Interview: Lamb of God

Lamb of God out-pitted Slayer. Those that fly the horns regularly might not believe such a statement, but at a recent stop at the Sports Arena in San Diego, CA, Randy Blythe and company did something...

Review: Murderdolls

Murderdolls "Beyond The Valley of the Murderdolls" (Roadrunner) Some sad unfortunates will probably eat this horribly banal bullshit up like it was a Whopper after a ten day fast.  And you know what...

Review: Coal Chamber

Coal Chamber "Giving The Devil His Due" (Roadrunner) Coal Chamber are one of the first bands to break onto the scene during the beginnings of the whole "Nu-metal" craze. While the band never truly broke...

Review: MTV 2 Headbangers Ball Compilation

Various Artists "MTV 2 Headbangers Ball Compilation" (Roadrunner) The thing about compilations is that they kind of serve as nothing more than an appetizer for each band. If you dig the song on the album,...

Review: Doubledrive

Doubledrive "Blue in the Face" (Roadrunner) You guys feel that earthquake the other day?  Pretty gnarly up here.  Chicks in the office were fully diving under their desks and running for the doorways....

Review: Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage "The End of Heartache" (Roadrunner) Killswitch Engage is one of these brilliant bands that meld their influences so well it becomes their own machine.  There is metal.  There is...

Review: Machine Head

Machine Head "”Through the Ashes of Empires”" (Roadrunner) Machine Head has returned to the crushing sound of their first two albums. Listening to ‘Imperium’ you know these motherfuckers are back to...
Interview Glassjaw

Interview: Glassjaw

Lauren, GlassJaw's tour manager, took me from the Warped Tour parking lot into GlassJaw's tour bus. Inside is the usual touring paraphernalia: Playstation 2, Southern Comfort, and cases of Yoo-hoo. The...
Interview Mastadon

Interview: Mastadon

“Right now I need to get away from it,” says an exhausted Brann Dailor. Brann is exhausted because his band, Mastadon, is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to “Remission”, which was...
36 Crazyfists Review Bitterness the Star

Review: 36 Crazyfists

36 Crazyfists "Bitterness the Star" (Roadrunner Records)  36 Crazyfists is named after a a Jackie Chan movie. I like Jackie Chan, but not in a pissed off, karate-on-the-dance floor kind of way. He’s...