Review: Wizard

Wizard "Head of the Deceiver" (SPV) Wizard is a poor man's Iron Maiden with a dash of a middle class worker drone's Manowar and a sprinkling of a drunken spare changers German Power Metal (Rage,...

Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Self-Titled" (Shifty) There’s a garage rock revival that the record companies are whipping up and it’ll soon become a frenzy, but I’m all for it as long as it results in bands like the...

Review: Pissing Razors

Pissing Razors "Where We Come From" (Spitfire Records) Thrash from the stutter and rip school--the best kind of thrash.  See Pantera for the most direct influence Pissing Razors wears, and wears proudly,...

Review: Playing Enemy

Playing Enemy "Cesarean" (Escape Artist) Ex-Kiss it Goodbye (members of Rorsharch), Seattle's Playing Enemy produce a distinct, sonic, atonal and progressive hardcore metal.  More scary than macho,...

Review: Savatage

Savatage "Poets & Madmen" (Nuclear Blast) With "Poets & Madmen", Savatage flits forth another rock opera. Savatage still maintains a unique sound in the world of heavy rock and roll even after a...

Review: Saxon

Saxon "Killing Ground" (SPV) Saxon deserves their kudos. They were at the forefront of the British metal invasion, innovative and fearless leaders, but they were run over and over shadowed in popularity...

Review: Schomolance

Scholomance "The Immortality Murder" (The End Records) This is a 2 CD set of incredibly innovative and highly ambitious technically proficient progressive metal with (get this) death metal vocals on the...

Review: Motorplant

Motorplant "American Postcard" (Shiretown) The fourth CD by New Hampshire's Motorplant is a batch of highly produced, radio-friendly tunes landing somewhere between Matchbox 20 and Third Eye Blind....