T & N (ex-Dokken)- Incubus- EndAnd- Hopewell

.
T & N
Slave to the Empire

Rat Pak

Ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch is the main man behind T & N, a band that also features ex-Dokken singer Jeff Pilson and current Dokken member "Wild" Mick Brown. That means there's some serious Dokken love going on here including with the band's moniker; T & N is a reference to the Dokken album Tooth and Nail. Then there's the fact that about half the tracks presented are old Dokken tunes, two of which come from Tooth & Nail. T & N doesn't just rehash the songs though; instead they enlist a slew of famous throats for the covers: Doug Pinnick of Kings X sings "Tooth and Nail," Sebastian Bach lends his voice to "Alone Again," Tim "Ripper" Owens belts out "Kiss of Death" and Robert Mason of Warrant turns in a fine reading of "It's Not Love." Don't get the idea either that the guys are resting on past glories; new cut "Slave to the Empire" is a melodic metal classic-in-waiting and the most radio-friendly tune on the album while "Mind Control," "Access Denied" and the boogie blues of "Jesus Train" will also keep the faithful happy.

Incubus
The Essential Incubus

Epic/Legacy

This 2-CD set delivers exactly what the title indicates --- a career-spanning retrospective drawn from all of the band's full albums and E.P.s along with a couple of oddities like "Monuments and Melodies" from the Japanese version of A Crow Left of Murder… and "Black Heart Inertia," a song recorded especially for the previous Incubus compilation, 2009's Monuments and Melodies. Among the 26 other included tunes are early cuts like "Version," "Redefine" and "New Skin" along with hits "Stellar," "Drive," "Wish You Were Here," "Adolescents" and "Megalomaniac."

EndAnd
Adventures of Hi-Fi in Space

(Self released)

The band splits this album into two parts, the first being Adventures of Hi-Fi in Space where the Brooklyn-based punk-edged rockers tune into the sound of early Police for "Labor Force" and then go a little Hendrix with the guitar maelstrom "Commando." The second half of the album is called Adventures of Lo-Fi in Space and features songs that live up to the "in space" descriptor, including the (again Police-influenced) "Legend" and the trippy and understated "Sweet." Preview and buy it here.

Hopewell
Another Music

Tee Pee

Pounding piano, psychedelic guitar barrages and super-sweet vocals from Ride's Mark Gardener make Hopewell's cover of Eno's "Needle in the Camel's Eye" this 5-song E.P.'s highlight but the White Stripes-go-psych of "The King & Canary" isn't far behind. "This is This" opens with a delightfully twisted take on the riff from Fleetwood Mac's "World Turning" but ends up sounding more like angsty Pink Floyd and it's the band's penchant for surprising changes that holds the listener hopelessly but happily rapt here.

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article

tell a friend about this review

.



advertisement

advertisement

News Reports
Day in Rock:
Cinderella's Tom Keifer Hospitalized Following Collapse- Guns N' Roses Star Suffering From Potentially Fatal Heart Condition- Black Sabbath Reveal Details For The End Film- more

Guns N' Roses Hit New Milestone With Reunion Tour- Eagles Stream Previously Unreleased Hotel California Recording- Rush Expand A Farewell To Kings For Reissues- more

The Tragically Hip Frontman Gord Downie Dead At 53- Evanescence Blow Fans And Critics Away With Orchestra Show- Five Finger Death Punch Completely Finished New Album- more

Day in Pop:
Ed Sheeran Seriously Injures His Arm In Accident- Aaron Carter Has Returned To Rehab- Joe Jonas Engaged To 'Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner- Taylor Swift Video- more

Taylor Swift Releases New Single 'Gorgeous'- Katy Perry Gets Stuck On Prop At He Nashville Show- Country Stars Honor Vegas Victims At CMT's Artists of the Year Ceremony- more

Ed Sheeran Cancels Tour Dates Due To Injury- Frank Ocean Wins In Father's $14.5M Libel Lawsuit- Fifth Harmony Stream New Song 'Can You See'- CMA Performances- more

advertisement


Reviews

• Rock Reads: We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s & 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene

• Chris Barron - Angels and One-Armed Jugglers

• Kylie Odetta - Undertow

• Road Trip: Dublin By Bicycle: It's Electric!

• Kris Heaton Band - World Gone Mad

• Blind Lemon Pledge - Backwards Glance

• Road Trip: Explore Ancient Ireland at the Kerry Bog Village

• Steve Miller Band - Ultimate Hits (5 Star)

• Staring Into Nothing - Power

• Remembering Tom Petty

• Remembering Charles Bradley

• Jesse Colin Young and the Martin Barre Band Live

• Here's the Riot - Tonight We're Alive EP

• Quick Flicks: California Typewriter

• Shawna Virago - Last Night's Sugar

• Kinlin - The Last Stand

• Revolushn - Further!!

