Review: Jukai, Prologue (Trip Machine Laboratories, 2018)
Early demo collection from top-shelf metallic hardcore up-and-comers out of Long Island, NY.
Stream + Interview: The Offering
Four tracks of doomy, industrialized metal from this impressive Scottish side project.
Review: Tetelestai, Crvsh Svtvn (Self-Released, 2017)
Intense metalcore of the decades-old Solid State/Hydra Head variety.
Security, “Seam,” from Arid Land (Hungry Eye, 2017)
An incredibly impressive experimental form of dark and depressing industrialized post-punk...
Quick Hits: Upstate Records—Volume I, Nailed Down, and Organharvest/Comic Arson
From pummeling metallic hardcore to shredding death metal, this label will be one to watch...
Interview: Niklas Holm (Broken Cross, Dødsleie, Extermination Temple, Apocalyptic Visions)
"Being a lone wolf is a blessing and a curse, and there's a fine line between isolation and connection..."
Full Album Stream: Vegas, Digital Affairs Neurotic
Hear the long-awaited sophomore full-length from hardcore/punk saboteurs V.E.G.A.S.
Rancorous Debuts Diehard Death/Thrash Delights With Into the Nuclear Fire: Stream + Interview
Flawlessly executed late-'80s/early-'90s-inspired death/thrash perfect for diehard metal fanatics!
Track Premiere + Interview: Mystrionics, “Bedside Manor”
A clearly bizarre, surprisingly catchy, truly distinctive fusion of influences from this genre-defiant Portland, OR trio...
Actors, “Bury Me,” from It Will Come to You (Artoffact, 2018)
A cinematically synthwaved brand of forlorn-yet-danceable post-punk with a lush, modernized air of darkness.
Abjection Ritual Debuts Doom-Scorched Death Industrial Reinvention Through "Blood Mother": Track Premiere + Interview
A legitimately hard-hitting, head-turning hybrid of death industrial/doom metal evolution...
Review: Omega Diatribe, Trinity (Metal Scrap, 2018)
Top-shelf "extreme groove metal" packed with hulking rhythms and sinewy, psychedelic leads.
Review: Dødsleie, Dødsleie (Subversive Craft, 2018)
Impressive and well-balanced black metal featuring members of Unreal City and Broken Cross...
Track Premiere + Interview: Gridfailure, “Internalizing”
"...infected dark hardcore, world music for the apocalypse, Eraserhead meets Terminator."
Track Premiere + Interview: Affasia, “Dissolute”
Dark, atmospheric metal perfect for fans of October Tide, Novembers Doom, and other greats...
Uncrossing Launches Debut EP of Doom-Tinged Alt.-Metal: Stream + Interview
Tactfully memorable doom-tinged alternative metal that treads its own path...
Review: Rot in Hell, A Thick Rope and a Strong Branch (Neuropa, 2017)
Woefully underrecognized "neo-folk" artistry tendered with grave earnestness...
Review: Sea Lilies, Soonest (Tired as a Chicken, 2018)
Dischord-styled post-hardcore meets mature pop-punk (and more) on what I'm already proclaiming one of my favorite releases of 2018...