Saturday, October 25, 2014
Metal Machine - Free nation (2014) Dream Records
Produced by Csaba Zvekan
Tracks : 1.Skull bones 2.Nailed to the cross 3.Detox 4.Morning star 5.World of temptation 6.Hellraiser 7.Lord of war 8.Black sun 9.Free nation
2 out of 5
Who found an unreleased heavy metal album from 1983? Nah, Metal Machine could be lost recordings from over 30 years ago but the album "Free nation" ain´t.
This is Exorcism singer Csaba Zvekan´s solo project with Csaba himself handling all vocals, keyboards and additional rhythm guitars. Helping out is Pierre Andre Mougenot on guitars and drum programming, together they have created an album so full of steel that Magneto could taste it from the other side of the planet.
It´s such a shame that the bass must have fallen out of the mix because the production is rather flat, the songs however will please any fan of Accept or Mercyful Fate.
You won´t find any traces of pop in here, just good ol´ metal.
The Color Morale - Hold on pain ends (2014) Fearless Records
Produced by Mike Green
Tracks : 1.Damnaged 2.Outer demons 3.Prey for me 4.Lifeline 5.Scar issue 6.Suicide stigma 7.The ones forgotten by the one forgetting 8.Developing negative 9.Is happiness a mediocre sin 10.Between you and eye 11.Throw your roses 12.Hold on pain ends
3,5 out of 5
New album, new label and a new producer for The Color Morale. Frontman Garret Rapp and Co have become a strong force to be reckoned with in the post hardcore scene.
Their 4th album "Hold on pain ends" is even better than their previous "Know hope" (2013) that I really liked too, there´s a lot of attack in the guitar riffs from Devin King and Aaron Saunders on these new songs. Just listen to "Lifeline" and you´ll know what I mean.
Producer Mike Green (All Time Low, Pierce The Veil) did an amazing job on the album, giving the band a crispy but heavy sound.
Highlights : "Outer demons", "Lifeline", "Scar issue".
SkyHarbor´s new album "Guiding lights" will be out on Nov 10th, listen to the first single "Patience" below:
The Bad Years are an LA-based band consisting of members Sami Akbari and Aaron Mort. Their music spans genres from different eras, evoking sounds of bands like INXS, The Cardigans and The Kills. They have started things off with a Double A-side single, the haunting yet upbeat "Common Mistake," and "Didn't Need to Know", a middle-finger anthem to our naive attempts at coolness when we were young. Both tracks were produced by The Bad Years, recorded at their Thai Town home studio and at Swing House Studios, and mastered by Brian Lucey (Chet Faker, Arctic Monkeys, Delta Spirit).
Los Angeles based Hollywood Undead´s new single "Day of the dead" is out now, the song is taken from their forthcoming album (out 2015).
California based hardcore band Stick To Your Guns will release their new album "Disobedient" in February, check out the new single "Nobody" here:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
U.K based rock band Mallory Knox will release their 2nd album "Asymmetry" on Oct 27th, you can stream the entire album at:
This band rocks!