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...
Ash – Nu-Clear Sounds – CD

Ash – Nu-Clear Sounds – CD

Ash – Nu-Clear Sounds – CD (Dreamworks Records) Ash starts off their album with Jesus Says which explodes off the album with jangly guitars and pure pop vocals. Ash is uplifting and optimistic without being obnoxious which is quite a fine line to walk....
Dark Tranquility – Projector – CD

Dark Tranquility – Projector – CD

Dark Tranquility – Projector – CD (Century Media) Scandinavian death metal band with a difference. I almost passed this off to Johnny Death, but when I heard a few songs I noticed something intriguing. This band has a definite death metal sound, but they...
Piz – The Zid – Cassette

Piz – The Zid – Cassette

Piz – The Zid – Cassette A Cornucopia of noises, samples, dubs, blurbs, vague movie references, clamor, hubbub, and pure pandemonium. In simple terms, a hootenanny that will make you feel like your doctor slipped Ritalin into your Pez dispenser and that...
Static-X – Wisconsin Death Trip – CD

Static-X – Wisconsin Death Trip – CD

Static-X – Wisconsin Death Trip – CD (Warner Brothers Records) A roller coaster ride of death metal, industrial, and a hint of disco. I swear I hear a little influence from K.C. and the Sunshine Band and Rob Zombie. Play this one loud kids. It will piss...