Posted May 30, 2016, 5:28 p.m.
Dalek has long been a group for outsiders. Embracing noise, industrial and ambient genres while still holding a tenuous grip on their New York hip ... read more
Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
David Bowie has always stood outside the lines. In the last decade or so, every album release came as a surprise of sorts: no media ... read more
Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 8:38 a.m.
The Banner has always been a band that embraced the darker side of their style. Being a hardcore band that tends to them lean closer ... read more
Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 10:17 p.m.
Black metal is cool now right? Not to complain. I enjoy the genre, generally speaking, and the statement isn't a cut on Black Anvil as ... read more
Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 1:48 a.m.
it would be perfectly simple to couple Nothing into the wave of modern shoegaze and close the book. They carry certain trademarks that point towards ... read more
Posted Nov. 3, 2014, 9:03 p.m.
For a band such as Serpentine Path it seems nigh impossible to seperate the members past from their current works. Being that the band is ... read more
Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 10:31 p.m.
Mammoth Grinder have made a name for themselves by playing a mix of old school death metal , d-beat and hardcore. While that combination of ... read more
Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 8:08 p.m.
The ever elusive Vegas has returned. While the band have released a scant few songs in the years since their full-length those songs have shown ... read more
Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 8:05 p.m.
The possible hermits of Son Of Man have returned after their all too brief burner of a debut the band has reconvened for something even ... read more
Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 8:49 p.m.
Cara Neir have made a name for themselves by playing a suffocating blend of grind and black metal. while this may not seem like a ... read more
Posted July 15, 2014, 12:08 a.m.
Moloch returns a second time for 2013 while Meth Drinker join them this time. Moloch remain relatively the same in that what they do is ... read more
Posted July 15, 2014, 12:05 a.m.
This is a record resembling Clash Of The Titans. Both Canada's Ensorcelor and England's Moloch have been lurching in the darkest reaches of the metal ... read more
Posted June 23, 2014, 10:18 p.m.
It has been quite a time since one could easily quantify Ulver and what they do as a unit. Garm has made no secret that ... read more
Posted June 16, 2014, 10:07 p.m.
Milwaukee's Northless have long been trudging within their brand a somewhat sprawling sludge. The band have consistently input further measures of post rock textures into ... read more
Posted May 26, 2014, 5:50 p.m.
Merzbow is noise music. While this may seem like an overstatement, Masami Akita is the forebear of the genre itself not to mention the most ... read more
Posted May 5, 2014, 9:46 p.m.
Southern Californias' Bl'ast are certainly not new by any stretch but possibly forgotten by most to the annals of time. Hardcore is a scene that ... read more
Posted April 7, 2014, 8:41 p.m.
Fuck The Facts have long been a bright spot in the canadian metal scene. The long running band have released a nearly ridiculous number of ... read more
Posted March 24, 2014, 11:14 p.m.
T.O.M.B., the one man blackened noise project, has been running strong for many years. the is such a consistency within No One's (the nom de ... read more
Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 9:07 p.m.
For all of the hype and bluster that was the so called "thrash revival" a few years later few bands can make a viable claim ... read more
Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 8:58 p.m.
While hardcore and the like have always valued the use of noise rarely has it ever been used in a combination of hardcore as a ... read more
Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 12:57 a.m.
Splits are a dilemma at times, as they inevitably will either inform you of a new band or have a couple of songs that are ... read more
Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 10:04 p.m.
Watain has been on the cusp of something huge for the last couple years. With a handful of great records and a live show that ... read more
Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 7:11 p.m.
Crusty hardcore is making a sort of renaissance as of late. With more and more bands playing the basics and still more adding the style ... read more
Posted Oct. 21, 2013, 6:57 p.m.
With one fell swoop Highness manage to confirm suspicions and completely avoid them. When a band made up of more than a few well known ... read more
Posted June 4, 2013, 12:42 a.m.
The Italian boys of Forgotten Tomb are certainly not new kids to the black metal scene. The band, going strong since the turn of the ... read more
Posted June 4, 2013, 12:24 a.m.
the black metal horde Enslaved seems to have been around forever. Unlike most bands of their genre and pedigree they have managed to add elements ... read more
Posted May 14, 2013, 1:22 a.m.
