Frontiers Records

House Of Lords

A new album from House Of Lords is something I’m always looking for.  In all those years since this band, fronted by James Christian came on the scene, they’ve never managed to release a bad album.

It has to be said they won’t win the price for originality or inventiveness, as time upon time they go back to their roots, but hey is that so bad ?  Other bands have done the same, if I only may mention one of my all time metal gods Iron Maiden.  So what you get on this album is melodic hard rock, well performed.

Cain’s Offering

When I played this album for the first time, similarities between this band’s music and Sonata Arctica where something I immediately remarked.  And this should not sound as a wonder, since the brain between this was none other than Jani Liimatainen, one of the founding members of Sonata Arctica.

Uriah Heep

My guess is, lots of visitors of this website weren’t even born when this band started out. After all, Uriah Heep have been around for over 4 decades, and should be named as one of the founding fathers of our beloved music genre, together with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. And after all these years, the Heep still continue bringing out new albums, and relentlessly touring the earth.

Level 10

What is the result when you join Russel Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mobb) and Mat Sinner (Sinner, Primal Fear,…) ?  A highly explosive, volatile cocktail that brings us a fantastic metal album.  To complete the lineup, there’s Randy Black on drums, and Alex Beyrodt on guitar but also Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Voodoo Circle) on guitars, and finally Roland Grapow (ex Hellowe

Sweet & Lynch

What do you get when you combine the vocals of Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers Stryper, and the guitar of George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) ?  A fantastic sounding combination.  Add James Lomenzo (ex Megadeth, White Lion, Black Label Society) and finally Brian Tichy (ex Whitesnake) on drums.

Yes

Frontiers Records seems to be flooding the market with releases of live albums.  I really don’t know what the meaning of this is, since the market of CD’s is already overflooded with releases, and on top of that the sales are in recession since years. With an economic recession that’s still not completely over, who can afford to buy all this is really a riddle to me,especially since the younger generations are also more keen to download an album, then buying it.

Bailey

When I saw the name Bailey I immediately thought of Blaze Bailey, but this is an album by Nigel Bailey, frontmen of Three Lions.  As a matter of fact the release of this album is only six months after the release of the Three Lions album.

Foreigner

I’ve always wondered what to make of this band.  They have some great rock songs, but are probably best known for their global hit ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, and also for ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’.  Both of these hits were recorded with Lou Gramm on vocals, who was the original vocalist of the band, and who left in 1990, only to return in 1992, and again leaving the band in 2003.

Crazy Lixx

So far this Swedish band has released 3 studio albums, so this self-named album is their fourth effort. What they bring us here is a mix of hair metal, combined with melodic hard rock, so this might be an album that pleases a lot of people. What this band reminds me of, are the glorious eighthies, with stadium bands like Def Leppard and Whitesnake, although their sound is not the same, due to the hair metal influences of course.

Rated X

I guess you can’t get more classic hard rock than what this outfit brings us, which is no wonder if you see the line-up of this band.  First of all you get Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep ¨Purple, Whitesnake) on vocalx, then you get Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley) on guitars, next in line is Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake) on bass guitar, and last but not least Carmine Appice (

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