Beautiful Creatures – Deuce – Review

February 24, 2006

Hard to believe it’s Joe LeSte of Bang Tango. The band are so corrected and corporate-sounding, every trendy texture thrown on the guitar, bass, and vocals.

Throwdown – Vendetta – Review

February 24, 2006

One of the best Pantera tribute bands you’re bound to hear. All the breakdowns, all the rampage, the wall of guitars, and the exact same vocal spitting.

Entwine – diEversity – Review

February 24, 2006

Sad rock/Goth rock with keys, guitar chugging (without being doom, or remotely close), this is full-bodied melodic, moody rock with a passionate vocalist.

The Ditty Bops – Review

February 20, 2006

Expecting Fiona Apple-ish, mainstream “girl group slick pop,” I was elated to hear The Ditty Bops’ spin on ragtime/jazz swing/cabaret for the 21st century.

Buddy Does Seattle – Review

February 3, 2006

By the great Peter Bagge, this is a helluva book with 336 pages of black and white humor. The complete Buddy Bradley stories from Bagge’s Hate comics Vol. 1.

A Life Once Lost – Hunter – Review

February 3, 2006

Philly’s A Life Once Lost throw guitar squawks into the dense mix, a few Euro licks, and a few Meshuggah stutters to break up the monotony of the howl.

A Wilhelm Scream – Ruiner – Review

February 3, 2006

If you’re 16 and pissed at your parents, A Wilhelm Scream make sense. Anthemic, fist-pumping choruses? Metal as fuck riffs? Self-loathing lyrics? Check ’em all.

Useless ID – Redemption – Review

February 3, 2006

They nailed the heartachy pop punk formula from the get-go, releasing two great records in the past few years to arrive at the excellence of Redemption.

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