Home News Black Angel Crafts Stories of Love with “Kiss Of Death” – News English Gothic rock band Black Angel present Kiss of Death: Ten tracks of pure Gothic rock with a little sprinkling of psychobilly and punk. Streams Carach Angren – Operation Compass – Music Stream The double-bass is too far forward, the guitars are an afterthought, and the horror strings don’t take the moonlight until three minutes into this snoozer. 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 Breeders – All Nerve – Review Kim and Kelley Deal make difficult music. This is tough sledding at first – like much good and great music – but it’s interesting and at times, very good. 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.