Review: Doro

Doro "“Calling the Wild...”" (Koch Records) I knew I had heard her before. I also knew, from her two-page biography that she’s had to have been around for a while. One word, Warlock. Remember? All...

Review: Sin

Sin "“Noisy Pipes Lovely Noises”" (Koch Records) It was with more than a small amount of trepidation (due largely in part to the naked, scarred man on the cover) that I gingerly placed this Euro-goth CD...

Review: Cradle Of Filth

Cradle Of Filth "“Midian”" (Koch Records) The one, the only, Cradle Of Filth are back with their third full-length disk “Midian”.  The band specializes in the phenomenon of shock metal which is only...

Review: Stabbing Westward

Stabbing Westward "Self Titled" (Koch Records) Stabbing Westward seems to be stabbing in a slightly different direction these days. Their new release “Stabbing Westward” slightly turns away from the old...

Review: Badlands

Badlands "Self-Titled" (Koch Records) This is a reissue of Badlands 1989 release. The band released two albums, their self-titled debut, and another in 1991 before disbanding. Most of the fellows are...

Review: Spiritual Beggars

Spiritual Beggars "On Fire" (Koch Records) More music from "That 70's Show" extras.  Pedal loving guitars set the seventies hard rock feel as does the uber-emotional vocal howling.  Riffs vary from...

Review: Opeth

Opeth "Deliverance" (KOCH Records) Highly talented musicians comprise this band.  It's evident in every note, passage and time change.  The music is moody and atmospheric and, ultimately death metal,...

Review: Opeth

Opeth "Damnation" (Koch Records) Press releases, they come with every album from every band. And they usually tell you what you should think.  Some press statements use language to intimidate a potential...

Review: Lamb

Lamb "Between Darkness and Wonder" (Koch Records) Louise Rhodes and Andrew Barlow, (aka) Lamb, have always sounded interesting to me, but have never managed to hold my attention.   Until now that is....