Thursday, December 31, 2015

HHRR's 2015 Album of the Year

Yesterday, we started our countdown of the top 10 albums of 2015.  We stopped at #2 to build up excitement to today's big revelation of the #1 album.

So, Helping Hands Rock Reviews #1 album of 2015 is...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

HHRR's Top 10 Albums of 2015

In 2015, we were impressed by a lot of music - including music outside of our rock wheelhouse!

Today, we will begin counting down the top 10 albums of 2015.  We'll stop at #2 and will announce #1 tomorrow!

#10.  Disturbed - Immortalized.  This album was made something special by the inclusion of some different sounds for Disturbed.  "The Light" was refreshing and non-genre-specific.  And "The Sound of Silence" is sure to be considered a classic cover.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Amaranthe and Butcher Babies Tag-Team Pittsburgh for a Night of Diverse Metal

In many ways, headliner Amaranthe and direct support act Butcher Babies are opposites. 

Amaranthe lights up the stage with a European sweetness.  Butcher Babies pound the stage with a brutal disposition unmatched in all but the most violent of American streets.

Amaranthe weaves in plenty of electronic tracks that - if it weren't for distorted guitars and the occasional growl - give their music an almost dance-club feel.  Butcher Babies bleed the heaviest of metal as if the genre was invented for them alone.

But, when these two currently-hot acts are put on the same bill as they were at Pittsburgh's Altar Bar on Tuesday, audiences are treated to a night of music that runs the gauntlet of metal.