Hunter

Hunter: “Hunter” Album Review

When I heard about the new SkullsnBones/Steel Panther promotion looking for the best of the best in up-and-coming metal bands, I dragged my old Rhino ass out of retirement to get on board. So, let’s kick this bitch! The first delivery to my inbox was the debut album by Hunter out of Belgium. And, wowza! If these guys are any

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Shin to Shin - ST

SHIN TO SHIN “SELF-TITLED”

Shin to Shin is a side project of Aaron Melnick, best known for laying down guitars for Integrity during their dominance of hardcore. Melnick wrote and recorded everything except the drums on Shin to Shin‘s self-titled debut, even going so far as to produce the record himself. It works for Kurt Ballou and Converge. It doesn’t work here. This record

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The Shrine - Bless Off

THE SHRINE “BLESS OFF”

The Shrine are difficult to define. Are they punk rock? Though the energy is there, punk isn’t really known for having riffs this meaty. Are they a ’70s hard rock throwback? No, nothing from the’ 70s rock scene was this much fun. Are they stoner rock? Yes, definitely, and touring with Red Fang probably helped them in the sense of

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Kayser - Read Your Enemy

KAYSER “READ YOUR ENEMY”

I hate to be negative right off the bat, but Kayser did not bring their A-game with Read Your Enemy. Anytime the listener gets bored after three songs and questions the album’s progression, there’s something wrong. The arrangements are uninspired and, in one case, so jarring that it sucks out any momentum the song had. The call and response solos

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Hunter: “Hunter” Album Review

When I heard about the new SkullsnBones/Steel Panther promotion looking for the best of the best in up-and-coming metal bands, I dragged my old Rhino

Shin to Shin - ST

SHIN TO SHIN “SELF-TITLED”

Shin to Shin is a side project of Aaron Melnick, best known for laying down guitars for Integrity during their dominance of hardcore. Melnick wrote

The Shrine - Bless Off

THE SHRINE “BLESS OFF”

The Shrine are difficult to define. Are they punk rock? Though the energy is there, punk isn’t really known for having riffs this meaty. Are

Kayser - Read Your Enemy

KAYSER “READ YOUR ENEMY”

I hate to be negative right off the bat, but Kayser did not bring their A-game with Read Your Enemy. Anytime the listener gets bored