August 10, 2020

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.

THE RAGGED SAINTS – Sonic Playground Revisited (AOR Heaven)

The Ragged Saints is a hard, driving rock band from Finland and was formed in 2011 by guitarists Tomi Julkunen and Toni Bite and, very quickly, they brought onboard vocalist Markku Kuikka, bass player Jukka Hoffrén and drummer Miikki Kunttu. Together, they released their debut, The Sound Of Breaking Free, in 2013 which established them..

EASY ACTION – That Makes One (AOR Heaven)

Easy Action is a Swedish rock band that formed in 1981 and it released just two albums only, Easy Action in 1983 and That Makes One in 1986. They had a very chequered start to their career which resulted in major personnel changes in the band and something of a alteration in style too as..

Jerkstore – The Great Time Robbery (Art Gates Records)

Jerkstore is a three-piece blues infused heavy rock band from Aalborg in Denmark with several quality albums already in the bag and a few personnel changes too but it appears that Keld Rudd (vocals and guitar) and Stefan Korsgaard (drums) have been ever present with bassist Lars Jørgensen completing team. The come across as a..

Jailbirds – The Great Escape (Golden Robot Records)

Better late than never in reviewing this fine rock and roll album by the groove heavy Irish/Australian rockers, Jailbirds. Both Irish and Australian rock bands seem to be at their best when they produce raw, high energy rock and if cigarettes and alcohol are involved then even better; maybe not the best choice for a..

SEVEN SPIRES – Emerald Seas (Frontiers)

This is the first album by this hard hitting American rock band Seven Spires on the Frontiers label, but their actual second release following on from Solveig which was released in 2017 after a highly successful crowdfunding campaign. The band comprises vocalist and keyboard player Adrienne Cowan, Jack Kosto on guitar, Peter de Reyna on..

BLACK SWAN – Shake The World (Frontiers)

Wow, wow, wow, get ready to be blown away by the latest Frontiers project!!!! I must admit that I started to get a little over-excited when I saw the line-up for this new band and when you see the names of Robin McAuley (lead vocals), Reb Beach (guitars), Jeff Pilson (bass, acoustic guitar, keyboards) and..

Archon Angel – Fallen (Frontiers Music)

Another new project by Frontiers and one that will be universally welcomed is this thrilling debut by Archon Angel which is a combining of the talents of producer and guitarist Aldo Lonobile from Italian symphonic power metal band Secret Sphere and vocalist Zak Stevens. Yes, the Zak Stevens of Savatage, Circle II Circle, Trans-Siberian Orchestra..

Carl Dixon – One [reissue] (AOR Heaven)

The name of Carl Dixon may, initially, not mean too much to you but the Canadian singer, guitarist and keyboard should be better known as the vocalist with Coney Hatch and for his time with April Wine and The Guess Who. Dixon survived a catastrophic car accident in Australia in 2008 which left him hospitalised..