ALBUM REVIEWS

Album Reviews “New Releases and Artist-on-Artist” by ON TOUR MONTHLY

Soviet Dog Fight – Hotel Review by Brandon Callies Soviet Dog Fight has something special with their debut “Hotel.” There is a certain atmosphere, a melancholic soundscape, if you will, that is beautifully achieved. “Welcome” is an intro of sorts that really sets the mood for the rest of the album. It’s a somber buildi…

Sixx:AM – Vol.2 Prayers for the Blessed Review by Brandon Callies Sixx A.M. has put out an album full of the swagger that their fans know them for. “Prayers for the Blessed (Vol.2) kicks off with “Barbarians (Prayers for the Blessed)” a fist pumping anthemic track that sets the tone for the rest of the album. Big vocal…

WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH DEBUTS AT #10 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART #3 ON ROCK, ALTERNATIVE & OVERALL DIGITAL ALBUMS CHARTS PRESS HERE to Watch Music Video for Single “Float” SWITCHFOOT’s 10th studio album Where the Light Shines Through debuts at #3 on the Rock, Alternative and Overall Digital Albums charts and #10…

– Words by Taylor Slovak / Photos by Brian K. Ullrich – Gexa Energy Pavilion / Dallas, TX (Friday, May 13th, 2016) An orange glow from the Texas sunset fell over the stage as the crowd settled in for the kick-off of the aptly named co-headlining tour, “One Hell of a Night”. Excited concert-goers sported worn-in throwba…

Yes Sun Yes – “The Siege of Austin” Album Review by – Ben Stiles Yes Sun Yes is a new band with a very original sound. The band’s first release is a concept album called “The Siege of Austin,” and it’s chalked full of great hooks and arrangements. The album will surely appeal to a broad audience. Nobody can resist a st…

Brandon Callies Band – “There’s a Killer Down in Texas” Brandon Callies Band is back with a concept record entitled “There’s A Killer Down In Texas.” It’s a new direction for the band, in that there is much more of a rock n roll vibe, and the overall feel is way darker than previous releases. “A Tale Of Horror (Intro)”…

Faith No More – Sol Invictus Review by Brandon Callies Alt metal icons “Faith No More” are back with a brand new album that is sure to make long time fans happy. The album starts with the title track “Sol Invictus” which has sort of an eerie gothic feel, as if the listener had walked in on a cult. It’s a great tone set…

Los Angeles based band “We Are Harlot” are coming out swinging with their debut self titled album. This record is chalked with straight ahead rock n roll songs like “Dancing On Nails” and “Dirty Little Thing,” but the band showcases their dynamic capabilities with ballads like “Someday” and “I Tried.” This is where the…