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Jason Zins

GEOFF TATE, “KINGS & THIEVES” ALBUM REVIEW!

I have a long-standing respect for Geoff Tate, as Queensryche is one of my favorite bands from the ’80s.  They showed that music didn’t always have to be about sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll, and it could be cool and intelligent at the same time. Unfortunately, the luster doesn’t continue on Kings & Thieves, the second solo album from

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OTEP, “SOUNDS LIKE ARMAGEDDON” ALBUM REVIEW!

Otep Shamaya is bringing her live ferocity to the masses via Sounds like Armageddon, Otep‘s first live recording. “Battle Ready” opens up the show with a worthy, headbanging, circle pit-inducing little ditty.  All the crowd faves are included here. “Fillthee” kicks you right in the face next; Otep‘s trademark growls and screams are ever present here.  This is high energy

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ILL NINO, “EPIDEMIA” ALBUM REVIEW!

I’m not a big nu-metal fan, and I want to make that clear right off the bat.  Never have been. With that being said, I did enjoy the metal/Latin mix of the first two Ill Nino offerings 10 or so years ago.  They were heavy and new.  They weren’t among my favorites of the time period, but I did like

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SISTER SIN, “NOW AND FOREVER” ALBUM REVIEW!

OK, I admit it.  I grew up in the heart of the hair metal era, although my listening quickly switched to Anthrax, Metallica, Slayer and Exodus after Motley Crue (among others) teenage years.  I still do enjoy some classic metal from that era. It’s true that “you just had to be there.” Sister Sin has a feel of some of

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DETHKLOK, “METALOCALYPSE : DETHKLOK DETHALBUM III” ALBUM REVIEW!

I am sitting here jamming Metalocalypse : Dethklok Dethalbum III again, a few weeks after it’s release and one day before I get to go witness the magic that is Metalocalypse/Dethklok live for the first time.  To say I am pumped to hear this new material live is an understatement.  I’m like a 6-year-old on Christmas Eve! At first, it was

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ALL THAT REMAINS, “A WAR YOU CANNOT WIN” ALBUM REVIEW!

All That Remains is back and blistering their way onto the charts again.  As I write this review, A War You Cannot Win has broken the top 15 in first week sales AND I got to bear witness to some new material live last night.  “Down Through the Ages” and “Stand Up” sounded phenomenal live and were a good addition

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