I was really excited to review Throw the Fight’s Paper Wings. I had heard really good things about this band and I have to say I wasn’t at all disappointed. The track is fast paced with a driving
Tag: Hard Rock
Villins – Crime
I’m not even sure where to start on this one. I had so much fun listening to this track. It’s got a great overall vibe that I find myself head bobbing to as an automatic response. Per Spotify
As Strange As Angels – Curse
OH holy hell, this is my jam yo! I’ll admit it, this song is right up my ally. This is a guitar style, drum line and vocal track that I typically really like. This song is certainly as stand
Anthony Stewart Head – Behind Blue Eyes
If youre expecting a note by note cover of The Who’s song you may be disappointing. This is a cover that was inspired by the original and it’s beautiful. Head’s vocals treat these lyrics like they are his life’s story. To me that is what makes this cover as perfect as it is. I’ve heard plenty of covers that were good, but the artists didn’t really make it their own. Anthony didn’t have that problem at all. I am in love with his added runs and drops. The emotion that he sings with is almost more than I can take. He has a great range and with the piano accompaniment this song has such a powerful punch that you have to listen to it to really understand what’s happening.
OK, so I totally expected this to be like the cover he did on Buffy. I was happily surprised by the modifications to the original arrangement. Singing it with a single piano was nothing short of brilliant. I need to get a copy of this song to put on my phone so I can take it with me and share it with the world. Scoff if you want but prior to this my favorite cover of this song was done by Limp Bizkit. In that case I really felt Durst was able to really dig and emotionally connect with the song, turning out a superior song. I have to say that Anthony Stewart Head’s interpretation of the song was a beautiful surprise, taking the song in directions I’d never thought of.
Anthony Stewart Head was born on February 20, 1954 in Camden Town, north London, England. Anthony is an English actor and musician. Having already had a successful career, with regular TV appearances and stage roles, including leads at the Royal National Theatre, he became “a household face” in the UK following his role in the, now classic, commercials for Nescafé Gold Blend (Taster’s Choice in the U.S.). He is internationally known for his roles as Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Uther Pendragon in Merlin, and for his role as Geoffrey Howe in the Oscar award winning film, The Iron Lady. He has also been attached to a number of other successful TV series: Little Britain, Dr. Who and Manchild. He was most recently seen in Stephen Poliakoff’s,
War Within – Look Away
I loved this song more than enough to check out some of their other tunes. Their guitarist gives me goose bumps listening to his riffs. I think this would work for any song that has a solid guitar line, a groovy dark vibe or a deep drum track. I’m sick with a head cold today so I’m having a hell of at time thinking of songs or artist to pair it up with. Maybe you guys can provide some suggestions in the comments section below.
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War Within was formed in 2011 by Drummer Louis Schiavone and Guitarist Jeff Baldonado both Formally
Jukebox Monkey – Dead Wait
JukeBox Monkey is going on my server and my phone. There was so much that I liked about this track it’s hard to put into words. I could queue this up with some Tool or Theory of a Deadman and it would work so well with either. It has an odd floaty sense that I love in music. It makes me want to do nothing more than sit and sway while listening. Make sure you check this one out or your going to be sorry!
Jukebox Monkey – a four-piece southern stoner rock juggernaut formed in 2010 from the deep dark inbred forests of Kent, UK – return with their latest slice of riff-dom, Vs Time.
Defined by their monolithic groove-stomping stoner rock, their sound steals shamelessly from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC alongside modern head-butts to Down, Clutch and Kyuss.
Vs Time, out on Jan 12th 2015, is 5 fat slabs of heavy pounding sonic assault that will take you on a bass-bruising progressive journey which you’ll not want to end.
The monkey is loose, on the road in 2015 and it’s after your throat. If you see it, don’t feed it.
The Band is:
Chris D- Vocals and guitar
Pete – Drums
Chris H- Guitar
Niki J – Bass
Where You Can Get It:
DIAMANTE – Bite Your Kiss (Explicit)
I got all giddy when the song started. I’m always looking for new uptempo rocking ass songs to throw on my own playlist. I would pair this up with some Halestorm because I think that Diamante’s voice would be a perfect companion to Lzzy Hales. I would also throw some Stitched Up Heart to that list as well. I can see me putting this on my server and on my phone. I gotta check out more of this girls music!
Who They Are:
Teen Rocker DIAMANTE kicks off 2014 with back to back singles on the January Billboard Hot Singles Sales Charts, wi
th “SAVAGE” at #5 and “BURNS” at #6, peaking to #3 in May with the newest hit release “BITE
RavenCroft – Greed
So what I’m saying to you is if you have a love for 80’s rock then you have to give this track a listen. As far as the retro 80’s style bands this is one of the best. They managed to take the best of the 80’s and make them all shiny and new with some modern techniques. So nothing here sounds stale or like you’ve heard the song before. That always bums me out.
Who They Are:
Ravencroft is a powerhouse rock-and-roll band whose music is marked by powerful and soulful lead vocals backed by hard-driving guitar sounds and a tight flashy rhythm section . Ravencroft music reminds you of all the great rock bands, yet sounds like none other! If you like Rock n’ Roll, you’ll love Ravencroft ! They are currently recording their 3 CD.
The Band is:
David Roberts-Lead Vocals
Larry Ellington-Lead Guitar/Vocals
Where You Can Get It: