Take Your Pick (11.08.2008)
Papa Roach are back again! Their sixth album Metamorphosis promises to be a fairly successful album with single “Hollywood Whore” blasting through radio airwaves across the world as we speak. It seems a long time ago that we saw Papa Roach achieving commercial breakthrough with their second album Infest…
Ever since Death Metal’s origins it has been common place to use themes involving death and Satanism. Although, as with EVERY other band in the gene, Book Of Black Earth makes use of both themes, they do so without sounding lame or cheesy. Moreover, while the band has been together for 6 years, they play with the…
Every so often, I find myself in a bit of a quandary. For the most part, I am not the biggest fan of what I would call avant-garde or experimental metal; in fact, if you read my past reviews you will notice a sort of trend. Most avant-garde music seems to me to be that way for the sake of shock value or to see how far the limits can be pushed and the product can still be called music. Most often, in my never so humble opinion, this is not a successful venture and the disc ends up being virtually un-listenable, at least in my world.
Once Sent From The Golden Hall (Bonus Edition) (03.03.2009)
I am fucking stoked to say that Lamb of God is BACK! And dude... to use a prefect cliche.. with a Vengeance! 19 years into their amazing career, the band is just about to release their sixth album (fifth under moniker Lamb of God), Wrath. What an apt title too... the release seemingly drestroys all of its predecessors with ease.
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From the Throne to the Lions (07.22.2008)
The latest release from Idiot Pilot, Wolves is a combination of Alt-Rock and Indie rock with a few heavy, almost industrial moments and surprise twists thrown in for good measure. Wolves is not necessarily groundbreaking but it is a decent collection of songs designed to appeal to most fans of…
Imaginary Sonicscape [Reissue] (01.20.2009)
Presents: Ziltoid the Omniscient (06.05.2007)
what's The Skinny? here's the deal. There are SO many sick bands out there that just don't get enough love. Well, with The Skinny, that's all going to change. We have taken it upon ourselves to get together and bust out a list once a month where we tell you about a handful of sick-ass bands that we feel NEED to be heard.
Bleed The Sky are a band with an interesting history. They formed in the year 2003 and only two months later they played their first show. Thing is, it was not just a normal shitty show that you can catch at about any bar, their first gig saw them opening for a very well-known progressive death metal band; Opeth! Now if that doesn’t impress…
And Every Knee Shall Bow (02.17.2009)
Rock Icons Cheap Trick have been entertaining audiences for over three decades with their unique blend of hard rock and pop tunes. In 1978 the band played a now famous show at the Budokan in Japan that eventually went on to become not only the defining moment in the band's career, but also one of the biggest selling live records of all time. Now, thirty years...
One of the things I like the most about reviewing CDs for magazines is that I get to hear a ton of bands and discs I would never I have heard of, let alone purchased. Granted there is a lot of weeding through tons of stuff that is mediocre at best. The payoff, when it comes is all the more sweeter and the grin on my face even bigger.