Review: Masquerade

Masquerade "“Flux”" (Metal Blade) I’'m not sure what it means, but I had the hardest time being able to appreciate this album because it is on Metal Blade.  I thought all they did was metal, so...

Review: The Mother Hips

The Mother Hips "“Green Hills of Earth”" (Future Farmer Recordings) Emotive, neo-hippie nostalgia that will capture you in its vintage trenches.  A modern-day fix for the Creedence Clearwater Revival...

Review: Polysics

Polysics "“Hey! Bob! My Friend”" (Asian Man Records) Cutesy electronic mayhem.  Some guitars and drums with some sloppy chops thrown together against this eternal babble of a techno landscape sounding...

Review: Doggy’s Angels

Doggy’s Angels "“Pleezbaleevit”" (TVT Records / Doggy Style Records) Following in the star-making footsteps of his own mentor Dr. Dre, who also helped launch Eminem, Snoop Dogg has assembled female...

Review: Duncan Wilder Johnson

Duncan Wilder Johnson "“Heavy Metal Spoken Word”" (Wonderdrug Records) Spoken word/comedy/poetry that’s a cross between Dennis Leary and a ‘Kids In The Hall’ monologue.  Tales of a metal head with...

Review: Fairweather

Fairweather "“If They Move...Kill Them”" (Equal Vision) Smart enough to recognize hook and melody, but manage to chunk it up enough to skirt past the edges of the emo label.  Each song has lots of...

Modern Fix

THE DRAGONS - interview by liz ortega home In the vein of Johnny Thunders, Rolling Stones, and the...

Review: Dave Brokie Experience

Dave Brockie Experience "“Diarrhea of a Madman”" (Metal Blade) I’m not sure what to expect when an album from Gwar’s frontman opens up with a song that seems to be a cover of a The Knaack song, but...

Review: Dexter Freebish

Dexter Freebish "“A Life of Saturdays”" (Capitol Records) I don’t know how much clout winning ‘Song of the Year’ in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest has with you, but for me, its prestige is...

Review: Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir "“Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia”" (Nuclear Blast) I have no idea how Dimmu Borgir’s eighth studio album Super-Puritanical-expi-Euphoric-alla-Misanthropiocius stacks up to their...