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Top-rated albums this month
95%

Neil Young

Hitchhiker

Neil Young - Hitchhiker album cover

Neil Young is cool as shit... there I got that out of the way. He has been an inspiration to numerous bands over his 50+ year career working with Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, and his solo work. Young has played with musicians as diverse as Rick James in their first band ...

85%

Crutches

Såld

Crutches  - Såld album cover
200 Words Or Less

Crutches strike again by doing what they do best. Playing d-takt, mangel or crust or whatever you want to call it. 2015 saw the release of FörlOrAD getting praised for its rawness whilst not forgetting to write actual songs. After that Eddie joined the band on guitar, but this didn’t ...

Worst-rated albums this month
69%

GG Allin

My Prison Walls

GG Allin  - My Prison Walls album cover
Book Review

There's been many words used to describe GG Allin.PunkFelonSado-MasochistShit TerroristOk, in all fairness, that last one was used to describe Mike Patton, but believe me when I say, folks - it's applicable.Kevin Michael Allin was not a complex man, but a fucked up individual whose extreme music and shows had ...

70%

Jarboe & Father Murphy

Jarboe & Father Murphy

Jarboe & Father Murphy - Jarboe & Father Murphy album cover

Jarboe has been known for her numerous and diverse collaborations. The former Swans member has gone to perform with an impressive array of musicians, ranging from post-metal legends Neurosis, industrial mastermind Justin Broadrick, to experimental cellist Helen Money, and has also appeared as a guest in the works of Puscifer, Lustmord, A Perfect Circle and Oxbow among many more. For her ...

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80%

Death From Above

Outrage! Is Now

Death From Above - Outrage! Is Now album cover

So long, 1979. D.F.A. are back without the tag and without the chronological baggage that came along with their previous album, 2014's The Physical World. A ten year gap between that and their debut album was a hard thing to overcome, expectations wise. And Physical, while a very welcome return just ...

70%

Jarboe & Father Murphy

Jarboe & Father Murphy

Jarboe & Father Murphy - Jarboe & Father Murphy album cover

Jarboe has been known for her numerous and diverse collaborations. The former Swans member has gone to perform with an impressive array of musicians, ranging from post-metal legends Neurosis, industrial mastermind Justin Broadrick, to experimental cellist Helen Money, and has also appeared as a guest in the works of Puscifer, Lustmord, A Perfect Circle and Oxbow among many more. For her ...

82%

Myrkur

Mareridt

Myrkur - Mareridt album cover

Before dwelling into the extreme metal scene, Amalie Bruun was known from a few indie releases, which merged an alternative pop style with elements of traditional folk music. A self-defined black metal girl at heart, Bruun started moving away from her mellow side, and begun transforming into Myrkur, her black metal ...

85%

Crutches

Såld

Crutches  - Såld album cover
200 Words Or Less

Crutches strike again by doing what they do best. Playing d-takt, mangel or crust or whatever you want to call it. 2015 saw the release of FörlOrAD getting praised for its rawness whilst not forgetting to write actual songs. After that Eddie joined the band on guitar, but this didn’t ...

80%

Rixe

Baptême Du Feu

Rixe - Baptême Du Feu album cover
200 Words Or Less

More killer punk from everybody’s favorite French Oi! perfectionists. Baptême Du Feu (which translates to Baptism by Fire) is the third Rixe 7” now and they show no signs of fatigue. They’re as urgent and powerful as ever – a gruff and spirited sound that pushes adrenaline into overdrive. “Paris-Est” is a standout track. ...

95%

Neil Young

Hitchhiker

Neil Young - Hitchhiker album cover

Neil Young is cool as shit... there I got that out of the way. He has been an inspiration to numerous bands over his 50+ year career working with Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, and his solo work. Young has played with musicians as diverse as Rick James in their first band ...

85%

Zola Jesus

Okovi

Zola Jesus - Okovi album cover

Nicole Hummel aka Zola Jesus, is one of the most enticing singer/songwriters of the current scene. By incorporating elements of electronica and industrial alongside a darkwave tone and with classical leanings, she has released a series of great records highlighting her intricate sound. From the extreme days of her debut, The ...

70%

Lost Balloons

Hey Summer

Lost Balloons - Hey Summer album cover

By now it feels like hitting repeat, but for the uninitiated, Lost Balloons has to be introduced through the Marked Men timeline. The beloved Texas garage-punk band went on hiatus sometime back, when member Jeff Burke relocated to Japan. He’s since returned to the US and plays sporadically with Marked Men, as ...

80%

Nordra

Nordra

Nordra - Nordra album cover

Hailing from Seattle Washington, Monika Khot produces music under the Nordra moniker and is now releasing her self-titled debut album. Coming out from SIGE records, her record encompass a diverse set of elements, which while at first glance might appear inhumane and mechanical, under the surface contain moving moments and ...

69%

GG Allin

My Prison Walls

GG Allin  - My Prison Walls album cover
Book Review

There's been many words used to describe GG Allin.PunkFelonSado-MasochistShit TerroristOk, in all fairness, that last one was used to describe Mike Patton, but believe me when I say, folks - it's applicable.Kevin Michael Allin was not a complex man, but a fucked up individual whose extreme music and shows had ...

70%

Tex, Don and Charlie

You Don’t Know Lonely

Tex, Don and Charlie - You Don’t Know Lonely album cover
200 Words Or Less

Bonafide legends of the Australian music scene, Tex, Don and Charlie are somewhat an Australian super group with gravitas aplomb.Comprised of Tex Perkins (The Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon), Don Walker (Cold Chisel) and Charlie Owen, the trio first incarnated in 1993 and has since released an album every 12 ...

From the archive...

Midpoint

Shutup, That's Why

3.0 / 10 Midpoint - Shutup, That's Why album cover
Multiple Authors

I was bored the whole time. Most of the muscles in my face have ceased all ability to move. This is one of the most generic, boring, derivative albums I ...

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