Review: Jets to Brazil

Jets to Brazil "Four Cornered Night" (Jade Tree Records) If I were on a jet to Brazil, I would probably be going to Rio de Janeiro-”European style sunbathing”, nahsayin’?  If I were in a record...

Review: JeJune

JeJune "R.I.P." (Big Wheel Rec) One of the best bands you just knew was too good to stay together.  With much story telling about the band, Boston roots and brief re-incarnation/relocation to San Diego,...

Review: Jurassic 5

Jurassic 5 "Quality Control" (Interscope Records) A couple of years ago I was together with this girl named Kim.  I knew our relationship was headed for disaster when I asked her, “What do you think of...

Review: My Ruin

My Ruin "A Prayer Under Pressure of Violent Anguish" (Snapper Music) My Ruin’s "A Prayer Under pressure of Violent Anguish" is the much heavier and more cohesive follow up to the first release,...

Review: Boy Sets Fire

Boy Sets Fire "After The Eulogy" (Victory Records) Hardcore heavy with so many excursions into melody, you might forget they are hardcore. The CD opens with the title track, a raging over the top jam of...
Interview: Rhymesayers

Interview: Rhymesayers

<interview conducted Winter 2000> The Rhymesayers are a crew of MC’s, breakers, and graffiti artists based out of the Midwest. Many look at them as some of the pioneers of the current hip hop...
Interview: Downset

Interview: Downset

On your first self-titled album, the first song, 'Anger', is a very powerful and descriptive song, with lyrics like ‘true blue’ and ‘my pops was killed by the fucking LAPD’.  Was that an accurate...
Interview: Earth Crisis

Interview: Earth Crisis

<interview conducted winter of 2000> How long has the tour been and how much longer do you guys have to go? We are out with Skinlab, In Flames and Walls of Jericho for two months this summer, and...
Interview: Rob Halford. Metal God.

Interview: Rob Halford

In the beginning...there was Sabbath. Sabbath begat metal which begat Judas Priest. There is no metal record collection in the world that does not contain a Priest album in there somewhere. They are what...