G.G. Allin – Res-Erection – CD

G.G. Allin – Res-Erection – CD

G.G. Allin – Res-Erection – CD (ROIR Records) What the fuck more could be said about G.G. than has already been said?! I have heard so much about him over the years, and it was big news when he died. I have to admit that I hadn’t really sat down and...
Core – The Hustle is On – CD

Core – The Hustle is On – CD

Core – The Hustle is On – CD (Tee Pee / MIA Records) Oh God…I know this CD had to have ended up in the unclaimed pile, and I got stuck with it. Oh, the humanity… anyway, Core really sucks. “The Hustle Is On” is a collection of...
Divit – Latest Issue – CD

Divit – Latest Issue – CD

Divit – Latest Issue – CD (Coldfront Records) This is your basic pop-punk band. I listened to this release at least seven times so that I might find something interesting to write about it, and all I can say is that this CD is okay, except for the...
Formula 44 – Demo – Cassette

Formula 44 – Demo – Cassette

Formula 44 – Demo – Cassette The first track, Serve Your Purpose starts out with a clever sample from the Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown, so I’m diggin’ it already. In fact, this entire CD is full of interesting samples. Formula 44 is...
Guy Smiley – Alkaline – CD

Guy Smiley – Alkaline – CD

Guy Smiley – Alkaline – CD (Devil Doll Records) I swear that I hear more than a touch of Dokken in these songs. This brings to mind the late ‘80s / early ‘90s when lots of bands were crossing over from metal to punk/hardcore. Guy Smiley has many metal...
Rainer Maria – Atlantic – CD

Rainer Maria – Atlantic – CD

Rainer Maria – Atlantic – CD (Polyvinyl Records) This is three tracks of pure emo. While the first two songs are not exciting or very inventive, the third track Soul Singer is great. Hopefully, their full length will be more along the lines of the final...
Shutdown – Something to Prove – CD

Shutdown – Something to Prove – CD

Shutdown – Something to Prove – CD (Victory Records) Refreshingly cool metallic hardcore that reminded me of a lot of stuff from the “SpeedCore/Metalcore” era 86-88. Vocals sound like DRI and the band is tight and pretty well produced....