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...
Quick Hits: Trip Machine Laboratories, Dose: 23 - Dose: 29
Catching up on over a year's worth of top-notch releases...
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.
Watchmaker, Kill. Crush. Destroy. / Hirudinea Split EP (Killeveryone, 2015)
A cool cassette reissue from these sadly defunct cacophonous thrashers.
Omega Diatribe, Abstract Ritual (Self-Released, 2015)
A killer slab of burly, detuned, groove-centric, and djent-tinged metal from Budapest, Hungary.
Sewer Goddess, Painlust (Black Plagve, 2015)
Uniquely sinister industrial/doom metal meets experimental noise.
Heads., Heads. (This Charming Man, 2015)
Dead-on perfect noise rock with slithering bass, a dash of skronk, and loads of ominous intrigue.
Implode, I of Everything (Cramada, 2015)
Classic melodic Swedish death/thrash, with a modern twist...