MUSIC DISCOVERY MONDAY – 11/20/17
Music Discovery Monday shines a light on artists that are not getting the radio attention that they deserve, while also showcasing new singles by established bands that are likely to get airplay in the future.
In addition to appearing on the embedded YouTube playlist below, all songs featured on Music Discovery Monday can be listened to individually by clicking on the hyper-linked song titles above each review.
ADAM WALDMAN – (Publisher/Editor, Hard Rock Daddy)
L.A. GUNS – “The Flood’s The Fault Of The Rain”
Though the latest single from L.A. Guns was chosen this week for a personal reason, it turns out to be appropriate in more ways than one. The band’s latest album reunites Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis (they last recorded together 15 years ago). Given that this is being published on the day that I’m having an L.A. reunion of my own, this song seemed incredibly fitting. It is also timely because of the subject matter (unfortunately).
This bluesy, thought-provoking song is about the abuse of women. I’m sure that the band couldn’t have possibly imagined how prophetic it would be as story after story keeps coming out of Hollywood about the abuse of women right around the time of the release.
Despite the serious subject matter, if you’re a fan of classic L.A. Guns, this song (from the band’s latest album, The Missing Peace) is a bit of joyful nostalgia. It is highly recommended that you watch the creative video for the song as you listen.
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS – “Ringleader”
Although Phil Campbell is from Wales, it still felt appropriate to feature the latest single from his solo project (Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons) because of the connection to Los Angeles. On the agenda for me is a trip to the Rainbow Bar And Grill (Lemmy’s home away from home).
Lemmy was one-of-a-kind, so no one will ever truly sound like Motorhead again, but “Ringleader” is as close as you can get to capturing the band’s legendary sound. From the nasty, aggressive riffs to the bluesy shredding, Campbell is as impressive as always. It’s plain to see that his apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, because his sons do an incredible job of picking up where Motorhead left off.
KEVIN GRAYSON – HRD Music Scout
TEMPLE OF LIES – “Nihilist Dreams”
Although they are considered a stoner rock band, Temple Of Lies is a more intricate version of stoner rock, with some catchy infectious grooves that will appeal to your senses. Formed in 2010, the band has just released their second album, The Serial Killer Suite. The album keeps you listening with a sound that is always changing as the songs progress.
IGNITE THE FIRE – “Criticize”
With the belief that “life is only what you make of it,” Ignite The Fire is burning up the touring scene, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to reaching their fans. They touch the soul with emotion-filled, heavy music that deals with everyday life struggles, both on record and on stage. Their single “Criticize” (off their new EP Trial and Triumph) should be getting radio airplay now.
To be considered for Music Discovery Monday, please e-mail a link to the song being submitted on YouTube and an artist bio to – submissions@MusicDiscoveryMonday.com