REVIEW: Black Stone Cherry – ‘Family Tree’

Review by Greg Maki ----- Black Stone Cherry never has been shy about its deep roots in blues and Southern rock. Its fifth studio album was named for its home state of Kentucky, and 2017 saw the release of the EP “Black to Blues,” featuring covers of six classic blues songs. Even more than the... Continue Reading →


REVIEW: Godsmack – ‘When Legends Rise’

Review by Greg Maki ----- Bands tend to do a lot of talking leading up to the release of a new album. According to their own hype, each release is a bold exploration of new sounds and ideas, unlike anything that has come before it. Metal bands frequently insist it’s their heaviest record yet. But... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Light the Torch – ‘Revival’

Review by Greg Maki ----- Light the Torch is a new name, but its latest release, “Revival,” isn’t quite a debut. The band formerly known as Devil You Know released two albums—”The Beauty of Destruction” (2014) and “They Bleed Red” (2015)—before legal issues with a former drummer resulted in the name change. Given the turmoil... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Dead Daisies – ‘Burn It Down’

Review by Greg Maki ----- In the here today, gone a little later today music business of the 21st century, there is perhaps nothing more important than momentum. Acquiring it—and even more so, sustaining it—is everything. The Dead Daisies have been picking up steam steadily since vocalist John Corabi (The Scream, Mötley Crüe, Union) joined... Continue Reading →

REVIEW – Ministry – ‘AmeriKKKant’

Review by Jeff Maki —— Though just recently released on March 9, 2018, I've had Ministry's "AmeriKKKant" on the imaginary shelf for some time. Why? The only logical reason I can think of is that in a close-minded way, I prefer to remember Ministry at its peak during the 1989-1996 period when the classic albums... Continue Reading →

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