(U.S.) Multicult/Power-Take-Off-Split 7" (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Learning Curve
Tracks: 2
Length: 9.33'

Brutal meets Brutal. Slab of wax barely containing these massively abrasive tracks from noise rock super hero's. Baltimore's Multicult and Concord's Power Take Off remove the gloves and do some serious hammering on this limited edition 7" (Press Note)

*This is some seriously awesome noise rock.  I'm seriously kicking myself for having my head up my ass as far as not checking out Multicult and Power Take Off before this 7".  Both bands offer up some ferocious sounding punk fueled noise rock that's an absolute must listen for fans of Whores, War Brides, Hawks, and Buildings.  Highly recommended!  This brutal slab of wax was released via Learning Curve records on June 15th, 2016.

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Möwer-S/T LP (2017)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 25.37'

Möwer is a three piece band from Pittsburgh, PA who formed in 2011, from the looks of things.  Möwer play a killer style of rock and roll/metal styled hardcore, punk, and crust.  Musically, Möwer can be loosely compared to bands such as Impalers, Church Whip, Wart Hog, and Barbed Wire.  Since forming in 2011, Möwer have released a four song self-titled cassette in June of 2011, a single titled Death's Breath in June of 2011, a single titled Bastard's Paradise in June of 2012, a six song EP titled Bastard Brothers in October of 2012, a single titled Motorslut in February of 2015, a single titled Serpents Game in April of 2015, and a two song promo in March of 2017.  This is Möwer's latest full-length LP, which was released on August 12th, 2017.  On their latest full-length, Möwer offer up seven tracks of killer rock n' roll tinged hardcore, punk, and crust.  Overall, this is a killer album and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Suffering Soul-No More Master Race​/​Kill All Nazi Scum EP (2017)

Country: Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Metal, Grindcore
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 1.45'


Suffering Soul is a three piece band from Owen Sound, Ontario who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Suffering Sound play a vicious and brutal as fuck mix of hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and grindcore.  Musically, Suffering Soul can be loosely compared to bands such as Nails, Full Of Hell, Phobia, Wormrot, Mind Eraser.  Since forming in 2017, Suffering Soul have released a four song EP titled Fever Flesh in July of 2017.  No More Master Race​/​Kill All Nazi Scum is the band's latest two song EP, which was released on August 18th, 2017.  On No More Master Race​/​Kill All Nazi Scum, Suffering Soul offer up two tracks of brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, and grindcore.  Overall, No More Master Race​/​Kill All Nazi Scum makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Computer-How The Neobrutalists Won The West EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore

Label: Self-Released 
Tracks: 7
Length: 6.28'

Computer is a three piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Computer features members of Vivian K and the band plays a devastingly brutal style of off-kilter/noise damaged female fronted hardcore, punk, and grindcore.  Computer has a killer gravity style hardcore/31G records vibe, which definitely adds a different spin on the grindcore sound.  How The Neobrutalists Won The West is the band's debut seven song EP, which was released on June 24th, 2017.  On How The Neobrutalists Won The West, Computer offer up seven tracks of caustic and completely unhinged sounding hardcore, punk, and grindcore.  Overall, How The Neobrutalists Won The West is a sick sounding EP and definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Cellar Dweller-S/T EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock

Label: Fake Crab Records
Tracks: 5
Length: 17.30'

Cellar Dweller is a four piece band from Baltimore, Maryland who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Cellar Dweller play a harsh and ugly style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Cellar Dweller can be loosely compared to bands such as Walls, Moutheater, Private Room, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Cellar Dweller have released a six song, self-titled demo in August of 2016.  This is the band's latest self-titled demo, which was released via Fake Crab records on May 28th, 2017.  On their latest EP, Cellar Dweller offer up five tracks of abrasive, harsh, and ugly sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, this is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Ritual Knife-Hate Invocation LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Punk, Crust

Label: Fallen Empire
Tracks: 11
Length: 18.5'

Ritual Knife is a band from Atlanta, Georgia who formed in 2015.  Ritual Knife play a raw, ugly, and filthy style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, punk, and crust within their sound.  Musically, Ritual Knife can be loosely compared to bands such as Fister, Cara Neir, Wode, and Immortal Bird.  Since forming in 2015, Ritual Knife have released a five song self-titled demo in May of 2015.  Hate Invocation is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Fallen Empire records on August 18th, 2017.  On Hate Invocation, Ritual Knife offer up eleven tracks of raw and ugly black metal, punk, and crust.  Overall, Hate Invocation makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Seriously, I can't even begin to describe how much this album rips!

