RTZ: Return to Zero- been on a bit of an 'all things Boston' kick lately, and revisiting this solid band from the early '90s featuring Brad Delp & Barry Goudreau. Somewhat slick & poppy, but fun.
Orion the Hunter: Orion the Hunter- after Goudreau left Boston, he joined up with these guys and released this excellent, one and only debut. Sensational songs here with soaring vocals, and very Boston-ish. Too bad this was to be it from them.
Boston: Boston/Don't Look Back/Third Stage- as you can see above, it's all about Boston these days!
Joe Bonamassa: British Blues Explosion Live- another killer live set from guitar virtuoso Bonamassa, paying tribute to Clapton, Beck, and Page.
Gov't Mule: Gov't Mule- their debut is a stone cold classic...well, most of their albums kinda fall into that category.
Grand Funk Railroad: Grand Funk/Closer to Home/E Pluribus Funk/All the Girls in the World Beware/On Time/Born to Die/On Time/Shinin' On/We're An American Band-another band I've been spending a lot of time with lately. Something about GFR in the spring/summer months...a perfect fit!
Wo Fat: The Black Code/The Conjuring- kick ass, epic stoner riffs & psychedelic guitar solos.
The Dead Daisies: Burn it Down- quite solid new release from this hard rock supergroup, and heavier than their last one.
Black Sheep: Black Sheep/Encouraging Words- a great, recent discovery. Black Sheep was the band Lou Gramm spent time in just prior to joining Foreigner. If you like classic Free, you've come to the right place. Sensational!
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa: Black Coffee- perhaps their best outing together, filled with scorching vocals from Beth and Joe's always tasty guitar playing.
Mos Generator: Shadowlands- brand new one from this longtime stoner act is a good one
Philip Sayce: Steamroller- a new discovery of mine, this guy can play some MEAN guitar! Think Hendrix meets SRV meets Bonamassa.
Graveyard: Peace- just got this one in, the eagerly awaited return from these Swedish hard rockers. First listen brought some good results...welcome back guys!
Judas Priest: Firepower- this one has a lot of legs, so still getting plenty of play here!
Saxon: Thunderbolt- another one that is showing some real staying power. Does it get much better than Judas Priest & Saxon here in 2018?? I think not!
Dimmu Borgir: Eonian- first album in many years for the Norwegian symphonic black metal legends is way over the top with its epic-ness, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Not much 'black metal' here to these ears, but it's well constructed orchestral metal nonetheless.