My Dying Bride is over 20 years old. While most bands that would exist for this amount of time would notably mature in sound and ... read more
Posted May 6, 2013, 11:15 p.m.
As the sister group of The Kilimanjaro Doomjazz Ensemble This group treads similar waters. While not a new group by any stretch this, their most ... read more
Posted April 30, 2013, 12:56 a.m.
closure and moloch sit on diametrically opposed sides of the same scene in the same country. They share in the metal/hardcore scene within the UK ... read more
Posted April 22, 2013, 11:04 p.m.
Kenosha, Wisonsin's Jungle Rot have been peddling their form of death metal since 1994. The band have managed to release a nearly insane amount of ... read more
Posted April 16, 2013, 9:06 a.m.
Protestant have around since 2007, yet it feels like longer. Mind you this isn't a put down as much as it is a reflection upon ... read more
Posted March 25, 2013, 11:32 p.m.
Lightbearer and Northless are two bands that tend to resemble parallel curved lines. They share bits and pieces stylistically but never quite touch. Where Lightbearer ... read more
Posted March 12, 2013, 2:04 a.m.
New Jersey's Old Wounds come out of the gate bolting for the finish. After a handful of eps and a few choice covers the band ... read more
Posted March 4, 2013, 11:30 p.m.
Druglord from Virginia are taking a slow, lurching crawl into this world. With this, their first proper LP, the three-piece make a case for less ... read more
Posted Feb. 19, 2013, 12:44 a.m.
sharing similarities that reside more than just their names Robocop and Detroit both play blinding fast powerviolence indebted grind. While neither band have anything besides ... read more
Posted Feb. 11, 2013, 11:53 p.m.
The band formerly known as Convulsions decided to set their sights pretty high apparently before writing their most recent record. Beyond shortening their name and ... read more
Posted Dec. 31, 2012, 4:51 p.m.
As a disclaimer of sorts I tend to look at bands overplaying the "we're so evil, look at us" card as cheesy and heavy handed. ... read more
Posted Dec. 31, 2012, 4:49 p.m.
For the sake of this review i will make wild and sweeping generalizations regarding the death metal genre so be warned.There seem to be 2 ... read more
Posted Dec. 31, 2012, 4:46 p.m.
Think to yourself briefly and see if you can think of more than a handful of bands that have existed for nearly 30 years. Now ... read more
Posted Dec. 17, 2012, 5:06 p.m.
Six Feet Under are certainly not new to this. The band formed by some of death metal's biggest names (at least in the ‘90s), seems ... read more
Posted Dec. 10, 2012, 3:31 p.m.
For two veteran bands the split may seem like an odd option as it is generally used to introduce new bands to another bands audience. ... read more
Posted Dec. 10, 2012, 3:19 p.m.
It's not much of a secret that Mike Patton is an odd fellow. Incredibly talented and carrying a relatively large fan base but, odd nonetheless. ... read more
Posted Dec. 3, 2012, 6:26 p.m.
World Narcosis is a relatively new band as this is their debut EP. The band's style relies on a slightly crusty version of grind hearkening ... read more
Posted Nov. 26, 2012, 3:36 p.m.
Al Jourgensen has managed to create a genre early on in his career and according to most has never quite surpassed the classics of the ... read more
Posted Nov. 19, 2012, 3:44 p.m.
South Florida's Abiotic join the death metal race as a young band. The band, over a short time, have managed to take their brand of ... read more
Posted Nov. 12, 2012, 4:56 p.m.
Formerly known as Whirl this band has been within the emerging hype machine of the shoegaze / Dream pop underground. After a demo and EP ... read more
Posted Nov. 5, 2012, 12:58 p.m.
Well most people reading this will either look at the and ask one of 2 questions. "who?" or "wait, they're still around?" The who is ... read more
Posted Nov. 5, 2012, 12:54 p.m.
Strong Intention may be one of Maryland's best kept secrets. The band have played a mix of Grind and NYHC since the '90s and seem ... read more
Posted Oct. 30, 2012, 1:34 a.m.
