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Pick of the month for 6 - 2019
Chaos Magic feat. Caterina Nix-Furyborn
I have revamped the picks section into more of a buyers guide. I figured that I would give a little more exposure to albums that are must haves and are still available as far as I know. If you have questions beyond the descriptions given, email me. Thanks for checking this section out.
I developed a pretty big interest in female fronted metal bands quite few years ago. I always keep my ear out on band's that I feel are of high quality presentation and make sure they get coverage here at the Resource. Chaos Magic was one I was unfamiliar with until this record, but have become a pretty big fan of. Musically I feel the band is somewhere between older Within Temptation and say maybe Kobra and the Lotus. Good heavy stuff with melodic elements throughout. I felt this album has a lot of consistency and the delivery is excellent. I like the fact that Frontiers Records releases stuff like this as it really rounds their roster out. This is a very easy recommend. If you are unfamiliar, check out their videos via Youtube! Also, check out the other great music below!
Grenouer-Ambition 999 ©2019 Sleaszy Rider Records
Another great release from the St. Petersburg, Russia based band. Keep in mind, these guys used to be a more extreme death metal band, but have since embraced a more mainstream friendly modern hard rock sound. The style of this record is consistent with the previous few releases. Good catchy modern hard rock sounds!
Whitesnake-Flesh & Blood ©2019 Frontiers Records
This really is a great album. You get a mix of old classic Whitesnake mixed with the flash of the late 80's version of the band. The music is accessible with some good hit potential in certain markets. I do believe that this one has been selling well and for good reason. Definitely worth your time if you are a fan of traditional hard rock!
Michael Thompson Band-Love & Beyond ©2019 Frontiers Records
Pretty solid melodic rock record from this veteran of the music industry. Decent amounts of melody mixed with some great guitar work make this a very smooth listen. I liked the interludes between songs as well. A nice approach to tie things together. There's a lot to like here.
The End Machine-The End Machine ©2019 Frontiers Records
This band features 3 of the 4 classic Dokken lineup and Robert Mason who also worked with Lynch on Lynch Mob and their self titled album. These 4 guys have great chemistry. Album leans a little more to the Lynch Mob sound but arguments could be made in favor of Dokken as well. Easy recommend!
Crazy Lixx-Forever Wild ©2019 Frontiers Records
Crazy Lixx always releases great melodic hard rock music with some decent energy. The band has fully embraced the sound of the hard rock bands of the 80's and they do it very well. 'Forever Wild' is another great chapter in this sound and the band's career. Traditional hard rock fans who haven't heard this really should!
SAUL-Aeons ©2019 SAUL Music
It's a five track e.p. that shows a lot of promise for this band. The y have been growing a larger audience through XMSirius Octane and there is a buzz out there. The band will appeal to fans of bands like Nothing More and the like. The music is heavy but at times has a really good rich atmosphere to it with some good depth. Good messages as well from these guys!
Sandness-Untamed ©2019 Rockshots Records
This album had a familiar vibe. Not that I had heard these guys before, but they play a style that I have listened to for years dating back to the 80's. The songs are quite catchy as well. It's nice to see bands stilling to embrace the hard rock sounds of the 80's. These guys do it quite well!
Sweet Oblivion feat. Geoff Tate-Sweet Oblivion ©2019 Frontiers Records
Hands down, the best thing Geoff Tate has been involved with since his departure from Queensryche. It isn't necessarily the same, but with his vocal work, you can draw comparisons. Pretty solid listen and Tate sounds really good vocally. He still has a great set of pipes that help make this album memorable!
Phrenia-Perspectives ©2019 Phrenia Music
This is a really smooth modern hard rock album that also incorporates electronic elements. At times it reminds of Linkin Park and at others Nothing More. The band are from Serbia and do vocalize some of the songs in their native tongue. It never takes away from the music as it is just really good. Easy recommend to modern fans!
Previous Picks of the month in 2019
February 2019 ~ Corroded-Bitter
March 2019 ~ Beast in Black-From Hell With Love
April 2019 ~ Devin Townsend-Empath
May 2019 ~ Rammstein-Rammstein