Anathema – A Natural Disaster – Review

April 19, 2004

Danny has written most of the record, but Anathema have turned in a fairly single-mooded, periodically guitary record, one that is equal parts Radiohead, Porcupine Tree, and late ’90s Anathema.

Entombed – Inferno – Review

September 24, 2003

Entombed have an innate talent for explosive groovy extreme metal, but sometimes they hit the autopilot and go with the first thing that pops into their heads.

Opeth – Damnation – Review

July 23, 2003

Friends have tried to convince me of sinister undertones, and sure, I hear some, but I mainly hear folky hippie sap rock. Full on Simon & Garfunkle’n’shit.

Spiritual Beggars – On Fire – Review

May 16, 2003

The very best old music crafted by top-flight archeologists, rock-lifters, fakers, and shakers is here now; unravel and time-travel with the Spiritual Beggars.

Godflesh – Hymns – Review

March 1, 2002

On Hymns, even without the high-tech frills, Godflesh prove that they’re a real “rock” band capable of awesome harshness and an amazing melodic beauty.

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