PALACE – One 4 the Road

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/palacesweden/ Michael Palace is back with another solo album that very much feels like the natural successor to the two previous records, Binary Music and Rock and Roll Radio, which is a good thing, mind you. Crisp, slick, and polished AOR/melodic rock with a hard and sharp edge and some rather…

CROSSING RUBICON – Perfect Storm

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/CrossingRubiconOfficial As evidenced by the quality and musical diversity of Perfect Storm, the talented duo of John Bisaha and Cenk Eroglu have a great chemistry together and an abundance of good ideas. AOR, melodic rock, and hard rock are the ingredients in the mix, and I was taken a back at…

ORIANTHI – Live From Hollywood

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/Orianthi The latest output by the accomplished Orianthi is a live offering that was shot and recorded back in January this year at the Bourbon Room in Hollywood. Backed by a brilliant cast of musicians including renowned drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the guitarist tears through songs both old…

CLEANBREAK – Coming Home

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/CleanbreakMetal/ Cleanbreak is yet another Frontiers Records project where highly skilled musicians have joined forces and the results usually vary when it comes to these kinds of outfits and bands, but Cleanbreak are pretty darn cool and deliver a loud and crunchy album inspired by classic heavy metal and power metal.…

MANIC SINNERS – King of the Badlands

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/manicsinners/ Energetic hard rock from the country of Romania is what we have here and the 12-track effort that is “King of the Badlands” contains a pretty decent number of hooks and powerful riffs. The sound is crunchy and packs punch while the interplay between the three members of the ensemble…

EDGE OF FOREVER – Seminole

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL:  https://www.facebook.com/edgeofforeverband/ Italian hard rockers/heavy metallers Edge of Forever are back with a new opus, and let it be known that I am thoroughly impressed with how melodically strong and energetic this record sounds. The songs and lyrics revolve around Native American culture and what awaits you are an abundance of hooks,…

KRAEMER – All the Way

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/erikkraemer12/ The brand-new outfit named Kraemer, which is essentially a project designed to display the talents of vocalist Erik Kraemer (Simulacrum), will release this eleven-track effort of theirs in just a few days, and what we have here is basically hard rock that is well-played and nicely produced but which lacks…