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MOB STEREO:
Self-titled: 7?
Minimalist, female fronted pop. Neither miserable nor stunning. –jimmy (Dollar Record)


KEGCHARGE:
Sadistic War Glory: CD
Another Discharge clone band, this one carbon copying their idols' first few EPs. Great, loud hardcore with zero originality. –jimmy (Hardcore Holocaust)


BLUEPRINT SEVENTY SIX:
Better Late Than Never: CD
Damn these kids and their catchy pop lyrics. They almost had me hooked. Melodicore from Murder City (that?s right... Detroit), fronted by the ex-bassist of the Suicide Machines. Needless to say, this band sounds nothing like the Suicide Machines. Maybe All with a heavier edge. Overall, not a bad first effort. –Guest Contributor (Broken Spoke)


ALMIGHTY TRIGGER HAPPY, THE:
I Hate Us Even More: CD
I couldn't stop listening to this trying to figure out who they sounded like, which was just out of my grasp. Yeah, they've got a metal-rock sound with pretty distinctive vocals, but then it hit me. Survivor. As in "Eye of the Tiger." It's in there somehow until about track ten. With all that, I can't actually say that it's unlistenable. There's a nice balance in gruffness and melody and the drums aren?t buried in the mix, which is nice since they do some pretty interesting things without throwing off the song. –megan (Bad Taste)


YOUTH BRIGADE:
Butterfly Collared - The Disco Years: CD
No, not their new album, but rather a clever ruse to remind them that their last full-length album came out in 1996. Stop torturing us and put something out already, guys. –jimmy (BYO)


WE BE THE ECHO:
Cubist Music: CD
Artsy fartsy instrumental music that would serve well as the soundtrack to some movie about college kids being hip and cool and smoking cigarettes while contemplating jazz and crappy, artsy fartsy instrumental music. –jimmy (www.chuckbeat.com)


WARCOLLAPSE:
Crap, Scrap and Unforgivable Slaughter: 7"
A-side was a slow metal tune which failed to impress. The B-side has a Discharge-influenced thrasher and a cover of that band's "The Blood Runs Red." Heard better, heard worse. –jimmy (First Blood Family)


VIBRATORS:
V2: CD
Although album number two for these guys was an attempt at a more "studio" feel, the proceedings are strangely more "punk" in sound than some of the stuff on Pure Mania. The pub rock undercurrent is still evident, but it is a tad more muted, with the boys opting to nudge thing just a tad closer to the edge. Nonetheless, the hits just keep on a-comin' over the course of this second effort - "Automatic Lover," "Pure Mania," "Nazi Baby," "Troops of Tomorrow," and they've even thrown in the "Judy Says" single as a bonus. –jimmy (Captain Oi)


VENOMOUS CONCEPT:
Retroactive Abortion: CD
A supergroup, of sorts, featuring members of the Melvins, Brutal Truth and Napalm Death. These guys do justice to their admitted Poison Idea influence by keeping things short, straightforward, and heavy. The vocals get a little too death metal growly in places, and it's obvious that those involved have played more than their share of chugga-chugga riffs, but they keep the metal to the point of virtual nonexistence. All in all, this is some pretty solid hardcore. –jimmy (Ipecac)


VARIOUS ARTISTS:
Volume Two Instant Singles Collection: CD
Great idea, a bunch of bands each contributing an EP's worth of music all in a neatly packaged CD that looks just like a 7". This second singles collection from Boss Tuneage is a mixture of international pop punk talent with bands from Japan, Belgium, and even Scotland. There were six bands to choose from, but only Rope (British power pop punk) stood out with their infectious pop-melodic sound and a rhythmic bass groove that really stood out. Innerface from Belgium make a splash with a great cover of "Hanging on the Telephone" by Blondie. –Guest Contributor (Boss Tuneage)


VARIOUS ARTISTS:
Scumrock: CD
I listened to the original soundtrack for Jon Moritsugu's new film on the way to work this morning. Most of the drive, I stared slightly into the blue sky, focusing half my eyes on the telephone company truck in front of me, locked onto the ladders and metal doodads on its roof as the trees, poles, wires and clouds zoomed by. Got a cup of coffee and despite waking up, the soundtrack was still a perfect morning buddy. Good times. Overall, the CD made me think of the term "indie rock," but that's selling it short, as I will listen to it much more than once. Songs by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (different mixes), Mel Davis (original themes from the movie), J-Church (cool demo version of "Stars Are Exploding"), Toni Ann (one unreleased song), The Molly Bolts and Camelot (one unreleased song). –Guest Contributor (www.jonmoritsugu.com)


VARIOUS ARTISTS:
Mixo de Punko!: CD
You know, I can overlook the asinine, vaguely racist title, I can ignore the lame "new school" punk pilf that comprises the bulk of the music on here, but I cannot stand it when a compilation comes with no band info whatsoever. On that alone, I say that this comp sucks ass. In the spirit of bilingualism shown by the aforementioned asinine, vaguely racist title, I offer up a hearty "chingate" to those responsible. Have fun looking that up in your dictionary, babosos. –jimmy (www.lterecords)


