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BIOTOXIC WARFARE “Lobotomized” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , on March 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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4.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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Biotoxic Warfare released their debut full-length, Lobotomized, on January 19th of this year, via Slaney Records. This band originates from Greece and list Kreator, Sodom and many of the U.S. old school Death Metal bands as their influences. Biotoxic Warfare have learned well from listening to such legendary influences and it is heard loud and clear on Lobotomized.

The opening track Mors Indecepta is an instrumental, one which builds up at a moderate pace, reminding me of Metallica’s Ride The Lightning era. Biotoxic Warfare plays Thrash Metal that is refreshingly original and they are obviously committed to what their peers Havok and Warbringer have done; that is to write, record and execute old school Thrash with 0% smoke and mirrors.

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Lyrically, Biotoxic Warfare takes no prisoners in standing up to world religions and religious beliefs, on Lobotomized. The cover art to Lobotomized says it all and I do declare the artwork screams: F’N METAL!! What is so great is how much Biotoxic Warfare makes me want to put on unlaced sneakers and a denim jacket, yet I can’t due to the freaking super cold weather we keep having here in Ohio. Yeah, my work boots and leather jacket do keep me warmer. Sorry for the momentary rant.

There are (too many to count) delectable riffs and solos exploding from Lobotomized. Mike on vocals is fabulous and doesn’t sound like any other big name from the past; something I find very embracing! Dimator on lead guitar and Stelios on rhythm guitar are an unreal six string duo to listen to, damn right they are! The rhythm section of Panagiwtis PS on bass and Orestis on drums round out this band and yes they kick Metal ass on Lobotomized too.

LISTEN to ENTIRE album below! Whoa!

Seriously, Biotoxic Warfare is a Thrash Metal band that the Metal community across every continent MUST know about and get on board with. All 8 songs on Lobotomized are formidable and worthy of being the opening track to this album. It would be sensational to see one of our Big 4 bands take Biotoxic Warfare out on tour with them; Thrash fans need to know that our Metal future has Biotoxic Warfare in it and all will be okay. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Lobotomized - Track List: Mors Indecepta, Proclaim The Gospel Of Lies, Baptized In Blood And Greed, Dysphoric Reality, Lobotomized, Lust For Hate, Parasitic Life, As We Rot (Promises Of Heaven)


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On This Day In METAL History – March 28th… From RUSH To KISS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy - promo album cover pic - 1973 - #0328LZMO01

On March 28th, 1973 – The super-duper legendary Led Zeppelin released their fifth studio album: Houses Of The Holy. This studio album features such song classics as: The Ocean, No Quarter, The Rain Song, Dancing Days and The Song Remains The Same.

Rush - Moving Pictures - promo ablum cvr - #1977GLNP

On this day in 1981RUSH peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, with their eighth studio album Moving Pictures. This album spent three consecutive weeks at #3. Moving Pictures has since become a multi-platinum selling album for RUSH, in the United States alone. Yeah!

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On March 28th, 1982 – The mighty SCORPIONS performed at Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Bolzano, Italy. This was one of numerous dates on their Blackout tour. Blackout, the eighth studio album from SCORPIONS, was released the very next day, on March 29th, 1982. Whoa, man!

Skid Row - Subhuman Race - promo album cover pic - 1995 - #0328SRMO003

On this day in 1995SKID ROW releases their third studio album: Subhuman Race.

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On March 28th, 2005 – At London’s Brixton Academy, Queen began their first tour with vocalist Paul Rodgers of Free, Bad Company and The Firm fame. Rest in peace, Freddie Mercury.

RUSH - publicity pic - #1 - 2011

On this day in 2010RUSH was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame, at the Toronto Centre For The Arts. Whoa!

Eric Singer - Tommy Thayer - Monster Mini Golf - Las Vegas - 3rd Anniversary Celebration - 03282015

On March 28th, 2015 – Monster Mini Golf Presents KISS, Las Vegas 3rd Anniversary Celebration takes place today!

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On this day in 2015 – The iconic studio album, 2112, from the legendary RUSH, returns to the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart!! 2112 takes #149 on this chart! Originally released back on April 1st of 1976, 2112 has spent 36 non-consecutive weeks on this chart, while peaking at #61. Right on, RUSH! Whoa!


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BAILEY “Long Way Down” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in album reviews, classic rock, Hard Rock, rock music with tags , , , , on March 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


Bailey Long Way Down was released back on December 9th, 2014, via Frontiers Music SRL. This is a solo project for Nigel Bailey, the frontman for Three Lions. As a songwriter and guitarist, Nigel Bailey soars on Long Way Down; his vocals are contagious and melodious, while being reminiscent of a Lou GrammJohn Parr and Joe Lynn Turner style. Maybe it’s unfair to compare Nigel Bailey to the three aforementioned vocalists; still he is an excellent vocalist in his own right. Frankly, every singer is unique, in my Metal opinion.

Musically, this album’s songs are so enjoyable for me to take in, time and again. Both Bailey’s vocals and the music makes me feel so damn inspired. Very, very melodic is the Hard Rock on Long Way Down. This is an album that should appeal to a vast array of Rock music fans, from Classic Rock to Hard Rock with AOR in-between. I could easily see Bailey open for Foreigner, Styx and the like; this is quality here, my Hard Rock brethren.

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Bailey unearths the glory days of Classic Hard Rock with this album. A key word I use often when writing album reviews is memorable and Long Way Down has it from start to finish. This is such a splendid guitar-driven album too. Bailey’s vocals sound so perfect on top of the music, it’s nothing short of amazing. I am very impressed at how Bailey could take an 80’s Hard Rock sound and make it all sound so relevant.

