Review: Gatsbys American Dream

Gatsbys American Dream "“Ribbons And Sugar”" (Rocketstar Recordings) Gatsbys American Dream is primarily a vocally driven indie band that almost certainly builds the music around the words which are...

Review: Donkey

Donkey "Big Sur" (Accretions) This concept album is heavily experimental keyboard and guitar improvisations on the Big Sur area. The title "Crick" of the first of three lengthy compositions suggests a...

Review: Agoraphobic Nosebleed

Agoraphobic Nosebleed "Altered States of America" (Relapse Records) Agoraphobic Nosebleed are sonic terrorists.  They use their music as assaults on the witting, and on this album they go all out for it...

Review: Allegiance

Allegiance "Hymns of Blod" (WWIII) Allegiance plays Viking war metal or so says their bio and this at least is true if "Viking" is a synonym for "crappy" and "war" is also synonymous with "crappy."  If...

Review: Big Baby Satan

Big Baby Satan "Self-Titled" (BBS Music) At first this album comes across as a wretchedly dull, unbelievably lo-fi, stoner metal band.  Once the ears adjust to the production, rendering it...

Review: Cage

Cage "Darker Than Black" (Fugitive Records) Finally!  A fucking American metal group with the old school heavy metal balls to give the Europeans a run for their money.  The first thing you'll notice...

Review: Anthony B.

Anthony B. "Street Knowledge" (VP Records) For those not familiar with Anthony B., he has been mashing up the Jamaican dancehalls for a hot minute now.  Numerous 45's can be heard at any given Reggae...

Review: Baby Woodrose

Baby Woodrose "Money for Soul" (Bad Afro) This power soul trio has a psychedelic rock style with vocals out front and crystalline clearly delivered in a blue-eyed R&B style. The Danish band performs...

Review: Downway / Belvedere

Downway / Belvedere "Split: Hometown Advantage" (Sessions / Union Group) Ah, Canadians.  What would the world be without them?  Well, probably pretty much the same as it is now, save for these two...

Review: Betty Blowtorch

Betty Blowtorch "Last Call" (Foodchain Records) While this is nominally a Betty Blowtorch album it really is a celebration of bassist vocalist Bianca Butthole through rarities and live recordings made...