Author: Terry Craven

A former reviewer and member of the Classic Rock Society having been involved since its early days. .Enjoys virtually all forms of music but first real love is Progressive Rock. Top three band, in no particular order, are Pink Floyd, Rush and the mighty Judas Priest.

MC Roads – No Nostalgia (Golden Robot Records)

MC Roads is the new rock vehicle for guitarist Mike Cross out of Detroit, Michigan and you may already know of him as one of the founding members of the American rock band Sponge. He left the group after three albums due to the usual 'creative differences' and had a short period of time out..

Act Of Denial – Negative (Crusader Records)

If ever there was an oxymoron then it would be the term melodic death metal; they are two genres that really should never be combined but when it works it can be spectacular and when it doesn't then the least said the better. It is not my medium for 'go to' music so I have..

Divine Anger – Guru Of Hate (Independent)

Well, it seems that Divine Anger is not so much a band but more a statement of intent; the publicity states that the band is from another dimension and the and the accompanying PR shot shows a Manga type stylised drawing of the band so these are musicians who like a little mystery and intrigue!..

Saeko – Holy Are We Alone (Pride & Joy Music)

Saeko is the Japanese singer Saeko Kitamae who moved to Germany in 2003 to begin a career as a heavy rock vocalist and released two albums under the Saeko name with very able support from the likes of Lars Ratz and Michael Ehré (Metalium) and Sven Lüdke (Mob Rules). She achieved some success and no..

Houston – IV (Frontiers Music)

The band is called Houston, the music is super slick, glossy and ultra sophisticated melodic rock and it immediately calls to mind the immaculate melodic rock offerings from the American gods of the '70s and '80s and also has that perfect trans-Atlantic flavour that ensure success both sides of the ocean. So, if you take..