Hypocrisy – Catch 22 – Review

June 28, 2002

A pretty conventional Hypocrisy album featuring huge, stressful guitar sounds, trebly snare and cymbals, and vocals pickled in a sea of electric currents.

Tub Ring – Drake Equation – Review

June 28, 2002

Tub Ring works in small doses, but tends to wear thin after a point. Intellectually interesting, technically superior, but it just doesn’t hit you in the gut.

The Sign Offs – Review

June 28, 2002

Every so often, a young’n’snotty band comes along that knows the roots of punk rock but doesn’t make a big deal about it. They just blow everyone off the stage.

The Hives – Barely Legal – Review

June 28, 2002

The Hives got this nasty pickled cod shake appeal so high-octane ya’d swear their pores ooze nitro as they run through the fourteen tracks here.

Strife – Angermeans – Review

June 28, 2002

The new disc is a bit of a letdown. Far from explosive and groundbreaking like their earlier releases, Angermeans is good Strife, not great Strife.

Snow Dogs – Animal Farm – Review

June 28, 2002

The “soft pop” feel of the music could’ve easily been turned into something with a bit more bite. A “buzz band” that ends up being a weak.

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