Hair Metal

Artist: 
Battle Beast
Label: 
Nuclear Blast

This female-fronted Finnish hair metal band has been around since 2012 and Bringer of Pain is their lastest album.  "Familiar Hell" is catchy and fun, and raises an important question: is familiar hell better than unknown heaven? Unfortunately, it's not completely FCC clean but still a great song to listen to on your own. The other song, "King for a Day" is playable on the radio and deals with politicians and greed.

Sounds Like: 
Nightwish
Sounds Like: 
Power metal w/female vocals
Name: 
Taylor Brestel
Date Reviewed: 
03/05/2017
Artist: 
Various
Label: 
Warner Bros

So I don't really think any of these songs need a review since they've been around for a hot minute now. Just a little background- Everybody Want's Some is a new movie set in the 80s about a group of baseball players in college. So surely shenanigans will ensue! But actually I love all these songs and grew up listening to them because of my dad's love for the 80s. Some highlights for you lazeballs: "Heart of Glass" yeah hi it's like one of the best Blondie songs, imho.

Sounds Like: 
The 80s
Sounds Like: 
The 80s
Name: 
Payton Wells
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2016
Artist: 
Striker
Label: 
Independent

This album is glorious, it sounds power, electric, and downright badass. Honestly when I popped this CD in I thought I was listening to Dio or another band like that. It’s crazy good. It’s old school hair metal that gets you dancing, moshing and all the good metal moves.

Sounds Like: 
Dio
Sounds Like: 
Iron Maiden
Name: 
Alexis Walker
Date Reviewed: 
02/03/2016
Artist: 
Cauldron
Label: 
Earache

Cauldron returns as a power trio with their second album, Chained to the Nite.  This album would be right at home in the 80s hair-metal genre.  While that style is somewhat of a parody these days, Cauldron capture its essense sublimely.  These guys would be signed to a major deal 25 years ago.  Hard-hitting riffs, double bass drumming, and lots of gread melodies abound.  Take it seriously, and you'll seriously like it.

Sounds Like: 
Dokken, early Metallica
Sounds Like: 
Scorpions
Name: 
Josh Conver
Date Reviewed: 
10/21/2010
Artist: 
Taking Dawn
Label: 
Roadrunner

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Sounds Like: 
Trivium
Sounds Like: 
Mötely Crüe
Sounds Like: 
Bon Jovi
Sounds Like: 
Avenged Sevenfold
Name: 
Alex Lopez
Date Reviewed: 
09/27/2010
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