My favorite songs on this album are Bad Reputation, Feed The Flames and Stay; they are such outstanding songs! Heck, there are so many favorite songs of mine on this Bailey album! Once again, melodic, memorable and top-tier quality songs, vocals and musicianship are the makeup of this solo Bailey album. I 100% recommend this Bailey album to any Rock or Hard Rock fan looking for a new album they can enjoy listening to countless times over for years to come. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track List: Feed The Flames, In The Name Of The King, Dirty Little Secret, Bad Reputation, Stay, Somewhere In Oslo, Long Way Down, Spend The Night, Love Falls Down, Ticket To Yesterday, Dirty Angel

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NEPENTE “I Will Get Your Soul” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in album reviews, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Nepente - I Will Get Your Soul - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0323NMOBM

4.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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Releasing on March 31st is the I Will Get Your Soul EP from Colombia’s NEPENTE, via Cimmerian Shade Recordings. NEPENTE is a Blackened Death Metal band and they turn it up many notches on the Extreme as well. Metal truth be told, I Will Get Your Soul has to rank in the top 50 of most Extreme Metal albums I’ve ever listened to. Let’s face it, that isn’t too shabby. Shit, no.

This EP is mandatory Metal for every underground Hell Rat, Center Earth Dweller and Extreme Metaller. The totality of force that NEPENTE drives into my skull with their Metal is simply invigorating! I love this stuff and it feels great to listen to. The demon on the album cover artwork is a bullseye symbol for NEPENTE’s Metal extremity. The song titles (see below) I adore and are lyrically smashing!

If you have neighbors giving you shit, just crank up this new NEPENTE EP and they’ll never bother you again. Seriously. If Extreme Metal ever needed a new ambassador to spread the word and defend its Metal faithful then NEPENTE is it! Guitarist/songwriter Pablo Vasquez and his band are Metal warriors and this EP is 100% sonic proof. Metal be thy name. – Stone

All music created by Pablo Vasquez. The Nepente logo was created by Julian Carddona. The above cover art was created by Leonardo Duarte Enciso.

Track List: I Will Get Your Soul, Show Me That You Are Suffering, Gray Land, Last Rites

Nepente - promo live band collage - 2015 - #0323NMO


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THE SHRINE “Waiting For The War” 12″ – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Shrine - Waiting For The War - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0327TSMO

4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


A 3 song 12″ that I have discovered to be damn good is Waiting For The War from The Shrine. This ultra cool slab of vinyl is available over at Tankcrimes:

The title track for this EP is in general terms Punk, in the vein of an aggressive Ramones and not Sex Pistols. Maybe some will call this song Crossover Thrash or Skate Punk. Call it what you will, the title track ROCKS and that’s the main concern. The second track is Rare Breed and it’s Stoner Metal, with spirals of golden sonic psychedelia. Do not think The Sword, instead think early Uriah Heep meets Tony Iommi; or something like that. If you visit The Shrine’s Facebook page, they list their genre as: Psychedelic Violence Rock and Roll. ‘Nuff said.

The third track, Waiting For The War, is Metal. The fret work tells me so. This song is an instrumental and it jams, baaabbbyyy! Playing out at 4:22, I wish Waiting For The War had another 5 minutes added on to it. Really. Good stuff. I recommend The Shrine to any fan of kick to the arse underground Metal. Metal be thy name.

Track List: Waiting For The War, Rare Breed, Waiting For The War (Instrumental)


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DEAD EARTH POLITICS “Men Become Gods” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in album reviews, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Dead Earth Politics - Men Become Gods - promo EP cover pic - #2015DEPMO

4.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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Men Become Gods is the second of three EPs that Dead Earth Politics are serving up to the Metal masses. Originating from Austin, Texas, Dead Earth Politics deliver a Classic Metal meets Groove Metal style, with plenty of relevant Metal vibes cascading from their songs, on this EP. With 4 songs to sink your Metal ears into, Dead Earth Politics do play melodic songs without sacrificing on the heavy side. The rhythm section is both strapping and rapid, while the guitarists are an absolute treat to listen to. Overall, the vocals from Ven are clean and aggressive; you’ll catch on to the lyrics without any problem… think James Hetfield and/or Sully Erna.

Dead Earth Politics - promo band pic - 2015 - #0327DEPMO

In a perfect world that does not exist, Dead Earth Politics are a band that has created some great songs that walk the fine-line of being mainstream acceptable; this band should really have no problem continuing their catapult to much wider success around the world-wide Metal community. Dead Earth Politics have combined the raw power of today’s American made Metal and solid production that is downright impressive. I became a believer in Dead Earth Politics, with their first EP release: The Queen Of Steel; now I am a boasting fan of these Metal Texans. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track List: Casting Stones, Men Become Gods, Ice & Fire, Crimson Dichotomy

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SAHHR – Self-Titled EP – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Album Review, Black Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Sahhr - debut EP - promo cover pic - 2014

4.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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SAHHR call Los Angeles, California home and are a Black Metal band. Their new 3 song and self-titled EP is bloodthirsty and scalding to my Metal senses! Whoa, I dig this EP and highly recommend  it to ALL Black Metal fans across planet Earth. Each time I listen to this EP, it carries me off to another imaginary and mystical Metal world; that’s what excellent Black Metal does for me. I appreciate any songs SAHHR wanted to include on this EP; still I beg SAHHR to release MORE of their Blackened rage very soon!!

Sahhr - promo band pic - 2015 - #6626SMO

It’s all here, the blistering blackened Metal, vocals from the fiery depths of the nether world and an enjoyable atmosphere of fire and brimstone. No this isn’t cliché hot air coming from me, SAHHR is a Black Metal band to keep on your Metal radar and their new EP is worthy of buying and telling all your Metal peers about. By the way, the EP cover artwork is magnificent, to my eyes. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track List: Altar Of Maggots, Slay The Savior, Miscreant

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