Erik Morren.

Firewölfe

This album must have been gathering dust at the back of a drawer I guess, since I only received it some two weeks ago to write a review.   When I looked at the bands name, and the graphics it was written in, together with the picture on the album’s sleeve, I got visions of eighthies German trash metal band, but I couldn’t have been farther from the truth.  These guys come from the US, and play melodic metal.

Raven

Raven were something of a cult band back in the eighties, and had some good songs, and although the manager of Megaforce Records Jon Zazula believed they had it in them to become a major label material (they signed their first record deal with Neat Records, the legendary low-budget metal label) and they eventually had a deal with Atlantic Records, the promises could never be fulfilled.

Magnum

Magnum is one of those dinosaurs, a band that seems to have existed forever and ever, and keeps on releasing new albums, although some of the members are close to the normal retiring age, and some, like vocalist Bob Catley have already passed the normal retiring age.

Beauvoir Free

Jean Beauvois is probably best known for his work with Crown Of Thorns, but he also played in Voodoo X and even in the Plasmatics, a punkband that was fronted by Wendy O. Williams.  Besides that he has also some solo work, as well as playing, producing and writing for and with countless other artists.

Tony Mills

If Tony Mills, a fantastic rock vocalist, hadn’t been resurrected after his heart attack in a Norwegian airport, we would have never had this album.  But he made a narrow escape, and now hits us with this fantastic album. Who in the hard rock/metal worldt hasn’t heard of this guy.  He played with countless bands, such as Siam, China Blue, Serpentine, and was vocalist for Norwegian band TNT between 2006 and 2014.

Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion

Who the heck is Hasse Fröberg I asked myself, when I got this CD to review.  As it turns out – after some googling, Hasse Fröberg  is the current vocalist/guitarist of Swedish band the Flower Kings, and before that he toured with Swedish hard rock band Spellbound.  When his band Flower Kings decided to put the activities on low for some time, he decided to form his own band and since he had some material left he had written, but was not quite suite for the Flower Kings.  They started in 200

Fire Within

Fire Within is a fairly recent Dutch metal band, who have just released this album, their debut so far.

I was surprised at the quality of this album, a mix of power rock, hard rock and symphonic metal.  The only minor point for me are the vocals, who are lacking a bit in power.

Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion

Who the heck is Hasse Fröberg I asked myself, when I got this CD to review.  As it turns out – after some googling, Hasse Fröberg  is the current vocalist/guitarist of Swedish band the Flower Kings, and before that he toured with Swedish hard rock band Spellbound.  When his band Flower Kings decided to put the activities on low for some time, he decided to form his own band and since he had some material left he had written, but was not quite suite for the Flower Kings.  They started in 200

The Neal Morse Band

This is the first studio album from the Neal Morse Band since 2012, which does not mean Mr. Morse hadn’t been busy in the mean time, because he’s released an album with Transatlantic, an album with Flying colours and also his own album ‘Songs From November’.

And what does this prog master have I petto for us on this album ?  Well, to sum it up, only five  songs, although it must be said one of the songs is over 26 minutes long,  It also  contains the ubiquitous ballad, and two short, heavier songs.

Perfect Blue Sky

Perfect Blue Sky is a band hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, although calling them a band is maybe a fit farfetched, as it’s only a duo, that consists of Australian vocalist Jane Kitto, and Swedish guitarist Bizmark/Pontus Anderson.

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