Tag issue-11

Review: Useless I.D.

Useless I.D. ““Bad Story Happy Ending”” (Kung Fu Records) Useless I.D. has a sound that resembles that of the Ataris.  Their songs about girlie relationships, hanging with the boys and being sixteen again carry, on a definite punk-poppy sound.  It’s…

Review: Virgin Steele

Virgin Steele ““The House Of Atreus: Act II”” (T&T) I have been putting off listening to this album for well over a month now simply because I knew what my reaction would be.  *Groan*  I don’t like power metal: it…

Interview: Sloppy Meateaters

interview by michael peaslee   With their hybrid blend of pop punk, emo and alternative rock, Sloppy Meateaters has gathered a cult following across the country, grabbing ears town by town. Described as a cross between Blink 182 and NOFX,…

Review: T.S.O.L.

T.S.O.L. ““Disappear”” (Nitro Records) Authentic O.C. punk band, T.S.O.L. with original singer, Jack Grisham are back doing what they do best, deliver true punk rock- with much of the vibrance they had back in the early 80’s. Most of the…

Review: Ultrababyfat

Ultrababyfat ““Eight Balls in Reverse”” (Dophin Tone Music) I love listening to girl rock bands.  There is always something awesome about a girl singing sweetly one minute than in my face the next.  Bands like The Breeders, Hole, Bangels etc.…

Review: Snuff

Snuff ““Blue Gravy: Phase 9” ” (Fat Wreck Chords) Snuff puts out their 5th cd and this one is good. Blue Gravy: Phase 9 has plenty of energy and very groovy riffs. They prove to be very versatile and dynamic…

Review: Sommerset

Sommerset ““Fast Cars, Slow Guitars”” (Phryte Records) Great album title, good Jawbreaker sound. Nothing really new here, just good ol ______ (insert rock genre). A few punk rock songs, like the 20 second Gossip Machine, but mostly a pretty solid…

Review: Stabbing Westward

Stabbing Westward “Self Titled” (Koch Records) Stabbing Westward seems to be stabbing in a slightly different direction these days. Their new release “Stabbing Westward” slightly turns away from the old semi industrial N.I.N.ish sound, to embrace more of a guitar/drum…

Review: Susperia

Susperia ““Predominance”” (Nuclear Blast) Susperia is an odd band to hear, they are almost black metal, but not at all.  Formed by Tjodalv (ex-Dimmu Borgir) and members of several other almost-black metal bands like Old Man’s Child, Predominance displays a…

Review: Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent ““Full Bluntal Nugity”” (Spitfire Records) Live Ted Nugent.  You need more than that?  You probably don’t deserve it.  Being raised in the Midwest, I don’t even mind the UberHunter Ted Nugent.  But living in this vegetarian plastic wasteland…