Posted June 26, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
How do you keep the creative juices flowing that allow for composition or creation of any kind of artistic work, and where do you find ... read more
Posted May 22, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Is the world filled with melancholy and sadness that gives way to brief moments of euphoric happiness or joy that carries people from peak to ... read more
Posted May 15, 2017, 6:22 p.m.
Why do bands or musical partners decide to reconvene to see if the magic can still be conjured? There a slew of bands that have ... read more
Posted May 8, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Has it really been twenty years since this album made its way out into the world? Time does fly by when you are living life, ... read more
Posted May 1, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Would you rather a musician be great live commanding all manner of powers that conjure spirits and whisk the entire gathering to a place of ... read more
Posted June 9, 2014, 8:24 p.m.
It has been literally years since I have been so taken with a hardcore record, and I am not talking about saying that you love ... read more
Posted June 2, 2014, 6:58 p.m.
We all have our dark places and those journeys to and through and from those midnight shores in the bleak silence of night can produce ... read more
Posted May 26, 2014, 6:12 p.m.
Listen, I will fully admit that I am a hopeless Swans fan boy and might even listen to a record filled with sounds of the members defecating ... read more
Posted April 28, 2014, 9:44 p.m.
In the darkest recesses of some of our minds lies an unspeakable and unknowable terror, and some artists have brushed against that darkness throughout time ... read more
Posted April 21, 2014, 10:55 p.m.
As a full on Nadja addict, Queller was immediately on my radar when I heard of its upcoming release; but as a “music critic” (that is what ... read more
Posted March 3, 2014, 10:16 p.m.
Surely there has been a band (not just a group of musicians) that is as forward thinking about what the concept of being a “band” ... read more
Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 8:40 p.m.
I really enjoy how pretty “Through The Unhindered Break Of Day” is, and the idea that something so simple and borderline repetitive could somehow draw ... read more
Posted Feb. 10, 2014, 8:37 p.m.
Immediately strikingly to the heart with the opening notes of “Cast Out” as if awakening people from sleep with this as an early morning clarion ... read more
Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 9:13 p.m.
Long and arduous journeys can at times be a right of passage or ritual of progression or even metaphors for life in general, and the ... read more
Posted Dec. 30, 2013, 6:48 p.m.
This is the type of release that you might find yourself anxiously waiting for if, one, you are a hopeless nerd for the band (in ... read more
Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 1:05 a.m.
A void was left in the world for those that enjoyed the jangly indie pop of Saturday Looks Good To Me when the group disbanded sometime following ... read more
Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 9:59 p.m.
Throughout their relatively short tenure, Sutekh Hexen has produced several thought provoking releases that intrigue from both a sonic and an aesthetic perspective; and Become is no different than ... read more
Posted Dec. 10, 2013, 7:48 a.m.
Aeronaut’s Coronal Mass is one hell of recording, but just saying that does not a hint of justice to the overall quality of this release ... read more
Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 10:56 p.m.
What dream like states can you imagine, and how exactly might you reach such a trance? Do you use illicit and not so illicit substances, ... read more
Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 10:08 p.m.
Do you find that at times you need to change your perspective on something or someone, and if so how exactly do you gain that ... read more
Posted Nov. 26, 2013, 12:10 a.m.
Think long and hard and decide just what it takes for a band to enter your own personal rarified air (sure this personal status can ... read more
Posted Nov. 4, 2013, 10:25 p.m.
What do you do with a record that you just cannot place, and how do you express what you think about such an album when ... read more
Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 2:08 a.m.
Do you love tossing on a record that is just crushing from start to finish? I mean regardless of dynamics where even the quiet parts ... read more
Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 2:03 a.m.
When you go travelling for a while (be it physically or mentally), sometimes there is this ache or longing to return to more familiar surroundings ... read more
Posted Oct. 7, 2013, 8:53 p.m.
Imagine being in a band that broke up seventeen years earlier meeting together to divide up copies of re-issues of what are arguably said band’s ... read more
Posted Sept. 30, 2013, 8:38 p.m.
“Sometimes it rains inside my head / All the words run dry…”She sang so sweetly up there on the big screen, and I had absolutely ... read more
Posted Sept. 23, 2013, 8:17 p.m.
So, the three regular adults that make up Psychic Teens has found time in their adult lives to hash out another album of quirky skronking post punk ... read more
Posted Sept. 9, 2013, 11:11 p.m.
If the droning sounds were not an indication, then certainly the overall sonic motif is definitely all Aidan Baker, at least his solo piece on this ... read more
Posted July 30, 2013, 7:33 a.m.
Hail the almighty Integrity and their decision to remix and re-master their classic hardcore album Systems Overlord after teasing us with rumors (when do rumors ... read more
Posted July 8, 2013, 11:44 p.m.
Wanting to hear more of Black Shape Of Nexus following their split with Kodiak a couple of years back led me to the intense Negative Black, and while I am ... read more
Posted June 24, 2013, 10:54 p.m.
Holy mother of god I was clearly not ready for Return To Annihilation from Locrian, and I guarantee that “Eternal Return” will do the same to you; now, ... read more
Posted June 17, 2013, 7:11 p.m.
Sitting down with Glinter forces me to ask why loveliescrushing is not more of a go to “band” for my listening habits given the theoretical confluence of sounds that ... read more
Posted May 27, 2013, 11:30 p.m.
Sweet jesus did Iron Lung ever “come back” with a bang (seriously it has been six years since the band’s awesome album, Sexless // No Sex and even though ... read more
Posted May 6, 2013, 11:58 p.m.
These heavy bands are increasingly showing off their cultural literacy while still bludgeoning their listeners with a heady mix of loud guitars and cavernous sounding ... read more
Posted April 30, 2013, 12:50 a.m.
For as prolific as Aidan Baker is (besides his most known musical endeavor Nadja, he is involved in a slew of other projects as well such as Arc and Infinite Light), ... read more
Posted April 9, 2013, 12:44 a.m.
Have you ever gone to a show for one artist or band that you look forward to seeing so much and, instead, walk away talking ... read more
Posted March 25, 2013, 11:24 p.m.
Being an acquired taste is a blessing for some bands as they get to be as adventurous as they could ever want to be and ... read more
Posted March 19, 2013, 12:41 a.m.
When Isis called it a day, it felt as if a part of me was ending in a similar manner as the band had meant so much ... read more
Posted March 12, 2013, 1:34 a.m.
Upon first hearing fragment. on the split / collaboration with Iroha entitled Bittersweet, I began a search for more to hear from this seemingly enigmatic French solo artist because the ... read more
Posted March 4, 2013, 11:46 p.m.
Some days, I just can never get enough Unsane on my headphones, which is the method to which I listen to music while at work and might ... read more
Posted March 4, 2013, 11:35 p.m.
Ah the Dum Dum Girls… the Dum Dum Girls are in serious danger of transcending the shtick that the band is partially and maybe unfairly saddled with as ... read more
Posted Feb. 4, 2013, 11:59 p.m.
Sometimes it feels strange championing a band, but I feel as though Iroha are one of those bands that deserve to be heard but people ... read more
Posted Jan. 28, 2013, 10:25 p.m.
Allow me to skip any wind bagging introduction here and just say that this split between Mamiffer and Pyramids is one of those pairings that two like minded musical ... read more
Posted Jan. 14, 2013, 9:37 p.m.
Do you know who the Meat Puppets are, or have you ever wondered who the two long-haired guys that appeared on Nirvana’s Unplugged performance were? ... read more
Posted Jan. 7, 2013, 3:21 p.m.
Rituals are deeply ingrained into our shared human experience and the modern ones seemingly thrust us back through the ages to some vaguely remembered race ... read more
Posted Dec. 10, 2012, 3:24 p.m.
In some ways, you have to seriously respect everything that Hot Water Music has accomplished over the course of their existence from their starting point ... read more
Posted Dec. 3, 2012, 6:52 p.m.
Hate me for it, but this release was the one that kind of soured me on Nadja and (in particular) all of their collaborations because, ... read more
Posted Nov. 26, 2012, 3:43 p.m.
There is definitely an incredibly creeped out vibe coming out of my speakers right now, and I mean that in only the best possible way ... read more
Posted Nov. 21, 2012, 11:48 p.m.
Sneaking an album out to the public regardless of the mass of information that seems to leak (including albums and other music related info) in ... read more
Posted Nov. 19, 2012, 3:46 p.m.
Not knowing how much in the majority that I am, the passing of Gared O’Donnell’s previous band (Planes Mistaken For Stars for those that were ... read more
Posted Nov. 12, 2012, 4:48 p.m.
Black Moth Super Rainbow are a great group of musicians led by one person mysteriously known as Tobacco that pump out some of the most ... read more
Posted Nov. 6, 2012, 12:44 a.m.
Sophomore albums are always an intriguing milestone for musicians and bands because they kind of serve notice as to how they react to people’s reception ... read more
Posted Oct. 29, 2012, 1:54 p.m.
The rain is beating on my windows while the wind is whipping the trees into a whirling frenzy as people are declaring a weather apocalypse ... read more
Posted Oct. 15, 2012, 1:37 p.m.
So this is the immediate follow-up to the debut album The Dissent Of Man for Vestiges, sharing a split record with Ghaust (whom I had ... read more
Posted Oct. 15, 2012, 1:35 p.m.
It is roughly 5:30 AM at the time of my finally getting down to writing this and the sun is just breaking over the horizon ... read more
Posted Oct. 12, 2012, 9:07 a.m.
