ALBUM REVIEW: Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – Contemporary

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  Estrin’s Nightcats clearly have a sense of humour calling their new record ‘Contemporary’ when sonically it’s a real showcase for the Blues of days gone by – paying continued homage as it does to the likes of “James Cotton, Junior Wells, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter.” It’s great album too with the […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Airforce – Strike Hard

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Airforce goes way back – back indeed to NWOBHN and early Iron Maiden’s drummer Doug Sampson who played with them from 1977-1979. He left Maiden and formed Airforce but the band called it a day without leaving a recording behind. There were a number of regroupings over the years but it took a few decades […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Sinsid ‎– Enter the Gates

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  First of all I must apologise for getting to this so late! It’s a case of a long lost bag resurfacing with what turned out are some great music within! Formed in 2012 Sinsid is a band with a heap of influences from blues to rock and many shades of either – but essentially […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Hollowed Sky – Unstrung

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  Released on February 26th, ‘Unstrung’ isn’t a new long player from Hollowed Sky, but rather a collection of their most definitive songs, completely remixed and remastered by the band themselves. And if you’re new to the band like I was a couple of years back then I can’t think of a better introduction to […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Mother Road – Drive (Remastered)

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  Love this one! Imagine a band that takes as primary influences early Whitesnake, Hughes Coverdale era Deep Purple, Free and Bad Co and ends up like a more guitar oriented Cry of Love with a touch of Badlands and Zeppelin – sounds like you thing? Well the good news is that this is an […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Tommy Bolin – Shake the Devil – The Lost Tapes

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  Searing guitar, horns, a funky groove and a lot of fuzzy noise in the background are the best of things here as we kick things off with a remix of Tommy’s ‘Shake the Devil’ the title track of this new dig into the archives. Releasing only two albums (the outtakes from the latter ‘Private […]

EP REVIEW: Bodom After Midnight – Paint The Sky With Blood

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  Bodom After Midnight’s EP Paint the Sky with Blood was released April 23, 2021 and as expected has a classic Children of Bodom vibe. The last piece of Alexi’s music history lies here, a colossal end to a whirlwind career that will be a huge part of music for years to come. Alexi’s signature […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Captain Black Beard – Live + 1

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  The wonderful Melodic Rock of Captain Blackbeard has been on my playlist since 2011 when I heard their first record and 2021 sees them with a new EP hot on the heels of last years rather tasty ‘Sonic Forces’… Six tracks – five live and one new studio track does in this day and […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Dirty Honey – Dirty Honey

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  The hype around these guys has of course been kinda crazy, but after a hugely solid debut EP there was nothing to believe that the debut album wouldn’t be just as solid. The path has been on a huge upward trajectory of course since debut single ‘When I’m Gone’ became the first song by […]

ALBUM REVIEW: the Damn Truth – Now or Nowhere

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  This one comes bursting out the speakers nicely before settling into a groove and rocking out, adding a wonderfully soul-touched vocal and some wonderfully toned thrusting guitars. It’s a song whose insistent rhythm and refrain certainly make you sit up and take notice and the vocal of frontwoman Lee La Baum hints at more […]