The kind folks from Earsplit PR have started sending me artist material, so there will likely be more discussion of their clients on the blog. Based on their impressive list of artists, there will surely be a shift in the positive direction for The Golden Bird. In fact, two artists (Wuthering Heights and Haken) have already been featured here, both receiving high praise. Both are also members of Sensory, and I’m expecting a shipment of material from that particular record label. But there are many Earsplit artists outside of Sensory that have impressed me, and I look forward to hearing more from them.
Again, I’d like to give my thanks to Earsplit for their business. I’m very excited for this opportunity.
Here we are leaving great month behind, but hopefully entering into another one. Despite major roadblocks, including malfunctioning computers and final exams, I’ve been able to keep up with my posting. It has been weaker and with more filler than previous months, but there have still been high quality posts. These highlights will be discussed here, including the following:
- Album of the Month
- Avantasia: The Wicked Trilogy
- Other April releases
- Introducing Haken
- New Page: Artist Guides
- My Personal Favorites of the Month
There have been several albums released this month, but like usual, I avoid the extremely brutal end of things. The ones I did manage to get around to reviewing are spread across a wide spectrum in terms of quality. They include the albums by Avantasia, Jeff Beck, Wuthering Heights, and Ratt. The best of these albums (Album of the Month) is…
Album of the Month: Salt (Wuthering Heights)
It feels great to be back! My computer is fixed enough that I can blog again. However, finals are just around the corner, so I cannot say how much more active the blog will be. Still, it’s nice to have the opportunity.
During my unexpected absence, I had not come across any new releases. But I was killing time at HMV the other day and I came across Dio’s Holy Diver for six dollars. What a steal! Holy Diver is the debut album of metal icon, Ronnie James Dio. It is a wonderful album, but of course I knew that before buying it.