Play – Review

June 22, 2007

Play can be enjoyed by anyone between one and 101. It isn’t aimed to placate children “just for the time being”: It’s meant to stay with you as you grow up.

Tia Carrera – Heaven/Hell EP – Review

June 22, 2007

Three cuts of improvised acid rock trio zonerism. It’s pretty much based on the fertile ’67-’72 best remembered from Hendrix’s “The Star Spangled Banner.”

The Esoteric – Subverter – Review

June 22, 2007

Formed by circular riffs and eloquent and raspy vocalization, the band end up with a blend of grooves and pummeling rhythms, but that’s about it.

The Draft – Review

June 22, 2007

Energetic, good-times power chords and shouted choruses that’re super catchy, ear-friendly yet still manly and gritty.

Lonely China Day – Sorrow – Review

June 22, 2007

Beijing’s Lonely China Day’s first full-length, a continuation of the intertwining of glitch electronica, indie rock, and Chinese poetry explored on their EP.

The Fest 3 – Review

June 22, 2007

One weekend a year, punk/indie/hardcore bands descend upon Gainesville, FL and turn the place into one giant party. Fuck CMJ & SXSW, this is how it ‘s done.

Kekal – The Habit of Fire – Review

June 1, 2007

From Indonesia, are experimental, conceptual, extreme, ambient, haunting, jazz-fusion prog, and other “the mainstream will never get this” descriptions.

Metalocalypse – Dethklok – Review

June 1, 2007

I love Metalocalypse as much as any metalhead, but the animated soap opera of a gloriously dumb-ass metal band doesn’t make the actual songs any better.

Himsa – Summon In Thunder – Review

June 1, 2007

They started out hardcore on Revelation, went death metal on Prosthetic, and are now a might roar-machine on Century Media. Some rubs my metal belly just right.

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