There was definitely a time a few years back (or ten if you are keeping score) where I followed (along with my wife) The Casket ... read more
Posted Oct. 8, 2012, 12:25 p.m.
This is not a review but more a lament, and I am not sure exactly who or what this lament is meant because there is ... read more
Posted Sept. 17, 2012, 12:09 p.m.
Mr. Ellis has already accomplished a great deal in his musical “career” (I say it this way because somehow I doubt Nathan Ellis is rolling ... read more
Posted Aug. 27, 2012, 1:29 p.m.
This is the third review of this that I am writing and the first two were these rather objective and staid ruminations on the music ... read more
Posted Aug. 13, 2012, 1:08 p.m.
Leave it to Burning Love to provide an infectiously raucous soundtrack to 2012 (unlike so many of their peers and compatriots) full of the kind ... read more
Posted July 2, 2012, 4:26 p.m.
Having the ability to keep an album under wraps until the band goes out on tour is pretty impressive in this day and age (particularly ... read more
Posted June 30, 2012, 2:23 p.m.
How many people do you know that absolutely love Quicksand (personally, there is not a person that I know who is into music that does ... read more
Posted June 30, 2012, 2:21 p.m.
Seeing Curl Up And Die the first time has always vividly stuck out in my mind if not for the band’s wild and manic performance ... read more
Posted June 30, 2012, 2:19 p.m.
Sometimes over the course of a lengthy tenure in being completely absorbed in music in some fashion, certain bands and musicians can fade in and ... read more
Posted June 30, 2012, 2:16 p.m.
Some honesty is required with regards to Bold because while I think some of their music is completely ripping, I have always kind of considered ... read more
Posted June 30, 2012, 2:14 p.m.
“TRUE ‘TILL DEATH!” If you subscribe in any way to the adage that life is about living in the moment, then no matter where the ... read more
Posted June 8, 2012, 12:30 p.m.
Sick Of It All are easily the longest consistently active New York Hardcore band in existence today (both the Cro-Mags and Agnostic Front have broken ... read more
Posted June 8, 2012, 12:28 p.m.
Burn holds a semi mythical place in the pantheon of the hypothetical New York Hardcore Olympus as they were relatively short lived and only had ... read more
Posted June 8, 2012, 12:22 p.m.
You know that there was never a genre of music that was named something along the lines of sarcastic bastard core or something along those ... read more
Posted June 8, 2012, 12:20 p.m.
Have you ever had one of those records that you were so extremely excited for that the anticipation was eating at you and you counted ... read more
Posted June 4, 2012, 5:10 p.m.
When you anticipate things, do you find that you build up these lofty expectations that are virtually impossible to reach; or is the anticipation more ... read more
Posted June 2, 2012, 4:21 a.m.
Seeing how I feel about Youth Of Today (i.e. I do not really care for them at all), it may come as a surprise that ... read more
Posted June 2, 2012, 4:17 a.m.
Please allow me to drop this little disclaimer here before we delve any further; I am not nor was ever a fan of Youth Of ... read more
Posted June 2, 2012, 4:11 a.m.
Now a days, seeing a bunch of dudes with weird looking tufts of hair sticking out of the back of their otherwise bald heads jumping ... read more
Posted June 2, 2012, 4:09 a.m.
Who has never seen the iconic (OK, iconic in the hardcore punk scene) crossed hammers logo (that shaped an “X” ) of the band Judge? ... read more
Posted May 25, 2012, 10:45 a.m.
Without a doubt, As Tradition Dies Slowly is easily the most metal record that Revelation ever put out (at least so far); and the idea ... read more
Posted May 25, 2012, 9:06 a.m.
There are those records out there where people can point to them as a turning point in their musical taste or a shift in their ... read more
Posted May 25, 2012, 9:02 a.m.
Now this is a classic Revelation release and for some, the classic Revelation release; Burn kind of blew up some people’s sense of what a ... read more
Posted May 25, 2012, 8:52 a.m.
Though not as revered as the final album from The Nerve Agents, Days Of The White Owl is certainly a turning point for the band ... read more
Posted May 21, 2012, 12:10 p.m.
How do you rate bands, or maybe, how do you determine if you think a band is good or not; is it their longevity or ... read more
Posted May 20, 2012, 12:57 a.m.
“Try to kill me / motherfucker!” That my friends, is how you kick a record into gear; without a doubt Drowningman laid down a gauntlet ... read more
Posted May 20, 2012, 12:54 a.m.
Is it the sound of a quarter life crisis? Is the sound of frustration and anger? In their short lived existence, Kiss It Goodbye released ... read more
Posted May 20, 2012, 12:51 a.m.
“I reach out my hand and you turn the other way!” The only officially recorded output by Inside Out is also a monster of a ... read more
Posted May 20, 2012, 12:47 a.m.
Simply put, Start Today is one of the greatest hardcore records that has ever been written; and there is no way that you can argue ... read more
Posted May 16, 2012, 8:27 a.m.
“THEY PLAYED ‘ZOZOBRA’! THEY PLAYED ‘ZOZOBRA’!” Thank you for allowing me to get that out of my system as the shock of seeing Old Man ... read more
Posted May 14, 2012, 2:53 p.m.
Where did all the artists and bands and projects come from that are attempting to project this bleak hopelessness and horrid despair (well, maybe I ... read more
Posted May 14, 2012, 2:48 p.m.
Dark and foreboding pieces of sound are more and more intriguing to me with their tense atmospheres, and blsphm took that same sound aspect and ... read more
Posted May 7, 2012, 12:47 p.m.
Existing purely on the periphery of my personal aural hemisphere due to their touring with and collaborating with several artists and bands that I avidly ... read more
Posted April 18, 2012, 11:18 a.m.
I am a monster Stooges fan, particularly from the Raw Power era on to their incendiary demise (not a long time period in any case, ... read more
Posted April 16, 2012, 8:41 a.m.
Sweet jesus did this record ever hit my stereo at just the right time because Lunar Jetman is making its third consecutive journey on my ... read more
Posted April 2, 2012, 6:47 a.m.
Over several very under the radar releases (EPs, splits, half lengths, etc.), the dynamic duo that makes up Bubonic Bear unleash Fleshworld on a mostly ... read more
Posted March 19, 2012, 1:50 p.m.
Following the demise of Isis (which was a sad day indeed around my household), there was still plenty of material to come potentially as the ... read more
Posted March 12, 2012, 1:15 p.m.
The internet contains some weird ways to discover music, and this aspect is a double edged sword because now everyone and their brothers and or ... read more
Posted Feb. 20, 2012, 9:30 p.m.
Man, I loved the Explosion, still do actually; and it is quite nice to finally see Bury Me Standing (their third album) finally see a ... read more
Posted Feb. 13, 2012, 11:27 a.m.
Sexless Merit is a release that I have been fixating on for some time (listening to all three tapes over and over again, much to ... read more
Posted Feb. 6, 2012, 1:42 p.m.
Twilight Haunt is an album that has been affecting me since before it was originally released in 1999 on CD by East Coast Empire (who ... read more
Posted Feb. 6, 2012, 1:22 p.m.
Sitting down and listening to Servile Sect’s companion album to the great TRVTH has been a sincerely surreal experience in part because I have only just ... read more
Posted Jan. 30, 2012, 9:35 a.m.
If you have ever heard any Sutekh Hexen release prior to Larvae (and there is a multitude), than there is definitely a surprise in store ... read more
Posted Jan. 9, 2012, 1:10 p.m.
Many people (I was going to say all but did not want to over generalize) seem to have certain touchstones with regards to certain styles ... read more
Posted Jan. 2, 2012, 1:26 p.m.
Apologies are in order, and before we even get into this, let me be perfectly frank; Helms Alee is a great and terribly underrated band ... read more
Posted Dec. 26, 2011, 1:17 p.m.
Wow, just wow is about the best that I can come up with to describe Ten Horned Moses Descended The Mountain from Tenhornedbeast (yes all ... read more
Posted Dec. 26, 2011, 12:57 p.m.
Now this is exactly what I am talking about right here, bands sneaking releases out from under people’s noses in this day an age is ... read more
Posted Dec. 19, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Did you ever just get constantly impressed with the evolution that an artist or group of artists make through the progression of their work and ... read more
Posted Dec. 12, 2011, 1:06 p.m.
After being slowly consumed by the subtle graces of In Fades (the debut cassette from this project), the longing for another recording from Greys similarly began ... read more
Posted Dec. 8, 2011, 11:02 a.m.
Do you ever cringe whenever a music critic or what have you precludes a genre of music (which sometimes makes me cringe... crunk-core... seriously?) with ... read more
Posted Dec. 8, 2011, 10:59 a.m.
Oh the dreamy sounds of Grouper, how is it that you so mellifluously consume my both my conscious and subconscious mind while your records turn ... read more
Posted Dec. 8, 2011, 10:58 a.m.
Where have you been all my life, and why in the name of hell have I missed out on you for these last several years? ... read more
Posted Dec. 8, 2011, 10:55 a.m.
YES! So this is without a doubt one of the five black metal releases that I can point to as my answer to the question ... read more
Posted Dec. 5, 2011, 7:52 a.m.
OK, so I finally get to sit down with album number four (or three depending on who you ask) from Locrian and not because I ... read more
Posted Nov. 28, 2011, 12:28 p.m.
Dear lord is this ever one of the heaviest split records in quite a while, and I am sure that I don’t have to explain ... read more
Posted Nov. 28, 2011, 12:27 p.m.
Don’t you just absolutely love when split releases reveal some new band or musician that completely changes how you listen to certain types of music ... read more
Posted Nov. 21, 2011, 8:59 a.m.
