The Ocean – Precambrian – Review

April 1, 2008

Two discs, Hadean/Archaean and Proterozoic. One evokes the polluted decibel wonderment of Isis and Neurosis. Two exhibits more mellowness and elasticity.

Taint – Secrets And Lies – Review

April 1, 2008

Taint (taint stoner, taint sludge, taint hardcore neither) competing with Spice, Spiritual, and Clutch, but adding an artful noise and an Entombed Viking vocal.

Sebastian Bach – Angel Down – Review

April 1, 2008

Looks good, digi, cool cover, even cooler title. Stupid though, complaining that a record is too high fidelity and the drummer is the best you’ve ever heard.

Overkill – Immortalis – Review

April 1, 2008

Production and writing is classic Overkill, thrash with an East Coast hardcore compactness, but cool, circuitous riffs weave their way through.

Megadeth – Warchest – Review

April 1, 2008

Warchest is gorgeous. A weird catch-all, leaning heavily on live, plus demos, studio rarities, interview snippets, a disorganized symphony of destruction.

Broken Teeth – Electric – Review

April 1, 2008

Jason McMaster is best known for his rip roarin’ Dangerous Toys franchise, but Broken Teeth have a bulging catalogue of boozy brawlin’ AC/DC-meets-Krokus metal.