The Test Drive (Early Album Previews)

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    The Test Drive: Elora – Tú

    Elora have returned with their impressive new release, "Tú". Some of you may remember their last outing, "Cada día es así". This is a more groove oriented outing with more concentration on chord progression....

    The Test Drive: Chayce Halley – Bloom House

    Chayce Halley has come out with a brilliant masterpiece that almost feels as if it were a concept album without a concept. Sometimes it feels as though he is picking up the baton where...

    The Test Drive: XIXA – Shift and Shadow

    XIXA are one of those bands you can't really pin down to a certain genre. I know most people will say they are a psychedelic outfit by default, but take a closer listen. You...

    The Test Drive: Reign Eternal – Premonitions

    Reign Eternal have today released their anticipated new album, "Premonitions". This groove-centric offering is really well mastered and is guaranteed to blow up your speakers. This is the kind of metal I love. The...

    The Test Drive: Wrathrone – Born Beneath

    Wrathrone plays brutal old school death metal with their own spices. Early years 2008-2011 Wrathrone was doing gigs in slow flow, though the first self-released EP “Burning Hatred” saw the daylight in 2011. The...

    The Test Drive: Novacaine Nothing- Noughts and Crosses

    As if sent as more of a metal massacre than as an album release, Novacaine Nothing's new effort, "Noughts and Crosses" is about to drop like a nuclear bomb onto the very conscious of...

    The Test Drive: Bloodhounds On My Trail – Escape II

    As if conjured up from a beautiful dream in the realms of a deep R.E.M. comatose like sleep, Australia's own Bloodhounds On My Trail have come up with a modern masterpiece that can be...

    The Test Drive: Ships Have Sailed – Moodswings

    Ships Have Sailed are gearing up to release their new album titled "Moodswings". The album is pop sensibility combined with the songwriting skills of some of the classic duos in rock history. "Moodswings" is a...

    The Test Drive: a toi me’SHen – a toi me’SHen

    Mixing and fusing multiple styles, all of which are near and dear to my heart from my youth as a skater, Orange County's  a toi me'SHen (me’SHēn) have created a ferocious metal, rock, R&B,...

    The Test Drive: Alpha Shallows – Set the Fires

    Containing a reckless abandon that is too often imitated but never duplicated, the tracks that comprise the new EP from Alpha Shallows' "Set The Fires", have that reckless care to the wind feeling running...

    The Test Drive: Nigel Thomas – Travelling Man

    With the new single "Fever" now making the rounds throughout the world, it is now an absolute necessity to explore the rest of the album tentatively titled "Travelling Man". The album starts out with...

    The Test Drive: Bentley Jones – The Rebellion

    A few weeks back I interviewed Bentley Jones about his career so far as well as his upcoming album "The Rebellion". And now that time has come. When I first saw the video for the lead track,...

    The Test Drive: The Deadline Shakes – Zealots

    The Deadline Shakes are set to release their new album, "Zealots" on November 29th. Hailing from Glasgow, these young lads have created a window to their open hearts and let the music flow through...

    The Test Drive: Ummagma – Frequency

    Shoegaze is becoming more and more relevant. Not only in the Indie and Electronic scene but in the music scene in general. Why? Because it's not only creative but thoughtful. And that is what...

    The Test Drive: Stella Diana – Alhena

    I'll just come out and say it. I have found my new sonic nirvana in the audio that is Stella Diana. What I find fascinating is that this is an Italian band and not...

    The Test Drive: Sea + Air – Evropi

    With a combination of ingenious swagger, reckless abandon, and pop sensibility, Sea + Air have achieved a new level of pop music which they have defined as "Ghost Pop" Simultaneously daunting and melodic with...

    The Test Drive: The Fiction Aisle – Heart Map Rubric

    "Heart Map Rubric", the new album from Brighton, UK outfit The Fiction Aisle, is that smooth easy going type of music that you want to listen to live in a private club with your...

    The Test Drive: Venkman – Kakorrhaphiophobia

    An eclectic mix of melody, beat, and rhythm, "Kakorrhaphiophobia" is a different band for a different crowd. Mixing time signatures as seamlessly as Neil Peart would in his sleep, Venkman produce such an original mix...

    The Test Drive: All The King’s Men – Making My Escape

    All The King’s Men were formed twelve months ago by Matthew Holland, Tino Caine and Ben Robinson. Growing up together against the backdrop of Manchester's vibrant and world renowned music scene they were quickly...

    The Test Drive: Robert Chaney – Cracked Picture Frames

    Sonic bliss has found a home in the mind of Robert Chaney, the South Florida native with a reverence for Americana and a sensibility for the folk tradition of old. To quote one Robert's...

    The Test Drive: Mickey 9s – Computer Inventor

    Explosive, unapologetic and infectious, Mickey 9s are four friends from Glasgow who have been playing together since their school days. They describe seeing Daft Punk's Alive Tour as "a spiritual-like encounter" that inspired them...

    The Test Drive: Die Nerven – Out

    From the ashes of the post grunge comes Die Nerven (The Nerves). The German answer to the nü music revolution with 10 songs of sonic bliss designed to irritate your adrenal gland in such...

    The Test Drive: Aleks Grey – Souls

    Souls is the debut EP from Norwegian musician Aleks Grey, a stunning collection of uplifting indie pop anthems. Born in Volda, Norway, acutely shy Aleks had never dared to sing publicly until one of his...

    The Test Drive: Real Experts – The Trade Off

    The new album from London based synthpop project, Real Experts, bring forth their latest effort, "The Trade Off" with all of the flare and prestige of the best of the 80's and more. This...

    The Test Drive: Old House Playground – 21st Century Glory

    Old House Playground are releasing a new AA side on November 16th with two power packed singles "21st Century Glory" and "Love And Other Demons" which are as varied yet tasteful in contrast with...