Silverstein – A Shipwreck in the Sand (CD)

Remember when everyone said the screamo genre was dead? That ridiculous throat shredding bellow volleying back and forth with the second front man providing more traditional vocals? Yeah, well someone forgot to send a note to the guys in Silberstein. Like Limp Bizkit trying to milk the nu-metal cow when it was clearly out of milk, Silverstein’s latest effort sounds dated and very much like a retread, which is kind of a shame, because when they are not relying on the gimmicky cookie monster growls, they actually sound decent. Continue reading “Silverstein – A Shipwreck in the Sand (CD)”

Vampyre Vodka (80 Proof)

Vampyre Vodka is one of the first spirits that we have reviewed that has been distilled or otherwise processed in England. While there are a number of spirits crafted in the Eastern European countries and the Caribbean, Vampyre Vodka looks to make an English-crafted spirit into something formidable instead of forgettable. Available either in clear or red-colored versions, Vampyre Vodka comes forth with relatively plain packaging and documentation. Continue reading “Vampyre Vodka (80 Proof)”

Damion Suomi – Self Titled (CD)

If Billy Bragg, God forbid, decided to finally put his guitar back in his case and call it a day, rest assured Damion Suomi would be ready to pick up the slack. Playing the role of folksy, rock-tinged singer songwriter, Florida-based Suomi has turned in a fantastic debut. Comprised of just 10 songs, there is little filler on the self-titled record and plenty to leave the listener wanting more. Songs like the album opener “Archer Woman” and “What a Wonderful Game,” an ode to drinking and hooking up, best show off Suomi’s stripped down sound. Continue reading “Damion Suomi – Self Titled (CD)”

Perfect Hideout (DVD)

Perfect Hideout is a film that has been ignored by the mainstream, and I feel myself lucky to see that Well Go has picked it and released it on DVD. This Billy Zane-focused movie does not even get Wikipedia love, but it represents one of eir strongest non-Believer roles. This German-made film is intense, and represents a tale of a person that is truly stuck behind a rock and hard place. Cristian Solimeno’s (Footballer’s Wives) character Nick has to go and rob a gas station in order to leave eir former life of crime behind. Continue reading “Perfect Hideout (DVD)”

Spain…On The Road Again (DVD)

I had no idea that Spain had such a rich culinary flavor to it. Sure, there have been countless shows done about Mexican and Italian cuisine, but I can’t seem but to think that Spain has been ignored in modern culinary circles. The amount of recipes that are provided at points during Spain are simply fantastic, and represent both old and modern interpretations of the tradition. While the show may have originally aired on PBS, owning the series provides viewers with the opportunity to more leisurely take the path that Mario Batali makes over the course of the series’ 13 episode run. Continue reading “Spain…On The Road Again (DVD)”

Metamorphosis: Beyond The Screen Door (DVD)

Essentially, Pathfinder has released a 1992 retelling of Kafka’s Metamorphosis on DVD, and have bundled it together with “Telephone”, a 16-minute short exercise in Kafkaesque storytelling. This ensures that two directors have their works saved for posterity, as well as provide a snapsnot into middle-nineties interpretations of Kafka’s seminar work. While there are not bonus features per se in this release, the faithfulness that Soth brings to the project is impressive, deftly adapting to the then-current Kafka’s work. Continue reading “Metamorphosis: Beyond The Screen Door (DVD)”

Beth Orton: Trailer Park (Legacy Edition)

It makes sense that Sony would re-release what Beth Orton feels is eir “true” solo album. The disc itself includes a great deal above and beyond what has been present on previous releases of the album, with a second disc adding most of the additional material. Of course, the liner notes are an added expansion to the original, but the second CD is where the gold truly is. This means that there are a number of tracks, including “Safety”, “Pedestal”, and “Bullet” that never made it to the finished album, as well as tracks that were captured flawlessly from live performances and early recording sessions (“Galaxy of Emptiness” from a 1996 show as well as two versions of “Best Bit”). Continue reading “Beth Orton: Trailer Park (Legacy Edition)”

The Dead Don’t Scream (DVD)

This is the first time that we have had the chance to review a Celebrity Video Distribution title, and I have to say that we here at NeuFutur have missed some talent by this exclusion. The Dead Don’t Scream has an excellent print, providing sharp video married right alongside audio that is easily equivalent to that of the movie theatres. The film goes into the tired horror genre and makes a story that will titillate and interest viewers throughout its runtime: a group of students go to a camp for some rest and relaxation, only to experience some post-partum syndrome. Continue reading “The Dead Don’t Scream (DVD)”

This Ship Is Obsolete

To say I feel disappointed with the way our system perpetuates itself would be an understatement. I have come to the realization that the cancerous by products of our social and political culture will not be exhumed without complete fallout of our position in the world market and political system. Social causes that drive our nation into separate directions have blinded millions of compassionate Americans into readily accepting the chains of debt. Along with passing on our debts to a new generation we have also given free passes to those institutions that cause the most social and economic harm to our own people. The free market system can work if it is one hundred percent free, with no capital business being meddled into, saved by or promoted through government institutions. However, we no longer, and may never again, have a true free market system. This is for many reasons, one being the overwhelming trend for money to seek out more money. Other reasons include but are not limited to: traditional practices being perpetuated past their mark of obsolescence, the basic human decision to prolong correction due to fear of current comfort being temporarily reduced, and a lack of motivational factors resulting from an unjust feeling of superiority. Continue reading “This Ship Is Obsolete”

Orange V (76 Proof)

There have been very few in the way of flavored spirits that I have actually enjoyed, and Orange V is one of the few that I could honestly see myself purchasing in the next few years. As individuals may be able to understand from the title, Orange V is an orange flavored vodka. Unlike many other flavored spirits, the alcohol percentage (38%) is pretty much the same compared to a “straight” vodka. The spirit itself starts out as many would think, with a strong orange flavor balanced out by an alcoholic bite that soon follows. After individuals get the chance to imbibe the spirit is where Orange V begins to break the stereotypes that some may have: the spirit itself is perfect either as a straight short or mixed in with different juices. Hell, our testing party found that Orange V worked miracles when mixed with things as common as Lemon-Lime Gatorade and even Cherry Kool-Aid. Continue reading “Orange V (76 Proof)”