Overkill – Bloodletting – Review

April 1, 2001

No commercial attempts, no Gothic or classical undertones, just the thunderous bass crunch of D.D. Verni and the snarl of Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth.

The Kidney Thieves – Review

January 1, 1999

The Kidney Thieves are following their influences into hilarious and self-parody like Whitesnake opening for the Crüe on the 1987 Girls, Girls, Girls tour.

Bugjuice – Review

November 1, 1998

Sure, they’re all the singles you’ve already heard from the bands you know, but probably no one’s heard all these songs.

King Crimson – Absent Lovers – Review

November 1, 1998

Absent Lovers is a feast of musical prowess and catchy, complex songs. The recording and performance are virtually flawless and the liner notes are fascinating.

Criminal – Victimized – Review

June 1, 1996

This Chilean band looks and sounds like Arise-era Sepultura. Thrash, thrash, thrash, double bass, riff, and sore throat growl until the cows come home.

Trapped Instinct – Alarm – Review

December 1, 1995

If you remixed the Chili Peppers’ first album and added scratching and funky samples and replaced Anthony with Mike Patton, you’d end up with Trapped Instinct.

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