Snakecharmer – Second Skin (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Snakecharmer
Album: Second Skin
Genre: Hard Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 397 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

The original British band Snakecharmer 2013 was built on the backs of former Whitesnake members Mick Moody and Neil Murray, along with several others dedicated to the early ’80s melodic rock sound. Harry James from Thunder, and Adam Wakeman of Ozzy Osbourne fame rounded out the mix, as well as the new addition of Simon McBride on guitars. Many changes in personnel have taken place since the band’s first issue, the 2013 self-titled debut.

Quite a few people in the Sleaze Roxx community, and beyond, have been looking forward to this album, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Fact is, Snakecharmer have maintained their Whitesnake heritage over the years. Second Skin is not modern by any means. It is an enjoyable romp through bombastic ’80s rock. “Are You Ready To Fly” is a great example of guitar and heavy Hammond organ work, much like Deep Purple. On the other hand, “Follow Me Under” uses the same key sounds as a flourish to the guitar/vocal progression. The acoustic beginning to “I’ll Take You As You Are” betrays a half decent mid-tempo rock song. I like it….

“Hell Of A Way To Live” is a hell of a way to make a rock song. I’m liking the intro vocals, an original guitar line, and a catchy chorus. Early thoughts of “Fade Away” are not encouraging. It’s so much of an uninspiring ballad that I’m not sure I want to finish the five minute track. Therefore, we move on to “Dress It Up”, and I’ve got to say, it’s a nice recovery. Solid riff and loose musicianship makes it feel natural. I might compare this song to Foreigner’s “Feels Like The First Time” in many respects.

“Punching Above My Weight” is a funny tune. The acoustic opening line is more like Great Big Sea or something non-rock related. It develops into a song with mainstream appeal, yet it lacks longevity. I’m intrigued by “Forgive & Forget”, a bluesy, loose guitar delivery that sounds off-the-floor and passionate. While not quite a rock song, this might be my album take-away, akin to the Black Crowes or Little Caesar. Finally, “Where Do We Go From Here” elicits Jimmy Page guitar sounds, and David Coverdale vocals to pull off a song that starts pleasantly, and builds into a decent rocker.

As an entire album, Second Skin appeals to me. I might drop a song or two, but if you’re a fan of old-school Whitesnake, this is an obvious buy.

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Art Nation – Liberation (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Art Nation
Album: Liberation
Genre: Hard Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 315 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Art Nation released their debut album Revolution in August 2015, and after playing a number of large Swedish music festivals they are back with their second album, Liberation. The band was nominated in Gaffa Magazine as “Breakthrough of the year 2015”, Powerplay Magazine nominated the debut album “the best album of 2015” and Classic Rock Magazine gave it 8/10. In July 2016, Art Nation performed “We are Better Together”, a song written specifically for the Gothia Cup opening ceremony, at Sweden’s biggest venue, Ullevi Arena, in front of an audience of 60.000. At the end of 2016, Gaffa Magazine nominated Art Nation as “Best live act of the year”, competing with names such as Ghost and Zara Larsson.

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Deep Purple – Infinite (+ 6 bonus tracks) (2017) [CD FLAC]

Deep Purple - Infinite (+ 6 bonus tracks) (2017) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: Deep Purple
Album: Infinite (+ 6 bonus tracks)
Genre: Hard Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 654 mb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Deep Purple are one of the most influential British rock bands of all time. With 120 million albums sold worldwide, they are one of the most loved British bands of all time. Recently inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, they have inspired and shaped the taste of generations of hard rock musicians and fans with milestone albums like “In Rock” or “Machine Head” which are essential chapters in rock music history. Their live album “Made in Japan” is often referred as one of the best (if not “the best” live album of all times).
“NOW What?!”, released in 2013, brought Deep Purple back to the top of the charts worldwide. The tour that followed sold over a million tickets worldwide. Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice are the three members from the current line-up who have been part of the band since it’s “Mark II” version, the one that is considered the “absolute classic”.
The current line-up of the band is completed by Don Airey (about to release his 4th album with the band) and Steve Morse (who has been in the band for over 20 years, about to release his 6th studio albums with Deep Purple). With “inFinite” and the associated “The Long Goodbye” tour, Deep Purple are approaching a turning point. Is the band about to write the final chapter of its career?

As a natural follow up to the worldwide success of “NOW What?!”, “inFinite” has once again been produced by Bob Ezrin who has formed with the five members of Deep Purple, an explosive songwriting team. “InFinite” is possibly the most “seventies” of all Deep Purple albums released since the 1984 reunion with “Perfect Strangers”. Ezrin and Deep Purple have managed to capture the purest Purple classic sound while staying well away from the temptation to be nostalgic or to “play themselves”. On the contrary the band shows the tranquillity to not care about delivering short songs or to limit the long solos and the moments of improvisation. Just as when the story started, in an ideal cycle that comes to completion. From “in Rock” to “in-finite”. Possibly destined to end, but still terribly good.
The end, the allusion of the band’s forthcoming tour name, a theme recurring in the songs and surely something that the band will be asked about. If this is really the farewell album by Deep Purple, there could not be a better one, or are they once again making fun of everybody?

“Deep Purple’s progressive album” – it’s what a critic said after a recent private playback of the album. “We are an instrumental jazz band, with somebody occasionally singing on it,” was Ian Gillan’s reply. If this is the case, guitars haven’t been harder for a jazz band, “inFinite” in fact shows also a side of Steve Morse that not everybody was expecting, melodic, raw, close to the roots of the blues rock.

“InFinite” is heavy and delicate at the same time, with an inspired Ian Gillan who is totally free from the duty to sound as people expect, delivering a versatile and exciting vocal performance during the whole album.

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Bonfire – Byte The Bullet (2017) [CD FLAC]

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Artist: Bonfire
Album: Byte The Bullet
Genre: Hard Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 554 mb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

After the release of their long desired double-album “Pearls” and the super successful 30th BONFIRE Anniversary 2016 Tour “Burnin’ Tales ‘n’ Pearls”, BONFIRE have been busy recoding the material for their brand new studio album “Byte The Bullet”, which will be released through UDR Music on March 24th, 2017. The album will contain 13 tracks with the focus single “Locomotive Breath” available to download and to stream worldwide on album pre-order launch, January 20th. To mark this event in pure Rock ‘n’ Roll style, Bonfire will host the inauguration party of their very own personalised-locomotive, which will ride on this day from Augsburg to Ingolstadt (via Munich) and back. Hold on tight for the ride of your life! BONFIRE is: Hans Ziller (Guitar) Alex Stahl (Vox) Frank Pan (Lead Guitar) Ronnie Parkes (Bass) Tim Breideband (Drums)

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