The world of metal is truly fascinating. At the same time an extremely close minded microcosm when it comes to defending a band, a label or an album (one day the world will accept that “Reign In Blood” and “The Number Of The Beast” are overrated), it can also be surprisingly open-minded to include in [...]
“Hey, don’t you have a review to write ?”. That dreaded but dramatically true question that Shyanna welcomed my 35th link to an obscure Byelorussian new wave band. Yes, I do have a review to write. Except that I don’t want to discuss music. I don’t want to write because just like most people I [...]
The very first conversation I had with Shyanna about rock’n’roll lead us to discuss our favorite bands. When her turn arrived, without batting an eye she spat out : “I love TOTO”. I ask her to confirm and she does: “Yeah, TOTO”. The completely has been sextet whose claim to fame is boring radio friendly [...]
I’m not going to lie, writing a musical review in 2020 was a bit of an obstacle course. This year was clearly the epitomy of what we call a “GSU year”. For those who read me for the first time (nice to meet you, make yourself at home, there are beers in the fridge), the [...]
Upon its release in 2006, « Rise » was a bomb that revigorated the whole hard rock genre. After that everything went fast for THE ANSWER. The Irish band even opened for AC/DC on the Black Ice tour in 2009 (which makes for a great anecdote told by Paul Mahon, guitar player of the band, whom we had the chance to interview). However, despite a very positive critical reception, their 3rd record “Revival”, which was released in 2011, flew under the radar. Disappointed by this failure, they decided to change literally everything: management, label, new recording studio. The only thing that didn’t change is the line-up. But then, how is “New Horizon”?
A forty seven year long career, not a show missed and still around a hundred gigs a year (yes, that is huge). A band with an impeccable stage reputation and a rich and timeless discography (“Along Comes A Woman”, “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”…), a true monument of American rock’n’roll with more than a hundred [...]
When Shyanna came in my office with the « Black Waltz » album and told me I was going to interview AVATAR in less than a week I was quite suspicious. It was a band I didn’t know with both music and artwork looking like they came from a generic melodic death metal band full of make-up [...]
I love those records… I just love records that I can’t properly introduce. It’s always easy to write about them. And after ten times, it starts to piss me off. I can’t take it anymore and I get angry and as I get angry I just hate the record… You got to admit it’s a [...]