Kylesa – Spiral Shadow – Review

December 27, 2010

A sad record. Not in a boo-hoo way, it’s more of a hands-in-pockets, head down, kick the can as the weight of existence slows your movement kind of way.

Riotgod – Review

December 8, 2010

30 seconds in, singer Mark Sunshine has already belted out a “whoo” and a “yeeaah,” signaling the coming flood of big, fuzzy riffs, sky-tearing solos.

Chickenfoot – Review

May 1, 2010

The best one could hope for in a band fronted by Sammy Hagar is slick, radio-ready mediocrity, but this odd supergroup exists on another, deeper level of bad.

Pistol Whip – Terminal – Review

May 1, 2010

Like the ’70s bands Death and The Dogs, Pistol Whip is a long-lost treasure from an era when rock ‘n’ roll was just a solid kick to the scrotum.

Bayonetta – Review

February 1, 2010

As you control the titular witch, you’ll punish angels by slamming their heads into guillotines, or booting them into an iron maiden.

Luder – Sonoluminescence – Review

January 1, 2010

Features Sue Lott (ex-Slot), Phil Durr (Big Chief, Giant Brain, Five Horse Johnson), Scott “Small Stone” Hamilton, and Eric Miller (5Horse and Novadriver).

Krakow – Monolith – Review

January 1, 2010

A good band treading water in a pool of good ideas, not sticking with any one idea/style long enough or having the experience to focus on it and make it happen.

Lynyrd Skynyrd – God & Guns – Review

September 1, 2009

Lynyrd Skynyrd are here again to unravel the nicotine-stained credo of every goddamn redneck cliché and characteristic until no stereotype is left untyped.

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