The Austerity Program: Black Madonna

The intimate link in a chain of man influencing machine influencing man, The Austerity Program have positioned themselves as the adage’s ghost. From the beginning of Black Madonna, the guitar and bass duo of Justin Foley and Thad Calabrese, respectively, are directly at the will of their drum machine. …

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Baroness: The Red Album

A simple enough concept, a red album, but splashing a coat of paint on the cover of Baroness’ latest would be too easy for frontman John Baizley, well-known for his artistic contribution to the album covers of Pig Destroyer, Kylesa, The Red Chord, et al. No, this Red Album isn’t …

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All Teeth And Knuckles: Club Hits To Hit The Clubs With

White folks have their own hip hop now. Forget the days of silly white boys copying their more talented brothers. California twosome Teeth And Knuckles are bringing a spanking fresh vibe to the genre in the form of electro-pop on their debut Club Hits To Hit The Clubs With.…

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Dax Riggs: We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love

From the guitar crunch midway through its soulful opener, “Demon Tied To A Chair In My Brain,” We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love is laid plain. With deadboy and the Elephantmen disbanded —though several former musicians from the group appear—Dax Riggs’ first proper solo record finds him working with …

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The Starting Line: Direction

In light of the recent struggle The Starting Line have gone through to keep themselves off an episode of “Behind The Music,” the modern rockers have spent almost two years slaving over their newly released album Direction, which really proves they have come a long way through growth and …

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Sixx A.M.: The Herion Diaries Soundtrack

Motley Crue co-founder/songwriter/bassist Nikki Sixx is releasing a book this September based on his heroin addiction, depression, cheating death, and recovery. The book covers a year in Nikki’s life, which he kept in a diary that he doesn’t even remember writing. After making sense of all of his scribbles, Nikki …

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Quodia: The Arrow

With an initial resemblance to children’s storybooks-on-tape via its calm, purposeful vocals over a minimal musical soundscape, The Arrow: A Story In Seven Parts is at its base that very idea. After touring this concept for five years or so, collaborators Trey Gunn (King Crimson) and Joe Mendelson (Rise Robot …

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UNKLE: War Stories

The first full-length in four years from the electronica duo of James Lavelle and Richard File, better known as UNKLE, War Stories is an unexpected rock album. From Lavelle’s hip-hop/ dance and electronic roots with DJ Shadow from their first album, Psyence Fiction, nearly 10 years ago, he, now …

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Behemoth: The Apostasy

I’m not sure if God exists, but I know Behemoth would kill Him if Nietzsche didn’t finish the job. Proven by 2004’s Demigod as far and away the most brutal of the new crop of black/death metal, Poland’s Behemoth have released their logical continuation with The Apostasy. Short on …

by   |  07/18/2007  |  Comments Off on Behemoth: The Apostasy

Candlemass: King Of The Grey Islands

There’s a commercial with a corresponding jingle from Peter Paul candy for Almond Joy and Mounds bars. I’ve already tortured you enough by referencing it, so I won’t bother to type it out, but the general idea is to go with what you feel like at the time. Sometimes you …

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