Category: CD Review

I want Dave Grohl’s Life

I want Dave Grohl’s Life

Complete Rock N Roll carte blanche gives the Foo the ability to do what ever the hell he wants. Is that Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones I see? Uh yeah it is!

Metallica Vinyl Release

So I’m wandering through my local Virgin Mega Store the other day and noticed that the selection of vinyl records has gone from a virtual non-existence to quite a large selection of the store.  I began thumbing through the little gems and became very excited as I ran through the “M” section and found………….drumroll………….the first (4) Metallica records all half speed-masters (Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, And Justice for All)!!!  The records...

Ikonic KISS – Gotta Love It!!!

Just wanted to drop everyone a quick line to let you know the new KISS “Ikons” CD set is a must-have for ALL KISS fans! The 4 CD set embodies everything that we all love about KISS and none of the “lost” KISS years.  Each disc is devoted and an individual KISS members’ songs and the selection is great! This CD offers us the chance to re-live the whole KISS experience all over again, and...

Uh Oh No Ho-Hos….In School!

Here’s an apple. But I want a cupcake. But here’s an apple. But I want a cupcake. But here’s an apple. But I want a cupcake. But here’s an apple. But I want a cupcake.

Sorry kids, no junk food in school anymore.

Agnostic Front

Agnostic Front

Warriors Nuclear Blast You know what you’re in for so prepare for battle when putting the latest 14-track disc from NYHC stalwarts Agnostic Front in the player, as just as you’d expect, WARRIORS is jam packed with the trademark tough guy bravado that reigned over the CBGB matinee set this band was such a huge part of. Only this time, the band finds itself returning to the crossover-thrash sound of its heyday, thanks in part...

Diablo Royale

Diablo Royale

Diablo Royale Self-Released Heavy metal soaked in whiskey suits the properly-monikered NYC quintet Diablo Royale best, as their eponymous 10-track introduction to the world provides the generation-spanning hard rock histrionics over rhythmic sludgery formula that cries for stereos to be cranked to the max for total rock immersion. Wah-wah guitars over catchy yet simple rhythms highlight much of the offering, as the style laid down by this act is reminiscent of bands like Alice in...

Spiderman 3 – Soundtrack

Spiderman 3 – Soundtrack

Record Collection 3 Stars Music from and inspired by Spiderman? Really?? The Spiderman franchise certainly has some hipster tastes. But if you’re expecting songs like “Spiderman Blues,” “The Venom Twist,” or “Thwip Thwip,” then you’ll be sorely disappointed. Stand out tracks on this record include Wolfmother’s “Pleased to Meet You,” The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s “Sealings,” and Black Mountain’s “Stay Free.” Other than that, this album is full of filler, with maybe 15 worthy minutes, mmmm…...

Ozzy Osbourne – Black Rain

Ozzy Osbourne – Black Rain

Epic 2 Stars Not to be confused with the 1989 Michael Douglas thriller of the same name, Ozzy returns with his first album that he claims he recorded sober. Zakk Wylde’s wife said that Ozzy got a hearing aide and it’s totally helped his voice and that this might be his best record ever. Unfortunately her better half totally disagreed, “Dude, he sounds like shit!” Somewhere between the Wylde’s opinions lies the truth. Learn these...

Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris

Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris

Interscope 3 Stars Josh Homme and company seem to have settled into a nice groove after ousting original bassist Nick Oliveri. Like last year’s Lullabies to Paralyze, this album features plenty of guest appearences from rock royalty like the Strokes’s Julian Casablancas, Mark Lanagan and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top fame. The album’s absent title track, “Era Vulgaris” (featuring vocals from Trent Reznor) was released separately on the You Know What You Did promotional CD...