Radkey: Dark Black Makeup [Album Review]
Sep09

Radkey: Dark Black Makeup [Album Review]

Radkey Dark Black Makeup +180 Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Radkey’s full-length debut is fast and furious. Album Review: Beware the speed when listening to Radkey’s debut album, Dark Black Makeup. I found this out the hard way when recently traveling down the highway. The album was blaring in my car and within seconds I saw the speedometer tell me I was going 87 miles per hour. It did not feel like I was speeding; in fact, I had the...

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Barrence Whitfield & The Savages: Under The Savage Sky [Album Review]
Sep08

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages: Under The Savage Sky [Album Review]

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages Under The Savage Sky Bloodshot Records [2015] Fire Drill Album Review: Many of us were not around for the early Barrence Whitfield era back in the 80’s but all you really need to know is that his punk rock soul is pure. On his sophomore release for Bloodshot, Under The Savage Sky, Whitfield brings back his Savages and delivers another cool blues rocking album that gives you raw vocals, driving...

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Spock’s Beard: The Oblivion Particle [Album Review]
Sep08

Spock’s Beard: The Oblivion Particle [Album Review]

Spock’s Beard The Oblivion Particle Inside Out Music[2015] Fire Note Says: Album number twelve finds Spock’s Beard finally settling into their own skin. Album Review: Since Prog legend Neal Morse left Spock’s Beard in 2002 they have been struggling to find an identity. For four albums after that major defection, drummer Nick D’Virgilio, in true Phil Collins fashion, took over singing duties (which was all the...

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats [Album Review]
Sep08

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats [Album Review]

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Stax Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Rateliff and The Night Sweats will make your soul shake it. Album Review: If you heard the simple folk on Nathaniel Rateliff’s 2010 solo debut, In Memory Of Loss, and last year’s Falling Faster Than You Can Run, then you will be completely shocked when you hear his new self-titled album that includes The Night...

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Iron Maiden: The Book Of Souls [Album Review]
Sep04

Iron Maiden: The Book Of Souls [Album Review]

Iron Maiden The Book Of Souls BMG Records [2015] Fire Note Says: The unapologetic British metal legends return with a vengeance. Album Review: I’ve always been quite fond of Iron Maiden. They were one of the very few bands that helped me get through that dismal musical wasteland of the eighties. Although the nineties were far less kind to them as their records became less and less essential, the new millennium saw the return of...

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Lou Barlow: Brace The Wave [Album Review]
Sep03

Lou Barlow: Brace The Wave [Album Review]

Lou Barlow Brace The Wave Joyful Noise Recordings [2015] Fire Note Says: Lou gives you plenty of acoustic intensity on his first solo LP in six years. Album Review: Having seen Lou Barlow last month with the very loud Dinosaur Jr., I was ready for some more alt rock from the veteran when I put on his newest solo record Brace The Wave. Instantly after hitting play, I took a step back from my speakers as the acoustic strums kicked off...

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