Saturday, 30 March 2013

Green Day "¡Dos!"

Part two of the Green Day trilogy. This time we’ll be concentrating on ¡Dos! Click here if you missed ¡Uno! The band proclaimed they decided to make this installment in the recent trilogy a more “garage rock” sound.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Green Day " ¡Uno!"

In late 2012, pop punk mammoths Green Day made history by releasing three albums of new material in a matter of four months. The albums were simply titled ¡Uno! ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! The next three reviews are going to be concentrated on these three albums.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Dave Grohl and Various Artists "Sound City: Reel to Reel"

Sound City was a recording studio located in Los Angeles. It was where many classic albums were recorded, from artists like Neil Young, Elton John, Dio, Rage Against The Machine (you get the point, the list goes on). In May of 2011, it closed its doors for good. Foo Fighters main man Dave Grohl; whom himself recorded a timeless classic in that studio, Nirvana’s Nevermind album, took it upon himself to purchase some items from the studio, including their analog mixing console, analog being something that Dave has expressed a great love for when recording music. After the purchase Dave spent the next year or so directing a documentary on the studios history, interviewing many of the artists, producers and other people in the music business that have at some point worked there.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators "Apocalyptic Love"

This day in age, most rock legends are either dead or novelty acts. If they still make music, very little effort is put in to new music and they just play the same old songs over and over for the fans. Most relevant heroes, if still alive, are rather old and are not in the public eye enough to still be recognized now.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Three Days Grace "Transit of Venus"

Three Days Grace may be short one founding member right now, but before Adam Gontier left, they released one more album; their fourth studio release Transit of Venus (released in October of 2012). This album is no bum effort from a singer losing interest in his band, believe me, it is right up there with their second album One-X.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Adrenaline Mob "Coverta"

I’m going to try something new here. This is going to be my first review of an EP of all covers songs. Yesterday (March 12, 2013) heavy metal band Adrenaline Mob released an EP of all covers called Coverta (a slick rewording of the title of their debut album, Omertà).

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Van Halen "A Different Kind of Truth"

I’ve concentrated mostly on newer rock acts up to this point. This time I’m going to make some room for a classic rock act, one we all should know; Van Halen. A bit over a year ago they released A Different Kind of Truth; their first album of all newly recorded material since 1998’s Van Halen III, and their first with frontman David Lee Roth since 1984’s 1984. The result is a fine piece of work that has shown the band age very well through their long recording hiatus.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Fall and Divide "Fall and Divide"

If there is one point I have tried to bring across in my reviews is the importance of originality. It is the bands that are hard to compare to any other band out there that are the bands that are always most worth listening to, because there is simply nothing to compare them to. Such can definitely be said about Toronto rock outfit Fall and Divide.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Halestorm "The Strange Case Of..."

Halestorm have really made a name for themselves since their 2009 debut in to the mainstream. For starters, they had a prominent spot in the first Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival in 2010 opening the main stage for such bands as Stone Sour, Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed. It seemed they could only go up from there, and that they did. A certain Grammy win for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Song” should say enough. In honour of the Grammy win, it only seems right to make this review on their most recent release, The Strange Case Of..., released in April of 2012, which showed the band expand on their already tremendous sound.