VARIOUS ARTISTS:
Let?s Start the Action: CD
Thanks for throwing me for a fuckin' loop, Joey! I honestly don't know what to say about this, "an electronic tribute to DOA." With the exception of DOA opening the collection with "Just Say No to the WTO," every other track on here is a cover of a DOA song rendered wholly unrecognizable by a slew of techno DJs. Is it good? Well, speaking from a purely "electronic fan" viewpoint, there's some mighty interesting things to be heard here, with a lot of the perpetrators veering off into the "total noise" camp, although a few opt to keep things moody and relatively mellow. It is, by far, vastly superior to the crappy Dead Kennedys "electronic" tribute of a few years back, in that the "hardcore" approach remains intact, even if the original song structures themselves do not. Is it a good DOA covers comp? Not if yer lookin' to sing along to "Fuck You" or "The Prisoner," it ain't. I give it a thumbs up just 'cause it gave me one fucker of a headache. –jimmy (Sudden Death)


VARIOUS ARTISTS:
Buddyhead Suicide: CD
While the songs on this comp range from the merely rocking to the outright awesome (see: Your Enemies Friends, Dillinger Escape Plan and Radio Vago), the primary reason to get this comp is the wide variety of piss-yourself-laughing funny prank calls to many people - some of whom might have even deserved it. Some of them, as is the case with every prank, miss (the Burning Brides call seemed more like filler). Most of them... suffice it to say that the thirteen minutes of hell that a caller posing as the Sex Pistols' manager put The Explosion's manager through is almost worth the entire price of admission alone. And the prank call to Tenacious D's management firm about ice cream is worth the price. And then some. Come on - pony up with an album of the calls already. –scott (Buddyhead)


VALENTINOS, THE:
Aerosol Dream b/w Tell Me That It?s Over: 7"
Couple nice laid-back power-poppers with a little bit of early Bowie or something going on. –Cuss Baxter (Tom Perkins Entertainment)


TRIO:
Don?t Forget b/w Fight: 7"
From the Japanese label that brought us Teengenerate?s Live at the Shelter and an early Firestarter 7" comes a more straight-ahead rock'n'roll outfit that sounds like New York City by the way of some big city in Japan - dashes of the Dictators and shakes of the Devil Dogs are all over this. It's pretty good, definitely well played, but it's a little too close to standard bar rock and repetitive for me to say that I'll play it much in the future. –todd (Target Earth)


THIS SCARES ME:
Self-titled: single-sided 7? EP
Somewhere between The Locust and Guyana Punch Line, This Scares Me plates up a share of screaming powerviolence that'd give a soccer mom diarrhea in just one dose. There's absolutely no letup in the bludgeoning. The lyrics read like how a Hieronymus Bosch painting looks - grotesque piles of dark deeds populated by a world of insanity and blackened hearts, all washed in blood. The packaging is phenomenal. A ribcage opens up to internal organs. According to their website, they broke up. –todd ($3 ppd., Tsunami)


SUICIDE MILKSHAKE:
No Set Destination: CD
Hey, every lovelorn, one hit wonder from the '80s called. They want their song back. No bonus points for taking the music for one song and trying to pawn it off as four different ones by rearranging the cliched lyrics. –megan (Submerge UK)


STUNT DOUBLES:
Next Generation: CD
This seems like a two band split, except that the two bands are both the same band. The first nine tracks are straight-ahead street punk, with not more than one melody between them. The words change from tune to tune, but not much else. On the final four tracks, they add a trumpet and a trombone, and become a fairly interesting ska band. My hope is that ska is the direction they are going in, because they really don't cut it as a street punk band. My only other problem with this release is that there are three, count 'em, three instrumentals. There's just no reason for that on a punk record. –Guest Contributor (info@stuntdoublesrocks.com)


STREET TRASH:
Self-titled: 7"
I reviewed a twelve-inch by these guys a couple of issues back and thought it was just ginchy, so picking this outta the piles was a given. Couldn't figure out why all the songs sounded so friggin' familiar, though, until I pulled the twelve-inch off the rack and realized it was the exact same record on a different format. Ah, well, I may be an idiot, but this still rocks somethin' fierce. –jimmy (Kangaroo)


STRAY BULLETS:
The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune: CD
Yet another ska/punk band to bore you to tears. We're about due for yet another ska revival, aren't we? I bet you're all just as excited about the thought as I. Don't worry, 'cause like Jim Jones, I've got some special Kool-Aid for the bands. –jimmy (Fork In Hand)


SOUTH BAY BESSIE:
It?s About Time: CD
Run-of-the-mill pop punk. Not especially noteworthy, not horrible. Well, except for the horrifically lame cover illustration, which totally fucking blows. –scott (Acutest)


SNUKY TATE:
Who Cares?: 7"
Another bootleg, this one featuring a couple of Mutants lending their respective talents to Mr. Tate. The guitar has a really cool, early Saints sound to it, hollow-sounding but really raw and fuzzed out at the same time. It's pretty unmemorable. I never would have guessed that the demand for this record was so great that a bootleg would be necessary. –Josh (bootleg)


SKARP:
Bury Your Dead: CD
The lyrics read like defiant hardcore, but the music sounds like bad scowl-metal. Ah, well. –jimmy (www.inimical.com)


SINCE BY MAN:
We Sing the Body Electric: CD
Yet another soulless tonsil shredder fronting a band of moderately interesting hard-rockers. Not worth your time. –Guest Contributor (Revelation)


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