Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie: Reinterpreting Black Flag EP

To put it lightly, Black Flag’s stock hasn’t exactly risen over the past three decades. Years of internal squabbling, eyebrow-raising career moves and disappointing pretension, the band, (and more specifically, Henry Rollins) has now found themselves in Guns n Roses territory, maligned more for their loss of relevancy than their musical … [Read more...]

The Sorely Trying Days – Survival Mode

Survival Mode, the new album from Indiana 3 piece The Sorely Trying Days, shows two conflicting personalities. Much of the album, a crude exercise in old school hardcore, is party music. But many of the songs veer into long, instrumental stretches that border on prog. This disjunction leaves the album ill-equipped to serve as fun background music … [Read more...]

Zelazowa – Elephants On A Mousehunt

Sometimes you just need music that’s going to give you a good old-fashioned kick in the pants, and I’m fairly certain that the lads in Philadelphia-based Zelazowa will take you up on the offer. If it were possible for music to work itself up into a sweaty delirium, the band’s fourth LP would make for an interesting scientific experiment. The disc … [Read more...]