“Psychic Teens Are Regular Adults”Let that sink in to your thick skull bit (I know it took me a bit to wrap my head around) ... read more
Posted Nov. 21, 2011, 8:53 a.m.
Bear with me here as I am in the middle of sonically orgasming while listening to this tape from Cremation Lily (the aptly titled 2 as ... read more
Posted Oct. 31, 2011, 8:33 a.m.
Ah, another offering from A Death Cinematic in the form of an “EP” (I put this in quotes because it plays longer than some LPs ... read more
Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 12:44 p.m.
People say that the best works of art are born of intense pain and immense suffering and history proves this out to some extent (without ... read more
Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 12:18 p.m.
How many national music treasures come from the United States? You know those ones that are still alive that you can point to and say ... read more
Posted Oct. 17, 2011, 9:13 a.m.
Allow me to be quite frank with this one, please; if you do not own the vinyl release of Desolate North from Celestiial (no that is ... read more
Posted Oct. 10, 2011, 11:09 a.m.
Alright laugh all you want at my horrid addictions, but until you plunge into Late Twenties Blues yourself, you will not have the faintest idea ... read more
Posted Sept. 26, 2011, 9:58 a.m.
All hail the Cult of the Seven Crowns! Witch-Lord is one of a number of destructive musical forces that is just one head of the ... read more
Posted Sept. 19, 2011, 5:56 a.m.
Before we get into this, there is always the question that you have to ask yourself; and, with Gehenna, it is a wholly legitimate question ... read more
Posted Sept. 19, 2011, 5:49 a.m.
Sutekh Hexen, the name alone has an undeniable air of mystery and darkness that while you may not know exactly what they sound like at ... read more
Posted Sept. 12, 2011, 4:26 a.m.
Do you know why I find collaborative efforts so appealing in musical and other such sonic arenas (besides that they signal more work by artists ... read more
Posted Sept. 1, 2011, 3:53 a.m.
This collaboration between Horseback and Locrian was a hotly anticipated one in several musical circles (particular if you were a fan of either outfit prior ... read more
Posted Aug. 22, 2011, 6:29 a.m.
Graminaea / Poaceae is one of those releases that I love but have an extremely difficult time explaining just what draws me to the release ... read more
Posted Aug. 15, 2011, 10:13 a.m.
Bar none, I have never heard a more wondrous take on the violence of Power Electronics than the Untitled (which came in an extremely limited ... read more
Posted Aug. 1, 2011, 4:04 a.m.
Jesuit is the kind of band that your older brother (I would say sister, but women should hate this band now just like they did ... read more
Posted July 25, 2011, 10:08 a.m.
My money is on the simple fact that it will take you longer to read this than it will to actually listen to Orphan, the ... read more
Posted July 17, 2011, 4:19 p.m.
Admittedly, I was knocked off my seat when I first heard Iroha (their split with Fragment, Bittersweet was an engaging listen) and immediately began awaiting the ... read more
Posted July 17, 2011, 3:56 p.m.
Do you listen to music that reflects your mood, or do you listen to music to alter just how you are feeling? A simple question ... read more
Posted June 13, 2011, 4:11 a.m.
The D.I.Y. ethic has long been a tremendous ideal that has always appealed to my often times ridiculous sensibilities, but what can I say besides ... read more
Posted June 6, 2011, 11:20 a.m.
Intimate little records and intimate settings will stick with people for a while if they are struck in such a way where the performance just ... read more
Posted June 6, 2011, 11:09 a.m.
What more can be said about Dylan Carlson and his outfit, Earth (and long time drummer Adrienne Davies), that probably has not been said many ... read more
Posted May 30, 2011, 5:34 a.m.
This sucker is loooooong gone in the physical format (but we all know 99% of you just go steal your music anyway), and that is ... read more
Posted May 23, 2011, 4:57 a.m.
Ah Justin Broadrick how you torture my twisted mind with your teasing Jesu EPs and side projects and reunions and remixes (dear lord does this ... read more
Posted May 9, 2011, 3:36 a.m.
Allison Mosshart is one sassy bitch (meant only as an endearing term… honestly). What, you doubt this statement or just flat out refuse to believe ... read more
Posted April 25, 2011, 9:24 p.m.
Synergy is a tough sell I know because the concept is completely abstract for some, but when I first heard about Mothhunting, I was immediately ... read more
Posted April 18, 2011, 1:09 p.m.
Have you ever been so excited to hear that a record is coming out after a long wait only to have it delayed longer to ... read more
Posted April 11, 2011, 6:37 p.m.
Every once in a while, after listening to literally hundreds of records, that one record will come along where, when you put it on the ... read more
Posted April 4, 2011, 11:17 a.m.
Have you ever heard the expression, “where were you when…” relating to certain events in history, or have you heard people say, “I remember where ... read more
Posted March 7, 2011, 4:30 a.m.
After some blind stroke of luck and the whims of fate, I picked this cassette tape up along with another because I saw it was ... read more
Posted Feb. 21, 2011, 1:27 a.m.
Alright, alright, so this is completely a love / hate affair with this record. It has nothing to do with the music or the sound ... read more
Posted Feb. 7, 2011, 4:39 a.m.
Could there possibly be any more strange a pairing than the two artists that participate in this split release? Sure, there might be; but you ... read more
Posted Jan. 31, 2011, 10:10 a.m.
Having more than a passing appreciation for spaghetti western films, particularly the Man With No Name trilogy A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars ... read more
Posted Jan. 24, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
The only phrase that could describe my emotion right now is absolutely gushing, because “Inflatable Dream” is finally playing on my record player after years ... read more
Posted Jan. 17, 2011, 8:55 a.m.
Have you ever listened to the record at the wrong time and have it just put you off on that record even though your reaction ... read more
Posted Jan. 10, 2011, 11:13 a.m.
“To best enjoy this album… try new things” So starts one of the catchiest records this year this side of the Descendents and Rites Of ... read more
Posted Jan. 10, 2011, 11:09 a.m.
Knowing full well this album was dropping this year (it was on my albums to look forward to in 2010 list last year), I was ... read more
Posted Dec. 27, 2010, 11:04 a.m.
Did you ever just want to pop on a record to zone out to while you are either doing work or trying to rest from ... read more
Posted Dec. 20, 2010, 2:03 p.m.
Ever hear of the term “outsider” music? I have certainly seen the term thrown around when referring to different albums or artists and never quite ... read more
Posted Nov. 29, 2010, 11:19 a.m.
"Raw Power’s got a son named rock n’ roll" Leave it to Iggy Pop to both boast about this record and succinctly describe what an ... read more
Posted Nov. 17, 2010, 4:31 a.m.
Maybe, just maybe, the internet is the reason that some ideas or feats of intellectual wizardry become tangible objects. This could be due to some ... read more
Posted Nov. 17, 2010, 1:37 a.m.
What a seriously excellent release, regardless of its aural brevity, from Trap Them (whom are quickly becoming a stalwart outfit in the independent punk / ... read more
Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 7:01 a.m.
Well, all that I can say as this record sits in my hands is that this has certainly been a long, long time coming for ... read more
Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 6:59 a.m.
Are late passes allowed in the internet age where people get to hear the latest music from musicians as soon as 2 minutes (give or ... read more
Posted Oct. 25, 2010, 4:16 p.m.
One of the beautiful things about making music and sonic art, is that the artists and bands can take their work to interesting places at ... read more
Posted Oct. 25, 2010, 1:40 p.m.
A good split record now and then is a great concept by two collaborating outfits, and even though people might be more familiar with one ... read more
Posted Oct. 25, 2010, 1:20 p.m.
Ausserwelt is the sophomore album from Year Of No Light following up their excellent debut, Nord; and while this outfit took a bit of time in ... read more
Posted Oct. 20, 2010, 6:11 p.m.
Sitting here listening to the new Swans album, My Father Will Guide Us Up A Rope To The Sky, difficult thoughts ripple through my mind ... read more
Posted Oct. 20, 2010, 4:39 p.m.
Nadja has certainly outdone themselves on this one; Autopergamene is an absolute artistic triumph in every way imaginable (the deluxe CD version of the release is ... read more
Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 10:04 a.m.
You might not know who or what KK Null is (or his band Zeni Geva), but rest assured his twenty plus years of activity in ... read more
Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 10:02 a.m.
Now this is a shock, another Hayaino Daisuki release by which to have all of our brains melted in short order following this hitting our ... read more
Posted July 13, 2010, 4:29 a.m.
Finally, after literally years of waiting to hear this new Integrity album and a couple of teaser releases that barely whet my appetite for this ... read more
Posted July 13, 2010, 4:18 a.m.
Wow, a new Starkweather album, and so soon after their last one (Croatoan)? Seriously, it is exciting to hear another album from this long running ... read more
Posted July 13, 2010, 3:57 a.m.
Being a side project of a member of Neurosis always lends an air of cache to such musical project, and Harvestman is one that is ... read more
Posted June 16, 2010, 7:23 a.m.
After catching their last LP, Broken Wings Lead Arms to the Sun, One Starving Day remains on my radar; so, when their latest album, Atlas ... read more
Posted June 9, 2010, 3:59 a.m.
Sheer brute force is the best way to describe this album from Nails (featuring ex-members of Carry On); Unsilent Death (the second release from this ... read more
Posted May 16, 2010, 10:46 p.m.
Following up the aptly titled Volume One with an album that has equally fitting title of Volume Two, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward show that ... read more
Posted April 26, 2010, 10:22 p.m.
