Reviews by Brittany Hodge

  • W.A.S.P. - Golgotha
  • W.A.S.P.

    Golgotha

    By Brittany Hodge | 02 November, 2015

    After their longest ever gap in between albums, shock rock icons W.A.S.P. have released their 15th studio album, Golgotha. This long awaited follow-up to 2009's Babylon is named for what is commonly referred to as ...

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  • Pop Evil - Up
  • Pop Evil

    Up

    By Brittany Hodge | 22 September, 2015

    On the heels of 2013's Onyx, which spawned the three #1 U.S. Mainstream Rock singles, "Trenches", "Deal With the Devil", and "Torn to Pieces" and then "Beautiful" which was still charting earlier this year, Pop Evil is on top again w...

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  • Kadavar - Berlin
  • Kadavar

    Berlin

    By Brittany Hodge | 02 September, 2015

    Germany's three-piece retro rock outfit Kadavar continues to dig down to the earliest roots of hard rock and heavy metal with their latest release, Berlin. Named for where the band was formed and found a great deal of influence, ...

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  • Armored Saint - Win Hands Down
  • Armored Saint

    Win Hands Down

    By Brittany Hodge | 11 July, 2015

    Despite being together since 1982, Armored Saint does not have the most expansive discography in metal. With members' equally notable projects, such as John Bush's tenure with Anthrax and Joey Vera having been in Fates Warning since 2000, when do ...

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  • Helloween - My God-Given Right
  • Helloween

    My God-Given Right

    By Brittany Hodge | 02 June, 2015

    Milestones abound for German power metal pioneers

    Helloween is gearing up to release their 15th studio album, My God-Given Right, but that is not the only thing the band is celebrating. This year will also be the 30t...

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  • Korpiklaani - Noita
  • Korpiklaani

    Noita

    By Brittany Hodge | 20 May, 2015

    Finnish band speaks in the universal language of metal

    Noita is the ninth studio album from Korpiklaani, a folk metal band from Lahti, Finland. It is the follow-up to 2012's Manala. While Manala...

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  • Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct
  • Black Star Riders

    The Killer Instinct

    By Brittany Hodge | 16 March, 2015

    Thin Lizzy members are full-time Black Star Riders with latest release

    Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, and Damon Johnson are members of the recently resurrected legendary rock band Thin Lizzy. While they play shows featuring the class...

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  • Venom - From the Very Depths
  • Venom

    From the Very Depths

    By Brittany Hodge | 02 February, 2015

    A mix of thrash, punk, and modern metal rises 'From the Very Depths'

    Britain's Venom, who have been putting forth albums on a semi-regular basis since 1981, have released their 14th studio album, From the Very Depths. It f...

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  • Spiders - Shake Electric
  • Spiders

    Shake Electric

    By Brittany Hodge | 15 January, 2015

    Sweden's Spiders channel their '70s spirit with Shake Electric

    Following their 2012 full-length debut Flash Point, Gothenburg band Spiders have put forth their latest album, Shake Electric, and cont...

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  • Crobot - Something Supernatural
  • Crobot

    Something Supernatural

    By Brittany Hodge | 09 December, 2014

    Hard and heavy blues rockers Crobot expand on EP to create 'Something Supernatural'

    Releasing their self-titled EP earlier this year, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, band Crobot gave us a taste of their unique blues-based musical flavour...

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  • Black Veil Brides - Black Veil Brides
  • Black Veil Brides

    Black Veil Brides

    By Brittany Hodge | 27 November, 2014

    The band you hate may just be the band you should get to know

    Oft-dismissed rockers Black Veil Brides have released their self-titled fourth studio album, produced by the legendary Bob Rock. It is not a concept album like it...

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  • Alunah - Awakening the Forest
  • Alunah

    Awakening the Forest

    By Brittany Hodge | 06 November, 2014

    English rockers put a unique spin on doom metal

    Birmingham's Alunah calls their sound doom psychedelic. According to their Facebook page, they are influenced by "Black Sabbath, nature, myth, and magic." With their third release&nbs...

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  • Audrey Horne - Pure Heavy
  • Audrey Horne

    Pure Heavy

    By Brittany Hodge | 17 October, 2014

    Audrey Horne continue their retro rock journey with latest offering

    After honing in on their sound with 2013's Youngblood, Norwegian band Audrey Horne has released a new album in the same vintage vein, Pure Heav...

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  • Wovenwar - Wovenwar
  • Wovenwar

    Wovenwar

    By Brittany Hodge | 03 October, 2014

    A new band and a new sound rise from the ashes of As I Lay Dying

    Wovenwar may be a new band, but its members are certainly not newcomers to the metal scene. They are the band made up of the former members of As I Lay Dying, which is o...

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  • Nothing More - Nothing More
  • Nothing More

    Nothing More

    By Brittany Hodge | 04 September, 2014

    Texas rockers combine metal, electronics, and much more for major label debut

    San Antonio hard rock band Nothing More has four other albums and eleven years under their belt, but they are finally gaining major attention with their fift...

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  • Fozzy - Do You Wanna Start a War
  • Fozzy

    Do You Wanna Start a War

    By Brittany Hodge | 03 August, 2014

    Fozzy's 'War' is one of inspiration, musical diversity

    The Chris Jericho-fronted band Fozzy has released their sixth studio album, Do You Wanna Start a War. It comes on the heels of 2012's Sin and Bones.&nbs...

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  • Overkill - White Devil Armory
  • Overkill

    White Devil Armory

    By Brittany Hodge | 18 July, 2014

    Classic thrashers, Overkill, armed and ready with new album

    With a long career behind them, East Coast metal band Overkill is releasing their 17th studio album, White Devil Armory. It follows 2012's highly successful ...

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