Wednesday, 30 January 2013

In My Coma "Magnets & Miracles"

The world needs something new. It always does and it always will. There are a lot of rock bands throughout history who follow the simple guitar-bass-drums-vocals approach. This approach is by no means a tired approach (look at the greatest bands in history for example), however such is not the formula for Toronto rock outfit In My Coma and their debut album Magnets & Miracles, released in August of 2011.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Shinedown "Amaryllis"

Count in your head how many musicians you know of who have had substance abuse problems. Is the number too high? Instead, try counting the amount of musicians who lived long enough to admit they had a problem and turn their lives around. That number should be a little easier to count to. But now count how many of them sounded the same musically after laying off the substance. That number you can probably fit on one hand. Such could be argued to be the case of Shinedown frontman Brent Smith.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Dead Sara "Dead Sara"

Few bands can perfect and give rebirth to a genre, yet still sound completely original. An immediate past example would be Pearl Jam, who practically embodied a band that could have played in the 1970’s disguised as 90’s “grunge” 20-somethings. Another example would be Green Day incorporating many 1950’s and pre-Beatles 1960’s influence (and some post Beatles 60’s) in to more than a handful of their songs.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Black Veil Brides "Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones" Review

To start off the New Year, we’re going to look at the first Hard Rock album to come out this year. Released on January 8th 2013, Black Veil Brides un ”veil” their 3rd and so far finest album to date, the concept album "Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones".