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Burning The Dream: “Dark Waters” EP Review

Coming in like a nuclear wrecking ball, we have Burning the Dream from Scotland throwing their kilts into the ring in our SnB/Steel Panther “Unsigned Bands Death Match.” OK, it’s not really a death match … maybe a “Fuck Them Up Until They Have To Limp Home Cupping Their Bruised Balls Match,” though. And, trust me, I pity any band

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Rifftera: “Across The Acheron” Album Review

Rifftera live up to their name. The Finns have been a band since 2010, albeit with lineup shift over the years, but with Across the Acheron, they deliver death metal riffs with sharp, melodic hooks that marry guttural and clean singing with a rhythmic gallop that is impossible to ignore. “Burning Paradise”demonstrates their craft with a menacing guitar stomp and

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Olathia: “Snake Charmer” Album Review

So far, the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Best Underground Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Band Search” has been a real sausageFest. Finally, we get some kick-ass estrogen in the mix with the entry of Olathia. Hailing from Cleveland (The Cleve!), Ohio, Olathia include the beautiful baddasse that is Chris E. who fronts this brutal buttkicking band of Buckeyes. They are already warming the cockles of my

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Sterling: “Sterling” Album Review

The transcendent qualities of music is even more real when listeners are transported to another time. That time for Sterling is the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, and their brand of hard rock and heavy metal is a savory blast from the past. These Canadians released their eponymous debut in 2018, and it is a banger for those looking to

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Ginger Likes: “Style Over Substance” Album Review

Hey Steel Panther! Your next European tour? You absolutely have to take Ginger Likes on the road with you! These guys are definitely your brothers from other mothers! And, now back to our regularly scheduled review of Style Over Substance. Hi guys and gals! Do you like rock and roll? Do you like greasy, dirty, sleazy, make your panties damp or

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Lugnet: “Nightwalker” Album Review

It seems we are getting submissions from all over the globe in the SkullsnBones / Steel Panther search for the bestest of the bestestest in metal bands, which is cool to know that metal and hard rock really are alive these days no matter where on the planet you live. So, let’s take a gander at Sweden’s entry, Lugnet and

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Act Of Destruction: “Beyond Eternity” Album Review

Out of Chicago, Illinois, we have a gem of a band, Act of Destruction, who create some epic, melodic power metal on their latest album Beyond Eternity. This album is quite massive, actually, and I was wishing it was longer, so I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a full-length in the future. The album begins with “Eternal Combustion,” and when

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Lone Cairn: “Obsolete” EP Review

Goddamn! I’ve gotten to hear some great new bands as part of what I have deemed our “SnB/Steel Panther Battle of the Unsigne Bands,” but holy schnikes, I am so digging the EP Obsolete by Lone Cairn out of Grenoble, France! Who ever knew a couple of French guys could kick ass like this? Though they say they base their

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Rod1313: “Gravity” EP Review

It’s rare that I get a chance to review an instrumental album, and I know of many people who cannot get into it. My best “office” to assess album of the instrumental kind is driving in my car down Route 146. If the album passes my “does it give me chills when driving” test, it is indeed worth your time.

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Spreading the Disease: “Mindcell” EP Review

Que pasa, all you headbanging heavy metal heathens! Welcome to another entry in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther search for the coolest of the cruel, the badassest of the bitches, the fucking furious of the fantastic … Spreading the Disease! Disclaimer: I have been championing and following and reviewing this band for over three years. So, yeah, King Rhino is a fucking

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Olathia: “Snake Charmer” Album Review

So far, the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Best Underground Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Band Search” has been a real sausageFest. Finally, we get some kick-ass estrogen in the

Sterliing_CD_Cover

Sterling: “Sterling” Album Review

The transcendent qualities of music is even more real when listeners are transported to another time. That time for Sterling is the late ‘70s and

Lugnet: “Nightwalker” Album Review

It seems we are getting submissions from all over the globe in the SkullsnBones / Steel Panther search for the bestest of the bestestest in

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Lone Cairn: “Obsolete” EP Review

Goddamn! I’ve gotten to hear some great new bands as part of what I have deemed our “SnB/Steel Panther Battle of the Unsigne Bands,” but

Rod1313 - Gravity

Rod1313: “Gravity” EP Review

It’s rare that I get a chance to review an instrumental album, and I know of many people who cannot get into it. My best