Only recently the consensus had been reached in my household that the time for a new Rocky Votolato album was long past due and a ... read more
Posted April 26, 2010, 10:15 p.m.
Swans are not dead! So went the headlines across certain dark alleyways of the blogosphere and on the Swans Myspace page and on the Young ... read more
Posted April 11, 2010, 11 p.m.
Has it really been almost two years since Have a Nice Life first burst into our collective consciousness as a band that was talked about ... read more
Posted March 1, 2010, 8:16 a.m.
Yes, yes, there are many bands that descend outward and are influenced in a myriad of ways by a certain band (Neurosis), some more so ... read more
Posted Feb. 16, 2010, 11:45 p.m.
What happens when music nerds (hey, I am one of them) get together and bond over their music nerd-dom? Well, besides a great deal of ... read more
Posted Feb. 1, 2010, 3:02 a.m.
The demise of Playing Enemy was a tough pill for me to swallow as they were a band that I had followed for a number ... read more
Posted Jan. 16, 2010, 11:38 p.m.
Finally a vinyl release for this album is here, and there has been quite a wait since The Lotus Eaters initially released Mind Control for ... read more
Posted Jan. 12, 2010, 12:45 a.m.
It has indeed been a number of years since we last heard from Bane; their last full-length - The Note - came out in 2005, ... read more
Posted Jan. 12, 2010, 12:20 a.m.
Following an impressive debut album (And We Wept the Black Ocean Within) and a nice split and collaborative release (see their record with Nadja called ... read more
Posted Jan. 6, 2010, 10:18 p.m.
When was the last time that you experienced an extremely impressive musical project that made your jaw drop to the ground in awe of the ... read more
Posted Jan. 6, 2010, 10:05 p.m.
Everlovely Lightningheart was a band (even though championed by Hydra Head for some time) that exists in virtual obscurity. And considering what this collective offers ... read more
Posted Jan. 6, 2010, 12:24 a.m.
Every once in a long while there comes a release which takes several listens to sink in to ones thick skull (particularly my hard head ... read more
Posted Jan. 4, 2010, 2:02 p.m.
Holy supergroup! Even as that term is overused, for underground metal and heavy music, Shrinebuilder is just that when you read the members that comprise ... read more
Posted Dec. 23, 2009, 1:31 a.m.
As certain styles of music catch hold and thus become revered and oft emulated, making or doing something to makes ones band stand out amidst ... read more
Posted Dec. 20, 2009, 6:59 p.m.
Having these two notable monikers teaming up for a second collaboration is just right up my alley, particularly because their previous collaborative effort, Christ Send ... read more
Posted Dec. 16, 2009, 10:40 p.m.
The amount of work that Aidan Baker produces is absolutely staggering. Besides solo releases like Gathering Blue he releases records as part of Nadja and ... read more
Posted Dec. 14, 2009, 7:33 a.m.
Surprising as it was to me that The Human Quena Orchestra is a project featuring members of Creation is Crucifixion that flew completely under my ... read more
Posted Dec. 12, 2009, 12:05 a.m.
There are bands and musicians that, when heard, give off the sense that their physical environment informs, influences, and shapes their music. Battlefields is surely ... read more
Posted Dec. 6, 2009, 8:45 p.m.
How does a group of people who make a decent first album top that album (or theoretically top that album anyway)? Pyramids must have similar ... read more
Posted Dec. 1, 2009, 3:40 p.m.
Funeral Rites for the Living kicks off in just the right way, as Wake for the Human Race opens with this absolutely guttural voice until ... read more
Posted Nov. 24, 2009, 11:33 p.m.
Now, here we are. Opiate Sun is yet another EP by Jesu, which seems to be a recurring theme lately with this outfit of Justin ... read more
Posted Nov. 22, 2009, 8:15 p.m.
If ever the term spoiled could be used, do it now right now because that is what Coalesce is doing to its listeners with the ... read more
Posted Nov. 18, 2009, 11:36 p.m.
Grind and technical metal are difficult types of music to pull off well as they are the kind of music that have rich histories of ... read more
Posted Nov. 15, 2009, 7:55 p.m.
Being a firm believer that ones environment can affect ones mood and demeanor and then subsequently affect the music that one creates, it is always ... read more
Posted Nov. 12, 2009, 11:46 p.m.
It surely takes balls to release your own record nowadays (not that it didn't back in the day), but some bands do believe in what ... read more
Posted Nov. 10, 2009, 12:10 a.m.
Thank (insert the deity or spirit or devil that you pay allegiance to here)! Three Mile Pilot is finally giving listeners new music to enjoy, ... read more
Posted Nov. 8, 2009, 8:13 p.m.
Europe, as the old continent, contains a great deal of culture and a long history to help shape musicians and the work. Many in the ... read more
Posted Nov. 6, 2009, midnight
Sometimes, there are chances that demos can surprise you while at other times they make you wish that you never put it on your stereo ... read more
Posted Nov. 4, 2009, 1:14 a.m.
Celan is an intriguing collection of musicians that is comprised of members of Unsane, Oxbow, Einsturzende Neubauten, and others. Just reading the list of collaborators ... read more
Posted Nov. 2, 2009, 8:09 p.m.
Can anyone truly describe the sound of The Black Heart Procession? At times there is an audible melancholy that seems to wrap itself in the ... read more
Posted Oct. 28, 2009, 10:23 p.m.
Fall of Efrafa proves further that there is still a great deal of inventiveness in existence within the underground music scene by basing the entire ... read more
Posted Oct. 27, 2009, 2:24 a.m.
Remember the mid 1990s and the vegan straightedge hardcore scene with its horribly over-sized clothes (big pants, basketball jerseys), staunch politics (hardline anyone?), and some ... read more
Posted Oct. 26, 2009, 3:51 a.m.
Yes, this is the same Casualties which have been producing album after album of spiky haired drunk punk for some years now. But first, please ... read more
Posted Oct. 13, 2009, 10:48 a.m.
Considering the make up of this musical project, my interest is rather high with several questions bubbling to the surface, mainly concerning what Bad Secrets ... read more
Posted Oct. 11, 2009, 3:30 p.m.
My Lover, My Stranger is the first solo record from David Moore, formerly of Chamberlain and Split Lip. It is difficult to imagine Moore extricating ... read more
Posted Oct. 8, 2009, 12:36 a.m.
Is it strange that Jesu is finally releasing something new after a gap of some time longer than two months (a small exaggeration surely)? Infinity ... read more
Posted Oct. 6, 2009, 11:05 p.m.
Taking black metal by storm, or maybe pushing black metal out of the basements and into the conscious of many whom have ignored the genre ... read more
Posted Sept. 30, 2009, 7:31 p.m.
Over the course of a period of time, Chris Wollard (of Hot Water Music, The Draft, Blacktop Cadence, and Rumbleseat fame) and a gaggle of ... read more
Posted Sept. 24, 2009, 2:25 p.m.
Sometimes, curiosity completely gets the best of me, as is the case with my musical listening habits. And because of that I do hear quite ... read more
Posted Sept. 24, 2009, 5:56 a.m.
As the crushing, bottom heavy sonic force of Enochian Prayer plays, the only thought running through my mind is: YES! Disembodied rules where would I ... read more
Posted Sept. 22, 2009, 11:23 p.m.
I honestly did not think that Jeremy Chatelain was still active as Cub Country seeing as how it has been some time since his last ... read more
Posted Sept. 22, 2009, 3:49 a.m.
Exciting is a good term to use to describe the feelings from Cable putting out another album, particularly after they had apparently called it quits. ... read more
Posted Sept. 17, 2009, 11:58 p.m.
What is more difficult to believe? That Wino is releasing his first solo album in his music career or that his music career is as ... read more
Posted Sept. 7, 2009, 10:42 p.m.
Score one for the witty band name and reference to the cult movie of similar name, and score another for the ridiculously long album title. ... read more
Posted Sept. 2, 2009, 12:53 p.m.
Every once in a while, there are albums that are born from such gut wrenching emotional outpouring as a form of personal therapy or personal ... read more
Posted Aug. 31, 2009, 2:45 p.m.
Always an air of mystery or uncertainty surrounding The Hope Conspiracy due to their status and rare live appearances, the group provides us with a ... read more
Posted Aug. 31, 2009, 12:54 a.m.
About the only comment that I could muster when I saw the existence of this release was an extremely emphatic, "NICE! A new Forensics record," ... read more
Posted Aug. 28, 2009, 2:58 a.m.
Certainly, GREYMACHINE is a group whose mere existence is enough to generate interest and the inevitable hype considering its composition of some rather prominent members ... read more
Posted Aug. 24, 2009, 8:57 p.m.
After hearing a certain amount of buzz surrounding Mouthbreather and their album, Thank You For Your Patience, there seemed a certain pull for me to ... read more
Posted Aug. 5, 2009, 8:58 p.m.
Yes, Nadja continues to be a frustratingly prolific group that pumps out records faster and more geographically spread out than most bands could ever dream ... read more
Posted July 27, 2009, 12:52 a.m.
What do you get when you toss members of Jesu, Isis, Godflesh, House of Low Culture, The Lotus Eaters, Mamiffer nevermind ask the same question ... read more
Posted July 21, 2009, 11:13 a.m.
Look out now because Nadjas release schedule is kicking into high gear with the release of Belle Bêtes via the fine folks of Beta-Lactam Ring ... read more
Posted July 20, 2009, 7:55 a.m.
