Sadus – Out For Blood – Review

June 30, 2006

Still around after 20+ years. Despite having never been a major player in the thrash/death scene, the band have persevered without losing an ounce of potency.

Forgive Durden – Wonderland – Review

June 30, 2006

While I applaud their attempts at becoming “more serious” by tackling concept albums, almost every product from such thinking has resulted in absolute garbage.

Cannibal Corpse – Kill – Review

June 30, 2006

Catchy, brutal, technical, well-recorded, and gore-a-riffic as anything the band have ever done, which means there are going to be a lot of happy longhairs.

Kung Fu Hustle – Review

June 28, 2006

The Mask as a karate movie, complete with faces that squash inwards and necks that twist like barber poles. Looney Tunes taken to its most chop-sockey extreme.

The Next Hundred Years – Review

June 23, 2006

Has that QOTSA “robot-rock” sound with heavy emphasis on repetition and plentiful starts and stops, but NHY have a much better singer than Josh Homme.

Sodom – Review

June 23, 2006

13 years on, the band survived like Kreator: Not a bit out of breath like most of their American contemporaries. There’s just something about German thrash…

The Corpse Bride – Review

June 23, 2006

The Corpse Bride is not The Nightmare Before Christmas. The visuals are less distinguished, the songs don’t stand out, and the story just kind of chugs along.

Onibi – The Fire Within – Review

June 23, 2006

Kunihiro is damn near inscrutable, and since the film never truly lets us in on his mind, he’s an icon, a towering, silent ball of repressed bad-ass.

Tool – 10,000 Days – Review

June 16, 2006

Tool have invented a sound all their own, which is commendable, and the drumming is a joy, the recording dripping in riches as well.

Throttlerod – Nail – Review

June 9, 2006

Moving from classic rock to the dark and drearily downbeat to angular, hardcore-tinged punk fury, you can’t accuse Throttlerod of complacency.

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