Unsane – Visqueen – Review

March 30, 2007

Visqueen is lugubrious and queasy in that Entombedly mid-tempo death Flipper-funk way that Unsane have touched (but not tongued) before.

Melvins – (A) Senile Animal – Review

November 10, 2006

Really heavy rock; not metal, even as they absorbed that dynamic/language/attack as tots/post-tots as Black Flag rung their bell and called’m home to dinner.

Peeping Tom – Review

July 28, 2006

“A tamer General Patton Vs. The X-ecutioners. Or a more playful Lovage.” Don’t let first impressions fool you. A pop record only Mike Patton could produce.

Isis – Panopticon – Review

June 13, 2005

This generation’s Godflesh have returned. Equally epic and bombastic but with a different focus this time around: Melodies instead of sheer crushing riffage.

Fantomas – Delirium Cordia – Review

August 3, 2004

The ONE song of the album strives to be ambient, moody, violent, seductive, strange, and unpredictable, but it sounds like a song off the debut stretched out.

Melvins – 26 Songs – Review

October 1, 2003

Recorded in 1986, it shows the band at its most heavy and least experimental. For fans who’ve tired of the band’s increasingly experimental and spotty output.

Moistboyz – III – Review

January 31, 2003

An odd mix of high-octane gonzo rock produced noisy in places and high-school metal band shitty in others. Pure American yahoo: Guns, booze’n’titties dirt rock.

Isis – Oceanic – Review

January 17, 2003

The quintet no longer rely on a straight-ahead “wall of noise,” instead submerging the listener in an ocean of effects, hence the title.

Tomahawk – Review

March 8, 2002

A beautifully-sculpted hard rock record rooted in the expansive non-arena ’70s/early-’80s rock, encompassing hard “new wave” era gunch.

Melvins – The Crybaby – Review

September 1, 2000

This one’s the “duets” record. They thumbed through the date book and pulled the names of those whose jibs had the right cut.

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