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Flying Colors Third Degree
In Third Degree we see a change of direction as Flying Colors return back to the style that made their debut such a wonderful release. However, this time around Morse and Portnoy concentrate more on their instruments and have less involvement in the vocal part, leaving Casey McPherson to have the lead role and demonstrate his vocal abilities. Third Degree is charmingly unpredictable as it contains funkiness ("Geronimo"), grooviness ("Guardian"), innocence ("Love Letter") and emotion ("You Are Not Alone") above all the classic prog ("Last Train Home"). Recommendations: "Cadence", "Geronimo", "The Loss Inside".
Madrugada The Deep end
Four albums down and Madrugada keep on impressing me with their music. Although there is nothing original in The Deep End, there are many tracks that deserve to be highly rated here. I found this album to have a very solid first half with delightful melodies and the usual dark mood. but as it continued, it became weary. Recommendations: "Stories From The Streets", "The Lost Gospel", "The Kids Are on The High Street", "Hard To Come Back". "Hold On To You".
The Parlor Mob Dark Hour
In their sophomore album And You Were a Crow, I found solace that there are bands out there who keep 'rock' and anything near the classic rock sound alive. By the next album Dogs, I could not find a reason why The Parlor Mob was not the 'next big thing' in rock. Four years later and despite its short duration, Cry Wolf was the perfect teaser of what follows. Yet another four years later, Dark Hour turns my expectations upside down. In an attempt to evolute their style, their music and stay 'relevant' with the definition of 'rock' these days (beats, synths, etc.), The Parlor Mob take their own leap of faith
The Aristocrats You Know What...?
It shouldn't be hyperbole to state that the Aristocrats are probably the most qualitative instrumental band on earth at the moment. Their inexhaustible talent and their endless energy are the critical ingredients in their jazz-fusion formula. It is clear that with every album they try to challenge themselves and produce an even better result, and You Know What...? is no different. There is no particular style that this powerful trio adopts in its music. Whether this is the bluegrass touch in "When We All Come Together", the flamengo feeling in both "Spanish Eddie" and "Spriritus Cactus" or the metal riffs in "Terrible Lizzard", this
Muse Showbiz
An excellent debut album with carefully crafted songs. There is lots of creativity, energy and power in the songs with some noticeable ballads as well. Recommendations: "Muscle Museum", "Uno", "Unintended", "Sunburn", "Showbiz"
Muse Origin of Symmetry
What I liked in Origin of Symmetry is the vibrant, energetic character it exhibits throughout its 50 or so minutes of duration. Although I read a lot of praise for "Megalomania" and [sometimes] "Screenager", I have not been impressed by their balladry style. From this second half of the album, I have enjoyed only "Darkshines" and the slow burner "Feeling Good". I believe the essence of this album can be found in the first half which is truly a live wire: from the slow-builder "New Born", the catchy "Bliss" and the intricate piano notes of "Space Dementia" prepare the listener for the electrifying "Plug-in Baby" and the bombastic "Cit
Volbeat Rewind, Replay, Rebound
I found Volbeat's latest release to lean on the 'rock' side than the 'metal' one soundwise. Whether this has happened to get more airplay and expand their audience on the other side of the Atlantic, what matters its the content itself. Rewind, Replay, Rebound has a lot of enjoyable tracks to offer with the usual shiny riffs, catchy choruses and Poulsen's distinctive voice blending superbly with each other. From this release, I keep the stormy rock n roller "Die To Live" which features also Clutch's Neil Fallon, "Cheapside Sloggers" for its classic Volbeat aura, "When We Were Young" for its innocence feeling and, "Sorry Sack of Bones"

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  • Voivod Pisteuo pos tha vreis auto to album endiaferon -
    October 13 08:08 PM
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    June 27 06:39 PM
  • manosg Kalispera Antoni! Vasika einai to proto album ton Big Big Train pou akousa kai mou arese poly auti i glykia melagxolia, i myrodia Agglias kai fysika o ixos tous pou thymizei poly Genesis. Isos omos na entyposiastika giati den exo akousei paliotero yliko tous. Tha frontiso na tsekaro ta album pou aneferes.
    June 26 03:18 PM
  • manosg Geia sou Antoni! Akouga simera to Praying Mantis - Forever in Time kai eipa na sto proteino giati ksero pos sou aresoun oi kales melodies.
    March 1 09:24 AM
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