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SAXON – Carpe Diem (Album Review)

SAXON- Carpe Diem The mighty Saxon return with their 23rd album, Carpe Diem via Silver Lining Music. It has been a long four years since their last studio album, 2018’s Thunderbolt. Along with the rest of the planet, the band had to try to work through the global pandemic. Add to that they had to […]

BEST OF 2021 – ANDY LAFON (Writer/Contributor)

You can find the Collective List as well as all our Best of 2021 content including contributors’ individual lists, podcasts and radio DJ shows here: CGCM’s Best of 2021 (Year in Review) BEST OF 2021 ANDY LAFON 🇺🇸 (Writer/Contributor) Welcome, 2022! Seems like I said the same thing last year, but 2021 was another challenging year. While 2021 finished better […]

BEST OF 2020 – Andy “Maddog” Lafon (Writer)

This year CGCM decided to include EP (previously they were excluded from Top Ten Albums). Live albums and re-records were still disqualified, new music only for Best of Year. We also instigated a (highly complex🤣 – 1 point for 10th place through to 10 points for 1st place) rating system throughout all individual lists to […]

HELIX – Back For Another Taste (Albums Turning 30 Feature)

Looking back thirty years to 1990 I believe there were multiple hard rock and heavy metal albums that were grossly overlooked.  While 1990 was a transitional year for hard rock and heavy metal, especially for the glam rock bands of the ’80s. The musical tides were changing and a new sound was coming…grunge. While the […]

STEELCITY – Mach II (Album Review)

As I am sure many of you are adhering to the “stay at home orders” you may also be dealing with some boredom issues. To counteract that I present SteelCity’s second album Mach II as an instant 47-minute cure for boredom. This energetic, melodic 11 song romp will get your blood pumping and engulf your […]

BIFF BYFORD – School of Hard Knocks (Album Review)

School of Hard Knocks, the first-ever solo album by mighty Saxon frontman Biff Byford, was released February 21, 2020, on Silver Lining Music. After a legendary career in the music business which has lasted 45 years plus, you have to ask yourself what does Biff have in store for us. A little bit of everything […]

CGCMs BEST OF 2019 (Year in Review)

Welcome to the CGCM Podcast/Website. We are a group of music passionate folks from around the world. Although we began in Canada with only the podcast co-hosts, we now realize an entire team of staff from Canada, UK, USA and Sweden! Follow us at our website and/or social media for all our podcasts, album/concert reviews, […]

BEST OF 2019 – Andy “Maddog” Lafon

Welcome to the CGCM Podcast/Website. We are a group of music passionate folks from around the world. Although we began in Canada with only the podcast co-hosts, we now realize an entire team of staff from Canada, UK, USA and Sweden! Follow us at our website and/or social media for all our podcasts, album/concert reviews, […]