Kylesa – Static Tensions – Review

June 1, 2009

Ridiculously rhythmic throb full of great songs and boiled over energy surge. The innerlocked double drummers and meshed guitars work like a big pumping heart.

The Esoteric – Subverter – Review

June 22, 2007

Formed by circular riffs and eloquent and raspy vocalization, the band end up with a blend of grooves and pummeling rhythms, but that’s about it.

Wolf – The Black Flame – Review

March 12, 2007

I have a soft-spot for some of this. Not an ironic, winking love, I mean I like and respect it, goofy or not. But Wolf is more Hammerfall than Sonata Arctica.

Lamb of God – Terror and Hubris – Review

May 23, 2004

Lots of drunken revelry is placed against the band taking their mission very seriously indeed, through sincere, well-meaning interview footage documenting everything from the band’s origins to their creative process.

Cannae – Horror – Review

February 23, 2004

Fitting that Cannae is on Prosthetic: They share (ex-) labelmates Lamb of God’s love of classic thrash and modern European death. Present-day Testament.

Spite – Bastard Complex – Review

June 1, 1999

Produced by Machine, this is foul-smelling, ground-in-dirt anger at a chaotic and fucked-up world, tearing at everything in an attempt at purification.