Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CD REVIEWS for MAY 2014 / Page Two

(Enough Said Music)

Hailing from Aarhus in Denmark comes TurboChild (formerly known as Six Barrel Syndicate), Richard on vocals , Buster on lead guitar and backing vocals, Bue on rhythm guitar ans backing vocals, Jakob on bass and backing vessels on the skins, Adam. TurboChild is a highly charged band that serves up a Molotov cocktail of non-stop, in your face rock and roll made up of songs with great hooks and explosive live energy! The band's self titled Ep is packed with 4 sticks of rock and roll dynamite in the form of, the ballsy "Heavy Thunder", the kick in the gut rocker, "Kings And Queen", and the attitude driven movers,"White Lies" and "It Ain't Over Yet". Each song begs to be cranked to the max! One listens to a band TurboChild because they are looking for some high octane rock and roll about drinking, women, rocking and maybe drinking and rocking with women. Turbo Child deliver good time rock n' roll that takes the AC/DC/Motley Crue/Aerosmith into the modern era. They are a great band that makes you want to get your rocks off! TurboChild is a MUST for anybody that loves rock and roll. This EP is a sign of greater things to come! It's a blast from start to finish. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine

S/T by Porn Queen
(Porn Queen Music)

The self titled debut release from Luxembourg based rockers Porn Queen is a serious shot of high energy rock and roll adrenaline that once you press play hits you straight between the eyes and rocks you full throttle! Porn Queen is powered by, Lucas Ferraz on lead vocals & guitar, Fred Barreto on lead uitar & backing vocals, Dan Fastro on bass and Yves Deville on drums. This band has such a great feel to them. Their tight chemistry as a band comes alive through their music. Lucas Ferraz' s vocal' s have that whiskey soaked swagger to them. While Fred Barreto's guitar work packs one hell of a punch! The rhythm section of Fastro and Deville is tight like white on rice. Their songs are full of energy that have that Buckcherry attitude with that Guns 'N' Roses sleaze. All the tracks deliver the goods. Highlights are, "Devil's Way", "Leave That Bitch", "Dirty", and the super charged rocker, "Feel Like Dancing". The band downshift on the laid back, "Our Story" before reving it up once again with, "Welcome To Your Nightmare" and from there the band drop the hammer and rock you full throttle with "Killer Machine", "Anger" and closing the album out with the gut check rocker, "Pickpocket". If you enjoy bands like Buckcherry, Guns 'N' Roses or even AC/DC you should love this album. It's sleazy and it's catchy and you'll be banging your head throughout. The bottom line is, Porn Queen is band that cocked, locked and ready to rock the world! This is an incredible debut that is loaded with rock and roll swagger overload! Turn your stereo up loud, put on this album and let the good times roll! I believe Porn Queen will be capturing people's attention after this release. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine

(Pavement Music)

Springfield, Massachusetts' Sakara come onto the rock music scene blending linfluences from heavy rock/metal to atmospheric and jazz like flavors. Dan O'Brien - Vocals Cody Bryden - Guitars, Joe Rogers - Bass and Mike Bilodeau - Drums. 'Forgetting What Was' the band's debut is a recording with lots of different musical elements. It offers up quite a bit of musical variations that needs to be digested over a period of time. While there are undoubtedly influences of many different kinds of music genres in Sakara's sound, I vigorously differ with any one who takes the position that the band is ripping off any band. One things is certain though, this band rocks and as a unit they are tight as a drum. All ten tracks that make up this recording are all solid. My personal favorites, "Jonah", "Headlines", "Standing My Ground", "The Hunger", the title track and "Heaven Maybe". Sakara's songs all surround the listener with a feeling of urgency, seriousness and release. Sakara seems to have perfected their own world they have created. Sakara with 'Forgetting What Was' have found that perfect edge of patterned riffs and emotional chords, slamming hard and balancing the tide without going to far into the grasp of extreme repitition of a groove. They ride that line so well, where some other band sometimes slides over that edge. Sakara have a very unique sound one that will certainly go over well with the rock and roll masses. If this is your first time reading about Sakara, and your curiosity has been teased, give 'Forgetting What Was' a listen and you won't be disappointed. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine

MAGICAL DIRT by Radio Moscow
(Alive Records)

Radio Moscow from Ames, Iowa are back with their latest release, 'Magical Dirt'. Parker Griggs -Guitar/Vocals/Drums, Anthony Meier - Bass and Paul Marrone - Drums. This powerhouse rock trio have one foot planted firmly in the classic rock sound of the 60's and 70's and the other foot in the future. Their influences are obvious; Hendrix, Cream, Ten Years After and Led Zeppelin. What sets Radio Moscow apart from most other retro bands is the sheer power and intensity of the musicianship. They take the genre to a whole new level. Right from the get go with the opening, "So Alone" the stage of the pure rock fury that awaits in the form of, "Rancho Tehama Airport", "Death Of A Queen" , the laid back bluesy swagger of, "Sweet Lil Thing", "Gypsy Fast Woman" and "Before It Burns", Radio Moscow will put your speakers to the test. It's evident that Parker Griggs is a major talent. An inventive, effective guitarist covering lots of styles though firmly rooted in 60's and 70's psychedelia. His soloing is, for lack of a better word, perfect. He adds the perfect amount of skill that makes you understand not only is this guy technically good, but he's got that gift to craft notes in such a way that only comes from being a born musician. The chemistry of the band's rhythm section bassist Anthony Meier and drummer Paul Marrone are like hand glove. Few and far between do you find a band like this. While their music is transformational, mindblowing and experimental the lyrics stay firmly on ground level. There are a few production touches - stereo pans, phase effects and feedback - but the bulk of the album is straightforward, take-no-prisoners hard rock! One can only imagine while listening  to 'Magical Dirt' that Radio Moscow could go back in time to tread the stage of Winterland on a bill with Jimi Hendrix,  Black Sabbath, King Crimson, Ten Years After or Humble Pie. If you like smoking blues riffs, if you like 70's classic rock and if you think awesome guitar solos rule, you will love this album.- Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine

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