Puddle of Mudd – Come Clean – CD review

According to the commercial, nothing satisfies that hunger for something crunchy and chewy and filling better than Snickers bar.  Well, this writer begs to differ.  You see, something has come along that is just as good, if not better, at satisfying that urge than a Snickers. And this has zero calories, but just enough “phat” …

theStart – Shakedown! CD Review

Without attitude or arrogance, and quite possibly without even knowing it, Aimee Echo has been the voice of a generation of hardworking, fearless women in rock that do not know the meaning of the word “quit”. After fronting one of the most promising bands of 2000 (Human Waste Project), enduring the heartbreak of friend Lynn …

Capital 2 – 3 songs… Demo – CD Review

For a true fan of heavy music, grooving on something that is not overly negative or intense or frenetic (or even that loud) is good therapy once in a while. Sometimes the sensory overload that comes with the non-stop influx of up and coming metal bands can only be cured by something that lives somewhere …

Static-X – Machine – CD Review

Wayne Static and the boys have all taken a brazen nosedive off of the highest cliff without a parachute with the release of their latest Warner Bros. Records masterpiece, Machine. The disc is packed with nearly 45 minutes of sound in the form of 12 searing tracks that will give your brain and your ears …

Agrokulcher – AGROKULCHER 2000

There is something so powerful about the way Agrokulcher sounds that it is nearly impossible to describe. Journalists who are familiar with the band have made many failed attempts to classify the music, carelessly tossing it into a “Goth” bin or worse, comparing them to that band that begins with a “K”. Let’s not even …

Elemental – The April Sessions EP

This band hit me like a freight train the very first time I heard them play at the Troubadour in West Hollywood some months ago. Since then, I have remained in hot pursuit of all of the material I can get from Elemental. I recently obtained the band’s a devastating 4-song demo, The April Sessions …