Alcohol Induced Realities

(Originally appeared in Mutant Renegade Zine #12, Fall 1999) For several years of my life, I drank and went clubbing three to four times a week. I had tons and tons of friends who loved to get drunk with me, dance until dawn, and get up in just enough time to report...
Agalloch – Pale Folklore – CD

Agalloch – Pale Folklore – CD

Agalloch – Pale Folklore – CD (The End Records) An eerie musical journey into the depths of darkness stained with wicked heartache and centuries of doom and gloom. This is a must for any death/goth head. I absolutely adore the breathy vampire like vocals....
H2O – F.T.T.W. – CD

H2O – F.T.T.W. – CD

H2O – F.T.T.W. – CD (Epitaph Records) The first thing that caught me was their positive based lyrics and 7 Seconds style music. These guys have re-invigorated me. I was feeling kind of depressed and H2O has picked me back up and gotten me ready to fight...
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...
V/A – Metalo – CD

V/A – Metalo – CD

V/A – Metalo – CD (Grita!) Fifty minutes of crazy Mexican death metal along the lines of Brujeria. All the songs are sung in Spanish and can be rather unnerving at times. The cd also seems to have some Sepultura, and Fear Factory influences. Great...
The Church – A Box of Birds – CD

The Church – A Box of Birds – CD

The Church – A Box of Birds – CD (Thirsty Ear Recordings) In the true Church style, all of the songs are timeless. A Box of Birds is a collection of covers including The Endless Sea by James Osterberg, better known as Iggy Pop, All the Young Dudes which...