Review: Sworn In

Sworn In "Self-Titled" (Bridge Nine) The Bridge Nine cult obviously has my number. I have yet to see or hear a bad thing from these guys. So, do I have to say this EP is in keeping with the prior...

Review: The Extra Glenns

The Extra Glenns "Martial Arts Weekend" (Absolutely Kosher Records) From the minute I heard the first notes I knew these guys were something special; special ed that is.  The Extra Glenns is an ingenious...

Review: The Reign of Terror

The Reign of Terror "Sacred Ground" (Limb Music) Typically a review should start, one would think, with a description of the music or a simple statement indicating the band's genre.  In this case the...

Review: The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins "Rotten Apples:  “Greatest Hits / Judas O”) (Virgin Records) For the Smashing Pumpkins fan, 12 previously unreleased songs.  A bit arrogant for a ‘Greatest Hits’ album that...

Review: Alpha Motherfuckers: A Tribute to Turbonegro

Various Artists "Alpha Motherfuckers - A Tribute to Turbonegro" (Hopeless Records) Norway isn'’t that one of those Northern European countries where people get 20 hours of light a day in the summer and...

Review: Ultimate Fakebook

Ultimate Fakebook "Open Up and Say Awesome" (Initial Records) The Internet Public Library claims that there are only seven different plot lines for fiction stories.  If that's correct (and I have my...

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: 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: Snuffed

Various Artists "Snuffed" (Sadistic Records) Reviewing compilations is a tricky business. First, judgment must be passed on each band with only a song or two as base material. Then, the comp must be...