Category Archives: classic rock

Scene and Heard – CCLVIII : Stand Up –  Ravenscroft (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ravenscroft continue with their mission to keep rock music, especially that infused by its classic halcyon past, relevant to modern audiences. Not always an easy thing to do with the fickle finger of fashion constantly causing scenes to evolve and … Continue reading

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The Chase –  Ravenscroft (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Trying to be cutting edge musically is a fine thing to aim for but neither is there anything wrong with sticking to comfort zones, both are necessary elements to the music scene as a whole. The reality though is that … Continue reading

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Scandic Tribe  –  Light at The End (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst the opening spoken word introduction which leads us into Scandic Tribe’s debut album keeps you guessing where this is all leading, it is a question which is quickly resolved as Dusty Sunrise kicks in with its classic rock hallmarks. … Continue reading

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Hostile  –  Lou Patty (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Rock music has a tough time in the modern age. Gone are the days when it was enough to kick out a heavy blues, three chord jam, the modern audience wants more musical bang for its buck. So whilst some … Continue reading

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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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