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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: Metal
    Totimoshi - Milagrosa

    Totimoshi - Milagrosa

    Totimoshi
    Milagrosa
    Label: Volcom Entertainment

    Valliant variations of texture, rhythm and raw emotional fortitude underscored by gravitational guitar playing and a sinister urgency propel the output of this Bay Area based and proudly Latin outfit to another dimension.

    Totimoshi WebsiteTotimoshi Wiki

    Hydrogyn - Deadly Passions

    Hydrogyn - Deadly Passions

    Hydrogyn
    Deadly Passions
    Label: DR2 Records

    Smart, sexy, determined and connected (they scored a Pepsi gig off their demo!), this well fueled metal outfit struts their stuff with a stunning female presence in front and a furious musical appeal in tow.

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    Lauren Harris - Calm Before The Storm

    Lauren Harris - Calm Before The Storm

    Lauren Harris
    Calm Before The Storm
    Label: DR2 Records

    Surprisingly tame, straight forward and stereotypical “chick” rock from the daughter of legendary Iron Maiden bassist, Steve Harris. I was really hoping for a lot more.

    Lauren Harris WebsiteLauren Harris Wiki

    Leatherwolf - New World Asylum

    Leatherwolf - New World Asylum

    Leatherwolf
    New World Asylum
    Label: Self Released

    Megadeth meets Metal Church in this surprisingly good thrash attack throwback. With Mustain-like vocals and kick ass catchy riffs n chops this release will certainly stress my neck well into the future.

    Leatherwolf WebsiteLeatherwolf Wiki

    Neverdie - no ROCK uN ROLLed

    Neverdie - no ROCK uN ROLLed

    Neverdie
    no ROCK uN ROLLed
    Label: Club NEVERDIE Records

    Generally cheeky and heavily sample-induced dance music from Club Neverdie, the most famous (and highest grossing) virtual nightclub in the world. Neverdie also happens to be the avatar of multi-talented singer/songwriter John Jacobs who is at the forefront of this new wave of nightlife entertainment.

    Neverdie Website

    Opiate For The Masses - Manifesto

    Opiate For The Masses - Manifesto

    Opiate For The Masses
    Manifesto
    Label: Century Media

    Well-promoted, catchy commercial pop metal. I guess if you listen to that there hard rock radio, you will have built up a tolerance to this type of music. I grew up on metal, but I cannot stand how ho-hum metal has generally become. Blugnuts!

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    Straight Line Stitch - When Skies Wash Ashore

    Straight Line Stitch - When Skies Wash Ashore

    Straight Line Stitch
    When Skies Wash Ashore
    Label: Koch Entertainment

    Taking the sound of today’s popular aggressive metal-core, attaching a bit of their own style, then adding the intense and dynamic female vocals of Alexis Brown has propelled this band to lofty new heights.

    Straight Line Stitch Website

     - Drown Out The Daylights

    - Drown Out The Daylights


    Drown Out The Daylights
    Label: Crustacean Records

    Highlighting the cream of their musical crop, Crustacean Records (Wisconsin’s most prolific and longest lasting punk/indie label) provides us with a double DVD visual vanguard for 10 of their most amazing performers. Over 2 ½ hours long with tons of extras.

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    Infernofonic - Spark It Up

    Infernofonic - Spark It Up

    Infernofonic
    Spark It Up
    Label: Godlyke Distribution

    Empowered female vocals from Elaine Tuttle lead the charge for this hard rockin, metal outfit. The big rock riffs and punchy drums blast out some decent grooves, but they shine when flirting their edgier, experimental facets.


    Devil's Slingshot - Clinophobia

    Devil's Slingshot - Clinophobia

    Devil's Slingshot
    Clinophobia
    Label: Mascot Records

    A breathtaking Super-Trio comprised of musical luminaries Tony MacAlpine, Billy Sheehan and Virgil Donail. As one would expect, they flex there impressive technical wizardry and musical prowess throughout this instrumental release with style, finesse and maturity.


    Metallica - Death Magnetic

    Metallica - Death Magnetic

    Metallica
    Death Magnetic
    Label: Warner Bros

    I never thought I would actually LIKE Metallica again, but after ousting lamo producer Bob Rock and replacing him with the legendary Rick Ruben, plus returning to their original logo and MUSICAL ATTITUDE, I am reconverted. This is the album that COULD have come after “…And Justice For All.” That’s what it sounds like and by doing so would have prevented the LOADS of inferiority in the middle. The neck wreckers are back!

    Metallica WebsiteMetallica Wiki

     - Sexo Olympico

    - Sexo Olympico


    Sexo Olympico
    Label: Thirteenth Planet

    By recruiting talented fresh musical blood, founding member and resident industrial music wizard Alien Jorgensen has revitalized the amazing musical magic of the early 90’s releases. Here we are also blessed with a flagrant dose of the bands trademark smut and grind while Jorgensen himself is reportedly taking more of a back seat and releasing control to the next generation. FUCKIN HOT!!!

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