TERRITORY [AZ] - Blackhole Blues Demo (2017)


Killer new stuff from this Tucson, Arizona band that's been around since 2011

FFO: Chris Colohan-sounding things

PESSIMISTS - Demo (2017)


Blackened Powerviolence/Crust/Hardcore from Nancy, France
Former members of french bands Confusion, Fracture and Offense

HOLY WELLS - Nothing Happened / Ages of Man (2009)


Holy Wells is/was a Sludge/Crust/hardcore band from Atlanta, GA. This is a collection of songs from their "Nothing Happened" EP and the "Ages of Man" demos from 2009.

WOLVES IN RAID - Demo (2017)


Two piece Blackened Hardcore from Munich, Germany

Bruges-Demo (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Doom, Noise Rock

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 17.4'

Bruges is a Chicago based Illinois based band who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things.  Bruges features members of Angry Gods, Den, and Moral Void, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Bruges play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, doom, and noise rock within their sound.  This is the band's debut five song demo, which was released on July 19th, 2016.  On their self-titled demo, Bruges offer up five tracks of raw, filthy, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, sludge, doom, and noise rock.  Overall, this is a killer demo and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Seriously, I can't begin to describe how good this is!

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Litovsk-S/T LP (2016)

Country: France
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Dark Wave
Label: Contrazst! Records
Tracks:11
Label: 34.4'

Litovsk is a band from Brest, France who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Litovsk play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, and dark wave within their sound.  Musically, Litovsk can be said to be influenced by bands such as Bauhaus, Christian Death, Joy Division, Bellicose Minds, and The Estranged.  This is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Contrazst! records on April 16th, 2016.  On their latest LP, Litovsk offer up eleven tracks of dark, gloomy, and depressive sounding post punk, punk, and dark wave.  Overall, this is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ruby-S/T 7" (2017)

Country: Germany
Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Garage Rock
Label: Rockstar Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 10.7'

Ruby is a four piece band from Berlin, Germany who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things.  Ruby features members of Idle Hands, Blank Pages, Die Tunnel, Out On A Limb, Dulac, and Randy's Ripcord.  Ruby play an infectiously catchy style of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, and garage rock within their sound.  Musically, Ruby can be loosely compared to bands such as the Estranged, Terrible Feelings, and early White Lung.  Since forming in 2016, Ruby have released a five track self-titled demo in March of 2016 and a five song self-titled 12" in November of 2016.  This is the band's latest four song 7", which was released via Rockstar records on January 21st, 2017.  On their latest 7", Ruby offer up four tracks of melodic an catchy as hell sounding punk, post punk, and garage rock.  Overall, this is a really solid 7" and definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Ruby-S/T 12" (2016)

Missiles Of October-Better Days LP (2016)

Country: Belgium
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Pogo Records/Ebus Music/Trummer Records/Bonobo Stomp Records/Skate & Pizza Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 31.6'

Missiles Of October is a three piece band from Bruxelles, Belgium who formed in early 2012.  Missiles Of October play a tense, dirty, and blown-out style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  As far as musical influences go, Missiles Of October can be said to be influenced by bands such as Cows, Les Thugs, Jesus Lizard, Shellac, and Unsane.  Since forming in 2012, Missiles Of October have released a four song EP titled Hangover in September of 2012, a four song EP titled Body in March of 2014, an eleven song LP titled Don't Panic in March of 2014, and a four song EP titled No Brain in September of 2016.  Better Days is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Pogo records, Ebus Music, Trummer records, Bonobo Stomp records, and Skate & Pizza records on September 27th, 2016.  On Better Days, Missiles Of October offer up ten tracks of raw and dirty sounding punk, grunge, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Better Days is a really solid album and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff.  Enjoy!

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Limp Blitzkreig-Wypierdalać LP (2017)

Country: Poland
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Contraszt!/Trujaca Fala Records
Tracks:10
Length: 14.0'

Limp Blitzkrieg is a band from Warsaw, Poland who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Limp Blitzkrieg features members of The Fight, Bagna, Drip Of Lies, and The Stubs.  Limp Blitzkrieg play a caustic and venomous style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Wypierdalać is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Contraszt! records on February 12th, 2017.  On Wypierdalać, Limp Blitzkrieg offer up ten tracks of blistering hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Wypierdalać makes for a really solid listen.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Deep Creeps-White Rot LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 11
Length: 21.0'

