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Michael Monroe: Sensory Overdrive

“The tempos are fast, the guitar plays ringing power chords, and the vocals are a penetrating screech, the whole achieving energy and irresistible drive.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Judas Priest: British Steel

“The first salvo fired in heavy metal’s ultimate takeover of the hard rock landscape during the 1980s. Packed with strong melodic hooks, British Steel is a deliberate commercial move, forsaking the complexity of the band’s early work in favor of a robust, AC/DC-flavored groove.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Slash: Slash

Check Our Catalog “The debut solo album for the Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist features guest appearances by Chris Cornell, Adam Levine, Dave Grohl, Kid Rock, Iggy Pop, and Fergie, as well as former Guns N’ Roses members, Izzy Stadlin, Duff McKagan, and Steve Adler.

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Mastodon: Crack the Skye

Check Our Catalog The fourth album from the Atlantia, Georgia rock band features songs about the murder of Rasputin. “The album will be attractive to head bangers, math rockers, and now even classic-rock devotees thanks to guitarists Brent Hinds’s and Bill Kelliher’s deep devotion to the almighty riff.”–Boston Globe

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Wolfmother: Cosmic Egg

Check Our Catalog “The self-titled 2005 debut of Australia’s hard-rawking Wolfmother played like the soundtrack to a feature-length car commercial. On this album, Wolfmother becomes a band worth paying attention to…Of course, these songs could still sell a car, but it’d have to be something as sensible as it is grandiose, like a Prius with [...]

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Slayer: World Painted Blood

Check Our Catalog If you have any curiosity about heavy metal, simply pick up a Slayer record, and the new stuff is as aesthetically pure as the earlier, career-defining releases. In other words, Slayer hasn’t bowed to the mainstream and probably uses its two Grammys as doorstops.–Boston Globe

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Check Our Catalog “While they’ll never be mistaken for a feel-good band, there is a palpable sense of relief that they get to play together again as a band, and what’s remarkable is that they still sound like themselves, capturing that weird murk halfway between ’80s metal and ’90s northwestern sludge, reminding us that we [...]

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Jet: Shaka Rock

Check Our Catalog “Shaka Rock may not expand Jet’s range, but its high-energy guitar assaults should impress modern rock audiences.”–Billboard

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Check Our Catalog The new album from Guns N’ Roses features 14 brand new songs from Axl and company, has garnered rave reviews and is easily the most anticipated release of the year.–Amazon.com

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Nickelback: Dark Horse

Check Our Catalog “On Dark Horse, “Mutt” Lange lightens Nickelback’s dreary post-grunge plod, applying guitar shimmer to prom ballads and detonating big beats under frat-party shouts and raplike vocal parts.”—Rolling Stone

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Metallica: Death Magnetic

Check Our Catalog “The album, produced by Rick Rubin, is far better than anything the group has recorded in the last 12 years; it sounds as if the band has woken out of a daze…The album bets on the fact that these musicians have matured, and can prove it through music that’s more complicated than [...]

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