Soleil Moon Is only a duo, formed by singer Larry King (current singer in the Michael Thompson Band) and keyboardist John Blasucci (current keyboarder with Dennis DeYoung (ex Styx)). Of course for this record they were assisted by other talented musicians like Leland Sklar, Michael Thompson and others.
Are you ready for some dirty motherfucking classic rock? Ok, so far so good. But what we get on a musical level is not bad at all and could be described as a bastard between Clutch, The Sword and COC. The true influences are a lot deeper and hail from the glorious seventies, the direction they have taken, though, can be best described with the mentioned bands and gives you some ideas what Mos Generator are all about. Rough and earthy riff rock it is, almost ideal to cruise through the country side.
Oh my, changes, changes...that certainly is a theme here! First of all, changes in my professional life caused the review of this album (as well as some 50 others) to be somewhat delayed, as those changes caused me to attract writers' block.
Mammoth is a band hailing from Australia, and with this album they just released their third album on the world. It’s the first album I ever lay my hands on though.
While I had been pleasantly surprised by the first two Issa albums, this new album was short of a deception to me. Despite the fact that she has chosen songs from some well known melodic/AOR/hard rock artists like Mark Free, Aviator, 21 Guns, Atlantic and other bands, and has reworked them, it is a rather weak album.
I was fortunate enough to see Hidira Spacefolk at the latest Burg Herzberg fest in Germany. So with great anticipation I waited for their newest full-length Astronautica.
Down, who still play their typical mix of sludge metal and classic rock, prefer to take their time. The band started already back in 1991, but The Purple is only their fourth album to date. The difficulty in judging this album is that I started to like it after quite some effort to dig and try to find interesting elements In the beginning it sounded rather typical and my initial impression was that few things were going on.
Perhaps better known for his contributions on the keyboards and being the mastermind behind the likes of Twinspirits, the Genius Rock Opera, Cosmics and Khymera, Daniele Liverani is also a guitarist of some considerable skills, which he sufficiently proves with this 3rd instrumental album, delivered under his own name, on which he again plays the guitar.
As soon as the package labelled Corsair arrived in my mail, I knew I was in for a treat and I was right! I've been a big fan of this band and have been following them since their first Ep. So far this band has been delivering 2 excellent EPs, and this one is no different. The third offering is one of those rare but welcome CDs that grabs you from the very first track and holds you enraptured through the entire recording.
This Metal band from Sydney, Australia (“Metal” is really the word used in the opening lines of the info sheet we got with the download promo copy of the album) was started some 6 years ago, went through some line-up changes (current membership comprises lead singer Sam Rilatt, guitarist/ second singer Ben Irwin, guitarist Dan O'Brien, bassist Kiel Stranger, and drummer Reece Kirby).