Track Premiere: Sorrowset, “Heart Beats Disaster”
Salt Lake City trio preps an ambitious debut 2xLP of high-level metallic post-hardcore.
Gevurah, "Crowned With Smoke and Fire...," from Negate Everything (Negate Everything, 2017)
An unexpected trio of new cuts from these grinding U.K. blast masters...
Track Premiere: Parch, “Mount Misery”
Bitter 'n' Darkthrone-ish hardcore/punk from this New Jersey trio's forthcoming debut EP.
Mystery Grab Bag: Episode 10
Digging back in with Graveyard Rodeo, Paradise Lost, Dare to Defy, Barkmarket, and so much more...
Misery Loves Co., "Happy?," from Misery Loves Co. (Earache, 1994)
Simplistically depressing industrial metal from this underrated Swedish outfit...
Rusteater, "Drawn Into the Eclipse," from Live Demos (Self-Released, 2017)
Top-shelf dark ambient/death industrial explorations, post-Teeth Engraved With the Names of the Dead.
The Loveless, "Follow," from Star Rover (Euphonious/Prophecy, 2002)
An early-2000s "metalgaze" masterpiece from members of Saturnus, Of the Wand & the Moon, etc.
Roy Batty, "A Quality of Mercy" (Self-Released, 2017)
Creatively angular metal/punk with a Voïvod-ian sensibility.
Review: Vegas/Long Gone, Split (Judas Chair Collective, 2017)
Just over 12 minutes of well-paired sinister metallic hardcore madness...
Elizabeth Herz, "Easter Island," from Elizabeth Herz (Old Glory, 1991)
Sorely underrated early-'90s melodic/metallic hardcore brilliance...
Shinobi, "Last I Heard" (Self-Released, 2017)
Another great new alt.-rock jam from this impressive Philly quartet.
New Blood, "When Will it End" / "Weak Minds" (Self-Released, 1994)
Flawless '90s metalcore featuring future members of Fall Silent and Unconquered.
Silent Scream, "Railroaded," from Carrion Screaming (Occult Whispers, 2016)
A gothic post-punk masterpiece from this productive Finnish trio.
Quick Hits: Divebomb Records, DIVE143 - DIVE148
A string of six mind-blowing reissues from Deadly Blessing, Bugzy, Arbitrater, Temporary Insanity, Triphammer, and Clockwork.
Roguish Armament, "Maintain," from Roguish Armament (Striving for Togetherness, 1995)
NYC hip-hop that may seem familiar if you ever flipped through hardcore zines in the '90s...
Disappoint, "Don't Feel Sorry," from You've Found Peace (Self-Released, 2017)
Even more alt.-rock gold from Pennsylvania, this time with a hardcore/punk-infused, fuzzed-out twist...
Review: Black Helicopter, Everything is Forever (Limited Appeal, 2017)
An intriguingly-packaged new 12" from these underrated Boston greats...