Song of the Day
Gevurah, "Crowned With Smoke and Fire...," from Negate Everything (Negate Everything, 2017)
An unexpected trio of new cuts from these grinding U.K. blast masters...
Misery Loves Co., "Happy?," from Misery Loves Co. (Earache, 1994)
Simplistically depressing industrial metal from this underrated Swedish outfit...
Rusteater, "Drawn Into the Eclipse," from Live Demos (Self-Released, 2017)
Top-shelf dark ambient/death industrial explorations, post-Teeth Engraved With the Names of the Dead.
The Loveless, "Follow," from Star Rover (Euphonious/Prophecy, 2002)
An early-2000s "metalgaze" masterpiece from members of Saturnus, Of the Wand & the Moon, etc.
Roy Batty, "A Quality of Mercy" (Self-Released, 2017)
Creatively angular metal/punk with a Voïvod-ian sensibility.
Elizabeth Herz, "Easter Island," from Elizabeth Herz (Old Glory, 1991)
Sorely underrated early-'90s melodic/metallic hardcore brilliance...
Shinobi, "Last I Heard" (Self-Released, 2017)
Another great new alt.-rock jam from this impressive Philly quartet.
New Blood, "When Will it End" / "Weak Minds" (Self-Released, 1994)
Flawless '90s metalcore featuring future members of Fall Silent and Unconquered.
Silent Scream, "Railroaded," from Carrion Screaming (Occult Whispers, 2016)
A gothic post-punk masterpiece from this productive Finnish trio.
Roguish Armament, "Maintain," from Roguish Armament (Striving for Togetherness, 1995)
NYC hip-hop that may seem familiar if you ever flipped through hardcore zines in the '90s...
Disappoint, "Don't Feel Sorry," from You've Found Peace (Self-Released, 2017)
Even more alt.-rock gold from Pennsylvania, this time with a hardcore/punk-infused, fuzzed-out twist...
Infaust, "Rausch," from Muster (Epistrophy, 1997)
Godflesh/Christdriver industrial metal meets skronked-out noise rock and Neurosis-esque tribalism.
Once and for All, "Get a Clue," from Thinking Man's World (Nemesis, 1990)
This must be one of the funkiest hardcore records of all time, right?
Mental Disturbance, "Living in a Slum," from Mental Disturbance (Alternative Noise, 1990)
Killer crossover hardcore/thrash featuring future Belgian metalcore legend Michel Kirby.
One Man Army, "Judge Not" (2004)
Peep this short-lived and little-known outfit fronted by Fury of Five's James "Stikman" Ismean!
Code Orange, "Bleeding in the Blur," from Forever (Roadrunner, 2017)
The song that single-handedly made me a Code Orange believer.
Vain, "Inside Out," from Rolling With the Punches (Jackie Rainbow, 2017)
The '80s are in the eye of the beholder...
Ravage Ritual, "Spiritual Power," from Higher Power (Unquiet, 2016)
"Seinäjoki Negative Hardcore" act proves that Finland's still got it.