Lynyrd Skynyrd – God & Guns – Review

September 1, 2009

Lynyrd Skynyrd are here again to unravel the nicotine-stained credo of every goddamn redneck cliché and characteristic until no stereotype is left untyped.

Ace Frehley – Anomaly – Review

September 1, 2009

Best Ace Frehley album ever, hands down. Anomaly is a huge, accomplished stadium rock record crafted and produced to perfection by Ace himself.

Sepultura – A-Lex – Review

January 9, 2009

Based on the book and movie A Clockwork Orange. Sepultura 2.0’s usual pageant of groove and rigidity, thrashing, main tool being Kisser’s riffing.

Evergrey – Torn – Review

January 1, 2009

Keys massaged in properly, down-tuning mixed with bright major chord stadium rock, and melancholic melodies glowing from the whole impressive machine.

Reign In Blood – Review

November 1, 2008

D.X. Ferris did dozens of interviews and wrote a meticulous history of Slayer’s Reign In Blood, with sociological context bios and impact on the metal world.

Big Elf – Cheat the Gallows – Review

November 1, 2008

Imagine if Sabbath circa ’73 drew in a huge Queen influence, and then Ozzy convinced the guys to let fly with their (well, his) love of Beatles’ melodies.

Spread Eagle – Review

October 1, 2008

Spread Eagle made equal or better scratch ‘n’ claw party metal than Guns ‘N Roses ever did. Now the molten, screechy, hell-raisin’ debut has been reissued.

Sound and Fury – Review

October 1, 2008

Buckcherry juiced by Murderdolls/Wednesday 13. A punk integrity that leans it into Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls terrain, due to the wild child vocal twang.

Motörhead – Motorizer – Review

September 1, 2008

Lemmy, Mikkey, and Phil: The longest-running lineup by far and the most prolific, keeps grinding out record after record of material better than the old stuff.

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