Review: Swift

Swift "Waging War" (Tribunal Records) Remember how bad the Deftones sounded on that MTV show 'Music In High Places'? This reminds me of that. Actually, this is like a carbon copy of the Deftones sound....

Review: The Fallen

The Fallen "Front Toward Enemy" (Metal Blade) Heavy metal music with militaristic Prong (Force Fed era) influenced vocals.  The Fallen create easily digested chunky bits of guitar riffery followed by...

Review: The Toasters

The Toasters "“Enemy of the System”" (Asian Man) A new third-wave styled ska album might sound about as appealing to you as bucket of rotten bananas, but let’s face it:  the Toasters have been around...

Review: The Quill

The Quill "Voodoo Caravan" (SPV) The Quill falls somewhere between stoner metal and Soundgarden with vocalist, Magnus Ekwall, taking clear singing cues from Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and maybe a touch...

Review: Transcend Sampler

Various Artists "Transcend Sampler" (Eulogy) What's cool about this compilation is that most of these bands aren't necessarily headliners; you usually only seen them as the 'band before the band you came...

Review: Träd Gräs Och Stenar

Träd Gräs Och Stenar "Ajn Schvajn Draj" (Silence Records) The name translates as "Trees, Grass and Stones" and this group, an outgrowth of International Harvester, was integral to the development of...

Review: Unsung Zeros

Unsung Zeros "Moments From Mourning" (Eulogy Recordings) My buddy Jeff Greenfield and I just got back from a trip to Las Vegas yesterday.  We had fun.  We got our pictures taken with Ron Jeremy at the...

Review: The Superbees

The Superbees "“High Volume”" (Acetate Records) WARNING:  “High Volume” contains some clapping. Who likes Blue Oyster Cult?  You like Blue Oyster Cult?  Then keep reading.  The reapers,...

Review: The Starting Line

The Starting Line "Say It Like You Mean It" (Drive-Thru Records) Another Drive-Thru signing who earnestly strum away at their guitars and pound their drum kits whilst spewing pubescent emotional hubris...

Review: Rosemary’s Billygoat

Rosemary's Billygoat "Evilution" (Porterhouse records) Rosemary's Billygoat has been getting a lot of favorable press as much for their onstage antics as their music that isn't much more than an updating...