Okay, I must say that Sunn 0))) lost me with Oracle, particularly after some mild disappointment in Altar. My eventual listening of Domkirke came quite ... read more
Posted July 15, 2009, 4:22 a.m.
Wow, just seriously wow, even though Black Moth Super Rainbow has been on my list to check out for a while now, I am glad ... read more
Posted July 12, 2009, 9:18 p.m.
A great deal of hyperbole flies around regarding re-issues, which in it of themselves can be very tricky propositions, particularly ones that may or may ... read more
Posted July 8, 2009, 4:36 p.m.
A first record for a band taking their first steps is both exciting as well as potentially harrowing when putting ones work out for others ... read more
Posted June 25, 2009, 4:35 p.m.
Wrnlrd drops a dense black metal album on listeners with this limited LP and digital album, Oneiromantical War - which I believe is the sixth ... read more
Posted June 25, 2009, 12:15 a.m.
What a weird mix (sound wise this is really thin sounding without much bottom end) for the opening track to a record because I really ... read more
Posted June 16, 2009, 9:18 p.m.
As much as I may or may not be completely objective when attempting record reviews, I must admit that this is probably not capable of ... read more
Posted June 11, 2009, 2:15 p.m.
Deep Snapper is back with another album of almost familiar songs that bring to mind a type of punk rock that is largely forgotten in ... read more
Posted June 10, 2009, 11:42 p.m.
Yes, End of a Year give us yet another new record into which we can sink our collective teeth (if one so chooses) and its ... read more
Posted June 9, 2009, 12:50 a.m.
Hailing from Texas, Deep Snapper give listeners A Drowning Man Can Pull You Under, a roiling ten track album that pops the whole time that ... read more
Posted June 5, 2009, 12:38 a.m.
Numbness is an excellent collection of rarities and previously unreleased material from the increasingly prolific two-piece known as Nadja. Aidan Baker and Leah Buckeroff are ... read more
Posted May 24, 2009, 11:46 p.m.
Yes, this is finally out and not a moment too soon! The first Narrows full-length, New Distances, is indeed finally available for the shattering of ... read more
Posted May 19, 2009, 11:09 p.m.
Marie is an EP-ish release - it is more than a half hour of music - from Romance of Young Tigers. The release is an ... read more
Posted May 18, 2009, 1:21 a.m.
Stumbling upon this band after reading an intriguing interview (albeit several years after it was initially published), I popped The Masters Bedroom is Worth Spending ... read more
Posted May 14, 2009, 7:09 a.m.
Untold lies need to be averted by explaining that Romance of Young Tigers are an instrumental band that takes their art (and that is exactly ... read more
Posted May 12, 2009, 12:16 a.m.
This is seriously one of those releases that would normally fall completely into obscurity if not for a few people who champion such records. Please, ... read more
Posted May 5, 2009, 9:02 a.m.
One really has to hand it to John Reis; he surely keeps his work interesting with consistent releases and frequent offerings. Mystery Machine is the ... read more
Posted April 29, 2009, 12:51 a.m.
This split is completely unexpected but still very appropriate as both A Storm of Light and Nadja seem to be rather complimentary in several different ... read more
Posted April 22, 2009, 6:32 a.m.
Talk about the last gasp of air from a dead corpse, Clean Hands Go Foul is the final studio recordings from Khanate, and their third ... read more
Posted April 20, 2009, 12:43 a.m.
Is it really time for another Kylesa album? It may only seem like yesterday but it has been quite a while since their last album, ... read more
Posted April 14, 2009, 9:12 p.m.
Following the vinyl issue of Rise of the Great Machine (their first full-length album), Supermachiner finally offers more music with Rust. This two CD collection ... read more
Posted March 23, 2009, 1:43 a.m.
Rudimentary Peni are, at least in some circles, a criminally underrated punk band that releases music semi steadily since their inception (besides the seven year ... read more
Posted March 16, 2009, 3:58 p.m.
Hot on the heels of their full-length, Night Terror, Helms Alee provide this two song slab of a record to those who might be infected ... read more
Posted March 12, 2009, 1:52 a.m.
Following their promising self-titled debut and their split with the European band Planks, Tombs drops Winter Hours (their debut for new label Relapse Records) onto ... read more
Posted March 9, 2009, 1:29 a.m.
I will never forget the first time that I heard Caithlin de Marrais' voice; the opening lines of "Rise" off of Rainer Maria's Look Now ... read more
Posted Jan. 14, 2009, 12:13 a.m.
Damn, is there a trend going on with single member bands or am I just now picking up on this long running reality? Fear Falls ... read more
Posted Jan. 11, 2009, 11:53 p.m.
Hirror Ennifer is the debut album from Mamiffer the new project from Faith Coloccia and a revolving cast of co-conspirators including Aaron Turner (Isis, Old ... read more
Posted Jan. 7, 2009, 4:11 p.m.
Describing a band, group, or musical project as transcendental is a dangerously brash decision Without getting into the actual philosophical background of what transcendental means, ... read more
Posted Jan. 4, 2009, 2:31 p.m.
Git Some is a band which has been around a bit and actually predates the participation of two of its members (Chuck French and Neil ... read more
Posted Jan. 1, 2009, 8:58 p.m.
Gnaw Their Tongues is almost completely indescribable, it is a project that simply needs to be heard to be believe. Forget understanding it as the ... read more
Posted Dec. 28, 2008, 11:34 p.m.
Many recent listeners may not remember (nor heard in the first place) the first couple of releases by Florida's Hope and Suicide (1999's Razorblade Smile ... read more
Posted Dec. 8, 2008, 1:52 p.m.
Talk about coming from proverbially nowhere; after several days of enjoying various streams of this record and eventually tracking this sucker down, I find myself ... read more
Posted Dec. 1, 2008, 8:32 p.m.
Ambient music is (in the words of one Brian Eno who is usually credited with coining the term) music that can be either "actively listened ... read more
Posted Dec. 1, 2008, 2:52 a.m.
I remember The Postman Syndrome; their lone full-length, Terraforming is a hidden gem chock full of references to the landmark Japanese anime Neon Genesis: Evangelion ... read more
Posted Nov. 20, 2008, 12:03 a.m.
Following the untimely demise of Versoma, Gods and Queens springs forth from those ashes (Tombs is another band which formed in the wake of Versoma's ... read more
Posted Nov. 16, 2008, 9:13 p.m.
Envy is having an extremely busy year in 2008: re-releasing much of their back catalog, the Abyssal EP, a split with Jesu, and now a ... read more
Posted Nov. 11, 2008, 12:24 a.m.
Ah, Dwid, where have you been hiding your mischievous and malevolent musical vehicle Integrity for the last five years? Ever since 2003's To Die For, ... read more
Posted Nov. 9, 2008, 11:57 a.m.
Following up a surprising teaser EP with a limited release earlier this year, Helms Alee drop their debut full-length on a mostly unsuspecting public; Night ... read more
Posted Nov. 5, 2008, 10:18 a.m.
Right off the bat, allow me to bring notice to the cover art for Deadbird's latest album, Twilight Ritual (following up 2005's The Head and ... read more
Posted Oct. 27, 2008, 4:24 p.m.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Grey Daturas is an enigmatic trio whose music is an amalgamation of many musical styles from metal all the way to ... read more
Posted Oct. 21, 2008, 8:57 p.m.
One of the more surprising events or rather instances that I have been able to witness is that of discovering the three piece outfit City ... read more
Posted Oct. 19, 2008, 11:05 p.m.
Supermachiner is the short-lived project of Jacob Bannon of Converge and Ryan Parker where they eventually enlisted the input of fellow Converge member Kurt Ballou ... read more
Posted Oct. 14, 2008, 8:09 p.m.
Hailing from Japan, Coffins play a vicious style of doom that relentlessly pummels listeners while at the same time is raw and unhinged. Buried Death ... read more
Posted Oct. 12, 2008, 8:58 p.m.
Wounded Soldier might be a concept album of sorts since its lyrical compositions are full of themes dealing with the experiences of the brother of ... read more
Posted Oct. 7, 2008, 8:49 p.m.
For those who do not know who Steve Von Till is, Von Till is a guitarist and vocalist in the seminal outfit Neurosis. And while ... read more
Posted Oct. 5, 2008, 1:15 p.m.
So, Young Widows makes the jump to a new label and to be perfectly honest, this change of scenery for the band seems much like ... read more
Posted Sept. 9, 2008, 11:53 p.m.
Slipping under one's nose is not something an Envy or Jesu release tends to do, but somehow, this split between the two is not receiving ... read more
Posted Sept. 8, 2008, 8:26 p.m.
With no previous exposure to Amenra, the band which I am involved prepares to play a show with them knowing only that they are from ... read more
Posted Sept. 4, 2008, 8:57 p.m.
Crevecoeur are a French three-piece outfit which play a style of music that brings to mind the expansiveness of soundtracks. These nine songs comprise the ... read more
Posted Sept. 3, 2008, 9:14 p.m.
The first mentions of Narrows are enough to give someone chills, particularly if that individual is a fan of any of the groups from which ... read more
Posted Sept. 1, 2008, 10:55 p.m.
For some god-awful reason I have a soft spot for what this band does, and the mystifying aspect of it all is that Spitfire are ... read more
Posted Aug. 17, 2008, 11:41 p.m.
After four albums of progressive refinement of their compositional abilities, sound, themes, and overall work, Cult of Luna is releasing their fifth and latest full-length, ... read more
Posted Aug. 10, 2008, 9:10 p.m.
