36 Crazyfists Return With A Furious Batch Of New Tunes On Lanterns

36 Crazyfists is an odd duck of a metal band. Always have been. They were emo before it was cool within the genre and lumped in with metalcore when it wasn’t. Hell, I even sold my copy of their Roadrunner Records debut because I didn’t give it a chance the first time around but feverishly sought out another copy after a chance hearing of a song or two from that album on a random compilation. [Read more…]

Grave Pleasures Deliver Impressive Gothic Rawk On Century Media Debut

Now THIS is the record I wanted as Beastmilk dissolved and Grave Pleasures rose from the ashes. Motherblood is one hell of an album as it is but knowing it shares DNA with Climax makes it that much more enjoyable. As a Century Media Records debut, it’s amazing. As the follow up to Dreamcrash, Motherblood is unrivaled in its’ excellence. [Read more…]

Eldridge Rodriguez Go Synth, Still Rawk On So Hard

I picture “So Hard”, the latest and greatest single from Boston’s Eldridge Rodriguez, in a John Hughes or some other coming of age dramedy where the main character has a great revelation about their feelings for a girl or a boy. And there’s running. And probably a montage. And maybe some rain. [Read more…]

Enter Shikari Create A Perfect Storm Of Sonic Excellence With The Spark

I liken Enter Shikari’s musical adventure and sonic growth to Pitchshifter in a way. Much like how Pitchshifter developed from this Godflesh-style beast and morphed into a techno/electro hybrid with clean vocals, Enter Shikari has taken that baton and run even further in their progression. [Read more…]

Drab Majesty Pull Light From The Dark On Tribute 7″ Oak Wood

You ever have a song that completely pushes you over the edge of REALLY wanting to shell out some dough to go to a show? Let me rephrase that: Do you ever find yourself hearing a song that compels you to buy tickets to a show by an artist that you’ll ALREADY be seeing in the same week in a different state/venue? Once you hear the latest by Drab Majesty, I’m sure you’ll agree with my current feels as well. [Read more…]

Monster Magnet Re-Issue Two Classics For The First Time On Vinyl

Man, reviewing reissues is tough because you know these things have already been reviewed before. Do you talk about the technical specs, the new sound quality, any bonus tracks? Or do you just cut the BS and talk about the music? [Read more…]

Josh Todd & The Conflict Create Succinct Stadium-Sized Hard Rawk Hits On Year Of The Tiger


Cock rock is alive and well in the Year Of The Tiger as Josh Todd & The Conflict present an album of infectious and hard rawkin’ tunes for the masses this September. [Read more…]

Flaw Touch On The Past, Look To The Future On United We Stand

It’s always a good indicator of a hiatused (Not a real word) or previously kaput band’s intentions when they not only return with a new full-length but also a plethora of material soon after. Case in point, the newly resurrected Flaw who are set to unleash a new EP barely a year after comeback LP Divided We Fall was released. [Read more…]

Psychic Dog Encompass Rawk And/Or Roll Exquisitely On Lunch Went Well

Bands like Psychic Dog make me continually proud that the Boston music scene is STILL as awesome and vibrant as it is. Forget your Dropkick Murphy’s and your Mighty Mighty Bosstones and even your Standells! If you’re searching for a “sound” that realy captures the sounds of a town then we implore you to check out Lunch Went Well which is out now. [Read more…]