Australian prog rockers Unitopia are another well-respected new band signed by the leading Progressive Rock/Metal label InsideOut Music. Their 2-CD album, The Garden follows a general concept about life, doubts in oneself and death as one possible solution to escape. Unitopia s lyrics are full of engagement of their band members with expressiveness and ambition. The musical influences come from the fields of classic Progressive Rock, Jazz and Hard Rock, which they weave into a uniq (more…)
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Legendary rock n roll genius Alice Cooper has joined forces with SPV to unleash the master s latest dark, conceptual masterpiece Along Came A Spider . With a full-scale North American tour in place for 2008, an aggressive marketing team ready to go, and a household name icon steering the ship, the sky is truly the limit. The time for a full blown revival has arrived and 2008 will be the year of Alice Cooper – an artist who has had immeasurable impact upon rock music and every facet (more…)
Called “the Black Album” by many (due to its monochrome cover), Metallica marks the group’s entrance into the mainstream, with shorter songs, simpler song structures, and slower tempos overall. That said, this is an excellent album, featuring some of the best songwriting Metallica has ever done. “Enter Sandman,” “Wherever I May Roam,” and “God That Failed,” despite being slower and more groove-oriented than the band’s earlier work, feature the same heavy riffs a (more…)
Most critics complain Back in Black, the album AC/DC recorded after the death of their original lead screamer Bon Scott, is ridiculously juvenile, obvious, snickering, bludgeoning, derivative, single-minded about sex and booze, a big cartoon. All true, of course, and–on rock ‘n’ ragers like “What Do You Do For Money Honey,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” and the title track–all great. As Scott’s replacement Brian Johnson reminds us, loud and crunchy, no-holds- (more…)
Nickelback have established themselves as one of the biggest rock bands in the world. With over 26 million albums sold worldwide they have made their mark in rock and roll history. Their new album, ‘Dark Horse’, is one of the most anticipated releases this year. The band brought in legendary producer Mutt Lange to produce the record with Nickelback and longtime collaborator Joey Moi.