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Queensrÿche – Dedicated to Chaos: Review

June 20, 2011 12 comments

Dedicated to Chaos is the upcoming release by the iconic progressive metal Queensrÿche. This is to be done through Roadrunner Records on June 28. Sad to say, the apple has fallen quite a ways from the tree; it’s not even metal! But that is not the issue here. Perhaps, I should reword my earlier statement… it’s not even good!

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Black Label Society – Order of the Black: Review

August 16, 2010 2 comments

Black Label Society’s latest album was released on August 12, and is entitled Order of the Black. No doubt, it will be a welcome release for fans of the band. For those who do not know, BLS is fronted by former Ozzy guitarist, Zakk Wylde. With this effort, he has demonstrated his musical independence, surpassing Ozzy’s latest creation (Scream) in every way, although that is not a bold statement.  

  

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The Chris Broderick Story

July 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Chris Broderick recently had an interview with Guitar World. For those who don’t know, Broderick is the current guitarist for Megadeth, and he sure is a piece of talent. He describes his guitar-history, his current mindset behind the instrument, and his dreams of the future. For those of you who won’t watch this, he basically says love music and play smart. And for those who will, here it is:

Ratt – Infestation: Review

April 28, 2010 Leave a comment

On April 20, the latest album by the glam metal band Ratt was released. The album is entitled Infestation, and it is the first Ratt album released in over a decade. Though the past few of the band’s albums have been met with negative criticism, this one certainly won’t be. It is not a spectacular release, but it is a strong way to return to the music scene.

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The Mirror [Did You Know?]

April 25, 2010 Leave a comment

So I was listening to Dream Theater’s “The Mirror” from the album Awake. Did you know that the first minute or so has guitarist John Petrucci playing the same note and the same progression over and over again? One whole minute straight! Don’t feel bad if you didn’t, most people probably need that pointed out for them. But that’s progressive for you; thinking man’s music. It’s quite neat, check it out:

Meat Loaf – Hang Cool Teddy Bear: Review

April 19, 2010 Leave a comment

On May 11, the rock star, Meat Loaf, is to release his upcoming album, Hang Cool Teddy Bear. It is the eleventh studio album for the artist (the first being released in 1971). And though the man is in his sixties, the album rages with youthful attitude. However, it feels more immature and annoying than identifiably youthful. Perhaps, this is the intent, but it does not work for me.

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The Unofficial Guide to Megadeth

April 18, 2010 2 comments

For about five years now, I have a been an avid Megadeth fan. By far, they are my favorite thrash band. I’ve seen them twice live (though I unfortunately missed the Rust in Peace show), and million times more on DVDs or youtube. On a personal level, they are the most influential band to my guitar playing and writing. Many of my favorite riffs were, in fact, created by frontman Dave Mustaine. And though he is the centerpiece of the band, more often than not, Megadeth is extremely capable on all fronts.

Megadeth (Current Lineup)

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