Review: Pariiah, Swallowed by Fog (Trip Machine Laboratories, 2020)
Hardcore vets team up to deliver convulsing metal-punk à la Celtic Frost + Discharge + Saint Vitus.
Song of the Day: Damokles, “Ms. Misanthropy” (2021)
Old school Norwegian punks deliver another quirky slice of alternative post-hardcore that rocks.
Review: Man Destroyed Man, [Know Thy] Self-Titled EP (Self-Released, 2021)
Former members of Elements DEC use pandemic downtime to craft a new dose of metallic hardcore with melody and a message.
Song of the Day: God Program, “Fate Sealed With a Glance,” from Forever Lasts Another Year (Bitter Melody, 2020)
Connecticut metalcore adherents continue to impress.
Song of the Day: Holy Figures, “Beatrice,” from Luck of the Draw (New Morality Zine, 2021)
North Carolina trio debuts with an impressive fusion of the heavy, grungy, catchy, and 'gaze-y.
Connect With Intellect: The History of Elements DEC
The full story behind one of New Jersey's most inventive yet unsung metallic hardcore bands (a.k.a. NJHC Obscurities, Volume IV).
2020 Year-End Favorites
The year's coming to an end, so it's another excuse to yell about 365 days' worth of music that deserves to be heard.
Random Roundup: December, 2020
Shit you should hear from Deathless, Gazorpazorp, Jars, Obscurae, True Faith, and X. Kubrick.
Train of Thought: NJHC Obscurities, Volume III
One of the most underrated seven-song discographies in the history of the genre...
Song of the Day: From the Moon, “Bury the Truth” (Self-Released, 2020)
High-quality melodic/emotional hardcore out of Örebro, Sweden.
Quick Hits: Trip Machine Laboratories—War Babies, Dissolve, Herjaza
Another trio of quality goods courtesy of "The Lab."
Random Roundup: November, 2020
Shit you should hear from Cruelist, End You, In Cold Blood, Six Billion Light-Years, Sprain, and Vegas.
Song of the Day: Moral Mazes, “Gold Beach Fortress,” from Moral Mazes (Little Rocket/Rad Girlfriend, 2020)
Possibly the most overlooked "supergroup" in the history of all living things!?
The history—and future!?—of one of Ohio's most underrated dark metallic hardcore acts of the '90s...
Bas Rotten is About to Release the Grindcore Album of the Year
Stream a new track—"Self"—from the Portuguese outfit's debut LP, Surge.
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.