Tempest-S/T LP (2015)

Country: Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 30.0'

Tempest is a five piece band from Vancouver, British Columbia who formed in early 2009.  Tempest play a dark, metallic, and brutal as fuck sounding style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Tempest cite One Eyed God Prophecy,Union Of Uranus, His Hero Is Gone, Burial Year, Buried Inside, Tragedy, and Converge as influences, which definitely shows in the band's sound and style.  Since their inception in 2009, Tempest have released a two song 7" titled Haemmorhage in May of 2014, an eight song LP titled Passages in August of 2014, and a two song 7" titled Solace in April of 2012.  This is Tempest's latest full-length, which also serves as the band's latest recorded output in over three years.  On their latest full-length LP, Tempest offer up eight tracks of brutal and chaotic as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and sludge.  Overall, this is an amazing album and is probably Tempest's best material to date.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  I'm not sure of specifics on when this album will be released physically and what labels will be involved, so keep checking the band's social media sites for updates. 

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Supergenius-S/T 12" ( 2015)

Country: Belgium
Genre: Post Hardcore, Indie Rock
Label: Golden Antenna/Palm Reader Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 15.0'

Supergenius is a four piece band from Kortrijk, Belgium who formed in the summer of 2014.  Supergenius features formed members of  Rise And Fall, Blind To Faith, Wiegedood, Castles, Hitch, The Rott Childs, Blindfold, and Beecher.  Supergenius play a killer style of post hardcore and indie rock with a strong foundation in 90's indie rock.  Musically, Supergenius can be said to be influenced by bands such as Seaweed, Jawbreaker, Elliot, and Texas Is The Reason.  This is the band's debut four song EP, which was released via Golden Antenna and Palm Reader records on June 26th, 2015.  On their debut EP, Supergenius offer up four tracks of killer 90's influenced post hardcore and indie rock.  Overall, this is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Worst Gift-Shitty Loser Riffs LP (2015)

Country: Canada 
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Noise Rock
Label: The Ghost Is Clear/ Zegema Beach/Titan Megacorp/L'Oeil Du Tigre/Good Post Day Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 24.0'

Worst Gift is a three piece band from Toronto, Ontario who formed in early 2014, from the looks of things.  Worst Gift play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Worst Gift can be said to be influenced by bands such as Hoover, North Of America, The Plan, Sinaloa, Slint, and The Appleseed Cast.  As far as modern comparisons go, Worst Gift can loosely compared to bands such as Sloths and Fell To Low.  Worst Gift's sound and style can be said to be tense, discordant, and urgent as fuck.  Worst Gift's sound features a killer quiet/loud dynamic that only adds to the intensity of the band's music.  Since their inception in 2014, Worst Gift have released a two song EP titled Yard Meat in May of 2014.  Shitty Loser Riffs is Worst Gift's debut full-length LP, which was released digitally on May 14th, 2015.  Shitty Loser Riffs will be released via The Ghost Is Clear/ Zegema Beach/Titan Megacorp/L'Oeil Du Tigre/Good Post Day Records in November of 2015.  On Shitty Loser Riffs, Worst Gift offer up four tracks of tense and dynamic sounding post hardcore, post rock, and noise rock.  Overall, Shitty Loser Riffs is an amazing album and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Preorders aren't up yet so keep checking the label store sites for purchase/preorder info.

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Bandcamp Roundup - Free Downloads

Carnist - DIY Hardcore Punk from London, England

Dreamspoiler - Doomy, fast Hardcore & Powerviolence from California

Kultą -  Experimental Dark Hardcore & Doom / Sludge from Moscow, Russia

SELF - Crusty D-Beat / Grindcore / Punk from L.A.

