Recent Music Reviews
Tuesday, January 31
by Jason on Tue 31 Jan 2012 16:01 GMT
This is an unusual release for the Scorps, re-recording a number of fan favourite tracks after they announced their retirement…
Seven of the thirteen tracks are from their own catalogue, while the remaining six songs are covers! Being a fan for well over 25 years I find this difficult ... more »
by Jason on Tue 31 Jan 2012 15:51 GMT
Hugh Laurie is best known for his superb acting in “House”, but there’s a lot more to this Englishman than meets the eye: along with his love for motorcycles and motorcycle racing, he has a passion for the old blues. He wants others to understand and love this genre ... more »
by Jason on Tue 31 Jan 2012 14:59 GMT
This is the band’s first release since the highly acclaimed “Vox in Excelso” and this, like its predecessor, is a concept album – this time about the life of Marilyn Monroe.
The songs are good, but not outstanding and this may be due to the production not bringing out the ... more »
by Jason on Tue 31 Jan 2012 14:57 GMT
Ilium is an Australian melodic/power metal outfit with four albums under their studded belts. “Genetic memory” is the band’s fifth release and the third with vocalist Mike DiMeo, who did time with Riot, as well as Masterplan.
DiMeo’s voice is instantly recognisable, although it rasps more in places on ... more »
by Jason on Tue 31 Jan 2012 14:43 GMT
Trillium is Amanda Somerville’s solo delving into the world of power metal. Her previous album, “Windows”, had a far more pop/rock flavour to it but, as she’s been involved with projects like Aina and Avantasia, it seems to be a natural progression to produce something in this genre.
Ms ... more »
by Jason on Tue 31 Jan 2012 14:34 GMT
It’s taken me some time to get to listen to this and the first thing that comes to mind is what took me so long?! This is Shy’s reunion album after a six year hiatus…
As it transpires, the album, special as it is, provides extra meaning for fans ... more »
by Jason on Tue 31 Jan 2012 14:33 GMT
Lee Small has the claim to fame of being the vocalist for Shy, as well as lending his vocals to Phenomena. He teams up with guitarist Martin Kronlund (Gypsy Rose) for his first solo release.
This is a lovely slice of melodic rock with heavy classic rock influences, which ... more »
by Jason on Tue 31 Jan 2012 14:28 GMT
This release is Gary Moore’s last to be filmed/recorded and is the first to be released posthumously. Gary Moore had returned to his rock roots and this set is indicative thereof.
His voice sounds a bit off in places, where he barks instead of singing, but his voice does ... more »