TOOL Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN June 9th, 2017 On June 9th, 2017, my girlfriend and I made the four hour trip back to the Minneapolis and St. Paul area (affectionately dubbed “The Twin Cities”) to attend Tool’s latest visit to The Twin Cities. In 2001, I saw them play in the same building […]Read more "Tool – Xcel Energy Center – 06/09/2017"
MACHINE HEAD Song: The Burning Red Year: 1999 Band origin and formation: 1991-Present, formed in Oakland, California Latest Release: Bloodstones & Diamonds (2014) I was luckily exposed to Machine Head early and was quickly a fan. Picking up an issue of Metal Maniacs in 1994, there was a new band from Oakland California that was […]Read more "Machine Head’s “The Burning Red” and much more"
Hans Zimmer Feature Version 2.0 Concert Review Hans Zimmer || 06 May 2016 || Theatre Antique d’Orange Orange, France First Half Medley: Driving Miss Daisy**,, “Discombobulate” (from Sherlock Holmes**), “Rescue Me” (from Madagascar 2) Gladiator** Medley: “The Wheat”, “The Battle”, “Elysium”, “Now We Are Free” “Thunderbird” from Thelma & Louise** “Rain Man” (from Rain Man**) […]Read more "Hans Zimmer at Orange’s Roman Theatre"
Sully Erna’s powerful sophomore album, Hometown Life Sully Erna, also of Godsmack, proudly expressed his love for many types of music when he released his debut solo album, Avalon in 2010. Songs ranging from world music with tribal beats using bongos and djembes to piano and guitar ballads. Erna, who is very multi-instrumental, took on […]Read more "Sully Erna’s Hometown Life"
KIDNEYTHIEVES The Mend Red Sleeve Music Released: September 13th, 2016 A little background first I happily stumbled upon Kidneythieves around 2002 when “ZeroSpace” ended up in my years. I don’t remember the source that it came from (example: radio, running through “related artists” song samples, etc), but it instantly grabbed my ear and demanded […]Read more "Album Review: Kidneythieves: The Mend"
On April 8th, 2016, Deftones‘ unleashed their 8th studio album since forming in (1988) titled Gore. The pre-released track “Prayers/Triangles” opens up the album. Stephen Carpenter‘s signature melodic, delayed sound opens it up. As it sways from soft to brutal, it strongly reminds me of the arguably experimental White Pony (2000). ”Acid Hologram” is not […]Read more "Deftones – Gore"
Holoscenic (2015) Conjure One – Holoscenic Rhys Fulber drifted from industrial-electronic Front Line Assembly to forge his way into his own solo work under Conjure One. Since his self titled debut in 2002, Fulber has carved an interestingly signature on his music by integrating his talent for sonic atmospheres greatly displayed in Front Line Assembly […]Read more "Conjure One releases Holoscenic"
Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings Montage Of Heck is, quite obviously, more suitable for the devoted and hardcore Nirvana fans that still crave more after Kurt Cobain’s untimely death in 1994. I don’t think I could be un-biased in this review even if I forced my past to disappear, which is (so […]Read more "Kurt Cobain – Montage of Heck"
New Order – Music Complete (Released September 25th, 2015) I owe it to this review to separate one relative fact immediately. This album not including iconic bassist, Peter Hook, is taken from an objective standpoint. Hook’s bass style is unique, highly respected, and let’s just say you can tell a difference in this album. However, […]Read more "New Order – Music Complete (2015)"
Artist: Echoes of Creation Album: Evolve Release: July 27th, 2013 Echoes of Creation: Seth Herron – Vocals Jacob Burton – Guitars Chris Daugherty – Guitars Devin Humphries – Guitars Tim McPherson – Bass Austin Cooley – Drums Echoes of Creation arises from Jasper, Alabama. To my knowledge, many may not think of Alabama as a […]Read more "Echoes of Creation – Evolve (2013)"