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... Read More...
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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... Read More...

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... Read More...

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... Read More...

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, ... Read More...