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TageRyche



Joined: 25 May 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2008reviews/raisingsand.htm]Robert Plant / Alison Krauss - Raising Sand[/url]
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TageRyche



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been gone for a while, computer issues.

Here's some of the reviews I've done since my last post.

[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2008reviews/takecover.htm]Queensryche - Take Cover[/url]
[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2008reviews/preludes.htm]Warren Zevon - Preludes[/url]
[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2008reviews/loveontheinside.htm]Sugarla nd - Love On The Inside[/url]
[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2008reviews/theawakening.htm]Melissa Etheridge - The Awakening[/url]
[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2008reviews/jointheparade.htm]Marc Cohn - Join The Parade[/url]
[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2008reviews/deathmagnetic.htm]Metallica - Death Magnetic[/url]
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TageRyche



Joined: 25 May 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2008reviews/vanity.htm]American Angel - Vanity[/url]

[url=http://www.rockislife.com/soundoff/bestof2008Jay.htm]MY BEST OF 2008 LIST[/url]
SONIC X
Thirteen
Chavis Records 2007

" The 2nd album from Sonic X comes off as a solid if relatively standard collection of tracks that range from the basic hard rock format to the more metallic sounding material like “Disgrace”. That song features a killer guitar solo. The ballad “Breathe” avoids the path to sappy by adding just the right touch of crunch. The other two tracks that stood out best to me were “Carried Away” and the rocker “My Condition”.

I haven’t been able to put my finger on exactly who Adam Troy reminds me of as a vocalist, but there is a familiarity to his voice for some reason. I was a little disappointed when doing some research online for this disc to find rather important things missing from my review copy. The first thing is that the title of the disc appears nowhere on it. Also, the track listing online says there is supposed to be 16 tracks to the CD. Sadly, the disc I have has only 13. The phrase “the devil is in the details” is perhaps something that needs to be reinforced to whoever is responsible for that particular aspect.

In all, while I’m not going to run off and become a fanatical worshipper of the band, I did enjoy a majority of the band’s songs on Thirteen and will be interested in hearing more as time goes by."

3 out of 5
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TageRyche



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ACTION
S/T
Frontiers Records 2007


"When I first listened to the CD I thought the first five tracks were awful. In going back to listen again to the album, I found my opinion changed. I still think the first five songs are weaker than the last 6 tracks but the lead track “Without Your Love” is actually quite a decent rocker. The 80’s rock vibe is present throughout the disc and I loved the guitar work on “Don’t Leave Me Lonely”.

The material consists of mostly up tempo rocker tracks and for me the songs “Loveless” and “Cinderella” are the standout cuts. If you grew up in the 1980’s, when you hear this album, I think you will find yourself transported back to that musical era and find that Action is definitely where it’s at!"

3 1/2 out of 5


GARY HUGHES
Veritas
Frontiers Records 2007

"I find it fascinating that an album showcasing the vocal prowess of Gary Hughes would also shine an equal light on rather outstanding guitar work. There are at least 6 songs that feature guitar riffs that simply shred. The title track features a strong musical intro with a high octane tempo. The smooth and dare I say velvety tones of Gary Hughes are in full bloom here and throughout the songs on the disc.

Veritas features a couple of power ballads and “Wide Awake In Dreamland” is pretty good at that. I loved the track “The Emerald Sea”; it’s probably the best song on the album. Other standouts included “Strange” and “All I Want Is You”. My main problem with the disc is “Synchronicity”. It has a 90 second opening that is among the most irritating things that I’ve ever heard in my life.

Worse yet is that it repeats in the background throughout the entire song. I darn near wanted to rip the CD out of my player and break it after listening to the 8 plus minute cut. You get a great melodic rock album featuring one of the best voices of the genre. You won’t be disappointed overall and you’ll find yourself with a touch of musical greatness."

3 out of 5
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TageRyche



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2009reviews/lettherebeblood.htm]Exodus - Let There Be Blood[/url]

[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2009reviews/thispresentwasteland.htm]Me tal Church - This Present Wasteland[/url]
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Jorge Castillo



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI!

i have tried several times to follow those last links but it seems to be impossible, even different times of the day.

any idea? another link? Smile
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TageRyche



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I checked the links myself and they work fine. I don't know what to tell you.

Try going to http://www.rockislife.com and looking them up through the main site.
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TageRyche



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2009reviews/areyoureadytorock.htm]Eclip se - Are You Ready To Rock[/url]

GODHEAD
At the Edge of the World
Driven Music Group 2008

"I’m hoping that it is not a case of me getting too old to rock and roll, but considering I believe the combined deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan and Batman couldn’t fathom what the hell is going on with this album, I’m on safe ground.

To be honest there are a couple of decent rockers on the disc, but overall this just sounds like a collection of noise that someone slapped onto a blank CD and called it marketable. If you consider how much I enjoyed the band’s previous release, you’ll understand how I can say that the track on this CD “The Origin of Suffering” sums up what it was like to listen to this even once."


1 out of 5
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TageRyche



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2009reviews/thedevilyouknow.htm]Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know[/url]

[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2009reviews/cliftonhill.htm]Honeymoon Suite - Clifton Hill[/url]

[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2009reviews/bang.htm]Thunder - Bang![/url]

[url=http://www.rockislife.com/2009reviews/cometomykingdom2.htm]House of Lords - Come To My Kingdom[/url]
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