God Lives Underwater – Review

March 1, 1995

The digitized guitar sound plays catchy rhythms and the drumming blends both organic and electronic percussion into a pleasant hybrid.

Circle of Dust – Review

March 1, 1995

Besides the techno percussion, heavy guitars and distorted ravings, Circle of Dust manages to work sweetly tortured vocals and catchy melodies into the mix.

Gapeseed – Lo Cell – Review

March 1, 1995

Some of the stuff is downright grating. But underlying each scratchy, Sonic Youth-influenced anthem pulses the life-force and emotion of the three musicians.

Canine Guru – Review

March 1, 1995

An emphasis on heavy, Chili Peppers funk. I get the feeling that Canine Guru will go somewhere big, providing they establish a hook to get themselves noticed.

Fleshold – Pathetic – Review

March 1, 1995

Seemingly normal heavy wall-of-guitars metal with snarling vocals and “society sucks” lyrics, Fleshold morph from one style to the next.

Erik Welsh – Review

March 1, 1995

I would insult the shit out of this saying it sounds like a cheesy commercial, but I see that’s what Erik Welsh produces.

East, West – Review

March 1, 1995

The stories vary in subject and theme, giving excellent illustrations of the differences between Eastern and Western culture, thought and ideals.

The Black Box – Review

March 1, 1995

You won’t find a better representation of Wax Trax! than Revolting Cocks’ “Attack Ships on Fire,” with Ministry and Front 242 on stage with Trent Reznor.

Big Lick – Review

March 1, 1995

Six songs of Bosstones-ish ska with heavy guitars. I don’t hate this guy’s voice, though. Layers of sax and horns amounting to gobs of fun energy.

Shallow Grave – Review

March 1, 1995

Shallow Grave’s not-so-subtle shifts accelerate the film into a careening series of mind-bending hair-pin plot twists and turns.

Better Than Ezra – Deluxe – Review

March 1, 1995

This Louisiana trio is best described as “Toad the Wet Sprocket and the Gin Blossoms co-headline for a Muzak benefit.” Deluxe is as sappy as sappy gets.

MTV Year in Rock 1994 – Review

March 1, 1995

The best and worst of 1994, distilled down to only the bare essentials, and delivered as only Kurt Loder and Tabitha Soren could.

In The Mouth of Madness – Review

March 1, 1995

John Carpenter takes a cast of character actors and finishes what Wes Craven started in New Nightmare, with its recursive themes and interpretive subjects.

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