STB – Spit – CD

STB – Spit – CD

STB – Spit – CD (Elbo Records) I swear that Sonia Tetlow is somehow channeling Souixe Sioux. (Yes, I know Souixe isn’t dead, but her voice is here). The music is a bit goth with a lot of really good indie rock with many personal lyrics. All three...
Steely Dan – Aja – CD

Steely Dan – Aja – CD

Steely Dan – Aja – CD (MCA / Universal Records) If there is one Steely Dan album that you had to own, this one should be it. While every song on this re-release is killer, it’s worth getting just for the tune Peg. It is nothing short of awesome. This...
Sculptured – Apollo Ends – CD

Sculptured – Apollo Ends – CD

Sculptured – Apollo Ends – CD (The End Records) An odd and hard to classify release. A progressive death metal band with a horn section… hum.. Maybe this CD would grow on me if I listened to it enough, but so far I don’t quite get it. Weak drumming, weak...
Shadows Fall – Of One Blood – CD

Shadows Fall – Of One Blood – CD

Shadows Fall – Of One Blood – CD (Century Media) The band Shadows Fall offers a unique mixture of sound. Their sound consists of elements of progressive metal as well as death metal. Matching each death growl with a melodic singing voice. The band actually...
The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD

The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD

The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD The production is sparse – not lo-fi, but not exactly Backstreet Boys, either. The songs are rock-pop-punky, with distorted guitars, crunchy bass lines and steady beats. Occassionally, a tasty guitar solo creeps through,...
Shutdown – Something to Prove – CD

Shutdown – Something to Prove – CD

Shutdown – Something to Prove – CD (Victory Records) Refreshingly cool metallic hardcore that reminded me of a lot of stuff from the “SpeedCore/Metalcore” era 86-88. Vocals sound like DRI and the band is tight and pretty well produced....
The Shutdowns – T-75 – CD

The Shutdowns – T-75 – CD

The Shutdowns – T-75 – CD (Theologian Records) The Shutdowns play fairly basic, straightforward, snotty punk rock with a nod to ‘50s rock. They do it well, but so do many other bands. In other words, it’s not really anything special…except for the song...
Stuck Mojo – HVY1 – CD

Stuck Mojo – HVY1 – CD

Stuck Mojo – HVY1 – CD (Century Media) A hard core-rap-core metal outfit. Maybe this is what Rage Against the Machine would sound like if they were fronted by an African American. Cd consists of 15 Live tracks recorded in the Spring of 1999. A couple...