Review: Vader

Vader "Revelations" (Metal Blade) Vader has been on the blasting doomified death metal scene for many long years but somehow their particular death metal path and mine had never crossed until the day of...

Review: Sinch

Sinch "Something More" (Roadrunner Records) One of those 'some of this and some of that' bands.  Every element here is unoriginal and pulled directly from what I consider the current flavor of marketable...

Review: Sinners & Saints

Sinners & Saints "The Sky Is Falling" (Bridge Nine) If I told you this was a band created by founding members of Blood for Blood, the Ducky Boys and In My Eyes, I guarantee you would not believe me....

Review: Smackin’ Isiah

Smackin' Isiah "The Champagne of Bands" (Fork in Hand Records) I don't know what happened. I do remember picking up the CD, almost a bit hesitant because of my past experience with this very album; yet i...

Review: Over Kill

Over Kill "Wrecking Everything – Live" (Spitfire) Recorded live in New Jersey in late March of this year, this album catches Over Kill raw, powerful, tight and energetically on.  To use the cliché,...

Review: Piebald

Piebald "“We Are The Only Friends We Have”" (Big Wheel Recreation) Can you say indie rock?  Do you want to know what indie rock is?  What indie rock stands for?  Your questions can be put to rest if...

Review: Pitch Black

Pitch Black "Self-Titled" (Revelation Records) An album's worth of dark and mysterious punk from Northern Oakland that bears a striking resemblance to modern Bay Area legends, AFI. How far is Northern...

Review: Punk-O-Rama 7

Various Artists "Punk-O-Rama 7" (Epitaph Records) Life is sooooo good!  When I find the new Punk-O-Rama's coming out I am always excited like a fat kid in a candy store.  Epitaph never disappoints me...

Review: Randy

Randy"Cheater"(G7 Welcoming Committee) You like the Hives?  Think The Strokes are the shit?  Are you one of those fuckers that keeps requesting The White Stripes on the radio?  Does being 'punk'...

Review: Revelation 100

Various Artists "Revelation 100: A Fifteen Year Retrospective of Rare Recordings" (Revelation Records) Compliations usually aren'’t my bag. Personally most comp's are  what they appear to be; watered...