viernes, 29 de octubre de 2010

Hell N' Diesel - Passion For Power 2007 (Hard Rock/Sleazy) Sweden

Hell 'n Diesel is the name of a new band that has used the same formula that other groups such as Babylom Bombs, Hardcore Superstar or Crucified Barbara, that is, revive the spirit of the late 80's and taken to the times we live.(poon)

Paradox - Games In Wonderland 1992 (AOR/ Westcoast) Denmark

"Over & Over" is one of the best AOR-melodic songs ever.(japanega)

Kings Of Modesty - Hell or Highwater 2009 (Melodic Metal/Hard Rock) Finland

The Kings of Modesty prove that epic rock still exists with Hell or Highwater. Along the lines of such metal luminaries as Queensryche, Dream Theater, and even Rush at their heaviest, this record combines new wave and progressive metal to achieve an amazing result. All that aside this record still rocks! Don't expect empty chord progressions and synthesizer fills here. Hell or Highwater is a metal record with teeth, but it is still melodic and musical.

The Graveyard Train Amazon 1993 (Hard Rock) USA

They kind of remind me of Love/Hate with a hint of Black Crowes. There's some fun material in here. (Tim)
TIM's spot on with his review again. This band have some really good ideas but just don't seem to finish it off. Definitely worth checking out, kind of like Four Horseman and The London Quireboys, they have that bluesy feel about them. (david)
Pretty standard bluesy hard rock. A couple of the songs had an almost Bon Jovi-ish feel to them. If you're a fan of Cinderella's HEARTBREAK STATION, you might wanna check this out. (gar)

Burning Tree - St. 1990 (Hard Rock) USA

Burning Tree's self-titled debut album is a perfect example of a CD that was a creative triumph but a commercial disaster. Perhaps the band got lost in the corporate shuffle at Epic, or perhaps the problem was that Burning Tree's heavy rock was too different from the other heavy rock that was popular at the time. Burning Tree didn't play glossy pop-metal à la Poison, Warrant, Bon Jovi, or Winger, and it wasn't a thrash or speed metal band like Metallica, Slayer, or Megadeth. Favoring a very psychedelic approach, the power trio drew on such late-'60s influences as Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Blue Cheer, and the Yardbirds. Tunes like "Fly On," "Same Old Story," and "Mistreated Lover" pack an exhilarating high-decibel punch, but the group never loses its strong sense of melody. Aggression and melody prove to be a powerful combination for Burning Tree, a little-known band that should have been famous.

jueves, 28 de octubre de 2010

Lipstixx 'N' Bulletz - Bang Your Head 2009 (Melodic Metal/Sleazy/Glam) Sweden

..note these newcomers stand toe to toe with the leading modern sleaze bands namely "Crashdiet" and "Dirty Penny"; there is no bad song on this debut nor anything that could be accused as irrelevant material or boring. But if I had to pick one song as representative of their abilities and atmosphere that would be "My Heart belongs to you" as it sounds thunderous and honest.
Lipstixx'n'Bulletz definitely take the Sleaze metal sound a step further with their debut album `Bang your Head". I have to suggest that any fan of Sleze metal, "Dirty Penny" or "Crashdiet" should get the "Lipstixx..." debut, there's an experience awaiting here.

Circus Of Power - Magic & Madness 1993 (Hard Rock) USA

Get it if you like a combination of Motley Crue and Alice in Chains.

miércoles, 27 de octubre de 2010

Paradox - Same 1989 (AOR/Pop) Canada

Great AOR/Pop Rock, "Catch Me in the Act, One Look, When You Play & Freedom Calling" my favs, if you like the style of Glass Tiger then...(Rafo Phoenix)

Vanity Kills - 2 Die 4 1991 (AOR) USA

This bands sounds exactly like mix of Little America and Glass Tiger. Vocal is very simillar to Spandau Ballet singer, Tony Hadley. Best track is Hollywood Passion with outstanding chorus. Other very good tracks are Give Me Your Heart, Never The Same and So Afraid. Decent album with some really good moments. (vandervelde)
TY! Aornufc

