Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CD Review: (HED)pe-Evolution(Available Now!)Pavement Entertainment

Such a diverse amount of music played on this album , almost every song sounds like a different band altogether. With a heavy rock song kicking it all off "No Turning Back" -have a listen below.

You can feel the evident respect and hear the influence of many previous bands in their music , "Lost in Babylon" sounds to that of Rage Against The Machine , this is what I hear anyways.
This is a great album I also hear influences of Godsmack as well in "No Tomorrow" and these influences are heard not as a judgement but as a fan of the mentioned bands and that is a great thing.

Then there are fantastic songs that it doesn't matter who influenced who, but rather just enjoy the music and that is so easy to do with this band man what an album!! "2 Many Games" is fantastic piece that is all over the map musically and so cool, listened many times to this song.

Band Bio:
Many have asked what the name (Hed) p.e. means and stands for. According to vocalist Jahred, "The name (Hed) p.e. is a name I came up with which basically means our consciousness is connected to the planet and the planet is evolving, therefore, we as her children, evolve with her. The "p.e." originally was defined as PLANETARY EVOLUTION, and sometimes morphs to PLANET EARTH and back, but both carry the same message, the (Hed) is the symbol for consciousness. WE ARE ON THE MOTHERSHIP!"

I really have enjoyed listening to this album a number of times so far and will listen some more as well.

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Anthony Nadeau

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CD Review:Do You Want To Start A War?(Released July 22, 2014)Century Media Records(Edited)

This review was initially done prior to the release of the album I had posted the wrong album cover and title of the album as well, this has been corrected.

The title song  kicks this rocking album off and regardless of what you think of Chris Jericho being a professional wrestler -he has a great voice for Rock music.

Always open to new things they actually do a cover for ABBA'S "SOS" which is very standard and traditional cover of the song but the band really comes alive when they play their own songs, the album theme song is average at best but still good for the most part.

Band's Bio:
The band Fozzy has really always been about one thing: having fun. What started out for guitarist Rich Ward as a weekend cover band soon became an internationally signed act with the biggest star in professional wrestling, Chris Jericho, as its lead singer. Their first few releases still had Fozzy playing covers but with adopted stage names and a backstory written for the movies. When you have such high-energy performers like Ward and Jericho – it still is debatably on who jumps higher, Ward on stage with his guitar or Jericho in the ring – creating a ‘for fun’ band was easy, however Ward and Jericho aren’t just entertainers. Ward is probably one of the greatest and unjustly so, underrated riffers in rock and metal today. Jericho singing ability and overall passion for music makes one wonder just how he is able to find the time to excel in pretty much everything he does. It was these qualities that pushed the band to drop alter egos, get rid of the backstory and write original music. 
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Anthony Nadeau

Monday, July 28, 2014

Upcoming Films: The Hobbit-The Battle of Five Armies Trailer Arrives(Film Releases December 17, 2014)

This trailer was just released today!!
Being an avid fan of the book and reading it more than 10 times I have been waiting patiently for the films as I have stated in the past I much prefer Bilbo's adventures more than Frodo's but that is just me.
Here without any more waiting is the much anticipated trailer for the final chapter of the The Hobbit.

The trailer as the past trailers for the first two parts gave me goosebumps and I am eager to see it and at the same time sad it will all be over.

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Anthony Nadeau

Little Shop of Movies Review: NOAH(2014)-Available Now

There is some epic storytelling here for the simple reason I will mention I am not going to get into the religious aspect or anything to do with whether this is factual at all-instead this is a review of the film itself. 
The grand scope of this film is great and some of the cinematography is breathtaking in some shots.
It may  be overlooked when it comes to the awards season for film.
Matthew Libatique is the man that will probably be getting some major nominations for sure.
Yes I know there are images here and elsewhere in the film that are only  backdrops however how the camera captures them is visually fantastic, yet at the same time does not take away from the actors at all. Russell Crowe since I first saw him in "The Sum of Us" (1994) he has always captured me with his performances and honestly blew me away in his performance(s) in "Les Miserables"(2013)

Where the film may start where young Noah loses his father and feels like the start to a modern superhero film , it takes a different turn and instead Noah as we find him later in life is being spoken to by "The Creator" in his dreams and he is asked to do a task and that is to build an ark big enough for every species of animal on the planet "All that creeps and crawls" he tells his family when the snakes arrive.
The film clocks in over two hours as many a film does but the story is strong and the actors do their jobs well, the effects are necessary as to get all these animals on one set would be impossible.

Enjoy some Behind The Scenes video below:

There is a part of the film where things got a little odd when Noah hears from The Creator and is told to rid of his family I have seen that played out in horror films that I watch this totally throws the film off balance and does not really work with the rest of the film, there is also a bribe of revenge of Ham(son)against his father Noah for something I will not share here.
The sets  are fantastic and help add to the depth of the film, but feel that the film would have been better had a half an hour been cut from the film.

I am not one to state if I know anything about Noah as a man or as a story but this film was enjoyable to watch.

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Anthony Nadeau