Category: CD Review

Uh Oh No Ho-Hos….In School!

Here’s an apple. But I want a cupcake. But here’s an apple. But I want a cupcake. But here’s an apple. But I want a cupcake. But here’s an apple. But I want a cupcake.

Sorry kids, no junk food in school anymore.

Agnostic Front

Agnostic Front

Warriors Nuclear Blast You know what you’re in for so prepare for battle when putting the latest 14-track disc from NYHC stalwarts Agnostic Front in the player, as just as you’d expect, WARRIORS is jam packed with the trademark tough guy bravado that reigned over the CBGB matinee set this...

Diablo Royale

Diablo Royale

Diablo Royale Self-Released Heavy metal soaked in whiskey suits the properly-monikered NYC quintet Diablo Royale best, as their eponymous 10-track introduction to the world provides the generation-spanning hard rock histrionics over rhythmic sludgery formula that cries for stereos to be cranked to the max for total rock immersion. Wah-wah guitars...

Spiderman 3 – Soundtrack

Spiderman 3 – Soundtrack

Record Collection 3 Stars Music from and inspired by Spiderman? Really?? The Spiderman franchise certainly has some hipster tastes. But if you’re expecting songs like “Spiderman Blues,” “The Venom Twist,” or “Thwip Thwip,” then you’ll be sorely disappointed. Stand out tracks on this record include Wolfmother’s “Pleased to Meet You,”...

Ozzy Osbourne – Black Rain

Ozzy Osbourne – Black Rain

Epic 2 Stars Not to be confused with the 1989 Michael Douglas thriller of the same name, Ozzy returns with his first album that he claims he recorded sober. Zakk Wylde’s wife said that Ozzy got a hearing aide and it’s totally helped his voice and that this might be...

Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris

Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris

Interscope 3 Stars Josh Homme and company seem to have settled into a nice groove after ousting original bassist Nick Oliveri. Like last year’s Lullabies to Paralyze, this album features plenty of guest appearences from rock royalty like the Strokes’s Julian Casablancas, Mark Lanagan and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top...

CELTIC FROST – Monotheist

CELTIC FROST – Monotheist

Century Media 5 Stars How many years have Celtic Frost fans been waiting for this? This is the first new album from Switzerland’s extreme avant-garde metal pioneers since 1989’s Vanity/Nemesis. What you want to know is, is this a disgrace to the hallowed CF brand name or did they manage...

TORCHE – s/t

TORCHE – s/t

Robotic Empire 5 Stars Sludge pop? Dirge pop? Stoner pop? Hardly matters. This is totally kick-ass stoner sludge pop! Try to imagine the Melvins mixed with the Foo Fighters and you’ll get a rough idea. Massive downtuned metal riffs, stoner rock slowed way down, and then wrapped in pop hooks...

Municipal Waste – The Art of Partying

Municipal Waste – The Art of Partying

Earache 5 Stars Yes! An early candidate for album of the year! Our favorite thrash-trash titans return with The Art of Partying, a rip-roarious ride that they boldly claim with “FUCK YOU UP.” And fucked up we are. Singer, Tony Foresta is in fine form here especially on the title...