Read on to find out why I feel "Beyond the Fallen Sky" is an album that surges with fun retro energy as it roams through a wide swathe of stylistic territory.
Helloween's 2021 studio album is the first to feature the band's all-star "Pumpkins United" lineup, including Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen.
Read on to find out why I enjoy the interwoven synth parts, contrasting emotions and sounds and shadowed moments on "Requiem Aeternam."
Read on to find out why I feel that "Invasion" is a tribute to all of the richness and complexity of synth-based music, along with a liberal dose of fun!
Read on to find out why I enjoy how Astoria Legend is bursting with glowing light, aching with nostalgia and full of emotional expression.
Read on to find out why I enjoy the mixture of surging energy, the rocking sensibility and eclecticism in the usage of synths on "Kitty Hate Machine."
Read on to find out why I enjoy the way "Boardwalk Arcadia" is drenched in mingled melancholy and hope.
Read on to find out why I feel "FALL OV MEN is a powerful maelstrom of battering drums, writhing synths with an atmosphere swollen with fear.
Read on to find out why I feel that Krusciovke Starship's self-titled album is melancholy, delicately glowing and touched with lost voices from a vanished era that echo out into the emptiness of space.
Read on to find out why I think "Disco Aggro Sessions" is an aggressive, entertaining and musically rich album.
Read on to find out why I enjoy the musical contrasts, dark New Wave synthpop sounds and expressive vocal performances on "Wild Imaginings."
Read on to learn about "Summers in Anniston" and find out why I enjoy this album's drifting magenta clouds, jazzy riffs and a sensation of enfolding warmth.
Read on to find out why I enjoyed Flamingo Jones' unique take on synth-based music on the emotive "A Cup of Good Smelling Coffee."
Jermaine Cole's sixth studio album might as well be his best-ever album in my book, due to the fact that it sees him reclaim the drive and hunger for the rap game that saw him burst into mainstream hip-hop. Check out "The Off- Season" review here.
Straight Outta Smogtown is the third studio album by Polish thrash metal band Terrordome.
Read on to find out why I enjoyed the palette of contrasting auditory textures, melodies, harmonies and synth sounds on "Afterlife."
Read on to find out why I feel that Death Trap evokes feelings of terror and desperation and takes listeners into a disturbing journey into a homicidal slasher’s twisted mind.
Read on to find out why I enjoy the combination of diverse synths, intricate guitar work and unique musical touches on "Step Into Something New."
Girl In Red's debut album was described by Taylor Swift as spectacular. The Norwegian released the album on April 30, 2021 and I feel it is a masterpiece.
Read on to find out why I enjoyed the fresh but respectful takes that each of the remixers brought to the original material on "Let the Light In."
Read on to find out how "I Am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" uses bleak sonic landscapes to create feelings of desolation, despair and darkness.
Suicidal for Life is the very controversial studio album by American crossover thrash metal band Suicidal Tendencies released in 1994. It has the contribution of bassist Robert Trujillo (current bassist for Metallica).
In 1968, legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk performed at Palo Alto High School and gave perhaps one of his best live performances of his career. The recording was discovered by his son, T.S. Monk, some 36 years later—previously, it just sat on the shelf of the man who organized the event.
Read on to find out why I thought "Dawn of Delusion" was an unsparing attack on the ears and a stark, bleak, blunt comment on the parts of human life we don’t like to look at or discuss.
The 1988 debut album by German/American hard rock act Kingdom Come was constantly compared to Led Zeppelin, with many accusing the band of plagiarism.