More and more it seems the once outer edges of Black Metal have become some of their most well known to the outside world. Where ... read more
Posted Oct. 15, 2012, 1:40 p.m.
Much could be said about Turbonegro from the Turbojugend (Their self appointed fan club), Their lyrics that tend to make not so vague references to ... read more
Posted Oct. 8, 2012, 12:52 p.m.
Sutcliffe Jugend started as an offshoot of British power electronics specialists Whitehouse, using this project to reveal the outer reaches of the human psyche—both sexually ... read more
Posted Oct. 1, 2012, 2:34 p.m.
This French band may have one of the longer band names in recent memory. Let us gloss over this even though through the ever accurate ... read more
Posted Sept. 17, 2012, 12:19 p.m.
It's not hard to figure that Vision Of Disorder were one of two Long Island Hardcore bands (along with Glassjaw) that have managed to influence ... read more
Posted Sept. 10, 2012, 2:47 p.m.
Rehashed out of Saskatoon are working at carrying the crossover torch into the next decade. While there are a few bands doing this a smaller ... read more
Posted Sept. 10, 2012, 2:42 p.m.
Ohio's Homewrecker have only been a band for a relatively short time, but in that time they have bridged the gap between clevo-style hardcore, powerviolence, ... read more
Posted Sept. 3, 2012, 1:27 p.m.
T.O.M.B. or Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy has managed to up the stakes of what can qualify as black noise for over 10 years. The group ... read more
Posted Aug. 20, 2012, 12:51 p.m.
It would be impossible to have missed the mark Xibalba have left on the hardcore scene thus far. The band has toured incessantly and released ... read more
Posted July 17, 2012, 8:29 a.m.
It may be safe to say that since the Holy Terror Record label has been revived they have managed to get on quite a roll. ... read more
Posted July 16, 2012, 11:52 a.m.
It seems more and more as of late bands are taking the lead of the mighty Darkthrone. That is to mean that much like Darkthrone ... read more
Posted July 9, 2012, 2 p.m.
Splits, in general, are dicey: often two bands (or more) are vaguely similar, making for a decent record but one that usually acts as filler. ... read more
Posted June 28, 2012, 8:37 a.m.
Ides Of Gemini probably seem to have come out nowhere to most. Looking at their members there isn't a long ex members of list or ... read more
Posted June 21, 2012, 9:19 a.m.
After what amounts to a 3 year break the Polish grinders of Antigama are back with a new label and everything. Those familiar with the ... read more
Posted June 18, 2012, 3:10 p.m.
The 2 piece "band" A Whisper In The Noise has been kicking around for the better part of the 2000's playing a style of folk ... read more
Posted June 11, 2012, 9:49 p.m.
Ab Imo Pectore has come out of Portugal and after 3 years as a band have managed to put together their first demo and get ... read more
Posted June 5, 2012, 9:15 a.m.
The mighty COC have returned. In the past few years the band returned to the musical landscape by reforming their original and much beloved lineup. ... read more
Posted May 28, 2012, 11:15 a.m.
Struck By Lightning came out the gate hard and fast about 3 years ago with their first LP "Serpents". That record truly set them apart ... read more
Posted May 21, 2012, 12:20 p.m.
A man such as El-P is an anomaly to say the least. To fully describe his music in genre labels or easily identifiable terminology is ... read more
Posted May 16, 2012, 9 a.m.
Spain's Looking For An Answer have been around long enough that to play grind is generally to be compared to those who have come before ... read more
Posted May 14, 2012, 2:34 p.m.
Since 2004 the crusty troupe of Protestant has been blasting out fierce songs with reckless abandon. So with that said their most recent release, after ... read more
Posted May 6, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
The saying goes "the good ones always leave too soon". When it comes to the world of music usually the reverse is applicable. Most times ... read more
Posted April 30, 2012, 12:46 p.m.
Both Alpinist and Masakari have made alot of progress in becoming well known within the hardcore scene in a rather short period of time. Alpinist ... read more
Posted April 23, 2012, 9:59 a.m.