Vehemence -  Female-fronted DIY Hardcore Punk / Crust from France

OLDD WVRMS - Ambient / Dark / Doom / Sludge from Houffalize, Belgium

ataraxia - Metal / Crust / Grindcore from Ružomberok, Slovakia

DSGNS - Metalcore / Chaotic Hardcore from Austin, Texas

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SIBERIAN HELL SOUNDS - A Cult Will Rise

GENRE:  Black Metal, Hardcore, Post-Metal, Melodic
FFO: Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Holy, Bleed The Pigs

I'm a little late with this but I had to mention this "new" LP from my dudes in Siberian Hell Sounds on Art As Catharsis Records. Side A is pressed at 45rpm and contains their last 4-song release, "⍲⍕⍎⍱". Side B is 3 songs at 33rpm and is culled from their splits with ​NØNE and Travels. While you should already have this stuff downloaded, you should also really have all of this stuff together in a proper vinyl release, so here's your chance. And, if you live in Australia, SHS will be doing a mini-tour to support this record in October. More details on that here


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Younger Us-Graustark

Country: Germany
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Post Hardcore, Screamo, Noise Rock
Label: Koepfen Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 22.0'

Younger Us is a four piece band from Stuttgart, Germany who formed in early 2013, from the looks of things.  Younger Us play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, post hardcore, screamo, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Younger Us can be said to be influenced by bands such as Birds In Row, My Fictions, Departures, Fell To Low, Direwolves, and other like-minded bands.  Since their inception in 2013, Younger Us have released a two track EP titled II in October of 2013.  Graustark is Younger Us' latest 6 track EP, which was released via Koepfen records on September 18th, 2015.  On their latest EP, Younger Us offer up six tracks of killer hardcore, punk, post hardcore, screamo, and noise rock.  Overall, Graustark is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly reommended!  Enjoy!

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Planks-Perished Bodies LP (2015)

Country: Germany
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Doom, Sludge
Label: Golden Antenna
Tracks: 9
Length: 49.0'

Planks is a three piece band from Mannheim, Germany who formed in 2007.  Planks play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Planks can be loosely compared to bands such as Alpinist, Cursed, Black Freighter, Perth Express, Celeste, Violent Breakfast, and other like-minded bands.  Since their inception in 2007, Planks have released a self-titled four song demo in July of 2007, an eight song self-titled LP in August of 2008, a three song 7" in July of 2009, a split LP with Tombs in September of 2009, a twelve song LP titled Darkest Of Grays in October of 2010, a four song EP titled Solicit To Fall in February of 2011, a split LP with Lentic Waters in July of 2012, a ten song LP titled Funeral Mouth in October of 2012, a discography LP titled Gun Mob in July of 2013, and a split with O in July of 2013.  Perished Bodies is Planks' latest and final full-length LP, which was released via Golden Antenna Records on September 11th, 2015.  On their latest full-length LP, Planks offer up nine tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, doom, and sludge.  Overall, Perished Bodies is an amazing LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Planks will sorely be missed by a lot of people.  Enjoy!

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Hope Through Hostility-S/T LP (2015)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Post Hardcore, Punk
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 10
Length: 29.0'

Hope Through Hostility is a four piece band from London, United Kingdom who formed in 2013.  Hope Through Hostility play a melodic style of modern hardcore and post hardcore that can be said to be influenced by bands such as Soul Control, Into Another, Bold,  Strike Anywhere, Have Heart, and Killing The Dream.  Since their inception in 2013, Hope Through Hostility have released an eight song lP titled EP.OCH in April of 2013 and a digital single titled Man On Horseback in August of 2015.  This is the band's latest self-titled full-length LP, which was released on September 20th, 2015.  On their latest LP, Hope Through Hostility offer up ten tracks of melodic modern hardcore that's definitely a must listen for fans of this genre of music.  Overall, this is a solid LP and will definitely appeal to fans of melodic hardcore, punk, and post hardcore.  Good stuff.  Enjoy!

