Review: Above All, Disarm the Gods (2022)
Underrated '90s U.K. metallic hardcore unit resurfaces with an even more crushing, metal-centric approach.
Song of the Day: Pist•on, “Icicles,” from Cold World (2022)
Gloomy Brooklyn metal outfit returns with their first new release in over two decades.
Review: Hellblind, A Plague on All Your Houses (Revenger, 2022)
Crushing modern groove metal with lineup ties to Pitchshifter and Stampin' Ground.
Dead Surf Kiss: ‘90s Alt.-Metal That You Won’t Find on Spotify, Volume IV
Imagine Mind Over Four meets Coroner, with a dash of Faith No More.
Interview: Finding Light Behind the Shadows of The Mourning
It's not all doom 'n' gloom for these tough-to-pin-down, shoegaze-adjacent alt. rockers...
Review: Watchmaker, Kill.Fucking.Everyone. (Death Hymns, 2022)
Over-the-top grinding insanity circa 2003, on vinyl for the very first time.
Song of the Day: We Are Leaders, “Corners” (2022)
Creative alt./indie rock with connections to Aversionline favorites Atlas Shrugged and Zero Trust.
Review: Nothing in Between, Nothing in Between (2022)
Best hardcore album of the year contender, for fans of Shai Hulud, Comeback Kid, One Step Closer, etc.
Review: End Reign, MMXXII (A389 Recordings, 2022)
Aptly explosive metalcore featuring members of All Out War, Integrity, Bloodlet, and Pig Destroyer.
Random Roundup: February, 2022
Shit you should hear from Black Helicopter, Feeble Little Horse, Gaadge/Ex Pilots, Inerth, Thank You Driver, and W T L N D S.
Être, “Perilune”: Track/Video Premiere + Interview
Copenhagen modern progressive metal outfit unveils opening track from impressive forthcoming EP, I: Human.
Song of the Day: Bliss Fields, “Satisfy,” from Slowly, Forever (Acrobat Unstable, 2022)
A line-walking blend of shoegaze and dreamy jangle pop, that tends to have more zip 'n' zest to it as a whole.
Review: Fright, Fright (Gloom, 2021)
FFO: raw, punk-infused early- to mid-'80s thrash metal filtered through ripping hardcore.
Random Roundup: January, 2022
Shit you should hear from Dull Mourning, Heavy Meta, Onsloow, Ryan Allen, Wave Types, and West of Neptune.
Review: Prize Horse, Welder (New Morality Zine, 2022)
Exciting "alt.-rock" that conjures terms like "grunge," "shoegaze," and "emo" while firmly avoiding any clear-cut categorization.
Review: Obsidian, Vultures (Tequesta, 2021)
Atmospheric gothic "deathrock" from the perhaps unlikely locale of South Florida...
The Final Sleep, “Until it Ends”: Track Premiere + Interview
A top-shelf mixed-bag of aggressive progressive metal from forthcoming album, Vessels of Grief.
Song of the Day: Roseneath, “By a Thread” (2021)
Hard-hitting and hook-filled "grungegaze" from a new duo that's sure to become a highlight of 2022.