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Friday, November 21, 2014

CD Review: Habit of Force(2012)(Updated Nov 21, 2014)





This review has been updated which was written in June 2012.
The video at the bottom of the review had been removed so posted a video of the band from last year instead.Added a few other things as well, seeing as I was already here to change some things as well.


I love getting to do this for this reason as I have been fortunate to listen to all this fantastic music. To say that Habit of Force adds to that enjoyment is an understatement.
Chicago is the home for this trio of talented musicians I hear allot of inspirations when I listen to their music.
"Last Chance" is a power ballad Ala Pantera ,great sounding stuff here.

Here is a MP3 video of their song "Pissing on the Vine"



I enjoyed this album immensely and love the guitar riffs and the vocals hard n heavy!!The drummer is Tony Loveland, husband of Yvonne Loveland C.E.O. of Voodoo Queen Management



They have some great songs and enjoyed listening to their tunes again.



They are playing their final show on December 9th, 2014

(From Tony Loveland, drummer for Habit of Force)
It saddens me to announce, December 9th, Tuesday night @ Mojoes in Joliet IL, will be my last show with Habit of Force. Unfortunately, I do not have the time and energy to dedicate to a band at this time in my life. I wish the rest of the guys the best. We are opening up for Snot that night. Anyone interested in attending please contact myself or the rest of the band for discounted tickets. Thank you all for your love and support through out the years.


Thank you for reading this
Written by
Anthony Nadeau



CD Review: Kontrust-Explositive-Available Now(Napalm Records)


This is one of the bands I was excited to hear some new material from as I really enjoyed their last album this is more geared toward the dance crowd than the Hard Rock/Metal crowd even the slight bit of Nu Metal here is not enough I don't think to get some people behind it.
Still a fun band to listen to but something missing here not sure what it is , but I still like it.
Some good sounds and vocals coming from this band again.

Keep checking this space as I will hopefully be getting an email interview with them, 
"This is my show" is a fantastic sounding song, easily one of the best on the album.


Thank you for reading this 
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau

CD Review: Spiders-Shake Electric(Spinefarm Records)Available Now

Not only does the album cover represent the past but so does their look and their sound as well.Something from the 60's early 70's they have the look and sound with heavy riffs and fuzzy guitar amps as well.I mean not many bands actually have a harmonica solo anymore these days instead of a guitar solo.


Their first single is the the title song and they really have a catchy song in this one-check the video out below.


In the 3rd song in 215-223 sounds like a break in "King of the Night Time world" by KISS, not saying that is a bad thing, just noticed it is all.
This is a great album, some may think it's ok but I really dig it dude, "Lonely Nights" really rocks as well.
This band is tight and some really good musicianship ,glad to have heard this album.

Thank you for reading this
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Little Shop of Movies Review: The Jersey Boys(Available Now)



There are many artists amongst us that come in many forms , some paint the world as they see others may take pictures to capture that second of time-there are some who have some great way with words , there are also those that take those same words and make them ideas -then immortalize all that into film.
Clint Eastwood has done that once again with this film that shows his ability to show more than the violence in film.
There are ideas that are taken from other icons of film as well here -the storytelling to the camera Woody Allen had mastered this part of film where the characters of the film just randomly talk to the camera.
This is the story of Franki Valli & The Four Seasons that is based on the Tony Award Winning musical of the same name.
Movie making does not get much better than this folks for me there is always the saying "Less is more" that cannot be more suited here with this film , with so many movies competing for the most explosions and deaths this was a nice change of pace.
I have been a fan of Clint Eastwood all of my life and there are very few of his films that I can actually say that I do not like.
I was fortunate enough to get the 35 Years, 35 Films of his for Christmas a number of years ago.
I am always excited for his films regardless of what he is doing next I always await his films for knowing that he can tell a story unlike any other director today.
This is a story that is masterfully told and even though I know little about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons this was an incredible telling of what could easily be a made for TV movie, glad it was not.

Taking a break on set Eastwood sits and has a chat with Frankie Valli who serves as one of the executive producer as well as Bob Guadio-who wrote the hit songs for the group and also sang.
There are your standard movie cliche's of bands and their times together etc but all and all a great film about a period of time for a very successful band and does not fall into some of the regular garbage that some of these types of films do.Drug abuse and abuse of others is never a topic here.


Thank you for reading this
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau