Robert Ham

8 / 10

For all the fuss being made in the indie scene about bands like Pavement and The Jesus Lizard reuniting for another lucrative go-round, in the hardco…
By on Apr 02, 2010

7 / 10

I am both fascinated and repulsed by death metal. Repulsed by the overuse of grotesque imagery both on the band's album covers and their songs, track…
By on Mar 31, 2010
"Supergroup" has become one of the hoariest of adjectives to toss upon any band. Sure, you may have heard of some of the bands that this new group wa…
By on Mar 31, 2010
There was a rather workmanlike quality to the recent performance in Seattle by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, but I don't mean that as a complaint. Thi…
By on Mar 24, 2010

6 / 10

What they haven't done to any appreciable effect is adapt their sound for the new millennium. Instead, the formula is the same: four-to-the-floor tec…
By on Mar 01, 2010
The story behind The Slew is that famed Canadian turntablists Kid Koala and Dynomite D were asked to soundtrack a film with a mix of hip-hop beats an…
By on Feb 27, 2010
For my money, the band that best exemplifies the best notion of a power trio is Future of the Left. Led by former Mclusky front man Andy "Falco" Fal…
By on Feb 25, 2010

7 / 10

Although they broke up in 2001, the legacy of Buzzov*en was one that helped pave the way for both barn-burning acts like Queens Of The Stone Age and…
By on Feb 24, 2010

9 / 10

Imperium Dekadenz have managed to hit upon an idea the blackest of black metal bands would likely scoff at: it's not such a bad thing to let some lig…
By on Feb 24, 2010

8.5 / 10

Epic instrumental rock is ground that has been, to be fair, well trodden by groups such as Explosions In The Sky, Godspeed! You Black Emperor and Unw…
By on Feb 16, 2010
As one of the few women singers who can capture the proper evil growl needed for a death metal band, Arch Enemy's Angela Gossow may sound imposing, b…
By on Feb 10, 2010
It made perfect sense for French prog-metal wizards Hypno5e to open their set playing off and along to the piercing tones of Bernard Herrmann's famil…
By on Feb 04, 2010

6.5 / 10

It's unfortunate that this long-running Greek group can't seem to make up its mind whether it wants to be an artsy metal project or a straightforward…
By on Jan 30, 2010

5 / 10

Rockabilly is one of those genres that I'm surprised is still thriving at this late date, particularly when you consider the ways in which the genres…
By on Jan 18, 2010

1 / 10

Irony is a dangerous, dangerous thing in the world of music, putting any artist who dabbles in it at risk of mockery, complete dismissal or both. The…
By on Jan 08, 2010

7.5 / 10

As the first full-length project by Nick Oliveri with his long-running band after his dismissal from his duties as bassist for Queens Of The Stone Ag…
By on Jan 07, 2010

2.5 / 10

On paper, remix albums seem like a great idea - you get some "important" producers or musicians to have their way with an artist's work and then you…
By on Jan 04, 2010

2.6 / 10

This two-year-old album finds the original lineup of Sodom - the one that brought you the classic EP In The Sign Of Evil - reuniting to recreate the…
By on Dec 16, 2009

7.5 / 10

You could never accuse the Austrian black metal group Belphegor of subtlety. No band that closes out this 2008 album with the sound of a woman moanin…
By on Dec 08, 2009

4.5 / 10

The Method Of Murder (09.20.2006)
By on Dec 02, 2009

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