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ON TOP “Topless” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in album reviews, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , on August 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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ON TOP have released a 4 song EP this Summer that I really want to let you all know about. This EP is titled Topless and it flat-out has rocked my eyeballs out! Seriously. Alright, I still have my eyeballs in place yet you get my point. All 4 songs are just soaked through with all that delicious Hard Rock energy that I embrace enthusiastically! Fans from Mötley Crüe to Black Tora are certain to enjoy the Hard Rock that ON TOP plays, in my honest Metal opinion.

Jaron Gulino (vocals & bass) has a voice that isn’t carbon copied from the other trillion Hard Rock vocalists in Modern Hard Rock today. (Phew). ON TOP have recorded songs with an attitude that has let me know they are ready for prime time. Danny Piselli (drums & vocals) and Brian Davis (guitars & vocals) round out this enthusiastic power trio from the East Coast. Additional backing vocals were contributed by Damian Montecarlo.

Yes, I really dig this album cover for Topless. What else did you expect me to say? C’mon, now.

This EP is not over-polished and ON TOP play no silly ballads on this EP too! Yeah! On TOP’s previous 2 EP’s, Top Heavy (2011) and Top To Bottom (2014) are both freaking cool to seek out too; this band has not disappointed me on any release! Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Support And Purchase Some ON TOP Hard Rock And Merch, Below! Whoa!

ON TOP TOPLESS – Track List:

  1. Lie to Me
  2. Crazy
  3. 282
  4. Got Me Runnin’

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ON TOP.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

Philadelphia Power Trio ON TOP To Release “Topless” July 9, On Toil Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Philadelphia’s hard-hitting power trio ON TOP return with a new EP entitled Topless, set for digital release on July 9 via Toil Records. A release date for the CD version will be announced at a later date.

Topless is the band’s third offering, one demonstrative of their continuing musical evolution. Following up the band’s raucous 2014 EP Top to Bottom (HPGD Productions), the new EP features ON TOP’s signature rock/metal blend heard from on the previous two releases multiplied by 10. Topless contains more aggressive, yet dynamic vocals; a broader array of hooks, tastier licks, dynamite drums and a much fatter production.

Topless was recorded at Tribe Sound Studios in West Chester, Pennsylvania, engineered by Brian Davis, and mix/mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (KXM, Lynch Mob).

  1. Lie to Me
  2. Crazy
  3. 282
  4. Got Me Runnin

ON TOP are:

Jaron Gulino – Lead vocal/bass

Danny Piselli – Drums/vocals

Brian Davis – Guitar/vocals

Additional backing vocals by Damian Montecarlo

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Band Photo and Album Cover:  Dan Williams Photography

www.facebook.com/ontoprocks

www.youtube.com/ontoprock

http://www.toilinc.com/

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Source: ClawHammer PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ON TOP.

Stone.

ON TOP – Release Lyric Video for “Don’t Go”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on June 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Philly-based hard rock power trio ON TOP have released the lyric video for “Don’t Go,” off the band’s newest EP, Top to Bottom. Check out the lyric video for Don’t Go:

Top to Bottom is now available on CD and digital formats via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Stream the EP in its entirety at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/top-to-bottom.

This release marks the return of Jaron Gulino (MACH22) on lead vocals/bass guitar and Danny Piselli (FISTHAMMER) on drums, with skilled newcomer Brian Davis on lead guitar. Following up on their killer debut album Top Heavy, ON TOP have continued their style of rockin’ metal with edgy vocals, powering drums, dominating riffs and white-hot leads. Top To Bottom raises the bar and showcases the band’s evolution, presenting their finest efforts to date.  For fans of Accept, Dio, Dokken, Grim Reaper, Iron Maiden, LA Guns, Loudness, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Obsession, Ozzy Osbourne, Queensryche, Ratt, Van Halen and W.A.S.P.

Top To Bottom was recorded at Tribe Sound Studios in West Chester, PA, engineered/mixed by Brian Davis and mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (KXM, LYNCH MOB).

Order the CD for only $8 with free shipping at:

http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd087.html

Order the Digital Download for only $4.44 at:

http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/top-to-bottom

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ON TOP:

Website: www.ontoprocks.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/ONTOPROCK

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LONG LIVE ON TOP.

