Phil Freeman

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  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Four albums in (five, if you're an eBay-stalking obsessive), Slipknot is having an identity crisis. Frontman Corey Taylor's side project, Stone Sour, has allowed him to unmask his sensitive singer-songwriter side, which is represented here on "Snu...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    After the seething, explosive brilliance of Tricky's first two albums, 1995's Maxinquaye and 1996's Pre-Millennium Tension, inspiration is spreading thin. Later releases Angels with Dirty Faces, Juxtapose, and Blowback contained a recommended song...

  • 8 years ago | Music News

    MySpace is a baffling labyrinth. It'll consume your whole day if you let it, and you'll usually come away depressed by what you hear and see. But click the right link, and you can be neck-deep in a wondrous new world before you realize what's happ...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Connecticut's Hatebreed comes out of that whole late-'80s/early-'90s Youth Crew, "We're all about unity and positivity, and we'll kick the ass of anyone who says different" mindset fostered by the New York and Boston hardcore scenes. It has manage...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Bleeding Through makes melodic, postmodern metal, taking what it needs from formerly discrete subgenres (shredding thrash guitar, gothic keyboards, black metal blast beats) and churning it all together behind vocalist Brandon Schieppati, whose bel...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    If rock critics ran the world, the Backyard Babies would be headlining stadiums instead of sweating it out in closet-sized rock dives. But none of the three albums the Swedish band's released since 1997 has managed to awaken slumbering U.S. rock f...

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