Corridos de Muerte
Death obsessed Thin Lizzy inspired metal from brutal, but ultimately inspiring Mexican trio, Asesino
Imagine a sonic pile-up involving Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Joy Division (sans the ghost of Ian Curtis), Nine Inch Nails and darkest Depeche Mode and suddenly 'Exploring Beauty', the recent release
Experimental, but slightly uninspired second album on the Kool Arrow label from Danish Quartet, Dureforsog
Smash The Octopus
Left-wing metalcore from Filipono four-piece with an over-reliance on "speed and crunch"
No nonsense and pleasurably old fashioned rock on seventh album from US hard rockers Harmful
Kultur Shock (2004)
Compelling latest album from Kultur Shock, which fronted by Bosnian Serb vocalist Gino Srdjan Yvedjevich, finds the band experimenting with "a magnitude of ethnic styles" and touching on "metal, balkan punk and oriental music"
Kultur Shock (2006)
We Came To Take Your Jobs Away
Fourth CD from ever-excellent Seattle-based gypsy punks Kultur Shock, which, while possibly their weakest album, proves nevertheless to be totally involving
Kutur Shock (2002)
Fucc The INS
Inspired gypsy-influenced music that bubbles "with energy, determination, wit, irony and variety, and blends together superbly punky polka, dubby ska and traditional Balkan music."