Review: Throttlerod

Throttlerod "Hell and High Water" (Small Stone Records) There's not a lot of room in today's music for acts like Throttlerod.  With their throaty vocals and full-figured guitars, Throttlerod plays rock...

Review: Trivium

Trivium "Ember To Inferno" (Life Force) Metal name, metal music.  Ripping metal music.  This is one of those bands that's just fucking good and defines the genre they represent.  That's good and bad....

Review: Truxton

Truxton "Self-Titled" (Substandard Records) The first thing you will notice about Truxton is that sometimes lead singer Johannes Armentrout sounds like a girl.  The next thing you will notice is that...

Review: Unbroken

Unbroken "The Death of a True Spirit" (Indecision Records) Here is a hardcore history lesson kids.  One I will tell you upfront I just tought myself.  Unbroken.  This is some of the roots of hardcore....

Review: Unpersons

Unpersons "III" (At A Loss Recordings) I'm not sure what the title to this waste of time means.  As best as I could tell, this is the Unpersons' second effort, so the Roman numeral III doesn't really...

Review: The Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show

Various Artists "The Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show" (Springman Records) You just cannot go wrong covering the songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This begs the question, would the film be half the...

Review: The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans "“Reconstruction Site”" (Epitaph) First off, I must say that since the demise of Pavement and Propoghandi (the two power P's of punk turned indie, rhine stone-obscure) The Weakerthans...

Review: The Desert Fathers “The Spirituality”

The Desert Fathers "The Spirituality" (Three Spheres) I find it hard to believe that it took more than 3 years and 7 studios to complete this album or any other album for that matter (and how could it...

Review: The A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere)

The A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere) "White Doves and Smoking Guns" (Fueled by Ramen) Retro-ish rock 'n' roll seems to be everywhere nowadays, which can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Fortunately, mixed up in the...

Review: The Quick Fix Kills

The Quick Fix Kills "“Saint Something”" (My Pal God Records) When the first track “Lipstick Rendezvous” came on the first thing I did was turn my player up really loud.  However, I’m not sure if I...