Black Breath came out of the depths of the Seattle hardcore scene about 6 years ago and released a sole demo before getting the eyes ... read more
Posted April 23, 2012, 9:55 a.m.
Pick Your Side came out last year seemingly out of nowhere. The band was merely touted by many as the return of Beckman. The man ... read more
Posted April 16, 2012, 8:46 a.m.
California's The Love Below seemed to sadly fly under the radar upon the release of their last EP. Said EP "Reproductive Rights" played a speedy ... read more
Posted April 16, 2012, 8:38 a.m.
Graf Orlock has never been a band to waste time. Much like any of their other releases there's never a meandering part or ambient build ... read more
Posted April 9, 2012, 1:59 p.m.
Splits are, in general, a simultaneously good and bad thing. For each split that flows and feels strong through out (maybe even introduces you to ... read more
Posted April 9, 2012, 1:57 p.m.
Enabler play a style of hardcore that takes clear influence from crust and metal (ala His Hero Is Gone). Over their first year they managed ... read more
Posted April 2, 2012, 7:05 a.m.
The Book Of Knots are an anomaly in music. They are a super group of sorts entailing members of many different groups (Including Skeleton Key, ... read more
Posted March 12, 2012, 1:38 p.m.
Fatal Birth are a relatively new band. This being their first major release one could assume any number of things from the bands' artwork alone. ... read more
Posted March 12, 2012, 1:24 p.m.
Creatures have made a name fo9r themselves over the past few years playing a style of metalcore that bears a resemblance to the Holy Terror ... read more
Posted March 5, 2012, 1:52 p.m.
Planet Asia has built a long history in underground hip hop. While certainly not the best known to most he has built his career from ... read more
Posted March 5, 2012, 1:33 p.m.
Maker have been a band for a few years now crawling out of the Massachusetts hardcore scene. The band play a style of pop punk ... read more
Posted Feb. 27, 2012, 11:25 a.m.
There has been a resurgence over the past few years of Shoegaze style rock. While many of the more known bands of this style tend ... read more
Posted Feb. 20, 2012, 11:43 a.m.
Copywrite is a rapper from Ohio. Having made his name along with his MegaHertz group (that included Rjd2). He became respected amongst the backpack underground ... read more
Posted Feb. 13, 2012, 11:52 a.m.
Cape of Bats is probably the least known about band in the Holy Terror Roster. Cape has slowly been releasing songs online for free throughout ... read more
Posted Feb. 6, 2012, 1:31 p.m.
Enforcers are a band out of Montreal. While the city has a long history of technical metal many forget about the hardcore scene that had ... read more
Posted Jan. 30, 2012, 9:46 a.m.
Bloodlet seem to be a sadly forgotten band. Even in their time they were overshadowed by the other bands Victory Records released. Sadly a band ... read more
Posted Jan. 9, 2012, 9:24 p.m.
Aelter, like most bands, have a backstory. Unlike most they can be explained through their other projects without fully describing what they are about. The ... read more
Posted Jan. 2, 2012, 1:29 p.m.
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore is a band that has always sat outside of any distinct genre. Clearly influenced by both jazz and doom ... read more
Posted Dec. 26, 2011, 1:13 p.m.
The ex members game is a precarious one to play. For every band that bares similarity to it's members past exploit there are just as ... read more
Posted Dec. 19, 2011, 2:36 p.m.
In the past two years there has been some speculation about the Gallagher brothers. Even during their career as Oasis the speculation was there. Many ... read more
Posted Dec. 12, 2011, 1:22 p.m.
Beware Of Safety are a Post-Rock band. Sounds simple and plain enough. As they do reside in a genre known for aping their forefathers in ... read more
Posted Dec. 12, 2011, 1:02 p.m.
Bayonet is a Jersey super group or sorts. taking members from such bands as Senses Fail, The Banner among others. In any situation like this ... read more
Posted Dec. 5, 2011, 10:26 a.m.
Nightmares are a hard thing to quantify. As they happen without any control or uniformity. The terror invoked can be quite real and seem silly ... read more
Posted Dec. 2, 2011, 4:26 a.m.
