Song of the Day
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.
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.