Song of the Day
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.
Honor Role, “My Place,” from The Pretty Song (Eskimo/No Core, 1986)
A downcast hardcore/punk-informed alternative post-punk masterpiece.
Purgatory, “Dr. Pain,” from Dr. Pain (J.U.F., 1989)
Flawless and infectious thrash: "Reporting for surgery!"
Built for Battle, “Lion,” from Killing the Dream (Brutality, 2017)
Vicious upstate New York metalcore for fans of 100 Demons, All Out War, etc.
In Between, “Different Language,” from Demo 2011 (Photobooth, 2011)
Catchy and energetic melodic hardcore perfection, bar none.
357 Justice, “Triumphant Pills,” from 357 Justice (Hater of God, 2001)
Crushing metalcore of the finest order. Period.
Shelby, “The Golden Boy,” from The Luxury of Time (Gigantic Music, 2005)
Beautifully-produced lush, moody, pop-tinged alternative rock that had mainstream potential.
Sludge Terror, “Voice of the Devil,” from The Thousand Voices of Demon (Self-Released, 2017)
You're in for a Crowbar-worshipping riff fiesta from this Brazilian solo project.
Amoeba Men, “What You See,” from Amoeba Men (Whirling Dervish, 1989)
Semi-sarcastic, punked-out crossover thrash with a funky edge.
Hewolf, “Past Shadows,” from Hewolf (Self-Released, 2017)
Former members of Darkest Hour, Alabama Thunderpussy, and Joyburner bring the rock.
Shinobi, “The World is Mine” (Self-Released, 2017)
Another rugged alternative/indie rock jammer from one of my favorite new bands.
Drowning Room, “Sunday's Best,” from True Love Always (Glacial, 2017)
Taken from the unexpected 20th anniversary remastered reissue of this unsung gem...