Song of the Day
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.
Lift, “Pressure,” from Harsh Light of the Truth (Self-Released, 2018)
If you enjoy Snapcase circa Progression Through Unlearning, you need to check out Lift immediately. Like, NOW.
Crowsview, “Lost Resistance,” from Lost Resistance (Self-Released, 2018)
H8000 metalcore with a Kickback + Arkangel vibe. What's not to love?
Scratchpack, “Sick Shit,” from Unconscious Suicide. (Self-Released, 2017)
Polish trio achieves the perfect combination of Nirvana and Fudge Tunnel.
Foreign Hands, “What's Left Unsaid (The Cure for Years to Come),” from Summer '18 Promo (Self-Released, 2018)
Ripping death metalcore + melody + complexity = FUCK YES!
Negative Self, “A New Beginning,” from Control the Fear (Beatdown Hardwear, 2018)
Venice, CA by way of Stockholm, Sweden—once more crucial for fans of Suicidal Tendencies!
Hewolf, “Filthy Heartbeat,” from Live for Minimum Wage! (Self-Released, 2018)
Richmond, VA trio returns with another killer five-song EP of gritty-yet-melodic punk rock 'n' roll.
Security, “Seam,” from Arid Land (Hungry Eye, 2017)
An incredibly impressive experimental form of dark and depressing industrialized post-punk...
Actors, “Bury Me,” from It Will Come to You (Artoffact, 2018)
A cinematically synthwaved brand of forlorn-yet-danceable post-punk with a lush, modernized air of darkness.
Secondsight, “Touch,” from Promo (Self-Released, 2017)
FINALLY, a new band has completely nailed the somber, borderline emo side of '90s metallic hardcore!
Wax Wav, “Losing My Mind,” from EP1 (Self-Released, 2017)
Excellent emo/indie-tinged pop-punk à la Beach Slang.