Metal Observer. “Live At The Joint MMVI” Review

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Rusty Eye – Live At The Joint MMVI (8,5/10) – USA – 2006

by Jonathan “Hell’s Unicorn”

Playing time: 26:07
Band homepage: Rusty Eye
Although the changes happening to this band were already in the works with the release of that curious little EP “Cryogenic”, the true Metal nature of this band first manifested itself on this rather interesting live album.  It is commonplace for Metal acts of most persuasions to really shine in the live venue as opposed to the studio, but seeing a band morph from a half-Metal, half-Rock act into something as aggressive as this before releasing a full studio album documenting the changeover is not so common.  It is, nonetheless, a unique way of introducing the new lineup and sound, which is befitting a band that has the dual disposition of being from Southern California and not being some hipster/Indie Rock outfit. Continue reading

Music Extreme. “Live at The Joint MMVI” Review

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This is a live album  recorded with Miss Randall on drums and vocals, showing the evolution of the band. This is especially evident in the live tunes that were on the “Rust n Roll” album and that are played here live. The album kicks off brutally with “Birds of Prey” that shows the main things here: fast riffs and rhythms, crushing drumming and aggressive voices. The album shows also some extra energy that the live environment improves. And you can feel that extra energy on each tune played here. The recording has a direct sound mixed at a loud level that transmits all the power that the band delivers.

Noktorn. “Live at The Joint MMVI” Review

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Rusty Eye – Live At The Joint MMVI

It’s interesting to see a huge step up come in the form of a live album. That huge step up comes in the form of cohesion. Six years before this one, Rusty Eye released ‘Rust N’ Roll’, one of the weirdest combinations of heavy metal and garage rock that I’ve ever heard. With ‘Live At The Joint MMVI’, the band seems to have worked out all the kinks that plagued the previous album and made some music that’s both unusual and genuinely interesting to listen to. Continue reading