After a number of demos and EPs the members of Sutekh Hexen have unleashed their debut LP upon the world. Unleashed seems to be the ... read more
Posted Nov. 28, 2011, 11:44 a.m.
The guys of Sabertooth Zombie have been doing their own thing for awhile now. That "thing" as it were is a mash up of hardcore, ... read more
Posted Nov. 21, 2011, 9:09 a.m.
Negative Plane are certainly not a new band. Having released their prior full length 5 years ago the band seemed to have disappeared for quite ... read more
Posted Nov. 14, 2011, 2:33 p.m.
Many wondered what was next for Justin Pearson. The man known for many project (Swing Kids, The Locust, 31G Records, etc) had been out of ... read more
Posted Nov. 7, 2011, 12:49 p.m.
Reclusa has joined the ranks of the crucial blaze releases and take little time to make their intentions known. While the group released a few ... read more
Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 12:32 p.m.
Before i get done writing this review i may have listened to this record 5 times, possibly more. That is listening to this record once ... read more
Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 12:28 p.m.
Powerwolves had been running around the northeast for a little while now. While this is not important in itself, the band does take their sound ... read more
Posted Oct. 17, 2011, 9:28 a.m.
Dream pop as a genre seems to have made a slight comeback in recent years. While this may be due to many factors more bands ... read more
Posted Oct. 17, 2011, 9:20 a.m.
Triac has had a rather long history much of which seems unnoticed by those who aren't on top of their game. Over the course of ... read more
Posted Oct. 17, 2011, 9:01 a.m.
Antonymes is one Ian M. Hazeldine. The North Welsh based artist has in the last two years released more than a couple works of almost ... read more
Posted Oct. 10, 2011, 7:38 a.m.
Protagonist made their name a couple years ago by releasing a strong skate punk record. This is to say they brought back the glory days ... read more
Posted Oct. 3, 2011, 7:53 a.m.
After their introduction to the more mainstream world Make Your Mark a few years ago Living With Lions went through a few things. This includes ... read more
Posted Oct. 3, 2011, 7:50 a.m.
Farewell Continental went great lengths to keep their members secret for some time. While not anywhere close to a secret anymore the band divorce themselves ... read more
Posted Sept. 26, 2011, 10:41 a.m.
Low Places have done much in a short time. Coming out of California with a style that is unlikeable to most and building on said ... read more
Posted Sept. 19, 2011, 6 a.m.
Over the past year or so A389 Records has put out a staggering amount of releases that sit just barely within the confines of metal ... read more
Posted Sept. 12, 2011, 4:39 a.m.
Evil can come in many forms. Everyone can explain the evil in any number of things man can perceive. More rare than that is a ... read more
Posted Sept. 5, 2011, 3:03 a.m.
The band Winterus formerly known as The Ancient are a Michigan band that seems to be wishing it was from the coldest regions of Norway. ... read more
Posted Sept. 5, 2011, 2:49 a.m.
Lavinia are a post rock super group of sorts. being comprised of members of more than a couple Mylene Sheath bands including Caspian and Eksi ... read more
Posted Aug. 29, 2011, 12:40 p.m.
Cyvoid are a band out of Britain with a strong sense of the past. This band made up of ex members of zombie fanatics Send ... read more
Posted Aug. 29, 2011, 12:09 p.m.
Junior Battles have made their name touring and releasing a few splits over the last year or so. So what does a band with a ... read more
Posted Aug. 22, 2011, 6:09 a.m.
What is there to say about Legend? The band released an album titled Valediction last year. That album was another entry into the deathcore fan ... read more
Posted Aug. 18, 2011, 7:46 a.m.
Deadverse Massive is a group of sorts headed by the duo of Dalek and Oktopus, who also make up the group Dalek. This compilation or ... read more
Posted Aug. 15, 2011, 10:19 a.m.
There have been a number of bands that have tried to raise the banner of eras part. Whether it be the youth crew band or ... read more
Posted Aug. 15, 2011, 10:19 a.m.