Admittedly, this is one hell of a split record. Seriously, it would be interesting to have been a fly on the wall when this idea ... read more
Posted July 24, 2008, 9:01 p.m.
So the early Amebix releases are finally becoming more widely available (even though they have been on the bootleg circuit for quite a long while) ... read more
Posted July 21, 2008, 11:13 p.m.
So the inevitable is occurring as Relapse is reissuing this behemoth of an album (although at right around thirty minutes that is a stretch to ... read more
Posted July 13, 2008, 8:59 p.m.
So I finally get to see the new band that has been consistently pumping through my stereo, MP3 player, computer, and car since the songs ... read more
Posted July 9, 2008, 8:49 p.m.
No, that is indeed the correct name for this latest album by one, Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Pet Genius, Kid Kilowatt, Converge, etc). And while ... read more
Posted July 7, 2008, 8:44 p.m.
Following up the recent release of their live "discography", Hidden Arithmetic, Indian Summer is re-releasing their "studio" discography to make available just about everything that ... read more
Posted July 3, 2008, 12:03 a.m.
When Playing Enemy announced their recent demise not long after James Brown shuffled forth this mortal coil, the announcement fell on mostly deaf ears to ... read more
Posted June 29, 2008, 10:18 p.m.
So, the news is trickling out that Helms Alee is the new band by Ben Verellen, (Harkonen, Roy, These Arms Are Snakes), which is great ... read more
Posted June 23, 2008, 8:48 a.m.
This is the first solo record from Steve Moore; no this is not the same Steve Moore that is half of the soundscape group Zombi, ... read more
Posted June 18, 2008, 12:09 a.m.
Seriously, The VSS are getting the reissue treatment from Hydra Head. Not only is this a completely unexpected revelation, but it is one that will ... read more
Posted June 15, 2008, 11:13 p.m.
One of the more difficult aspects of reviewing records is when an individual reviewer goes into a record completely blind with virtually no knowledge beforehand ... read more
Posted June 12, 2008, 12:45 a.m.
Midnight Boom is the third full-length from the garage duo The Kills - which is VV (Allison Mosshart former lead singer of Discount) and Hotel ... read more
Posted June 9, 2008, 12:51 a.m.
My first exposure to this German outfit is a simple enough experience to recount and that is via the split LP which they have with ... read more
Posted June 1, 2008, 11:42 p.m.
Let me get this out in the open right off the bat; I wanted to hear this because the band's name is similar to a ... read more
Posted May 19, 2008, 7:44 p.m.
So Pyramids is one of a slew of new bands making their debuts with Hydra Head recently. However, this outfit seems to have either a ... read more
Posted May 6, 2008, 3:50 p.m.
Ah, Born/Dead is one of the more notable crust/hardcore bands in the vein of groups like Tragedy (kind of but I would not say this ... read more
Posted May 4, 2008, 7:51 p.m.
Fight Amp (recently shortened from Fight Amputation) is a punk/hardcore outfit that plays a distinctly noisy, bottom heavy brand of punk with vocal chord shredding ... read more
Posted April 29, 2008, 8:52 p.m.
So, John Reis is making his "return" to the indie music with his new outfit, The Night Marchers, following the recent demises of both Hot ... read more
Posted April 29, 2008, 8:44 p.m.
Cavity is another one of those criminally underrated bands that toiled for years in obscurity while a select few found that the group and their ... read more
Posted April 28, 2008, 7:45 a.m.
Today is the Day provide us with another reissue of an out of print album, their third full-length, Today is the Day. This album is ... read more
Posted April 25, 2008, 3:15 a.m.
Seriously, Monolith being reissued in a digital format on a donation basis is an incredibly important occasion for several reasons that are worth being mentioned. ... read more
Posted April 23, 2008, 8:41 p.m.
By now, most people that care enough to know that Torche's point of origination begins with the fall of Steve Brooks' former band, Floor. Torche ... read more
Posted April 15, 2008, 1:41 a.m.
Ah, the long awaited return - at least among Discordance Axis fans - of Jon Chang the vocalist of the regrettably extinct grind outfit Discordance ... read more
Posted April 8, 2008, 8:16 p.m.
Right off the bat, Capsule's Blue - their first full length and first record for Robotic Empire - is visually stunning in a way that ... read more
Posted April 7, 2008, 12:35 a.m.
It was a sad, sad day when I learned that Rocket from the Crypt had called it a day. Seriously, here was a band that ... read more
Posted April 2, 2008, 7:25 p.m.
She is Zooey Deschanel, the actress and apparently all around talented individual. I remember the moment that is etched into my retina whenever I think ... read more
Posted March 31, 2008, 11:12 p.m.
Now, I had only heard of this band's existence and never actually had the opportunity to listen to their music until I was able to ... read more
Posted March 26, 2008, 8:30 p.m.
So here we have the much-anticipated collaboration between Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs/The Twilight Singers fame and Mark Lanegan of Queens of the Stone Age/Screaming ... read more
Posted March 25, 2008, 2:38 a.m.
Finally, I seriously have been waiting for this album since Cursed released last year's furious EP, Blackout at Sunrise. No, scratch that because the wait ... read more
Posted March 19, 2008, 4:34 p.m.
A few years back Jacob Bannon took some time from his busy schedule of providing vocals for Converge and design work for a whole lot ... read more
Posted March 17, 2008, 2:35 p.m.
So here it is, Temporary Residence Limited finally is releasing this record stateside negating the need (if you happen to be a hopelessly addicted completist ... read more
Posted March 17, 2008, 2:26 p.m.
Besides being a mouthful of a title, All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead is one of my favorite Envy records ... read more
Posted March 11, 2008, 4:19 p.m.
Being a memento type release to commemorate the tour that these two parties undertook in the early part of 2008, I am surprised to see ... read more
Posted March 6, 2008, 9:14 p.m.
Luckily for fans of Earth, Dylan Carlson and company are very productive of late with Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method, Hibernaculum, and a ... read more
Posted Feb. 27, 2008, 11:44 p.m.
Let's be honest here, if a band is going to be an instrumental group that is completely devoid of vocals than they need to be ... read more
Posted Feb. 27, 2008, 12:32 a.m.
Hailing from New Jersey (which as The Nerve Agents put it is the "Heart of Hardcore"), Mother Night drops a wicked set of jams on ... read more
Posted Feb. 25, 2008, 4:02 p.m.
Hot damn, where have you been all my life Burning Witch! Apparently, as Aaron Turner documents in his liner notes contribution for this two disc ... read more
Posted Feb. 20, 2008, 4:12 p.m.
Seriously, Tofutopia? An album called Tofutopia? This is the album title of this record? Surely, this band has to be joking, does it not? As ... read more
Posted Feb. 14, 2008, 4:29 p.m.
People who find this band excellent or entertaining have an intimate love affair with them and their blue collar, dirt under the fingernails, dyed in ... read more
Posted Feb. 12, 2008, 8:31 p.m.
One might be hard pressed to envision a band that seems to exemplify a road warrior type touring ethic than that of the hard working ... read more
Posted Feb. 11, 2008, 7:56 p.m.
Why in the hell did I sleep on this record last year? Given, this did come out kind of late in the 2007, and with ... read more
Posted Feb. 7, 2008, 2:06 p.m.
Seriously, I think that I am still atoning for not paying more attention to this Japanese band earlier. I mean that I had some of ... read more
Posted Feb. 6, 2008, 10:41 p.m.
After what is quickly becoming a normative hiatus for this Swedish five-piece band, Disfear delivers their latest blast of d-beat influenced mayhem onto the masses. ... read more
Posted Feb. 5, 2008, 6:46 a.m.
A little over five years ago The Casket Lottery and Small Brown Bike released a collaborative 12" EP that proved to be more than a ... read more
Posted Jan. 28, 2008, 8:40 p.m.
Have a Nice Life is a two-piece outfit from Connecticut that includes a member of the hardcore band, In Pieces; although, this double CD collection ... read more
Posted Jan. 21, 2008, 8:34 p.m.
There are certain times when I enjoy championing bands, and Young Widows cause is definitely one that I find myself really enjoying. This split, their ... read more
Posted Jan. 15, 2008, 1:31 p.m.
Tusk has long been a side project of the more and more highly esteemed band Pelican, but is much heavier and includes vocals at times. ... read more
Posted Jan. 10, 2008, 8:48 p.m.
Forget everything that you have heard from or about Baroness to this point in your life; even their split record with Unpersons (A Grey Sigh ... read more
Posted Jan. 7, 2008, 8:35 p.m.
Allow me to preface my review with the following disclaimer: I am an avid follower of Tomas Lindberg's projects; so, due to his being the ... read more
Posted Jan. 1, 2008, 8:29 p.m.
This is my first exposure to Molia Falls, as it may be for some others as well, and I am not sure what to expect ... read more
Posted Dec. 18, 2007, 2:18 p.m.
Apparently, Under Pressure hails from Winnipeg, Canada - former home of the Jets hockey team before they became the Phoenix Coyotes. Black Bile is the ... read more
Posted Dec. 15, 2007, 2:14 p.m.
Let me get to this straight away; I love the movie, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, so naming yourself after Lee Van Cleef's ... read more
Posted Dec. 12, 2007, 2:51 p.m.
Pusher hails from Louisville and features an impressive cast of ex-members as Steve Sindoni (vocals) comes to the band after handling vocals in Breather Resist ... read more
Posted Dec. 9, 2007, 2:52 p.m.
Tombs is the latest project from Mike Hill (former member of the criminally underrated bands Anodyne and Versoma). Tombs seemingly picks up from where Hill's ... read more
Posted Dec. 3, 2007, 3:01 p.m.
