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Friday, October 31, 2014

Pvris-White Noise


Well, after quite a bit of singles and remixed versions, the complete record has finally arrived.  I must admit that before hearing the single, "White Noise", I was skeptical.  I am an immense fan of the female vocalist style genre, and this ban's female sounds have me fluttered or to be blunt, captivating".  The backing and some embracing track work, work that Lyndsey Gunnolfsen set her vocals and talent to, are so incredible!  This song, "My House"(Featured Video Below) is enough of a reason to grab up the record, than any other.  "My House" and "Ghosts" are quite astonishing tracks.  They are remindful of the artist Ella Henderson.  There is no doubt that both of these stars are destined to be on the top of the Billboard charts.  I would recommend picking this release up, at a show, digital retailers, and a store near you!
Rating: 4.80/5.0


"My House: "Official Music Video











Genuflect-A Rose From The Dead


Genuflect's fearsome and relentless power-packed show, had given them all the right to be called "The Four Horsemen: of nu metal in this ever changing music industry.  This band has layed out eleven powerful songs, which will rearrange your mind from all the mosh pitting and head swirling that these guys gives us!  "Gather In The Streets", is once again filled with that instrument ravaging the pounds and throbs in your welcomed soul.  You may know Drew Simmolardes from the relentless band, Reveille.  They released two very solid albums, and are Ozzfest Alumni members.  Their third album, was sadly shelved, and that is a disapointing act, but now we have Genuflect to forget that ignorant move by Elektra, former home the Reveille; still a bitter moment.  "A Rose From The Dead" is more raw, nu metal, and has built a powerhouse that is hard to stray from.  To point out, other emissions from this great new EP, are "Riot On The Set:, "Gather In The Streets". Futura", and one of my most favorite, rock driving anthem that Genulfect has created, since "Head Hearse"-from their "Shadow Side" release a few years back.  It is intense, dark, and basically empowers the fans and listeners to grab even more the amazing artist.  Grab Genuflect-:A Rose From The Dead" !!

Rating: 5.0/5.0







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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jacquie Lee-Broken Ones


This EP, "Broken Ones" is brilliant.  You may recognize Jacquie from the hit television show, The Voice.  She impressed the judges through and through.  Well, here she is with her debut record, "Broken Ones".  This is incredible vocals and work.  The first single off the EP is the title of the release, "Broken Ones".  Below, you will find the official music video for it, and it will give you a female vocalist gift!  It is my favorite track from the effort, and I constantly find myself spinning it and playing it on the I-Pod, and also on mix cd's.  The third song from the EP, titled "Drown Me in Your Love" is irresistible and beautiful.  You will really enjoy this song, hands down.  "Tears Fall" is the darkest song, and it finds itself among the top tracks of the "Broken Ones" EP.  There is a fun, and upbeat song to get into on the album, and of course we all know it, it is called "Girls Just Want To Have Fun".  Fall into a well done song with wide vocal range and haunting piano, in the track "Right Love".  Overall, this release presents a variety of styles within it, and it delivers pretty well.  There could be stronger songs like "Broken Ones", but this being her first release, she has done quite well.  I would give this a try, I mean for the cheap price, and the quality, you really cannot go wrong with "Broken Ones"!
Rating: 4.0/5.0






 

"Broken Ones" Official Video

 







Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Capture The Crown-Reign Of Terror


