Nazi Dogs – Chase The Man – Review

October 27, 2006

Crucial music for when you’ve got a head full of coke, a bellyful of beer, and a desire to run in circles in the opposite direction to break a nose or two.

Krum Bums – Complete Control – Death Can Wait – Review

October 27, 2006

Well-played and aggressive as shit punk with the intensity of ’80s hardcore and something that’s distinctively their own. Only three songs apiece here. Sort of a waste. I think split CDs should be four songs each, minimum. This ain’t a 7″, hoss. Load that thing up.

Kingdom Hearts – 2 – Review

October 27, 2006

Even by Square standards, where cute characters frolic side by side with tortured Clay Aiken look-alikes, playing an RPG with Disney characters is pretty silly.

Body Count – Live in L.A. – Review

October 27, 2006

The usual solid mix of BC-centric anthems, creepy ruminations on love, and some “timely” thoughts on religion and “dirty bombs,” with few surprises.

Black Stone Cherry – Review

October 27, 2006

Someone made a radio-friendly Black Label Society by toning down the aggression, lowering the metal, throwing in big hooks, and prettying up the fellas.

ZZ Top – Fandango! – Review

October 20, 2006

The live half is the only officially sanctioned live recording from the band’s early years. The second half contains their best studio work at that point.

ZZ Top – Tres Hombres – Review

October 20, 2006

This album is probably best known as the home of “La Grange,” but its riches reach far beyond that lone tune. Tres Hombres has a lot to offer.

The Quill – In Triumph – Review

October 20, 2006

Hard rock that wouldn’t’ve sounded out of place in the early ’90s, alongside bands like Soundgarden, The Obsessed, Mother Love Bone, and Alice In Chains.

Tomb Raider – Legend – Review

October 20, 2006

Exciting, whether it’s jumping while mowing down enemies or Lara’s new close-combat moves, like a springboard technique that slows down time Matrix-style.

Slayer – Christ Illusion – Review

October 20, 2006

As iron-willed as God Hates Us All, Christ Illusion brings back the smarter breakdowns, riffs that don’t always revolve around the low E, and different tunings.

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