2010 Music Reviews

Marc Ferreira Working Overtime

by Derric Miller Staff Writer You probably know singer/songwriter/musician Marc Ferriera best from his time in Goodbye Thrill and Venturia, but he’s branching out on his own with his new solo release, Working Overtime. This is all Ferreira — he wrote all of the songs, plays rhythm, lead and [...]

Sylvan Force of Gravity

by Franco Wissa Staff Writer One of the great progressive bands around today is back, this time with an incredible CD titled, Force of Gravity. From the opening refrains of the gorgeous title track, “Force of Gravity,” the talents of all the band members are evident as the piano, acoustic [...]

Factory of Dreams A Strange Utopia

by Franco Wissa Staff Writer Factory of Dreams, with multi-instrumentalist Hugo Flores playing guitar, bass, keyboards and just about everything else, offers their sophomore effort, A Strange Utopia. Taking a heavier, fuller and more a musical approach than their debut, Poles, A Strange Utopia [...]

Spit Like This We Won’t Hurt You (But We Won’t Go Away)

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Following in the vein of Steel Panther, London based band Spit Like This has released an album We Won’t Hurt You (But We Won’t Go Away) filled with parodies of sex, drugs and roll and roll in an interesting concept. Fronted by Lord Zion on vocals, Vicki Spit on [...]

P.A.I.N. Management Lobotomy

by Trevor Portz Staff Writer Christian metal — well, Christian music in general — is an interesting thing. Like other types of music with a message, be it religious or political, oftentimes the message becomes more powerful than the music, and when this happens, the message gets lost. In order [...]

Puddle of Mudd Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love And Hate

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Puddle Of Mudd return to the music scene with a very strong showing with their fourth release Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love And Hate. Although the genre of grunge rock has disappeared with Nirvana, one band keeping the vibe alive is Puddle Of Mudd. They say there is a [...]

Heathen The Evolution of Chaos

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer With some riffs and ideas on this record being over 20 years old, no wonder this release takes you back to the spirit of the golden days of thrash better than a rocket-propelled time machine. The brilliance with which Heathen have managed to capture the spirit of that [...]

W.A.S.P. Babylon

by John Kindred Staff Writer No stranger to controversy, Blackie Lawless and crew return with their latest studio effort Babylon. The album features seven new songs as well as two cover songs; Deep Purple’s “Burn” and Chuck Berry’s “Promised Land.” There is a bit of confusion out there [...]

Narnia Course of a Generation

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Maybe it’s because Narnia doesn’t bludgeon you over the head with “The Word,” but they are one of the most unassuming Christian Metal bands on the globe. This isn’t like listening to Stryper—it’s just incredibly adept Power Metal that also has a message [...]
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