Review: Susperia

Susperia "“Predominance”" (Nuclear Blast) Susperia is an odd band to hear, they are almost black metal, but not at all.  Formed by Tjodalv (ex-Dimmu Borgir) and members of several other almost-black...

Review: North Side Kings

North Side Kings "“This Thing of Ours”" (Thorp Records) I live in Arizona and I have to tell you, there are some killer bands over here.  I actually play in the Tucson music scene so I get to see and...

Review: Opeth

Opeth "“Blackwater Park”" (Koch) I can sum up Opeth in one word:  Dynamic. It’s better than any Swedish black metal I’ve ever heard. As an added bonus, there is no mention of dragons, wizards or any...

Review: Primal Fear

Primal Fear "“Nuclear Fire”" (Nuclear Blast) In a world of lame power metal that just sonically squirms, trying to capture the faded glory of an earlier day and other bands, Primal Fear is hand and...

Review: PUYA

PUYA "“Union”" (MCA) One the most anticipated new albums.  Reason?  PUYA are the COOLEST latino flavored metal outfit I’ve come across yet.  “This is the PUYA coming straight to ya.”  Their...

Review: Recover

Recover "“Rodeo and Picasso”" (Fueled by Ramen) What Recover has accomplished with this CD is a intertwined mix of guitar-heavy Hum/Radiohead sound with the sporadic peaks of Thursday/Refused vocals,...

Review: Red Harvest

Red Harvest "“Cold Dark Matter”" (Relapse Records) The darkness permeates.  A steady pulse of percussion... pummel pummel pummel.  It rises and breathes like some bastard creation that should not move...

Review: The Sacrifice Poles

The Sacrifice Poles "Self Titled" (Robodog Records) Heard of Cave In?  This is what they do when they have writers block.  They create indie-rock-esque intrumental jams.  (that means “no words” for...

Review: Saga  

Saga "“House of Cards”" (Steamhammer Records) Well, a lot of the kids think prog-rock is cool now, so why not sink your teeth into a living, breathing anachronism?  Formed in Toronto, Canada, Saga,...

Review: Sepulchral Feast

Various Artists "Sepulchral Feast: “A Tribute to Sepultura”" (Century Media) This little romp through Sepultura’s history by the legions of bands that have been influenced by the Brazilian powerhouse...