Review Rundown 140 Or Less: Danzig, Satellite Tragedy, Orion, 36 Crazyfists, Pierce the Veil, Red Line Chemistry, Paul Turner, Anna Rose, Exeter, etc.

This abbreviated edition of the Review Rundown hits hard and hits fast, with looks into the new releases from Danzig, Satellite Tragedy, Orion, 36 Crazyfists, Pierce the Veil, Red Line Chemistry, Paul Turner, Anna Rose, Exeter & Paul Manousos.

File Under: Slab Hard Rock
Danzig - “Deth Red Sabaoth” (Evilive/the End Records): Hellfire & brimstone spew forth from “Deth Red Sabaoth.” It has a kitsch 70’s vibe to it, laid atop crunchy guitars and hellacious grooves. (
Grade: A
Go Download: ‘Hammer of the Gods’

File Under: Indie Alt-Rock
Satellite Tragedy – “New Beautiful” (Pop-Up Records): Sprawling minimalism, early 90’s alt-rock, instrumentals, cavernous space atmospherics, “New Beautiful” has a little something for everyone. (
Grade: B
Go Download: ‘Out of My Mind,’ ‘This Unknown’ (Download two tracks you say? Yes, yes.)

File Under: Not Quite Space Rock
Orion – “10011011” (Pop-Up Records): 4 songs & 15 minutes of beautifully textured indie rock akin to that of Failure or Hum. There’s still room on the bandwagon. Its promising. (
Grade: A
Go Download: ‘Friction’

File Under: Intense Metalcore
36 Crazyfists – “Collisions and Castaways” (Ferret): “Collisions & Castaways” is unapologetically heavy; a hook-driven beast that’ll leave listeners in its wake. 36CF at their shattering best. (
Grade: A
Go Download: ‘Anchors’

File Under: Accessible Post-Hardcore
Pierce the Veil – “Selfish Machines” (Equal Vision): Technically precise yet uber-contagious, “Selfish Machines” is a success is most aspects. PTV’s only gotten better on their sophomore disc. (
Grade: A
Go Download: ‘Caraphernalia’

File Under: Grunge-y Modern Rock
Red Line Chemistry – “Dying for a Living” (Bulldog): The duel vocal harmonies will have you thinking Alice in Chains, but overall it more Puddle of Mudd. Some quality songwriting & structures. (
Grade: C
Go Download: ‘Déjà Vu’

File Under: Acoustic Singer/Songwriter from Down Under
Paul Turner – “Another World” (Turtle Productions): Its time to get out a Thesaurus & look for any & all synonyms of the word ‘powerful’ because they all describe Paul Turners “Another World.”
Grade: A
Go Download: ‘Underskin’

File Under: Folk/country Vocals
Anna Rose – “Nomad” (Sally Apples Music): Mostly upbeat folk/country hybrid imbued w/pop melodies, though the music doesn’t quite match up with Rose’s voice. It sort of gets lost. (
Grade: C
Go Download: ‘Picture’

File Under: Atmospheric Indie Rock
Exeter – “Grey Noise, White Lies” (Pop-Up): Tightly packed, densely wound & limitlessly layered spacey rock that never seems lost. Recommended for post-hooch Chino Deftones fans. (
Grade: A
Go Download: ‘Red Dress’

File Under: Quirky Singer/Songwriter
Paul Manousos – “C’mon C’mon” (Shock & Fall): There shouldn’t be much of an argument as to how good Manousos’ voice is; its too bad though the music on the CD doesn’t compliment it. (www.)
Grade: C
Go Download: ‘Outside of Town’