Reviews

Evanescence ‘What You Want’ Video Roars – Video Review [Watch]

After weeks of teasing from the Evanescence camp, Amy Lee and company have finally released the full music video for, “What You Want,” the debut single off the goth-pop band’s forthcoming, self-titled release, out Oct. 11 on Wind-Up Records. The video brings a ferocious blast of hard rock, with the band playing a powerful, grinding show inside a sweltering Brooklyn warehouse and Lee jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Posted 13 Sep 2011 | Music, Reviews, Rock, Videos | 0 Comments

The Devil Wears Prada ‘Dead Throne’ is an Ambush of Sound – Album Review

By fusing the finest elements of American metal-core and European melodic metal, Dayton, Ohio’s the Devil Wears Prada are living the heavy music dream: delivering metal with a slight facelift to the next generation of headbangers. To do this, the guys have depended on pieces with real substance, not a manufactured, glossy image or facade. On the band’s latest exertion, Dead Throne (out Sept. 13), they continue with their distinct songwriting and tactful balance between melody and aggressiveness from the onset, with fast-paced, ear-bleeding openers “Dead Throne” and “Untidaled.”
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Staind ‘Not Again’ Brings Bleak, Heavy Quality – Video Review [Watch]

Staind’s new single, “Not Again,” off their upcoming self-titled album (out Sept. 13) is up to No. 4 on the active rock chart, and climbing. Now, the guys have released the official music video, and it’s a simple, wistful collection of shots of the band performing live in a post-apocalyptic, industrial wasteland, solely focusing on the band’s ability to deliver a heavy, live presentation. Watch the video, here.
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Posted 01 Sep 2011 | Music, Reviews, Rock, Videos | 0 Comments

Switchfoot ‘Dark Horses’ is a Rock Anthem – Song Review [Audio]

Switchfoot are on a lifelong quest to find meaning and hope in a challenging world, and on “Dark Horses,” the band’s debut single off Vice Verses (out Sept. 27), that pursuit meshes with catchy hooks and pop-rock rhythms that are buoyant and memorable.
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Pop Evil ‘Monster You Made’ Proves Timeless – Song Review [Audio]

Every great rock band will eventually write their benchmark ballad. It’s the timeless song that carries a deep meaning to the band and that strikes a profound chord with fans of the past, present and future. For Grand Rapids-based rockers Pop Evil, that track could quite possibly be their latest single, “Monster You Made,” off this year’s, War of Angels, album.
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Posted 26 Aug 2011 | Music, Reviews, Rock | 0 Comments

Tom Morello’s ‘World Wide Rebel Songs’ Has Soul – Album Review

Inspired by his heartrending experience hosting a talent show at a teen homeless shelter, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello’s the Nightwatchman is not simply a side project– it’s something to which he’s fully dedicated and obviously loves. Read a review of Morello’s latest album, out Aug. 30, here!
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Posted 24 Aug 2011 | Alternative, Music, Reviews, Rock, Rock News | 0 Comments

12 Stones ‘Bulletproof’ is ‘Superhuman’ – Song Review [Audio]

Hard rock band 12 Stones are back with their latest release, Only Human, on Sept. 6, their first collection of new material since 2007’s Anthem for the Underdog. The guys recently released the single, “Bulletproof,” and as the name implies, it’s a meaty, cannonball of a track just right for rock fans.
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