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Thurm-S/T LP (2015)

Country: Germany
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Black Metal, Screamo
Label: Narshardaa Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 33.0'

I absolutely had to review this LP after seeing it in Adam's bandcamp roundup last week.  Thurm is a four piece band from Germany who formed in early 2015, from the looks of things.  Thurm features members of the sadly defunct Amber as well as members of Anteater.  Thurm play a darkly atmospheric and extremely heavy style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, black metal, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Thurm can be loosely compared to bands such as Hexis, Deathrite, Old Soul, Celeste, and Rorcal.  This is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Narshardaa records on August 10th, 2015.  On their debut LP, Thurm offer up seven tracks of dark, and apocalyptic sounding hardcore, punk, crust, black metal, and screamo.  Overall, this album is amazing and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ekranoplan-S/T 12" (2015)

Country: Germany
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, D-Beat, Crust
Label: Narshardaa Records
Tracks: 5
Length: 21.0'

Ekranoplan is a five piece band from Jena, Germany who formed in early 2015, from the looks of things.  Ekranoplan features members of Hungry Lungs and Ahab.  Ekranoplan play a raw and filthy style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, d-beat, and crust within their sound.  This is Ekranoplan's debut self-titled five song 12", which was released via Narshardaa records on May 8th, 2015.  On their debut 12", Ekranoplan offer up five tracks of scathing and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, d-beat, and crust.  Overall, this is a killer 12" and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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I Am Become Death-S/T 10" (2014)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Magnetic Eye Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 17.0'

I Am Become Death is a five piece band from Boston, MA who formed in early 2014 from the looks of things.  I Am Become Death play a blackened, metallic, and vicious sounding style of modern hardcore.  Musically, I Am Become Death can be said to be influenced by bands such as Cursed, Engineer, Furnace, Relics, and Wasteland.  This is the band's debut self-titled, six song EP, which was released via Magnetic Eye Records on July 29th, 2014.  On their debut 10" I Am Become Death offer up six tracks of blistering and caustic as fuck sounding metallic hardcore.  Overall, this EP is insanely good and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Donovan Wolfington-How To Treat The Ones You Love LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Emo, Indie Rock

Label: Topshelf Records
Tracks: 13
Length: 33.0'

Donovan Wolfington is a four piece band from New Orleans, LA who formed in early 2013, from the looks of things.  Donovan Wolfington play a killer style of punk, emo, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Donovan Wolfington can be said to e influenced by bands such as Braid, The Jazz June, Knapsack, Jawbreaker, Weezer, and other like-minded bands.  Since their inception in 2013, Donovan Wolfington have released a a nine song LP titled Stop Breathing in April of 2013 and a five song EP titled Scary Stories You Tell In The Dark in April of 2014.  How To Treat The Ones You Love is Donovan Wolfington's latest full-length LP, which was released via Topshelf records on August 21st, 2015.  On their latest full-length, Donovan Wolfington offer up thirteen tracks of angst ridden and at times dark sounding punk, emo, and indie rock.  Overall, How To Treat The Ones You Love is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Crosss-Lo LP (2015)

Country: Canada
Genre: Stoner Rock, Metal, Grunge
Label: Television Explosion
Tracks: 9
Length: 41.0'

Crosss is a three piece band from Toronto, Ontario who formed in the fall of 2012, from the looks of things.  Cross play a killer style of stoner rock, metal, and grunge.  Musically, Crosss can be loosely compared to bands such as Ancient Sky, All The Saints, and other like-minded bands.  Since their inception in 2012, Crosss have released a three song EP titled Perdu in November of 2012, a two song single titled Bones Brigade in October of 2011, and an eight song LP titled Obsidian Spectre in June of 2013.  Lo is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Television Explosion records on May 27th, 2015.  On their latest full-length LP, Crosss offer up nine tracks of dark, ominous, fuzzed-out, and psychedelic sounding stoner rock, metal, and grunge.  Overall, Lo is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dalla Nebbia-Felix Culpa LP (2015)

Country: USA/Brazil/Norway
Genre: Progressive Black Metal
Label: Ominous Domain/Razed Soul
Tracks: 10
Length: 55.0'

