Quick Hits: Upstate Records—One Down, No Convictions, Embrace the Hostility, and Penitentiary
From the U.K. to Indiana, four high-quality metallic hardcore bands worthy of further exploration...
Review: Labor Hex, Lost in Calling (Self-Released, 2018)
Boston quartet dishes out top-shelf angular post-hardcore with the hammering oomph of noise rock.
Seattle Trio City of Industry Tackles the Breadth of Addiction in "A Horse and its Master": Track Premiere + Interview
A minute-long plod of powerviolence-tinged hardcore meets noise rock skronk...
The 1984 Draft Streams Heartfelt Emo/Indie Gem “Wedding”: Track Premiere + Interview
In the band's own words: "recommended for fans of The Replacements, Beach Slang, The Smoking Popes, and Sugar."
Full Album Stream: Drowning, 23
Chicago hardcore outfit broadens beyond beatdown with impressively diverse sophomore full-length.
Random Roundup: July 2018
Shit you should hear from God Program, Integrity/Krieg, Low Dose, The Northern Skulls, Open City, Rod of Correction, and Tourniquet.
Review: Shinobi, The World is Mine (Self-Released, 2018)
Still one of the finest grungy/indie/alt.-rock outfits you're (probably) not listening to...
Abjection Ritual and Steel Hook Prostheses Find "No Place in Paradise" Through Joint Effort for Forthcoming Compilation, The Portrait of Mortality
"I sometimes want the world to die..."
Wicker Man: Grungy ‘90s Alt.-Metal That You Won’t Find on Spotify, Volume I
Kinda like Tad meets Stompbox, or something...
Money Grip: NJHC Obscurities, Volume I
Under-the-radar early-'90s cohorts of NJ Bloodline and the Elizabeth Town Assault Crew.
Stream the 1998 Demo From Obscure Virginia Thrash Act Mister Yuk
Groove-leaning thrash for fans of the Pavement Music roster of the '90s.
Negative Self, “A New Beginning,” from Control the Fear (Beatdown Hardwear, 2018)
Venice, CA by way of Stockholm, Sweden—once more crucial for fans of Suicidal Tendencies!
Hewolf, “Filthy Heartbeat,” from Live for Minimum Wage! (Self-Released, 2018)
Richmond, VA trio returns with another killer five-song EP of gritty-yet-melodic punk rock 'n' roll.
Set the Boy Free Debuts Melodramatic (Hip-)Pop With Jesu-Sampling "Don't Feel Fine": Stream + Interview
Mining One Tree Hill for somber earworms galore...
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.