Album Reviews

Emerald - Voice For The Silent

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Let’s back up a few decades... Dutch EMERALD released “Down Town” which is one of the most high-octane releases of its time. Truly underrated but I get it if everyone doesn’t appreciate Bert Kivits’ very high-pitched and sometimes hysterical vocal style. I love it though.

Written by Erika Wallberg Friday, 30 March 2018 14:52

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Gus G - Fearless

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Come to think of it, when a guitar virtuoso releases a solo album, it mostly appeals to all those guitar addicts who know every scale and every arpeggio and are on the hunt for the next super-duper-complicated riff to melt their fingers on. Being on the other side of the spectrum (and just a humble air-guitarist), I find it difficult to digest such albums which usually fade away after some listening sessions. Having this in mind, one can only appreciate Gus G. for wanting to follow the other direction and create music to rock / headbang without losing that spicy taste of guitar-action for those who want it. This is still work in progress and one can easily track it down by checking how Gus G.’s songwriting has evolved from the days of “I Am The Fire” (I consider “Guitar Master” as a showcase type release). So, “Fearless” is Gus G.’s third solo LP attempt and I think the saying ‘third time’s the charm’ is definitely applicable.

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Tuesday, 20 March 2018 14:52

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Michael Schenker Fest - Resurrection

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Another one of those albums I hardly dare to start listen to; Michael Schenker is one of my all-time guitar heroes as well as teenage idol. And with the awesome shows delivered under the MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST moniker, my anticipation was set extremely high for “Resurrection”.

Written by Erika Wallberg Tuesday, 20 March 2018 14:44

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Marco Mendoza - Viva La Rock

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Marco Mendoza is a familiar name as he has been playing with tons of prominent bands and artists. WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY, Ted Nugent to mention a few, and now he's on the move with the amazing THE DEAD DAISIES. But I have to admit I'm not all that sighted with his solo work. If fact, seeing him in Copenhagen a year ago was my first encounter with that.

Written by Erika Wallberg Tuesday, 20 March 2018 14:32

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