Art Of Anarchy forges new path (and loses identity) in wake of Scott Weiland’s tragic death

Six months after Scott Weiland’s tragic death from a drug overdose in 2015, Art of Anarchy found a replacement in Creed’s singer Scott Stapp. Now, Art of Anarchy’s second album, The Madness, represents a decidedly new direction for the group. Their electrical and vibrant sound is gone and, in its place, is something heavier and… Read More Art Of Anarchy forges new path (and loses identity) in wake of Scott Weiland’s tragic death

Are Avenged Sevenfold back on The Stage?

The Stage has struck me right from the start for its experimental concept. A concept that while familiar for Avenged Sevenfold (hereafter A7X), as earlier releases were actually marked by their creative experimentation, has been obliterated in their previous work. So far, that approach has rendered them far from perfect albums but absolutely great tracks.… Read More Are Avenged Sevenfold back on The Stage?

THE GOOD OLD SEETHER ARE BACK, ALIVE AND KICKING (ASS) WITH ISOLATE & MEDICATE

Isolate and Medicate (I&M) is the album Seether were craving for after their soulless previous work, Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray [2011]. Finally, after listening carefully to I&M, I get the distinct feeling I have been looking for from Seether since Karma and Effect [2005]: the feeling the good old Seether are finally… Read More THE GOOD OLD SEETHER ARE BACK, ALIVE AND KICKING (ASS) WITH ISOLATE & MEDICATE

HAS RISE AGAINST’S THE BLACK MARKET CONQUERED THE FANS?

A year ago (July, 15) Rise Against released The Black Market (TBM). An album that can turn out to be a decisive plot twist. I speak only for myself when I say Rise Against have surprised me (waiting for a political enraged album) by going further and releasing a political album (it’s Rise Against, what… Read More HAS RISE AGAINST’S THE BLACK MARKET CONQUERED THE FANS?