Song of the Day
Gridiron, “What Can You Do?,” from Loyalty at All Costs (Streets of Hate, 2020)
Hardass metalcore grooves featuring members of Year of the Knife and Never Ending Game.
Repetitionist, “Check Please,” from Process and Intention (Self-Released, 2020)
Downcast post-hardcore meets emo-esque sludge-noise.
Blood From the Soul, “Debris of Dreams,” from DSM-5 (Deathwish Inc., 2020)
27 years later, Shane Embury resurrects one of the finest industrial metal side projects of all time!
Kind, “Broken Tweaker,” from Mental Nudge (Ripple Music, 2020)
Doom-soaked stonery excellence out of Boston that should appeal to fans of Goatsnake, etc.
Abrasion, “Intro/Coward's Display,” from Demonstration (2020)
Southern California metalcore that owes equal inspiration to Merauder, All Out War, and H8000...
Black Harvest, “Abandon,” from Sun Across the Fields (Self-Released, 2020)
Supreme technical, progressive, and visceral extreme metal from one of the genre's more unsung greats.
The Feeds, “Stepping Out,” from The Feeds (Self-Released, 2020)
Excellent "melodic, riff-driving rock 'n' roll" featuring ex-members of underrated '90s greats Lustre.
Fleshwater, “Linda Claire,” from Demo 2020 (Self-Released, 2020)
"Grunge-gaze" greatness with probable lineup ties to Vein.
Stubborn, “Consuming of Self,” from Life Out of Balance (Self-Released, 2020)
Sludgy, brutishly groove-soaked metalcore from Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Teeth Engraved With the Names of the Dead, “Hunted,” from It Will Be Dark Soon (Self-Released, 2020)
Philly-based noise/industrial duo returns with some of their finest output to date.
Dissolve, “Spider Squadrons,” from Until the Drugs Wear Off (Maitsuba, 2020)
Skull-crackingly vicious yet underrated metalcore on-and-off for nearly three decades.
Damokles, “It's Closing Time” (2020)
Slightly heavy/melodic post-hardcore-and-then-some from this new Norwegian outfit.
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.