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