Having been born in an economically and geographically isolated region, I frequently found myself seeking new music from less than likely sources. As a result, when presented with a copy of the Judas Priest classic British Steel (1980), I found myself wondering 'is this really happening?' as “Living After Midnight” roared through my headphones of my Walkman. The rest is ancient history as I've been happily 'throwing the horns' and to all things Judas Priest since.
When Overkill unleashed Feel The Fire (1985), few knew of the true impact they would have on still-burgeoning genre. Although the ensuing years haven't always been forgiving, the group bravely soldiered on, issuing their critical and commercial breakthrough The Years Of Decay (1989). Now, nearly thirty years later, they have returned with the devastating White Devil Armory. Read More
As I've aged, my tastes and, as a result, the artists and groups I find myself partaking in the most have changed dramatically. An exception to this change has been iconic Hard Rock veterans Firehouse. Led by frontman CJ Snare and guitarist Bill Leverty, the group bust onto the scene with Firehouse (1990). Now, nearly twenty five years later, I now myself enthralled with the full-length debut from the mighty Rubicon Cross. Read More