Gravehill are a band formed from Gehenna. While the band have persevered and continue on to this day this demo is the only recording with ... read more
Posted Aug. 8, 2011, 11:04 a.m.
This is like a new school thrash of the titans album. Both bands have made their names being basically thrash metal bands each with their ... read more
Posted July 25, 2011, 9:51 a.m.
The Duo of Herra Terra seemed to come out of nowhere when their signing was announced by The Mylene Sheath. Seemingly no prior releases could ... read more
Posted July 25, 2011, 9:46 a.m.
Gifts From Enola should be fairly recognizable to anyone into the post rock scene at this point. The Virginia based band have been putting out ... read more
Posted July 17, 2011, 4:16 p.m.
This album begins with a short acoustic introduction. With tense melodic vocals leading to background screaming. this song lasts for under a minute and does ... read more
Posted July 11, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
Keith Canisius is a lesser known musician who managed to be born in the USA and move himself out to Denmark. This album is not ... read more
Posted July 11, 2011, 9:25 a.m.
A389 Records announced earlier this year the signing of Homewrecker. The band play a nasty style of hardcore with nods to powerviolence and straight out ... read more
Posted June 20, 2011, 2:44 a.m.
Pygmylush have certainly put their time in their scene their ex members list is extensive and well documented. Knowledge of their past endeavors would do ... read more
Posted June 20, 2011, 2:38 a.m.
The Reptilian come with little to no notice. The Michigan band has been around for almost 4 years now with only a handful of releases. ... read more
Posted June 14, 2011, 12:45 p.m.
Withdrawal is possibly carrying metallic hardcore standards for all of Canada. As it becomes harder to note a truly interesting band of this style in ... read more
Posted June 13, 2011, 4:03 a.m.
Xibalba translates to "Place Of Fear" meaning a place where the evil go when they die in Mayan culture. There is no more fitting name ... read more
Posted June 6, 2011, 11:15 a.m.
This is another band that while maintaining some bleak footing in the black metal scene exists as a noise group. That is not to say ... read more
Posted May 23, 2011, 5:10 a.m.
Annihilation Time are a band that has been around for awhile. They play a style of hardcore punk that takes much from old school rock ... read more
Posted May 16, 2011, 6:15 a.m.
Pulling teeth have always taken the term metalcore to an almost literal degree. Much like Integrity has done in the sense that for every breakdown ... read more
Posted May 9, 2011, 3:43 a.m.
Seraphim created a good bit of buzz with an EP release last year on A389. What the Ep proved is that this 3 piece was ... read more
Posted May 9, 2011, 3:40 a.m.
Pala are a band that went seemingly unnoticed upon release of their debut EP. While the band did have some growing to do they managed ... read more
Posted April 11, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
The Cobra Skulls are certainly not new to the punk scene. The band has made a name for themselves in the post Against Me! style ... read more
Posted April 4, 2011, 11:14 a.m.
True Widow are one of the many bands that gets lumped into the burgeoning new school of shoegaze. While shoegaze bands of the past played ... read more
Posted March 28, 2011, 8:38 a.m.
Ruined Families are another band entering the hardcore sweepstakes. The band hailing from Greece carries the torch that Cursed carried. Meaning you're in for heavy ... read more
Posted March 28, 2011, 8:34 a.m.
Korperschwache may seem like a new band. In many ways this is true. This being their first widely available album after years of putting out ... read more
Posted March 28, 2011, 8:30 a.m.
Bad Mask are a fairly new band hailing from New Jersey. The band deals in semi technical Metal. While not being as technical as some ... read more
Posted March 21, 2011, 7 a.m.
Barren Earth is like an ex-members of who's who. Sporting members from Swallow The Sun, Amorphis, and Moonsorrow among others. The band is veritable Swedish ... read more
Posted March 21, 2011, 6:55 a.m.
Much can be said on the history of Hellmouth. The band led by former Suicide Machines vocalist Jay Navarro and containing members of various other ... read more
Posted March 7, 2011, 4:37 a.m.
What can be said about Crowbar that hasn't already been said? Easily one of the heaviest band's in modern metal the Louisiana band has persevered ... read more
Posted March 7, 2011, 4:28 a.m.
