Song of the Day
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.
Rancorous, “Stealth Dominion,” from Stealth Dominion (Self-Released, 2019)
Imagine, perhaps, if Angelcorpse leaned more Infest than Morbid Angel.
The Northern Skulls, "8.6.45" (Miltown Cover, 2018)
Current (and killer) Jonah Jenkins-fronted outfit covers defunct (and killer) Jonah Jenkins-fronted outfit.
Last Night Issue, “Split Second” (2019)
Belgian duo delivers inventively brooding guitar/drums grunge.
Slap of Reality, “A Part Of” (2019)
Emotional and melodic (post-)hardcore/punk that's perfect for fans of Samiam, etc.
xconsumetosatisfyx, “The Play of Life,” from xconsumetosatisfyx (Catalyst, 2018)
Flawless "vegan edge metal" featuring members of Safe and Sound and Judiciary.