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King King Exile & Grace
Exile & Grace is the third album I hear from King King in their career spanning twelve-or-so years so far, and once again I have reached at the same bitter conclusion: Despite being a sweet blues rock band with a contemporary style and character, executing some melodic tunes and channelling positive vibes through Nimmo's warm vocals, King King seem unable to reach the next level. This is either because they are not willing to step outsider their comfort zone or because they lack inspiration. Recommendations: "Broken", "Find Your Way Home", "Tear It All Up".
Elles Bailey Shining in the Half Light
Sometimes titles and honors do not say much. However, in the case of this British blues singer/songwritter, there is much substance and reasoning behind the consecutive 'UK Blues Artist of the Year' awards. With her third album since her 2017 debut, Elles puts Bristol in the blues map and delivers a wonderful album. Shining in the Half Light has stellar songwritting and a fascinating array of textures, with Elles' warm, soulful and expressive voice bonding everything in a great manner. None of the album's ten tracks is particularly long and the flow is ra smooth one. The selection of tracks is a difficult task here but I would keep "
Kubb Mother
Mother is a beautiful album that remains unfortunately in the vault of the alt./indie world. It is fair to assume that this is probably due to the disbanding of Kubb, just a year after its formation. Kubb's music borrows characteristics from Radiohead ("Wicked Soul"), Muse ("Somebody Else") and Keane ("Alcatraz") and together with Collier's gentle and heartfelt falsetto, create a wonderful amalgamation of sweet and melancholic melodies. Overall, the album has a nice flow and a slick production. Too bad that this is a one-off album. Recommendations: "Wicked Soul", "Remain", "If I Can't Have You", "I Don't Mind", "Sun".
Blind Guardian Beyond the Red Mirror
Beyond the Red Mirror is a conceptual sequel to 1995?s Imaginations From The Other Side and although this one may not have the same impact as that magnum opus, it's still a magical effort. In an effort to have an epic and larger-than-life sound, the German power-symphonic metal machine worked with choirs and orchestras from around the world and the grandiose result is a confirmation that the target was achieved. The tone is set from the opening hymns of "The Ninth Wave", a bombastic nine-minute epic that is one of the album's finest moments. Follow-up "Twilight of the Gods" with its rampaging riffing and the catchy refrain,
Deep Purple Turning To Crime
Purple's latest release is a collection of 12 cover tracks where the band pays homage to some rock n' roll classics. I am not familiar with the original songs, but the juggernauts manage to embrace the originals and execute them in their own unparalleled style for a pleasant result. It is worth mentioning that the best is saved until last. "Caught In the Act" is a wonderful medley of tunes spanning from Freddie King to Booker T. & the M.G.?s, the Allman Brothers and the Spencer Davis Group sandwiched by a short extract of "Dazed And Confused"(!). Deep Purple, playing Led Zeppelin. Respect? No, something more. Recommendations: "Oh Well", "Dixi
Helloween Helloween
Helloween marks the reunion with former members Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen. making the band now a seven-man line-up. Together with Andy Deris, its not a hyperbole to claim that currently, the pumpkins have the most solid and established vocal frontline in the euro power metal scene. At the same time, such reunion creates a bigger songwriting pool and makes the prospects ridiculously exciting for the band's fanbase. The support of Kiske and Hansen on vocals creates an aura of nostalgia as the vocal melodies bring memories of some old days of glory. Helloween contains numerous uplifting choruses which are supported by some b
The Exies Head for the Door
Head for the Door is a collection of 12 post-grunge/alt. metal tracks with lots of energy, passion, powerful riffing and hooky choruses. There were moments in the record where the band sounded similar to Breaking Benjamin but overall, it does not have much depth or inspiration. Recommendations: "Hey You", "Ugly", "Tired of You".

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    March 4 06:31 PM
  • Voivod Episis, ontos, polles bandes den iparxoyn edo, alla to sputnik iparxei gia na agaliasei to underground aneksartita apo to eidos mousikis.
    February 29 09:42 AM
  • Voivod Euxaristo gia tin parotrinsi, akouo kai blues giati apo ekei ksepidise olokliro to metal, tha to tsekaro to sigrotima kai tha epaneltho!! Nasai kala!
    February 29 09:40 AM
  • Voivod Epitelous kai kapoios allos ektimise to Dead Shed Jokers! Simfono me to soundoff sou. O diskos einai roodeutiko rock xoris na akougetai strateumeno sto eidos. Kai ta proigoumena tous einai sto idio ifos, an kai oxi toso aneptygmena.
    January 25 05:48 PM
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