Capture The Crown are back at it again, with their third release "Reign Of Terror".  They have signed a record deal with Artery Recordings, and I have to say this release is pretty solid.  It is a little bit of a departure from their style and sound from their previous two releases, the first being "Til Death", followed by the limited release of the EP, "Live Life".  The beginning of this release, "Reign Of Terror" is an intro titled "Reign Of Terror", and it leads into the pulse pounding track, "Red Light District".  This song is gut-wrenching, and it is a true post hardcore gem.  The song "Smirk", which follows, is nothing but another fucking killer track!  Their sound may have changed, but it is still a force to be heard and reckoned with.  It took me a bit to take in the change and accept it, but the change also shows the growth of the band, behind the front man and lead singer, Jeffrey Wellfare.  Recently, the band has undergone major changes in their lineup, but Capture The Crown seems relentless in their pursuit of being one hell of a screaming force in this music industry.  "Firestarter" is a track that is killer and has become my second favorite song off of "Reign Of Terror".  It reminds me of their previous songs off their first two releases.  It is quite the jam, that is for sure!  My favorite track is actually two songs, that are tied for my faves.  "Oxy Sunrise" and "Beating The Blade" are excellent reminders of how raw and pure post hardcore and "screamo" music can be.  Other standouts off the album are "To Whom It May Concern" and the lovely track "Janina".  I recommend giving this a try, as it is currently and has been at a cheap and great price.
Rating: 4.25/5.0












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Monday, October 27, 2014

Sean Danielsen-Food Chain


Well, it's here, finally.  A solid rock effort that we can all enjoy and learn
to love.  Sean has given us a "gift" and a relentless pursuit of excellent music, indeed.
With his second solo release, "Food Chain", his voice resonates so deeply with the listener and
fan.  You know him from the top-selling band, Smile Empty Soul.  However, you will
get to know him even better with his solo releases, "Enjoy The Process" and "Food Chain'.
The first single from "Food Chain", is the song "Rescue Me", which premiered on the Revolver
Magazine website not too long ago.  Wow, such strong lyrics in this one.  He lets loose, and never
looks back lyrically, and the guitar is so soothing and addicting, it's not funny.  Not one bit.
To me, the most solid track from the EP, is the third song, "Beautiful Things".  "Beautiful Things"
is so, well, beautiful, and reminds me of a classic Smile Empty Soul ballad, and it definitely rocks!
However, don't forget about the incredible tracks "Waves" and "Broken Bones and Skeletons".  This
effort is very, very good.  There is no, and cannot be, an excuse to not give this EP a shot.  You
can pre-order it on I-Tunes now for only $3.99.  You cannot go wrong.  If you are a fan of excellent
acoustic guitar, lyrically-laced tracks that give you chills, or simply great music-this one is for you!
I guarantee you will enjoy all five tracks with pleasure and pure smiles!!  Crank it up, rock out to it, and most of all, know that this music is for you!!  You can relate to this material very well, and I know that with songs like "Food Chain", and more, you will be able to dive into the EP without looking back.  Sean Danielsen, the Smile Empty Soul vocalist, lets loose, and never lets the fan or listener down in this release.  Pick up your copy at his upcoming solo tour, or online at your favorite
digital retailer on November 4th, 2014.  You will love this, period!
Rating: 5.0/5.0







 
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Leighton Meester-Heartstrings


                                              We all know Leighton from a famous television show, or from  her great work in the film industry, but did we expect her to be able to sing like this?  On "Heartstrings", Meester is captivating, and really portrays the material well.  The craft, and eloquent first single is the album title, "Heartstrings".  This song is very smooth, and has a tempo that is easily able to get stuck in our heads.  The way Leighton laid this track down, is almost perfect.  Almost, because it still shows a bit of inexperience with releasing quality music.  Don't get me wrong, this album is really solid, and I would play it constantly in rotation if the occasion arose, but there are some gaps in this album.  Also, "Heartstrings" is only a nine track release.  This is disappointing to fans of hers.  The best track in my opinion from the album, is the song "Good For One Thing".  This song is resonating, and gives us some taste of her potentials throughout the record.  Other standouts are "Run Away", "L.A.', and "Dreaming'.  For the current price of the album, which I've seen it around nine to ten dollars, you get your money's worth.  There is an impeccable range on the release, and I think we all should experience this.  I suggest you go out and grab the record on the 27th-28th of October.  You will enjoy this, but beware, don't expect a perfect record.  This is an enjoyable record, not perfection though.
                                                                Rating: 4.25/5.0

