United – Distorted Vision – CD

United – Distorted Vision – CD

United – Distorted Vision – CD (Howling Bull America) Another Japanese metal/thrash CD release. You just gotta love the Japanese accent when they sing death or thrash metal. A very heavy and aggressive release for a Japanese band. I hope the kids in Japan...
Under the Sun – Under the Sun – CD

Under the Sun – Under the Sun – CD

Under the Sun – Under the Sun – CD (Magna Carta Records) “Under the Sun” is the War and Peace of progressive rocks for the sheer length of this epic piece that charts a journey into self-actualization. Yes, this is another progressive rock...
U.K. Subs – Left For Dead – CD

U.K. Subs – Left For Dead – CD

U.K. Subs – Left For Dead – CD Another re-issue from “Roir”. This time it’s a live album by the UK Subs. The UK Subs always seemed to be one of those other bands that came on during the 76/77 punk outbreak with the Damned, X, The Strangles, The Clash, The...
U.S. Maple – “Talker” – CD

U.S. Maple – “Talker” – CD

U.S. Maple – “Talker” – CD (Drag City) Devo began the de-evolution of music back in the eighties. Here in 1999 U.S. Maple has achieved perfect and precise deconstruction. Precise and calculated compositional entropy and random, flourishing guitar squeals...
U.S. Bombs – The World – CD

U.S. Bombs – The World – CD

U.S. Bombs – The World – CD (Epitaph Records) This release can be best described as late 70′s influenced anthem punk. This band reminded me of post-Johnny Rotten Sex Pistols as can be heard on the soundtrack for The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll...
UB 40 – Labour of Love III – CD

UB 40 – Labour of Love III – CD

UB 40 – Labour of Love III – CD (Virgin Records) Another great reggae mix by UB40. The bouncy reggae beats are relaxing and help pass the consistently boring time at the day job. This record is more mellow than their previous recordings, but it is still as...
UB-40 – Labour of Love 3 – Cassette

UB-40 – Labour of Love 3 – Cassette

UB-40 – Labour of Love 3 – Cassette (Virgin Records) Another great reggae mix by UB40. The bouncy reggae beats are relaxing and help pass the consistently boring time at the day job. This record is more mellow than their previous recordings, but it is...
Unwritten Law – Unwritten Law – CD

Unwritten Law – Unwritten Law – CD

Unwritten Law – Unwritten Law – CD (Interscope Records) Well, I first heard, saw and met these guys at the Warped tour. They were pretty cool, but I didn’t have any strong feeling towards them. They seemed like young, horny, slightly egotistical...
The Urge – Master of Styles – CD

The Urge – Master of Styles – CD

The Urge – Master of Styles – CD (Immortal Records) They remind me of a radio friendly, cleaned up Hed(pe) or Zebrahead. I prefer their more ska-influenced songs over their heavier rap/punk/ska/hc songs, which are good but they just can’t match the...