Hey Satan – Hey Satan (2017) – Review

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Let’s hop on a time machine. Back to the rocking ’70s, where the groove ran high and times were wild. A different brand of wild, compared to today, mind you. Where scratchy lyrics and lo-fi sounds were all the rage. 

Then, throw in some Southern Rock for good measure. Oh, and break out those jeans, will ya. You know, the ones with them wide tubes and flowers stitched onto them.

That groovy enough?

Not quite yet, I agree. Because now we will need some substances. Any chemical of that era will do. And loads of cigarettes with bottles of bourbon [...] Click to raid more!

Morass of Molasses – These Paths We Tread (2017) – Review

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Sometimes it feels good to drown your sorrows in stoner-esque fuzziness. Remembering times that can only be fathomed by those old enough to recall the sounds, smells, and sticky feeling of sweaty underground music halls. Distorted goodness served on the holy platter of wah-wah in all its bluesy glory. This is soul healing remembrance indeed.

From Zep to Black Sabbath and back we heard it all, now didn’t we? The gods of substance-induced wailing be praised. And many an old band has been down that very well-traveled road already.

Now, the good thing is that many new bands attempt [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: The Riven caught a Blackbird!

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Some records just put a smile on your face. No hesitation at all to take them on and into the pipeline, and get your fingers hacking away at the keyboard. The tune just talks to you. And this is how it should be if you feel like covering some juicy rock piece.

Well, this so happened with the début EP Blackbird from the UK-based band The Riven. Now, if you are looking for some London accent on this record, think again. Instead, the band seems – at times – to step straight out of the Bourbon-fueled swamps of Louisiana, [...] Click to raid more!

UFO – Lights Out (1977) – Review

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I admit, the British rock band UFO is one of my long-time favorites. They have created great, great Hard Rock over time and helped pave the way into what is today called metal. 

One of the best periods in the distinguished career of UFO are indisputably the Schenker years. Back in the ’70s, a super-gifted young lad, almost too young to be that good a guitarist, joined this band led by Phil Mogg in search of a riff maker.

Who better to choose than German-born Michael Schenker, a founding member of the Scorpions. Anecdotally, Michael’s brother Rudolf still plays … [...] Click to raid more!