Posts Tagged ‘John Moyer’

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Review by  Greg Maki
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In some ways, Men of Honor, the second full-length effort from Adrenaline Mob, feels like a debut album. I don’t mean to demean the band’s actual debut, Omerta, released in 2012, but it always left me feeling a bit cold, like it was more a studio project than a real band—which it sort of was at the time, as a collaboration of Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen and former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, with Mike Orlando handling both guitar and bass. Since then, the Mob has added Disturbed bassist John Moyer and replaced the departed (not departed in the mob sense of the word, of course) Portnoy with Twisted Sister’s A.J. Pero. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

AsylumReview by Greg Maki
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If another album I recently reviewed, In This Moment’s A Star-Crossed Wasteland, shows a band finding its identity, then Disturbed’s fifth record, Asylum, presents an act that found itself years ago and is quite content with what it is. Some fans and a lot of critics tend to look down on newer bands that deviate little from album to album, while more veteran artists seem to get a free pass. Do you ever come across reviews slamming AC/DC or Motorhead? Of course not. It can be comforting to know a band, get its new album and not only hear what you expect but hear it done well. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

indestructibleReview by Greg Maki
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Disturbed is far from the heaviest of heavy metal bands—many purists probably don’t even accept them as part of the genre—but there is a certain quality to its  music that gets the adrenaline pumping like few others. The signature syncopated rhythms and the powerful, rhythmic tones of dynamic frontman David Draiman make for an intense concoction. (more…)