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Iain’s Top Ten Albums of 2012

It’s officially 2013 and what better way to look ahead to a fine year than looking back on the year gone by.

2012, a year that will be remembered for Olympic Heroes, for the amusingly named Felix Baumgartner making a parachute jump from space, the creation of a Royal baby and of course the plummet in sales for antiseptic cream Savlon. When all these major events of 2012 have long been forgotten, I can safely say I’ll still be revisiting some of the albums that made my top ten list. Starting with….

Rival Sons Heads Up

 10. Rival Sons – Head Down

Read anything about California-based quartet Rival Sons and you’ll hear the same thing. They sound like a bit of a mash-up of The Black Crowes and Led Zeppelin which in theory, sounds great!

My first listen to Rival Sons a few years ago didn’t quite get my juices flowing but 2012 release Head Down has a maturity and the production values that help this band stand out among the reams of guitar based Rock N’ Roll bands doing the rounds these days. The real stand out being Jay Buchanan on vocals.

No, I don’t think they will ever be The Black Crowes or Led Zeppelin but if they keep on plugging away one day they may not be miles away. Continue reading

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Gareth’s Top Ten Albums of 2012

Following on from Paul’s top ten review last week it is time for me to put together my thoughts on the albums which really struck a chord with me this past year. Putting the list together this time around proved more difficult than previously as 2012 seemed a far better year for great new albums than 2011.

Halestorm-Strange-Case-Of10. Halestorm – The Strange Case of…

Halestorm are great live and have been working extremely hard over the past few years constantly touring both on their own dime and as support to some big-name acts. They also have some great songs. Latest album The Strange Case of… is worth hearing overall. Tracks such as ‘Love Bites (and So Do I)‘ are up there with the best songs of the year.

Lzzy Hale’s voice is as amazing as ever, and the rest of the band’s playing is getting stronger and stronger. However if I’m totally honest, somehow the album just didn’t live up to all my expectations as the follow-up to the brilliant self-titled Halestorm.

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Mixtape – August 2012 : The Party Playlist

Welcome to a new feature on musicscramble which we hope will become a regular playlist of great tunes to keep you rocking which some you may know, some you may not.

My name is Liam, I go under the guise of DJ Trashed a rock/alternative/metal DJ from Gloucester, England and this is my first post on musicscramble, and its great to be here. Hope you enjoy and comments are more than welcome.

As it is a Bank Holiday weekend, let’s get it started in style with a bit of a Party mix!

Hardcore Superstar – Beg For It

Swedish sleaze masters Hardcore Superstar mix metal with glam, which is nothing new, but Hardcore really hammer it home. Heavy guitar riffs, pounding drums and sing a long choruses. Beg for it has you begging for more…

Crashdiet – Generation Wild

Killer sleazy riffs from a killer sleazy band!! Perfect mix of underground / small venue / balls out rock mixed with arena filling 80’s glam. If you like this track, check out the video!

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Download Festival – Day Two

Today was immense. I don’t have time for a full review, however if you’ve been following us on Twitter then you’ll definitely be up to date on events.

In short, Halestorm were great though Lzzy’s voice was slightly raspy. A surprise given how great she’s been in the past. Steel Panther were politically incorrect as ever, but such fun to watch live. Really, really fun. Hilarious.

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Shinedown / Halestorm @ O2 Academy Glasgow 16th February 2012

Liberty Lies, Halestorm and Shinedown all on one ticket is a very strong lineup, and I had been looking forward to it for a very long time.

It is shame then that I managed to miss Liberty Lies completely. In truth due to unbelievable car parking conditions I nearly missed Halestorm! Thankfully though, I got in with just a few minutes to spare before Lzzy and the band stormed on stage and blasted through current single ‘Love Bites (And So Do I)‘. Continue reading

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Halestorm – Love Bites (So Do I) (2012)

Halestorm are back with the first single from their new album The Strange Case Of… and it is entitled ‘Love Bites (And So Do I)’. The single is another classic slice of Halestorm following on where they left off. You can watch the video after the jump below and make up your own mind, but we at musicscramble love it.

As an aside, I saw Halestorm perform this and a full set in support to Shinedown in Glasgow last night.  It’s the third time I’ve seen Lzzy and the band, and once again believe them a force to be reckoned with.  A full review (I promise) will be posted in the coming days.

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Halestorm – ReAniMate : The Covers EP (2011)

reanimate_the_covers_epLzzy Hale’s voice is immense. There is no other way to put it, she really does set the bar high and then vaults it with every performance. Halestorm are a fantastic live band, and great on record. They released their self-titled debut album around 18 months ago and it is well worth a look, however this review is about something more recent.

After a live CD/DVD late last year, Halestorm have released this EP of covers. Six tracks which I can only assume are songs the band loved over the years, and surprisingly it’s six tracks which are very diverse and Halestorm make their own. Continue reading

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