Surprise Package

BLACK PALM - Resentful EP (2017)


Chaotic / Grind / Metal D-Beat & Hardcore from Boston, Massachusetts

ADHERE - Light Pollution (2017)


Metallic Hardore / Crust Punk / Thrash from Murfreesboro, Tennessee

ARGUMENT - Self Titled (2017)


Hardcore D-Beat Punk from Montreal, Québec

GLACIAL TOMB - Cognitive Erosion (2017)


Death / Black Metal, Doom, Crust & Grind from Denver Colorado

ENDLESS DISEASE - Supreme Misanthropic Darkness (2017)


Extreme, Furious, Scathing, Hate-filled Crusty Black Metal from Texas

BLOODY CAESAR - Self Titled (2017)



Two-piece crust punk from Kingston, Ontario inspired by Planet of the Apes

DISGRACE WORM - Self Titled (2017)


Crust / Sludge / Doom Death Metal from Merida, Mexico

Adrestia-The Art Of Modern Warfare LP (2017)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat, Death Metal
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 11
Length: 32.0'

Holy shit.  This band absolutely rips!  Adrestia is a band from Sweden who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Adrestia features members of Massmord, Shades Of Grey, Grace Will Fall, and Future Ruins, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Adrestia play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of harcore, punk, crust, d-beat, and old school death metal within their sound.  The Art Of Modern Warfare is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on April 27th, 2017.  On The Art Of Modern Warfare, Adrestia offer up eleven tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, and death metal.  Overall, The Art Of Modern Warfare makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Hive-Parasitic Twin LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Crown And Thorn Ltd.
Tracks: 10
Length: 35.0'

Hive is a band from Minneapolis, Minnesota who formed in late 2014, from the looks of things.  Hive features members of Threadbare, Harvest, Xaphan, 108, Disembodied, and Bosnia.  Hive play a crushing and metallic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Hive can be said to be influenced by bands such as Wolfbrigade, Entombed, Cursed and His Hero Is Gone.  Since forming in 2014, Hive have released a six song EP in June of 2015.  Parasitic Twin is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Crown And Thorn Ltd. records on April 21st, 2017.  On Parasitic Twin, Hive offer up ten tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Parasitic Twin makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Lotus Ash-The Evening Redness LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 43.4'

Lotus Ash is a five piece band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who formed in 2013.  Lotus Ash play a heavy, ominous, and oppressive style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Lotus Ash can be loosely compared to bands such as Batillus, Northless, Year Of No Light, Neurosis, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Lotus Ash have released a five song LP titled The Word Of God in October of 2014.  The Evening Redness is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on April 14th, 2017.  On The Evening Redness, Lotus Ash offer up seven tracks of killer post metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, The Evening Redness makes for a killer listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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The You and What Army Faction-Rite LP (2017)

Country: Greece
Genre: Post Punk, No-Wave, Death Rock
Label: Sweetohm Recordings
Tracks: 10
Length: 40.0'


The You And What Army Faction is a four piece band from Athens, Greece who formed in 2009, from the looks of things.  The You And What Army Faction play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, no-wave, and death rock within their sound.  Musically, The You And What Army Faction can be said to be influenced by bands such as Joy Division, The Birthday Party, Echo And The Bunnymen, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, and The Ukiah Drag.  Since their inception in 2009, The You And What Army Faction have released an eleven song LP titled Fixx in November of 2009. a three song EP titled Vent in March of 2012,  a three song 7" titled Silk in July of 2012, a five song EP titled Slit in September of 2013, and a ten song LP titled Glum in April of 2015.  Rite is the band's latest nine song LP, which was released via Sweetohm recordings on February 20th, 2017.  On Rite, The You And What Army Faction offer up nine tracks of killer post punk, no-wave, and death rock.  Overall, Rite makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Peasants-Dirt Worship Demo LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Metal, Doom, Sludge, Stoner Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 38.4'

