Interview: Blaze Tishko on the Grueling Road Behind In Cold Blood's Punishing New Album, Legion of Angels
A refreshingly honest and revealing conversation on the determination required to see things through...
Song of the Day: Wire Lines, “Blind,” from Terminal (Self-Released, 2019)
More angular post-hardcore greatness from this New Bedford, MA quartet.
Song of the Day: Colonial Wound, “New Skin,” from Untitled (Self-Released, 2019)
Ultra-heavy and windingly dissonant noise rock gone metal.
Quick Hits: Upstate Records—Bushido Code, Habits, Leeway NYC, Paid in Full, and Ripped Away
Upstate Records continues its tear of killer metallic hardcore releases across a number of impressive EPs.
Review: Hell of Self, Hell of Self (The Coming Strife, 2019)
Ripping metallic hardcore à la Kickback meets Sworn Enemy.
Review: Phantom Hymn, A Story of Days to Come (Self-Released, 2019)
Utterly crucial listening for any fan of the His Hero is Gone/Tragedy blueprint.
Song of the Day: Contrast of Sin, “Race of Man,” from Summer Promo (Arduous Path, 2019)
Impressively seething metallic hardcore out of NJ/DE.
Review: Sarin/Vegas, Split (Self-Released, 2019)
A slick-looking 7" EP from two distinct purveyors of the rough, rugged, and raw...
Lustre: Grungy ‘90s Alt.-Rock That You Won’t Find on Spotify, Volume III
Gritty power pop excellence, senselessly buried in bargain bins worldwide.
Song of the Day: The Rope, “Terminus,” from Lillian (2019)
A sleek and contemporary take on the goth-leaning side of post-punk...
Hex Machine Streams Gritty, Atmospherically-Inclined New Tune, “Spiral Outhouse”
Track premiere (+ interview) from the genre-defiant new album, 'Cave Painting'.
Song of the Day: One Step Closer, “Imagination of Being,” from From Me to You (Triple B, 2019)
Excellently melodic and moving hardcore out of Wilkes Barre, PA.
Song of the Day: Skitzo, "Progressive Psychosis," from Progressive Psychosis (1990; reissued by Divebomb, 2019)
Mandatory early-'90s tech-thrash that should've garnered a reputation as a more aggressive successor to the likes of Realm or Toxik.
Review: The Final Sleep, I (Self-Released, 2017)
Superb melodic death metal out of Troy, NY featuring former members of Arsis, Withstand, Dying Breed, and Burning Human.
Song of the Day: Rancorous, “Stealth Dominion,” from Stealth Dominion (Self-Released, 2019)
Imagine, perhaps, if Angelcorpse leaned more Infest than Morbid Angel.
Review: Wire Lines, Demo (Self-Released, 2019)
Combative yet melodic indie-tinged (post-)hardcore/punk that can't be pigeonholed.
Song of the Day: The Northern Skulls, "8.6.45" (Miltown Cover, 2018)
Current (and killer) Jonah Jenkins-fronted outfit covers defunct (and killer) Jonah Jenkins-fronted outfit.
Song of the Day: Last Night Issue, “Split Second” (2019)
Belgian duo delivers inventively brooding guitar/drums grunge.