Bachman & Turner- Miss May I- Beyond the Bridge- Voodoo Terror Tribe

Bachman & Turner
Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC


Randy Bachman and C.F. "Fred" Turner were the principals and namesakes of '70s rock outfit Bachman Turner Overdrive and B.T.O.'s brand of pile-driving rock is still a force to be reckoned with on classic rock radio where tunes like "Let it Ride," "Takin' Care of Business" and the stuttering "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" still see frequent airplay. These and other hits like "Hey You" and "Roll on Down the Highway" are included here along with the somewhat ominous sounding blues rocker "Blue Collar" and deeper album cuts like "Not Fragile," "Sledgehammer" and "Four Wheel Drive." Bachman was an early member of the Guess Who and that band's output is represented here with a searing guitar-filled take on "American Woman," a song Randy co-wrote, and a version of the Guess Who's first hit, "Shakin' All Over." Fellow Canadian and longtime friend-of-band Paul Shaffer handles the piano pumping on set closer "Takin' Care of Business" and the guys do just that throughout this impressive throwback.

Miss May I
At Heart


This Troy, Ohio-based band plays melodic metal but don't expect Judas Priest clones; yes the guitars stop slashing here and there long enough to accommodate melody but for the most part Miss May I are a screamo act with plenty of thump and clamor designed to get the circle pit going. There's little variation in tempo to be found in At Heart; don't be fooled by the brief relatively calm intros on some songs because you're about to be pummeled senseless by these high energy headbangers. Guaranteed to make your blood pressure readings shoot right off the chart.

Beyond the Bridge
The Old Man and the Spirit


Beyond the Bridge is a prog-metal band with a sound that's a mash-up of Queensryche and Styx and The Old Man and the Spirit is a concept album. Essentially a conversation between the old man (represented by singer Herbie Langhans) and the spirit (female vocalist Dilenya Mar) referred to in the title, lush and sometimes trippy instrumentation accompanies this hour-long spiritual journey. You'll probably need the lyric sheet if you want to follow the story closely but the tracks run together here and the ride is sublime making this one great for kicking back with the headphones on.

Voodoo Terror Tribe
Stands to Reason E.P.


Voodoo Terror Tribe has tailored their heavy sound to fit modern rock radio, including in songs like "Masquerade" all the necessary elements: a pounding beat and soaring melodies, a memorable chorus and vocals that barely contain the rage apparently at hand. "2012" finds the band channeling Rob Zombie but the most unlikely of tunes on this 5-song sampler has VTT off on a completely different tangent as they cover Journey's "Separate Ways" with only a slight hopping-up of the arrangement.

Share this article

tell a friend about this review




News Reports

Latest Rock News Stories

Sammy Hagar Slams Van Halen For Blocking TV Performance

Guns N' Roses Reunion Unlikely Says Former Member

Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, QOTSA Members Form Supergroup

Iron Maiden Expand North American Tour

Former Megadeth Guitarists Guest On Prog Album

Mike Portnoy Shows His Skills On Hello Kitty Drum Kit

Halestorm's Lzzy Hale Answers Ghost's Call For Nuns

Rammstein Suggest They Are Working On New Music

Rush Release Trailer For Forthcoming R40 Live Release

Godsmack May Make 'Drastic Turn' In Style On Next Album

Soft Machine's Karl Jenkins Becomes 1st Welsh Composer To Be Knighted

The Ocean Stream Epic 13-Minute Track 'The Quiet Observe'

The Wonder Years and Motion City Soundtrack Announce Split Release

Paradise Lost Announce 'Symphony For The Lost' Release

Alexisonfire's Farewell Show Set For Limited Edition Release

Slayer's Kerry King Doesn't Regret 'Moment Of Noise' For Hanneman

Physicist Says Gazpacho Album Could Collapse The Universe

Steve Miller Reacts To Rock Hall Nomination

CCR's John Fogerty Says He Tried To Reconcile With Brother Tom

Dan Reed Network Lineup Change Ahead Of Tour

Black Stone Cherry Recording New Album

Saxon Streaming New Song 'Queen Of Hearts

Annihilator Release 'Snap' Video

Bob Dylan Talks Songwriting With Artificial Intelligence Computer

Yes Announce Spring Tour Of Europe

Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen Credit Fans For Rock Hall Nomination

The Treatment Ink Deal For New Album

Ex-Pain Of Salvation Star Kristoffer Gildenlow Crowdfunding New Album

Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt Doubts Return To Earlier Style

Blues Star Robben Ford Admits He Almost Went Pop

Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.