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Riding Along the Wastelands – A Lesson in Instrumental Metal Music by Rithiya Khiev

Metal music, at least in its purest form, is usually vocal-centered. Good hooks, epic chorus and neatly written verses are how you usually grab the listener’s attention and tell them your story. To do all of that instrumentally you need some great musicianship sprinkled with next-level songwriting. Exactly this is the case with ‘Riding Along The Wastelands’, an epic instrumental piece by Boston, Massachusetts-based guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Rithiya Khiev. With a strong background in music – everything from guitarist, drummer,…

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See the world through the eyes of John Consalvo with his new full-length “Into the Apocalypse…”

We ended our last week’s review of John Consalvo’s “Troubles of The World” with the words “Come on John, give us an album to listen to…” and as you have probably already guessed, one of our favorite singer-songwriters in the Drooble community actually delivered. “Into the Apocalypse, Pt. A: Divided & Conquered” is a conceptual album telling an apocalyptic story about the world we live in, which to be honest feels like a pretty realistic depiction of what we’ve been…

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Where alternative and dark country meet – Troubles of the World by John Consalvo

John Consalvo is back with a brand new single. Earlier last month we shared with you our thoughts on “Open The Sea”, a previous track by Issaquah-based singer-songwriter, which caught our attention for both its unique musical direction and high-quality audio production. So now we’re back with even more fine-crafted music by Consalvo to discuss. “Troubles of The World” starts off with a hard-hitting, aggressive alternative rock build-up with the drums rolling under a slow low-pass filter while the guitars…

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Tim Gainer is back at it with the heart-melting You’re Not Supposed To Hear This

We’ve kept an eye on Tim Gainer ever since his 2019 full-length Honor Among Thieves was released (find our review here). It was, and still is, a rock’n’roll roller coaster of an album that left us wanting more from the place where it came from. Gainer, a show business OG with over 40 years of experience in the game didn’t wait for too long, and despite we were pretty sure the best from him is yet to come his brand…

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John Consalvo’s Open The Sea is a must-listen for all alt-country heads

Today we’re listening to Open The Sea, the first single off John Consalvo’s upcoming full-length album and first release since 2005’s Choose this Day. Based in Issaquah, United States, Consalvo is a singer-songwriter whose approach to country rock music has managed to soak influences from a plethora of genres among which alternative rock, dark country and maybe even a touch of grunge. Open The Sea starts with a lengthy intro that gradually reveals all elements that make John Consalvo’s music…