Pop Punk’s Not Dead – Review

January 1, 2008

Ramones-inspired ditties stemming from ’50’s prom songs and juvenile delinquent movies are present, but these diverse bands show a wide range of vocal styles.

Joe Fahey – Tote Bag – Review

January 1, 2008

If you can spin Lou Reed, James McMurtry, mid-period Kinks, solo Paul Westerberg, Willie Nelson, Towns Van Zant, or Robin Hitchcock, you can roll this.

Warhawk – Review

January 1, 2008

Few can match the frenzy of a 32-player Warhawk match: Mid-air dogfights rage while players on the ground go at each other with everything from tanks to knives.

Lair – Review

January 1, 2008

It’s almost everything you’d want to see in a flying dragon action game. But the controls prevent you from wanting to explore past the first few levels.

Dynasty Warriors Gundam – Review

January 1, 2008

The button-mashing hack ‘n’ slash is mind-numbing. A sleek presentation and high-profile license have gotten this title way more attention than it deserves.

BioShock – Review

January 1, 2008

Already the defining game of this generation of consoles, BioShock would’ve been an amazing game even if its concepts were hampered by audio/visual constraints.

The Beatles Press Reports – Review

January 1, 2008

The articles appear year-by-year, and you feel like you’ve gone back in time while you read them, as if you’re experiencing the Beatles phenomenon first-hand.

Banished From Inferno – Review

January 1, 2008

Re-issue of the bands self-titled release on Incantation’s John McEntee’s label. It’s straight-up death metal, no frills. Five songs of classic evil.

Architects – Ruin – Review

January 1, 2008

From the UK, play dirty, noisy tech/math metal. I can’t really gauge if this clusterfuck death-gone-random is any better or worth than the rest of the genre.

Angel Blake – The Descended – Review

January 1, 2008

Ex-The Crown debuted on Metal Blade, their sophomore release is on a Finnish label, with a new singer. Sounds like Iced Earth with Tim “Ripper” Owens singing.

Anathema – Hindsight – Review

January 1, 2008

Acoustic takes on old and new faves from this influencial UK atmospheric, melodic metal band, plus a newbie, “Unchained (Tales of the Unexpected).”

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