Song of the Day
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.
...But the Shadows Have Foes, “VIII,” from Asabiyya (Self-Released, 2017)
Mysterious Illinois outfit worships at the altar of His Hero is Gone.
Thoughts of Ionesco, “Culture of the Eternal Snake,” from Skar Cymbals (Corpse Flower, 2017)
Detroit metalcore madmen return as strong as—if not stronger than—ever.
The Wraith, “Barbed Wire Somber,” from Shadow Flag (Poison Cult, 2017)
Mandatory listening for any fan of deathrock-tinged '80s post-punk...
Embryonic Cryptopathia, “Gangrene Bizarre,” from Uterine Excretor of Carcinovomit (Bestial Onslaught, 2006)
A quick, fun throwback of decade-old brutal underground goregrind.
Mortal Bodies, “Peeled Mirror,” from Embodiment (Chondritic Sound, 2017)
Precisely the type of ominous atmosphere and ideological intrigue that I hope for from such realms of experimental sound.
Antiprocess, “Bring it Down” (Self-Released, 2017)
More quintessential industrial metal gold from this one-man outfit.