Reviews: The Howl – Things I’ve Learned While Swallowing S Words

Reviews: The Howl – Things I’ve Learned While Swallowing S...
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What do you really get from a two-song release? In the case of Chicago-based The Howl, you get two songs, blow through them and then walk away with a serious case of musically induced blue balls. … read more

Reviews: Bullbuckers – When Push Comes To Shove

Reviews: Bullbuckers – When Push Comes To Shove
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I have been told that I was probably supposed to be high as fuck while listening to this album, but as it is, that warm, brass-heavy sexiness did the job even running on sobriety.  … read more

Reviews: Chixdiggit! – Double Diggits!

Reviews: Chixdiggit! – Double Diggits!
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Featuring remastered copies of their second and third albums, the 1998-released Born On The First of July and the 2000-released From Scene To Shining Scene, as well as bonus demos, Double Diggits! is one disc and 32 songs worth of classic pop-punk. … read more

Reviews: Dead Stars – High Gain

Reviews: Dead Stars – High Gain
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Garage-rock, a little indie, even a little fuzzy, High Gain is a perfectly decent EP that plays it safe in every way. … read more

Reviews: Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Reviews: Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
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With easily the most unconventional name of any band I’ve ever reviewed, Diarrhea Planet is also one of the most conventional-sounding bands I’ve reviewed. … read more

Reviews: Hawthorne Heights – Zero

Reviews: Hawthorne Heights – Zero
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Featuring their first foray into concept album territory, it’s too bad that the dystopia-themed lyrics don’t form the most coherent concept in the world, and it’s all fairly forgettable in the long run. … read more

Review: Young Turks – Where I Rise

Review: Young Turks – Where I Rise
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“I don’t give a shit, your music means nothing! Your actions speak even less,” yells Matt Koenig at the beginning of “Territo(royally) Pissed.” … read more

Review: The Last Ten Seconds of Life
 – Invivo[Exvivo]


Review: The Last Ten Seconds of Life
 – Invivo[Exvivo]

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Looking at the cover is all you’ll need to decide whether you’re going to like these guys or not. You know what you’re getting into—throat-tearing screams, breakdowns and amateur lyrics. Taking cues, nods and riffs from the rest of their brethren, it’s not original, but it sounds great.  … read more

Review: The Flatliners – Dead Language

Review: The Flatliners – Dead Language
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I’ve got a thing for rough-voiced, fast-paced punk rock. Done right, it resonates in my soul like nothing else. Done wrong, it’s nothing that’s going to change my life, but it’s a damn fine time. I have a hard time criticizing the latter, which is why I’m not going to. … read more

Review: Sleeping In Gethsemane – When The Landscape Is Quiet Again

Review: Sleeping In Gethsemane – When The Landscape Is Quiet...
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I don’t like posthumous releases, mostly because they tend to break my heart. … read more