Artist: Day Six
Titel: The Grand Design
Genre: Progressive Rock/Metal and lots more
Media: Day Six / Official Website
Let’s call a spade a spade: Day Six, a quartet from Veghel, The Netherlands, is by far the best progressive-metal band in The Netherlands. Actually, listening to their latest studio album ‘The Grand Design’ I dare to say that many internationally acclaimed acts would do nicely as a the support act for Day Six, instead of vice versa.
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Artist: Black Country Communion
Title: Black Country Communion
Media: Black Country Communion / Official Website
Whenever hearing references to ‘superbands’ I am usually rather quick to pass and turn the other way. Especially as, more often than not, most so-called ‘superbands’ find themselves getting stuck in repeating their successful achievements from the past. In all honesty, Black Country Communion is not extremely innovative and they sound suspiciously similar to a combination of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin on steroids. But, my God (and this is coming from an atheist), what a classic album! From start till end Black Country Communion is a kick-ass, ironclad rock album. Glenn Hughes produces his toughest voice since Deep Purple and Joe Bonamassa once more confirms why he is considered one of the very best guitarists in the world (and rightly so).
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Artist: Kevin Coyne
Title: House On The Hill
Media: Kevin Coyne / House On The Hill (live 1973)
Only recently I was introduced to the music by Kevin Coyne. It must have been just short of two years ago that I first heard, or rather, saw Kevin Coyne play. If I remember correctly it was on a typical Friday night (let’s make that Friday night) that I was lying on the couch, lazily flicking through the 65+ channels of my digital TV.
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