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.
Song of the Day: Slap of Reality, “A Part Of” (2019)
Emotional and melodic (post-)hardcore/punk that's perfect for fans of Samiam, etc.
Review: Violent by Design, Dark Days Deserved (Self-Released, 2019)
Bitter 'n' brutal metalcore out of Albany, NY that should appeal to fans of Neglect, etc.
Review: Vegas, Tetralogy (Self-Released, 2019)
Arguably the project's most crisply-produced and succinctly aggressive effort to date.
Mystery Grab Bag: Episode 11
Long-delayed (but no less enthusiastic) musings on Soften the Glare, Atomic Opera, Propagandhi, Meathook Seed, and then some...
YouTube Rabbit Hole: Lou Miami Edition
From obscure-yet-wonderful post-punk gems to, well... less interesting fare.
Quick Hits: Upstate Records—Volume II, Dissent, and Refuge
Another quality batch of crushing metallic hardcore from Albany's finest label.
Full Album Stream: Statues, ‘Adult Lobotomy’
Ex-members of Kevlar return with eight killer tracks of diverse-yet-catchy indie rock.
Review: Piece of Mind, Trilogy (Trip Machine Laboratories, 2018)
Scathing metallic hardcore out of Tulsa, OK; for fans of Harvest, Turmoil, etc.
Coreupt: NJHC Obscurities, Volume II
Without a doubt, one of the most truly obscure NJHC outfits of the '90s.
Track Premiere + Interview: Anna Sage, “Goddess”
Parisian metalcore unit channels classic Converge on impressive new EP.
Song of the Day: xconsumetosatisfyx, “The Play of Life,” from xconsumetosatisfyx (Catalyst, 2018)
Flawless "vegan edge metal" featuring members of Safe and Sound and Judiciary.
Review: Dead of Night, Dead of Night (Red Menace, 2018)
Apocalyptic crust punk for fans of Amebix. Two songs, six minutes, $5.
Quick Hits: Auric Records—Excruciation, Babylon Asleep, Heavydeath, and Stig .C. Miller
A high-quality set of predominantly doom/death-driven split EPs from this Swiss imprint.