Pallor- Alone EP (2017)

Pallor- Alone 

Year: 2017
Genre: Blackened Grind, Progressive Crust, Experimental Dbeat, Chaotic Post Hardcore 
Country: USA- Asheville, NC


You have never heard a band quite like Pallor by way of Asheville, North Carolina.
I don't know of another band with this strong of songwriting that could fit or defy so many genres at once while making it sound easy and fresh as hell.

They are 100 percent unpredictable but nothing is out of place.

It isn't experimental for vanity purposes, it is experimental because it is the only way to describe, with honesty, how one drummer and one bassist could make such a fucking assault on your ears. Right from the start you get a chaotic blitz to your nosebone, and it just gets heavier from there.

You can't see what will happen next, as they jump from a Vocal Chant thru feedback and groovy drumming to rapid fire blast beats, to an almost Sumac or Primitive Man post metal bass instrumental passage. I don't know quite what to call this, except for: Heavy and Inspired. Nothing will prepare you, every twist keeps you glued to the track but never feels out of place.

This is passionate, violent, hateful and beautiful all at once. 

Speaking of Bass: You just found the best Grind/Crust/Blackened bass player in the scene. Other bands should take note, this is pure style.
From the double thumping intro of the first verse of the first track to the constant pitch shifting to really drag you further away from the surface.

I imagine this music is drowning at sea, incarnated.
Another contender for Album of the year, easily.

Favorite Track: Faith- Whole EP
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Blame God- Strategically Confined EP (2017)

Blame God- Strategically Confined 


Year: 2017
Genre: Powerviolence, Grind, Crust, Broken Jaw
Country: USA- Upstate NY


Holy Fucking Shit Guys.
You ever just see some artwork and just intuitively know this is about to be fucking awesome? Then you click a link, pop in a CD/Cassette and press play and know within a few seconds you are listening to something extremely special???

That is Blame God.
It is probably going to be my Powerviolence/Grind album of the year. No filler whatsoever, just Mike Tyson hooks to the head from the jump. Much like a broken jaw, while quick to change your day, it will be something you deal with for a long while.

Violent guitars set the pace for this record and fuck your favorite drummer, Blame God murdered him/her at around 30 seconds in ( you will see what I mean over the course of EP). The Vocals are what it might sound like if Sean Ingram of Coalesce shot steroids into his neck for a few years and wrote you a personally existential threat.

This is not run of the mill PV/Grind, this is strong riffs written into strong songs with powerful lyrics and pummeling drum performance that makes you start over right from Track One again. Do yourself a favor and do not sleep on this. If you listen to one PV EP this year, make it Blame God and get ready for what these guys do next. The digital copy is Name Your Own price, by the way.

Favorite Track: All of them

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Nihilisticon- Paysages Nihilisme (2017)


Year: 2017 
Genre: Depressive Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal, Post- Black Metal
Country: Germany/Ecuador 



A dual Black Metal Effort spanning across Germany and Ecuador, Nihilisticon brings a great full length album with harsh guitars, atmospheric vocals and hypnotic rhythms. 
Sure to please any fan of Depressive/Atmospheric bands, “Paysages Nihilisme” (Nihilist Landscapes in French) is a journey. Not once does it feel pointless or lose focus. Each song has the right amount of traditional black metal riffing a la early Bathory Or Immortal that flows right into beautiful instrumental passages that really paint a picture of exactly what you are hearing: Wintered Fjords and tall nordic pines and emptiness. The vocals vary between a almost tribal howl and some of the most pissed blackened styles you could hear. 

Favorite Track: "Not Even A Reality"



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Vatican-Ache Of Eternity EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Sorrow Carrier
Tracks: 5
Length: 16.55'

Vatican is a five piece band from Savannah, Georgia who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Vatican play a killer style of metallic 90's influenced straight-edge hardcore.  Musically, Vatican can be loosely compared to bands such as Harvest, One King Down, Blistered, Boy Sets Fire, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Vatican have released a six song EP titled Drowning The Apathy Inside in April of 2015, a digital single titled Paingod in November of 2015, and 4-way split with Sanction, Funerals, and Iron Curtain in February of 2017.  Ache Of Eternity is the band's latest five song EP, which was released via Sorrow Carrier records on August 25th, 2017.  On Ache Of Eternity, Vatican offer up five tracks of 90's influenced metallic hardcore.  Overall, Ache Of Eternity makes for a solid listen.  Enjoy!

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I Disappear-Shores Of Acheron EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noisecore
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 14.15'

I Disappear is a Shaolin, New York who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  I Disappear play killer style of music that mixes elements of 90's influenced metallic hardcore, punk, and noisecore within their sound.  Musically, I Disappear can be said to be influenced by bands such as The Hope Conspiracy, Torn Apart, Killing The Dream, and Sons Of Abraham.  Since forming in 2015, I Disappear have released a seven song EP titled Omen in October of 2015.  Shoes Of Acheron is the band's latest EP, which was released on September 18th, 2017.  On Shores Of Acheron, I Disappear offer up six tracks of killer metallic hardcore, punk, and noisecore.  Overall, Shores Of Acheron makes for a great listen.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Sunlight's Bane-The Blackest Volume (Like All the Earth Was Buried) LP (2017)

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

Label: Innerstrength
Tracks: 11
Length: 52.25'

