Home News Zao Return with “Transitions,” and full-length, The Crimson Corridor – News While there are plenty of the band’s signature crushing riffs and abrasive vocals, there are also a lot of moments of quiet tension. Streams Muck and the Mires – Take Me Back To Planet Earth – Music Stream Boston garage rock mainstays, Muck and the Mires, take a nostalgic stroll through deserted Boston landmarks. 2:48 of pure, catchy, garage pop bliss! Games Sayonara Wild Hearts – Review A world of neon and synth pop turns out to be the background for your journey of reflection and self-discovery. Metal/Hardcore Noisem – Cease to Exist – Review With this album, the band has sharpened their sound to a razor point and it strikes with precision and efficiency. Indie/Alternative The Jesus and Mary Chain – Damage and Joy – Review Damage and Joy combines the sneer and guitar barrage of the underrated, monochrome Munki with the somber acoustic trip of Stoned & Dethroned. Stoner/Hard Rock Torche – Admission – Review All roads lead to the title track, the heart of the album (placed smack in the middle) and among the best songs the band has ever recorded. Punk/Power Pop Comeback Kid – Outsider – Review Comeback Kid manages to outdo their previous work yet again. Goth/Industrial Komrads – Resistor – Review Resistor is all over the place, but somehow it all works. A fascinating debut. Compilations Metal Massacre 14 – Review 34 years and 13 volumes later, Metal Massacre 14 compiles a new wave of artists all sharing a true metal mindset. Strictly old-school denim and leather stuff. Movies/DVDs The Damned – Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead – Review Of all the late ’70s punk godfathers, The Damned always seemed to be the ones to use the nascent punk sound for its purest purpose: To make great music. Websites Metalsucks – Review Your metal IQ will go up after a few weeks of regular usage. For every post about reunion tour plans, there will be 10 posts about bands you’ve never heard of. Books/Zines For The Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records – Review Seeing the Metal Blade name associated with a band is as good as a guarantee that it’s the real deal, and this book shows what it took to make that a reality. Columns/Fiction Culture Shock – Column It’s easy to slip into arrogant mockery when surrounded by the unfamiliar, particularly when as wide-eyed and bushy-tailed as Japanese Culture. Interviews Death Angel – Killing Season – Interview An interview with guitarist/backup vocalist Rob Cavestany Products Punk Rock Throbbleheads – Review Aggronautix has all your faves like G.G. Allen, The Meatmen’s Tesco Vee, Wendy O’ Williams, Descendents’ Milo, Andrew W. K., and Circle Jerks’ Keith Morris.