Alpha Safari



Man, I've been meaning to make a post about this band forever. Talking about Entombed in the chat today reminded me about it again, so here it is. This album is one of my all time faves, and it's weird as fuck. Featuring members of Entombed and Misery Loves Co, this Swedish 4-piece started life with the name Washoe. They played a few shows and even recorded a demo under that name before switching over to Alpha Safari. In 2004, they released their only CD, Commercial Suicide, and I don't even know how to describe it. It's all over the place, every song is different than the other. I love the production as well, its incredibly crisp but completely raw and in the red at the same time. It's super energetic and at the same time it's devastatingly depressing. The best way I can describe this is, imagine if you took Hot Snakes and cross-bred them with Fugazi & Rocket From The Crypt, add in some Queens Of The Stone Age & some Dinosaur Jr. and then drop them in Sweden. Hey I told you it was fucking weird OK. Here is the Commercial Suicide CD along with 1 extra song that came from God knows where. If anyone happens to have that Washoe demo I would LOVE to get it. And I apologize in advance, this is only 128kbps, I am full of shame. If anyone has a 320 rip, it would be appreciated.


Suffering Quota-Life In Disgust LP (2018)

Country: Holland
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label:
Loner Cult Records, Dawnbreed Records, Mono Canibal Records, and 7 Degrees Records
Tracks: 12
Length: 18.25'


Suffering Quota is a four piece band from Groningen, Holland who formed in 2009.  Suffering Quota play a blistering, caustic, volatile, and completely unhinged style of music that mixes equal parts hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence wihin their sound.  Since their inception in 2009, Suffering Quota have released a five song demo in August of 2011, a split 7" with Grinding Halt in February of 2012, a self-titled LP in February of 2014, and a split with My Minds Mine in Mayof 2017.  Life In Disgust is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Loner Cult, Dawnbreed, Mono Canibal, and 7 Degrees records on November 2nd, 2018.  On Life In Disgust, Suffering Quota offer up twelve tracks of blistering hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Life In Disgust totally kicks ass and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Suffering Quota-S/T LP (2014) 
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(GER) Ancst-Abolitionist EP (2018)

Country: Germany
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Black Metal, Crust
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 23.35''


Ancst is a four piece band from Berlin, Germany who formed in 2011.  Ancst play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, black metal, and crust within their sound.  Musically, Ancst can be loosely compared to bands such as Svffr, Throwers, Direwolves, Seizures, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Ancst have released a three song demo in August of 2012, a two song cassette titled the Humane Condition in April of 2013, appeared on the Miss The Stars compilation in June of 2013, a two song cdr titled Lamenting A Dying World in August of 2013, a split LP with Hiveburner in August of 2013, a split with Smutecni Slavnost in January of 2014, a split with D/AA/D in May of 2014, a four song EP titled Taima in September of 2014, a compilation of out of print early material titled In Turmoil in August of 2014, a split with AST in March of 2015, a two song EP titled Dark Space Clutter in October of 2015, appeared on the Into The Vortex compilation in March of 2016, a ten song LP titled Moloch in April of 2016, a seven song EP titled Stormcaster in October of 2016, a six song EP titled Furnace in February of 2017, a split with King Apathy in August of 2017, a split with Depravation February of 2018, an eleven song LP titled Ghosts Of The Timeless Void in March of 2018, a tern song LP titled Celestial in July of 2018, and a fifteen song compilation LP titled Anomaly in July of 2018.  Abolitionist is the band's latest EP, which was released on November 16th, 2018.  On Abolitionist, Ancst offer up seven tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding blackened and crust tinged modern hardcore.  Overall, Abolitionist is an incredible EP and should should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Seriously, I can't get enough of this album.  Enjoy!

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Ancst-Ghots Of The Timeless Void LP (2018)
Ancst/Depravation-Split 7" (2018)

Sounding-Trepanation EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Noisecore
Label: Dark Trail/Already Dead Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 13.05'


Sounding is a band from Louisiana who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Sounding play a scathing, brutal, and vicious as fuck sounding style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, grindcore, and noisecore within their sound.  Musically, Sounding can be loosely compared to bands such as Pig Destroyer, Daughters, Full Of Hell, Fulgora, and Converge.  Trepanation is the band's debut EP, which was released via Dark Trail and Already Dead Records on September 22nd, 2017.  On Trepanation, Sounding offer up ten tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, grindcore, and noisecore.  Overall, Trepanation makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Stove-'s Favorite Friend LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Indie Rock, Alt. Rock, Shoegaze

Label: Exploding In Sound
Tracks: 11
Length: 33.5'