Dalla Nebbia are a four piece band from North Carolina, Minnesota, Washington, and Brazil who formed in 2010.  In addition to these four members, Dalla Nebbia also features Norwegian violinist Sareeta, who provided strings for this release.   Dalla Nebbia cite the American black metal stylings of Agalloch or Nachtmystium to the more progressive stylings of Limbonic Art or Arcturus as influences.  Dalla Nebbia also throw in elements of prog rock and doom as well, which makes for a complex sound that's difficult to pigeonhole or describe.  Felix Cupla is Dalla Nebia's latest full-length LP, which was released via Ominous Domain and Razed Soul records on September 15th, 2015.  On Felix Culpa, Dalla Nebbia offer up ten tracks of very well played atmospheric and progressive death metal that's sure to please fans of several subgenres of the underground metal scene.  Overall, Felix Culpa is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Bandcamp Roundup

So, since I'm either too busy or lazy to make a proper post, I figured I would at least dig through my disaster of an email inbox to pick out some good free Bandcamp stuff for you to grab. A lot of it was crap but I've filtered that out and posted some good stuff below, mostly hardcore punk & crust. This goes back a few months, so sorry if some of these releases are old news to you. Some of my personal favorites were by the bands Dysteria, Mad Trapper, Lesser Animal, Offense, Glarus and Locas. So check those and the others out after the jump. If you like what you hear, click the link and get it for free on Bandcamp. Most of these releases are "name your price", so if you really dig it, feel free to support these bands by giving them your hard earned cash. I'll try to make this a weekly feature, probably on the weekends. Enjoy!

Bleed The Pigs/Thetan-Split LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Powerviolence, Grindcore
Label: Dead Tank Records
Tracks: 15
Length: 21.0'

Bleed The Pigs are a four piece band from Nashville, Tennessee, who formed in late 2013, from the looks of things.  Bleed The Pigs play a vicious and chaotic as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, powerviolence, and grindcore within their sound.  Since their inception in 2013, Bleed The Pigs have released a six song EP titled Mortis Fatum in January of 2013, a seven song EP titled Overcompensations For Misery in May of 2014, a Flowers In D-Minor (Nirvana Covers) EP in October of 2014, and a 2 song EP titled Mind in Matter in July of 2015.  On their side of this split LP, Bleed The Pigs offer up seven tracks of chaotic hardcore, punk, sludge, powerviolence, and grindcore.  Thetan is the second band featured on this split LP.  Thetan is a two piece band from Nashville, Tennessee who formed in early 2011.  Thetan play a raw ad ugly style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, powerviolence, and grindcore within their sound.  Since their inception in 2011, Thetan have released a split with Bible Thumper in September of 2012, a split cassette with Downpour in March of 2013, a thirteen song LP titled Laughed At By The Gods in May of 2014, and a split LP with Seek, Alter Of Complaints, and Stubborn Father in February of 2015.  On their side of the split LP, Thetan offer up eight tracks of raw and completely unhinged tracks of hardcore, punk, powerviolence, and grindcore.  This split LP was released via Dead Tank records on March 2nd, 2015.  Overall, this is a killer LP and is an absolute must listen for fans of modern hardcore, punk, powerviolence, and grindcore.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Blood Sun Circle-Bloodiest/Sunniest LP (2014)

Country: USA
Genre: Stoner Rock, Grunge, Post Rock

Label: Hex Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 33.0'

Blood Sun Circle is a four piece band from Syracuse, New York who formed in 2012.  Blood Sun Circle features 3/4 of the band Engineer, which was one of my favorite hardcore bands of the last decade.  Blood Sun Circle play a dark and ominous style of music that incorporates elements of stoner rock, grunge, and post rock within their sound.  Musically, Blood Sun Circle can be said to be influenced by bands such as Young Widows, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Black Heart Procession, and other like-minded bands.  Since their inception in 2012 a self-titled four song EP in November of 2012.  Bloodiest/Sunniest is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Hex records on June 1st, 2014.  On Bloodiest/Sunniest, Blood Sun Circle offer up eight tracks of dark and ominous grunge, stoner rock, and post punk that's an absolute must listen for fans of Young Widows, Bad Sects, and Blood Pheasant.  Overall, Bloodiest/Sunniest is an amazing album that should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Senior Fellows-Shallow Grave For A Dying God LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Sludge
Label: Dead Tank
Tracks:11
Length: 40.0'

