Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Arc – Review

February 5, 2016

Gone are the rapid-fire grindcore outbursts, replaced with longer, doomier, mid-paced compositions with multiple parts, tempo changes — the whole nine yards.

Killing Joke – Pylon – Review

December 18, 2015

A superlative work of industrial music from start to finish – 10 impeccably crafted songs that drag you slack-jawed through the gamut of human experience.

Valkyrie – Shadows – Review

July 10, 2015

The power of the riff compels Valkyrie, a Virginia heavy rock group led by guitarists/vocalists Pete (also of Baroness) and Jake Adams.

Raven – ExtermiNation – Review

May 15, 2015

Every now and then, when your brain has been fried by so many far-out variants, it’s great to have some old-school Heavy Metal kick you in the head.

Local H – Hey Killer – Review

April 10, 2015

Hey, Killer is the most consistent Local H record since 2002’s Here Comes the Zoo and the band’s best since at least 2004’s Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?

Seattle Noise Vol. 1 – Review

July 4, 2014

Good to Die has been putting out dirty, heavy and straight-up “authentic” sounding rock and metal for a few years, and this 14-song comp is a great sampler.

Pixies – Indie Cindy – Review

June 20, 2014

Since I’ve already reviewed two-thirds of full-length Indie Cindy through EP-1 and EP-2, I don’t feel the need to rehash those songs. The new ones are not even as good as the high points of those two EPs.

The Generators – Life Gives Life Takes – Review

May 30, 2014

Classic old school punk with a strong Bad Religion vibe. Considering The Generators have a 15+ year history, it’s no surprise that they create perfectly formed, impeccably molded songs like the ones on Life Gives, Life Takes, their 10th album.

Killer Be Killed – Review

May 16, 2014

Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Dave Elitch (ex-Mars Volta) pool their individual strengths.

Ihsahn – Das Seelenbreche – Review

April 28, 2014

There are now more Ihsahn solo records than Emperor records. It’s safe to say the former Emperor frontman is committed to this life of relentless experimentation.

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