banner ad
banner ad

Category: CD Reviews

banner ad
CD REVIEW: BRAZENLINX – Vienna Don’t Fret

CD REVIEW: BRAZENLINX – Vienna Don’t Fret

| 20 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: BRAZENLINX – Vienna Don’t Fret Independent January 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Led by Australian viola player Gejza Jurth, Vienna’s Brazenlinx make a highly original shot for hard rocking metal glory by featuring just vocalist Peter Dürr, drummer Urge Kirchner and cellist Alex Graf. It’s not a unique idea – […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: THE CONNECTION – Just For Fun

CD REVIEW: THE CONNECTION – Just For Fun

| 20 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: THE CONNECTION – Just For Fun Rumbar Records February 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 The Connection pitch a kinghitter with their fourth album, Just For Fun, which does exactly what it says on the tin. Entering the studio late last year, The Connection set about having a blast, blasting out […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: KASABIAN – For Crying Out Loud

CD REVIEW: KASABIAN – For Crying Out Loud

| 19 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: KASABIAN – For Crying Out Loud Sony May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 When Kasabian’s 2004 self-titled debut dropped, they presciently bridged the great divide between Oasis and electronic outfits such as The Prodigy, and foretold the new wave of dance rock, a la The Killers, Arctic Moneys et al. Now, on […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: Mikki Free – Tattoo Burn – Redux

CD REVIEW: Mikki Free – Tattoo Burn – Redux

| 19 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: Mikki Free – Tattoo Burn – Redux Mysterium Blues Records May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 From the exalted superfunk soul power of opening track God Is On The Phone, through to the guitar supreme groove of There’s A Hole In The Heart Of The Blues and the simple family fun of […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: RAISED BY EAGLES – I Must Be Somewhere

CD REVIEW: RAISED BY EAGLES – I Must Be Somewhere

| 18 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: RAISED BY EAGLES – I Must Be Somewhere ABC Music May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Clearly acolytes of The Church of The Band (which is only ever a good thing), Raised By Eagles third album is a rambling, sprawling serve of pastorally inclined Americana, built at the place where […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: TED MULRY GANG – TMG Live

CD REVIEW: TED MULRY GANG – TMG Live

| 18 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: TED MULRY GANG – TMG Live Festival/Warner May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Since their fortieth anniversary last year – some sixteen years after Ted Mulry prematurely passed away after a bout with brain cancer, aged one day shy of only 54 – TMG are enjoying something of a revival and reappraisal, […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: TORRENTIAL THRILL – Nothing As It Seems

CD REVIEW: TORRENTIAL THRILL – Nothing As It Seems

| 17 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: TORRENTIAL THRILL – Nothing As It Seems Hellfire Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Weld together the high octane sex sleaze of prime era Motley Crue with the nuts and bolts arena pub sound of AC/DC, and detail this rawk machine with a hint of post grunge darkness, and you’ve got […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: SIDEBURN – #EIGHT

CD REVIEW: SIDEBURN – #EIGHT

| 17 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: SIDEBURN – #EIGHT Fastball Music May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Sideburn’s eighth album #EIGHT is literally dripping with the sweat of AC/DC beer barn rock n’ roll, Mike Riffart and Lawrence Link’s rhythm guitars every bit as razor’s edge sharp and on point as Malcolm Young’s rock solid best. The Swiss […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES – Dreams Of A Libertine EP

CD REVIEW: GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES – Dreams Of A Libertine EP

| 16 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES – Dreams Of A Libertine EP Independent May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Chris Gibbs – long a craftsman of songs in his native Western Australia – has no international smash hits to his name: a sad indictment of the sorry state of the music industry, rather than any […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: NIKKI LANE – Highway Queen

CD REVIEW: NIKKI LANE – Highway Queen

| 16 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: NIKKI LANE – Highway Queen New West Records/Warner February 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 I’m not saying Nikki is all things to all people, but it is difficult to imagine any fan of passionate songs not enjoying this album of fiery-spirited With a voice that boasts the wistful alt-dreaminess of […]

