Brutality – In Mourning – Review

May 1, 1997

Brutality release a straight-for-the-throat U.S. death metal album with just enough melodic guitar soloing to save it from being completely flat.

When We Were Kings – Review

May 1, 1997

Before Foreman pitched mufflers; before Ali lit the Olympic torch; and before Don King redefined big hair, they all made history in a 1974 boxing match.

Crash – Review

May 1, 1997

True to the dark, contrary nature of J.G. Ballard and David Cronenberg, Crash has far more complicated things on its mind than mere titillation on wheels.

City of Industry – Review

May 1, 1997

City of Industry swims in themes of emptiness and corruption, no frills attached, with an intentionally unsatisfying pay off at the end.

Liquor Lecture – Absinthe – Column

May 1, 1997

Wormwood is a toxin, but the amount in Absinthe is negligible. You’d be blind drunk before getting close to the amount of Wormwood needed to do any damage.

Skankin in the Pit – Review

May 1, 1997

Half American ska-punk and half Japanese ska-punk, the sonic equivalent of a few quadruple cappuccinos in rapid succession.

Ruff Cut – Review

May 1, 1997

The Original and Authentic Sound of… is a collection of singles, dub plates, alternate versions, and unreleased material from Jah Works.

Punk Dwellings – Review

May 1, 1997

12 “new” New York punk bands doing one “original” and one cover each. Proves again punk bands oughta stick to what they know best, ruining their “own” songs.

Into Topological Space – Review

May 1, 1997

As this is an album of remixes, Perfume Tree contribute a track that holds back on the screaming guitar while pushing elements of ambient and electro.

The Goth Scene In Boston – Column

May 1, 1997

Each has personality, be it the festival quality of Man Ray, the “in a living room with 200 friends” feel of Ceremony, or the NYC ambience of Hexx.

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