Much like Firewind, France’s Rising Steel are on a mission to keep the core of power metal/heavy metal/etc. alive for generations to come. Their latest release Fight Them All fully reflects this objective, executed in an even stronger way than their debut Return Of The Warlord in 2016. The opener “Mystic Voices” makes for a…

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Whatever the market for instrumental psychedelic rock bands may be, Vienna’s Mothers Of The Land has found a cozy spot within it. Following up their 2016 release Temple Without Walls, their 6-track follow up Hunting Grounds continues their journey to new entrancing, mesmerizing heights, letting the music simply do the talking for them where words…

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It’s always refreshing to hear longtime metal bands, or any kind of band really alive and kicking many years down the road. That includes thrash veterans Testament, who despite a coronavirus bout that’s hit both Chuck Billy and Steve DiGiorgio still came through to follow up 2018’s The Gathering with Titans Of Creation. Fitting for…

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In the world of jazz, Pat Metheny is one of those artists by no means content to simply stick to the script. His latest album and first as a solo artist in nine years, From This Place reflects this wholeheartedly. Strings make a debut appearance in Metheny’s discography here courtesy of the Hollywood Studio Symphony,…

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To call this a long-anticipated release would be a huge understatement. The world has not seen an album from Ozzy Osbourne since 2010’s Scream, and save a live single in 2012 it took until the end of the decade for any new material to emerge from the Prince Of Darkness. What ultimately came about was…

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Son of a bitch, give us a new record. That call was answered by one Nathaniel Rateliff this past Friday with And It’s Still Alright, his latest solo release. Rateliff has oscillated between solo artist and group frontman throughout the course of his career, firstly by turning down a Roadrunner Records deal with his first…

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The last we heard of Tame Impala was 5 years ago with their album Currents, earning acclaim and awards in their native Australia for both the record and its lead single “Let It Happen.” After a number of festival appearances and guest features in the years since, Kevin Parker and his merry men have returned…

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Green Day has travelled a hell of a path over the course of the last decade. Coming off of the heels of the critically acclaimed 21st Century Breakdown in 2009, Green Day entered the ‘10s at full steam, eventually releasing the pop/garage album trilogy Uno! Dos! and Tre! in 2012 before releasing the raging Revolution…

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Those old enough to remember the 2000s, as unbelievable as that statement sounds will recall the name Theory Of A Deadman among the hordes of many post-grunge bands of the era that dominated the airwaves and were often derided at the same time. “Santa Monica”, “Bad Girlfriend” and “Make Up Your Mind” are a few…

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Dan Deacon is a distinguished entity among electronic artists; certainly far more experimental than his radio-friendly dubstep contemporaries and a composer for a number of films to boot. His work has continued to flourish and develop since his days at Baltimore’s Copycat Building with the Wham City collective, veering in the lane of contemporary classical…

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