Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Worthy Metal Act: One Step Beyond !

Well, I just came across a Heavy metal act, called "One step Beyond", who released their album called "OUT WITH THE OLD ", and well, this band is definitely ONE STEP BEYOND !

One Step Beyond's Lineup has :

JUSTIN: Vocals
MAD MATT: Bass/Vocals/Beat programming
PAHL: Guitar
ZOTTI: Session drums

The album has amazing Drum beats, Tight,speedy guitars, and Mind boggling basslines ! The bassist definitely stands out amongst the group !

The album started with a headbanging act, called "Very Bad Man", with amazing riffs and beats, followed by a bit peaceful riff in "This life", which was arguably, the best one by Guitarist Pahl. The plucking in between was too good.

Moving on to the next track titled "Verb", I was stunned ! AMAZING is the word I could use over and over again for Bassist Mad Matt who even reminded me of
Butler! This guy's a pure talent, unlike most other bass players who choose to play just some root notes here and there, and even If I could call them good bassists, then maybe I wouldn't be able to describe people like Geddy lee or Stu Hamm who are GODS on the bass !

'Ordinary Citizen' had a good dominating riff, perfect tempo, and impressive vocals. The drums were just perfect !

'Psychosexual' began well on the guitar and drums together, followed by Justin's vocals. It was Zotti on the the drums who got my attention all over ! Well done !

The next one, 'Dancing Fool', had a bit weird beginning, but that's what made it my FAVORITE TRACK of the whole album ! Perfect
balancing between the bass and the overall sound. I would even regard this as the guitarist's best work in the album, his solos and riffs in this one were Superb ! It was well done on the vocals too !

Finally, the last track of the album, 'In with the new', sounded more like the beginning of a new album ! It got my adrenaline rushing up with the intro! Again, I could get a pinch of the amazing talent of the bassist in between, supported very well by the vocals !

Overall, One step beyond is a real talent musically ! The band is original, for Sure ! The bassist,Matt, did it an excellent work in the album, truly very original. I would regard him as the best amongst the four !

Coming over to the drummer , I think he has delivered his best. All the songs are musically balanced. It did not sound like the drums were dominating the tracks, but that is an achievement ! He has great potential !

I think it would be best to describe the Guitarist in one word, He is VERSATILE. His riffs were attractive, though I wanted some more solos, but being the only guitarist in the band, what he has done is Unbelievable !

Though the vocals didn't quite much impress me frankly, but summing up, the Band is really TIGHT !

Worth a listen guys ! You would want more !

You could check these guys out right here : http://www.m

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Van Halen Re-Unite For Their New Album with David Lee Roth!

Guys, this certainly couldn't get better !

American Rock band,Van Halen, is all set to Reunite for a new studio album, along with David Lee Roth ! Twenty-six years after they last recorded together, the hard-rock band have reuinted with their original singer, with an album planned for next year.

Roth was Van Halen's original vocalist, performing on early hits such as Eruption and Dance the Night Away, through to the 1984 album, er, 1984. They parted ways in 1985. Diamond Dave was replaced with Sammy Hagar and later Gary Cherone, but Roth rejoined the band for concert dates beginning in 2007.

Van Halen's last album was 1998's Van Halen III, and now, I'm much too eager to hear out these Hard rock legends once again with their new album!

You could view the full news article right here : The Guardian

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Iron Maiden: The Final Frontier Coming Soon !

BIG NEWS FOR ALL MAIDEN FANS (including me ofcourse!)

With a career spanning 30 years, 80 million album sales, close to 2000 live performances, countless satisfied customers and studio albums of unerring quality and power, Iron Maiden have more than earned their status as undisputed heavy metal champions of the world.

The Final Frontier, will be released August 17th. The director's cut for the video of the title track can be viewed on and on the band's Vevo channel. It was produced by the award-winning production company Darkside Animation Films, whose creative team includes animators that have created effects for feature films such as “Lost in Space,” “Gladiator” and “Black Hawk Down.” As well as working round the clock, the Darkside team developed entirely new technology to bring to life Iron Maiden’s mascot, EDDIE, in his new alien incarnation.

The album features 10 tracks (including the acclaimed single "El Dorado") and runs over 76 minutes. It will be released on August 17 in a unique Collector’s “Mission Edition” CD case with bonus content, including the Director’s Cut of this new video, “Mission Debrief” band-interview footage, wallpapers, photos and the exclusive game “Mission II: Rescue & Revenge.” And for the first time, Maiden is making the album available as an iTunes LP with bonus content. There will also be a Limited Edition Double Picture Disc on vinyl.

1. Satellite 15.....The Final Frontier 8:40
2. El Dorado 6:49
3. Mother Of Mercy 5:20
4. Coming Home 5:52
5. The Alchemist 4:29
6. Isle Of Avalon 9:06
7. Starblind 7:48
8. The Talisman 9:03
9. The Man Who Would Be King 8:28
10. When The Wild Wind Blows 10:59

Here's a video :

The Final Frontier - Director's Cut

Iron Maiden | MySpace Music Videos