Times are tough for old-school mainstream modern rock fans. Sometime circa 1997, it became clear that the grunge revolution had run its course. The good old days, when bands like Smashing Pumpkins and Alice In Chains ruled radio playlists, were over. It was time to make a choice: either you bought Korn’s Follow The Leader and Limp Bizkit’s Three Dollar Bill, Y’all and never looked back or, like me, you fell hard for Radiohead’s OK Computer and switched your allegiance to electronica and indie rock. Radio and MTV took the former road and hit paydirt: The industry’s new favorite son, rap-rock, had its fifteen minutes. After the fallout settled, a new era of pretentious (but catchy) angst-core led by the likes of Nickelback and Puddle of Mudd was upon us.

Paul Wong
Rating: three stars.

So where do LA’s The Apex Theory fit into this picture? For starters, they definitely bring the n

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