Articles tagged hard rock

Hound - “Cold Blooded” (audio) (premiere)

Nothing'll clear the fog of a November morning like some good, rampaging proto-metal.

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11 Nov 2015 // 2:20 AM

Def Leppard: Def Leppard

A staggering rebirth from a band that many were all too happy to leave for dead.

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Van Halen’s Hard Rock Party Is Not to Be Outdone

Van Halen, helmed by a vivacious David Lee Roth and a steady Eddie Van Halen, put on a fine, festive old-school hard rock party not to be outdone. The good times have not gone anywhere!

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Scorpions: Return to Forever

The German veterans sound remarkably like their classic selves on their new LP.

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Led Zeppelin: In Through the Out Door (Deluxe Edition)

Led Zeppelin's final album proves to have more symbolic value than actual musical value.

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Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: The Night Creeper (take 2)

Uncle Acid only finds pastiche, not new sounds to explore, on The Night Creeper.

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GOLD - “Shapeless” (audio) (premiere)

The Dutch upstarts tweak their sound -- and image -- with stirring results.

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Led Zeppelin: Presence (Deluxe Edition)

Led Zeppelin's most underappreciated album gets the remastered treatment.

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We Hunt Buffalo - “Comatose” (audio) (premiere)

According to the trio, rock isn't dead. Not by a long shot.

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Ghost: Meliora (take 2)

The songs on Meliora are triumphant hymns to the Morning Star that will stick in your head from now until Armageddon.

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28 Aug 2015 // 1:20 AM

Ghost: Meliora

Turn up the speakers and let the evil flow forth.

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20 Aug 2015 // 1:10 AM

Midnight: Into the Night

Yet another in a seemingly endless series of “lost” metal and proto-metal albums, Into the Night’s appeal will be largely predicated on just how you approach such music.

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Frances & the Foundation - “Plant the Seed” (audio) (premiere)

The Nashville artist takes on hard rock on her commanding new single, and it fits her perfectly.

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Pop Evil - “Dead in the Water” (audio) (premiere)

The Michigan rockers always remember to utilize strong, lively hooks in their mainstream hard rock.

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Carousel - “Man Like Me” (audio) (premiere)

Their sound might be vintage '70s heavy metal, but don't call Carousel "stuck in the past".

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5 Aug 2015 // 1:02 AM

All Hail Hair Metal Heart

Ever since grunge rock turned Heart’s hair metal meal ticket into a scarlet letter, the Wilson sisters have twisted one of the greatest arena rock trilogies ever into a Judean desert-level tale of temptation with a Mutt Lange-ish Devil offering up industrial-sized cans of Aqua-Net, too-tight corsets and platinum albums in lieu of all the kingdoms of the world.

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Kadavar - “Last Living Dinosaur” (video) (premiere)

The German power trio emphasize "power" on this gargantuan rocker of a single.

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Joe Satriani: Shockwave Supernova

Joe Satriani is joined by a crack band on this album, but it also features some of his most emotive and brilliant playing in 26 years.

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The Kids Are Not Alright in ‘The Decline of Western Civilization Collection’

Whether you have a nostalgic connection to punk rock or just want to glimpse into a couple of under-examined subcultures, this set is well worth adding to your collection.

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Owl - “Star Up” (audio) (premiere)

The hard rock band channels a little vintage glam on their latest track.

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