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Lunglust-War At Home 7" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust

Label: Dead Tank Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 11.10'

Lunglust is a five piece band from Boston, Ma who formed in 2010.  Lunglust features former members of Phantom Glue, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly amazing.  Lunglust play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and crust within their sound.  Musically, Lunglust can be said to be influenced by bands such as Furnace, Relics, Ghostlimb, and Capsule.  Since their inception in 2010, Lunglust have released a split 7" with Western Syndrome in November of 2011. a three song EP titled As Guilt Collects Dust in November of 2014, and an eight song LP titled Repetition Is Hell in March of 2016.  War At Home is Lunglust's latest, and unfortunately final EP, which was releassed via Dead Tank records on July 21st, 2017.  On War At Home, Lunglust offer up four tracks of dark, chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and crust.  Overall, War At Home makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Hush-Spirit/Wholes LP (2017)

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

Label: Robotic Empire
Tracks: 10
Length: 30.26'

Big Hush is a four piece band from Washington, DC who formed in 2012, from the looks of things.  Big Hush features ex-members of Pygmy Lush and Flasher, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something unique and special.  Big Hush play a dreamy and off-kilter kilter style of music that incorporates elements of punk, indie rock, grunge, and shoegaze within their sound.  Musically, Big Hush can be loosely compared to bands such as Broken Water, Neaux, Rainer Maria, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Big Hush have released a three song EP titled First Ones in 2013, three digital singles in 2012, a five song EP titled Slush in June of 2013, a four song EP titled Wholes in November of 2014, a five song EP titled Whos Smoking Your Spirit? in December of 2015, and a digital single titled Nerve in August of 2016.  Spirit/Wholes is the band's latest ten song LP, which was released via Robotic Empire records on august 11th, 2017.  Spirit/Wholes combines the band's Who's Smoking Your Spirit and Wholes EPs onto vinyl.  On spirit/Wholes, Big Hush offer up ten tracks of dreamy and off-kilter sounding punk, indie rock, grunge, and shoegaze.  Overall, Spirit/Wholes makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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SERPENT COLUMN


came across this recently and its definitely one of the best black metal albums ive heard recently. great full but raw production and riffs for days. and unlike most black metal where the riffs are almost fluid and just flow from one to the other, here they take a more jagged, slightly disjointed approach. serves this album well. gives it a more unsettling atmosphere than most black metal. there is a vinyl release due in October through fallen empire but as of now its not listed on their site. ill be on it when its available though I can guarantee that.

Old Lines/Will Potter-To Build A Fire 7" (2016)

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

Label: Life Advice Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 10.0'


Old Lines is a Baltimore, Maryland based band who formed in 2010.  Formed from the ashes of Pulling Teeth, Old Lines play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Since forming in 2010, Old Lines have released a seven song self-titled LP in November of 2012, a three song EP titled If You See Something, Say Something in October of 2013, an eleven song LP titled No Child Left Behind in October of 2014, and a digital single titled Midnight In Baltimore in May of 2015.  To Build A Fire is the band's latest split 7" with author/activist Will Potter.  To Build A Fire features two new songs by Old Lines and two tracks of spoken word by Will Potter.  Overall, this is a killer 7' and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Blank Look-Void EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label: Blacksmith's Blood Inc.
Tracks: 7
Length: 10.5'

Holy shit!  This absolutely rips.  Blank Look is a four piece band from Tempe, Arizona who formed in early 2015, from the looks of things.  Blank Look play a vicious, scathing, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Blank Look can be loosely compared to bands such as Nails, Moral Void, Fucking Invincible, SVFFR, Suffering Quota, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Blank Look have released a self-titled, five song demo in May 2015, a self-titled promo in January of 2016, and a seven song EP titled Pain in July of 2016.  Void is the band's latest seven song EP, which was released on cassette via Blacksmith's Blood Inc. records on July 30th, 2017.  On their latest EP, Blank Offer up seven tracks of vicious, volatile, chaotic, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Void makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Seriously, I can't even begin to describe how good this EP is!

