Reviews

Blackfield: Blackfield II

As you probably guessed, Blackfield II is the band’s second offering. Following up their 2004 self-titled, Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson and Israeli pop star Aviv Geffen collaborate on a more personal...
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Rockstar Supernova @ Spectrum

The Rockstar Supernova tour has begun and so far there is a lot of positive buzz surrounding it. The band got their singer Lukas Rossi from the television show and their opening acts were also from the show. ...

David Karsten Daniels: Sharp Teeth

Whether it’s a debut album or a blind date, the first impression is everything. David Karsten Daniels is well aware of this tried and true fact of life; either that or the beauty of his music comes naturally. S...

Minsk: The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment

My immediate reaction to Minsk’s signing to Philadelphia’s Relapse Records was a resounding “Duh.” From their 2005 debut, Out Of A Center Which Is Neither Dead Nor Alive, released on At A Loss Recordings, it wa...
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Pilot Speed @ Webster Hall

Warning: Pilot Speed’s record will cause you to develop behaviors symptomatic of OCD, more specifically, you will be overwhelmed by the urge to repeatedly press play after each listen. The record is Into The We...

Fu Manchu: We Must Obey

When Fu Manchu announced they were signing to Century Media’s rock imprint Liquor And Poker (already home to fuzzed-out CA compatriots Nebula), they also set the date for the release of Hung Out To Dry, a precu...
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Hatebreed @ Toad’s Place

The annual metal and hardcore Stillborn Festival closed out the year at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT, on Dec. 31. The lineup included Crowns Of Kings, Signs Of Hope, Dead By Wednesday, Bateman, The Distance...

Jesu: Conqueror

Following the footsteps of last year’s Silver EP, it seems age has brought a semblance of calm to Jesu’s Justin K. Broadrick (of Napalm Death, Godflesh, et al). The harmonies are mostly consonant, the rhythms a...
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Twisted Sister @ Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—The holidays are often an extremely stressful time of year, twisting and distorting everything out of proportion, from bank accounts to digestive tracts and the list goes on, ad nauseum. Howev...

Sasquatch: II

Originally delayed because of a mastering problem that led to the first run of the album being pressed at half-speed, Sasquatch’s sophomore effort is now available through Detroit’s stoner rock smugglers Small ...
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