Female-fronted metal, when you read this on a CD cover then… well, then what? Personally, I don´t really care who sings, the important thing is that it has groove. And indeed this record has. And that´s because SHEAR frontwoman Alexa Leroux, with her soft-hoarse voice, knows very well how to prevail against a thick wall of guitars ... more/mehr
After releasing their debut record, “Breaking the Stillness”, in 2012, the Finns of Shear are back with a new epic album. Already the name, “Katharsis”, sounds promising. Their debut received many favourable reviews, it was almost praised to the skies, putting perhaps a lot of pressure on the five guys and their front lady. With ... more/mehr
What is this??? A great album from Stoner Rock area. From Newfoundland, somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. And right with the first song "Spy Vs Spy" the voice of Stephen Hennessey reminds of Ozzy Osborne at his best, without covering him. The full sound pleases the ear, and a true pearl is "The Man Who Never Was" with Hennessey´s ... more/mehr
When those guys from Hamina, Finland (“The hottest rock bänd of western Siberia”) kick it off, don´t get deceived by the psychedelic intro. Because the following “Cruising” rather displays the dirty R´n´R/Punk-Rock we usually hear from the likes of Ramones or the Hellacopters. Going further, you cannot avoid thinking of Monster Magnet ... more/mehr
Our Finger Fist Fight
An interesting project this one is, considering the new wave of rock/alternative bands of teenage/young adult boys: Tokio Hotel has clearly opened a new door for the German youth. Shenaniganz are of course younger and less experienced, but you can sense the trend nonetheless.
A school project of some four classmates turned ... more/mehr