Random Roundup: May, 2022
Shit you should hear from Drowner, Flight Mode, Hey Thanks!, Inexorum, Pembroke, and Scapegoat Wax.
Review: Vegas, VV 4x Cassette Boxset (Abraxas, 2022)
This ambitious outing offers far more than just a few cassette reissues...
Roseneath Announces Shine EP, Premieres New Single, "Say Never"
Richmond, VA "grungegaze" duo preps one of the year's most exciting releases.
Review: Lähiöbotox, Itä-metal (Deggael Communications, 2022)
Hip-hop-tinged metalcore from Finland that actually has something to say.
Random Roundup: April, 2022
Shit you should hear from Anna Sage, ASkySoBlack, Dimwind/Breaths, Pendejo SS, Permanent Mistakes, and Squint.
Extra Arms, “Big Dogs”: Track Premiere + Interview
Detroit quartet returns with more flawlessly hook-centric, alt.-rockin' power pop.
Review: Ritual Earth, MMXX (Iodine Recordings, 2022)
Philadelphia group nails a familiar yet original take on dark and droning psych-tinged doom.
Man Destroyed Man Delivers More High-Level Melodic/Metallic Hardcore With a Message on The Decline and Decay
Former Elements DEC and All Parallels members continue to explore a totally unique take on metallic hardcore.
Interview: Lament Cityscape
Underrated industrial titans explore atmospheres of cold, harsh, claustrophobic urgency through A Darker Discharge.
Review: Dødsleie, Immortal Hand (Subversive Craft/Bat Magick, 2022)
Raw, atmospheric, and experimental black metal from members of Unreal City, Broken Cross, etc.
Vegas Debuts "Resolve," Launches Pre-Orders for Long-Awaited New LP, Pure
Standard-bearers of "holy terror hardcore" team with Head2Wall Records for forthcoming new album.
Review: Above All, Disarm the Gods (2022)
Underrated '90s U.K. metallic hardcore unit resurfaces with an even more crushing, metal-centric approach.
Song of the Day: Pist•on, “Icicles,” from Cold World (2022)
Gloomy Brooklyn metal outfit returns with their first new release in over two decades.
Review: Hellblind, A Plague on All Your Houses (Revenger, 2022)
Crushing modern groove metal with lineup ties to Pitchshifter and Stampin' Ground.
Dead Surf Kiss: ‘90s Alt.-Metal That You Won’t Find on Spotify, Volume IV
Imagine Mind Over Four meets Coroner, with a dash of Faith No More.
Interview: Finding Light Behind the Shadows of The Mourning
It's not all doom 'n' gloom for these tough-to-pin-down, shoegaze-adjacent alt. rockers...
Review: Watchmaker, Kill.Fucking.Everyone. (Death Hymns, 2022)
Over-the-top grinding insanity circa 2003, on vinyl for the very first time.
Song of the Day: We Are Leaders, “Corners” (2022)
Creative alt./indie rock with connections to Aversionline favorites Atlas Shrugged and Zero Trust.