This band is what one supposes would be the great Canadian deathcore hope. That is to say they follow in the footsteps, at least in ... read more
Posted Feb. 28, 2011, 11:46 a.m.
This album starts with a quick drum blast jumping right into the sort of melodic death metal that was popular a couple years ago. Apparently ... read more
Posted Feb. 28, 2011, 11:39 a.m.
The Famine are certainly not a new band per se. They contain overly experienced members of the band Emboyment. While Their previous band seems largely ... read more
Posted Feb. 28, 2011, 11:36 a.m.
Football, Etc. are a Texas three piece and this is the most recent piece of their shortly building discography. There is much to be said ... read more
Posted Feb. 21, 2011, 1:17 a.m.
Most people already have a clear opinion of Cradle Of Filth. Generally speaking the band are rather polarizing and have done little over time to ... read more
Posted Feb. 14, 2011, 9:58 a.m.
This record has been a long time coming. It had been announced quite awhile back with little to no info given to anyone outside of ... read more
Posted Feb. 8, 2011, 6:23 a.m.
There is a ridiculous amount of variation in pop punk as of late. There was one band back in the early days that crossed between ... read more
Posted Feb. 7, 2011, 4:29 a.m.
Dave Hause is no secret to anyone that listens to punk rock. He is known for being one of the better storytellers in modern punk. ... read more
Posted Jan. 31, 2011, 10:07 a.m.
Liam Singer plays the role of musical journeyman having been back and forth across the states playing with a multitude of different bands of many ... read more
Posted Jan. 10, 2011, 11:17 a.m.
Nahemah are a rather different band. Coming out of Spain a country not generally known for their metal and playing a style different than most. ... read more
Posted Jan. 3, 2011, 3:13 p.m.
Off With Their Heads have built a reasonable fanbase within the fest related punk scene. This is due to certain consistency in their style, without ... read more
Posted Dec. 20, 2010, 2:14 p.m.
Neige, the sole contributor of Alcest, has stayed remarkably busy throughout 2010. Between his other projects (Lantlos, Ameseours) and the first actual set of stateside ... read more
Posted Nov. 17, 2010, 2:12 a.m.
Post Metal is a pretty loaded genre tag. Most people (myself included) find it misleading. The idea relies on the idea that more effects on ... read more
Posted Nov. 8, 2010, 11:12 a.m.
War from a Harlots Mouth is definitely not new to the metal core or death core scene. They’ve been around a while, done tours, essentially ... read more
Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 6:49 a.m.
Terrible things are like an early 2000’s super group of sorts. As much as I hate relying on ex member notations for new records this ... read more
Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 6:47 a.m.
Paper + Plastick seem to release new albums by fairly new bands at a pretty regular clip. Blacklist Royals are just the newest in that ... read more
Posted Oct. 25, 2010, 1:52 p.m.
This has been one the more highly anticipated records within the punk and hardcore scene in this year. How does a band overcome scene hype ... read more
Posted Oct. 21, 2010, 7:49 p.m.
Let Me Run managed to get alot of recognition in 2009 very quickly. This maybe be because of their jersey roots and owing much in ... read more
Posted Oct. 21, 2010, 7:41 a.m.
A Wilhelm Scream are back. After a period of absence the mighty punks from the northeast are back. The band seemed to dissapear for a ... read more
Posted Oct. 20, 2010, 2:42 p.m.
A Loss For Words are an above average pop punk band. That is a rather general statement but, noting that i have listened to their ... read more
Posted Oct. 14, 2010, 11:17 a.m.
Zu are a strange band. They are the type of band that could almost only fit on Ipecac because they love the abnormal. They are ... read more
Posted Oct. 14, 2010, 11:14 a.m.
Grindcore is tough genre to single most bands out of. There are standouts like Napalm Death and heirs to the throne like Misery Index (I ... read more
Posted Oct. 14, 2010, 11:12 a.m.
Goner records has a certain sound to everything on their label. Part Ramones, part garage band record it lo-fi and or subtract piano and organs ... read more
Posted Oct. 6, 2010, 7:17 a.m.
