Superhot – Review

Rather than run headfirst into a firefight, you’ll think multiple steps ahead and carefully consider where your enemies will intersect with your bullet.

Iron Reagan – Crossover Ministry – Review

Like a magic bullet blasting you right back to the heyday of D.R.I. and Sui-cyco-style crossover metal, the aptly titled Crossover Ministry from Iron Reagan has all you want from the forgotten genre.

Squarecrow – Rammi Jamms – Review

Squarecrow sounds focused and energized throughout Rammi Jamms, and they even throw in a snarled, skank-worthy take on The Smiths’ immortal “Bigmouth Strikes Again.”

Pain – Coming Home – Review

Combining everything from industrial to country to metal to classic rock, Tägtgren is just endearingly weird — in the Les Claypool or Devin Townsend mold — when he’s in Pain mode.

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.

Metalsucks – Review

Your metal IQ will probably even go up after a few weeks of regular usage, because for every post about System of a Down’s reunion tour plans, there will inevitably be 10 other posts about bands you’ve never heard of in your life.

Culture Shock – Column

It’s easy to slip into arrogant mockery when surrounded by the unfamiliar, particularly when the unfamiliarity in question is one that is as wide-eyed and bushy-tailed as Japanese Culture. The willy-nilly embracing of English, regardless of actual comprehension, is bound to lead to the inevitable silliness, but who the hell am I to laugh? Seriously.

Punk Rock Throbbleheads – Review

Aggronautix has all your faves like G.G. Allen, The Meatmen’s Tesco Vee, Descendents’ Milo, Andrew W. K., and Circle Jerks’ Keith Morris. All Throbbleheads are a customized likeness of your favorite legend. The Plasmatics’ Wendy O’ Williams Throbblehead isn’t Tesco Vee in drag. They all closely resemble the actual performer they depict.

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