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Stats,Stats,Stats……

I thought it would be cool to post what the TOP 10 most read reviews so far this year that You my faithful readers have enjoyed the most!

Some Surprise’s Here As Well…Mr Books would be proud!

These rankings are from Jan 1st right thru to today!(July 10th)

As always thanks for reading….Totally appreciate it! Of course I may leave a comment or two about ….hope you do as well!

STICK IT IN YOUR EAR…..Most viewed Blogs in 2016!

1-Black Sabbath/Black Sabbath(1970)- No surprise really that it would be a Sabbath album as I reviewed all the Ozzy fronted Sab records in January as I was going to see Sabbath in Vancouver in February only for Ozzy to call in sick and the show was postponed!

2-Sloan/Live At Crocks N Rolls(April 7 2016)- First time seeing Sloan live and well I won’t be missing anymore Sloan Tbay Shows again.

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3-Shout It Out Loud/The Story Of Kiss’ Destroyer-A well written book documenting the making of the Kiss album that many consider their best! Book was well researched by author James Campion and it was nice to receive props from him on my review!

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4-Evilyn Strange/Evilution(2016)- Mike Ladano spearheaded a movement to review this EP by a newish band which I bunch of us undertook. Pretty decent Ep as well! Yes I paid for it out of my pocket!

5-Def Leppard/Hysteria(1987)- Lot’s of discussion about this one  and I enjoyed writing about Hysteria as well. Just recall back in the Summer of 88 this album was Everywhere….

6-Little Caesar/Brutally Honest …Live From Holland(2016)- This album is a Double Live Album and it’s just a raw live in your face recording of a band that has never given up! As an added plus iTunes had it for $4.99! What A Steal! Umm yeah..Great Cover!

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7-Where Are They Now/Paul Laine- Once again a bunch of us Bloggers all picked an artist and posted about what there up to now. Paul Laine was my pick and its neat to see people are still checking out his stuff and that he’s still out there doing it!

8-Black Sabbath/Never Say Die(1978)- For many diehards of Sabbath this album is the weak link in an otherwise strong catalogue from Ozzy/Iommi and crew! Goes to show you that sometimes a Bands weakest work brings up the most discussion! I like this album so of course I gotta be different!

9-All My Favourite People Are Broken/Brent Jensen-Hey Mr Books here’s the 2nd entry of a Book in the Top 10! Brent has written three excellent Books which you all should check out! Plus he’s a cool guy as well!

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All I’m Going To Say Here Is…GET THIS!

10-Metallica/March 10 1985(Los Angeles)- This is a live show that was included  in the Ride The Lightening Deluxe Edition. Say what you want about iTunes as at least I could just buy one show and not pay $65 for the rest!

There you have it Folks….Kinda cool to have a mix bag of stuff that you have read so far this year…

2 Books cracked the Top 10/ 1 Live Show/A couple of 2016 release’s/A double Sabbath entry and a Where Are They Now post!

Cool Stuff…

Thanks again for reading…..

Evilyn Strange/Evilution(2016)

Evilyn Strange are a three-piece  band out of Europe that are making some noise over on this side of the pond by releasing a 5 song E.P that I purchased for $2.99 on iTunes! Seriously where else nowadays can you buy anything for cheap? Yeah exactly, not to many places that’s for sure!

Evilyn Strange consist of Phillip Strange(vocals), Mikael Johannesson(guitars and bass) and The Ghost(drums). Ummm maybe The Ghost is real or maybe he’s a Ghost player? Ha! Good on them for monkeying around as the promo pics of the band just  feature Phillip and Mikael! Hmmmmm…

Anyway’s it’s the music that matters! Let The Music Do The Talking!

The songs that make up Evilution are European/Hard Rock and shall we take a gander at said product!!

By the way check out Mike’s site and Aaron’s site as well as they have reviewed this EP as well! That’s right folks a triple header!

LET IT RAIN-Slamming double bass drums lead the charge forward and thing is that Phillips vocals to me come across as a pre 1987 David Coverdale type vibe mixed with a shot of Fin’s vocals. Fin?? Whose that Deke?  Well readers, Fin was the lead singer of Waysted back in the day and for further listening check out Waysted’s Vices and maybe it’s just me but I hear some of Ol Fin in the singing at certain times throughout. The verse along with the chorus are catchy and I dig how Phillip drops like  an octave and just says “Let It Rain” and then Mikael takes off with a rip n roar solo! Parts John Norum,parts Micheal Schenker and the fella can play but he solos with style not doing all the dippy doodle burn the fretboard spiel that Yngwie J is known for! Great start!

INVISIBLE MAN-Wowzers this is a great track. It builds up think later day Europe like sounding albums (War Of The Worlds) that’s the Invisible Man! Dig the chorus and the solo. Give this song a listen as its posted! I won’t say no more just listen with your ears!

STORM CLOUDS-Some way over the top drumming leads off Storm Clouds. Think PainKiller on speed by Judas Priest. To be quite frank with everyone this song is a little to over the top for me. Fast, faster drumming tons of guitaring albeit very impressive but it’s just not my deal. For others though I’m sure it is!

NEVER-Never would have been one of the better tracks off of Whitesnakes Slip Of The Tongue album. Easily could have fit on side two right after Slow Poke Music! Never stomps along at a post Coverdale late night party bash after the booze and party treats are consumed up. Mikael nails down a decent sweep on the six string. The guy has some decent chops in his  catalogue of riffs!

STAY-A good well written track that ends the EP on a slower pace and one that to be honest I wasn’t expecting! Well played boys. You fooled  this Old Goat! Nice lead vocal by Phillip and a decent attempt at covering more musical bases than just four on the floor riff rock.

FINAL YAMMER-Considering this is a new band its a pretty good crack at Ol school hard Rock with an updated modern-day sound. Give these a guys a spin on iTunes I mean for $2.99 for 5 tracks buy some new music and support these guys.