There – We Are – Review

July 26, 2004

Chopping a bit of Motörhead speed into powerhawg bellbottomed Nixon-era lines will spin your head just right. Sabbath covers are as obvious as they are correct.

The Dishes – 3 – Review

July 26, 2004

The tunes are there, the playing hits notes and beats hard enough to bloody any nose, and the recording is great.

Speedealer – Burned Alive – Review

July 12, 2004

Recording quality is great, the impression of an intimate setting is certainly there, but with the full rock’n’roll presence any Speedealer fan would expect.

Speedealer – Bleed – Review

July 12, 2004

Shit-hot “live-in-one-take” disc from one of the world’s foremost flamethrower aggropunk-rock units. Primal early rock and roll, punk dynamism, and metal chomp.

Snapcase – Bright Flashes – Review

July 12, 2004

When a band releases a hodge-podge of new tracks, remixes, and covers, they’re trying to stay in the spotlight. That said, Snapcase always delivers the goods.

Regenerator – Regenerated X – Review

July 12, 2004

This, the U.S. version, offers 15 definitive remixes of their most classic tracks from a career that has spanned seven albums and over a decade of performances.

Raunchy – Confusion Bay – Review

July 12, 2004

The compressed “future metal” of Fear Factory mixed with the more singable parts of Strapping Young Lad (more accurately, Devin’s solo stuff). Pretty cool.

Prong – Scorpio Rising – Review

July 12, 2004

Prong’s first studio album since ’96’s underrated Rude Awakening. Punishing grooves laced with industrial triggers, meaty guitars, Tommy Victor’s dark melodies.

Probot – Review

July 12, 2004

Dave Grohl acknowledges his love for old-school metal by writing a bunch of songs and sending them to his favorite metal vocalists to add lyrics and vocals.