Song of the Day
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...
Black Magic Acid Cult, “Mother's Boy,” from Bad Trips & Ritual Murders (Self-Released, 2017)
Take the ride with this "electronic doom noise" duo from the Netherlands...
Gevurah, “Crowned With Smoke and Fire...,” from Negate Everything (Negate Everything, 2017)
An unexpected trio of new cuts from these grinding U.K. blast masters...
Misery Loves Co., “Happy?,” from Misery Loves Co. (Earache, 1994)
Simplistically depressing industrial metal from this underrated Swedish outfit...
Rusteater, “Drawn Into the Eclipse,” from Live Demos (Self-Released, 2017)
Top-shelf dark ambient/death industrial explorations, post-Teeth Engraved With the Names of the Dead.
The Loveless, “Follow,” from Star Rover (Euphonious/Prophecy, 2002)
An early-2000s "metalgaze" masterpiece from members of Saturnus, Of the Wand & the Moon, etc.
Roy Batty, “A Quality of Mercy” (Self-Released, 2017)
Creatively angular metal/punk with a Voïvod-ian sensibility.
Elizabeth Herz, “Easter Island,” from Elizabeth Herz (Old Glory, 1991)
Sorely underrated early-'90s melodic/metallic hardcore brilliance...
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...