Review: The Casket Lottery

The Casket Lottery "Possibles and Maybes" (Second Nature Recordings) 20 b-sides, singles, comp. songs, and a kick ass Police cover of "Synchronicity 2" from indie rockers The Casket Lottery.  If your...

Review: Superjoint Ritual

Superjoint Ritual "A Lethal Dose of American Hatred" (Sanctuary Records) Phil Anselmo is still pissed off.  That's cool at least.  Phil says, "This is the band I've always wanted to be in".  It's...

Review: Shai Hulud

Shai Hulud "“That Within Blood Ill-Tempered”" (Revelation) Shai Hulud has been a band that I’ve grown to respect; historically, all of their songs ring true with an incredibly diverse approach to...

Review: Swingin’ Utters

Swingin' Utters "Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass and Bones" (Fat Wreck Chords) The real question is, should I swap the "s" in "Utters" and "Swingin'" with dollar signs? The CD cover says "$wingin'...

Review: The Special Goodness

The Special Goodness "Land Air Sea”" (N.O.S. Recording) I believe the Spanish word is asi asi.  This record is not bad, but not great.  I wouldn'’t be surprised to find it in the used section at Music...

Review: Audio Research Presents

Audio Research Presents "Rugged Radio Saturday: Mixed by DJ Craze" (Audio Research) Theres only one way to describe Rugged Radio Saturday mixed by DJ Craze. That is as a horribly good hip hop album....

Review: Simply Saucer

Simply Saucer "Cyborgs Revisited" (Sonic Unyon) A seriously bizarre, early psych, mod, garage band.  Think Os Mutantes, Syd Barret era Pink Floyd, the Velvet Underground, the Modern Lovers, early Red...

Review: Skinless

Skinless "From Sacrifice to Survival" (Relapse Records) The band is called Skinless; would you accept it if they played anything other than death metal?  Well, they do play death metal and the closest...

Review: Sir Hedgehog

Sir Hedgehog "Self-Titled" (Lunasound Recording) Sir Hedgehog gets a 90's metal feel with high-pitched vocals and angry post-punk guitars ala early Guns 'n' Roses. This is the band in their fast parts....

Review: Smile Empty Soul

Smile Empty Soul "Self-Titled" (Lava / Atlantic) From the opening crunch of 'Bottom of a Bottle' it's apparent that Smile Empty Soul are here to rock your socks off. Sounding not far from the neo-grunge...