Review: Manowar

Manowar "Warriors of the World" (Metal Blade) Manowar just hasn't been the same since September eleventh.  Like the rest of us they were deeply affected by the images of sudden violent warfare waged...

MU330

MU330 "Ultra Panic" (Asian Man Records) Fourteen years, four continents and 16 countries later MU330 are back with their 7th full length release "Ultra Panic".   The album sounds more ska than ever. But...

Review: NOFX

NOFX "45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records" (Fat Wreck Chords) This is the NOFX album to own. Not only is it 46 'new' songs over two CD's, but also included is a 32 page...

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: Domain

Domain "Far From Within" (Sadistic Records) Domain play a sore-throated style of stilted off-balance hard-core scrambled with metal.  With vocals that always screech and sometimes seem to parody rapping...

Review: Fall Silent

Fall Silent "Drunken Violence" (Revelation Records) "There's a war / and its right outside your window" is the first line on track two, "Flowers for Whore", which is easily the best song on this album....

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...