Category Archives: Music Reviews

Rich Antonelli – Voiceless CD Review




While searching for new artists today, I came across guitarist Rich Antonelli. He was seeking people to review his new CD, Voiceless. Well, The Music God is always up for some new tunes so I jumped at the chance. It was during a subsequent chat that Rich told me about why he had recorded this CD. His cause immediately hit my heart strings and I knew this was a CD that I had to write about. Continue reading


Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited II CD Review



I almost jumped out of my chair when I was presented a chance to review the new STEVE HACKETT CD, “Genesis Revisted II.” There are precious few bands that I hold in GODLIKE status but Genesis is one of them.

Steve has long been one of my favorite guitarists and songwriters. When I seen the track list for this, I was even more excited. Five of my very favorite Genesis tunes are included here. Continue reading

Ruinside – The Hunt CD Review

Ruinside – The Hunt
Mighty Music


1. The End (intro)
2. Shower of Accusations
3. Beware!
4. Hunters of Divine Society
5. Witch Hammer
6. Hide-And-Seek
7. Labyrinth of Silence
8. Wounded And Defeated
9. Within Hammer And Tongs
10. Beleaguered
11. T.O.R.T.U.R.E.
12. Forced Confession
13. Burst Into Flames

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Bad Boy Eddy – Over The Top Review

Bad Boy Eddy – Over The Top
Demon Doll Records


1. Fever
2. She’s Gives Me A Feeling
3. I Don’t Want You
4. Super Sonic Freak
5. Living Lies
6. Funky Monkey
7. Rad Ruby
8. Teenage Sacrifice
9. Fly Away
10. Maker of Dreams

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Asylum Pyre Fifty Years Later CD Review

Asylum Pyre – Fifty Years Later
Massacre Records


01 – Will you believe me?
02 – Dead in Copenhagen
03 – The Frozen Will
04 – These Trees
05 – The Herd
06 – Fisherman’s Day
07 – Against the Sand
08 – Any Hypothesis
09 – Just Before the Silence
10 – Fifty Years Later

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Black Veil Brides – Wretched and Divine: The Story of The Wild Ones CD Review

Black Veil Brides – Wretched and Divine: The Story of The Wild Ones CD Review

Black Veil Brides get the honor of being the first official CD review of the year for Auditory Slam. I was passed a review copy of the new CD so as to write a review of the new material.

I first became aware of this band when they released Set the World on Fire. I then went back and listened to their previous material. One thing that became very obvious was that this was a band that was getting better with each release. You could hear the maturation in their sound and style.

So, how does Wretched and Divine stack up? Pretty damn well, in my personal opinion.

The dynamics of this CD are incredible. It’s a perfect balance of old school 80’s inspired glam rock mixed with lots of modern rock production and flare a la Avenged Sevenfold. Singer Andy Biersack sounds incredible here whether it’s on the faster, heavier tunes or the more laid back cuts.

I Am Bulletproof, Wretched and Divine, and Nobody’s Hero rock with abandon. Done For You and Lost It All have a more emotional, stripped back feel. The guitars are sharp, the songs are filled with giant hooks, and the overall production quality is flawless. I particularly love the guitars on this. The solos just cook.  The drumming is also exceptionally good.

CONCLUSION: Black Veil Brides are the band that Motley Crue wishes they could STILL be.  If you’re looking for a band that’s going to lead the charge into the next generation, look no further. These guys are the real deal. Now, turn this on, turn this up, and ROCK OUT!

SCORE: 10 out of 10

STANDOUT TRACKS: I am Bulletproof, We Don’t Belong, Nobody’s Hero, In The End


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You ever find one of those bands/artists that can seem to do no wrong? You know the ones, they could basically sing the phone book over music and make it sound like the best song ever recorded. Well, let me tell you, The Prime Eights are one of those groups.

These guys have been around for the better part of a decade delivering hip hop oriented jams of the highest degree. What started out as Abstrakt Intellekt evolved into The Prime Eights.

Last year they released their first CD, So You Say You Want An Evolution. I reviewed that CD here a while back and gave it high marks. The guys are now in the studio working on their new CD and have allowed me a sneak peak of one of the tunes, Forever.

It’s a jazzy sounding little jam with some serious kick in the bridge. It combines old school rhyming patterns with new school beats. It may be cold outside but this tune is guaranteed to heat up any party.

Bottom line, once again, The Prime Eights have delivered a smoked of a hit! If this is what’s in store for the new release, then get ready to once again have your head rocked!


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