There Is Hope. Review by Stacey Zering.
This year’s annual Sounds of the Underground tour promises to deliver the heaviest metal this side of Ozzfest to Orlando’s Tinker Field. Jen Cray was there for As I Lay Dying, Gwar, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, and a half-dozen other bands as they turned a baseball diamond into a mosh pit.
At The BBC (Elektra). Review by Ian Koss
At this special time of year, let’s not forget the REAL reason for the season… fabulously gaudy displays of Xmas lights! Heather Lorusso sure didn’t – and even in faraway Tokyo she found enough clever uses of wattage to soften the most humbuggy of hearts. You won’t find these in your neighbor’s yard.
Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres (Metropolis Records ). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Waiting for Zero (GMM). Review by Nathan T. Birk
Generoso reviews the astute and prophetic feature, No Place Like Home, Jamaican director Perry Henzell’s long-awaited follow up his cult classic, The Harder They Come, which has been recently restored and is celebrating a short theatrical run and Blu-ray release.
kill the night (Amphetamine Reptile). Review by David Lee Beowülf
Live – Hope at the Hideout (Anti-Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Bend are making quite a name for themselves on the Atlanta scene, with high-profile gigs opening for the likes of Ministry and Powerman 5000. Andrea Thompson bends the ears of vocalist Scott Dodds and guitarist Jason Grover of the up and coming alt-rock quintet.
A coffee table book, detailing SRV’s early career with pictures, reminiscences, posters and original lyrics sheets overwhelms Carl F Gauze but is probably perfect for the obsessive fan.
The Town and the City (Hollywood). Review by Sean Slone.