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Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, ‘Walk Through Exits Only’ (Housecore)

In the 13 years since Pantera dropped their final studio album, frontman Philip Anselmo has led two additional Southern-metal titans — the still-active Down and…
Aaron Burgess / July 15, 2013

Two Tongues, ‘Two Tongues’ (Vagrant)

Operating like two halves of one brain, this Warped Tour fantasy group -- Saves the Day's Chris Conley and David Soloway plus Say Anything's Max…
Aaron Burgess / January 20, 2009

Anthony Green, ‘Avalon’ (Photo Finish)

Like Sunny Day Real Estate's Jeremy Enigk, Circa Survive singer Anthony Green is his band's most influential (and enigmatic) member, with a nation of emo…
Aaron Burgess / September 18, 2008

Slipknot, ‘All Hope Is Gone’ (Roadrunner)

Masked or otherwise, Slipknot's members have rarely seen eye to eye creatively, but without that friction, the nine-member band's self-titled 1999 album and 2001's Iowa…
Aaron Burgess / August 25, 2008

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, ‘Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far)’ (N2O)

With the fourth in a series of albums written during a creative burst in Amsterdam, the Mars Volta guitarist forgoes his usual proggy pyrotechnics for…
Aaron Burgess / May 29, 2008

P.O.D., ‘When Angels & Serpents Dance’ (Columbia)

Despite reuniting the band with guitarist and cofounder Marcos Curiel (who split in 2003), P.O.D.'s seventh album rehashes the same slickly metallic, middle-of-the-road rap-rock sound…
Aaron Burgess / May 15, 2008

Monotonix, ‘Body Language’ (Drag City)

This Israeli garage-punk trio's live show -- an orgy of unhinged, id-driven frontman behavior, amps on the verge of collapse, and the occasional flaming drum…
Aaron Burgess / May 15, 2008

In Flames, ‘A Sense of Purpose’ (Koch)

So many flat-ironed, guylinered brats have aped In Flames that you'd be forgiven for thinking this quintet's 18-year-strong trademark -- pummeling death metal infused with…
Aaron Burgess / May 15, 2008

Boredoms, ‘Super Roots #9′ (Thrill Jockey)

Until now a pricey import, this one-song, 40-minute document of a Christmas Eve 2004 gig finds Boredoms leader Yamataka Eye taking a harder, faster path…
Aaron Burgess / May 15, 2008

From First to Last, ‘From First to Last’ (Suretone)

Eponymous albums are the Warped nation's new branding statements, with Avenged Sevenfold and Simple Plan the most high-profile reinventions prior to this Florida quartet's latest.
Aaron Burgess / April 15, 2008

Anti-Flag, ‘The Bright Lights of America’ (RCA)

These Pittsburgh agit-punks have always painted their politics with a massively broad brush, which is why they've been able to move to a major label…
Aaron Burgess / April 1, 2008

Flogging Molly, ‘Float’ (Sideonedummy)

As much as Flogging Molly's spirited Irish punk brings to mind the Pogues (as well as rowdy pub elders the Dubliners), the Los Angeles septet…
Aaron Burgess / March 7, 2008

Black Tide, ‘Light From Above’ (Interscope)

With an average age of 17 -- the youngest member is a 15-year-old with Sebastian Bach Pipes -- this Miami quartet never whiffed the Aqua…
Aaron Burgess / February 26, 2008

Old Time Relijun, ‘Catharsis in Crisis’ (K)

Old Time Relijun's seventh album has its precedents: producer Calvin Johnson's trademark no-fi pop, the Cramps' sexed-up shockabilly, Captain Beefheart's gnarled jazz and R&B (OTR's…
Aaron Burgess / January 18, 2008

Xasthur, ‘Defective Epitaph’ (Hydra Head)

California black-metal loner Xasthur, a.k.a. Scott Conner, emerged from relative obscurity with 2006's Subliminal Genocide, releasing an opus whose weird, shoegazey atmospheres impressed hipsters while…
Aaron Burgess / January 18, 2008

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