"I.D.M." (Self-produced; 2004)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

I.D.M. (or It Doesn't Matter) is a hard-hitting trio from California whose musical leanings sound strikingly similar to NYC bands like Helmet and Prong without the layer of grime. 

The band's five-track collection has a raw intensity and heavy handed hooks that give off a metal backlash, complete with staccato riffs, pummeling bass, and thunderous drums, making I.D.M. a band that one day down the road may matter to a lot of people outside of their immediate surroundings. 

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"I.D.M." (Self-produced; 2004)

Reviewed by Snidermann

The term "self-produced music" automatically creates a vision of music that is raw, hard and something you'd hear at a party in someone's garage or basement. We at thrive on just that type of music.

It Doesn't Matter (or I.D.M.) are a self-produced band out of our home turf of Ventura, California, and they rock hard and steady just as though they were playing a party in a basement with a keg of beer nearby. This is heavy music in its purest form: no record company interference, no over-zealous producer and no bullshit getting in the way of the sound. 

I.D.M.: Scott - lead guitar, lead vocals; James - bass, backing vocals; Chris - drums, backing vocals.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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