I – Between Two Worlds – Review

December 22, 2006

Despite what you hear, this is not a mainstreamy hard rockin’ biker rock release, it’s easy-on-the-ears Immortal, a trajectory from Sons of Northern Darkness.

Loco Roco – Review

December 22, 2006

Players become so committed to guiding little yellow blobs from point A to point B that they sacrifice their body (and pride) to ensure completion.

Botch – Unifying Themes Redux – Review

December 22, 2006

The non-LP/early years of sorely-missed tech metalcore greats Botch in one handy package, presenting the influential band’s roots and semi-primitive beginnings.

My Secret – Review

December 22, 2006

One of the stranger to books to’ve ever graced my coffee table. Who writes down their deepest, darkest secret, then mails it to someone to put in a book?

Unleashed – Midvinterblot – Review

December 22, 2006

Recording more viciously, playing faster, and putting more Viking elbow grease into the riff-writing, this is Unleashed looking for an extra tenner of cred.

Sparta – Threes – Review

December 22, 2006

Threes follow the wildly inconsistent Porcelain with a mixed bag of its own, though a much more sonically and structurally diverse one.

Imogene – Review

December 15, 2006

Imogene should be from a hippy commune, the desert, the mountains. Some place where you can smoke up and jam with yer friends. But these guys are from L.A…

Converge – No Heroes – Review

December 15, 2006

Built on a mound of rubble, a synergy of brawn and brut, all with the sting of a large vodka and soda, the precious metal(s) that they are, and totally rawk.

Bugs Multiply – Review

December 15, 2006

Chugging retro-’80s rock with emo overtones and a strange vocal effect that sounds like a double gone overboard. Gets more alternative as it drones on.

The Macho Man’s Drinkbook – Review

December 15, 2006

Something to keep in a high traffic area so you can pull it out at a party or when you’re drunk with friends for some gut laughs and quality boob ogling.

Give ‘Em The Boot – V – Review

December 15, 2006

A good round-up of Hellcat bands ranging from psychobilly to ska and all manner of punk. No real surprises, and no real highlights, just like the last time.

Squarewell – Review

December 15, 2006

Imitation can be flattery, but not when it’s executed like kindergardeners. Unoriginal as hell, they’ve somehow turned the DC-style vocals into annoying yelps.

Motörhead – Kiss of Death – Review

December 15, 2006

The bio sez “death, taxes, and Motörhead,” and that’s about right. I dread yet another Motörhead release like I do tax season, but it’s never as bad as I think.

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