Stone Carpet – The Sound of a Thousand

February 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

This single caught my attention, a nice intro and the music is a bit heavy with a touch of grunge. The vocals are very nice and have a lot of melody. The A-side of this single is the better one of the 2 songs there is, which you can listen to here below.

Stone Carpet has released an EP before but with a different line-up. This time they say it’s a fresh start and there’s nothing holding them back, just full steam ahead. This single is worth a shot if you happen to like rock with melody.

Stone Carpet’s site can be found here, and their single on Spotify can be found here.

The Sound of a Thousand

Chris Laney

August 6, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Chris LaneyChris Laney has quite a list of qualifications as a producer and as a songwriter. He’s also a solo artist and in April he released his second album, “Only Come Out at Night”.

He gets help from a number of guests on the album, among them some well-known names like Bruce Kulick (Kiss), Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy, Mötörhead), Conny Bloom (Hanoi Rocks, Electric Boys), Ian Haugland (Europe) and Zinny Zan (Shotgun Messiah, Zan Clan), which also gives us a hint to what kind of music it’s about. And of course it’s about hard rock, more precisely the eighties’ hard rock.

It becomes Chris’ own special version of the eighties where he, between sticky rock choruses, glammy choirs and guitar solos, weaves in some metallic darkness and agressive energy. All in all an even and strong album, where Chris shows his strength as a songwriter.

I saw him live at Stockholm Rockout the 1st of May, which was one of the best performances on the festival. Obviously more people agreed with me as he will come back for Stockholm Rockout Festival part 2 on the 10th-11th of September.

You can find Chris Laney on his site, on Facebook and on Myspace. His albums are available on Spotify. Here are two tracks from “Only Come Out at Night”.

Only Come Out at Night

Commit a Crime

April 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Commit a CrimeThere has been too little hardcore metal here on Meadowmusic and of course, some of it depends on that I don’t listen that much to this genre. But Commit a Crime is a band that I liked from the start. We are talking here about a musical area where bands like Slipknot and In Flames roam.

And Commit a Crime has definitely nothing to be ashamed of. Heavy and dark like an intro to the next Terminator movie. Well produced and with a rock feeling with a drive so I feel it in my stomach. A brutal discharge as the band says. Last autumn they released their debut EP “Commit a Crime”.

Visit Commit a Crime on Myspace.

Listen to and download two tracks:

Clay Pigeons
Step Aside

Killer Clan of F.U.N.

February 28, 2009 at 4:08 am

I have been waiting quite a while now for the debut album from Killer Clan of F.U.N. Some time ago I listened to a couple of demo tracks that sounded interesting, but it was hard to say in which direction they were going. So, finally, a week ago, after waiting more than a year, I finally got to listen to the album. And it was a complete surprise to me.

Their road had taken them to an album that was full of vibrating rock’n’roll, right out to it’s fingertips. A guitar riff party that made me jump up and down and join Maniac Daniels, screaming and singing. The references is  hailing down over me, like for example Motley Crue, Accept, Guns’n’Roses, Aerosmith, Rainbow, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and many others. Yet they don’t sound like anyone else.

Maniac launches like a loose Scud missile and sometimes makes me feel that  Beastie Boys finally has taken over a hard rock band. Bedlam sprays his guitars all over and distinctivly hammers rock’n’roll into my soul. Guitars that leans forwards in their energy and almost threaten to nuke my room. At the same time the voice of the blues echoes within the music, through the feeling and with the help from Maniac’s harmonica.

Luckily they give me some breathing space now and then, as sparkling acoustic guitars appears, Maniac shows a surprisingly broad register and everything is just glued together.

Listen more on Killer Clan of F.U.N.’s Myspace page, where you also can order their album.

Tellin’ Lies

Redlight Attraction

January 26, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Redlight AttractionRedlight Attraction startad as late as August last year with the singer Terry Blade as the front figure. One can guess that this is about glam rock, by looking at the band picture. And glam rock it is, melodic glam rock, with heavy, driving metal drums and a load of rock energy. Listen for yourself here below.

The songs you can listen to was recorded in Martin Sweet’s studio (guitarist in Crashdïet) in the end of last year. The band is now again in the studio, as the the plan is to release a debut EP further on. If you want to see them live, they will do a couple of gigs in Sundsvall in the beginning of March, fronting Wolf.
You’ll find more info about this and more music on Redlight Attraction’s Myspace page.

Rockin’ Tonite
Couldn’t Care Less

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