Quite a propensity for women in the reviews this month. Totally by chance, but you can certainly construct your own conspiracy theories if you wish. Usually there are one or two, but this month…
This Month's Rating Scale is from 1 Barf-O-La thru 10 Brilliant
Burning Brides - Anhedonia
Album title: Anhedonia
Record Label: CobraSide Distribution
A hard rockin’ trio pumping out a flavorful spin on heavy alternative rock with a heavy hand in the low end grooves and a droning swagger filled with post punk angst and profound awareness. “Anhedonia” means the inability to gain pleasure from enjoyable experiences.
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Dengue Fever - Venus On Earth
Album title: Venus On Earth
Record Label: M80 Music
Have you been searching for 60’s retro Cambodian pop rock with a psychedelic slur and female vocals? Then look no further than this flamboyant Los Angeles-based group to fulfill your need!
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Feelin Band - The Sacred Play Of Life
Album title: The Sacred Play Of Life
Record Label: Wake The World
Soulful crooning compliments the flowing piano and contemplative writing style with a folk, jazz and jam-infused bluesy backbone. This talented Twin Cities group rounds it out with some occasional Spanish influences.
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Gemini Sun Records Presents - Live!
Album title: Live!
Record Label: Gemini Sun Records
Taking 4 of their highest selling new age artists, David Arkenstone, Loren Gold, Nicholas Gunn and Johannes Linstead, and pairing them together in a CD and DVD combo package is formulated to be a sure bet for this label. I pretty much agree
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Lauren Harris - Calm Before The Storm
Album title: Calm Before The Storm
Record 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.
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Hydrogyn - Deadly Passions
Album title: Deadly Passions
Record 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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Leatherwolf - New World Asylum
Album title: New World Asylum
Record 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.
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Legendary Shack Shakers - Swampblood
Album title: Swampblood
Record Label: Yep Rock Records
Wailing hillbilly psycho swamp rock with a gothic snicker and a bluesy swagger showing off the strange and soulful American South. This is the third and final installment of the “Tentshow Trilogy.” Git sum!
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Neverdie - no ROCK uN ROLLed
Album title: no ROCK uN ROLLed
Record 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.
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Eivind Opsvik - Overseas III
Album title: Overseas III
Record Label: Loyal Label
Classic straight jazz turned into an ambient field and then nudged with noise, progressive elements and a few electronica glitches. This Norwegian born and NYC based composer records and plays live with a 4-piece ensemble called Overseas.
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Bill Purdy - Move My Way
Album title: Move My Way
Record Label: Bill Purdy Music
This singer/songwriter and pianist bellows out smooth pop rock grooves in the vein of Jack Johnson but manages to find his own gritty pace and emotion on this EP
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Mike Zito - Today
Album title: Today
Record Label: Eclecto Groove Records
Soulful bluesy roots rock combined with pop singer/songwriter mischief. Zito got into music at an early age and has a veteran attitude to compliment. The vocal delivery strikes me as having a Dave Matthews-ish sashay layered in an adult-contemporary musical playground.
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