Review: The Starting Line

The Starting Line "The Make Yourself At Home EP" (Drive-Thru) It seems as though everywhere you turn there seems to be another band writing heart on sleeve ballads about girls or "the one that got away"....

Review: Withered Earth

Withered Earth "Of Which They Bleed" (Olympic) Withered Earth offer death metal infused with a touch of the good old grind.  I like them more in traditional death metal mode than I do when they're...

Review: This Day Forward

This Day Forward "In Response" (Equal Vision) Remember back in the day when you fucking loved everything on Revelation Records? And so, if Youth of Today thanked Side by Side and Gorilla Biscuits and Bold...

Review: Three 6 Mafia “Da Unbreakables”

  Three 6 Mafia "Da Unbreakables" (Sony) "Ima get my chief on/ while she sucks my ding dong/ eyes like a ching chong/ hard on like King Kong." Fuckin’ amazing! Do you know about the...

Review: Thought Riot

Thought Riot "Sketches of Undying Will" (A-F Records) There are a lot of political punk bands doing their thing these days and that's just fine with me.  Now is a great time to be into politics since...

Review: Cougars

by bushman Not much is known about Cougars. Hailing from Chicago, or thereabouts, this 8-man rock armada is crafting horn infected indie rock with a passionate twist. Guitars and bass pound out loose...

Review: Uppercut

Uppercut "Four Walls" (Blackout Records) This is more than a re-issue of the Uppercut "Four Walls" EP. The New York hardcore band’s sought-after collectible from the late ‘80s/early ‘90s scene is...

Review: Volcano, I’m Still Excited!!

Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! "Self-Titled" (Polyvinyl) First of all, the name-I know, it sucks.  Big time.  Can you imagine saying to your friends, "Hey, let's go check out Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!...

Review: TRS-80

TRS-80 "Shake Hands With Danger" (File 13) Mostly looped beats, sounds, effects, breaks, stutters and whatever electro flavored vibe this trio can tape together.  It's a cacophony of sound, which is...

Review: Virgin Black

Virgin Black "Elegant and Dying" (The End) Impressive.  This is dark, doom-laden music that isn't full of self-pity or the usual depressed clichŽs of the dark metal genre.  Virgin Black is forging a...