Review: The Darkness “Permission to Land”

The Darkness "Permission to Land" (Atlantic) "Everybody is talking about this fucking band from England like they are the second coming of rock and roll. I love the rock and roll. It don't matter if...

Interview: Walls of Jericho

by bushman God brought down the Walls of Jericho with a thunderous vengeance. How appropriately named is this Michigan unit. Tearing apart the middle ground between metal and hardcore, the music attacks...

Book Review: Bentley Little “The Collection”

Bentley Little "The Collection" (Signet) Bentley Little has built a reputation in the past few yrs. as one of the best of the next generation of horror authors. Stephen King calls him “The Master of...

Review: Orange Island

by brian greenaway What's your favorite thing in the whole world? Mine is being surprised. I love the phone call from the girl that I thought would never call back (most don't), I love the three run...

Review: Murder Weapon “Nervous Wreck”

Murder Weapon "Nervous Wreck" (Martyr) At a time when even Agnostic Front can’t seem to get their meathead hardcore sound back together again (c’mon? Dead Yuppies? Lame, but at least they’ve never...

Review: Naglfar “Diabolical”

Naglfar "Diabolical" (Relapse) I wish a black metal band would come out with a song that goes, "Worship the Devil, Worship the Devil, Worship the Devil!" over and over again. I think that would be...

Review: Nightwish “Century Child”

Nightwish "Century Child" (Century Media) Finland's Nightwish are the height of operatic quasi-goth metal. With a pleasant female vocalist named Tarja and crystal clear production they capture the...

Book Review: Ann Raber “Foster Care”

Ann Raber "Foster Care" (Post-Traumatic Press) Guy Kordell isn’t a bad guy. He doesn’t hurt people. He doesn’t rob, or steal, or lie. Okay, he lies to girlfriend now and again, but who...

Review: Hella / Dilute “Live” Split

Hella / Dilute "Live" Split EP (Sickroom Records) Two of the west coats' most engaging bands captured exquisitely on this one double disc offering! What more could you ask for? Hailing from the Bay...