Seventh Crystal is a Swedish melodic hard rock band in the best traditions of Europe and I wonder just what the Scandinavian AOR/melodic scene would sound like today if Europe had never made it big, somewhat different I suspect! The two full releases to date from Seventh Crystal show a slick and glossy hard melodic..
Lalu is very much a band on the up and seems to be a name that is on everyone's lips at the moment with The Fish Who Would Be King destined to further raise their stock! Lalu began life as a project put together by the French keyboard player Vivien Lalu, a quality musician who seems..
Fight In Me is the debut album from Ignescent, a female-fronted rock band from Chicago which appears to be the vehicle of Jennifer Benson, their feisty, aggressive and intoxicating lead vocalist. The band has previously released a couple of EPs and even seem to have broken into the Billboard Rock Chart which is hardly surprising..
It is very appropriate that two of Italy's leading progressive metal bands should release their latest albums in the same month which means that we have a feast of rock to revel in as DGM join Secret Sphere in putting out another hard rock masterpiece. DGM came together in 1994 and I actually spent my..
Secret Sphere is a quite outstanding Italian rock band that has successfully fused symphonic and progressive metal with a hint of pomp rock to become probably one of the best bands you have never heard of or maybe only just have a passing acquaintance with. In truth, I simply cannot understand why they have not..
Vitalines is another new project on the Frontiers label which has been put together by US vocalist Robbie LaBlanc (Blanc Faces, Find Me, T3nors) and the Swedish musician and songwriter Tommy Denander. LaBlanc is a phenomenal melodic rock vocalist with a powerful yet golden voice and Denander has worked with and written songs for many..
Kings Crown is a new melodic hard rock band put together by a talented team of Swedish musicians with the aim of creating an old-school rock album built on the solid platform laid down back in the '70s by the imperious Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rainbow and Bad Company. If your tastes in music look backwards..
Sometimes I wonder if the Cherry Red label was set up purely for me as it seems that just about every release they put out is something that I either want, need or just simply desire! I must admit that Magnum has been a guilty pleasure of mine since the 1970s and the Tony Clarkin/Bob..
Feel The Heat is the fourth album by the Nottingham melodic rock band Nitrate which was formed in 2015 by guitarist and keyboard player Nick Hogg (although he seems to concentrate on bass these days) with the remit to supply superior and hard punching melodic rock with the style and glitz of Def Leppard, the..
Roger Daltrey famously sang the iconic line "I Hope I Die Before I Get Old" in the song My Generation back in 1965 which became something of an anthem for the angry youth of the world but I doubt very much that he and Pete Townsend thought that they would still be preforming the song..