The Great Deceiver is the long running project of Tomas Lindberg, also of Disfear and formerly of At the Gates, The Crown, and others, and ... read more
Posted Nov. 26, 2007, 7:28 p.m.
Grave in the Sky is a three-piece from Israel that plays thick, but still raw doom-y music. The tempos are slow and the sound is ... read more
Posted Nov. 18, 2007, 11:41 p.m.
Navigating the Bronze is Akimbo's fifth full-length since their inception in about seven years ago and their first for new label Alternative Tentacles (AT did ... read more
Posted Nov. 13, 2007, 1:51 a.m.
What else can you expect from High on Fire other than an album with a thick, punishing sound that just sort of rumbles on across ... read more
Posted Nov. 4, 2007, 3:47 p.m.
Eleven years! It has been roughly eleven years since 108 last released a studio effort discounting last year's one-oh-eight demo. That is a long time ... read more
Posted Oct. 31, 2007, 8:29 p.m.
Cobalt is a two-piece black metal band hailing from the United States. They have a surprisingly full and "polished" sound that sets them apart from ... read more
Posted Oct. 29, 2007, 6:06 p.m.
I love The Lotus Eaters. Not many people know the surprisingly laid back side project of Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, House of Low ... read more
Posted Oct. 25, 2007, 1:31 p.m.
As unbelievable as it may sound Lifeline is Jesu's fifth (and possibly the sixth if Robotic Empire gets the split with Battle of Mice out ... read more
Posted Oct. 17, 2007, 11:35 p.m.
I would not know the guys from The Fucking Wrath from Adam if they were walking down the street. Maybe that's the point, three working ... read more
Posted Oct. 10, 2007, 1:53 p.m.
Yes, Hydra Head has been pumping out the reissues of late (look to Botch having American Nervoso and We are the Romans re-released in super ... read more
Posted Oct. 4, 2007, 8:22 p.m.
When Michael Gira disbanded Swans in 1997, he declared himself free of the connotations that came with being in that group who were considered the ... read more
Posted Oct. 1, 2007, 2:19 p.m.
It scares me to think that some people reading this were still in grade school when Coalesce put out their last album 0:12 Revolution in ... read more
Posted Sept. 18, 2007, 3:42 p.m.
In less than four years, Coliseum has proven to be a busy band with their touring crisscrossing the United States as well as Europe, undergoing ... read more
Posted Sept. 13, 2007, 2:53 p.m.
Where the hell have you been for the last four years Black Cross? The circumstances that have hampered this woefully underrated band need not be ... read more
Posted Sept. 12, 2007, 2:48 p.m.
Without a doubt, this just might be one of the more beautifully packaged records to come out in recent memory; Torche's latest record, In Return ... read more
Posted Sept. 9, 2007, 1:56 p.m.
Hailing from Italy, One Starving Day are a four-piece band that, at times, sounds more like ten or fifteen people playing music. Their sound is ... read more
Posted Sept. 4, 2007, 3:19 p.m.
As our global society is brought closer and closer as a result of the Internet and other lightning fast communicative technologies, the influx and exposure ... read more
Posted Aug. 21, 2007, 8:33 p.m.
Arriving home at approximately 5:30 PM EST, I walk up to my door to see the familiar Temporary Residence logo on the front of an ... read more
Posted Aug. 16, 2007, 8:14 p.m.
Rocky Votolato has been a busy man of late. He released last year's Makers to wide acclaim and only just recently re-issued A Brief History ... read more
Posted Aug. 12, 2007, 8:49 p.m.
Bad Religion may not need any introduction due to their notoriety in punk, hardcore, and various independent and even some mainstream circles, but there are ... read more
Posted Aug. 7, 2007, 2:49 p.m.
Baroness and Unpersons team up for A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk. For Baroness, it serves as a precursor to their forthcoming album for ... read more
Posted July 31, 2007, 11:05 p.m.
It just does not come anywhere near as enigmatic as this. Indian Summer was a very short-lived band from the early to mid 1990's that ... read more
Posted July 15, 2007, 8:07 p.m.
Seeing Damnation A.D. for the first time in years at New Years reunion in Syracuse a couple of years back awoke something in me that ... read more
Posted July 8, 2007, 5:52 p.m.
It is real nice that Rocky Votolato's A Brief History is available again. With the original label - Your Best Guess Records - going the ... read more
Posted July 4, 2007, 10:43 p.m.
Damn, it is real hard to believe that Unsane is still going strong (minus a break from 2000-2003) almost twenty years after initially forming. Like ... read more
Posted July 1, 2007, 7:47 p.m.
This is a Neurosis record through and through. Given to the Rising ultimately destroys any notion that this long running, innovative band are getting soft. ... read more
Posted June 19, 2007, 11:30 p.m.
Yeah, the guys in Pelican are busy dudes. City of Echoes is the band's third full-length and seventh record released since 2001. I admire their ... read more
Posted May 31, 2007, 7:47 p.m.
It is not often that a band is willing to revisit prior recorded works in a new musical style. With Hibernaculum, the lauded Earth do ... read more
Posted May 13, 2007, 3:40 p.m.
The Locust is an extremely polarizing group. On one hand, people take them as a complete joke. On the other, people take them extremely seriously. ... read more
Posted April 24, 2007, 12:50 a.m.
Justin Broadrick and company has been extremely busy. Sundown/ Sunrise is a two-song 12" EP that Aurora Borealis is releasing. These songs are also available ... read more
Posted April 18, 2007, 3:11 p.m.
Is There Anyone Else Outside is the split effort between Aughra and Mosh Patrol. Aughra is the ambient/electronic solo-project of Brent Eyestone (member of Forensics, ... read more
Posted April 12, 2007, 2:44 p.m.
Ever hear of Wold? No? I too am hearing them for the first time. I will say that this is a disturbing record. I understand ... read more
Posted March 26, 2007, 8:39 p.m.
Let's be up front with this right off the bat. For all of Wino's - the guitarist and vocalist of the Hidden Hand - history ... read more
Posted March 14, 2007, 5:13 p.m.
Wow, this is really rare. Admittedly, this is my first exposure to Menomena - in a nostalgic sort of way; I love their band name. ... read more
Posted March 11, 2007, 5:26 p.m.
Cursed are one of those hardcore/punk bands that are genuinely worth people's time and attention. Their music is vicious, honest, and gloriously consistent. The lyrics ... read more
Posted March 7, 2007, 2:30 p.m.
Nevermind the seeming monopoly that John Pettibone has on vocals for metal and hardcore bands in the Seattle area. The band, dubbed iamthethorn, that began ... read more
Posted March 4, 2007, 3:06 p.m.
My first impression of Cassius is "Oh no, not another metalcore band." As time wears on, I hope that a lot of the kids in ... read more
Posted Feb. 27, 2007, 5:02 p.m.
When Cave In went on hiatus, who would have thought that the principal players would all decide to throw down "solo" records? Steve Brodsky had ... read more
Posted Feb. 21, 2007, 4:44 p.m.
To call Explosions in the Sky's new record, All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, expansive would be a horrendous understatement. The guitars swirl around ... read more
Posted Feb. 19, 2007, 4:29 p.m.
Okay, I am saying it. This just might be my number one album of 2007. Whatever I thought of Jesu prior to this record went ... read more
Posted Feb. 15, 2007, 2:24 p.m.
Agalloch formed in the mid to late 1990's as a studio project of sorts and have actually maintained that distinction for the most part, as ... read more
Posted Feb. 12, 2007, 2:33 p.m.
Cable might be one of the best bands that you have never heard. In today's punk and hardcore atmosphere there is a serious lack of ... read more
Posted Feb. 11, 2007, 2:55 p.m.
Zozobra is a tantalizing idea for a band. They are a two-piece outfit that is comprised of Cave In member Caleb Scofield and a member ... read more
Posted Feb. 4, 2007, 4 p.m.
Why has no one heard of Stabbed by Words? A better question might be why is no one really talking about them? Seriously, when a ... read more
Posted Jan. 30, 2007, 3:01 p.m.
Most people can't handle the devastating beauty that Skullflower has been known for since its inception in 1987. This latest offering, Tribulation, shows Skullflower in ... read more
Posted Jan. 24, 2007, 5:54 p.m.
First off, I have to say, "wow." This is really on Saddle Creek? That is totally unexpected. Being unfamiliar with what Ladyfinger (ne) is capable ... read more
Posted Jan. 23, 2007, 2:32 p.m.
Call it a sickness. Call it sheer stupidity. I have to admit that I have a soft spot I my heart for The Esoteric; I ... read more
Posted Jan. 18, 2007, 2:18 p.m.
Kylesa is a conundrum. They straddle so many genres and styles of music that it is almost fruitless to attempt to classify them. However, I ... read more
Posted Dec. 20, 2006, 6:10 p.m.
Switchblade is a completely enigmatic group to me. They do not seem to consistently release records with the same labels. I was first introduced to ... read more
Posted Dec. 10, 2006, 2:52 p.m.
What are your criteria for a good album, a good record, a good song even? For me, the criteria are many; but there is one ... read more
Posted Dec. 3, 2006, 1:40 p.m.
First off, the packaging on this limited release is top notch. It's a screen-printed, foil stamped, cardboard "case" that is all folded like a bit ... read more
Posted Nov. 23, 2006, 1:51 p.m.
