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    Tora Tora - Bastards Of Beale

    I liked these guys back in the day but maybe my tastes have changed as I'm just not liking these 2 new tunes at all. Doesn't sound anything like like Walking Shoes, Guilty, Love's A Bitch, etc to me.
  2. New project from Melodic Rock records. Sounding promising to me. I've seen Andrew say on FB it'll be a mix of AOR and melodic rock something like possibly One Desire did on their debut. Nice seeing Dennis Ward involved. Noticed that Erik Martensson was involved with the first single but not sure if he has any other involvement on the album. http://melodicrock.com/articles/news-feed/2018/06/01/hearts-fire-launch-premium-preorder-debut-single-0 HEARTS ON FIRE ARE: Jean Funes - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Acoustic Guitar (Sound Of Eternity) Richard Andermyr - Vocals, Guitars (Rian) Joel Mejia – Drums (Codigo Eterno) Dennis Ward - Bass and Keyboards Mixed and Mastered by Dennis Ward I’m proud to launch the debut single and lyric video for HEARTS ON FIRE’s ‘Hearts On Fire’: Single ‘Hearts On Fire’: Bass and Keyboards by Erik Martensson Mixed and Mastered by Erik Martensson Hearts On Fire are a modern melodic rock band with a sound based on the best of the 80s scene, influences including the likes of Def Leppard, Journey, Whitesnake, Dokken and Bon Jovi. Hearts On Fire is about passion for life. All the songs are born from a place of true inspiration. We believe that music is the perfect way to express deep emotions like Love, Pain, Regret, sadness etc. and the album ‘Call Of Destiny’ is about that. The band was formed in 2017 by guitarist Jean Funes (Sound Of Eternity), and with the help of drummer Joel Mejia (Codigo Eterno) they begun to work in new songs ideas and sketches. Later they were introduced to vocalist Richard Andermyr (Rian), by MRR’s Andrew McNeice, and together they brought to life all these songs about real life experiences.
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    Hardcore Superstar - Have Mercy On Me

    I haven't really been into these guys over the years. I don't know why....Just haven't really caught my eye for whatever reason. Lots of negative comments above but I'm kinda liking this new album. Some fun, pretty catchy type of stuff. I'd agree that it's definitely simple stuff and pretty sugar coated and can see why people that loved some of their past output may not like this. By the same token though, I've been going back to their earlier stuff and still not finding a whole lot that's grabbing me. I like a couple songs here and there but not enough to say so. The only other album maybe I'll consider picking up is their greatest hits album that came out a few years ago as that would probably hit their highlights.
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    The End: machine - s/t

    Lol.....Yeah, pretty much
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    The End: machine - s/t

    My thoughts too. I'm kinda on the fence with this tune. It's okay but isn't really wowing me by any means and not really finding myself wanting to go back for repeat listens. The guitars sound great and Mason sounds pretty good. Just would've liked it to be more melodic with harmonies, backing vocals, etc. I'll need to hear stuff that grabs me more to convince me to buy the album.
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    The End: machine - s/t

    Sounding pretty good to me....Basically like Lynch Mob to my ears. I've grown to like Mason's voice and he sounds right at home here.
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    Degreed - Ruins

    Love these guys but not loving that tune.....Fairly boring to my ears. I guess it's the kind of song that could be better if it were on an album surrounded by some bigger rockers. But not doing much for me as a stand alone tune.
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    Burning Rain - Face The Music

    It's okay....not very melodic though. I kept waiting for a chorus and none really ever happened. Still a decent rocking tune. I'll probably keep eyes on this but not sure it'll be something I purchase.
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    SteelCity - Fortress

    Interested as well to hear this. Personally, wasn't really into Bryan Cole's voice so the debut didn't do much for me. Will check this out with the new lineup.
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    Pretty Maids - Kingmaker

    That's a pretty good list and I'd probably have most of those on my list as well. I'd probably add Last Beauty On Earth, Bullet For You and Sad To See You Suffer maybe in place of Iceman, Nuclear Boomerang and Hooligan. Would be pretty darn similar though
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    Gin Annie - 100% Proof

    Don't recall seeing this shared here. Just one I've had my eyes on and kinda growing on me. Kinda reminds me a little of something like a Maverick. https://www.rockngrowl.com/gin-annie-announce-100-proof-debut-album-details-out-in-january?fbclid=IwAR1LU-J3BYds5Ghi2Wcy6kyqXaceE0UPpXI0iPNVEZnbpAp6osTsYZx9ERE Track listing: 1. Love Ain’t Here 2. Dead & Gone 3. Chains 4. New Bad Habit 5. Next 2 Me 6. Damage 7. Fallin’ 8. All I Want 9. Haunt Me 10. Born to Rock n Roll GIN ANNIE have launched a pre-order campaign through Pledge Music: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gin-annie GIN ANNIE is a hard melodic rock 5-piece from Wolverhampton, England, featuring heavy guitar driven songs whilst maintaining a melodic vocal style; hook-laden choruses and classy melodies. GIN ANNIE are based around the nucleus of cousins, Dave Foster (vocals) and Byron Garbett (guitars). In November 2017, the Black Country rockers saw a change of line-up to form MKII of the band, with the addition of Brian Green on guitar and Phill ‘Hammer’ Burrows on bass. Drumming powerhouse Jack Ryland-Smith completes the group.
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    Gin Annie - 100% Proof

