The Pretty Reckless Going to Hell Razor & Tie The last time we heard from The Pretty Reckless they put out a nice Zeppelin tinged EP in the form of the Hit Me Like a Man to accompany a spring tour before buckling down to write for their next album. As evidenced from the discs title track, front woman Taylor Momsen isn’t the only one who grew up in that […]

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Royal Bliss Chasing The Sun Air Castle Records Chasing the Sun kicks off with “Welcome,” a bouncy alternative rock track bringing back undertones from the early 2000s. Abruptly ending, “Welcome” transitions into the slowed intro of “Cry Sister,” the lead single. It becomes apparent right away that vocalist Neal Middleton isn’t fooling around. The powerful track appropriately crescendos from the verses, slowly down only for a brief moment of reprieve […]

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The Fray Helios Epic With four studio albums in eight years to their name, Helios contains the same lyrical strength that easily lives up to past releases. Avid fans of The Fray are steadfast on the vocals and sound that front man Issac Slade is known for. However, with Helios, Slade and company bring a new sound to the table as evident by the song “Love Don’t Die,” that have […]

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Michale Graves Supernatural Hydraulic Entertainment Michale Graves first appeared on the music scene as the front man for the legendary horror punk rock act The Misfits on the group’s 1997 album, American Psycho. Since then, Graves has had success with a small handful of other bands, one of which with former Misfits member Dr. Chud. He has also gone on to become a successful solo artist with a taste of […]

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Seether Seether: 2002-2013 Wind-Up Records One can’t deny that South Africa’s Seether has had quite a ride on rock radio, and never is this more evident than by taking a listen to the first disc of the trio’s latest release, a 2-disc compilation of Greatest Hits and unreleased demo recordings in the form of Seether: 2002-2013. The first cut, 2002’s life saving debut single “Fine Again,” from the group’s debut […]

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Alter Bridge Fortress Universal Onto album number 4, Alter Bridge’s latest effort, Fortress, is a jumbled progression from 2010’s ABIII disc. While many salute the band for trying to develop a signature sound recognized as all their own, Fortress does just that – it tries. From the band’s debut effort One Day Remains, the band has basically been a heavier version of three fourths of the band members other band, […]

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Halestorm ReAniMate 2.0 : The CoVeRs Atlantic Records It’s nice to give fans a voice in what they’d like to hear, and that’s just what the band does as they showcase their dynamic ability to cover any song chosen by fan input and requests on ReAniMate 2.0 The CoVeRs. It’s no secret Lzzy Hale has one of the most powerful female voices in rock today, only improving with time.  Hale […]

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Shinedown The Warner Sound Atlantic Records Live EP’s can be cool sometimes if you have never experienced a band live, or just can’t stand the oftentimes horrible sound of cell phone shot videos on YouTube. Shinedown take a different approach with this digital only release, The Warner Sound as a fairly stripped down affair basically capturing the band performing in a rehearsal space. The five tracks capture 4 tunes from […]

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Jimmy Eat World Damage RCA Two and a half years after the release of the moody Invented, Jimmy Eat World has returned with Damage, an album that the band has been quoted as saying is an ‘adult break-up album.’ So if you thought that the lyrical subject matter on Invented was heavy, this disc is apparently taking it a step further as the band grows up with their fans. Damage […]

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Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience RCA Justin Timberlake’s long awaited follow up to Future Sex/Love Sounds makes perfect sense. The infusion of modern dance beats with a retro feel is sexy, enthralling and will melt even the cynical against mainstream music. Timberlake expertly applies vintage sounds to updated beats to produce catchy pop hits that are simply lovely. When the first single, “Suit & Tie” was released, one could only […]

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