Review: L.A. Cobra – Superstition Crusader Records (June 24th,  2022) Reviewer: Jason Hopper L.A. Cobra return with their fourth album ‘Superstition‘ and they come prepared to stand out amongst other bands in the genre with something called syncopation. Defined as “a disturbance or interruption of the regular flow of rhythm”, this album is chock full […]

Review: Charlotte – Charlotte Eönian Records (June 17th, 2022) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Charlotte’s story begins all the way back on the Sunset Strip in the mid-80s. Having played with many bands that would go on to great success, the luck of the dice never rolled their way. They recorded a bunch of songs, but with no […]

Review: Raider – Runaway Independent (June 10th: digital, July 24th: physical, 2022) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Raider, a five-piece band with a suspiciously familiar logo font, has arrived with their first album ‘Runaway‘. For those that have not heard of them, Raider are a band originating from South Wales and fronted by former The Voice UK […]

Review: Sarayasign – Throne of Gold Melodic Passion (June 24th, 2022) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Sarayasign is a new band hailing from Sweden. They market themselves as a “Cinematic melodic hard rock band”, with drummer and rhythm guitarist Jesper Lindbergh having created a vast story on the world of Saraya. This concept album serves as the […]

Review: Kiss The Vyper – Hope You Like It Metalapolis Records (June 24th, 2022) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Kiss The Vyper is the brainchild of Australian multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, engineer and producer Bobby Miller. They are back with their second album Hope You Like It.  Since this band was new to me, I decided to check […]

Review: Visions of Atlantis – Pirates Napalm Records (May 13th, 2022) Reviewer: Jason Hopper My introduction to Symphonic Metal began in 2007 with the release of Nightwish’s album ‘Dark Passion Play’. Nothing about the genre interested me until that album came along.  I transversed their back catalog and found the band was incorporating more melodic […]

Review: Reckless – T.M.T.T.80 Sneakout Records/Burning Minds Music Group (April 29th, 2022) Reviewer: Jason Hopper While listening to Italian Hair Metal band Reckless’ release ‘T.M.T.T.80‘, I came to a conclusion about throwback bands that have been popping up lately. There are bands that have a passion for that 80s rock sound and try and create […]