• On The Record: Walk the Line (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

• UFO - The Salentino Cuts

• Neil Young - Hitchhiker

• Depeche Mode: Rock N' Roll's Revolutionaries

• Heather Kenney - Waltz • more

Rock News Stories
• Cinderella's Tom Keifer Hospitalized Following Collapse (top story)

• Guns N' Roses Star Suffering From Potentially Fatal Heart Condition (top story)

• Black Sabbath Reveal Details For The End Concert Film (top story)

• Of Mice & Men Streaming Their New Short Film 'Unbreakable' (top story)

• Marilyn Manson Opens Up About His Brutal Stage Accident (top story)

• Bob Seger Streaming His New Lou Reed Cover 'Busloads Of Faith' (top story)

• Nine Inch Nails Revamp 'Halloween' Movie Theme (top story)

• Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Rock Late Night TV (top story)

• Black Star Riders Release 'Heavy Fire' Fan Video (top story)

• Billy Corgan The Tonight Show Performance Goes Online (top story)

• Walk the Moon Streaming New Sing 'Headphones' (top story)

• A Perfect Circle Streaming New Song 'The Doomed' (top story)

• Robert Plant Addresses Led Zeppelin Reunion Idea (top story)

• Metallica Call On Fans To Help With Upcoming Releases (top story)

• Collective Soul Shine Once Again Live (top story)

• Bob Seger Dedicating New Album To Glenn Frey (top story)

• Johnny Cash Bike Trail Christened In Folsom (top story)

• Hollywood Undead Release 'We Own The Night' Video (top story)

• Powerman 5000 Release 'Cult Leader' Video (top story)

• Jeff Lynne's ELO Release Live 'Turn To Stone' Video (top story)

• Small Town Titans Release Me, Myself and Monster' Video (top story)

• Courtney Love Warned About Harvey Weinstein Back In 2005 (top story)

• Radiohead Rock Hall Chances Get Roasted On Greg Gutfeld Show (top story)

• more

B-Side Stories
• Bruno Mars Perform 'Just the Way You Are' in Spanish (top story)

• Kacey Musgraves And Ruston Kelly Her Married (top story)

• Kelly Clarkson Addresses Body Image With 'Whole Lotta Woman' (top story)

• Pink Calls Out Girl-On-Girl Violence Of Pop Beefs (top story)

• Lee Brice Reveals Details For New Self-Titled Album (top story)

• James Corden Attempts To Claim Usher's 'Sexiest Male Vocalist' Crown (top story)

• Kelsea Ballerini, Trisha Yearwood Lead Opry Breast Cancer Benefit (top story)

• Logic Recruits Juanes For '1-800-273-8255' Remix (top story)

• Lil Uzi Vert Releases 15 Cartoon Videos for 'Luv is Rage 2' Album (top story)

• George Strait Special Message To Terminally Ill Young Fan (top story)

• Kehlani Releases Video For New Single 'Touch' (top story)

• Kid's Choir Go Viral With Andra Day's 'Rise Up' (top story)

• Chance the Rapper Treats Fans To 'Marshall' Screenings (top story)

• 'Country Rising' Expands To Support Las Vegas Shooting Victims (top story)

• Thomas Rhett And Wife Lauren Celebrate 5th Anniversary Online (top story)

• John Mayer Shows Off 'Big Lebowski' Dude Chain (top story)

• Beyonce Celebrates '03 Bonnie And Clyde' Anniversary (top story)

• Daya Streaming Brand 'New' Track (top story)

• Taylor Swift Surprises Fan With Hand Delivered Gift (top story)

• One Direction Fan's Screaming Resulted In Collapsed Lung (top story)

• Niall Horan Previews 'Flicker' Album Via Twitter (top story)

• Liam Payne Announces New Single 'Bedroom Floor' (top story)

• Kelsea Ballerini Releases Acoustic Version Of 'Legends' (top story)

• Kacey Musgraves Shares Wedding Photos (top story)

• Old Dominion Announce North American Tour (top story)

• Fifth Harmony Tease 'Can You See' From 'The Star' Soundtrack (top story)

• Carrie Underwood Reveals The One Animal That She Doesn't Like (top story)

• DJ Khaled Seeks Diddy's Guidance for Son's First Birthday Party (top story)

• Rihanna Honored In Neighborhood She Grew Up In (top story)

• Pink Sings Fall-Themed Hashtag Songs On 'Fallon' (top story)

• Ed Sheeran Seriously Injures His Arm In Accident (top story)

• Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon Wants Packers to Sign Colin Kaepernick (top story)

• Aaron Carter Has Returned To Rehab (top story)

• Joe Jonas Engaged To 'Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner (top story)

• Taylor Swift Seen Filming New Video in London (top story)

• Brantley Gilbert Announces 'The Ones That Like Me Tour' (top story)

• Chris Young Reveals Losing Sleep Tour Dates (top story)

• Brett Eldredge Releases Romantic 'The Long Way' Video (top story)

• Wiz Khalifa Announces New Mixtape 'Laugh Now, Fly Later' (top story)

• Montgomery Gentry Releases 'Better Me' Lyric Video (top story)

• Thomas Rhett's Family Hit The Halloween Pumpkin Patch (top story)

• more



Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.