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...

Review: In Pieces

In Pieces "“Learning To Accept Silence”" (Escape Artist Records) The Northeast Hardcore scene has been putting out some quality work for quite some time now.  Musically, In Pieces is good at playing...

Review: Crosstops

Crosstops "Cloverleaf Fandango" (Tinnitus Records) It would be stupid to call this anything but a truck odyssey with the odyssey in red ink, bolded, and underlined.  They need about 50,000 copies of this...

Review: Das Ich

Das Ich "“Anti’christ”" (Metropolis Records) This is old-school Deutsch-style anger, built on simple electro and classic industrial roots, with vocals that slide from roaring to bright. This isn’t as...

Review: Dead Poetic

Dead Poetic "Four Wall Blackmail" (Solid State Records) If your main focus in music is listening to that indie-meets-emo-with-soft-and-screaming-singer thing, then this is the band you'll... get something...

Dream Evil

Dream Evil "Dragon Slayer" (Century Media) No way, dude.  What's this?  Heavy metal.    What they singin' dude?  Chasing the dragon.  That's too funny.  This dude I know called the Magic Gnome, he...