About Susan Welch

Lover of music. Lover of writing. Music is the audible form of emotion, and I have a deep need to find out what it takes to make a song, an album...a band. When a musician says, "No one has ever asked me that before," or "That was the best interview I've ever done," I know I've done my job right.

Amerakin Overdose

On September 30, 2016, Portland, Oregon’s Amerakin Overdose released their new album entitled,“The Great Amerakin Dream.” The album is available via: http://amerakinoverdose.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-amerakin-dream I’m taking a different approach to this review, as it deserves close [...]

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Device

Device After Disturbed’s singer, David Draiman, and ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo collaborated together on a song that unfortunately did not make the final cut of the Underworld: Awakening soundtrack, Draiman urged Lenardo to [...]

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The Without

The Without ​Factions Self-Released By Robin X Steeley From the beginning, Portland, Oregon’s The Without’s music bounces along in a contagious barrage, rocking here, and melting faces there, infecting you with a powerful [...]

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American Standards – Anti-Melody – CD Review

​ Their tag line reads:  Phoenix metalcore band comes together to release an album about falling apart.  I’d re-write it to say:  Phoenix metalcore band comes together to release an emotionally aggressive punk album about the tragedies [...]

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Shawna Virago

Shawna Virago Shawna Virago – “Heaven Sent Delinquent” Released January 1, 2017 via Tranimal Records. Performing as an out transwoman since the 90s and labeled, “transgender music pioneer and cult solo acoustic artist” [...]

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Dark Model

Dark Model “Saga” – Review Susie9mm “Sage” is potentially potent enough to replace your morning cup of coffee. New York via Japan resident Tatsuya Oe’s Dark Model is an orchestral electronic masterpiece.  It [...]

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English

English “English” CD Review Written by: S9mm Boo English knew what he was doing when he formed English in 2016.  Recruiting the talent of Portland, Oregon’s native son Loren Bates (Glacier) on drums, Todd [...]

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Sonic Syndicate

Sonic Syndicate - “Confessions” Review Suzi9mm 2008’s “Best Newcomer” winners at the Swedish Metal Awards and Bandit Rock Awards, Sonic Syndicate, will release their new album “Confessions,” on October 14, 2016 via Despotz Records. I [...]

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Hatebreed

​​Hatebreed The Concrete Confessional Nuclear Blast Records By Robin X Steeley (RS11) Hailing from Connecticut, Hatebreed has come a long way since they got their start in the East Coast underground scene. This [...]

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Filter

Crazy Eyes Wind-up Records ​By Robin X Steeley (RS11) Multi-platinum rockers Filter drop their latest, Crazy Eyes in April on Wind-up Records.  Buzz has been circulating recently not just for the album, which is their 7th studio [...]

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