I know this was posted on the blog a few months back, but I just came across a submission from the band, so I decided to put my take on the album and post another review.  Deep Creeps is a four piece band from Boise, Idaho who formed in 2013.  Deep Creeps play a raw, dirty, and completely blown out style of noise damaged hardcore and punk.  Musically, Deep Creeps can be loosely compared to bands such as Cult Ritual, Brown Sugar, Gay Kiss, Church Whip, and Raspberry Bulbs.  Since forming in 2013, Deep Creeps have released an eight song live recording titled Live @ Neurolox in October of 2013 and a fifteen song LP titled Crown Gall in October of 2014.  White Rot is the band's latest full length LP, which was released on December 4th, 2016.  On White Rot, Deep Creeps offer up eleven tracks of unhinged, off-kilter, and completely blown out sounding noise damaged hardcore/punk.  Overall, White Rot is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Gravehuffer-Your Fault LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Metal, Punk, Thrash, Sludge

Label: Swamp Metal Blade
Tracks: 11
Length: 28.5'

Gravehuffer is a four piece band from Joplin, Missouri who formed in August of 2008.  Formerly known as KROM, Gravehuffer ply a brutal and vicious as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of metal, punk, thrash, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Gravehuffer can be said to be influenced by bands such as Fistula, Buzzoven, Eyehategod, Gehenna, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2008, Gravehuffer have released a twenty song LP titled Blasphemusic in October of 2013 and a two song EP titled Acute Subdermal Hematoma in October of 2016.  Your Fault is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on February 8th, 2017.  On Your Fault, Gravehuffer offer up eleven tracks of killer metal, punk, thrash, and sludge.  Overall, Your Fault is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Grit-Ghost Estates 7" (2017)

Country: Ireland
Genre: Post Punk, Punk
Label: Contraszt! 
Tracks: 4
Length: 9.5'

Grit is a Dublin, Ireland based band who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Grit play a melodic style of female fronted post punk and punk.  As far as comparisons go, Grit can be loosely compared to bands such as Terrible Feelings, early White Lung, Cult Values, and the Eisinores, and other like-minded bands.  Ghost Estates is the band's debut four song 7", which was released via Contraszt! records on February 12th, 2017.  On Ghost Estates, Grit offer up four tracks of tense, moody, and slightly melodic post punk and punk.  Overall, Ghost Estates is a killer 7" and definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Nosebleed-S/T 7" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat

Label: Vinyl Conflict
Tracks: 4
Length: 6.8'

Nosebleed is a four piece band from Richmond, VA who formed in 2015.  Nosebleed play a vicious and ultra-pissed sounding style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Since forming in 2015, Nosebleed have released a self-titled three song demo in November of 2015.  This is the band's debut four song 7", which was released via Vinyl Conflict records on January 11th, 2017.  On their four song debut, Nosebleed offer up four tracks of scathing, vicious, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, this is a killer 7" and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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War Brides-Burden 12" (2013)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Sludge, Noise Rock

Label: Triple Eye
Tracks: 6
Length: 25.6'

War Brides is a four piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2010, from the looks of things.  War Brides play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, sludge, and noise rock.  Musically, War Brides can be said to be influenced by 90's grunge and 80's-90's AmRep style noise rock played by bands such as Shellac, Cows, Hammerhead, and Jesus Lizard.  Since forming in 2010, War Brides have released a four song EP titled Terminus in May of 2011.  Burden is the band's latest six song EP, which was released in May of 2013.  On Burden, War Brides offer up six tracks of sludgy/noise damaged punk that is an absolute must listen for fans of Whores, T-Tops, Hawks, Bardus, and other like-minded bands.  Overall, Burden is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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War Brides-Burden 12" (2013)
War Brides-Terminus EP (2011)

FUNERAL CHANT


alright so I'm pretty convinced that the city of Oakland has sold its peoples collective soul to the metal gods. I mean really its the only plausible explanation for the steady history of great metal releases coming from the bay area. found this a couple days ago and I bet ive listened to it all the way through at least 10 times since then. even bought the cassette yesterday. gritty raw black metal that seems to maintain a dark sense of melody. theres even a certain punk sloppiness in the guitars that only adds to the atmosphere. without a doubt my favorite release of the year so far

Gloom Sleeper-A Void LP (2016)

Country: Germany
Genre: Post Punk, Dark Wave, Death Rock
Label: Contrazst! Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 36.0'

Gloom Sleeper is a four piece band from Bielefeld, Germany who formed in the summer of 2014.  Gloom Sleeper play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, dark wave, and death rock within their sound.  Musically, Gloom Sleeper can be said to be influenced by bands such as The Wipers, Estranged, Terrible Feelings, and Echo & The Bunnymen.  Since their formation in 2014, Gloom Sleeper have released a self-titled five song demo in September of 2014.  A Void is Gloom Sleeper's debut full-length LP, which was realeased via Contrazst! records on April 17th, 2016.  On A Void, Gloom Sleeper offer up ten tracks of killer post punk, dark wave, and death rock.  Overall, A Void is a killer LP that should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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