Melvins – Electroretard – Review

June 3, 2001

An odds’n’sodser from the oddest of noiseniks, Electroretard is a 42-minute sliderule rock ride through noise, covers, and remakes of old classicks.

The Cutthroats 9 – Review

April 1, 2001

No catchy tunes here, but the songs are constructed to afford the rather massive guitar riffs maximum physical impact. This rocks, it slams, it bludgeons.

Che – Sounds of Liberation – Review

April 1, 2001

Reminds me of Queens of the Stone Age, specifically the part that says, “Hey, we really like Can.” Lots of simple, hypnotic grooves repeated over and over.

Euroboys – 1999 Man – Review

September 1, 2000

Who woulda thunk that the axe-grinder from Turbonegro and the drummer from Gluecifer would concoct a maryjane-hazed soft-core porno soundtrack?

After School Special – Review

June 1, 2000

Tracks nicely, playing as a really strong album. The appropriate way to find out what’s what with one of America’s premier rock/punk/metal/hardcore labels.

Men of Porn – Review

April 1, 2000

Something’s gotta be said for a record that kicks off with a ditty entitled “Comin’ Home (Smoking Pot On a Sunday Afternoon While UFO’s Drone Overhead).”

Beaver – Lodge – Review

January 1, 2000

Beaver hail from Amsterdam, and like seemingly every other European stoner/heavy band in existence, they sound as if they were weaned on Kyuss albums and weed.

Acid King – Busse Woods – Review

January 1, 2000

Little to no actual songcraft happening here, but lotsa heavy riffing, grumbling low-end, and psychotic, tortured vocals for six to ten minutes at a time.