Review: Pedro The Lion

Pedro The Lion "“Control”" (Jade Tree) Pedro The Lion has returned with this ten song juggernaut that is a beautiful progression from the band’s previous releases making it a must have for any emo or...

Review: Lovespirals

Lovespirals "Windblown Kiss" (Projekt Records) Founder and long time force behind Projekt band Love Spirals Downwards, Ryan Lum has a new partner, a new band name and a new style. Lovespirals is now Ryan...

Review: Montany

Montany "New Born day" (SPV) Montany is yet (please, god, no!) another band representing the nauseating resuscitation in European Power Metal which itself is a genre of music that represents style over...

Review: Frank Jordan

Frank Jordan "“Enemies”" (Cornerstone R.A.S.) Finally, live tracks by Frank Jordan.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Frank Jordan they are from Sacramento and have one previous release...

Review: The GC5

The GC5 "Never Bet The Devil Your Head" (Thick Records) I love a good street punk album. So must a few other people, or Social Distortion and Rancid wouldn't be as popular as they are. The GC5 obviously...

Review: Gomez

Gomez "“In Our Gun”" (Virgin) Back in 1998 I was a huge fan of NME, which is a British magazine with a great outlook on the UK music scene.  Most of the bands that they “Jock” in that magazine I tend...

Review: Haven

  Haven "“Between The Senses”" (Virgin) There have been many very good acts coming out if the UK in the past year and a half and all of them have a unique quality that separates them from the kindred...

Review: Hemlock

Hemlock "Pigeon Holed" (Self-Produced) Actually, this was produced by Mikey Doling.  You Snot fans might remember him on guitar.  He believes in this band.  I saw them live and after complimenting them...

Review: Hiretsukan

Hiretsukan "Invasive//Exotic" (The G7 Welcoming Committee) Jaw-dropping, melodic noisecore. Loud, fast and abrasive, the first of these 7 songs starts off with discordant guitars dragging through their...

Review: Hot Hot Heat

Hot Hot Heat "Knock Knock Knock" (Sub Pop) These new wave, synth-punk mod-rockers turn out 5 glorious booty-shakers that are unbelievably catchy, initially almost unlistenable, but ultimately so good...