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On Second Thought: Cinderella – Long Cold Winter (1988)

When Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer, who has been plagued with performance problems for many years due to paralysis of one of his vocal cords, posted samples from his long-awaited upcoming solo album, I had to hear them.

Ancient VVisdom – Deathlike (2013)

This is not your father’s metal band. Oh, there are guys in leather and denim. There are skull motifs and maybe the occasional spike. There’s all the darkness that you could ask for from the gloomiest of doom metal bands.

Pinnick Gales Pridgen – Pinnick Gales Pridgen (2013)

These days, it seems “supergroups” are a dime a dozen, but occasionally the combination works. A new group with Dug Pinnick (King’s X, Poundhound), Eric Gales (Eric Gales Band, Lauryn Hill) and Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) is one of those occasions.

Holy Grail – Ride the Void (2013)

When one of the early lineups of White Wizzard split in 2008, it gave the rock world two of the best traditional metal acts out there.

4ARM – Submission for Liberty (2012)

I grew up in the golden age of thrash, and I loved it from the first time I heard it. The precise riffs, the often-complex arrangements and all the power and aggression I needed while still retaining melody and musicality.

Forgotten series: Judas Priest – Painkiller (1990)

In 1990, Judas Priest was coming out of something of a tough period. After recording metal classics like British Steel and Screaming for Vengeance in the early 1980s, they had released the polarizing Turbo

Dale Watson and His Lonestars – El Rancho Azul (2013)

If anyone can be said to be the “godfather” of the underground traditional country movement, it would probably be Dale Watson. Though he released his first album in 1995, his roots in music go much farther back, as does his sound.

One Track Mind: The Band Perry, “Better Dig Two” (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIdCo_QAz_E&w=500&h=305] I almost thought I was going to have to write a Guilty Pleasure when this song started to play, but then about 30 seconds into it, they saved me the trouble by turning it into a typical pop-country number.

S.U.N – Something Unto Nothing (2013)

Dear Aerosmith dudes, This is what your music is supposed to sound like: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NktMr8Sjqk&w=500&h=305] Please listen and take notes. Sincerely, Your fans

Anthrax, “Anthem” (2013): Something Else! sneak peek

Oh dear God, please someone take the microphone away from Joey Belladonna. I’ve admitted before, and in the interest of fairness will again, that I prefer John Bush as vocalist for Anthrax.

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