Review: Groupie, Ephemeral (Handstand Records/Tapehead City, 2021)
Post-punk meets alt. rock on Brooklyn group's sleek 'n' unique new LP.
Review: Trillionaire, Romulus (Nefarious Industries, 2021)
Modern progressive metal collective issues a surprising gem of a debut.
Saginaw’s Circuitous Noise Rock Laced With Metalcore Returns: Premiere + Interview
Stream the Minneapolis trio's new two-song EP, Fugue.
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...