Amely: Hello World

Prepubescent singing, sugary-sweet choruses and lyrics about teen relationships, do these things compose a substantial portion or your nightmares? If so, you should seek immediate medical attention, but serious...

Solaram: Love And The Sweet Devine

Imagine that you’re driving down a stretch of lonely desert highway in your convertible in the middle of the day with the sun beating down at its hardest. You reach for a CD and you throw it in the player, you ...
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Escape The Fate: Attack Of The Hairdos

Now I’m all for freedom of expression and freedom in general, but when I look at the hair of the guys in Escape The Fate I see a noxious mix of 80’s hair metal and today’s emo/scene doos. I’m not sure if that’s...
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Drive A: Punk’d

How many times have you heard the phrase “punk is dead” spew from the mouth of some old disillusioned punk fan or even from one of those disillusioned punk bands from the days of yore? At least one band is tryi...

Stone Sour: Audio Secrecy

Such is the fate of nü-metal bands to descend into half-baked hard rock after their original outbursts of rage and success subside. Stone Sour are no exception. This album hits about as hard as a pillow figh...

Laslow: A Quality Of Light

While looking through inner sleeve of Laslow’s CD case I was struck by a picture of a guy, presumably Drew Thurston, playing a double-neck bass guitar. From the onset I could tell that these guys were serious m...

Intercept: Symphony For Somebody Else

If ever there was a band that could be called “radio rock,” Intercept definitely trumps them. By no means are Intercept a bad band, in fact they’re quite catchy. Have you ever listened to a band and known exact...

Turbid North: Orogeny

With a name like Turbid North and with the artwork on the front of the CD case I was certain that I was about to listen to a really slow doom metal album or some brand of Viking-themed power metal. I, however, ...