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.
Random Roundup: May, 2020
Shit you should hear from Dissolve, The Ditch and The Delta, En Nihil, Fearing, Kevin Keith, and Ötzi.
Song of the Day: Stubborn, “Consuming of Self,” from Life Out of Balance (Self-Released, 2020)
Sludgy, brutishly groove-soaked metalcore from Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The Astral Void Displays Atmospheric Doom Dexterity on Full-Length Debut, ‘Earthen Tomb’
Bury yourself in these hypnotizing doom/sludge grooves...