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Music Reviews: Andi Deris and the Bad Bankers, Factor Hate, Monte Pittman, and Pavic

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Here we have a clutch of releases this week that might interest you.

Andi Deris and the Bad Bankers has something called Million Dollar Haircuts on Ten Cent Heads on offer. This is a mixed bag of a release, with some tracks that almost seem as they are mocking modern metal. Deris (of Helloween fame) is having a laugh and a good time, that much is clear. The tracks are a bit hit or miss it has to be said, but it is always interesting to see a lead singer let his hair down and have some cheeky fun. The last track, “I Sing Myself Away,” rather sums the release up.

Factor Hate have released a great little EP called The Watcher, which is worth it for the title track alone. Take a suitable mix of trad metal and a touch of Kiss, and you have got this bunch. Nothing exactly groundbreaking, but a fun little EP in any case. Just what fans want in order to set up for their debut full release. It might even win a few new converts, too. This is a band to watch, that is for sure.

albums-powerofthree2Monte Pittman has released a collection of tracks called The Power of Three. Then again, that is no shock as Pittman is a journeyman muso who will play with anyone, on any record, with aplomb . He has no such qualms about playing with the likes of Madonna as his main gig. Of course, to counter that he is also in Prong. This is one of those albums where hard rock and metal meet in perfect harmony. A sleeper hit that should not be so sleeper at all.

Pavic offers up the album Is War the Answer? and it is quite the sleeper of a release. While not exactly a release that jumps out and grabs you, it is quite endearing and enjoyable. They make quite a good go of a cover of Duran Duran’s “Notorious” that has enough difference to make it worth the listen. The rest of the tracks have a hint of Anthrax with John Bush, which is certainly not a bad thing at all.

As always, stay safe and rocking out there.

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  • THE WATCHER

    Thks for the review and glad you liked what we’ve done for the first shot.
    An album is under preparation where you will have more material to hear
    We’ll keep you informed
    Cheers from France to you and to all the followers of Blogcritics !!

    TITI “THE WATCHER” from FACTOR HATE

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