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UFO – Regenerator

While many people associate UFO with Michael Schenker, the often overlooked period with Paul 'Tonka' Chapman saw their greatest commercial success. This recording shows just why; it shows the Phil Mogg/Paul Chapman/Pete Way/Andy Parker/Neil Carter line-up at it's peak. Read More »

Whitesnake – Live… In The Heart Of The City

I’ve previously stated that I love live CD’s. Whitesnake Live… In The Heart Of The City is no exception. In fact, this is one of my all-time favorite live CD’s. No, scratch that. It is one of my top 10 or so favorite CD’s, period. After all I went through to get it, you’d think the experience has been dulled. ... Read More »

Vanderhoof-Blur in Time

You have a second tier metal band that is in total chaos thanks to an unstable lead singer. So what do you do? Read More »

Rhapsody – Power of the Dragonflame

“Power of the Dragonflame” is the fourth full-length album by this Italian outfit. Whether or not you might like this album depends on how you would react to a band that I’d describe as sounding something like a cross between Yngwie Malmsteen and the operatic bits of Queen. Describing themselves as “Symphonic Epic Hollywood Metal”, Rhapsody play what I would ... Read More »

Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One – Space Metal

Star One is a new project by the Holland’s Arjen Lucassen, the man behind Ayreon. Like Ayreon, the album features several vocalists, Russell Allen from Symphony X, Damian Wilson from Threshold, Floor Jansen from After Forever, and Dan Swanö. No big name guests like Fish or Bruce Dickenson this time, though. This album sees Arjen steering more towards melodic metal ... Read More »

Rush – Vapor Trails

I’ve been a fan of Rush since the beginning of the 80s. One of the great bands of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Rush had been on hold for several years while drummer and lyricist Neil Peart recovered from being devastated by the deaths of both his wife and his daughter within a few months of each other. While bandmates ... Read More »