Local Review: Various Artists – S.L.C. Rules

Local Review: Various Artists – S.L.C. Rules
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Various Artists S.L.C. Rules 8ctopus Street: 05.11 S.L.C Rules = No New York + Yes L.A. + Salt Lake Style In 1978, Brian Eno released a compilation on Antilles Records

Local Review: Loom – Angler

Local Review: Loom – Angler
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Loom Angler Exigent Street: 06.07 Loom = At The Drive In + Cursive All five songs on this EP are solid. The coolest part about Loom is the violin that

Local Review: Adjacent to Nothing – S/T

Local Review: Adjacent to Nothing – S/T
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Adjacent to Nothing S/T Independent Street: 07.10 Adjacent to Nothing = Korn + Disturbed + Mudvayne + Chevelle This is the first release from Orem’s Adjacent To Nothing. The album

Loca Review: Xur/ Mich!gan – By the Beard of Zeus

Loca Review: Xur/ Mich!gan – By the Beard of Zeus
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Xur/ Mich!gan By the Beard of Zeus Exigent Records Street: 07.10 Xur = Ocean + Lustmord + Isis Mich!gan = Converge + Botch By the Beard of Zeus is a

Local Reviews: Dreadnought

Local Reviews: Dreadnought
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Nothing Sacred features seven blazing tracks of dark-textured alternative heavy rock. The opening track, “Walk Away”, is harsh sounding tight rock. Vocalist Dave Olsen sounds like an early version of Maynard James Keenan.  … read more

Local Reviews: Ex Machina

Local Reviews: Ex Machina
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I honestly have to say that Ex Machina is probably one of the best local bands. They may be slightly inconsistent, but who isn’t. The first song on the album, “Syphoned” is by far the best track, but also seems to be sort of the bastard child. “Syphoned” comes out blaring and with serious intensity. … read more

Local Reviews: Top Dead Celebrity

Local Reviews: Top Dead Celebrity
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The opening track “Illuminati” on Top Dead Celebrity’s self-titled album made me hope this would be a dynamic instrumental band, and then right towards the end of the well-laced opening track they speed it up, give it the Kyuss kick and the hammer drops. … read more

Local Reviews: Monorchist

Local Reviews: Monorchist
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You have to give respect to Monorchist. This band drops straight-up garage rock that is so unpretentious and unpolished that it sounds like you’re right in the middle of one of their band practices. Hating on it is next to impossible.  … read more

Local Reviews: Knifeshow

Local Reviews: Knifeshow
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I was pleasantly surprised when I popped in Knifeshow’s blue sounding album Here Until It’s Gone. The first thing that caught my attention was Brent Anderson’s falsetto vocals. His voice sounds like a cross between Jeff Buckley and Muse front man Matthew Bellamy. Maybe those two are secretly his parents and he just doesn’t know yet. … read more

Local Reviews: 36 Grit Slurry

Local Reviews: 36 Grit Slurry
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This band’s name makes no sense to me, but I give them a big ol’ thumbs up “Welcome to Gotham” style for being creative and whacky.  … read more