Peasants are a Brattleboro, Vermont based band who formed sometime in 2015, from the looks of things.  Peasants play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, doom,  sludge, and stoner rock within their sound.  Musically, Peasants can be loosely compared bands such as Northless, Primitive Man, The Body, and Eyehategod.  Since forming in 2015, Peasants have released a split with Azfarat in September of 2015 and a digital single titled Rising Towards Pluto in December of 2015.  Dirt Worship is the band's latest six song demo, which was released on March 29th 2017.  Dirt Worship compiles all of the band's recorded output during the last two years.  On Dirt Worship, Peasants offer up six tracks of killer post metal, doom, sludge, and stoner rock.  Overall, Dirt Worship makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Night Sins-Dancing Chrome LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Dark Wave
Label: Funeral Party Rercords
Tracks: 9
Length: 28.2'


Here's the newest 12" from Philadelphia, PA's Night Sins.  I'll keep this simple and spare you the biography for the band this time around because I'm sure most of you are very familiar with Night Sins as of now.  Just in case you don't know, Night Sins is a two piece band comprised of members of Youth Attack alum Salvation.  With that said, Night Sins play a dark, moody, and eerie style of post punk and dark wave.  Dancing Chrome is the band's latest nine song LP, which was released via Funeral Party records on April 21st, 2017.  On Dancing Chrome, Night Sins offer up nine tracks of dark and moody post punk and dark wave.  Overall, Dancing Chrome is an amazing album and is probably Night Sins' best material to date.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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...But The Shadows Have Foes-Asabiyya LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Post Metal

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 23.7'

But The Shadows Have Foes is an Illinois based band who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  But The Shadows Have Foes play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and atmospheric post metal within their sound.  But The Shadows Have Foes cite bands such as Tragedy, Archivist, Fall of Efrafa, and The Secret as influences, which definitely shows up in the band's sound and style.  Asabiyya is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on April 22nd, 2017.  On Asabiyya, But The Shadows Have Foes offer up nine tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, and post metal.  Overall, Asabiyya is a killer LP and But The Shadows Have Foes is an absolute must listen for fans of Ancst, Syndromes, Geist, and Jungbluth.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Carnis Vale-S/T 7" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal

Label: Knife Vision Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 12.10'

Here's another killer band I recently came across that I can't find any social media information, band bios, etc. but decided to share despite the fact I'm essentially going in blind as far as this review is concerned.  The little info I did find essentially describes these dudes as playing raw black metal similar to bands such as Bone Awl and ldjarn.  The art work and layout for this record was done by Mark McCoy of Youth Attack records fame, so if that is any indication of an endorsement, I don't know what is.  Carnis Vale's latest self-titled 7" features four tracks of raw and brutal as fuck sounding black metal.  Overall, this is a killer 7" and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Vacancy-Demo (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Post Punk, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 6.0'

Vacancy is a three piece band from Tampa, Florida who formed in October of 2016.  Vacancy play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, post punk, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Vacancy can be loosely compared to bands suck as Griever, Bardus, Creative, Fight Amp, and Ladder Devils.  This is the band's debut two song demo, which was released April 3rd, 2017.  On their debut two song demo, Vacancy offer up two tracks of dirty, blown-out, and tense sounding hardcore, punk, post punk, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, this demo is completely off the hook and definitely needs to be heard.  Seriously, this is probably the best demo I'll hear all week.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Odio-Ancora EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Agipunk
Tracks: 8
Length: 16.5'

Odio is a four piece band from Oakland, CA who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Odio play a vicious and blistering style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Odio can be said to be influenced by bands such as Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Totalitar, and The Holy Mountain.  Since forming in 2016, Odio have released a a cassette single in May of 2016 and a four song EP titled Un Mondo Libero Dall'Uomo in March of 2016.  Ancora is the band's latest eight song EP, which is slated for release via Agipunk records on June 13th, 2017.  On Ancora, Odio offer up eight tracks of raging and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Ancora is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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