Stove is a four piece band from Newtown, CT who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Stove features members of Ovlov, so going on that alone, you know you're in for a special treat.  Stove play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of indie rock, alt. rock, and shoegaze within their sound.  Musically, Stove can be loosely compared to bands such as Yuck, Swirlies, Estates, Built To Spill, Guided By Voices, Codeine, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Stove has released an LP and two EPs.   's Favorite Friend is the band's latest LP, which was released via Exploding In Sound records on October 31st, 2018.  On 's Favorite Friend, Stove offer up eleven tracks of hazy, dreamy, and infectiously catchy sounding indie rock, alt. rock, and shoegaze.  Overall, 's Favorite Friend makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Blind Girls-Residue 12" (2018)

Country: Australia
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Zegema Beach
Tracks: 11
Length: 19.20'

Blind Girls is a five piece band from Gold Coast, Australia who formed in 2013.  Blind Girls play a harsh, abrasive, and volatile style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Blind Girls can be loosely compared to bands such as Loma Prieta, Lord Snow, Frail Hands, Beau Navire, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Blind Girls have released a three song EP titled Solace in July of 2013, a seven song EP titled Efflorescence in August of 2014, a six song 7" titled He Who Swallowed The Bloom in September of 2015, and a split 7" with Sans Visage in December of 2016.  Residue is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Zegema Beach on November 13th, 2018.  On Residue, Blind Girls offer up eleven tracks of chaotic and volatile sounding hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Residue makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Raw Peace-Total Death LP (2018)

Country: Belgium
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Hypertension Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 13.05'

Raw Peace is a four piece band from Ghent, Belgium who formed in 2017.  Raw Peace play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Raw Peace can be loosely compared to bands such as Allergy, No Power, His Hero Is Gone, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Raw Peace have released a four song EP titled Hand Of Death in April of 2017.  Total Death is the band's latest LP, which was released via Hypertension records on October 26th, 2018.  On Total Death, Raw Peace offer up ten tracks of raw and ugly sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Total Death makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Sick Shit-Persevere EP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Powerviolence

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 3.0'

Sick Shit is a four piece band from New Jersey who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Sick Shit play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Since forming in 2015, Sick Shit have released a seventeen song EP titled Softcore in February of 2016, a three song EP titled Reclaimed in September of 2016, a two song demo in January of 2018, and a five song EP in March of 2018.  Persevere is the band's latest EP, which was released on July 17th, 2018.  On Persevere, Sick Shit offer up four tracks of killer hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Persevere makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed. Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Senior Fellows/Floodwalker-Split 10" (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Sludge, Crust, Doom
Label:  Night Animal Records
Tracks: 5
Length: 23.15'


Damn, Here's a killer new split featuring new material from OK's Senior Fellows and  Dayton OH's Floodwalker.  Senior Fellows are a four piece band from Tulsa, Oklahoma who formed in early 2014, from the looks of things.  Senior Fellows play a killer style of hardcore and sludge.  Musically, Senior Fellows can be said to be influenced by bands such as Eyehategod, Old Man Gloom, Brain Oil, Neurosis, and Primitive Man.  Since forming in 2014, Senior Fellows have released an eleven song LP titled Ecclesiastical Servitude in March of 2013, a ten song LP titled Shallow Grave For A Dying God in September of 2015, a split 7" with Holy Void in January of 2016, and an eight song LPThe Christened Remains Of An Evolutionary Catastrophe in November of 2016.  On their side of the split, Senior Fellows offer up three tracks of filthy and heavy as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and sludge.  The next two songs on the split come courtesy of Floodwalker.  Floodwalker is a five piece band from Dayton, Ohio who formed in 2015.  Since forming in 2015, Floodwalker have released a self-titled EP in February of 2016 and a digital single titled Lifeless in December of 2017.  On their side of the split, Floodwalker offer up two tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, metal, sludge, and doom.  Overall, this is an amazing split and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  This amazing split was released via Night Animal records on November 2nd, 2018. 

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Senior Fellows-Christained Remains Of An Evolutionary Catastrophe LP (2017)
Senior Fellows/Holy Void-Split 7" (2016)
Senior Fellows-A Shllow Grave For A Dying God LP (2015)
Senior Fellows-Ecclesiastical Servitude LP (2015)

Eulcid C Finder-S/T/A Standard Basis EP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore
Label: Zegema Beach
Tracks: 11
Length: 18.16'


