Various Artists

Various Artists

Album Artwork by Mark Sasso Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life by Various Artists (Rhino Records) Ronnie James Dio went from clean-cut boy band to hard rocking singer for the likes of Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band Dio.  His multi-octave singing and fantastic and humanistic lyrics... more

Nothing

Nothing

Guilty of Everything by Nothing (Relapse Records) I am often interested in learning the past accomplishments of bands, especially when their current sound is vastly different than earlier in their career.  Domenic Palermo, vocalist for recent Relapse signees Nothing, previously fronted hardcore group... more

The Glitch Mob

The Glitch Mob

Love Death Immortality by The Glitch Mob (Glass Air Records) On Love Death Immortality, the trio of ediT (Edward Ma), Boreta (Justin Boreta) and Ooah (Josh Mayer) have punched up the more visceral qualities of their past efforts, bringing to mind big beat giants The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers and Crystal... more

Sunn O))) & Ulver

Sunn O))) & Ulver

Terrestrials by Sunn O))) & Ulver (Southern Lord Recordings) Sunn 0))) played their 200th show at the Oya Festival in Oslo in 2008.  Two days later Ulver’s Krystoffer Rygg invited core members Stephen O’Malley (guitars) and Greg Anderson (bass) along with British multi-instrumentalist... more

Reverend Horton Heat

Reverend Horton Heat

REV by Reverend Horton Heat (Victory Records) Get in, strap up and hold on tight for a kickass ride full of rockabilly and roots rock from the trio of singer/guitarist Jim Heath, bassist Jimbo Wallace and drummer Scott Churilla as they present REV,  their 11th album and first in four years.  REV warms... more

Junius

Junius

Days of the Fallen Sun by Junius (Prosthetic Records) The man was a creature of shadow, of the world created by the obstruction of a light source, of the dark lands, of the early morning and the twilight.  Even the moon cast light and sometimes that was too much for him.  He reveled in the dark places... more

Cheatahs

Cheatahs

 Cheatahs by Cheatahs (Wichita Recordings) I’ve fallen hard for a band called Cheatahs.  They’ve toured with Dinosaur Jr. and Wavves and Fidlar in the States and they hit all the notes that turn me on with heavily distorted guitars, quiet vocals as counterpoint to the noise.  With all... more

Alcest

Alcest

Shelter by Alcest (Prophecy Productions) Listening to the new album by Alcest, you might get the impression they’ve been listening to a whole lot of Sigur Ros.  Alcest leader, singer and multi-instrumentalist Neige and drummer/percussionist Winterhalter travelled from their home town of Paris... more

Supersuckers

Supersuckers

Get The Hell by Supersuckers (Acetate Records) After a few years of touring and two Eddie Spaghetti solo albums, Supersuckers return with the mightily rawking Get The Hell.  The Greatest Rock n’Roll Band in the World pull out all the stops for their ninth studio album.  After a short Intro of... more

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Sink Swim and Compare/Contrast

Sink Swim and Compare/Contrast

Question Everything Split by Sink Swim and Compare/Contrast (Self Released) For all of the backstabbing and jealousies that go on within any local music scene, it is wonderful to see two extremely talented bands get together to present something positive and worthwhile. Both Compare/Contrast and Sink... more

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