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: The N.Y. Rel-X

The N.Y. Rel-X "She's Got A Gun / Paranoia" (TKO Records) Like a trip to Hot Topic, this album punky, predictable, and boring. Oh, I'm sure these girls (and a guy; their drummer) are way punk rock and...

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: 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...

Review: Icon of Coil

Icon of Coil "“The Soul is in the Software”" (Metropolis Records) This album is musically excellent, but lyrically lacking. When non-native English speakers craft English lyrics, the results can be...

Review: In Extremo

In Extremo "Sunder Ohne Zugel" (Metal Blade) Do I like In Extremo?  You bet.  Is it because I might have a little thing for big German men in skirts?  You bet your skirt-clad bottom!  In Extremo play...

Review: Informatik

Informatik "Nymphomatik" (Metropolis Records) Informatik is a techno / house trio headed by Da5id (not a typo) Din.  As you might expect from an album called "Nymphomatik," and you might infer from song...