Tag: Hard Rock

A Devil’s Dozen – Scorpions

The rock ‘n’ roll business is an unforgiving beast. I don’t know the specific statistics, but it’s obvious that the vast majority of bands see very little success. Among those who do, the shelf-life of

Fifth Angel – The Third Secret Review

Clearly, grunge did not kill metal. What it did kill, however, was hope—the hope of every mid-to-late 80s’ hard rock / metal band that was interested in rocketing into living rooms via MTV / 107.7

Ashbury – Eye Of The Stygian Witches Review

Not much that an old dog (or a young dog with an old dog’s heart) loves more than discovering some forgotten, dusty gem of a record that ends up as sharp and true as Excalibur.

Yer Metal Is Actually Older Than That… And Not Even Metal

The ancient, hallowed halls of heavy metal are filled with grotesque statuary and portraits of the elders. They speak to us of a time long since passed when our religion was still just a cult.

A Devil’s Dozen – Thin Lizzy

As a suburban kid raised on the one classic rock radio station in a mid-sized southern American city, I was bombarded daily with the same 45 songs on a never-ending shuffle. “Free Bird,” of course,

Diamonds & Rust: Blue Öyster Cult – Fire Of Unknown Origin

Most people who were lucky enough to be a kid in the 80s spend inordinate amounts of time attempting to explain to anyone within earshot why that particular Golden Era was so extraordinary. Just ask

Life Of Agony – A Place Where There’s No More Pain Review

It’s been over a decade since Life of Agony released Broken Valley. I don’t remember what the critical response was, but it didn’t matter. One of the most important bands from my youth was back,

Valkyrie – Shadows Review

Yes, it’s absurd to break down the qualifier for the ‘stoner’ tag into whether or not someone owns a long piece of furniture with stupidly tempting cushions, but all is fair in a war where