Deep Purple: Live in London (Review)

Few bands have been through as many incarnations and line-ups as Deep Purple have, and they spent eight years broken up. Today’s review comes from the Mark III lineup of the band, consisting of Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. It was recorded, as you could probably tell, in LondonContinue reading “Deep Purple: Live in London (Review)”

Max the Axe: Oktoberfest Cheer (Review)

Canadians Max the Axe are back with a new EP, dedicated to the Bavarian festival of the tenth month. Members Eric Litwiller, Mike Koutis, Dave Haslam and Mike Mitchell all return, bringing their A-game as usual. The EP kicks off with opener “Pygmy Blowdart”, and, yep, the band still rule. All the familiar trappings ofContinue reading “Max the Axe: Oktoberfest Cheer (Review)”

Black Sabbath: Reunion (Review)

Looks like it’s a back to back Sabbath double these past two posts. I didn’t originally plan it this way, but a minor disagreement in the comments of last week’s song of the week sent me back to this one. So what do you get from the first Black Sabbath shows with all the originalContinue reading “Black Sabbath: Reunion (Review)”

Alice Cooper- Special Forces (Review)

Time for some more Alice Cooper. I usually go a little more random, but this time I chose to check out the next album after Flush the Fashion because of my love for most that album. And Special Forces is a darn good album too. All the songs do at least something for me, andContinue reading “Alice Cooper- Special Forces (Review)”

Iron Maiden: Stratego (Review)

Iron Maiden were generous enough to release another advance single from their upcoming Senjutsu album. This time it is the second track on the album. And like with “The Writing on the Wall” I’m going to give it a little write-up. So let’s begin. Though it gets straight into the action from the off, IContinue reading “Iron Maiden: Stratego (Review)”

Sweet: Live at the Marquee 1986 (Review)

The original incarnation of The Sweet were always a band I felt sorry for. They were pigeonholed by record labels and producers into releasing bubblegum pop singles that sat at odds on albums and a-sides against the hard rock album tracks and b-sides that were actually written by the band. The band yearned to beContinue reading “Sweet: Live at the Marquee 1986 (Review)”

David Garrett: Rock Revolution (Review)

We’re going a little more obscure this week as we cover a violin virtuoso for the first time on here. I actually discovered this guy through a friend who exposed me to his cover of “Smooth Criminal”, which I totally loved. Shortly after I bought this album. Now while David’s instrument of choice is theContinue reading “David Garrett: Rock Revolution (Review)”

Blaze Bayley: War Within Me (Review)

Metal’s greatest underdog returned this year stronger than ever. Three years after crowning the Infinite Entanglement trilogy off with The Redemption of William Black, Blaze Bayley returned to the studio to record once again. The result was this album, a definitive reminder of his talent, work ethic and ability. The album returns to more traditionalContinue reading “Blaze Bayley: War Within Me (Review)”

Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Wembley or Bust (Review) [ELO Week 2 Part 6]

Alright, day six of ELO Week 2 is upon us and we come to the most recent live release from the band. So how did we get here. Well in late November 2015 Jeff Lynne’s ELO released studio album Alone in the Universe, which was followed by a tour that included the Wembley 2017 dateContinue reading “Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Wembley or Bust (Review) [ELO Week 2 Part 6]”

Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live in Hyde Park (Review) [ELO Week 2 Part 5]

So with the failure of the Zoom “tour”, ELO went back into mothballs, and remained so until 2014 and the performance we see here. The second reformation of the band was now billed as Jeff Lynne’s ELO, the reason for doing so not being a legal reason (as Jeff owned all the name rights toContinue reading “Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live in Hyde Park (Review) [ELO Week 2 Part 5]”

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