig's disease all these years by writing music constantly, and for contributing some of his w
3.7
07.21.14
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mastodon make one more spin around the sun and decorate the simple, yet effective classic rock/metal that was introduced in the previous album with traces of sludge metal that hint back to their debut album. In general the songs are good, yet the element of surprise is absent, whereas truly filler songs are kept down to a minimum. "Motherload" is by far the song of the year for me, music/lyrics-wise, along with "Ember City" and "Diamonds In The Witch House".
3.7
07.17.14
Beverly Careers
On their debut album, Beverly let out some kind of fuzzed out/dreamy shoegaze pop that's a little too subtle and under-elaborate to stay in memory. That doesn't mean though, that the album is not enjoyable, especially for this time of year...
3.0
07.12.14
Vicious Rumors Soldiers Of The Night
With Soldiers of the Night, Vicious Rumors begin their superb course as a US heavy/power metal outfit. That being said, the album is partially plagued by a handful of mediocre songs and a latent, but perceivable incompatibility between the guitar playing of virtuoso Vinnie Moore and band founder Geoff Thorpe. It's really no wonder that Moore left the band after this album so as to pursuit a solo career, and that Vicious Rumors recorded their first magnum opus Digital Dictator by being, above anything else, a tight grip of a band.
3.5
07.08.14
Corrosion of Conformity IX
On their 9th album, Corrosion of Conformity deliver yet another solid observation of "southern" blues/heavy rock, save for a couple of punk-ish rock numbers. Band's performance is exceptional, but the material at display here tends to go through the motions of the genre COC file under.
3.5
07.08.14

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  • lalchimiste I added the new EP on the band's page. Full LP probably in 2015 : http://newnoisemagazine.com/interview-bolzer-vocalist-guitarist-kzr/
    July 13 09:11 AM
  • lalchimiste New bolzer track from their upcoming EP titled Soma :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-YRQsvmTIoCheers
    July 13 12:17 AM
  • bloc Sometimes I just LOVE fast and furious thrash like this, you know? Great stuff man!
    July 11 10:29 PM
  • warlordfun Nai eidika se kati kommatia opws to Locust Swarm kai to omotitlo oi ki8ares ta spane. Ayto to stoixeio pou anafereis einai polu pio entono sto debuto tous. Na deis ekei ti ginetai! Pou na akouseis kati kommatia opws to Wings Of Serenity h to Mindtraveller! 8a porw8eis!
    June 30 03:46 PM
  • warlordfun Kalhspera Voivod eida apo thn va8mologia sou oti sou arese to Black Moon Rising twn Falconer kai na sou pw thn ali8eia me ekane polu xaroumeno ayto. Kai emena mou arese para polu aytos o diskos. An genika exeis xrono tsekare kai to debuto tous ka8ws kai to Chapters From A Vale Forlorn einai apisteytoi diskoi! Genika einai idiaiterh bada ka8ws, paizoun polu kalo euro-power kai polu au8entiko malista me stoixeia folk opws 8a prose3es!
    June 30 03:32 PM

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