Song of the Day
Too Many Voices, “Head and Heart,” from Catch Me If You Can (Division Street Sounds/Not Like You, 2020)
Melodic and emotive hardcore/punk à la "Dag Nasty and H2O in a blender."
Silver Chains, “Under All the Light,” from All Hail! (Self-Released, 2019)
Sinewy, post-punk-infused noise rock from Vancouver, Canada.
Chat Pile, “Mask,” from Remove Your Skin Please (Self-Released, 2019)
An atypically interesting and unsettled form of lightly industrialized "sludge-noise" that really leaves a mark.
Magazine Beach, “Trainwreck,” from Sick Day (Self-Released, 2019)
Up-and-coming emo-ish/pop-tinged alt.-rock out of Washington, D.C.
6th Circle, “Seed of Despair,” from The Third Estate (Sentient Ruin Laboratories, 2019)
Described by the label as electro-industrial/EBM for fans of Front 242, Skinny Puppy, etc.—and I actually agree!
Forced Neglect, “Bloodspiller,” from Need to Feed (Self-Released, 2019)
Crisp 'n' crunchy crossover thrash that should make Power Trip fans go apeshit.
Streetlights, “Dirt/Diamonds,” from Postcards From Knoxfield (Self-Released, 2019)
Superb emo that brings to mind portions of the early- to mid-2000s Equal Vision or Victory Records rosters.
Óværa, “Guts,” from Perdido en Islandia (Self-Released, 2019)
Ultra-brutal Botch-meets-Hellchild-sounding (death) metalcore out of Iceland.
Subway Mirror, “Clouds,” from Subway Mirror (1994)
Did you know that Dan Swanö was once in an awesomely poppy alt.-rock band?
Ore Miner, “Zygote,” from Onism (Self-Released, 2019)
Chaotic, rhythmically crushing metalcore out of New Haven, CT.
Wire Lines, “Blind,” from Terminal (Self-Released, 2019)
More angular post-hardcore greatness from this New Bedford, MA quartet.
Colonial Wound, “New Skin,” from Untitled (Self-Released, 2019)
Ultra-heavy and windingly dissonant noise rock gone metal.
Contrast of Sin, “Race of Man,” from Summer Promo (Arduous Path, 2019)
Impressively seething metallic hardcore out of NJ/DE.
The Rope, “Terminus,” from Lillian (2019)
A sleek and contemporary take on the goth-leaning side of post-punk...
One Step Closer, “Imagination of Being,” from From Me to You (Triple B, 2019)
Excellently melodic and moving hardcore out of Wilkes Barre, PA.
Skitzo, "Progressive Psychosis," from Progressive Psychosis (1990; reissued by Divebomb, 2019)
Mandatory early-'90s tech-thrash that should've garnered a reputation as a more aggressive successor to the likes of Realm or Toxik.