CD review CRASHDÏET ‘Rust’

(8/10) Swedish hard rockers Crashdïet are a band that didn’t take the easy way. Their journey, starting in 2000, was a bumpy ride with many ups and serious downs. The first stroke of fate hit the band in 200 when frontman and founding member Dave Lepard committed suicide. After some first thoughts of stopping with... Continue Reading →

CD review ZEBRAHEAD ‘Brain Invaders’

(8/10) US-punk ambassadors Zebrahead had their foundation in the late '90s and it's 'Brain Invaders' being theirnewest delivery in the here and now. The quintet recorded 14 new songs with the first one being a real musical wrecking ball. I had to check the CD if it's right one that went into the player. 'When... Continue Reading →

CD review NAKED SIX ‘No Compromise’

(7/10) If you just listen to the music of Naked Six without knowing anything about the band you could locate them in the greater Seattle/Portland area. The alternative rock the trio plays has definitely some references to grunge. The unconformity and the wildness of bands like Nirvana and the doom passion of Soundgardeleadds to exciting mix... Continue Reading →

CD review ANTI-FLAG ‘American Reckoning’

(*/10) Pittsburgh-based punk rockers of Anti-Flag took the American series of two albums and rearranged some of the songs for ‘American Reckoning’. The quartet took songs of the 2015 release ‘American Spring’ and the 2017 album ‘American Fall’, rearranged them as acoustic tunes and put them on this compilation. Although the songs are known from... Continue Reading →

CD review ONKEL TOM ‘Bier Ernst’

(8/10) Next to his thrash powerhouse Sodom, Tom Angelripper also spends quite some time with Onkel Tom. Tom Angelripper's solo outlet differs a lot from Sodom, but still fits perfectly into the musical spectrum of the German metal legend. Songs are kept in German and also 'Bier Ernst' doesn't change things. The newest album is... Continue Reading →

CD review BETONTOD ‘Vamos!’

(7/10) One year after having released the very successful ‘Revolution’ album, German punk rocker Betontod launched their newest album ‘Vamos!’ a few weeks ago. The story of Betontod is a successful one. The band from Reinberg, Germany started in the early 90’s and after having published some demos it was the ‘Hier kommt Aerger’ album... Continue Reading →

Massive hardcore from THE GREAT LIE

The Great Lie is a hardcore band, hailing from Long Island, NY. The five-piece consists out of Gerry Giacalone, John LaFata, Scott Martin, Kerry Merkle and Mike Scarola. These five guys recorded and released a five track EP that was unveiled earlier this summer. 'All Roads Lead to Where You Stand' features five raging hardcore... Continue Reading →

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