This album is a devastating wake up call if you put it on before your 7:00 AM morning commute. I almost swerved in surprise when ... read more
Posted Nov. 15, 2006, 4:25 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what happens when two heavenly bodies get too close to each other? Usually in the scientific world, if the bodies are ... read more
Posted Nov. 6, 2006, 10:24 p.m.
Isis has easily become a standard for the "post-" jet setter. Their latest album, In the Absence of Truth is a good example why this ... read more
Posted Nov. 2, 2006, 9:13 p.m.
Intronaut is a four piece from California made up of members of Uphill Battle, Impaled, Exhumed, and Anubis Rising, although they sound nothing like I ... read more
Posted Oct. 22, 2006, 11:36 a.m.
With Versoma's debut offering, Life During Wartime, it would be extremely easy to make assumptions about the sound based off the previous bands of its ... read more
Posted Oct. 15, 2006, 1:32 p.m.
Mark this down. This is the comeback record of the year for me. Planes Mistaken for Stars dropped the ball with Up in Them Guts ... read more
Posted Oct. 3, 2006, 3:02 p.m.
So, my brother calls me out of the blue one day and excitedly explains to me that he has discovered the most "amazing" singer-songwriter that ... read more
Posted Sept. 24, 2006, 1:39 p.m.
For those that did not hear The Hope Conspiracy's recent teaser 7" Hang Your Cross (which was later released as a CD and in digital ... read more
Posted Sept. 18, 2006, 2:20 p.m.
Mastodon is on a major label. Does anyone else think this is weird? Good for them, I just think it is strange. So what do ... read more
Posted Sept. 10, 2006, 2:11 p.m.
Cult of Luna is a guilty pleasure of mine. They are a good band that has the tendency to get hammered by the music press ... read more
Posted Sept. 4, 2006, 1:19 p.m.
The Vows is the latest hardcore "super-group" to include Rob Moran of Unbroken. After his departure from the impressive Some Girls, he moved to Seattle, ... read more
Posted Aug. 27, 2006, 12:47 p.m.
108 may have been one of the major proponents of the "Krishna core" movement of the early to mid 1990's in the hardcore and punk ... read more
Posted Aug. 15, 2006, 4:36 p.m.
Johnny Cash might as well be an American institution. Many revere him and his recent death following the passing of his beloved wife, June Carter, ... read more
Posted Aug. 11, 2006, 2:56 p.m.
There are three things that make me like this band. One, they have a ton of Star Wars references in their music. Actually, besides having ... read more
Posted Aug. 9, 2006, 2:01 a.m.
What happens when you are part of an established, kind of well-known (definitely well-known in all manner of independent music circles) band and one of ... read more
Posted July 25, 2006, 3:03 p.m.
Rather Ripped showcases a slight stylistic shift for Sonic Youth. Their trademarked noisy dirge rock has been subdued a bit to allow a bit of ... read more
Posted July 24, 2006, 3:14 p.m.
Okay, okay, yes The Hope Conspiracy is back and Hang Your Cross is the clarion call for their abrasive take on hardcore. Keeping with the ... read more
Posted July 11, 2006, 4:18 p.m.
The Fear is What Keeps Us Here is the umpteenth full-length from this chaotic and erratic off and on metalcore act. The fact that they ... read more
Posted July 2, 2006, 2:23 p.m.
Honestly, Tragedy has to be considered one of the best punk bands going right now. Their music is super tight and just awesome. Their lyrics ... read more
Posted June 29, 2006, 1:56 p.m.
This is a pleasant surprise. This is a hardcore record, a good hardcore record. The vocals are just the right fit for the music. I ... read more
Posted June 25, 2006, 12:05 p.m.
I had been listening to this record for almost three weeks trying to place the sounds and get some kind of footing for writing about ... read more
Posted June 14, 2006, 2:16 a.m.
Casey Jones, for those not in the know, is an unapologetically straightedge hardcore band. Originally a side project of Evergreen Terrace, this Florida based five-piece ... read more
Posted May 30, 2006, 12:25 a.m.
Disappearer is the latest creative outlet for the majority of the short lived band, There Were Wires (which also includes a member of Doomriders). Whereas ... read more
Posted May 22, 2006, 2:44 p.m.
Elphaba is a noisy band that at times is reminiscent of the sound of The Blood Brothers mixed with No Kill No Beep Beep-era Q ... read more
Posted May 18, 2006, 3:41 p.m.
Does this band honestly need any kind of introduction? Seriously, Sick of it All is an institution in the punk and hardcore scene. Having been ... read more
Posted May 10, 2006, 10:57 p.m.
Okay, Path of Resistance was a more hardcore project of Earth Crisis and their friends that convened the first time while certain members of Earth ... read more
Posted May 5, 2006, 9:01 a.m.
It's about damn time. Avail is a much beloved punk band out of Richmond, Virginia known for their blue collar style and attitude. They are ... read more
Posted April 25, 2006, 8:55 p.m.
Finally. This record has taken forever to actually see the light of day. Rainer Maria is normally consistent (at least that is the way it ... read more
Posted April 21, 2006, 8:08 a.m.
It must have been over a decade on since I picked up Grace, the debut and what would be the last full-length from California's Mean ... read more
Posted April 14, 2006, 10:04 a.m.
Growing up on a steady diet of Sabbath, the darker aspects of music always held so much appeal to me. Yeah, I liked punk rock, ... read more
Posted April 10, 2006, 3:34 a.m.
Ghost Buffalo is an alt-country-ish band from Colorado. They lean more to the "alt" side of that genre as they don't really use (at least ... read more
Posted April 4, 2006, 4:59 a.m.
If you are into doom, stoner, or sludge metal and you don't know who Cathedral is, you fail at life. For the sonically impaired, Cathedral ... read more
Posted March 26, 2006, 9:10 a.m.
Before we begin, allow me to digress and give a bit of background on the monstrosity that is Spitfire, because I want to get some ... read more
Posted March 16, 2006, 2 p.m.
In metal circles, In Flames need little introduction, if any at all. The once vaunted band was at the forefront of the "New Wave of ... read more
Posted March 15, 2006, 1 p.m.
No Idols is a roaring, incendiary band that combines a fuzzed out dirgey guitar attack (a la Cursed) with speed, raw emotion, and enough sociopolitical ... read more
Posted March 9, 2006, 10:29 p.m.
Yes, this could be considered a ska record, and yes, ska really is not as popular as it was a short time ago. But forget ... read more
Posted March 1, 2006, 9:32 a.m.
Hot off the heels of their split with labelmates Achilles, Engineer serves up Reproach. This album was born from the varying manners of hardship and ... read more
Posted Feb. 24, 2006, 10:47 a.m.
Wow, talk about under the radar. Friends of mine have been telling me about this band for sometime, including IDB's (Industry Douche Bags) at that. ... read more
Posted Feb. 21, 2006, 10:36 p.m.
I must admit that I was shocked to hear of this collaboration, being familiar with Mark Lanegan and his work in Screaming Trees, Mad Season, ... read more
Posted Feb. 18, 2006, 12:20 a.m.
In 2003 Himsa dropped Courting Tragedy and Disaster on an unsuspecting hardcore and metal scene. It was an intense follow up to and a major ... read more
Posted Feb. 14, 2006, 9:42 p.m.
Rabbit Fur Coat is the first solo album by Jenny Lewis, the former child actress who also fronts indie darlings Rilo Kiley. Taking a break ... read more
Posted Feb. 12, 2006, 11:51 a.m.
Ryan Adams is about as prolific as a songwriter can be. 29 is the latest of the three albums he released in 2005, Cold Roses ... read more
Posted Feb. 5, 2006, 1 p.m.
Some Girls is an enigmatic conglomerate of musicians that produce incredibly grating and challenging pieces of music. Considering the pedigree of this band, expectations for ... read more
Posted Jan. 30, 2006, 11:25 a.m.
Let me be frank. Picking up records based off of the information given on the record sleeve is usually (99.9% of the time) a tenuous ... read more
Posted Jan. 20, 2006, 7:30 a.m.
Dear Lord, this album is a mess. It is tough to get a handle on what is going on initially, partially because Ed Gein had ... read more
Posted Jan. 4, 2006, 11:34 a.m.
"Punk Rock should mean freedom, liking and accepting everything that you like, playing whatever you want, as sloppy as you want as long as it's ... read more
Posted Dec. 28, 2005, 8:12 p.m.
Don't blink, or it will all be over before you even realize what hit you. Swords is what a hit and run car wreck feels ... read more
Posted Dec. 10, 2005, 8:45 a.m.
Rising from the ashes of another Hex Records band, Building on Fire, Achilles has made a loud statement with their first full-length, The Dark Horse. ... read more
Posted Dec. 6, 2005, 12:02 a.m.
Taking what seems like years, in fact almost two, to come out on the shores of the United States, The (International) Noise Conspiracy's latest album ... read more
Posted Nov. 30, 2005, 8:39 p.m.
Coliseum's Goddamage EP must be listened to in order to be believed. Hell, looking at the cover art, one has to know what to expect. ... read more
Posted Nov. 21, 2005, 12:10 p.m.
Propaghandi has always held a place in many people's hearts for their impassioned and political stances that they take on their record, and I always ... read more
Posted Nov. 10, 2005, 4 p.m.
At a recent Coliseum show, vocalist/guitarist Ryan Patterson made mention that Glenn Danzig was a big influence and source of inspiration for him for years. ... read more
Posted Oct. 19, 2005, 7:24 p.m.
This is not a re-release. Photorecording is Elliott's last testament. Allow me to regress a few years. I had always dismissed them as overrated. US ... read more
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