Zero Illusions : Oblivion

April 12, 2011 // 1 Comment

by Justin Gaines Staff Writer As soon as the opening track, “Alive,” of Oblivion, the second full-length album from Zero Illusions, kicks in, you get this sense of déjà vu, and not just because they sound like Saxon, though they most certainly do. A quick check of the Swedish melodic metal [...]

Social 66 : Self Governed

April 11, 2011 // 1 Comment

by Chris A. Staff Writer Control: For Jason Odaniel, the man behind the curtain of Akron, Ohio-based Social66, it’s all about control; it’s about doing things by his rules and making his music his way. Self Governed is Odaniel’s musical statement about the complexities, [...]

Cage Science of Annihilation

July 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer If there is one band that is carrying the Heavy Metal mantle once held by Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, that band is clearly Cage. If this was Heavy Metal Highlander, and there could only be one … that ONE would be Cage. It’s surreal how talented this band is, from [...]

Tommy Bones Tommy Bones

July 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Joe Mis Staff Writer Tommy Bones is the self-titled release of Houston Texas based singer/guitarist Tommy Bones. Take the swagger, anger and blues influences of Guns ’N Roses and add the power of Black Label Society plus a touch of Pantera and you have a pretty good description of the music of [...]

Hardcore Superstar Beg for It

July 3, 2009 // 1 Comment

by Leyla Hemedi Guest Writer As excited as you can be waiting for a favorite artist’s new record, you also get that slight feeling of trepidation right? What if it’s not as good? What if it’s a letdown? What if, delicately put, it’s the worst piece of suck since grunge came to glam-town? [...]
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