REVIEW: League of Distortion – ‘League of Distortion’

By Greg Maki If you like your metal melodic with a bit of a modern, technological sheen and a whole lot of rebellious swagger, then let me direct you to Germany’s League of Distortion, the brainchild of vocalist Anna Brunner (Exit Eden) and guitarist Jim Müller (Kissin’ Dynamite). On the band’s self-titled debut, you can... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Skid Row – ‘The Gang’s All Here’

By Greg Maki Bolstered by powerhouse new frontman Erik Grönwall, Skid Row suddenly is relevant again, and that just might be one of 2022’s biggest stories in hard rock. With the young Swedish singer leading the way—he’s the rest of the band’s junior by about a quarter century—Skid Row truly sounds like the chart-topping sensation... Continue Reading →

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Halloween Ends’

By Greg Maki Is this it? Is this really the end? Forty-four years after Michael Myers stabbed his way and prototypical “final girl” Laurie Strode screamed her way into the hearts of movie-goers in John Carpenter’s slasher masterpiece “Halloween,” director/co-writer David Gordon Green wraps his sequel trilogy with a period rather than the ellipsis we’re... Continue Reading →

Mötley 101: Ranking the Crüe’s discography

By Greg Maki With “The Stadium Tour” finally underway, Mötley Crüe is officially back in action, playing its first shows since “The Final Tour”—supposedly sealed with a legal contract—wrapped on Dec. 31, 2015. Though known for spectacle and its band members’ outrageous lifestyles—immortalized in “The Dirt,” the book and movie—more than anything else, the Crüe... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Motionless in White – ‘Scoring the End of the World’

By Greg Maki Looking to build off the success of 2019’s “Disguise”—particularly the singles “Brand New Numb” and “Another Life”—Motionless in White has returned with arguably its most complete album to date in “Scoring the End of the World.” Like its most immediate predecessor, the record leans heavily into the hard rock aspect of the... Continue Reading →

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