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Monday, October 20, 2014

October Rage-Fallout, Dust and Guns


Coming from the proud country of Australia, October Rage have released their latest effort, with
"Fallout, Dust and Guns".  Featuring the well done track of "Valkyrie".  This song is absolutely incredible.  With powerhouse vocals, guitar pounding melodies, and lyrics that are ragingly dark and effortlessly done, it's incredible!  Take for instance the lyrical lines that vocalist Nick Roberts belts out, I mean it's like they know how to rock out more than the normal "joe".  With the pulse raving drums of Kai Chambers, we are again left with little doubt that October Rage can survive in this crazy music world.  "Fallout, Dust and Guns" includes my favorite song of the EP, within the range of "White Walkers".  I mean, this one soars above most active rock songs these days!  Such a strong, melodic range of powerful influence, and a rocking sound, it's a track surely not to be missed.  "End Of Days" is dark is a triumph over most tracks released out there.  This song engulfs the "rain in life" that we deal with, and still shines with some kind of ray of hope, in which we all try and find in this world.  What a powerful track, indeed!  Another stand out effort is the song, "Signal Fire".  The guitars in this one are beautifully crafted, and the vocals are well layed out, with harmonies being so blissful.  To show they have a depth to them, October Rage include the arrangement and track of "Heart Of Stone".  Perhaps the "slower" track of the EP, this song is a rock ballad in the making, and a force to be heard!  I mean, I tried to find a weakness within this release, but it was tough nonetheless.  I suppose if there was a weakness, it was that there were not enough songs on the effort.  We need more!  Other than that, I am not sure where to leave you, but I suggest you go out, or online, and grab a copy of "Fallout, Dust and Guns" now!
Rating: 4.75/5.0







 

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Sometimes Julie-Head First


Sometimes Julie, hailing from the state of California, are an impressive
duo.  With their release of "Head First", the full length gives us many tastes of fantastic music.  Take for example the lead cut, "We Are Golden".  It sets a melodic mood, with lyrics that would sooth any drive home these days.  The best track off the album is the title cut, "Head First"  It has a more uptempo beat, with lacing guitars, and desolate lyrics and an excellent arrangement indeed.  Another stand out song is "Time Flies".  "Time Flies" shows of perhaps the bands range of style, and the pulsating vocals of the lady herself, "Monica Sorenson.  The guitars are quite better than I honestly expected.  Rick Walker, who is the prime guitar player on "Head First", goes above and beyond really.  With good range, and such a passion for music, it really shows off well in the arrangements and the beats of the record.  You can catch great examples of that in tracks such as "Reckless", "What A Rush", "Wishin' You Were Here', and the crafty one called "Come Find Me".  Overall, I was quite impressed with the album as a whole.  If there was a "weak spot", I would say it would be "Carefully".  However, the fourteen track release is just about perfect overall.  It is excellently packaged, and the artwork, which are depictions of basic ocean scenery and the beauty of the California coast lines, is beautiful.  I recommend this effort, give it a shot, it will surely impress upon you a quality you weren't expecting!
Rating: 4.90/5.0








 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Leah Turner-Leah Turner EP


                                     Leah Turner has released her first, self-titled EP, and it is very impressive, indeed!  We all have heard about the power-driven "keys" to her first single, "Take The Keys".  I will be honest and let the readers know that this review is solely based upon a personal purchase.  At no point did the record label, Columbia Nashville, present me with this record.  However, Leah is a rising star, a friend, and I feel she deserves the respect and critiques she can garner.  "Pull Me Back", her second and current single, is a bit different than "Take The Keys".  It reminds me of a Carrie Underwood-type track, and yet, has it's own uniqueness.  It has a catchy chorus, with "you say what you say, but I still want you....pull me back".  That rings in your ears, even after hearing it just once.  Just incredible.  The third track is a bit more fiesty, and down to earth.  "Bless My Heart", is similar to nothing else.  Although, it can have the fire power of a Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, or a Brantley Gilbert kind of written song.  It has lyrics like "tobasco in my veins....", and shows an angst of Leah, that perhaps the EP through the first two tracks had yet to show.  I enjoy this track the most, and it is my favorite of the five off the release.  "Beat Up Bronco", well, is a lower song.  It has a story behind it, and it still steers this EP very well.  The song fits in great, and when she states, "I wouldn't trade that first kiss for nothin' ", it makes the mood set in quite well.  "Ya, that heater, it's been broken since you owned it....", lyrics that a remindful of tough times and life throwing people hardships, yet we overcome them, and this can be a very resonating song.  The final song off the well-done EP, is called "My Finger".  This one, well it really gets me amped up when I am listening to a country mix, or this particular EP release.  It has an excellent beat and tempo, and with lyrics like "you won't see me dressed in white, won't be no way tonight....", and "you dug your grave and here's my finger".  This song has one specific stating, "show me your history and I'm your regret", well, rest assured, grabbing up this release, this strong and wild EP, will not leave you with the taste of regret in your mouth.  Leah Turner is here folks, and the bottom line is, you have no choice but to recognize this female talent, without a shadow of a doubt!
        
