Tag Archives: CD Reviews

Metal Monday Volume 93 (10.22.12)

Metal Monday Volume 93 (10.22.12)

Ill Nino is the kind of band that I just can’t stop liking. Coming at the tail end of the nu-metal explosion, Ill Nino brought something different: A tribal ferocity that sounded unlike any of the bands they were compared to at the time. On t…

Metal Monday Volume 92 (10.22.12)

Metal Monday Volume 92 (10.22.12)

Neurosis is one of those bands that I know I should be a fan of but I’ve never been really. That changed with 2007′s Given To The Rising which I forced myself to listen to because I felt I owed all of the bands I liked already who credi…

Metal Monday Volume 91 (10.8.12)

Metal Monday Volume 91 (10.8.12)

The new album from Converge is so good that it would be wise for any other metal band planning to release new material in 2012 to hold off until next year. All We Love We Leave Behind, Converge’s eighth full length, is the kind of album that …

Spin Cycle: The Birthday Massacre, Hide And Seek

Spin Cycle: The Birthday Massacre, Hide And Seek

I’ll be honest, I’ve heard of The Birthday Massacre but had never heard them before Hide And Seek (Their fifth album). The loser in this equation is obviously me because the music that TBM make is meant to be consumed by as many people …

Spin Cycle: James Iha, Look to the Sky

Spin Cycle: James Iha, Look to the Sky

2004: “The truth of the matter is that guitarist James Iha broke up the Smashing Pumpkins. Not me, not drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, but James.” 2010: “I think James Iha should feel alone.” 2012: “James Iha I think is just …

Metal Monday Volume 89 (9.24.12)

Metal Monday Volume 89 (9.24.12)

It’s refreshing to hear bands like Battlecross and now Legacy Of Disorder putting out metal albums with absolutely no gimmicks. They’re the kinds of albums that are pure thrash and all about the metal. On their latest, Last Man Standing…

Spin Cycle: The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter

Spin Cycle: The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter

    In the realm of swaying, stomping, harmonic pop-folk, The Avett Brothers stand only in the shadow of Mumford & Sons, a recent success story that, perhaps not-coincidentally, the long-running North Carolina brother-band is starting…