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Back to Meshuggah which I haven’t done in a long time. A progressive death metal/djent metal band from Sweden has released what could arguably be their Magnum Opus in this case. With that aside, I feel as if this album …

When I heard that The Who’s L.A. concert was to be rebroadcast on network TV, I became very excited. When the big night came, I was not disappointed. The British rock band performed “Tommy, the “rock opera” (written by Pete …

If you came up to me two years ago and said that Dave Grohl would form his own band, I would have laughed. I mean, come on. At that time he was simply the third guy from Nirvana, the “guy …

Swedish Metal at its finest. Meshuggah is a Djent Thrash band out of Sweden and also is currently with Nuclear Blast. I rated them in my top ten favorite thrash bands. This may not exactly sound anything like Thrash Metal …

“The Beatles One” is by far the best Beatles ­album ever compiled. It was released in 2000 and includes all of the band’s biggest pop rock hits from the U.K. and the U.S. Most of the songs were ­released during …

In a time when Mileys and Lil Waynes dominate the music scene, the task of finding a worthwhile album may seem unattainable. Before you give up, however, let the Pierces’ “13 Tales of Love and Revenge” renew your faith. The …

Longevity is a gift only a select few possess. R&B songstress Mya, a 16 year veteran of the music business, has shown that she’s got that. Usually moving from major to independent would mean the end of an artist’s career. …

I found this piece to be extraordinary at the first listen! It’s very different from any other Fall Out Boy song heard, and it has its own twist. The mixture of deep/high tones brings the piece all together. The lyrics …

“So here it is, for all you people who have been turning us off for the last four years, this next album is about to blow your minds!” Liam Payne of One Direction, the world-famous boy band from the UK, …

Flawlessly executed vocals and lyrics drenched with soul and passion make up Sam Smith’s new album, “In the Lonely Hour.” Recognized for his powerful voice that pours meaning into every syllable, Smith has turned from singing catchy, fun pop to …

August Burns Red is a Melodic Metalcore group with a Christian lifestyle that doesn’t emulate with their music. When compared to other bands of this type like Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage or As I Lay Dying, they are …

Popular music today typically extols the joy of love, challenges of relationships, and agony of heartbreak. Many songs deserve airtime, but the themes are extremely overused and get dull after awhile. While listening to the band Imagine Dragons, my objections …

Why is it that some rappers & their songs are frowned upon? Some refer to the lyrics, names of the songs, name of the artists, names of the cd, the vulgar or explicit language they use, videos and certain images. …

To most teens, (at least the ones I know) the ’80s seem like a long time ago, and most of what came from that era is taken with a negative attitude. To me, some of the best music ever written …

Here it goes making my first review of a CD.What a better way to start it off than with Green Day’s newish CD 21st Century Breakdown. 1. Song of the Century: 9.5/10 because it is short although the lyrics are …

One might say you’re taking a risk when you go to a concert without a ticket. Well, I wasn’t fortunate enough to get a ticket when they went on sale so I went to Foxboro in hot pursuit. Showtime was …

“Digimortal” is the latest Fear Factory CD released last April,and it is a great record. It shows growing maturity in the band’s musicianship,as well as their approach. Although it is not my favorite CD by them, it still isawesome. The …

No, I’m not talking about the movie, or the book. I’m talking about the six Ohioans who make up the band. Far outside the mainstream, this group is widely known by hardcore enthusiasts in the heart of the country. Now …

I must admit it: I am an avid musical theatre fan. So it was a shock to me when I stumbled upon a show I’d never heard of: Spring Awakening. Out of blatant curiosity, I listened to one of the …

For the past decade, Elton John has attempted a comeback. Albums like Ice On Fire and Jump Up produced some hits, but never anything like the true talent Elton showed on his gold albums of the ’70’s. Last year’s Reg …

Many people consider the new Del Amitri album “Twisted” as nothing more than a flaky home for the smash “Roll To Me.” But the CD is actually one of the most lyrically sincere albums put out so far this year. …

MichelleBranch has been turning a lot of heads in the music world. The 18-year-old hasjust released her second album, “The Spirit Room.” What sets her apartfrom other teen pop queens is that Michelle writes all her songs. She has alsobeen …

The Ethnographers- an Indie-Rock band- have written some of the most poetic songs I have ever had the pleasure to listen to, including ”Grandfather Said”. In this soothing and melodious mix of music and voice, the singers tell the story …

There was one thing besides the movie that die-hard Twilight fans were waiting for this November. On November 4th, the “Twilight” movie soundtrack was released. To be honest, I felt a little embarrassed pre-ordering the CD. Didn’t obsessed fans do …

The way Prince Ea starts the song out is very unique and it really makes you think. When we says “…I didn’t come out of my mothers whom saying…” it makes you stop and say to yourself, maybe I didn’t …

Last year, I was watching the show “So You Think You Can Dance” when Kat Dennings introduced a performer known as Lady GaGa. At this point, I was laughing because it sounded ridiculous. But as soon as she got into …

Cattle Decapitation is an American grindcore band that have been around for quite awhile, although this album here is their breakout album to many people. Originally consisting of four dedicated vegetarians now they have two members that are still from …

This is a strange one. Yeah, I’m going deeper and deeper underground here because some of these guys need more exposure than they get. Darkwater is a Swedish Progressive Metal group that seem to have great influence to Power metal …

Panic! at the Disco’s new album, 2016 release Death of a Bachelor features a variety of hits from the party-ridden Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time to the swooning ballad, Impossible Year. Panic!’s current lineup is exclusively frontman Brendon …

After a 10-year hiatus, ­Portishead is back with the release of “Third.” The band combines jazz, hip-hop, and experimental music to ­produce a unique sound. This album definitely is not their best, but that doesn’t stop me from loving it. …

YouTube sensation Esmee Denters has huge shoes to fill. She was the first artist signed to Justin Timberlake’s Tennman Record label. Now it is time for Esmee to show the world what she has on her debut album Outta Here. …

Ryan Kelly is a singer from The Moy, Northern Ireland born in November, 1978. He started singing from a young age because he was influenced by his parents especially his dad to go sing. His first big performance was when …