Power Play Magazine UK. “Saca el Cobre” Review

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Rusty Eye are a band in transition, with this being a parting album for female drummer Miss Randall, who also shares vocal duties. “Saca el Cobre”, or to give it its English name “Bring Out The Copper”, is a homage to Mexican metal. These Hollywood residents give us their take on eight tracks that range from the utterly fantastic “Cara de Pizza” to the English spoken last track, “Mr. Cannibal”. What you get in between is some really good dual vocal songs in the native Mexican tongue, taken to the absolute extreme of the heavy scale for me.
Whilst the production is very crisp, it lends itself to the ferocity of the music and really brings home the power that these guys are going for. It is a short set, with only eight songs on here, but it hits you right where it wants to, and as the meaning of the album title says, it “shows its true self”.

Stu Torley

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Rue Morgue Magazine (#112). “Live at The Rainbow MMX” Review

Rusty Eye
Live at The Rainbow MMX
Epoche Records

Note to Rusty Eye: Calling your live album a “sonic documentary” is unnecessarily pretentious, especially if you’re already a moderately well-respected underground horror-metal act with an awesome multi-camera gimmick on its website (rustyeye.com – seriously, check it out). Although suffering from the questionable recording quality (the band calls it “D.I.Y.,” but it may well be closer to “bootleg”), the second live album from the LA-based trio works hard to consolidate the best elements from the group’s canon, including songs from it’s 2005 Cryogenic EP and it’s latest, Possessor (disappointingly, sans Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti, who played on the album the track “Wings of a Demon”). The band’s passion for horror culture aside, these performances are occasionally loose, while basically re-treading familiar ground. Inevitably, this comes off as an unsolicited vanity project from a band that still needs to refine its sonic identity.

 

Über Röck UK. “Live at The Rainbow MMX” Review

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Written by Gaz E

rustyeye6Kiss Army Warehouse, to Kiss nerds what Craigslist is to prostitute-slaughtering serial killers, have an issue of LA-based music paper Rock City for sale on their site, due to the fact that the issue (dated March 2006) carries a large Kiss article and a copy of one of Paul Stanley’s awful self portrait paintings on its cover. But also featuring on the cover are Rusty Eye, the horror metal band formed in Mexico in 1995 who later relocated to Hollywood.

Now, this could easily stack up as just another cool piece of memorabilia for the band members to pick on in their twilight years, yet there is a greater evil at work….in a good way of course. Continue reading

Fear.net. “Live at The Rainbow MMX” Review

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by Gregory Burkart

Rusty Eye

Yeah, so I’ve said this before, but I can’t say it enough: Rusty Eye is one of the coolest horror-themed bands working today, to the point of redefining the whole concept of “horror metal.” Every aspect of their music – songwriting, performing style, production and visual presentation, the whole deal – reflects the same passion for all things macabre that you FEARnet fiends share. But all that would be wasted if they weren’t also a technically solid, entertaining and insanely heavy band. The sonic proof’s all in there, evolving with each new release and proving that the LA-based trio isn’t just some Fulci-obsessed garage combo. Now Rusty Eye have released a new live record chronicling their April 2010 performance at the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill, and I got to spend some quality ear-time with the album. Read on and I’ll drop some knowledge on ya… Continue reading

The Metal Crypt. “Possessor” Review

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Rating: 4/5

Review online: October 6, 2010
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley

It’s not often you can say something is original. However Hollywood’s Rusty Eye are just about as original as they come. The style encompasses a vast range of genres, as do the vocals which are all forged into a heavy metal sound with a progressive touch. The production really has that garage band feel to it, which is quite lo-fi although it doesn’t affect any of the clarity in the overall sound. The vocal styles range from the varying vocal styles of Mr. Rust who delivers an array of extreme and clean vocals, as well as Miss Randall’s sultry female voice. Of course Mr. Rust and Miss Randall handle bass and drums respectively, with the three piece being rounded out by guitar player Baron Murtland. Continue reading

Fuck The Underground. “Possessor” Review

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Rusty Eye

Possessor

Reviewed by: Mercury 23

Genre: Heavy Metal, Post, Underground

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Rusty Eye is a three piece band that really brings a lot of character to the table.
Originally from Mexico City the band currently resides in Los Angeles, California and they have a new album out on their own label called Epoché Records. I really do not understand why a major label has not grabbed them yet! I would love to see a lot of money dumped into this band, however the bands seems to be of a Do – It – Yourself mentality standing strongly on their own feet. I can only applaud them for the great job they’re doing! Continue reading

Metal Psalter.com “Possessor” Review

July 12, 2010
Reviewer: M.J

Belched up from the feral streets of Hollywood, Rusty Eye has sprung back with a brand new album, Possessor, which once again has the band eviscerating the ears with unapologetic barbarity.  Rusty Eye’s inception occurred (purely coincidental) around the time of Babes in Toyland’s implosion and handily, the band has taken over the reins of their riot grrrl inspired punk and melded it with a proggy Tool appreciation and a molten Venom-ous gurgle. What a fine mess they have gotten themselves into! Continue reading

Métaluna Magazine, France. “Possessor” Review

Métaluna #6

By Fabrice Lambot

After the “Stendhal Syndrome” album which had marked the spirits, “Possessor”, the latest Rusty Eye is a great success. Always self-produced, the Hollywood trio has pulled up their sleeves and now can compete against the best bands of the genre. And I would say it plays real heavy! The instrumental “At the House by the Cemetery” immediately places the listener in the mood: right on a Revival Thrash/Heavy Metal spot and it plays fast and good. There’s barely time to recover when “11/02 Day of the Dead” kicks in, a powerful vitamin cocktail of Metal, sung by Mr. Rust, bass-growler/barker, and Miss Randall, aka Miss 3B (Beautiful Blonde Beater). Fans of horror movies will recognize the song titles (films of Lucio Fulci and George A. Romero, of course). Continue reading

Über Röck UK. “Possessor” Review

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Rusty Eye – ‘Possessor’ (Self Released)
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rustyeyeThe murky origins of horror soaked thrash ‘n’ rollers Rusty Eye can be traced back to Mexico City in 1995.

The band relocated to Hollywood a year after the recruitment of drummer Miss Randall in 2003 and a special mention should be afforded to this particular femme fatale; a one-time World’s Fastest Drummer finalist who is easier on the eye than your average scream queen, Miss Randall not only produced and co-engineered this album but also provides a slew of genre-hopping vocals that range from a gutter rock drawl to a Michale Graves-style croon and full-blown dramatic theatrics. Guitarist Baron Murtland and bassist/vocalist Mr. Rust flesh out the remainder of Rusty Eye. Continue reading

Blabbermouth. “Possessor” review

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“Possessor” album review via Blabbermouth.Net

While all these various “old-school” and “retro” movements going on these days are great for those of us who thrive on the glory that was yesterday’s metal, the bands who champion these scenes don’t have much going for them in the way of originality. Sure, the power does make up for lack of progression, but it would be nice to see a few acts out there that can deliver both. RUSTY EYE is one of those bands. Continue reading