Bitch's Brue - We Might Not Be American 1989 (Hair Metal/Glam/Sleazy) UK

This is totally hot albm, its sleazy with lots of sleazy guitars and sleazy raunchy killer vocals. Im dying over here thinking someone doesnt kneel down and thank god for the glamm. HOt all the way HOt! I mean hair all the way with a killer makeup glamm! Love it! Must have! (bobby de)

martes, 26 de octubre de 2010

Easy Action - St 1983/2010 (Melodic Rock/Glam) Sweden

Classic Swedish metal act whose debut was their 1983 self-titled album. The band was really interesting at the time, heavily influenced by glam artists like Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls and others. The debut as well as this 1986 release has quite some interesting names on it; Kee Marcello on guitars that eventually ended up in Europe after John Norum left, and Tommy Nilsson who became quite a famous AOR/pop vocalist throughout Europe.(HHarmonies)

Iain Ashley Hersey - Nomad 2008 (Melodic Hard Rock) USA

"Nomad" features a allstar lineup including Doogie White (Yngwie Malmsteen), Jochen Mayer (CASANOVA, DEMON DRIVE, DOMAIN), Frank Kraus (DEMON DRIVE) Paul Logue (Edens Curse), Holger Seeger (Midnite Club) Born in New Hampshire and growing up in New England, Iain cut his teeth on the heavier British Blues Rock Bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Bad Company and guitar players like Beck, Blackmore and Hendrix. Later seeking to develop his musical vocabulary he studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he expanded his musical realm into that of jazz improvisation, eventually to return to the fold of Rock and Blues. Iain comments, "There was something about the pull of ones roots and missing the power that comes with simplicity. Relocating to Los Angeles, he spent a year as a student at Musician*s Institute in Hollywood. "More of an excuse to get settled into LA"..."I skipped all the main classes as I already knew all that stuff from Berklee and basically just hung out and played with Joe Diorio, Frank Gamballe and Scott Henderson." At the end of the year, he was invited on as an instructor which he did for the next six years

Fraze Gang - St 2006 (Melodic Hard Rock) Canada

While groups like Van Halen, Motley Crue and Bon Jovi were ripping up the charts in the U.S., Greg Fraser and Stevie Skreebs were unleashing their own vibrations in Canada with their legendary group BRIGHTON ROCK. Before long, the band was touring throughout the world entertaining sold out concerts, and carving their niche in Rock history. Fronted by BR lead guitarist & vocalist Greg Fraser with help from his partner in crime BR bassist Stevie Skreebs and rounded out by powerhouse drummer Phil Epp. Fraze Gang have just released their self titled debut CD consisting of 12 arena rock anthems that are sure to bring back the party-hearty feel of the 80s with the kick ass attitude of 2006. Fraze Gang are here to keep the dream alive!.RECOMMENDED!

lunes, 25 de octubre de 2010

Among Thieves - St 1992 (AOR) Australia

RARE THING...and good. Every track has something good.Something between TOTO and TOYS OF JOY.''After the flood'' is awsome.(Pete Poland)

Lyon King - Organized Opinions 1991 (AOR) Canada

LYON KING are a tough band to describe. They are definitely AOR. The 10 tracks offered are light in nature and often times remind me of the prolific German band, OPUS with their poppy AOR style with hints of The Cauze, Diving For Pearls and The Koo in some of the melodies. (Delbert)

