Review: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals "“Live From Mars”" (Virgin Records) Years of touring have made this double disc inevitable. Disc One features the Innocent Criminals, while the second is just...

Review: Brother’s Keeper

Brother’s Keeper "“Fantasy Killer”" (Trustkill Records) When I was in high school I was the singer in a band called Brother’s Keeper.  Unfortunately, we sucked.  These guys don'’t, which explains...

Review: Burnt by the Sun

Burnt by the Sun "Self-Titled" (Relapse Records) New school hardcore metal, Jersey’s Burnt by the Sun go beyond what a lot of their peers have been doing on this self-titled e.p.  On the more cerebral...

Review: …And Oceans  

. . .  And Oceans "“Allotropic / Metamorphic-Genisis of Dismorphism”" (Century Media) A unique new piece of Scandinavian black metal, . . .  And Ocean’s latest release features keyboards and...

Review: A Life Once Lost

A Life Once Lost "“Open Your Mouth For the Speechless”" (Loudnet Records) Deathmetally deathmetal with deathmetal vocals and slow deathmetalic dirgey deathmetal parts contrasted against warp light speed...

Review: AMFM

AMFM "“Mutilate Us”" (Polyvinyl Record Co. ) Mutilation is definitely one of the themes of this album.  Also included are: Your girlfriend dying (yea!), fire, ovaries, glands, Tokyo and space, the...