Album Reviews​​​​

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... so, here are some album reviews that you probably won't read, because we're all punks, and form our own opinions on stuff... 


Blue Mesa

If You're Like Me...

... then you don't just persist on ​one​ ​genre of music.  And if that's the case, then maybe, like me, you enjoy European power metal, as I've previously stated!

If the above statements are true of yourself, then you should probably go out and pick yourself up a copy of Origami, by DENVER BAND, Blue Mesa!

We saw them at the Lion's Lair on Colfax, on Jan. 5th. It was a chilly Friday night with SMOKIN' HOT music and good times shared by all in attendance! 

(Was that too cheesy? Did that read like a bad impression of Wolfman Jack? Sometimes, I just like to share my post-completion re-read thoughts, because I think my inner dialogue is funny... I guess, if the readers think it sucks, someone will eventually say something...)

The first thing that grabbed me about the performance was their diversity in apparent influences, ranging from Led Zeppelin to Queens of the Stone Age, and was anxious to sit and listen in the comfort of my own couch.

What I was treated to, sounded like Leave's Eyes or Evanescence, with maybe a splash of Rise Against.  Well-balanced guitars, solid drumwork, and seamlessly complimentary basslines accompany clean, talented, Pop-ish female vocals reminiscent of Adele.

​All in all, Blue Mesa is a band that you'll certainly want to see in person, and while you're there, you definitely won't be disappointed with this album, should you choose to obtain it!

​To find the download link and band info, click the album cover.


Corrosion Of Conformity-
No Cross No

Have you ever pondered the struggle of a warlord living in a dystopic Mad Max wasteland?

The fury, destruction, regret, remorse, and redemption culled into one intangible teeth nashing dead eyed stare? That is the sonic journey Corrosion of Conformity's new album No Cross No Crown takes you down. Marking the return of Pepper J. Keenan to the band we stray back into the familiar yet ominous territory of despair and revenge.
Similar to a ten round fight, this album comes out of the corner and demands your full emotional attention with a brutal punishment of stepping on your neck with the same ease as one does a stage monitor before shredding blistering solo. By the middle of this album you're not sure if your mouth guard is still anywhere near the current location of your teeth.
Reef Mullin's drums work you over with punishing body blows while Mike Dean's bass drills into your kidneys without mercy or remorse. Woody's guitar slaps you across the face like a ruthless corner man who has no regard for the consequences because Pepper hovers above it all with a smirking sneer of a stoner metal despot who knows he has rigged the match. Buy this album now!

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