Classic/Traditional Metal

WLM Reviews: Ranger – Where Evil Dwells

March 14, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Ranger – Where Evil Dwells

Old. School. If Finnish Metalheads Ranger aren’t the epitome of a band that snags the old school sound and crushes it in their own way, I don’t know who is.

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Another metal fan ripped off by Nickelback (Concert Review)

March 3, 2015
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Another metal fan ripped off by Nickelback  (Concert Review)

  Sports junkies throw this quote around often, “Teams reflect the personality of their head coach.” Can the same be said about bands and their fans? If so, the collective persona of once rockers now joke Nickelback, must be that of pretentious egomaniac with a penchant for entitlement.

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The Answer (Raise A Little Hell)

February 16, 2015
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The Answer (Raise A Little Hell)

A long drag from a cigarette after sex. Just exhale, rest your head back and smile. Damn, that was good. Welcome to Raise A Little Hell from The Answer (Napalm Records).

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Black Star Riders- Classic Rock Reborn

January 19, 2015
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Black Star Riders- Classic Rock Reborn

Classic rock can be stale. At its worst it is arrested musical development, dry-throated vocals and thin layers of sub-par guitar. I guess I’m saying, if I’m forced to endure awful music, I’d prefer it be from a generation closer to the now. Before you groan and sigh, hear the flip side.

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WLM Reviews: Jorn Lande & Trond Holter Present DRACULA: Swing of Death

January 7, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Jorn Lande & Trond Holter Present DRACULA: Swing of Death

If we were looking at a math equation and took Jorn Lande plus Teeny (Trond Holter) of WigWam the obvious answer would be early Dio inspired music that would make heavy metal traditionalists salivate.

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The Rough Boys prefer Blood, Booze, and Gasoline.

December 3, 2014
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The Rough Boys prefer Blood, Booze, and Gasoline.

What we see in the mirror and what others see may not be the same. When I read a claim that The Rough Boys were Motorhead crashing face first into Slayer I rolled me eyes.

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King Diamond Will Haunt You!

November 24, 2014
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King Diamond Will Haunt You!

“It’s alright to be a little scared,” he said as he lit the candles aligned in the pattern of a pentagram.  We sat on the carpet inside the round, down in his Silence of The Lambs basement, four teens prepared to enter the dark side through the power of a Ouija board.

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Machine Head- Bloodstone and Diamonds

November 18, 2014
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Machine Head- Bloodstone and Diamonds

Ever read any Russia Literature? Got a few decades to spare? The classics, which are astounding (Crime and Punshiment, Anna Karennina, The Brother’s Karamozov come to mind), are marathon reads, nothing casual to be found. Beauty in the pages within comes to form through excruciating detail and lengthy explanation.

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WLM Reviews: October 31 – Bury the Hatchet

October 26, 2014
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WLM Reviews: October 31 – Bury the Hatchet

What is this?  I feel like I’ve been transported to 1984 and someone put on the new Venom album, one I hadn’t heard before.  Just in time for Halloween, October 31 will Bury the Hatchet deep in your Metal heart.

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