In the last two years Justin Vernon became a household name of sorts. Firstly it was under the pseudonym Bon Iver. Secondly it was indie ... read more
Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:54 a.m.
Deep Elm has, over the past few years, been relying more on their internet presence rather than being a label that releases records in a ... read more
Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:30 a.m.
Many hardcore bands go one way or the other. Either they play ridiculously heavy to an almost numbing degree. On the other hand there are ... read more
Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:26 a.m.
Sometimes one can be anticipate something too much. Expect too much from something so as to nullify anything enjoyable from said thing. Sadly Expectations are ... read more
Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:22 a.m.
Some bands exist both inside a scene and outside the sound of the given scene. Beaten Alive are one of those bands. They are a ... read more
Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:19 a.m.
Psych rock is a mixed up genre. Ok, yeah it is spacey it technically rocks without really being rock per se. The part where i ... read more
Posted July 13, 2010, 4:14 a.m.
Metalcore may be the most loaded term in modern underground music. For most it means you sound like Hatebreed or for the slightly more adventurous ... read more
Posted June 16, 2010, 7:34 a.m.
Every once in awhile you try out an album and it becomes a happy accident. These albums become special to you because you just took ... read more
Posted June 16, 2010, 7:27 a.m.
I wasn't sure what to make of this upon getting it. I had seen it compared to hip-hop, Rage Against The Machine, Whole Wheat Bread, ... read more
Posted June 9, 2010, 3:56 a.m.
There are certain labels as a music fan that I follow wholeheartedly. I could say The Mylene Sheath is one of these labels for me. ... read more
Posted June 9, 2010, 3:46 a.m.
Apparently Kickback is from France and is controversial as well as infamous. I'm not trying to doubt these claims but I haven't been able to ... read more
Posted May 16, 2010, 10:33 p.m.
Liturgy is part of what may be referred to the new school of hipster black metal. Sure this is an unfair assessment in reality but ... read more
Posted April 26, 2010, 10:28 p.m.
This is the second EP in as many years from this young band. While they are overwhelmingly young, they are not without experience. Touting members ... read more
Posted April 26, 2010, 10:19 p.m.
I could start and end this review with just one word: brutal. Unfortunately, I think my editor would prefer a few more words. This is ... read more
Posted Dec. 10, 2009, 7:37 a.m.
I was admittedly pretty psyched about this as it marks Andy Hurley's (Fall Out Boy) return to hardcore. Unfortunately this ends up sounding like Misery ... read more
Posted Dec. 10, 2009, 7:34 a.m.
This release blazes through the listener at a ridiculously fast clip. Eight tracks of fast punk styled thrash madness. The label compares them to Trash ... read more
Posted Dec. 10, 2009, 7:28 a.m.
This EP makes sense to be released by Six Feet Under and hence a member of Blacklisted. This is essentially a Japanese version of that ... read more
Posted Dec. 6, 2009, 8:39 p.m.
There where a few things that caught me about this between the record itself and the press release given to me with it. First, this ... read more
Posted Nov. 23, 2009, 8:05 p.m.
I've said it before: Translation Loss has an amazing knack for finding bands that are head and heels over most of the metal world. This ... read more
Posted Nov. 16, 2009, 8:18 p.m.
To start I took a whole bunch of notes on White Mice's Ganjahovedose and realized afterward that I missed something kind of big about this ... read more
Posted Nov. 12, 2009, 2:09 a.m.
To create a preface for the reader I'm going to backtrack a bit. I grew up during an amazing time for metalcore - before Victory ... read more
Posted Nov. 2, 2009, 7:55 p.m.
I really hate bringing up the ex-members of thing when talking about records. No, seriously I do. Defeatist is the perfect example as to why. ... read more
Posted Oct. 22, 2009, 2:24 p.m.
It seems as though Six Feet Under is showing its punk roots. Not so surprisingly, so are some collected members of Ceremony. This short release ... read more
Posted Oct. 22, 2009, 2:20 p.m.
There's a couple ways to start this one. We could examine the ex members of pedigree, which normally would give you a hint at what ... read more
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