Groupie, Ephemeral (Handstand Records/Tapehead City, 2021)
Post-punk meets alt. rock on Brooklyn group's sleek 'n' unique new LP.
Trillionaire, Romulus (Nefarious Industries, 2021)
Modern progressive metal collective issues a surprising gem of a debut.
Pariiah, Swallowed by Fog (Trip Machine Laboratories, 2020)
Hardcore vets team up to deliver convulsing metal-punk à la Celtic Frost + Discharge + Saint Vitus.
Man Destroyed Man, [Know Thy] Self-Titled EP (Self-Released, 2021)
Former members of Elements DEC use pandemic downtime to craft a new dose of metallic hardcore with melody and a message.
Quick Hits: Trip Machine Laboratories—War Babies, Dissolve, Herjaza
Another trio of quality goods courtesy of "The Lab."
Quick Hits: Trip Machine Laboratories—Piece of Mind, Life’s Question, Soul Blind
The latest assortment of tunes from a label that never disappoints.
A Track-by-Track Initial Reaction to Vegas' ...Not Ever
The decades-long doomsday dance takes a more belligerent and linear turn...
Bovice/Hurtpiece, Flatline (Upstate Records, 2020)
Yet more A+ quality metallic hardcore heft from the mighty Upstate Records.
Cruelty of the Heavens, Nothin's Cool (My Name is Jude Records, 2020)
The return of the best band that barely anyone is talking about...
Onespot, The Difference Between (Self-Released, 2019)
Perfect for any fan of the D.C./Maryland/Dischord Records niche of (post-)hardcore/punk.
Just Ice, Just Ice (Moo Cow Records, 2020)
Groove-suffused metallic hardcore that's an absolute must for fans of early Turnstile, etc.
Unreal City, Satyr/Sheol (Subversive Craft/Closed Casket Activities, 2019)
Fans of "holy terror"-styled hardcore can't lose with this one.
Quick Hits: Trip Machine Laboratories—Raw Breed, Miracle Drug, Piece of Mind, Ryan Patrick White, and Love & Trust
Running through the latest batch of varied goodies...
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.
Hell of Self, Hell of Self (The Coming Strife, 2019)
Ripping metallic hardcore à la Kickback meets Sworn Enemy.
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.
Sarin/Vegas, Split (Self-Released, 2019)
A slick-looking 7" EP from two distinct purveyors of the rough, rugged, and raw...
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.