Album Review: Byzantine – The Cicada Tree

Byzantine – The Cicada Tree Review by: Erik D. Harshman     I’ve been with Byzantine since the beginning. That may sound like a metal snob elitist thing to say, but in this case it’s true. I recall, in 2004, hearing the epic breakdown on “Hatfield” on the “Metal” station on those music selection stations…

Album Review: Body Count – Bloodlust

Body Count, Bloodlust Review by Erik D. Harshman   Bloodlust may be the most socially, culturally and historically important album of the year.     Why?     First, Body Count has nearly always been a band that is a product of its time and environment. And this is no more resonate and important than right now!…

Concert Review: Crowbar with Prong and Witchburn at Fubar

By Matt Albers             There are many venues in the St. Louis area, each with their own unique nuances in style and theme that patrons who frequent them expect to experience. Case in point, Fubar which is located just outside the heart of downtown St. Louis, tucked away off the main artery of Lindell Boulevard…