LONG LIVE PHILADELPHIA.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

HPGD Productions To Release “Top To Bottom” On June 3rd, From Philly Rockers ON TOP

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Philadelphia’s hard-hitting power trio ON TOP back are back with a brand new EP entitled Top To Bottom, set for release June 3 on HPGD Productions.

This release marks the return of Jaron Gulino (MACH22) on lead vocals/bass guitar and Danny Piselli (FISTHAMMER) on drums, with skilled newcomer Brian Davis on lead guitar. Following up on their killer debut album Top Heavy, ON TOP have continued their style of rockin’ metal with edgy vocals, powering drums, dominating riffs and white-hot leads. Top To Bottom raises the bar and showcases the band’s evolution, presenting their finest efforts to date.

Top To Bottom was recorded at Tribe Sound Studios in West Chester, PA, engineered/mixed by Brian Davis and mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (KXM, LYNCH MOB).

Crank Up No Shame From ON TOP below! 

Critical Praise:

“Top Heavy is complete with heavy riffs, blazing guitar solos, and a singer that stands out from what is going on in today’s music scene.” – Rock Nightmare

“Old school metal bravado for new generation; it’s refreshing and contrary to modern trends. Very recommended!” – Dangerdog Music Reviews

“On Top are purveyors of old school metal; that stinks of beer and stale perfume from a rough night before.” – Hellbound.ca

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Pre-order the CD for only $8 with free shipping at: 

http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd087.html

Pre-order the Digital Download for only $4.44 at 

http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/top-to-bottom

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ON TOP:

 www.ontoprocks.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/ONTOPROCK

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LONG LIVE ON TOP.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

ON TOP ‘TOP HEAVY’ – Need A Heavy Rockin’ Fix? The Heavy Metal Potion Is All Here…

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ON TOP – The first full-length, Top Heavy, from American Heavy Metallers On Top was released back on November 15th, 2011, via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. If you’re in need of a Heavy Rockin’ fix you’ll hear it on this album, there’s no Metal question about it. This is a band that has obvious Traditional Heavy Metal influences and they are not bashful about showcasing it in their heavy sound.

Top Heavy is super loaded with retrospective Heavy Metal spirit and feel, to the point where  it overspills from the songs for one damn fun listen after another. This Downingtown, Pennsylvania trio knows how to keep the energy level turned on high through their songs, with no ballads to screw things up. A guitar driven album that pays dividends with numerous and memorable solos, courtesy of Alex Kulick. Trust me, Alex can wield his axe and he exhibits a respect for both speed and melody with his admirable playing.

Jason Gulino (vocalist, bassist & founding member) delivers as the frontman, with clean, lean, confident and punctual vocals that standout in a very good way. Danny Piselli on drums plays tight with Jason and lends plenty of old school fills while never overstepping the song. Danny comes across as a “less is more” drummer, (which is a rare talent in itself) and plays beats I can remember. On Top proves you can create some damn cool Heavy Metal without showing off or trying to break any hellish speed barrier.

Gang vocals on Into The Night resonates, an element of Traditional Heavy Metal that always packs an extra punch to a song. Another Night Of Sleaze and Hot Wet are the closest that On Top gets to Sleaze Metal. It’s the overall vibes, beats and lyrics that makes both songs so contagiously sleazy. On Top has rhythm, they aren’t afraid to play fast while not tripping over themselves. Up To No Good and Too Much seals the deal with convincing attitude musically and vocally, with the gang vocals once again… adding that extra Metal kick.

The clear fact that On Top has served up their originality to a time-tested sound only drives home the relevance factor. Top Heavy bestows some downright applaudable balance with its speed, heaviness and melodic sound. A power trio to watch out for is On Top. A good-times party album it is. Blanketed with credible spirit and attitude, Top Heavy is one damn legit Heavy Metal album you must check out… now!

* ON TOP – TOP HEAVY Now available on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, CD Baby and CD Universe.

* Get your 4 song (free download) Top Heavy sampler here: http://ontop.bandcamp.com/

TOP HEAVY – Track Listing:

Top Heavy

Into The Night

Sleepless

Sick And Tired

Another Night Of Sleaze

Die High

Fire Down Below

Hot ‘N Wet

Success And Excess

Up To No Good

Too Much

* For more info on ON TOP, click on the links below:

http://www.purevolume.com/ONTOP

http://soundcloud.com/ontoprock

http://www.myspace.com/bandontop

http://www.youtube.com/user/ONTOPROCK?fe…

LONG LIVE ON TOP.

Stone.

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