ALBUM REVIEW: Judicator – The Majesty of Decay


When one thinks about the Power Metal genre, several European bands might come to mind. There are the greats like Blind Guardian, Helloween, and Rhapsody of Fire that have carried this grandiose genre for many years. Yet things are beginning to change. A fresh take on speed, symphony, and big vocals is occurring in North America and Judicator is one of the bands making it happen. They have been around for ten years and are getting ready to release their sixth full-length, The Majesty of Decay (Prosthetic Records). Even with a handful of lineup changes over the past decade, the sound that made people’s ears perk is still there. Known for writing about historical events and people, this new release is a concept album that takes on a much darker theme.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Massive Wagons – Triggered!


 

The British rockers Massive Wagons’ sixth record Triggered! (Earache Records) is another dose of their tried and tested, anthemic classic rock. It is still laced with humour, big riffs and abundant hooks but more raucous. Alongside The Darkness and Slade influences of their last record, the top ten House of Noise, are heavier moments, a touch of soft rock and a bit of reggae.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ozzy Osbourne – Patient Number 9


At seventy-three years old, Ozzy Osbourne has virtually nothing left to accomplish and even less to prove. TV personality, singer/songwriter, occasional actor and co-founder of an entire genre of music, if there’s anyone in the world of hard rock and metal who deserves to put their feet up with a pair of comfy slippers and a hot cup of cocoa then it’s the lovable Brummie seemingly incapable of using a television remote control.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – Shake The Roots


 

The American quartet Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown have a new album Shake The Roots, and it is the first on their own record label Rattle Shake Records. Their first independent album, and their fifth one overall, comes two years after Pressure and was recorded at frontman Tyler Bryant’s home studio in Nashville. It is a refreshing exploration of blues and rootsy rock, with plenty of dirty grooves, classic rock riffs and southern twang.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #89: Mötley Crüe’s “Shout At The Devil” and Danny’s Review of The Stadium Tour


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also Vinyl, NHL, and other topics)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins host Nik Cameron to review Mötley Crüe – “Shout At The Devil” get a review of The Stadium Tour with Danny from Torchlight Parade!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #88: Mötley Crüe – “Too Fast For Love”


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also Vinyl, NHL, and other topics)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins host Nik Cameron to begin our series on PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #88: Mötley Crüe – “Too Fast For Love”!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #87: Fireball Ministry – Self-Titled Album and Series Wrap-Up


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also Vinyl, NHL, and other topics)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins host Nik Cameron as we conclude our – Fireball Ministry series!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ed Wynne – Tumbling Through The Floativerse


Ed Wynne is best known as the founder and only consistent member of Ozric Tentacles. An emblematic group within the nineties hippy revival scene who have continued to endure, the Ozrics fuse instrumental prog rock with psychedelic dance music. I discovered them in the early 2000s at a time when I was starting to seek out a more diverse listening experience encompassing more than just the seventies hard rock I had, by then, already grown somewhat tired of, and they served as a bridge into the multifaceted world of electronic music.Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #86: Fireball Ministry “The Second Great Awakening” and “Their Rock Is Not Our Rock”


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also Vinyl, NHL, and other topics)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins host Nik Cameron as they undertake their current series- Fireball Ministry’s glory days in the aughts!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #85: Metallica Vinyl Club 22 – “St. Anger” Live Rarities


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also vinyl)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik as they undertake a surprise chaser episode – our Metallica Vinyl Club subscription release #22, St. Anger era live rarities!

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