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Pick of the month for 11 - 2019
The Dark Element - Songs the Night Sings
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.
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I was hoping that we would see a sophomore release from The Dark Element. The debut was great and I am a big fan of both Jani Liimatainen and Anette Olzon. This album is a continuation in style of the debut album and also evolves a bit as well. The sound is heavy with rich tones. I feel this band is a perfect fit for Ozlon and her talents. The chemistry in the band is great. Overall, this is a very good release. There are some videos to sample on YouTube if you aren't familiar, but take our advice and check this band out. Top notch music and album once again! Don't miss this one! Also, check out the other great music below!
Eclipse-Paradigm   ©2019 Frontiers Records
GAnother top notch album from this great melodic hard rock act. It's along the lines of other Eclipse music that you have heard. The songs once again are memorable and the album is very consistent. This is the case with these guys as I feel they have become one of the leaders of today's melodic hard rock movement! Essential!
For Fans of:  Hard Rock Website: Eclipse Official Website
Block Buster-Losing Gravity   ©2019 Frontiers Records 
I really dig this band's sound. They have a bit of a modern sound, but also a retro feel in the structure of each song going back to the 70's and 80's. A really cool groove throughout each track. It's great that Frontiers keeps getting these bands that are somewhat unknown in our parts of the world. This band is a lot of fun to listen to! 
For Fans of:  Hard Rock   Website: Block Buster Official Website
Vitne-Aria   ©2019 Vitne Music
Pretty unique sounding record here as I mentioned in my review. This is an album you want to stick with and take time to digest. There is a lot going on and it can be quite the musical journey. The artist is from Norway and has the goods to go to the next level. Just need people to check them out and spread the word!
For Fans of:  Rock  Website: Vitne Official Website
Edge of Paradise-Universe   ©2019 Frontiers Records
Good female fronted band that has a bit more modern sound. You could describe it as a mix of a little traditional with symphonic and industrial elements. Very unique vocals separate this band from other bands in the same genre. Some decent flash here and there as well. Pretty good stuff!
For Fans of: Female Fronted Metal   Website:  Edge of Paradise Official Website
Takida-Sju  ©2019 Takida/Universal Music
Absolutely love this band. Had to track this one down as an import, but it was well worth it. Songs are fairly melodic and catchy. This band isn't as well known in the States, but draws very big audiences in Europe. Music has an edge but is very accessible to many audiences. Very memorable modern rock album!
For Fans of: Modern Hard Rock  Website:  Takida Official Website
Pretty Maids-Undress Your Madness   ©2019 Frontiers Records 
The consistency this band has displayed through the years is amazing. You can pretty much take it to the bank that any new release by the Maids is going to be of the highest quality. This latest is no exception. Good heavier stuff and also melodic tracks as well. The recipe has been working for decades. Great record!
For Fans of: Heavy Metal    Website:  Pretty Maids Official Website
Phil Lanzon-48 Seconds   ©2019 Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK 
Uriah Heep keyboardist {hil Lanzon's new solo album that has really cool themes and atmosphere. This one never gets real heavy, instead going for a more visual approach with good storytelling. A very smooth album that offers quite a few varieties in terms of style. Found this one to be quite enjoyable and relaxing. 
For Fans of: Rock  Website: Phil Lanzon Official Website
CoreLeoni-II  ©2019 AFM Records
The chemistry with Ronnie Romero is really good. This album reminded me a ton of the earlier Gotthard records. Romero can really pull of Steve Lee's vocal style well. This is a very easy recommend for fans of Gotthard especially since it features Gotthard members Leo Leoni and Hena Habegger. Good catchy heavy rock record!
For Fans of: Hard Rock  Website: CoreLeoni Official Website 
Crashdïet-Rust  ©2019 Frontiers Records
This is a burner of an album. Crashdïet leans to the heavier side of hard rock. Great riffing, choruses, etc. The band is represented well by video with this album on YouTube. If you haven't taken the time to check them out, you really should. Especially those that miss the music that dominated the late 80's scene. Solid record! 
For Fans of: Hard Rock Website Crashdïet Official Website
November 2019 Edition
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
June 2019 ~ Chaos Magic feat. Caterina Nix-Furyborn
July 2019 ~ Death Angel-Humanicide
August 2019 ~ Spread Eagle-Subway To The Stars
September 2019 ~ The Defiants-Zukoshu
October 2019 ~ Tarja-In the Raw
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