(hed)pe – Serpent Boy ep – CD

(hed)pe – Serpent Boy ep – CD

(hed)pe – Serpent Boy ep – CD (Zomba Recordings) This EP features two songs from the full album release (see review in MRZ #8) and one new track. The track “Serpent Boy” is featured three times on this disc: the album version, radio edit, and...
Merciful Fate – Dead Again – CD

Merciful Fate – Dead Again – CD

Merciful Fate – Dead Again – CD (Metal Blade Records) Well, there is no mistaking King Diamond’s wailing banshee vocal style. To me this sounds pretty much like any King Diamond album I have heard before. With standard song themes dealing with Satan,...
Brother Cane – Wishpool – CD

Brother Cane – Wishpool – CD

Brother Cane – Wishpool – CD (Virgin Records) I actually like this album a lot. Brother Cain isn’t going to receive any points for creativity from me, but they play basic rock well, which few bands can really claim. The title track and “I Lie...
Jeremy Hepp – Demo – Cassette

Jeremy Hepp – Demo – Cassette

Jeremy Hepp – Demo – Cassette Well, I probably should have let Mite review this, but I’m at the wire. Jeremy plays some great songs on a baby grand and a synth. The songs are really well done and very relaxing, yes something that can get Grog to...
Migraines – Juvenilia – CD

Migraines – Juvenilia – CD

Migraines – Juvenilia – CD (Onefoot Records) A great Midwestern punk-pop release from a band that is really fun to see live. I don’t have the whole story on these guys, but even though this release shows them as a three piece at their CD release...
Ruination – Visionary Breed – CD

Ruination – Visionary Breed – CD

Ruination – Visionary Breed – CD (Goldtrack Records) I’m sorry. I tried to listen to this but it’s fuckin’ pitiful. It has lame vocals which are wimply sung out with an occasional growl, light guitar wanking, a vaguely metal sounding...