Metal Sunday – New Releases – Napalm Death / Converge Split

  Its a clash of the titans, as grindcore/death metal overlords Napalm Death face hardcore road warriors Converge!   Converge side of the split includes one new track ("No Light Escapes", which will also be featured on their upcoming studio album) and one cover (Entombed classic "Wolverine Blues"). Latter also features numerous guest appearances by…

Event / Movie Review – Color Me Obsessed (Brattle Theater)

Dedicated to the victims of shooting in Aurora, Colorado   Ah! The Replacements. You were the embodiment of everything that is both right and wrong about rock'n'roll - from drunken fights to intentionally sloppy shows, to an absolute lack of ambition which somehow translated into an actual career (and, tragically, the firing and subsequent death of…

Review – Mike Patton – Luciano Berio Laborintus II

  Mike's love for all things Italian (as well as endless genre-hopping) continues. Speaking of genre-hopping... There's seemingly no stone that Patton left unturned in his attempts to cover different sides of Italian music - there's traditional  pop (Mondo Cane), soundtrack work of Ennio Moricone (Fantomas' Director's Cut) and finally here's his tribute to avant-garde…