I love it when new Metal Acts surprise me in 2007, especially when they have a sound that is rooted in 80′s hard rock and metal. The Order actually isn’t new, this is actually their 2nd full length release.
The Order are a four piece band out of Switzerland. They have a sound that blends a little bit of Dokken, with a dash of KISS, and yet rock hard enough to create something different and new.
Take one listen to Gianni Pontillo’s vocals in the video below, for the song Satisfaction, and see if you can hear a little bit of Paul Stanley in his sound.
Nonetheless, Metal Casino rocks from beginning to end. There are plenty of great cuts on this record including “Mama”, “I love Rock ‘N’ Roll”, “Satisfaction”, and the excellent ballad “My Last Goodbye”. Fans of 80′s Hard Rock Bands like Dokken, XYZ, KISS and Krokus are going to love this disc.
The Order joins what seems to be a growing list of great Swiss Hard Rock bands releasing quality new tunes in the last couple of years. This disc is definitely a contender for one of the Top 10 Hard Rock Records of 2007!.
Check out The Order at their myspace page here, then go buy the record! This disc is now available through most retailers through Locomotive Records!
Rating:Out of 10
1. Welcome To The Metal Casino
2. Mama, I Love Rock N Roll
4. Bridges Burning
5. My Last Goodbye
6. In The Heat Of The Lonely Night
7. Let The Good Times Roll
8. Down With The Rain
10. Broken Days
11. Little Wings
The Order is:
Gianni Pontillo – Lead and Backing Vocals
Bruno Spring – Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Andrej Abplanalp – Bass and Backing Vocals
Mauro Casciero – Drums and Percussion
Rob Zombie has posted new audio and video clips from his first ever live album, Rob Zombie Live. Now available for our intense pleasure are live versions of “Dragula,” “Black Sunshine” and “Living Dead Girl.” Over the course of the Educated Horses Tour, Rob Zombie, in collaboration with producer Scott Humphrey, combined the most tantalizing of audio and visual elements. Rob Zombie’s heavy metal music and extreme stage presence do not disappoint in a nostalgic music video of “Thunder Kiss ’65″ presented on YouTube. The much anticipated Rob Zombie Live is sure to be a hit with incredible guitar riffs, live footage and pictures from the ever-classic Rob Zombie.
Rob Zombie Live available in stores on October 23rd.
Click on the tracks below to preview the live tracks!
“Thunder kiss ’65″
3 Mile Scream’s video for the track “Our Blackened Sun” will make its premiere on Much Music’s LOUD program Thurs Oct 18th, 2007 at 12:30am EST. The video was directed by Chad Archibald (Arise and Ruin) and can be viewed online today at the Hard Rock Hideout!
“We are all very excited to have our video for ‘Our Blackened Sun’ premiere on Much Music,” says 3 Mile Scream frontman Matt McGachy. “We all grew up watching LOUD, so it’s an honor to have our video be included on the show with all the other great metal that they play.”
“Our Blackened Sun” is taken from the group’s recently released Corporate Punishment debut album, A Prelude To Our Demise, which can be heard in its entirety at the following location: http://www.altsounds.com/altsounds/bands/3793/playallhi.php
The album has prompted a plethora of critical acclaim from critics and fans, including Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott who claimed the band was, “Heavy and melodic, great chops” and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe who described the band as “Artfully orchestrated brutality.”
Are you ready for the United Enemies? This is the new sleaze/glam band featuring Andy Pierce from Nasty Idols.
Here is the new video, I Don’t Want To Change.
When I Was A Planet is a somewhat entertaining fusion of Punk and Metal.
This sound of Invitro kind of reminds me of Suicidal Tendencies at times. There is a lot of humor in the lyrics which will certainly crack a few smiles with even the toughest hard rock fan.
The heavy sound of this record may not appeal to everyone. Fans of the genre will probably like this, but those looking for a more mainstream hard rock effort, are probably not going to enjoy this record. This album does however have a noteworthy moment.
When I was a Planet is pretty good. The video below is pretty funny! This is the least heavy song on the record, and I like this one quite a bit.
As a whole, I found the album, When I Was A Planet a little too heavy for my taste. If you like your music on the heavier side, check out Invitro. You can find more info on Invitro at this link.
Rating: Out of 10
1. New Disease
3. When I Was a Planet
9. Comb Over Party
11. Lucid May
13. Lemmy’s Bumps
14. Shark Attack
Swedish rock band, The Babylon Bombs have released their 2nd video, “Hometown Hero“, off of their album, Doin’ You Nasty. (Available now through Impulse Music.) Check it out!
This CD gets a lot of play on XMRadio’s The Boneyard, but sadly, is becoming rarer than hen’s teeth. Used copies sell for over $20.00 at Amazon.com and on Ebay.
Is it worth seeking out? Absolutely! The songs Bang Go the Bells, Hammer Swings Down, and the Kid Goes Wild (featuring the late, great Sam Kinision) are worth the price of admission just by themselves.
With three big videos on MTV at the time, it puzzles me why this band didn’t hit the same level of success as some of their late 80′s counterparts.
To me their debut release is their best effort, and is one that will appeal to most 80′s hard rock fans. If you can find it, grab it, you wont be disappointed.
For more information on Babylon A.D., check out their myspace page here.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Bang Go the Bells
2. Hammer Swings Down
3. Caught Up in the Crossfire
5. The Kid Goes Wild
6. Shot O’ Love
8. Back in Babylon
9. Sweet Temptation
10. Sally Danced