Tag: Retro Music Review

Mötley Crüe: Too Fast For Love (1981) Music Review – By Vincent Mento

I gotta say most readers clearly by now know the differences between Baron’s musical interests and mine, and some of our similarities, while I know he’s heard this album, and likely owns a copy of it, it was one of a few that gave me insight to the heavy metal genre some of the bands…


Alice Cooper: Constrictor (1986) – By Baron Craze

The early eighties were heavily unkind to Alice Cooper, releasing four albums that which would have sunk other artists’ careers, he had struggled to survive the blackout drinking and the dismal and atrocious records Flush The Fashion (1980), Special Forces (1981), Zipper Catches Skin (1982), and Dada (1983); however he worked hard to regain his sobriety (still never…


Morbid Angel: Covenant (1993) – By Baron Craze

Morbid Angel was such a great band, their first three albums captured some of the finest and thoroughly viciousness terms of playing style and vocals in regard to death metal subgenre with a firm nod to satanic image, which later transfers more to another death metal band Deicide. In fact, in the late 80s and…


Rush: Moving Pictures (1981) Music Review – By Vincent Mento

While I was born in the very early 70s my musical tastes were not affirmed until the 80s learning that not one single decade hones my ear for input, rather what the musicians create that captured my attention. There’s obviously The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult, and plenty…


Alice Cooper: Love It to Death (1971) Music Review – By Baron Craze

Alice Cooper is favorite among horror and metal fans, and during his lengthy legendary career as both band and solo artist, he’s had many hit albums and somewhat forgettable ones too. Now 2021 marks 50-years since ‘Love It To Death’ (known as LITD, for the remainder of this review) was originally released in March of…


AC/DC: Back In Black (1980) – By Vincent Mento

So, this is very cool, I’ve finally found a spot to write reviews, big thanks to Baron for encouraging me, not to give up, with that I have the fun opportunity of exploring countless hard rock bands and albums, among one of my favorites, AC/DC. There’s something about their music that hits just right, it’s…


Alice Cooper: From the Inside (1978) Music Review – By Baron Craze

Alice Cooper’s health had hit an ultra-low point, his excessive drinking turned his blood almost to that of alcohol and that resulted in his shock value once on stage decline, hence lead to a series of albums which the music started frizzling out. He always had the booze to help him excel, but it became…


Iron Maiden: Iron Maiden (1980) – By Baron Craze

There’s not many metal fans who are unaware of the legendary history or status of Iron Maiden, but back 1979, they were merely a band striving for some footing in the music business and solid recognition; they didn’t have the mega albums or singles and definitely hadn’t thought about Flight 666. They were fortunate enough…


ALICE COOPER: WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE (1975) – By Baron Craze

This is the very first album Alice Cooper did as a solo artist, he needed it to solidify his independent standing, and without a doubt it packs a mighty punch, 45-years later the music and lyrics includes masquerading as a horror film and a charming ballad. His reputation ever increasing from there, with sick slick…


King Diamond: Them (1988) Music Review – By Baron Craze

If one is unaware of King Diamond, he used to be a member of Mercyful Fate, but left over creative differences and unable to push the envelope in musical design and style, he ventured off on his own, with incredible success. First with  ‘Fatal Portrait’, before truly developing horror stories and creating musical stories of…