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JESUS JOSHUA 24:15 - Once And For All
Independent Release




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This is a new band hailing from the US. Musically they play heavy bluesinfluencedhardrock. My favourite tracks are Form of Man, I Believe (with it's groovy sound) and Once And For All. Would love to hearmore tunes in the same calibre as these three. The cd has some really cool guitarsolos and on coming releases I would liketo hear more solo shredding.

Lyrically they are full on for Christ without compromise. I really like their Christcentered approach. This is the band's biggest strength.

On the negative side too many tunes get repetitive. Some more variation woulddo good. The music is also too slow to really grab me. I hope the band speed up the tempo on coming releases. More melodic harmonies/hooks would also do good to make the tunes more interesting. If the bandimproves these areas coming releases will definately be something to look forward to.

The band has a great heart for people and the right focus. With some more work on the music this can be really good.


References: Check out this cd if you like bluesinfluenced hardrock. I'm sure many bikers will enjoy this cd.


Website: www.jesusjoshua.com


Orderinfo: Check with the mailorder companys listed here


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JOSHUA - Resurrection (Collectors Edition)
Independent Release



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Joshua is back! After years of wait a followup album to the classic Intense Defense has finally been released. Just like Intense Defense the new album Resurrection is filled with catchy hooks, big choruses and amazing guitarplay.This time they also go for a heavier and slightly blues influenced sound. Vocals are handled by Mark Boals that previously sang for Yngwie Malmsteen. He has a really good voice that fits the music well. The guitar play is also really enjoyable. Joshua is known for being an extraordinaire guitar shredder which you can clearly hear on this release. He has a great feeling and I especially love when he let loose on Sing Hallelujah.

Lyrically Joshua tackles issues like our need for God, the return of Jesus and the Middle East conflict. He has also done a metalized version of Sing Hallelujah.

This special release is a limited edition of only 888 copies, all of them personally signed by Joshua Perahia! It also includes two bonus tracks that will not be on the regular release plus an exclusive Joshua guitar pick.

The cd is filled with catchy harmonies and enjoyable guitarsolos a la the classic melodic 80s hardrock/metal sound. Production is also topnotch. Like all tunes except The Darkside of Man that is a bit too bluesy for my taste. Definately a must have if you enjoy melodic metal! This is one of the albums that just gets better and better the more you listen to it. I give it a 4+ rating.


References: Melodic metal fans will definately enjoy this cool release, especially if you are into metal bands that also has a bluesy touch like Whitecross and Whitesnake.


Website: http://www.joshuaperahia.com


Orderinfo: Available from http://www.joshuaperahia.com





JOSHUA - Intense Defense
Bad Reputation




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Rob Rock is a wellknown singer in the rockworld. He has sang on many cds and for a long time he was also the singer of Impellitteri. In the beginning of his career he sang on this classic cd that now has been rereleased. The band is named Joshua after the band's guitar player Joshua Perahia. Rob's great vocals and Joshuas excellent guitarplay proved to be an excellent combination, which clearly can be heard on this release. The cd is filled with catchy harmonies and enjoyable guitarsolos a la the classic melodic 80s hardrock/metal sound. Definately a must have if you enjoy melodic metal and especially if you like Rob's wonderful vocals.


References: Melodic metal fans that are into bands like Stryper, Holy Soldier etc will definately enjoy this cool release.


Website: http://www.joshuaperahia.com


Orderinfo: Check with mailordercompanys listed here






JERUSALEM - Remastered (Box)    
Fruit Records




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Jerusalem was the band that got me to listen to Hardrock & Metal. I will never forget the adrenaline kick I felt when I heard Noa for the first time! Jerusalem is however so much more than just good catchy music. Their lyrics have meant so much for so many me included and inspired me to get closer to Christ and follow Him in the call He has given me. In this cool box the band has included all the tracks from the Swedish versions of their first 3 albums Volym 1, Volym 2 and Krigsman. In other words this is a true smorgasbord with great Jesus focused melodic hardrock! All tunes have have also been remastered making them sound better than ever. To say it short - this box is a true gold mine for all Jerusalem fans and it also fits perfect as introduction to this classic Hardrock band. If you enjoy 70's and early 80's Metal with heavy riffs and catchy hooks you should definately check out this cool band that still has much more to give.


References: If you like catchy melodic hardrock/metal with 70's and early 80's influences you will definately enjoy this cool box.


Website: http://www.jerusalem.se


Orderinfo: Check with the band's website and the mailordercompanys listed here






JERUSALEM - 30
Pierced Records




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After 30 years in His Majesty's service the Swedish pioneers of christian hardrock has now released a double cd filled with classics from the band's long career. A total of 31 tracks are included so you get a lot of music for the money. I think the band has made a good selection and has managed to choose most of their best tracks. As extra cream of the crop they have also included a brand new track. Many of the tracks are also recorded live and really captures the band's energy. The live version of Noa is for example much heavier than the studio version. Besides many great tunes the booklet also has plenty of photos from the band's long career. Jerusalem fans and others that like melodic hardrock with 70s and 80s influences will definately enjoy this cool double cd.


References: If you like catchy melodic hardrock with 70s and 80s influences and especially fans of Scorpions will definately enjoy this cool double cd.


Website: http://www.jerusalem.se


Orderinfo: Check with the band's website and the mailordercompanys listed here





JUDAH FIRST - The Vision Road
Independent Release




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This band definately has a sound of their own. It's very heavy and groovy. I really like their heavy sound and the Christcentered lyrics.

So what can be improved then? Well first of all I would like to hear more harmonies and hooks.It would also be good if they speed up the tempo a bit, like they do on the track Nightmares.And thirdly I would like to hear more guitarsolos.

Overall this is cool stuff. Good to hear something unique.


References: I think many Bride fans will get into this band.


Website: http://www.judahfirst.com


Orderinfo: Check with mailordercompanys listed here


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