CD Review- Toto

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Toto
XIV
Frontiers Music
Producer: Various
By Thom Jennings
✰✰✰✰1/2

 

 

A few weeks ago, I was attending a concert with the person that runs this site and we ran into a guy who was a huge progressive rock fan. We struck up a conversation while a video of Yes from the “90125” tour was playing on a nearby video screen. Continue reading

CD Review- Europe

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Europe
War Of Kings
Hell & Back Recordings / UDR Music
Producer: Dave Cobb
By Joseph Suto
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War of Kings marks the first album for Europe since 2012s Bag Of Bones. War Of Kings features Europe at their finest. The band is known for their heavy use of keyboards which were featured on their earlier albums. These days, the band is leaning more toward the guitar and a fuller sound. You can hear many of the bands influences throughout such as Rainbow and Deep Purple to name a few. Continue reading

CD Review- Red

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Red
Of Beauty and Rage
Essential/Sony
2015
✰✰✰✰
By: Robert Winans

Red has put out a really strong album this year with the appropriately titled Of Beauty and Rage. It is the follow up to the not well liked Release The Panic which sharply contrasts their styles. The former being that of a fast paced but seemingly haphazardly put together album looking to break more radio rock devoid of effort. However, the new album is looking to be much more hopeful. Continue reading

CD Review- Goo Goo Dolls

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Goo Goo Dolls
Magnetic
Warner Bros. Records
2013
☆☆☆☆ ½

By James Baase

 

One always hopes that after over two decades of creating music, a band you’ve enjoyed all along would keep it up and not run out of talent. Or even worse, re-invent themselves into something their fans can’t relate to. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the trio from Buffalo, NY known as the Goo Goo Dolls are still doing what they do best…and seemingly getting better at it. Continue reading

CD Review- Queensrÿche

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Queensrÿche
Frequency Unknown
Deadline Music
2013
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Review: Joseph Suto

 

Geoff Tate is thinking again. And that is a good thing for Queensryche fans everywhere. Having split into two factions last year, Tate decided to put together his own lineup of talented musicians and the result is Frequency Unknown. With each song featuring a different lineup of players one would think the release is all over the place. Yet despite this Frequency Unknown is a cohesive release that will leave the doubters and naysayers mildly surprised. Continue reading

CD Review- Kingdom Come

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Kingdom Come
Outlier
Steamhammer
2013
✰✰✰
Review: Joseph Suto

 

Formed in 1987, Kingdom Come released their self titled debut album Kingdom Come, which to date remains their biggest selling release. The lone mainstay throughout the bands long history has been singer Lenny Wolf. Wolf produced, engineered, mixed and mastered Outlier, his latest release. Continue reading