The 1984 Draft Explores—and Copes With—Pandemic Unease on New EP, Destination Breakdown
Dayton, OH emo/indie/alt.-rock unit preps limited edition lathe-cut 7" release.
Song of the Day: Gridiron, “What Can You Do?,” from Loyalty at All Costs (Streets of Hate, 2020)
Hardass metalcore grooves featuring members of Year of the Knife and Never Ending Game.
Song of the Day: Repetitionist, “Check Please,” from Process and Intention (Self-Released, 2020)
Downcast post-hardcore meets emo-esque sludge-noise.
Song of the Day: Blood From the Soul, “Debris of Dreams,” from DSM-5 (Deathwish Inc., 2020)
27 years later, Shane Embury resurrects one of the finest industrial metal side projects of all time!
Song of the Day: Kind, “Broken Tweaker,” from Mental Nudge (Ripple Music, 2020)
Doom-soaked stonery excellence out of Boston that should appeal to fans of Goatsnake, etc.
Random Roundup: September, 2020
Shit you should hear from Alarum, Bitter Branches, Brave the Cold, Memory Screen, The Patients, and Rid of Me.
Song of the Day: Abrasion, “Intro/Coward's Display,” from Demonstration (2020)
Southern California metalcore that owes equal inspiration to Merauder, All Out War, and H8000...
Random Roundup: August, 2020
Shit you should hear from Black Bra, Entropy, Epitaph, Reserving Dirtnaps, Shades Apart, and Sulaco.
Song of the Day: Black Harvest, “Abandon,” from Sun Across the Fields (Self-Released, 2020)
Supreme technical, progressive, and visceral extreme metal from one of the genre's more unsung greats.
Track Premiere + Interview: Statues, “Ending the Holocene”
Umeå, Sweden trio returns with more (post-)punked-up indie rock heat from soon-to-be-issued album #2.
Interview: Unreal City on Long-Awaited New Full-Length, Cruelty of Heaven
Undoubtedly one of the year's finest in metallic hardcore, within which the reverence for Cleveland runs strong...
Quick Hits: Trip Machine Laboratories—Piece of Mind, Life’s Question, Soul Blind
The latest assortment of tunes from a label that never disappoints.
Random Roundup: July, 2020
Shit you should hear from Armed Memory, Buddie, Haugar, LMI, Second Wind, and Thunraz.
Interview: U.K. Thrash Duo Trial Conceives Industrialyptic Visions of Tumultuous Erosion With Debut EP, 1
Love for Kreator, Voïvod, and Prong finds its way toward darker and more contorted interpretations...
Ipecac: Bandcamp Blasts From the Past, Volume I
Quirkily atypical metallic hardcore circa mid-'90s Richmond, VA.
Song of the Day: The Feeds, “Stepping Out,” from The Feeds (Self-Released, 2020)
Excellent "melodic, riff-driving rock 'n' roll" featuring ex-members of underrated '90s greats Lustre.
YouTube Rabbit Hole: A.R. Kane Edition
A quick dive into some '80s U.K. jams that I probably should've examined long ago...
Song of the Day: Fleshwater, “Linda Claire,” from Demo 2020 (Self-Released, 2020)
"Grunge-gaze" greatness with probable lineup ties to Vein.