                                                                                    Rating:5.0/5.0

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bush-Man On The Run (Deluxe Version)


Gavin Rossdale has never been "shy" about the love, angst, and rage about this life we all experience.  With the band's latest effort, "Man On Run", the seconds track off the album, is a typical Bush-like track.  This kind of reminds me a "Razorblade Suitcase" fill-in or leftover melody.  Bush has definitely set a more deep, emotional, and aggressive tone with their upcoming mid-October release date.   With the same lineup pretty much from their prior cut, "The Sea Of Memories", the songs are addictive, and I can admit, they can be tough to get out a fan's mind-I know at least for mine, they are tough to lose.  "The Only Way Out", whose music video you can catch below, is also the lead single off this "Man On The Run" album.  I really enjoyed this track, as there are some critics that are not giving this album a chance, I for one, believe this record is what the follow up to the highly acclaimed "Razorblade Suitcase' effort, from years back.  With songs like "This House Is On Fire", "Speeding Through The Bright Lights, and the "hard to get out of your mind", killer song, "Loneliness Is A Killer".  You get a lot for the deluxe edition, and price-wise, the album is rather cheap no matter what edition (physical or digital) release, nor whether you acquire the "standard" or even better; the deluxe edition.  Typically, I state my favorite song from the album, and I would have to state that tracks to be, "Just Like My Other Sins".  This reminds me of a mix between their "Golden State" and "The Science Of Things" albums!  The song will be a shocker, and no doubt a kick ass rock n' roll machine!!  Keep your ears peeled, track by track, because Gavin, as always, pours into hidden dark and promising lyrics.  With an unmistakable vocal range, an impulsive shredding of the guitar, and the pure presence of Bush; "Man On The Run" proves itself to be a well-oiled machine, and will no doubt be a forced to be felt in the 2014 musical scene.  Hell, even in 2015, people will be talking about this for some time to come!
Rating: 5.0/5.0












 "The Only Way Out" Official Music Video



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Thursday, October 2, 2014

John Taglieri-Days Like These EP


For those not quite familiar with the talents of Mr. John Taglieri, then you may not own this music or material around you.  Yet, listen up!-You need to read about him and his journeys and musical lifestyle.  Such an impressive singer/vocalist....John has never sounded more delicately, profound, and tougher, within his life.  The latest release, "Days Like These", compels us, the fans and the curious ones to check into the record.  For one example, "Thin Air", is lyrically well-done.  It also, as does most of the album, eerily reminds myself, and perhaps other, like that skillful voice in The Counting Crows songs.  Take a sample out of the lead track off the EP, the song titled "Days Like These", and you will get more of upbeat, somewhat angry tone by John and the band, and here's a secret: it's my favorite track of the entire EP.  "Finish Line" is an excellent, calm, and somewhat somber song.  "Beautiful Tonight" are incredibly similar to a former smash hit artist, and a current vocalist still, as he works on ew material-that artist comparison is, Jamies (James) Walters.  Overall, this is worth the few dollars it costs, and seems like a live show that I would love to see!!  With well developed musicians, and strong uprisings, John Taglieri and his band mates have a brillitant and awe-inspiring horizon ahead of themselves!  
RATING: 4.8/5.0










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