Review: Off By One

Off By One "Self-Titled" (LMC) Oh Man, if I was only in my mid teen years again.  Although there are so many bands that sound similar to this right now I kind of like Off By One even though it’s post...

Review: The Hellacopters

The Hellacopters "High Visibility" (Gearhead Records) If you know the Hellacopters than you know exactly what to expect. High energy rock and roll. And on this, their fourth full length, these raucous...

Review: Hopelessly Devoted to you – Volume 4

Various Artists "Hopelessly Devoted to you - Volume 4" (Hopeless Records) Finally, a comp for $3.98.  Mostly a highlight of Hopeless bands with unreleased  records, this album's a good choice for the...

Review: Glassjaw

Glassjaw "Worship and Tribute" (Warner) Shocking. Amazing. Riffs that lead your ears to a brick wall, tricking them at the last second to watch your bewilderment. These and other side affects of an...

Review: Green Day

Green Day "Shenanigans" (Reprise) Well, as much as I've always enjoyed Green Day's releases (and this album is no exception), I found myself wanting a fourteen original songs as opposed to rereleases...

Review: Gunfighter/Traindodge

Gunfighter/Traindodge "Split CD" (Ascetic Records) Since both artists contributed only two songs, I'm just going to do a stream of consciousness thing here-sort of like that one part in Flaubert's "Madam...

Review: Headstrong

Headstrong "Self-Titled" (RCA Records / BMG) This album is stronger than name of the band which created it.  Having said that, let me introduce the amazing group of musicians known as Headstrong.  Matt...

Review: Champion

Champion "Count Our Numbers" (Bridge Nine) Bridge Nine is, without a doubt, the finest hardcore revisionist label around. Every B9 release looks great, sounds great and embodies the essence of hardcore's...

Review: Christiansen

Christiansen "“Forensics Brothers and Sisters”" (Revelation Records) The stop/start bass challenged by guitars sewing themselves needle-like into the opening track, ‘Jhazz never spelled so good’...

Review: Curl Up and Die

Curl Up and Die "Unfortunately we’re Not Robots" (Revelation Records) Unfortunately, our vocals suck. While Curl Up and Die's (CUAD) is one letter short of C.H.U.D.'s, that doesn’t make up for a real...