Peeping Tom – Review

July 28, 2006

“A tamer General Patton Vs. The X-ecutioners. Or a more playful Lovage.” Don’t let first impressions fool you. A pop record only Mike Patton could produce.

Good Riddance – My Republic – Review

July 28, 2006

Perhaps the band’s most melodic release, forgoing much of their past attack-based hardcore in exchange for sweet hooks. Catchy, driving, motivational tunes.

Howl’s Moving Castle – Review

July 28, 2006

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest, Howl’s Moving Castle, is another mind-boggling adventure in the “kid’s movie the way they really should be made” mold.

Rebel Meets Rebel – Review

July 14, 2006

Never knew much about David Allan Coe but the booze ‘n’ dope legends. Toothless, drunk country lyrics everywhere, while 3/4th of Pantera go all Jackyl on us.

Bad Wizard – Sky High – Review

July 14, 2006

The band is still playing butt-shaking boogie rock, but the tempo’s a bit less frantic, and the psychedelic effects on the vocals may arch an eyebrow or two.

Sinister – Afterburner – Review

July 7, 2006

Blood-gushing blast beats, inventive riffs with plenty of weird pull-offs and note intervals, counter rhythmic grooves that shake the senses.

Savage Harvest – Review

July 7, 2006

A nice, dripping-screwdriver-to-the-forehead stabbing, a penetrating tongue encounter, and a cool vulture demon who sneaks mouthfuls of people’s entrails.

Refused Are Fucking Dead – Review

July 7, 2006

Refused Are Fucking Dead is a documentary in the vein of Meeting People is Easy, in that it’s not a “band DVD” but rather an outsider’s telling of the story.