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Dry T-Shirt-Show Us Your Pitts LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Math Rock, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 13
Length: 29.15'

Dry T-Shirt Contest is a four piece band from Seattle, Washington who formed in the spring of 2014.  Dry T-Shirt features current and former members of Guns That Shoot Knives, Kurly Somthing, Imperial Legions Of Rome, and General Hospital.  Dry T-Shirt Contest play a weird and off-kilter style of music that incorporates elements of punk, math rock, and noise rock.  Musically, Dry T-Shirt Contest can be loosely compared to bands such as Milemarker, Jesus Lizard, Ten Volt Shock, The Monorchid, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Dry T-Shirt Contest have released a digital single titled Under The Bridge in August 5th, 2016.  Show Us Your Pitts is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on August 4th, 2017.  On Show Us Your Pitts, Dry T-Shirt Contest offer up thirteen tracks of organ fueled, weird, frenetic, and off-kilter sounding punk, math rock, and noise rock.  Overall, Show Us Your Pitts makes for a really interesting listen.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Driveways-The Sky Seems Closer EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Emo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 22.15'

Driveways are a three piece band from Boston, MA who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Driveways play a melodic style of post hardcore, punk, and emo.  Driveways can be loosely compared to bands such as The Movie Life, Have Mercy, Prawn, Aviator, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Driveways have released a five song EP titled Side Mirror in June of 2016.  The Sky Seems Closer is the band's latest EP, which was released on March 31st, 2017.  On The Sky Seems Closer, Driveways offer up six tracks of melodic and catchy as hell sounding post hardcore, punk, and emo.  Overall, The Sky Seems Closer is a solid EP and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Pyrrhon-What Passes For Survival LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Post Metal
Label: Throatruiner Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 44.0'


Continuing to shapeshift and unravel, while using unorthodox songwriting techniques that border on the incomprehensible, avant-garde extreme metal quartet PYRRHON return with What Passes For Survival.

Dense, volatile, and drenched in manic ferocity, What Passes For Survival is an aural challenge that refuses to adhere to genre conventions, merging strategic orchestrated bursts of death metal chaos with expanses of unhinged improvisation.

The latest stage of PYRRHON’s metamorphosis is one that demands repeated audio submersion from the listener, and satisfies those craving sonic extremity that pushes limits.

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*This is some really filthy, raw, and ugly black metal and post metal.  What Passes For Survival makes for an ugly and visceral listen that's unsettling and incendiary, to say the least.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!  What Passes For Survival was released via Throatruiner records on August 11th, 2017.

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(U.S.) Hell-S/T LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom, Sludge

Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories
Tracks: 7
Length: 49.0'

Dear Friends in the Press and Media worldwide - we're extremely proud and happy to present you with the release of the fourth, colossal full-length album by Salem, Oregon-based apocalyptically heavy and wretchedly visionary extreme sludge-doom behemoths HELL.

Written and recorded in total isolation over a span of three years by sole mastermind M.S.W, this new self-titled opus is the reaffirmation and consecration of one of modern doom's most harrowing, demoralizing, and imaginative prospects, and the final seal on their status of absolute legends in american underground extreme metal. Spanning seven inhumanly crushing songs, for over forty-five minutes of colossal and earth-shaking audial torture - HELL's new album is already a classic, and a tyrannically iconic masterpiece that shall forever be remembered as one of the most awe-inducing turning points in extreme doom, having raised the bar of what "heavy" is to implausible heights, and redefined the concept of musical oppression through a new realm of extremism.  HELL's new album will drop on August 11 2017 as a digital product + limited edition cassette tape featuring unbelievable art by surreal horror artist Blial Cabal. An LP version of the album is in the works to be released sometime in the near future. 

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* Holy shit.  This is some really ugly, filthy, and oppressive sounding doom and sludge for fans of Eyehategod, Primitive Man, Thou, and Barghest.  Amazing album!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Couch Slut-Contempt LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock

Label: Gilead Media
Tracks: 7
Length: 43.0'

Couch Slut is a five piece band from NYC who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  Couch Slut play a killer style of harsh and completely unhinged punk and noise rock.  Musically, Couch Slut can be loosely compared to bands such as Unsane, Shellac, Whores, Buildings, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Couch Slut have released a six song LP titled My Life As A woman in October of 2014.  Contempt is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Gilead Media on July 28th, 2017.  On Contempt, Couch Slut offer up seven tracks of harsh, abrasive, and ugly sounding punk and noise rock.  Overall, Contempt makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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