Broken Cross/Vegas, Split (Apocalyptic Visions, 2017)
A perfect pairing of dark metallic hardcore/punk enigmas...
Krupskaya/Foible Instinct, Split (7 Degrees Records, 2016)
A ferocious new split from the UK and Ukraine...
FRKSE, Desecration Anxiety I (Auris Apothecary/Divergent Series, 2016)
A unique and beautifully-packaged exploration of "false prophets and the empty promises of spirituality."
Truth & Rights, Lies & Slights (My Reality Entertainment, 2016)
Leeway's Eddie Sutton and a cast of unsung all-stars drop an instant best-of-the-year candidate.
Poutre/Gentle Veincut, Split (Et Mon Cul C'est du Tofu?, etc., 2016)
Top-shelf noise rock from Arles, France and Frankfurt, Germany...
Sister Rust, Escapist (Self-Released, 2015)
Orange County, CA quintet offers up a wide spectrum of viciously dark metalcore goodness.
Grey Heaven Fall, Black Wisdom (Aesthetics of Devastation, 2015)
A gnashing, dissonant form of blackened death metal à la Deathspell Omega meets Ulcerate.
Chinatown, The Night Market (Self-Released, 2016)
Raw '90s emo, post-punk-esque somberness, and undeniable emotional impact...
Various Artists, Death Season 5 (Darker Days Ahead, 2015)
Another solid annual installment of underground experimental noise creations...
We're the Leaders, Worlds (Self-Released, 2015)
Rocked-out post-hardcore with the jangly catchiness of emo/indie rock... and a little Voivod, too!?
Vehement Caress, Frailty (Divergent Series, 2015)
Impressive dark ambient/death industrial full-length deserving of more than a mere 70 copies...
Various Artists, The Earthen Siphon (Kalpamantra, 2015)
The fourth in a series of cooperative comps highlighting the impeccable Malignant Records roster.
Various Artists, All the Little Devils are Proud of Hell (Chondritic Sound, 2015)
An immense double-cassette collection of 18 exclusive tracks of diverse experimental noise.
Black Army Jacket, 222 (Brainscan, 2015)
Late-'90s powerviolence gem gets its well-deserved remixed and remastered reissue treatment.
Psywarfare, Throw Away the Ocean (COF/Swarm of Nails/The Tide of the End, 2015)
A gorgeously packaged revisitation of '90s-era noise cuts from Dwid Hellion.
Ashtar, Ilmasaari (Czar of Bullets/Antiq/Throne, 2015)
Basel, Switzerland duo debuts with a textbook lesson in blackened doom supremacy.
Pretty Hurts, Make Graves (Rockstar/Grave Imprint, 2015)
Berlin trio rips through raw hardcore with a sheen of noise rock and subtle post-punk flourishes.