Review: Soilwork

Soilwork "“A Predator’s Portrait”" (Nuclear Blast) I'’ve been told that people are libel to get a little crazy if the find out I got the latest from Swedish act Soilwork, “A Predator’s Portrait”...

Review: The Space Cossacks

The Space Cossacks "“Tsar Wars”" (MuSick Recordings) “What’s a Cossack?”  My roommate asked as I inserted the CD with odd cover art into my computer.  “I think it’s one of those hats that artists...

Review: Swan

Swan "“Pathogen”" (Synthetic Biological Research) Swan is sort of Man is the Bastard meets Tool, but in a good way. Two voices during most of the songs.  One is a scream the other a higher pitched,...

Review: Tracy + The Plastics

Tracy + The Plastics "“Muscler’s Guide to Videonics”" (Chainsaw Records) What the hell IS this?  Tracy + The Plastics (the Plastics referring to her keyboard + sampler and drum machine) is an exercise...

Review: Trick Daddy

Trick Daddy "“Thugs Are Us”" (Slip-N-Slide / Atlantic Records) Like most rap albums nowadays, this album is more of a compilation album of the whole Slip-N-Slide family than it is a solo album of Trick...

Review: Waterdown

Waterdown "“Draw a Smiling Face”" (Two Friends Recordings) This tantalizingly short, four song EP from Germany’s Waterdown gives a taste of good things to come from the land of sausages and nice cars....

Review: The Worldwide Tribute to The Real Oi”

Various Artists "“The Worldwide Tribute to The Real Oi”" (I Scream Records / Triple Crown Records) “TWTTTRO” contains some of today’s best hardcore bands paying a long overdue tribute to their Oi...

Review: Narnia

Narnia "“Desert Land”" (Nuclear Blast) Ah, power metal, so non-threatening, and so easily written off by most metal fans.  Not to say that the music lacks talent, as is the case with Narnia, who’s...

Review: Nonpoint

Nonpoint "“Statement”" (MCA Records) A friend recently warned me about a news report he saw on TV concerning music and kids, stating “You now, there’s a lot of stuff out there they say can be bad for...

Modern Fix

Pete Bejarano of KDST - interview by rinaldo home A offering back to Metal, for all the uncompromising...