Rock Reviews

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Soundgarden – King Animal (, )
14th January 2013 -

Near the end of ‘King Animal’s tenth track ‘Halfway Down’ Chris Cornell sings “I would say you’re doing better than most, but not as well as some” and, intentionally or not, he sums up Soundgarden’s return as well as anyone ever could. It’s very rare that a band reform and immediately make the best work of their career after all,… Read More »

THE CONNECTION
7.5
Papa Roach – The Connection (, , , , )
25th October 2012 -

Papa Roach first rose to prominence in the early 2000’s ‘nu-metal explosion’ with smash hit ‘Last Resort’ – a song that’s still played in rock clubs everywhere and, seven albums later Papa Roach are still penning huge, bouncy and fun rock songs, this time introducing electronic elements to the more traditional rock sound that the band have explored on recent… Read More »

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Royal Republic – Save the Nation (, )
17th October 2012 -

Save the Nation the second release by Swedish Hard Rock band Royal Republic takes a derivative hard rock formula into which a heady sense of reckless fun is enthused. Songs like the title track ‘Save the Nation’ will plaster a huge grin on your face with its anthemic chorus shrieking “a vote for me is a vote for you” backed… Read More »

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Fozzy – Sin And Bones Review (, , )
12th August 2012 -

Band: Fozzy Album: Sin And Bones Release Date: 14th August 2012 Record Label: Century Media Records For Fans Of: Iron Maiden, Metallica, Anthrax, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Stuck Mojo Back in 2010 I deemed Fozzy’s fourth album, Chasing The Grail, my album of the year for this website. A wonderful blend of modern hard rock and metal, it ticked all… Read More »

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Halestorm – The Strange Case Of Album Review (, )
24th April 2012 -

Artist: Halestorm Album: The Strange Case Of Record Label: Roadrunner Records Release Date: 10th April 2012. For Fans Of: Paramore, Evanescence, Stone Sour, Lacuna Coil, Papa Roach Halestorm are a band who’s name I’ve read in passing, having briefly recalled them touring the UK with Disturbed and Papa Roach a couple of years ago but never paid any attention to… Read More »