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: Hi-Tek

Hi-Tek "“Hi-Teknology”" (Rawkus Records) He was the man behind the boards for much of Mos Def and Talib Kweli’s well-received “Black Star” album, and he combined with Kweli on the 2000 favorite...

Review: Icarus Line  

Icarus Line "“Mono”" (Crank Records) Sounds like Drive Like Jehu and they dress kinda like Kraftwerk did on “Man-Machine”, but regardless L.A.’s Icarus Line treat the listener to some of the most...

Review: Junction 18

Junction 18 "“This Vicious Cycle”" (Fearless Records) This really pisses me off.  Why do so many new punk bands feel they have to sound exactly like Green Day?  People, Green Day sucks so stop trying...

Review: The Keepers of Jericho

Various Artists "The Keepers of Jericho: “A Tribute to Helloween”" (Arise Records) The pumpkins are throwing a bloody revolt!  They are trying to send our hellish souls straight to the evil harvest!...

Review: Lennon

Lennon "“5:30 Saturday Morning”" (Arista) Lennon's debut release starts off promising in spite of her name.  To be fair, it's actually her given name; Lennon Murphy in full.  All the same, when you're...

Review: Lucyfire

Lucyfire "“This Dollar Saved My Life at Whitehorse”" (SPV GMBH) What happens when the lead singer of a successful Swedish goth metal band gets a hankering for something a little bit different...

Review: Matthew Jay

Matthew Jay "“Draw”" (Capitol Records) Matthew Jay is yet another moddish export from the UK, bearing an uncanny resemblance to Richard Ashcroft, though he's far sweeter than his bitter countryman;...