Sepultura – A-Lex – Review

January 9, 2009

Based on the book and movie A Clockwork Orange. Sepultura 2.0’s usual pageant of groove and rigidity, thrashing, main tool being Kisser’s riffing.

Kreator – Hordes of Chaos – Review

January 1, 2009

German thrash legends Kreator claw back to their roots with Hordes of Chaos, a live in the studio recording. A thrashing, speedmetal can of whoop-ass.

Skate It – Review

January 1, 2009

Tricks, grinds, grabs; none require the overly-complicated button inputs of the Tony Hawk games. Fun, addictive gameplay and the soundtrack kills.

Rock Revolution – Review

January 1, 2009

Where Rock Revolution stands apart from the Rock Band or Guitar Hero franchises is in its utter lack of heart or style.

Evergrey – Torn – Review

January 1, 2009

Keys massaged in properly, down-tuning mixed with bright major chord stadium rock, and melancholic melodies glowing from the whole impressive machine.

Blood Ceremony – Review

January 1, 2009

Dreamy, dirt-gaze doom with female vocals, ethereal flute, and spooky organ. Blood Ceremony owe a dept to black & white horror movies from the pre-rock era.

Bionic – Black Blood – Review

January 1, 2009

Tense, wound-up, rocked-up gunk to draw in anyone with the a taste for the Who/Yardbirds ’60s Mod nerve through the MC5/Stooges/Simply Saucer/Devo ’70s.