Resurrection Through Fire is thus far the most listen-able Death Metal act I know of since Cannibal Corpse or Death. Unlike many death metal bands, you’d be surprised not to hear a lick of Metallica’s Master of Puppets or And Justice For All rearing its head Instead you’re treated, if you so wish to call it that, with a more chaotic tone more closely related to Slayer’s 90’s output in the musical sense Its ranges from blistering fast, to grindingly slow with the greatest of ease and without missing a single double bass blasting beat. The vocals are spt on for what you’d expect this genre to be..I tend to be a fan of a little more melody, but let that not be any reason for you not to give this group a listen or many; they worked hard for the respect and they gave us some great tunes to be a maniac to.
Dead Hearts is an album that beams with loud, aggressive rock n roll mixed with a dose of more modern heavy metal and punk. You wouldn’t be hard-pressed to say this is a continuation of what the original Guns n Roses would have sounded like if they were still together and Axl Rose had a different type of scream..a little more punk rock. My biggest problem with this record is that there’s little variation vocally. It lacks melody, but everything else is just perfect in my eyes. The guitars are heavy and have fantastic tone, the rhythm section of Alex and Max are perfect relationship (Max could have been a bit louder!) and the song structures are fresh and not very derivative of anything else out there right now. They take the obscure parts of Pantera and Alice in Chains and throw in the GnR and preach it like the Sex Pistols.
Hatebreed’s fifth record is like a who’s who of heavy metal influences. The guys effectively tap into every great thrash and metal band of the last couple of decades, and project with a fresh and modern view of each idea. Some may be slightly turned off by the fact that each song is vaguely like the next, but continuity is the key with an album/band like Hatebreed. They may not need as much variety, as long as the music does it job; stomping and crushing and taking no prisoner, which it does well.
Before There Was Rosalyn is a Christian post-hardcore band from Houston, Texas, currently signed to Victory Records. The band was formed in the last days of 2004 and has toured nationally and extensively since 2006, landing a deal with Nashville Tennessee’s Indie Label Holdfast Records in early 2008.
This was one of the more memorable concerts of the summer-why? Always ask why when some fucking retard starts an article that way. Why. Don’t buy anything wholesale, because if you were not there you do not know.
I take it on the fucking chin about Danzig. –He is so self-important. Full of himself. Serious. Blah blah fucking blah fuck. –The deal is THIS you fucking COCKSMACKS: Danzig is fucking important.
Let’s discuss The Mayhem Festival. Don’t you like the word discuss? It is one of those fucking three dollar words that lead into the four dollar words known as discourse and dialogue-but I am definitely slated to be a three dollar publication. I am a million dollar photographer, but a three dollar publication.
The album cover for “Fate” itself, a handsewn remake of one of the most notorious images ever captured of Bonnie and Clyde, hints at their willingness to go down in a blaze of glory for the passion of their craftmanship, lyrics blazing and wild-eyed all the way.
Voxhaul Broadcast – Rotten Apples EP Review
by Rikki O.
David Dennis- guitar, vocals
Anthony (Toe Knee) Aguiar- guitar, organ, backing vocals
Phillip Munsey II-bass
Kurt Allen- drums
Voxhaul Broadcast is a band that you probably haven’t heard of – yet. The Orange County, California band is composed of four energetic guys who have been friends since childhood and who decided to create “our own version of soul music.” Their debut EP “Rotton Apples” was recorded live in a single day by Dwayne Larring, mixed by Dave Larring and then later mastered by Mark Chalecki at Capitol Mastering. Signed to Leftwing/Retone Records in 2007, their distinctive sound is a little hard to pin down, but certainly doesn’t disappoint – catchy and buoyant guitars lift the mood in the heaviest of rooms lickety split and the ardent and expressive lyrics are a blast for singing along.
Opening track “Rotten Apples” is a clear standout for single material and has a charming video by director Luke Asa Guidici with the lead singer riding a quarter-operated horse over old western film footage. This song is perfect for college radio and I’m somewhat surprised that it hasn’t blown up beyond the California area yet. Lyrics like “You say the strangest things in the name of self defense/ I need your love in my blood, so I cut off all my limbs” are strangely charming; what choice do you have but to lean in and listen harder? On “The Echo”, a slowed down track perfect for the last song spun at the end of a summer night’s close, guitars slide and echo contrasting nicely with the next song on the EP, “Why Not” – a rollicking number that truly shows off the band’s musical talent.
The sexy “Lipstick Stained Coffee Cups” slows the EP to a sultry near close followed by “When The Wives Come Home”, a passionate homage to that vintage British sound that should seem out of place coming from a California indie band, and yet proves to be the perfect end to what promises to be the start of something big for Voxhaul Broadcast. Hopefully their aversion to recording in studio settings does not delay a full length release in the near future, as this could easily be a buzz generating band that surpasses the indie realm with a sound that is palatable to nearly everybody with ears. I’ll be watching.
MI: To me, you’re more like metal punkish, but you’re claiming to be “street metal” – how do you differentiate between street metal, punk, rock…
LS: Well actually I don’t know. I think the street metal came across when most people giving interviews chose to put us in the street rock category. The street metal sound comes from the older street sounds like Motley Crue and stuff like that but it doesn’t sound like the new stuff because we are not from LA and we are not with all the pain and all the girls and stuff – we are just a hard-working band from Sweden with our feet on the ground and that’s why we are more metal, more street. But the punk for me was much better than street metal. (laughs)