42 Decibel

42 Decibel Rolling In Town

“Our music doesn’t attempt to raise any particularly complex issues, it’s based pure and simple on a conscious vintage aesthetic, a traditional sound and the essence of classic rock and blues”. by Maria Haskins   Rolling In Town, the new release from Argentinian rockers 42 Decibel, builds on their terrific debutHard Rock ‘N’ Roll, and…

Tidalwave

TIDALWAVE EP Review

  It’s definitely the kind of debut that makes you hungry for more… by Maria Haskins   North Carolina-based band Tidalwave is a rock band with a vibe of its own, and a sound that weaves together musical influences from bands like Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Chevelle, and Deftones. The band got together in 2012, and is…

Battle Beast

Battle Beast Unholy Savior

Wielding that out-of-this-world voice with so much skill it makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up… by Maria Haskins   Finland’s Battle Beast is back on the scene with their new album Unholy Savior, and it is a worthy follow-up to 2013’s power-packed, self-titled release. Unholy Savior is a piece of…

old james

Review: Old James Old James

…crafting a dynamic rock’n’roll sound with distinct shades of blues, funk and even jazz thrown in for good measure. by Maria Haskins   Old James is a Canadian rock band based in Toronto, and I originally checked them out because they were picked to open for Girlschool and Crucified Barbara on their North American “Guilty…

Mammothor

Mammothor Tyrannicide

Mammothor pulls together some grunge-rocking grit with a lot of rip-roaring, hard-rocking fire. by Maria Haskins   A couple of years ago I reviewed Mammothor’s self-titled debut EP, and back then I was impressed by the band’s hard and heavy mix of hard rock and grunge, with an added psychedelic flair. The band’s follow-up to that release…

Kamchatka band

Kamchatka Long Road Made Of Gold

There is a definite 70’s flavour to the band’s guitar-powered hard rock, but that is just a part of the attraction here… by Maria Haskins   Long Road Made of Gold is the latest release from Swedish rockers Kamchatka, and if you have the least bit of interest in heavy, blues-infused, classic hard rock, then you…