Metal=Life Volume II – Review

March 2, 2007

Exclusively from Hot Topic, Metal = Life 2 features some of the best and worst metal and hardcore acts of today. The two CDs pack a bulky 38 tracks.

Plea for Peace Take Action – Review

April 19, 2002

This comp and the tour that supported it brought some of the biggest names in underground music across the nation, raising donations and spreading good music.

Thrice – Identity Crisis – Review

February 22, 2002

Thrice go beyond NOFX drumming, they enter full-on Metallica “Battery” territory. A re-issue of a sold-out earlier pressing meant to simply wet yer whistle.

Fifteen – Survivor – Review

June 1, 2001

Survivor is what everybody loves and expects from Jeff Ott and co.: More Gilman St. pop-punk set to Everyman’s Tales of Life on the Streets.

The Weakerthans – Fallow – Review

April 1, 2000

The Weakerthans play contemporary rock with the same introspection that made early John Cougar and Bruce Springsteen symbols of the working class.

Fifteen – Allegra – Review

April 1, 2000

It’s low-down and dirty, it’s sugar on your sing-alongs. Lyrically, Fifteen is so honest they could put Rollins out of business.

Take Action – Review

September 1, 1999

Joining Hopeless’ stable of punk bands are a few emo-esque bands and some guest punk bands. While I support the idea, this is not an award-winning comp.

Fifteen – Lucky – Review

September 1, 1999

They speak in no-bullshit, clear-as-day verses about how we can help each other out, how justice should be served, and how one must utilize one’s voice.