Read More

DVD REVIEW: THE PLASMATICS – LIVE: Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes

DVD REVIEW: THE PLASMATICS – LIVE: Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes

| 16 June 2017 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE PLASMATICS – LIVE: Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes MVD Visual May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Wendy O Williams in 1979, tits out, nipples covered with gaffa tape, jiggling and bouncing around the stage singing Squirm, Tight Pants and Butcher Baby, before taking a chainsaw to a couple of guitars, remains a […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: PURPENDICULAR – Venus To Volcanus

CD REVIEW: PURPENDICULAR – Venus To Volcanus

| 16 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: PURPENDICULAR – Venus To Volcanus Fastball Music May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Purpendicular certainly aren’t shy about expressing their adoration of Deep Purple. Apparently a popular Deep Purple tribute act in Europe, they have nailed the ‘80s era sound of […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: LINKIN PARK – One More Light

CD REVIEW: LINKIN PARK – One More Light

| 13 June 2017 | Reply

Label: Warner Bros. Records Release Date: May 19, 2017 Rating: 10/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I loved the last Linkin Park album The Hunting Party, as it seemed to merge the band’s sound from various releases, but the latest disc blew me away from the first listen… and still does a dozens of spins later. […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: MAMMOTH MAMMOTH – Mount The Mountain

CD REVIEW: MAMMOTH MAMMOTH – Mount The Mountain

| 10 June 2017 | Reply

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: April 28, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The latest from Mammoth Mammoth features yet another barely dressed woman on the cover – and this relates to the music in that these guys play killer rock and roll with the bare essentials… cool vocals, killer guitar riffs and […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: BUCKSTEIN – Country Side [EP]

CD REVIEW: BUCKSTEIN – Country Side [EP]

Label: Angry Duck Records Release Date: June 2, 2017 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Country music takes on all forms these days – you have pop country, bro country, country rock, classic twangy county, and everything in between.  The latest from Buckstein falls somewhere in between the bro, rock, and classic country sounds. […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: MARK SLAUGHTER – Halfway There

CD REVIEW: MARK SLAUGHTER – Halfway There

Label: EMP Label Group Release Date: May 26, 2017 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Mark Slaughter has assembled a slew of cool rock tunes to help represent where he is as a musician in 2017… and this is good stuff.  Disc opener “Hey You” gets things started and this anthemic rocker starts the […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: EDGE OF FREE – Edge Of Free

CD REVIEW: EDGE OF FREE – Edge Of Free

Label: Digitally Sound Records Release Date: May 19, 2017 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I wasn’t sure what to expect to hear after opening the CD I received in the mail.  The artwork subtle and simple with a cool cover and plain black & white shot of the two main ingredients of the […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: WOODHAWK – Beyond The Sun

CD REVIEW: WOODHAWK – Beyond The Sun

| 6 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: WOODHAWK – Beyond The Sun Independent April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Fans of Kyuss and Monster Magnet will find themselves much to like on Canadians (they hail from Calgary, I believe) Woodhawk’s second album, their groove metal pulsating with a stoner psych edge. The title track is a modern […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: PAUL BUTTERFIELD – Live, New York 1970

CD REVIEW: PAUL BUTTERFIELD – Live, New York 1970

| 6 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: PAUL BUTTERFIELD – Live, New York 1970 Rock Beat Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Paul Butterfield is unfairly not remembered as universally as some of his contemporaries, but his importance in the evolution of the blues shouldn’t be underestimated. One of – if not the – first racially integrated bands, […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: RAZZAMATTAZ – Diggin’ For Gold

CD REVIEW: RAZZAMATTAZ – Diggin’ For Gold

| 5 June 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: RAZZAMATTAZ – Diggin’ For Gold Fastball Music February 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Razzamataz play puffed out chest, muscle shirt wearing, denim jean, cheeky grin AC/DC riff n’ roll, and they do it damned well, and with an edge of NWOBHM heavy metal. It’s rock n’ roll the old fashioned way on […]

Read More

banner ad
banner ad

Hit Counter provided by Acrylic Display