EP Review: Downward Spiral

My buddy Marco G has been sending Alternative Control albums to review for a couple years, and Downward Spiral’s self-titled debut EP is my favorite so far.  It builds on the musical ideas from his previous group Stikpin and the production is radio-ready. Marco plays guitar in the current incarnation, joined by Stikpin vocalist Chris… Continue reading EP Review: Downward Spiral

Album Review: Stikpin’s Funeral for the Sun

Middletown rockers Stikpin released their first album Funeral for the Sun this June.  Characterized by gritty vocals and slow, bluesy grooves, fans of Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Deliverance-era Corrosion of Conformity will find it a worthwhile listen. With Chris Weller on the mic and guitarist Marco G. at the helm in terms of songwriting… Continue reading Album Review: Stikpin’s Funeral for the Sun