Category Archives: classic rock

Trump : The Bad Boy – One Man Rock Band (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I guess it is only fair that after a couple of reviews of songs and videos who have been, let’s say,  less than supportive of the controversial US Commander-in-Chief, I should include one from an artist who is totally in … Continue reading

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Tales From The Bermuda –  Buried In Smoke  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As opening salvo Satisfy starts chugging from the speakers, a vocal onslaught leaves you in no doubt as to exactly what Buried in Smoke’s mission is, they pretty much lay it out before you even place one foot in their musical … Continue reading

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Occultation – Dark Moon Lilith (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the band, album name and artwork seem to suggest something aimed at the black clad, wannabe pagans who still have visions of relocating to Sunnydale and hanging around with Buffy and the gang, I am most happy to report … Continue reading

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Flames and Games – Prym (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Making music is often a case of taking the references and influences from the past and moulding them into a new music sonic experience for a whole new generation. The familiarity of the old and the freshness of the present … Continue reading

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Ethics for Enemies – Fennr Lane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Fennr Lane has always been about getting the point musically speaking, simple classic rock lines built around a slow and relentless drive rather than any quick pay off or gimmickry. Here they distil that rock and roll essence down ever … Continue reading

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In Deep – Smoking Martha (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

When the What’s Her Name? single landed before my reviewing pen a few months ago it seemed to have arrived at the perfect time. It gave me the perfect opportunity to rally against the conformity and unadventurous nature of the … Continue reading

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Artist Profile – Illacrimo

Illacrimo are the perfect band for the post-genre world, wandering effortlessly as they do between musical styles. Whilst they have one foot firmly planted in a slick alternative rock vibe it is what they gather around that which sets them … Continue reading

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Early Demos and Unfinished Nonsense – Skeleton Dance (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Good music paints pictures with sound. Great music conjures scenes from imaginary stories. Then there is music such as is found in this collection of songs that seems to spring to life like a soundtrack to a movie yet to … Continue reading

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What You Deserve – Anonymous (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Classic rock, hard rock, rock…call it what you will but we can all agree that we are in familiar territory here. Not that it is a problem, not everything is about kicking down the barriers and exploring new pastures, some of … Continue reading

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Crawling – Fennr Lane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In some ways Fennr Lane has restored my faith in rock music. Having been bombarded with metal so extreme that it sounds like the sounds like the heavy industry sector of the seventh circle of hell and would-be rock more … Continue reading

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