Album View: Five Hundredth Year's Debut EP "A Rose from Ashes"

Having been receiving positive support at their local scene back in Michigan, Metal group, Five Hundredth Year finally decided to expand their music and reach world wide audience by releasing a debut E.P. titled "A Rose from Ashes". Consisting of seven heavy sounding metal tracks, this band continue to gather many affection from modern rock enthusiasts, especially following their cover of Tove Lo's 'Talking Body'. FHY successfully turned that mainstream sexy pop track into a powerful metal piece with fine hook, strong and soothing vocals along with thrilling guitar riffs. As part of their E.P. promotion, the rockers also released a music video for that cover song and it received many  praises from music lovers from all over the globe.


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Album Review: Opium Denn's "Demarkation"

Opium Denn

Discovering an art rock/progressive rock piece wrapped in one intriguing concept album is definitely a rare experience this days, that's probably what triggered Opium Denn in crafting his debut outing titled "Demarkation". In this artistic piece which is said as a mixture of Pink Floyd with Blue Oyster Cult, music lovers will be taken into a thrilling 37 minutes long of musical journey that captured the musician's mysterious aura. Consisting of nine tracks, the artist starts his music tale with 'I am a feeling #1', that immediately take us into an instrumental art rock experience until the vocals finally kicks in by the end.


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Album Review: Andy Evans' Debut Album "Miracle"


Andy Evans

Another quality rock-blues album is set to entertain music lovers as Texas based musician, Andy Evans who released his debut album titled "Miracle" on January 26th, 2016. Inspired by top musicians such as, Fleetwood Mac, Rush, The Allmand Brothers Band, Jack White, Ryan Adams and many others, this upcoming record from James is certainly a breeze of fresh air in the current era where new quality rock album is quite rare. There are nine songs that are being presented in this debut album, including a 46 second of intro which is more like some sort of random mix from all the other eight tracks.


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Album Review: Chickenpox Party's Self Titled Debut

Discovering new exquisite music talent has always been something fun for Rock-Expert and this time, we also like to continue our journey by introducing an interesting progressive blues rock band called, Chickenpox Party. This exciting trio consisting of, Gregory Smith (guitar, vocals), Brodie Davis (drums), Joey Jones (bass on the album, mixing, production) with the addition of Dustin Durr who plays bass at live performances. Nevertheless, it was the previous three who worked things out for the self-titled debut, crafting 12 tracks which showcase their strong southern rock root with some exquisite guitar playing and interesting themes.


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Album Review: Year of the Locust's New Album "Devolver"

Another exciting stuff arrived for Metal/Modern Rock enthusiasts this year, as Long Island based rockers, Year of the Locust(YOTL) are set to release their full length record entitled “Devolver” on July 22. The upcoming album consist of 13 hard rockin' tracks that should fully entertain fans of this type of genre. Being produced by Jimmy Sabella and mastered by Don Zientara, YOTL are not messing around with their upcoming release, especially since the band put on such strong themes and messages, from war, drug addiction, personal growth, redemption and many more. Those serious ideas along with heavy and exciting sound are being combined in a fine manner by the band as it can be heard even from the short 'Intro' they put out to start the whole musical adventure.


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