Outlier (2013) Top Seller
Kingdom Comes!!I love this band (Lenny Wolf) and this is the best album that he has put out in my humble opinion. Some slight modern leanings but very melodic and accessible. Almost all tracks are at least great and there are at least some standout tracks such as Rough Ride Rallye.
Simply brilliant album.
Submitted by a reviewer (Norn Iron) 5/16/2013
On the Thirteenth Day (2012)
Magnum OpusMagnum are such an under-rated band. They just get better and better and should be selling cd's by the bucket load.
This album is simply superb, no fillers and it rocks big time. Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin are a partnership made in heaven. Far better than Bon Jovi and Sambora.
Great production and every song (without exception) is a winner.
Long live Magnum!!
Submitted by a reviewer (Norn Iron) 10/30/2012
24 Strings and a Drummer: Live and Acoustic (2012)
Leave Well Alone!!Don't get me wrong.I love Night Ranger. BUT I see absoultely no need for an "Unplugged" album that at best is just plain boring and at best is self-indulgent. The songs on offer here are great in their original form, but PLEASE no more acoustic versions!!
If it ain't broke....
Submitted by a reviewer (Norn Iron) 10/23/2012
Rock 'N Roll Ride (2012)
Blades Cuts It Again !!Another Night Ranger album? Not quite!
The influences are there, but this is a Jack Blades album. More guitar orientated with a slightly modern twist sometimes.
This is a hard rock / rock album that is simply fantastic. Jack has brought the electric guitars more to the forefront and it rocks.
Buy and enjoy!!
Submitted by a reviewer (N Ireland) 3/29/2012
Different Kind of Truth (2012) Top Seller
Long Live EVH!!Guys - This is what we've been waiting for! Diamond Dave and Eddie back, and what a comeback it is. This is classic Van Halen and Eddie shreds,man.
Superb songs and playing (welcome Wolfgang to the fold!!).
Not a bad song and the only reason why I did'nt give it 5 stars is that the production is a bit "muggy" in places.
Other than that - but on sight!!
Submitted by a reviewer (Norn Iron) 2/8/2012
Rhyme & Reason (2011)
No Rhyme or Reason Not To BuyJust played this and it blew me away!!
The combination of Chris Ousey (Heartland) and Mike Slamer at the production helm is a partnership made in heaven. Fantastic vocals and a top notch production makes this THE hard/melodic rock album of the year!!
Buy or Die!!
Submitted by a reviewer (Nawthan Ahland) 11/22/2011
Revolution Day (2011)
Tora Tora - Yawn YawnThis is a major disappointment. Lousy production and just boring boring boring songs. Far too much acoustic.
I only played the 1st half and lost further interest - yawn.
Submitted by a reviewer (Norn Iron) 6/23/2011
(Import) England; Remastered
Satus Quo - Live!!I bought this on LP on the day it was released. This is Status Quo at their absolute best - when they had to actually play their guitars! Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt may not be virtuosos but boy they created a great sound. One of THE best Live albums ever committed to vinyl (and CD!!)
Submitted by a reviewer (Norn Iron) 6/17/2011
Limited Edition; Box Set; Special Edition
Journey Have Arrived!!This is the album that Neal Schon has been wanting to make for about 20 years! Simply superb and worth of 5 stars! Much more guitar orientated and IT ROCKS. The best thing that happened to Journey was that Steve Perry left and Arniel Pineda arrived.
Not a bad track onn this album and difficiult to pick out the best, but songs like "Resonate", "Human Feel" and "Someone" set the standard. The final track "Venus" is an instrumental and Neal Schon shreds!
The best Journey album since "Frontiers".
BUY BUY BUY!!
Submitted by a reviewer (Norn Iron) 6/7/2011
Raised on Radio (1986) Top Seller
Journey AwayJourney for me is one of the top rock/aor bands of all time - except for Raised On Radio. It is wimpy crap.
Where is Neil Schon on this record??
Thank goodness Steve Perry went and Arniel Pineda is now the vocalist.
Submitted by a reviewer (Norn Iron) 6/3/2011
What If... (2010)
With DVD; Digipak
BIG Return!!What a cracking album!
A great return to form and a really great hard rock album. If you liked the 1st few albums, then you will love this. Very melodic, Theonly possible downside is the slightly "muggy" production hence the 4 * instead of 5*
All in all a great album!
Submitted by a reviewer (N Ireland) 3/21/2011
Ab III (2010) Top Seller
Alter Bridge Does It AgainAnyone who has heard any Alter Bridge will agree that they are a superb band.
This album is no exception.They just get better and better - thus the 5* review.This and the new Creed album "Full Circle" are amongst the best releases this year.
Buy or Die!!
Submitted by a reviewer (Lisburn, NI) 11/30/2010
Red Velvet Car (2010)
Lost their "Heart"This is a major major disappointment.
Very little electric and 90% acoustic guitars. Just a dull boring album.
For Heart die hards only.
Submitted by a reviewer (N Ireland) 9/20/2010
Circle (2009) Top Seller
Bon Voyage Bon JoviWhat are you guys doing??
Start writing songs that made you what you are today - a ROCK band!!
90% of these new songs are dull dull and boring!
Ritchie - get that guitar revved up before we forget that you're still there.
Get writing Guitar Orientated Songs!!
Submitted by a reviewer (Norn Iron) 4/27/2010
Circus Bar (2011)
Howe 'bout that?!I'm always a bit sceptical with solo albums,but this album is simply superb. No fillers just thrillers. All great melodic rock songs in the vain of Bad Company. Great guitar work and production. Buy it!!
Submitted by a reviewer (Lisburn,NI) 3/12/2010
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Cartesian Dreams (2009)
Astronomical !!This album is simply superb. Great songs, great vocals, great instrumentation. Melodic and bombasting!
Buy on sight !!
Submitted by a reviewer (N Ireland) 10/22/2009
Wicked Wonderland (2009)
Wicked Lita??Not quite sure what to make of this album. It's bang up to date - what do you expect after 15 years? It's strippped down (How I'd like to see Lita) and quite raw. If you're expecting "Back To The Cave" forget it. Her voice is still spot on and the production pretty good too. I'd like to have heard a bit more variation as a lot of the songs sound VERY similar.
Submitted by a reviewer (N Ireland) 10/22/2009
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Pink Cream 69 are back!!!I always liked these guys. But this album is their "Tour De Force"!!
Not a single bad track and an absolute powerblast of Hard / Melodic Rock.
There is a slight nod to modern rock and this brings the album bang up to date. One of the best albums so far this year.
Buy or Die!!!!
Submitted by a reviewer (Lisburn NI) 5/4/2007