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Category: CD Reviews

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CHAINSAW HOOKERS – Self titled

CHAINSAW HOOKERS – Self titled

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Blood Rock Records, April 2012 9.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar Stepping out of a Tarantino/Zombie-esque desert hillbilly nightmare and onto the filthy stages of Australia’s most notorious dives are Chainsaw Hookers, a four piece that aurally emulate the explosive and destructive qualities of a thermite packed automatic shotgun. Their self-styled “Blood Rock” is, in their own […]

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BRENT ENMAN – Wildman

BRENT ENMAN – Wildman

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

2012 7.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar Brent “Wildman” Enman knows how to rock – real, honest, blue collar, hard edged rock n’ roll is his stock in trade and on “Wildman” he delivers time and time again. Performed as a hard rockin’ four piece – with Enman playing every role (and the cover proudly proclaiming that […]

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BLOOD RUNNERS – Objective #1

BLOOD RUNNERS – Objective #1

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

5B Records, 2011 7/10 By Shane Pinnegar Seven tracks of dirty, filthy rock n’ roll from the gutters of Noo Yawk, fuelled by a full tank of glam punk sense and sleaze rock senselessness. Blood Runners have cherry picked through their influences to great effect – a shade of New York Dolls pink sits next […]

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BEACH BOYS – That’s Why God Made The Radio

BEACH BOYS – That’s Why God Made The Radio

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Capitol, 2012 7/10 By Shane Pinnegar Old is still the new New, and 2012’s latest serve of oldies coming up with a goodie is courtesy of none other than The Beach Boys – with as close to their classic line-up as is possible nowadays reunited for the first time in donkey’s years. The first thing […]

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AMERICAN DOG – Poison Smile

AMERICAN DOG – Poison Smile

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Colonial Canine/BMI, 2012 8.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar America’s favourite booze-fuelled hard rockin’ riff road train again prove why they are such an adored cult act throughout their homeland and beyond. A machine gunned boogie riff punctuated by a guitar squealing like a freshly dumped teenager rams Devil Dog down your throat for starters, before the […]

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ACCEPT – Stalingrad

ACCEPT – Stalingrad

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Nuclear Blast, April 2012 10/10 By guest reviewer Matt Williams – lead vocalist Project X/Black Steel Within the first few seconds of listening to the album’s opener ‘Hung, Drawn and Quartered’, I knew this one was gonna deliver, just as 2010’s ‘Blood Of The Nations’ did. As successful as that album was in re-establishing the […]

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4ARM – Submission For Liberty

4ARM – Submission For Liberty

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Rising Records/Riot, April 2012 8/10 By Shane Pinnegar Melbourne’s 4ARM have delivered a mighty old school thrash metal assault on this, their third full length album. Fine tuning the production for the new age with an earth shakingly relentless rhythm section sound – the double kick drums boom like Michael Vafiotis has been possessed by […]

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IRON MAIDEN – En Vivo [CD/DVD]

IRON MAIDEN – En Vivo [CD/DVD]

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

EMI, March 2012 Double CD, DVD, Blu Ray 7.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar Recorded before 50,000 rabid Chilean fans in Santiago in April 2011, En Vivo is a glorious treat for any Iron Maiden fan, no matter which format you choose. Having graduated to a status similar to that of the heavy metal answer to The […]

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Emma – Sarò Libera

Emma – Sarò Libera

| 31 August 2012 | Reply

  Label: Universal Music Release Date: February 12, 2012 Rating: 9.5/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar Again I find myself in the odd position of reviewing a disc recorded in a foreign language.  Why would I possibly care about an Italian artist that won the 2012 Sanremo Music Festival?  It all started when my better half suggested […]

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Axe Cane – Self Titled EP

Axe Cane – Self Titled EP

| 31 August 2012 | Reply

  Noise-A-Thon Records, 2012 Rating: 9/10 By Shane Pinnegar   In the dark and misty past, before a hundred ever-more-weird sub-genres were invented by kids with nothing better to do (Ambient Symphonic Alt Viking Folk Doom Metal, anyone?!?!), heavy metal was all about the riffs, solos, a powerful rhythm section, and a singer with lungs […]

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