Review: Justin Sane

Justin Sane "Life, Love And The Pursuit Of Justice" (A-F Records) Anti-Flag's frontman goes solo with a stripped down folk album, backed only by his sometimes acoustic, mostly distorted guitar.  Sane...

Review: Short Round

Short Round "Language" (Asian Man Records) Short Round puts forth ten tracks of punchy electric pop on their debut album "Language."  All ten songs (really a Short Round, as they clock in at just under...

Review: Legends of Rodeo

Legends of Rodeo "A Thousand Friday Nights" (Bieler Bros. Records / MCA Records) While browsing in the local record store, I happened across a copy of this album filed in the country music section.  Kind...

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: Death Threat

Death Threat "For God and Government" (Triple Crown Records) Do you ever watch those "World's Strongest Man" competitions on ESPN?  Of course not-they're redundant and boring.  Sometimes I feel hardcore...

Review: Diesel Machine

Diesel Machine "“Torture Test”" (Steamhammer / SPV) Opening with the sounds of large machinery being turned on and warmed up, the harsh warning buzzers signal something mechanically dangerous is...

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...