Crushed – s/t

Reviewed: September 1997Released: 1997, IndependantRating: 2.7/5 Reviewer: EvilG A new self-titled CD has fallen into my hands by the Arizona band Crushed. When reading their bio the first sentence says that they are a Metal / Alternative band. Needless to say the red flags were up. (“Alternative and metal…hmmm sounds…

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Geezer – Black Science

Reviewed: August 1997Released: 1997, TNTRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Geezer Butler, the REAL man in black, returns with a vengeance on his new solo CD Black Science. My first concern with this CD is that Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) is unfortunately no longer vocalist for G//Z/R (now simply called ‘Geezer’).…

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W.A.S.P. – K.F.D.

Reviewed: July 1997Released: 1997, CMCRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG On WASP’s newest CD K.F.D. (yes that does stand for Kill Fuck Die) Chris Holmes and Blackie Lawless are back together to shock a new generation. Apparently Holmes hasn’t played guitar or been involved in music, spending the last few years away…

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Fe26 – A Worldly Story

Reviewed: June 1997Released: 1997, Deep South RecordsRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG If you can remember high school chemistry then you should have no trouble remembering where you first heard of fe26. However, things have changed. Fe26 is not only the periodic table equivalent of iron, but is also the name of…

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Punish – State of Grace

Reviewed: May 1997Released: 1997, IndependantRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Punish are a metal trio from Victoria BC, Canada. Their CD entitled State of Grace is a professionally packaged affair containing nine bone crushing songs. The CD begins with with the mid-tempo “State of Grace” which is full of severely heavy riffs.…

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Imagika – s/t

Reviewed: April 1997Released: 1997, Headless Corpse RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Remember the good old days when San Francisco Bay Area thrash was it? It was a time when bands like Exodus, Forbidden, Death Angel, and Testament were all big time. The legacy of the Bay Area sound helped spawn bands…

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