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And here are again in front of a new release, by the way it’s the number 3, by the Norwegian AOR rock diva Isabell Oversveen AKA Issa that this time she has chosen “to go in a different direction” ‘cause ““Can’t Stop” is an album made up cover songs”. No guys, it’s not the usual tribute album were you can find the well know AOR hits but this time Ms.Oversveen has decided to “tackled some little known goodies by the likes of 21 Guns, Tangier, Aviator and Marcy (formerly Marc) Free”. So real memorabilia material, only for the true connoisseur of the genre. Although “these songs are pretty obscure” ““Can’t Stop” seems fresh” and “is further confirmation of this talented ladies appeal”.
Here we have the REVIEW of the self titled debut album by Italian Hard Rockers BLUE DAWN. This effort, for Luisa, wasn’t really convincing because according to the review “all the songs sound quite similar”. About “Deconstructing People”, the only one on which she has expressed as her favorite, she states : “I am sorry to say that only one interesting track does not help to improve the record. Maybe next time a little more variations in the music would help. “Deconstructing People” shows that there are potentialities for a good outcome”. Sorry guys it will be for the next time but the meantime check the link below
It was logical at the end that if I’ve blogged a news this morning about them, the least that I was going to do is publish their REVIEW - so without further ado here we have the self released debut by Aussie hard rockers HEAVEN THE AXE “Sex, Chugs & Rock’n’Roll” that was released in late 2011. If you are still undecided to give a chance to this band, well let me clear your thoughts for you with few words from Tony: “Lead vocalist Phoebe Pinnock has a voice that is brimming with attitude and is a perfect complement to the hard driving music performed by the band – which is balls out, straight-ahead hard rock and roll”. (via Heaven the Axe – “Sex, Chugs & Rock’n’Roll” (2011) « Femme Metal Webzine)
You love hard rock? So I’d invite you to watch the new VIDEOCLIP,just released, by AUSSIE HEAVEN THE AXE called “Enemy”. The clip was financed by the band after they secured approximately $30,000 worth of sponsorship from various community and private organizations. (via Aussie Hard Rockers HEAVEN THE AXE release “Enemy” videoclip « Femme Metal Webzine)
Yesterday I promised to post you something big and here it comes. Our dear live reporter Jesse spent his New Year’s Eve in an unusual way and he has spent his Eve doing a long trip from Canada to the USA, precisely in Maryland to attend this SPECIAL gig of the rockers Halestorm, what is following here is a full-detailed REPORT inclusive of EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS. This live was SPECIAL because “The show was no ordinary concert, but rather a celebration of Halestorm’s past, present and future. The night was divided up into two sections: Light and Acoustic as well as Dark and Electric”. Are you dying to know more details? Well, simply click in the link below (via HALESTORM @ Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 31/12/2012 « Femme Metal Webzine)
Tairrie B Murphy of the Los Angeles based hard rock band MY RUIN featuring husband/guitarist Mick Murphy and bassist Luciano Ferrea has posted the following message on the bands website: ———- Dear Friends,
Today is the one year anniversary of our 7th album ‘A Southern Revelation’ which we released as a FREE (digital only) DOWNLOAD and gift to fans on December 7th, 2011. To celebrate our special day we would like to thank all those who have taken the time to download a copy and donate to our band this past year continuing to keep the spirit of independence alive through our music and art, by releasing this new version of the song ‘Seventh Sacrament’ which was recorded live at the Scala in London, England on our Southern Revelation Tour 2012.
Lacey Sturm’s legacy and a bettersweet album for the fans. In a phrase is this Flyleaf’s new album “New Horizons” out now on A&M Octone. Let’s keep up our hopes for the future. Below the details.
Label : Napalm Records
Review by Tony Cannella
The end of 2011 has seen some of the best releases of the year, in my opinion. There’s Trillium, the new Nightwish and now you can add the 3rd full-length album from the Dutch, alternative/modern metal band Nemesea, titled “The Quiet Resistance” to the list of excellent albums that came out in 2011. According to guitarist HJ via their bio, “there are times when you want to be brutally honest and speak your mind, that’s the quiet resistance within you”. Amen and where do I sign up? Seriously though, that is the lyrical path that “The Quiet Resistance” ventures down and it is a strong subject matter that I think many of us could relate to and agree with – at least that’s my take. Musically, “The Quiet Resistance”, definitely has a modern, melodic hard rock/metal feel with a distinct pop flavor in the songs. At various times other influences creep in such as hip-hop, electronica and industrial, but those influences don’t overwhelm anything. Opening this 14-minute, 55-minute affair is the eerily, spooky intro “The Quiet Resistance”. This leads us into the up tempo electronica of “Caught in the Middle”, vocalist Manda has an excellent voice, especially on the gut wrenching, memorable chorus that this track provides. This song also features the lyric “What’s the point in giving up, when you know you’ll never stop”, just a small dose of the optimism that Nemesea offers. Manda has got such an expressive voice and one that drives home the subject matter in the songs. Next is the first video track “Afterlife”, another song that has an up tempo chorus. “Whenever” changes tempos several times from slow to heavy, and the chorus is rather straight-forward, and once again memorable as the guitarist HJ really comes through with a heavy riff, the keyboard bit near the end also gives it a prog-like feel. “If You Could” is a melancholically, wistful ballad, that features some orchestration. This is one that I can definitely imagine hearing on the radio and is a perfect example of their mainstream potential. “Say” features a record scratcher utilized by many rap bands (what are they called?), but for the most part is definitely Nemesea, this song provides the excellent lyric “Say it like it is, say it like you mean it, words are strong enough to say you care”. Male vocalists are also featured prominently on some songs like on the previous song “Say” (not much, just a bit), but mostly on the next track “It’s Over”, that sees Manda singing a duet and more scratching is included, but this turned out to be my favorite song. Other highlights include: “High Enough”, “I Live” and “Stay With Me”. The instrumental “2012” has an electronic influence and this leads us into the industrialized Rammstein like final track “Allein”, this is different than anything else here, the track is sung in both German and English with a male vocalist handling the German parts and Manda singing the English parts. “Allein” definitely ends “The Quiet Resistance” with authority. “The Quiet Resistance” is a great album and Nemesea is certainly a band to watch out for in the future. This is definitely music that has the ability to reach a mainstream audience, whether it does or doesn’t that is another question, but I will say this – they perform their craft better than a lot of bands that are hugely successful.
Rating - 95/100