From the ashes of SNOT comes the band TONS. As is instantly recognizable, the band’s name is simply SNOT mirrored. As I am part of their fan base, I found this track a few months ago. I keep returning to their MySpace in hopes that something new will surface. Alas nothing yet, but one can continue to hope we will, no?
Authority Zero’s fourth album Stories of Survival is more of the reggae fused punk-rock that has earned this band the status of “royalty” in the genre. Though this was the first time I had listened to Authority Zero, their music is an interesting listen and reflects their influences, which they are not afraid to hide, or experiment with in their sound. If you listen with the right ears you can definitely hear the inspiration of Sublime and Bad Religion.
Beating a Dead Horse to Death… Again is a collection of re-recordings, and previously unreleased material. The renditions of these songs are considerably as brilliant as the originals, though DFD covering Dog Fashion Disco songs is not something unheard of.
I have been waiting for this album. I didn’t know much about BTBAM around Alaska. A friend was listening to “Colors” around the time of its release and immediately the beautiful flow of the guitars had me entranced enough for one listen. Long story short, I bought the album and have been a fan of Between the Buried and Me ever since.
This is actually a CD that comes with the DVD though my review is of the album, I am sure the visual performance to this amazing live album is a marvel. I listened to this album with prior expectations, being I thought that I had heard The Haunted before. I found myself to be gravely mistaken, and would now consider myself a fan.
Polkadot Cadaver (Todd Smith, Jasan Stepp, and John Ensminger of Dog Fashion Disco), is the future of DFD. Though these bands have never made mainstream fame, they have gathered a wide range of underground fans that are quite suited by their title the “Mushroom Cult”. I would consider myself one of these kids, because through the years I have grown to love them more and more as they grow musically.
An Absolutely Confident, Aggressive Rock album. With the right diversity that with most bands would usually separate the rhythmic lines between rock, and metal. Though, this is not just any band. King Cobra debut with their new EP which only compliments one of the most energetic, and outgoing acts that I have seen in recent history.
The recent return of one of the grooviest rock n’ roll bands of the twenty-first century is a triumphant one indeed. Foxy Shazam have proven themselves to stand their own ground experimentally in the rock world. I have not a bad word to say about their newest self titled release, anyone who has heard Foxy Shazam will know what genius to expect. If you enjoy good classic rock n’ roll with powerful vocals then you should check it out.