    Found two more songs on this album.
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    Top-5 2018 (at the moment)

    Final 2018 list: 1. Midnite City - There Goes The Neighbourhood 2. Kissin Dynamite - Ecstasy 3. Shiraz Lane - Carnival Days 4. Treat - Tunguska 5. Maverick - Cold Star Dancer 6. W.e.t - Earthrage 7. Nordic Union - Second Coming 8. Nitrate - Real World 9. Station - More Than The Moon 10. Hearts On Fire - Call Of Destiny Honorable mention just missing the cut - Halestorm, Dangerous Curves, Perfect Plan, Wild America First time in memory I remember the same band having my favorite album 2 years in a row!
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    Ted Poley - Modern Art

    Agree on this. For me, what makes Degreed work is the grittiness RE brings to the mix with the vocals. For me, Ted's smoother voice just doesn't work with this style. I listened to 3 or 4 of those songs and never had any desire to listen to them again. I like Ted with DD, Tokyo Motor Fist and some of his solos stuff....But the pairing with Degreed just didn't work for me.
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    Frontiers 2019

    Oh...forgot about Tesla. Looking forward to that one also.....Curious to hear what impact Phil Collen has on them. And must be putting a lot of work into the album considering it seems like they've been working on it a couple years now.
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    Frontiers 2019

    Only Eclipse and Defiants are blind purchases for me. Surprised they left Kane Roberts off the list. I kinda liked the first tune I heard from that and have that on my radar. I did have Tora Tora on my radar but that first single was putrid to my ears. I'll need to really be won over with the next song I hear to get that back on the radar.
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    H.E.A.T - Greatest H.E.A.T's

    Would've been more interesting if they re-recorded those earlier songs with Erik doing vocals. Not looking to rekindle the Kenny vs Erik debate. I'd just like to hear Erik doing those songs....he brings a different style to them.
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    Wild America - Gasoline

    Got this album yesterday and been through it a couple times.... Have to say I'm digging this mostly because it's a tiny bit different than much of the other stuff I've listened to this year. It's more of a straight ahead rock album with a bit of a classic vibe to it. It's kinda like Tango Down combined with Bigfoot or something. I do think Is Anybody Listening is probably my favorite tune, followed by Gasoline....which are the two songs above. I also really like the ballad Feet To The Fire....Might be my favorite ballad this year, excellent tune. There's some other good tunes though....I quite like Something Inside, Maybe Tonight, Rockstar and Til The end. There's also a couple tunes that aren't doing too much for me but overall it's a pretty solid album that's well put together. If I had one nitpicking criticism, I personally would've just liked a few more backing vocals, oohs, aahs, etc to enhance the melodic feel...I'm a sucker for that stuff. But still a good album with some excellent guitar work. Need more listens to let it sink in but could challenge for my top 10. Here's a link with samples for all songs for anybody that is inclined to check it out. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/wildamerica?fbclid=IwAR3muBrc5KHV4oTw4MIeKr-2Y_MncedOFqvvJvKBSaYxQnHSRx_Aw_cBb4M
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    Tora Tora - Bastards Of Beale

    New tune released. Can't say this song is doing much for me but here it is. Also puts me off a little being that Treat just released a song with the same title not long ago. Couldn't somebody at Frontiers have suggested using a different title? Or at the very least picking a different lead song?
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    Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy

    Same for me. Okay song but if I'm listing my favorites from the album, this would be toward the bottom. They should've done Waging War. Great album though!
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    Kane Roberts - The New Normal

    Just got around to checking this out...I kinda like the new song. Yeah, maybe a little Nickelbackish but sounds pretty good to me and is catchy. Will keep an eye on this.
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    Morano - Incognito

    Agree....Liked the first 2 songs but didn't care too much for the third. I get the feeling there will probably be 3-4 songs with each of the vocalists sharing the load. I guess it's basically like a project type CD more than a true band. I'll probably check it out though as it's a good roster of musicians....Could be an interesting listen.
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    Morano - Incognito

    Info on this release. Maybe thread title can be edited as it's not being released by Kivel Records. But here's the information on the album pre-order for anyone that wants to check it out: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/incognito-going-rogue?fbclid=IwAR2VUf3OUITdoMDqYMk8Z-pZlE-8HLepetEVadS42qeaYBuXma-Itz9fEcI
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    Wild America - Gasoline

    Re-visited these songs and they're growing on me a bit. Still like the second one more than the first but the first isn't too bad. Have seen a couple solid reports on the album. Little bored at the moment with no new releases on the horizon, so put an order in for this to check it out. I could easily still go either way with this but what the heck....I like tossing some support behind this kind of stuff. Will report back after it's arrived and I've had a chance to listen.

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