Monday, November 25, 2019


(AOR Heaven)

New Jersey based singer Robert Tepper is back with his latest release, 'Better Than The Rest'.  This is Tepper's first recording since his 2000 outing, 'New Life Story'. Throughout the history of rock, there has been a small number of great powerhouse voices. I consider, Robert Tepper as one of those voices. Even upon first listen, it is apparent that something almost indefinable has changed since his last record. The music is more melodic and rocking than ever before harkening back to Robert Tepper's heyday in the '80s. The collection of songs on this album will without a doubt please any fan of melodic rock music. Robert Tepper voice soars to all the right heights, and falls to all those wonderful melodic depths that we have come to love. His expression and emotion are still there and are what makes him one of the best in a music world constantly under threat from plastic man made fakes. Perhaps the magic ingredient here is the teaming up with guitarist and co-producer, Pablo Padilla, who is also Tepper’s music supervisor for all of his shows. The chemistry between them is match made in heaven. As is evident on tracks like, "Why Does Over-Have To Be So Sad", the groove laden title track, melodic rock gems, "Testimony" and "My Yesterday". The whole album is just so damn good. Fans of the melodic rock should get this album. It is absolutely essential. What more can I say?  Get this album and enjoy one of the voices of rock that hasn't lost a thing over the years! Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

Saturday, November 23, 2019

CD REVIEW: CASINO by Anchor Lane

CASINO by Anchor Lane
(Independent Release)

Scottish based rockers, Anchor Lane step into the rock and roll ring with their rocking debut outing, 'Casino', and come out swinging for the fences with a solid 10 song album of impressive riff's that are loaded with swagger and energy that will have you rocking for days. Produced by Toby Jepson (Little Angels/The Wayward Sons), the band is powered by Connor Gaffney on guitar vocals, Lawrence O' Brien on guitar, Matthew Quigley on bass and Scott Hanlon on drums. Drawing influences from band's like, Royal Blood, Nirvana, Soundgarden and The Foo Fighters. Anchor Lane are a good, ol' fashioned, loud n' rowdy rock and roll band. There songs are big, full, and comfortably arrogant. The vocals are confident and very sing-alongable, the lead guitars are mean and fun at the same time, and the rhythm section are as tight as they come. Theirs is the sound of keeping the rock and roll torch alive through fresh blood translating into tracks like, "Blood & Irony", the adrenaline pumping lead off single, "Fame Shame", "Voodoo", the title track, "Stone Cold Hearted" and "Dead Run". The whole album is a pure adrenaline rush packed with passion, emotion, heart, and true gritty rock 'n' roll. 'Casino' by Anchor Lane is definitely worth checking out. All the best elements of rock and roll are here.  It's just one of those albums that doesn't get tiring after a couple of listens like so many others do today.  If you like rock music that'll make you move and groove then you will dig what Anchor Lane bring to the table.Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society