The Museum of Bad Art – Review

May 11, 2007

Once upon a time, the dividing lines between “good” and “bad” were clearer, and reveling in “bad” art was a pretty amusing thing.

Arch Enemy – Black Earth – Review

May 11, 2007

Reissue of the ’97 Europe-only debut from ex-Carcass/ex-Carnage guitarist Michael Amott, returning to melodic death metal. Does it stand up? YES.

Sia – Lady Croissant – Review

May 11, 2007

Australian seductress/occasional Zero 7 vocalist Sia should be no stranger to anyone who indulges in the air-y, sensual chillout sort of TV soundtrack ambience.

Lesbian – Power Hor – Review

May 11, 2007

The four tracks veer from black metal screeching to dreamy Isis/Pelican-style post-rockery to downtuned stoner thudding, sometimes in just a few minutes.

Playdeadpics – Review

May 4, 2007

Random picture of people pretending they died in an accident. Like failing down stairs or having an amp fall on them (called “Mesa Boogie’d,” ha ha).

Hackman – The New Normal – Review

May 4, 2007

Lineage-from Milligram and Lamont, placing them in Boston’s gulping hardrockcore and whoop-ass drunk-speed-rock by the 40 oz. It rumbles exactly right.

Clouds – Legendary Demo – Review

May 4, 2007

A spin-off of Cave In. Sick in the same way as the early, super-distorted Hellacopters records and Life of Crime/You Can’t Pray a Lie-era Laughing Hyenas.

Rogue Galaxy – Review

May 4, 2007

A fantasy RPG set in an age of space pirates. A universe equal parts Pirates of the Caribbean grime and the sleek, futuristic vision of Ratchet and Clank.

Re-Animator – Review

May 4, 2007

Director Stuart Gordon wisely chose to film Re-Animator as a violent dark comedy, and succeeded in adapting the uncanny feel of the Lovecraft serial.