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Blu-ray Review: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert

Enjoy 53 live performances from four Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies from 2014 to 2017 (the 29th to 32nd) in this highly recommended (3.5 stars out of 4) Blu-ray version packed with 674 minutes of great material.

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Music Review: War Gods of the Deep – ‘Robots, Rockets & Rampage’ EP Punches Out Potent Metal

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'Robots, Rockets & Rampage' is taut, powerful metal, full of tone of sepulchral gravity and superior harmonic concatenations. It exudes raw, palpable, prodigious energy and monumental rhythmic punch. War Gods of the Deep knows how to turn up the heat.

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Music Review: Henry Metal – ‘War in Heaven’ Offers Pulsating Metal, Stellar Riffs

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'War in Heaven' is a heavy-duty album, especially for fans of metal. Original melodies, pulsing with energy and vibrating rhythms, are anything but derivative. Henry Metal’s voice retains a presumptuous vitality that works well, and his talent on the axe is superb – great shredding and ascendant riffs.

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Music Review: Fox Medicine – ‘Greetings From Mars’ Pumps Out Muscular Post Punk/Art Metal

The tones of dark gravity on 'Greetings From Mars' completely bypass the normal auditory apparatus. You listen but you also experience the music on a primal and visceral level, like a punch in the solar plexus. This is pure, dominant noise rock, consuming, taut with foreboding, and engaging.

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Music Review: Demir Demirkan – ‘Awakening’ EP (War III) Encompasses Power and Elegance

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'Awakening' delivers wildly muscular music with subtle, effective elegance rarely associated with metal. The result is contagious, textured melodies and weighty rhythmic components buffed to a sophisticated polish. In short, 'Awakening' is skillfully wrought music.

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Charlie Doherty’s Favorite Songs and Albums of 2017

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Veterans such as Neil Young, Ryan Adams, blues great Joe Bonamassa, Bjork, The War On Drugs, St. Vincent, The National, Spoon, and Living Colour made stellar releases. Favorite new artist: Jay Som.

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Music Review: Elder – ‘Reflections of a Floating World’

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'Reflections of a Floating World' shifts from Isis-esque sludge to headbang-worthy, arena-ready guitar solos reminiscent of Rainbow—often within the same song. But for all of its chameleonic transmutation, it never sounds unfocused.

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