Bigfoot – Dark Old Days – CD

Bigfoot – Dark Old Days – CD

Bigfoot – Dark Old Days – CD (Deraileur Records) Derailluer records has stepped in to fill the void that Lizard family music left and is releasing some of Columbus, Ohio’s best bands. I haven’t heard Bigfoot for a while , but think they have...
Gardenian – Soulburner – CD

Gardenian – Soulburner – CD

Gardenian – Soulburner – CD (Nuclear Blast Records) 11 tracks of German death metal similar to Meshuggah. Often mellow ,and peaceful with Ex-Artch vocalist Erik Hawk singing lead vocals on half the cd. I wonder if these guys enjoy gardening at night ?...
Inlakesh – The Gathering – CD

Inlakesh – The Gathering – CD

Inlakesh – The Gathering – CD (Inlakesh Music) This is by far the best release that I have the privilege of reviewing in this issue of MRZ. The tribal sounds and rhythms driven by the drone of didgeridoo is nothing short of magnificent. Each song on this...
Lonely Kings – What If? – CD

Lonely Kings – What If? – CD

Lonely Kings – What If? – CD (Fearless Records) Super catchy hard driving punk pop that sounds all too familiar. I love this stuff, but it is so prevalent now that this band doesn’t thrill me as it should. The tune All Nighter would be bound for radio if I...
Mike Ness – Under the Influence – CD

Mike Ness – Under the Influence – CD

Mike Ness – Under the Influence – CD (Time Bomb Recordings / BMG) Mike Ness pays homage to his earliest influences on his newest release, “Under the Influence”. The collection features cover tunes that seem to be more mainstream country than...
SRI – Gravity Reminds Me – CD

SRI – Gravity Reminds Me – CD

SRI – Gravity Reminds Me – CD (Blue Boy Records) This just goes to show that covers can be deceiving. I was expecting some mellow, arty type of thing…boy was I wrong. Many of the songs are similar in sound to Elastica and some are in the Blondie vein. She...