Cruelty of the Heavens, "Growing Up," from Grow Up and See (Encapsulated, 2016)
Still screaming about the best (and most underrated) album of 2016...
Two Steps Forward and One Look Back With Three New Cassettes From the Judas Chair Collective
Finnish label preps a set of "new" releases from Vegas and Timescape Zero.
...But the Shadows Have Foes, "VIII," from Asabiyya (Self-Released, 2017)
Mysterious Illinois outfit worships at the altar of His Hero is Gone.
Thoughts of Ionesco, "Culture of the Eternal Snake," from Skar Cymbals (Corpse Flower, 2017)
Detroit metalcore madmen return as strong as—if not stronger than—ever.
The Wraith, "Barbed Wire Somber," from Shadow Flag (Poison Cult, 2017)
Mandatory listening for any fan of deathrock-tinged '80s post-punk...
Track Premiere: Black Harvest, “Attrition”
A brand new slab of aggressive progressive metal that's as brutal as it is beautiful...
Review: Broken Cross/Vegas, Split (Apocalyptic Visions, 2017)
A perfect pairing of dark metallic hardcore/punk enigmas...
Pray to Keep Feels Free to Write From the Heart: Single Stream + Interview
Another great new Philly act prepares to make some waves...
Embryonic Cryptopathia, "Gangrene Bizarre," from Uterine Excretor of Carcinovomit (Bestial Onslaught, 2006)
A quick, fun throwback of decade-old brutal underground goregrind.
Mortal Bodies, "Peeled Mirror," from Embodiment (Chondritic Sound, 2017)
Precisely the type of ominous atmosphere and ideological intrigue that I hope for from such realms of experimental sound.
Antiprocess, "Bring it Down" (Self-Released, 2017)
More quintessential industrial metal gold from this one-man outfit.
Shinobi Channels Nirvana, the Pixies, and More; Fights to be Heard on Tape No. 1: Demo Premiere + Interview
Punk at heart by simply being what it wants to be...
The Coup de Grace, "Daylight Dawning," from The Coup de Grace (Red Decibel, 1990)
Catchy, melodic, sort of rock, sort of metal, but not quite one or the other alone...
Interview: Tony Ingala (Joker)
Catching up with Joker's frontman as the hard rock quintet prepares for a one-off reunion show and potential reissues.
Future Faces, "Embraces," from Revolt (Throatruiner/GPS Prod, 2017)
Gloomy, monotone post-punk from this Swiss trio.
Audionerve, "My Own Enemy" (Self-Released, 2017)
Hungarian studio side project comes hard with the groove...
Feral Nun, "Give Me a Reason," from Demo Tape (Negate Everything, 2017)
A raw, loose, and improvisational-sounding take on gloomy, Samhain-ish post-punk.
Review: Krupskaya/Foible Instinct, Split (7 Degrees Records, 2016)
A ferocious new split from the UK and Ukraine...