[Album Review] Solipsist – Extinction Protocol (EP)

The Extinction Protocol is upon us... (Album Art - Dave Vezdos, Solipsist)

Shredtastic. Brutal. Groovin’. All of the aforementioned are words that accurately describe the new EP from Solipsist, titled “Extinction Protocol”. The tracks on the album prove that thrash is alive and well here in Cleveland, and brutal as ever! Continue reading

[Album Review + Stream] Ohio Sky – Curses

Wake up, you’ve been dreaming….

Cleveland psychadelic-rockers Ohio Sky have been hard at work lately. The object of their labor is the forthcoming full-length release Curses, a spacey rock album that is at times floaty and intimate, while heavy at others, and at all times powerfully stated. Continue reading

[Album Review] Dawn Lights – My Will Alone

Dean Johnson and Eric Hess are Dawn Lights (Photo credit: Jocelyn Petruccio)

Dawn Lights is a studio project that includes Cleveland rock scene veterans Eric Hess (Battlestar, Audiblethread) on vocals and Dean Johnson (Via the Sun, Burning Vegas) on guitars, drums and everything else. The band’s debut album, My Will Alone,  is set for an October 21, 2011 official release. Continue reading

[Album Review] Chimaira – The Age of Hell

Cleveland’s own Chimaira has shown once again that they are a force to be reckoned with, as displayed in their latest album The Age of Hell, which hits stores today. Despite a number of recent changes to the band’s lineup, this effort shows that Chimaira is just as strong as ever – in terms of musicianship AND brutality. Continue reading