TRANSPORT LEAGUE - SUPEREVIL - MASCOT
What sort of a group bears a name reminiscent of an elementary school story, calls its second album Superevil; yet on the back proclaims "love the creator"? An interesting find for Mascot is the band born out of the B-Thong which means a potential cash cow. Delivering the goods raw, T.L churns the wheels as if begat by the same winds that sailed Danzig and early Soundgarden. While the gang is heavier overall than those two bands, the over all post-Sabbath aura plus the more modern chugging earns the band heaps of potential. It's the down and dirty stuff which when properly managed, can see lots of commercial action and if not, well the music still kicks anyway. - Ali "The Metallian"
TRANSPORT LEAGUE - GRAND AMPUTATION - CRASH
Here at Metallian Towers we like to think we provide a service to metal fans. Among the ways we like to assist heavy metal fans is by providing everyone with money-saving tips. It is not a coincidence that the title for the new Transport League EP is Grand Amputation because this EP is all about cutting - cost cutting that is. Which brings me to this month's money-saving tip. Sweden's Transport League sounds like a mallcore gang overdosing on Deftones and Machine Head. The band, with its rattling drum sound, will appeal to fans of M@#$l Hamster and Kerrap, but is of little value to a metal fan. Behold the future of the Gothenburg sound trend-trackers for Transport League is another addition to the pile of junk that is Soilwork, In Flames, et cetra. - Ali "The Metallian"