Blistering Records/Warner

Lion's Share - Dark Hours (Blistering Records/Warner)

Melody? Check. Power? Check. Ronnie James Dio impersonation? Check. Songs catchier than crabs? Check. Guitar hero status pending? Check. Swedish rockers Lion's Share hit you up with an album that has it all ... but is that enough?

This, the sixth album from Swedish power metal band, Lion’s Share, is a mighty fine effort.  From the opening salvo, Judas Must Die, you are hit with

Lillian Axe - Sad Day On Planet Earth (Blistering Records/Warner)

If Lillian Axe were a football team they’d be Tottenham Hotspur – not quite top level, not a team that’s ever going to get relegated, but a team that seems content where it is – in the middle of the pack.

American band Lillian Axe have been around since the late 1980s/early 90s in various forms, and, like Tottenham, have gone through a few players.

Moonstone Project - Rebel Run (Blistering Records/Warner)

Italian guitar wizard Matt Filippino and cohort Alessandro Del Vecchio have put together an album of classic rock that will make any 70s/80s heavy rock fan pump one fist in the air while adjusting the codpiece with the other.

With Rebel Run, the second release under the Moonstone Project moniker, Matt Filippino has put together a solid rhythm unit including bassist Nik