Eulcid C Finder is a one man band from Baltimore, Maryland who formed in late 2017, from the looks of things.  Eulcid C Finder features Mike from Neck First, Kiss The Sky Goodbye, and Egarra.  Eulcid C Finder plays a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and grindcore within their style.  Musically, Eulcid C Finder can be loosely compared to bands such as Graf Orlock, .Gif From God, Me And Him Call It Us, Ampere, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Eulcid C Finder have released a five song EP titled A Standard Basis For The Set Of All Discontent in February of 2018.  This is the band's latest EP, which was released on cassette via Zegema Beach records on October 8th, 2018.  Eulcid C Finder's latest EP features six new tracks along with the five songs contained on theit A Standard Basis EP. On their latest EP, Eulcid C Finder offer up eleven tracks of of chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and grindcore.  Overall, A Standard Basis For The Set of All Discontent makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Tomb Mold-Cerulean Salvation EP (2018)

Country: Canada
Genre: Black Metal, Death Metal
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 11.0'


Tomb Molt is a Toronto, Ontario based band who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Tomb Mold play an ugly, vicious, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of black metal and death metal within their sound.  Since forming in 2015, Tomb Mold have released a four song EP titled The Bottomless Perdition in January of 2016, a three song EP titled The Moulting in September of 2016, a two song EP titled Cryptic Transmissions in September of 2017, and a seven song LP titled Manor Of Infinite Forms in June of 2018.  Cerulean Salvation is the band's latest EP, which was released on September 25th, 2018.   On Cerulean Salvation, Tomb Mold offer up two tracks of ugly, vile, and brutal as fuck sounding black metal and death metal.  Overall, Cerulean Salvation makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Skrawl-S/T EP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Punk

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 11.10'

Skrawl is a three piece band from Rhode Island who formed in early 2018, from the looks of things.  Skrawl play a raw and filthy style of informed black metal.  Musically, Skrawl can be loosely compared to bands as Cytorrak, Scum Sect, Inverser, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released on March 29th, 2018.  On their self-titled debut Skrawl offer up six tracks of raw, filthy, and ugly punk tinged black metal.  Overall, Skraw's debut makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  I also included Skrawl's more recent Brother Butchers Brother cassette for you to enjoy as well.  Skrawl's newer cassette had absolutely no social media info, so I have absolutely no idea when it was officially released or if their were any labels involved. 

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Skrawl-Brother Butchers Brother Cassette (2018)

Bilge Rat-Pal LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Slowcore

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 11
Length: 36.0'

Bilge Rat is a three piece band from New Haven, CT who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Bilge Rat play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, indie rock, shoegaze, and slowcore within their sound.  Musically, Bilge Rat can be loosely compared to bands such as Codeine, Built To Spill, Kindling, Creepoid, Estates, Cloakroom, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Bilge Rat have released a five song EP titled Townie Garbage in January of 2016 and a self-titled LP in March of 2017.  Pal is the band's latest LP, which was released on August 3rd, 2018.  On Pal, Bilge Rat offer up eleven songs of gloomy, dreamy, and hazy punk, grunge, indie rock, shoegaze, and slowcore.  Overall, Pal makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Knock Over City-It's Bad, Dude LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Garage Rock, Alt. Rock

Label: Constant Disappointment Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 44.30'


I recently got a request to re-post this review, seeing that the record was recently released physically.  Knock Over City is a three piece band from Lowell, MA who formed in 2011.  Knock Over City play an interesting mix of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, garage rock, and alt. rock within their sound.  Musically, Knock Over City can be said to draw inspiration form a variety of diverse bands that include Built To Spill, Hot Snakes, Bluetip, Piebald, Meneguar, California X, and other like-minded bands.  It's Bad, Dude is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Constant Disappointment records on October 1st, 2018.  On It's Bad, Dude, Knock Over City offer up ten tracks of killer punk, grunge, garage rock, and alt. rock.  Overall, It's Bad, Dude makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Warp And Weft-Patience EP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Noise Rock

Label: Minnesconsin Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 18.50'

Warp And Weft is a three piece band from Minneapolis, Minnesota who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Warp And Weft play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Warp And Weft can be loosely compared to bands such as Buildings, Faking, Bummer, Shellac, Big Black, and other like-minded bands.  Patience is the band's debut EP, which was released via Minnesconsin records on October 5th, 2018.  On Patience, Warp And Weft offer up six tracks of tense, discordant, and aggressive sounding hardcore, punk, metal, and noise rock.  Overall, Patience makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed. Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Cognitive-Matricide LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Death Metal, Grindcore

Label: Unique Leader Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 39.30'

Cognitive is a five piece band from New Jersey who formed in 2011.  Cognitive play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, death metal, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Cognitive can be loosely compared to bands such as Entombed, Cannibal Corpse, Brutal Truth, Mule Skinner, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Cognitive have released a self-titled LP in April of 2014 and a five song EP titled The Horrid Swarm in November of 2014.  Matricide is Cognitive's latest LP, which was released via Unique Leader records on October 26th, 2018.  On Matricide, Cognitive offer up ten tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding black metal, death metal, and grindcore.  Overall, Matricide makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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