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Album Reviews

Album review: CD REVIEW: THE ESCAPE – The Mark We Leave Behind

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Label: Independent Release Date: July 28, 2015 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Mike Hubbard ‘The Mark We Leave Behind’ is the forthcoming EP from Philadelphia’s The Escape, a four piece rock/puck band formed in 2010.  The EP is scheduled to drop on July 28, and is their first release since 2013’s ‘New Direction’ LP.  Reminiscent of punk heavyweights […] [read on]

Album review: CD REVIEW: OWL – Things You Can’t See

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Label: Pavement Entertainment Release Date: July 28, 2015 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Being familiar with the works of bassist Chris Wyse helps you appreciate an Owl release, but nothing could prepare me for the latest disc hatched – Things You Can’t See.  Title track “Things You Can’t See” start this collection and […] [read on]

Album review: CD REVIEW: DIVIDES – Brokentooth

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Label: Independent Release Date: August 11, 2015 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Mike Hubbard Brokentooth is the debut full length release from Portland, OR based quintet DIVIDES.  Originally hailing from Anchorage, AK, DIVIDES made the move to Portland in an attempt to gain increased exposure and expand their horizons.  Brokentooth, which is scheduled to drop on August 11, […] [read on]

Album review: CD REVIEW: XANDRIA – Fire & Ashes

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: July 31, 2015 Rating: 9.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I really dig symphonic metal.  I love when it is done right – the tempo and feel of the tracks always seem to get me amped up.  “Voyage Of The Fallen” kicks the latest from Xandria off, and this is […] [read on]

Album review: CD REVIEW: BETH HART – Better Than Home

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Label: Mascot Label Group Release Date: April 14, 2015, 2015 Rating: 10/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I have enjoyed Beth Hart’s music from the moment I first heard her, prompting me to run out and purchase the discs she had available at the time.  After shifting gears, her music has taken on a bit […] [read on]

Album review: CD REVIEW: FINGER ELEVEN – Five Crooked Lines

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Label: The Bicycle Music Company / Concord Release Date: July 31, 2015 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I never knew much about Finger Eleven, but did enjoy a couple of their past hits.  Listening through the latest release from the band, I realize I need to go check out their back catalog.  “Gods Of Speed” […] [read on]

Album review: CD REVIEW: SAINT ASONIA – Saint Asonia

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Label: RCA Records Release Date: July 31, 2015 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur It’s very cool and exciting when a new band drops a debut release.  When that new band has sold millions of albums collectively, it can get interesting discovering what musical sounds are carryovers from the members collective previous efforts.  “Better […] [read on]