Review: Zao

Zao "Parade Of Chaos" (Solid State) The world is slowly rejecting our advances as a pollution and garbage-producing plague, but she won't be able to stave us off forever. Granted, I drive my car and help...

Review: Zoo Story

Zoo Story "Come Out and Play" (3:33 Music Group) Imagine if you will, Jeff Buckley backed by Led Zeppelin. Sounds pretty good doesn¹t it? Well, Zoo Story sounds almost exactly like that. This exceptional...
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As Darkness Falls “A Tremor So Subtle” (Sadistic...
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Entwine “Time Of Despair” (Century...
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Last Days Of April “Ascend To The Stars” (Bad Taste...
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Pedro The Lion “Control” (Jade...
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The Suicide Files “Self-Titled” (Indecision...

Review: Uphill Battle

Uphill Battle "Self-Titled" (Relapse Records) I was reading through the notes in the jacket liner on this album and I noticed that these guys are from Goleta.  Maybe not a big deal to you, safe and...

Review: Valley’s Eve

Valley's Eve "Deception of Pain" (SPV) Brilliant, bone crushing, very mosh oriented riffs interrupt what is otherwise very standard power metal faire.  Waiting for the tantalizing heaviosity* of the...

Review: Voltaire

Voltaire "Boo-Hoo" (Eat Me Records) Voltaire is a man with a broken heart.  I was afraid that fourteen tracks of broken-heartedness would be a little hard to take, but the man has a nasty sense of humor...