Shat – Cuntree – Review

September 1, 2006

69 songs about fucking your wife and poop. It’s Buddyhead humor. Each ditty is one joke, and sometimes the 60 second length is 30 seconds too long.

Scarlet Slipping – Fire In The Mist

September 1, 2006

A one-woman show, having done time in Santa Barbara’s Trance to the Sun, this delicate, moody, atmospheric release is a little quiet for my taste.

Rezurex – Beyond The Grave – Review

September 1, 2006

California horrorbilly, three of four members also in Tiger Army and Nekromantix. Perfect for punk rockers who love old time rock’n’roll with a taste for meth.

Cataract – Kingdom – Review

September 1, 2006

Of superb quality, using modern toolings, only a smidge of modern styles, anchoring their imposing sound in a complex miasma of death metal movements.

Ouija Radio – Oh No Yes Yes – Review

September 1, 2006

Like if Debby Harry was from Minneapolis and was scatterbrained from day one. Each twinkling moment is snuffed out by the frantic need to get to the next style.

Morello – Twelve Ways To Breathe – Review

September 1, 2006

“Irish-Italian rock for fans of Refused, Billy Talent, and The Used.” Uh, I hear some hipster dance punk, some screamy punk, and some angular/jerky riffs. Would that be Refused by way of Ikara Colt and Division of Laura Lee or something? Dunno, sounds trendy to me.

Brand New Sin – Tequila – Review

September 1, 2006

Perfect album name for these Southern-fried hardcore shot-pounders. A good time, blackout darkness lurking beneath the party, some butt-wiggle, some stumble.

Grave – As Rapture Comes – Review

September 1, 2006

The quartet ups the anger ante, adding a handful of honest to god blastbeats to the repertoire in an effort to liven things up. For the most part, it works.

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