Review: The Phantom Limbs

The Phantom Limbs "Displacement" (Alternative Tentacles) Listening to a Phantom Limbs album is like attending a heavy metal circus while peaking on acid-a wonderful experience, I guarantee you.  Their...

Review: Sodom

Sodom "One Night in Bangkok" (SPV) Sodom releases their third live album, "Mortal Way of Live" and "Marooned" being the two predecessors, and this one is a double CD doozy containing twenty-four songs...

Review: The Early November

The Early November "For All of This" (Drive-Thru Records) Combining elements of quite a few of today's more wussy acts (Simple Plan, Dashboard Confessional), The Early November croon their way through...

Review: Solefald

Solefald "In Harmonia Universali" (Century Media) A mixed bag this band is.  With contemporary kinship lying in such bands as Moonspell and Alchemist, Solefald is forging their own ground into odd...

Review: Pennywise

Pennywise "From the Ashes" (Epitaph) When you put on a Pennywise album, it’s just like putting on an old coat--you know you can always count on it to meet your expectations.  However, although putting...

Review: Selfmademan

Selfmademan "The Daylight Robbery" (Smallman) I could never really wrap my head around these bands that want to get all scientific on you while they’re “rocking out.” Thanks to Selfmademan though, I...

Review: The Locust

The Locust "Plague Soundscapes" (Anti) The Locust are one of those strange things that don't emerge into the mainstream very often.  Aspects of the underground are always infiltrating and eventually...

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Review: Rage

Rage "Soundchaser" (SPV) Rage is a band that goes back to 1983.  They're German; they've been incredibly prolific with over twenty five Lps, Eps, live and acoustic releases.  No light weights, eh?  I...

Review: Paul Westerberg

Paul Westerberg "Come Feel me Tremble" (CD and DVD) (Vagrant Records) "Come Feel me Tremble" is 13 all-new tracks from Westerberg. The focus is on the man himself with his songs and guitar in the...