Sunlight's Bane is a four piece band from Michigan who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Sunlight's Bane play an absolutely brutal and chaotic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Sunlight's Bane can be loosely compared to bands such as Torch Runner, Young And In The Way, Moral Void, Dead Circles, SVFFER, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Sunlight's Bane have released a twelve song LP titled Antiquated Chapters in June of 2015 and a split EP with Geist in September of 2016.  The Blackest Volume (Like All the Earth Was Buried) is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Innerstrength records on February 17th, 2017.  On The Blackest Volume (Like All the Earth Was Buried), Sunlight's Bane offer up eleven tracks of chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and grindcore.  Overall, this is an amazing LP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Prologues-Peaceruiner EP (2017)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 16.20'


Prologues is a four piece band from Torrington, CT who formed in early 2016.  Prolologues play a chaotic and brutal style of music that incorporates elements of  hardcore, punk, and metal, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Prologues can be said to be influenced by bands such as Botch, Deadguy, Breather Resist, and Jesuit.  Since forming in 2016, Prologues have released a seven song EP titled Absence Of Distance in April of 2016.  Peaceruiner is the band's latest EP, which was released on July 21st, 2017.  On Peaceruiner, Prologues offer up six tracks of chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, sludge, and metal.  Overall, Peaceruiner makes for a killer listen and is definitely worth checking out.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Pure Disgust-S/T LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Side-Two
Tracks: 10
Length: 18.0'


Pure Disgust are a five piece band from Washington, D.C. who formed in 2013.  Pure Disgust play a killer style of stripped-down, bare bones style modern hardcore.  Pure Disgust's sound is blistering and heavily influenced by late 70's era UK punk.  Musically, Pure Disgust can be loosely compared to bands such as Hounds Of Hate, Boston Strangler, and CREEM.  Since forming in 2013, Pure Disgust have released a self-titled demo in September of 2013, and a six song EP titled Chained in April of 2015.  This is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on July 13th, 2016.  On their self-titled debut, Pure Disgust offer up ten tracks of snarling, vicious, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore/punk.  Overall, this is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! (Re-post Request)




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(U.S.) Wet The Rope-The Sum Of Our Scars LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Adagio 830
Tracks: 12
Length: 23.25'

Wet The Rope is a four piece band from various parts of the U.S. who formed in 2012. Members of Wet The Rope have been playing music for well over 3o years and the band features members of Pitchfork, Amber Inn, Sinker, Exhale and many others.  Wet The Rope play a tense and discordant style of Ebulliton records style hardcore.  The Sum Of Our Scars is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Adagio 830 records on February 15th, 2017.  On The Sum Of Our Scars, Wet The Rope offer up twelve tracks of discordant and raw sounding Ebullition records/Drive Like Jehu influenced hardcore.  Overall, The Sum Of Our Scars makes for a killer listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Salvation-Sore Loser LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock

Label: Forge Again
Tracks: 9
Length: 35.16'

Salvation is a three piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Salvation play a tense, gritty, and discordant style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Salvation can be loosely compared to bands such as Bummer, Pile, Hawks, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Salvation have released a seven song LP titled Royal Fucks in July of 2015.  Sore Loser is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Forge Again records on March 31st, 2017.  On Sore Loser, Salvation offer up eight tracks of tense, gritty, and moody sounding punk and noise rock.  Overall, Sore Loser makes for a killer listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Ledge-Cold Hard Concrete LP (2017)

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

Label: Translation Loss
Tracks: 8
Length: 31.0'


Ledge is a band based out of Chicago, Illinois who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things.  Ledge features the singer from Weekend Nachos and the band plays a filthy and dirty style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Ledge can be loosely compared to bands such as Primitive Man, Senior Fellows, Eyehategod, and Young And In The Way.  Since forming in 2016, Ledge have released a self-titled demo in June of 2016 and a split with Disrotted in February of 2017.  Cold Hard Concrete is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Translation Loss records on August 25th, 2017. On Cold Hard Concrete, Ledge offer up eight tracks of raw, brutal, and filthy sounding hardcore, punk, doom, and sludge.  Overall, Cold Hard Concrete makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ledge-Demo (2016)

DODECAD-Contempt EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Sludge, Noise Rock, Math Rock

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 18.36'


DODECAD is a three piece band from Missouri who formed in 2014, from the looks of things,  DODECAD play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of sludge, noise rock, and math rock within their sound.  Musically, DODECAD can be said to be influenced by bands such as Playing Enemy, Botch, Oxes, Achilles, Coalesce and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, DODECAD have released a three song EP titled Impotence in July of 2015 and a three song EP titled Growth in October of 2015.  Contempt is the band's latest six song EP, which was released on September 13th, 2017.  On Contempt DODECAD offer up six tracks of sludge, noise rock, and math rock.  Overall, Contempt makes for an amazing listen!  Highly recommended! Enjoy!

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Kidnapped-S/T EP (2017)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 14
Length: 6.15'


Kidnapped is a three piece band from CT who formed in early 2017, from the looks of things.  Kidnapped play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Kidnapped can be loosely compared to bands such as Fluoride, Iron Lung, Dropdead, Water Torture, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Kidnapped have released a self-titled eight song demo in April of 2017  This is the band's latest fourteen song EP, which was released on September 16th, 2017.  On their latest EP, Kidnapped offer up fourteen tracks of vicious and scathing hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, this is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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