We’ll take “Bands That Really BROUGHT IT in 2023” for $2000, Alex! Whoa. Just, whoa. Can that be our review? Solace, the latest from Chicago’s REZN is a transformative listening experience. It’s an album that can easily be enjoyed in parts but, in reality, is best enjoyed as a whole. That said, when you do choose to dive fully into Solace, and you definitely will choose to do so, make sure you set aside some tiiiime to enjoy it all at once.[Read more…]
Where have you been all our lives, The Freqs??? On the surface, checking out Poachers from The Freq’s and you can see where comparisons to early Royal Blood (2014’s self-titled in particular) or Queens Of The Stone Age and their Lullabies To Paralyze daze might come in but when you really dive in to their latest release you’ll come to find that there’s so much more to this eclectic and electric Salem, MA-based trio.[Read more…]
I’ll admit it: I’ve never been a Black Label Society fan. That said, I like Zakk Wylde’s work with Ozzy Osbourne, loved his Pride & Glory project which eventually morphed into BLS, and his work as Zakk Sabbath has blown me away every time I get a chance to listen or witness in person. [Read more…]
IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!
Pepper Keenan, Mike Dean, Woody Weatherman, and Reed Mullin. The “classic” Corrosion Of Conformity line up is back with their first album of new material as a quartet in almost 13 years and it’s as if they never left. It’d be unfair to compare any of No Cross No Crown to anything that’s come before because, not only does the album immediately stand on its’ own within the storied discography of COC but it’s inevitably going to sound like bits from your favorite Deliverance, Wiseblood, etc. tracks because of the shared musical DNA. Also, this foursome is just really, really good at what they do. [Read more…]