Sure - Big Strike 1996 (Melodic Rock) Italy

Very rare hard to find..Thanks Nightmare Master

viernes, 8 de octubre de 2010

Bobby Friss - Fate 1995 (AOR/Melodic Rock) USA

At Florida's 1991 Jammy awards - where Friss was named the Top Rock Vocalist - Fate won honors for Best Album. The Gainesville Sun called Fate "...diverse, incredibly well played and downright enjoyable." The Courier Journal in Louisville, KY., stated that "Fate has infectious energy, a cross between Seger, Henry Lee Summer and Bon Jovi.
The debut album from THE BOBBY FRISS "BAND" includes sessions from PAT TRAVERS. 1990's 'Fate' has a guest spot for RIGGS / PAT TRAVERS band guitarist Jerry Riggs.
Bobby Friss has appeared in concert with:
Ringo Starr, Everclear, David Crosby, Todd Rundgren, Hall and Oates, B-52s, Eddie Money, Kentucky Headhunters, Molly Hatchett, America, Beach Boys, Pat Travers, Edgar Winter, Head East, Foghat, 38 Special, Jeff Healy, Dixie Dregs, Smithereens, Blue Oyster Cult, Bad Company, Joan Jett, Rick Derringer, Georgia Sattelites, Joe Cocker, John Cafferty, Pure Prarie League, Leon Russell, Saigon Kick, Bangles, Helix, Grassroots, Guess Who, Grand Funk Railroad, Dokken, Billy Squier, King’s X, Lou Gramm, Gene Simmons, Wierd Al, Bullet Boys, Autograph, American Hi-Fi, Survivor, Steppenwolf, Little Feat, Otis Day and the Nights, Jerry Seinfeld, and many more.

Edde Maxx - Hot Paint 1993 (AOR) Canada

Not a great deal known about our friend Edde, all that I know is he originates from Canada (Montreal I guess, judging from the all the French Canadian names all over the liner notes) and has a reputation as a bit of a 90's Aldo Nova. Not sure if I agree with the comparsion, as the collection of music on offer here is eclectic (to you and me that means a 'mixed bag'). Musically yes, this is a real mixed bag. Just as well there is a high degree of melody though I remain unconvinced by the varied styles displayed throughout, as well as the vocals which don't exactly hit the mark or resonate with me entirely...(glorydaze)

miércoles, 6 de octubre de 2010


Steve Lee - vocalist for Gotthard has been killed in a motorbike accident in California. More shortly. This has been confirmed.
Rest in peace

martes, 5 de octubre de 2010

Moon Dog Mane - Turn It Up 1998 (Hard Rock/Southern) USA

AWESOME !! Frank Hannon guitars TESLA !!

Colin James Hay - Wayfaring Sons 1990 (AOR/Pop/Rock!) Escocia

Colin Hay is a Scottish musician, best known as an Australian, because since his teens he lived and trained in Australia.
His baptismal name is Colin James Hay, and was born on June 29, 1953 in Saltcoats, a village in Scotland. His family moved to Australia when he was 14. At that time, Colin became interested in playing guitar and singing. In 1978, along with Ron Strykert (guitar), Greg Ham (saxophone, flute, keyboard, bagpipes), John Rees (bass) and Jerry Speiser (drums) formed a group called Men at Work, which became one of the best and a surf-rock icon.
Colin Hay was in charge of the band as vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter in the mid-1980, the band parted caundo. Then he continued his solo career.

My Little Funhouse - Stand Under 1992 (Hard Rock) Ireland

The singer has a strange voice (a sleazy version of Billy Corgan?) but the music isn't grunge at all. There are a few Guns N'Roses influences (in fact GN'R helped them and was thanked in the liner notes). Listen to the beautiful acoustic-driven ballad "Raintown". It's like GN'R "Sweet Child O'Mine" meets Ugly Kid Joe "Mr. Recordman". Btw, "Raintown" was one of my favorites during my last year on the junior high. Ah, those were the days.(ardian)
Don't like this one much at all. Very sleazy, reminds of Dangerous toys second album. I'm not saying it's bad. I'm sure it would be great if you like this kind of music. I'll take great hooks and the big melodies over this.(Kindred)

Robin Beck - Sweet Talk 1979 (AOR/Dance) USA

Yes! Robin Beck!,Very Very Rare!..and very good! Dance!