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Poison the Well "Tear From The Red" Trustkill...
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ECHOBRAIN - interview by mary ellen gustafson home What do you get when you combine two childhood...

Review: Starsailor

Starsailor "“Love Is Here”" (Capitol Records) Fans of Britpoppers like Travis, Coldplay, and David Gray who are in search of more of the same won’t find it here.  On “Love Is Here,” the four members...

Review: The Code

The Code "Alert.Aware.Involved." (A-F Records) Unlike some labels, A-F seems to require something from each band they sign: talent. The Code is another shining example of music done well. It came as no...

Review: The Ghost

The Ghost "“This Is A Hospital”" (Some Records) Intriguing rock with emo tendencies and intelligent song structures. I can hear Fugazi playing in the background of these guys lives. The guitars are...

Review: The Stepkings

The Stepkings "3 The Hard Way" (We Put Out Records) It's the vocal howl.  It's the steamroller of large sound.  It's the hardcore punk attitude that somehow morphs itself into the thick rock with heavy...

Review: Thy Primordial

Thy Primordial "Under Iskall Troll Mane" (World War III Records) Dark, majestic, epic: Thy Primordial is good black metal, trying hard to be their version of the over determined subgenera. Moving between...

Review: Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee "Never a Dull Moment" (MCA) Producer Scott Humphrey (Rob Zombie, Powerman 5000) has taken Tommy Lee's new solo CD, "Never a Dull Moment" to radio metal perfection, filling this album with plenty...

Review: The Promise Ring

The Promise Ring "Wood / Water" (Anti-) The Promise Ring sounds like Radiohead with a little Jets to Brazil thrown in for good measure.  At times, this can be a really good thing.  Take, for example,...

Review: Pro-Pain

Pro-Pain "Shreds Of Dignity" (Spitfire Records) Now this band defines the definition of hardcore!!! PRO-PAIN is a very energetic, intense, and hard working band that has been around for over 10 years....