Dale Crover Puts Percussion On The Sidelines, Focuses On The Songs On The Fickle Finger of Fate

A double Melvins album this year, Low Flying Hawks (Which features Dale Crover, review coming soon), AND a Dale Crover solo record this year? Is there such a thing as too much Crover?? I guess we’re about to find out… [Read more…]

Centuries Of Decay Bring Together Old Styles To Create New, Exciting Sounds On Debut

You get a descriptor for a new band that mentions one artist that put out your favorite release of a previous year and another artist that happens to be one of your all time favorite metal outfits and ANOTHER artist that’s local and awesome and near and dear to your heart and you already have some big shoes to fill. [Read more…]

Dead Cross Is Everything You Hoped And Dreamed From Mike Patton And Dave Lombardo…And More!

The melding of Dave Lombardo and Mike Patton on their own is about as intense and chaotic as you’d expect from a pair of dudes who’ve created some fantastic noise rawk in outfits like Grip Inc, The Dillinger Escape Plan (Patton was only on an EP but still…), Fantomas, and Mr. Bungle to name a few. [Read more…]

KMFDM Return Refreshed With Incendiary HELL YEAH

Any year KMFDM produces a new LP tends to be a good year for Industrial music. I mean look at this year so far: 3TEETH, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, 16Volt, and Ohgr (who’ll be sharing a stage with KMFDM on tour this Fall) alone all have released something or have new music in the pipeline. Hell, KMFDM put out an EP in addition to this upcoming LP already! [Read more…]

Rex Brown Shows Off Songwriting, Singing, and Soul With Smoke On This…

Pantera was the first concert I ever attended and at said show in April of 1994 vocalist Phil Anselmo, still high on the fact that Far Beyond Driven had crushed expectations to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts, declared that if Metallica weren’t going to make solid heavy metal records anymore then Pantera were taking their crown and sitting on the throne from now on. Using a lot of cuss words. [Read more…]

Juiceboxxx Sounds Familiar Yet Fresh On Freaked Out American Loser

Oh my, the second coming of the Beastie Boys? A new oasis where Ill Communication plays 24/7, processed through an even more punk rock filter? Maybe the more fucked up Nirvana tunes (“Territorial Pissings” and “Very Ape”, for example) combined with the most masterfully crafted Beasties heavy jams curated by a gentleman who is Ad Rock, Mike D, and MCA all rolled into one? [Read more…]

Dishwalla Return With New Singer, Refreshed Sound On Juniper Road

Who’da thunk I’d be here in 2017 writing ecstatically about a new Dishwalla album?!?! Honestly, I remember “Counting Blue Cars” from 1995 and absolutely NEEDING to get Pet Your Friends as soon as humanly possible and not much else which is weird because after hearing Juniper Road, their fifth studio album, I’ll be hard pressed with a reason to forget them again.

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Hogan’s Goat Channel Some Greats Yet Forge Their Own Sound On Solid Debut

Those of you out there thirsting for Suck Out The Poison-era He Is Legend infused with some of the raw Clutch of the mid ’00’s are in luck because Hogan’s Goat has an album for you! [Read more…]