Al Cohen Senior Pillbox Staff

Class of 2006


  • Big Al's Metal Review

    Artist: Machine Head
    Documentary: Elegies DVD
    Label: Roadrunner Records

    Artist: Anthrax
    Album: Alive 2
    Label: Sanctuary Records

    There are many words that come to mind when I think of these two bands. Talent is the most obvious choice. Integrity, however, describes their longevity and the loyalty of their fans. In the case of Machine Head, imagine yourself in this scenario:

    Pillbox | November 21, 2005
  • Big Al's Metal Review

    Artist: The Lovemakers and Opeth

    Label: Time of Romance

    First off, this week is the Lovemakers? new disc, Time of Romance, on Interscope records. Yeah, it ain?t metal; but hey, nobody?s perfect.

    Pillbox | November 7, 2005
  • Big Al's Metal Review

    What?s your metal dream team? If you?re a fan at all, you?ve put some thought into it. Probably spent late nights looking for the infamous Black Zeppelin tapes online. Dave Mustaine?s side project with the guy from Fear? Yeah, you hated it, but you own the limited edition digipak, with the sticker, no less. If music fuels your existence, you can?t help but wonder what would happen if you took part...

    Pillbox | October 31, 2005
  • Big Al's Metal Review

    Title: And They Shall Take Up Serpents

    Artist: Byzantine

    Label: Prosthetic Records

    Pillbox | October 17, 2005
  • Big Al's Metal Review

    Remember the last time you got cut off in traffic? Yeah, you do. When dealing with the aggressive drivers of the world, it helps to have a CD that lets you deal with your anger. Luckily, that?s my specialty: Exodus?s stunning new album comes to mind. Or how about Cleveland?s favorite sons, Chimaira?

    Pillbox | October 3, 2005

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