Jones Street – Out of the Gutter (2022) – Review

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Why am I suddenly looking at a picture of a weirdly young Guns N’ Roses clone? Well, there’s Axl friggin’ Rose, or – at least – a look-alike. Oh, and a young ersatz Slash is also present. All of that in the midst of all those shampooed beings. RMR in full glam mode.1)

Hair Metal on a trve metal blog? That’s heresy, or is it, now? Because, y’know, girls gotta have fun sometimes. And Jones Street here sported a lusty tune back in time. So, let’s unpack some of those shiny objects. No influencers with body hair and no … [...] Click to raid more!

Metal’s Rockbar Allstars gets you Dying Heroes. What?

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Now, here we thought that RMR would only serve bands and musicians, but not Rock Bars going out on a limb. Yet, we stumbled across a small project that’s too juicy to just pass over. Thus, an exception is due.

You see, back in 2018, the owners of the Metal’s Rockbar in Austria’s Wiener Neustadt1) decided to create a cover version of the age-old Austropop2) song “Hollywood” from Waterloo & Robinson. It – incidentally – speaks about movies and actors, and why Hollywood is – well – dying. Never mind that the film industry is still alive and … [...] Click to raid more!

Eldritch – EOS (2021) – Review

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Did you ever buy something without really looking at what’s in the box? Or else, you thought you knew what you got, but the holy unwrapping ceremony brought something slightly different to light?

Such a thing quite often is the reviewer’s fate. Relatively little time is attributed to scouting, there is so much material. And whilst first impressions are often uncannily correct, there are cases where a record reveals its true face later. Sometimes to the point that a promo will finally not get a review.

Eldritch‘s 12th full-length album EOS is one of these special cases. It … [...] Click to raid more!

Ghost Avenue – Impact (2017) – Review

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This sounds like a homecoming, folks. Good, soothing old Heavy Metal with no holds barred. The metal equivalent of motherhood, apple pie, and the flag. 

Listening to this sound gives you this warm, cozy feeling of past good times, doesn’t it? Well, maybe not, if you are not old enough to remember.

This latest offering of Ghost Avenue harkens back to the times when the ’80s were deliriously high on NWoBHM and all its bands. Many of them are still around, alive and kickin’ to this day. Well, then again not quite that many anymore, as we just saw a few important departures in 2016. 

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