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: Sean Na Na

Sean Na Na "“Return of the Unicorn”" (Troubleman Unlimited) I knew this cat Sean when he was in a Minneapolis band called Calvin Krime.  Since then, the ambitious be-spectacled musician has been very...

Review: Sloppy Meateaters

Sloppy Meateaters "“Forbidden Meat”" (Orange Peal Records) This three-piece punk band from Rome, Georgia, must be doing something right.  They’ve only been together a couple of years and their music...

Review: Marduk

Marduk "“La Grande Danse Macabre”" (Century Media) It says here, “Marduk was formed out of guitarist Morgan Hakansson’s desire to create the most blasphemous music ever experienced.”  I’m not sure...

Review: Marz

Marz "“Lung Fu Mo She”" (E-Magine Entertainment, Inc.) Finally someone has it right.  Not to say that every one of you rap-metal bands out there has it wrong, but for once there’s a successful effort...