Review: Soilwork

Soilwork "“A Predator’s Portrait”" (Nuclear Blast) I'’ve been told that people are libel to get a little crazy if the find out I got the latest from Swedish act Soilwork, “A Predator’s Portrait”...

Review: Swan

Swan "“Pathogen”" (Synthetic Biological Research) Swan is sort of Man is the Bastard meets Tool, but in a good way. Two voices during most of the songs.  One is a scream the other a higher pitched,...

Review: Tracy + The Plastics

Tracy + The Plastics "“Muscler’s Guide to Videonics”" (Chainsaw Records) What the hell IS this?  Tracy + The Plastics (the Plastics referring to her keyboard + sampler and drum machine) is an exercise...

Review: Trick Daddy

Trick Daddy "“Thugs Are Us”" (Slip-N-Slide / Atlantic Records) Like most rap albums nowadays, this album is more of a compilation album of the whole Slip-N-Slide family than it is a solo album of Trick...

Review: Waterdown

Waterdown "“Draw a Smiling Face”" (Two Friends Recordings) This tantalizingly short, four song EP from Germany’s Waterdown gives a taste of good things to come from the land of sausages and nice cars....

Review: The Worldwide Tribute to The Real Oi”

Various Artists "“The Worldwide Tribute to The Real Oi”" (I Scream Records / Triple Crown Records) “TWTTTRO” contains some of today’s best hardcore bands paying a long overdue tribute to their Oi...

Review: The Peacocks

The Peacocks "“Angel”" (Asian Man Records) The Peacocks seem to pull their style from the cream of every decade since the Great Depression. The general drive is definitely punk and rockabilly, but the...

Review: Pennywise

Pennywise "“Land of the Free?”" (Epitaph) Ever get that feeling? You know, that deep burning inside your heart, mind starts to race, palms and the back of your neck become cold and clammy? New release...

Review: Placebo

Placebo "“Black Market Music”" (Virgin) This is music that will become your DNA.  Placebo is one of those bands that can be considered timeless.  The music is one second indie rock  and the next...

Review: Screeching Weasel

Screeching Weasel "“Teen Punks In Heat”" (Panic Button) What is this?  The 100th Screeching Weasel release? Regardless, this is a sweeeeet album.  Good sound, and with the typical bitching about girls...