F**Bomb F**Bomb – 7″

F**Bomb F**Bomb – 7″

F**Bomb F**Bomb – 7″ (Your Best Friend Records) This reminds me quite a bit of Stiff Little Fingers with early Micheal Stipe style vocals (i.e. muted and slurred)and it has a great low budget indie feel to the recording. They seem like a great band to see...
Huntingtons – High School Rock – CD

Huntingtons – High School Rock – CD

Huntingtons – High School Rock – CD (Tooth and Nail Records) It’s the Ramones reincarnated into four new twenty-year-olds!!!!! No, it’’s the Huntingtons, who love the Ramones and play fast Ramonish songs where you can actually understand the lyrics....
Mondolux – Sweatshop Allure – CD

Mondolux – Sweatshop Allure – CD

Mondolux – Sweatshop Allure – CD (Turd Records) I just saw these guys the other night and was able to scam a CD off of them, suckers. Actually I really liked their live show, which I’d seen before, but this time it was better due to the guys from...
Sacred Steel – Reborn in Steel – CD

Sacred Steel – Reborn in Steel – CD

Sacred Steel – Reborn in Steel – CD (Metal Blade Records) Ugly ass cover, and what’s up with every band that’s on the Metal Blade label always wearing spiked arm wraps in their group photo? Does the record label issue them to all the bands? Must they wear...
U.S. Bombs – War Birth – CD

U.S. Bombs – War Birth – CD

U.S. Bombs – War Birth – CD (Hellcat Records) Pissed off punk rock lyrics over melodic punk music. Nothing I haven’t heard a million times before, but damn it’s still always fun. Destroy, fight, sing, slam, run, bitch, pogo, drink and have fun....
Flatus – Aural Fixations – CD

Flatus – Aural Fixations – CD

Flatus – Aural Fixations – CD (Black Pumpkin Records) This Pop-punk trio from the great land of Jersey rolled into town last June. Due to band with the sound system not getting to the venue until almost midnight, not too many got to hear them play...
Icos – At the Speed of Life – CD

Icos – At the Speed of Life – CD

Icos – At the Speed of Life – CD (Mercury Records) Well, I reviewed their last album in MRZ #8 and since they’ve been signed to a major. However, I don’t think it’s had much of an effect on them either positive or negative. All I can...
Monster Magnet – Powertrip – CD

Monster Magnet – Powertrip – CD

Monster Magnet – Powertrip – CD (A&M Records) The first song on this release brought to mind the MC5, the Cult and the New York Dolls, however, the rest of the songs reminded me of Soundgarden. The album is good but I can’t see it being much more...
Second Coming – Second Coming – CD

Second Coming – Second Coming – CD

Second Coming – Second Coming – CD (Capitol Records) Well, the vocals remind me of Chris Cornell, but the music is a bit more on the metal side than Soundgarden and they throw in some industrial elements ala White Zombie. It doesn’t really do much...