Sharp Nine – Untimed – Review

February 1, 1996

Pensive and esoteric lyrics coalesce with blaring guitars. The music is melodic, haunting, and heavy, but it tends to get redundant after the first few songs.

Reign – Embrace – Review

April 1, 1995

Formed from the ashes of doom metal band Vox Populi, it’s not much of a surprise that Reign is as tight as a virgin and as heavily-plodding as Big Foot.

Groovezilla – Review

February 1, 1995

Groove’s influences are obvious throughout – blending rap, reggae, power funk, and gobs of early Metallica into a sound uniquely their own.

Wicked Maraya – Cycles – Review

August 1, 1994

Kinda like Helloween, kinda like Fates Warning. Maybe Helmet? Their seamlessly heavy sound and vocalist Lou Falco’s gravelly wail defy analysis.