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. Shallow Grave For A Dying God is Senior Fellows' latest full-length LP, which was released via Dead Tank Records on September 18th, 2015.  On their latest full-length LP, Senior Fellows offer up ten tracks of tracks of politically charged sludge tinged hardcore that's an absolute must listen for fans of Primitive Man, Bleak, Ladder Devils, and Moutheater.  Overall, Shallow Grave For A Dying God is an amazing LP that should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Bloodpheasant-Traum LP (2014)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom, Folk, Grunge, Post Metal

Label: Tor Johnson Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 39.0'

Wow, this band really surprised the hell out of me.  Blood Pheasant is a four piece band from Providence, Rhode Island who formed in May of 2012. Blood Pheasant features current and former members of weak teeth, The Two Funerals, Best Practices and Jesuscentric.  Blood Pheasant play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of doom, folk, grunge, and post metal within their sound.  Musically, Blood Pheasant can be said to be influenced by bands such as Pygmy Lush, Young Widows, Des Ark, Chelsea Wolf, and Sun Kil Moon.  Blood Pheasant's sound is dark, hauntingly beautiful, eerie, and at times really heavy and dirty.  Traum is Blood Pheasant's debut full-length LP, which was released via Tor Johnson records on May 1st, 2014.  Traum features nine tracks of dark and gloomy sounding doom, folk, grunge, doom, and post metal.  Overall, Traum is an incredible LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) No Tolerance-You Walk Alone LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Painkiller
Tracks: 12
Length: 18.0'

No Tolerance is a straightedge hardcore band from Boston, Massachusetts, who formed in 2012, from the looks of things.  No Tolerance play no-frills, bare bones style of hardcore with a killer early 80's USHC vibe.  Musically, No Tolerance can be loosely compared to bands such as Boston Strangler, Chain Rank, Spine, and The Rival Mob.  You Walk Alone is the band's latest twelve song LP, which is slated via Painkiller Records on October 17th, 2015.  On their latest LP, No Tolerance offer up twelve tracks of bare bones/brutal as fuck sounding hardcore with a killer early 80's vibe.  Overall, You Walk Alone is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Acousma-S/T 7" (2015)

Country: Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: High Fashion Industries
Tracks: 4
Length: 6.0'

Acousma is a hardcore band from Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island, Canada who formed in late 2012.  Acousma play a blistering and caustic as fuck sounding style of hardcore.  Musically, Acousma can be loosely compared to bands such as Hoax, Failures, and other unhinged sounding hardcore bands.  Since their inception in 2012, Acousma have released a self-titled four song rehearsal cassette in November of 2012, a self-titled six song cassette in May of 2013, a self-titled four song 7" in January of 2014, and a split 7" with Home Invasion in June of 2014.  This is Acousma's latest four song 7", which is slated for release via High Fashion Industries records on October 5th, 2015.  On their latest 7", Acousma offer up four more tracks of dirty, raw, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore. Overall, this is a killer 7" and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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I Hate Sex-Circle Thinking Cassette (2015)

Country: Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Emo, Screamo
Label: Too Far Gone Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 17.0'

I Hate Sex is a four piece band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who formed in late 2014, from the looks of things.  I Hate Sex play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, I Hate Sex can be loosely compared to bands such as Todos Caeran, Mahria, Coma Regalia, Old Gray, Saetia, and other like-minded bands.  I Hate Sex's sound is actually quite prolific and runs the gamut of the emo/screamo spectrum.  The band's sound can be harsh and chaotic to melodic and introspective.  The female fronted vocals of the lead singer Nicole really adds a sense of urgency that makes the band's sound stand out from the usual as far as I Hate Sex is concerned.  Circle Thinking is the band's debut full-length cassette, which was released via Too Far Gone records on July 31st, 2015.  On Circle Thinking, I Hate Sex offer up seven tracks of killer emo and screamo that's an absolute a must listen for fans of this genre of music.  Overall, Circle Thinking is a killer release and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Genocide Pact-Forged Through Domination LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Death Metal

Label: A389 Recordings
Tracks: 7
Length: 26.0'

Genocide Pact is a three piece band from Washington, D.C. who formed in the summer of 2013, from the looks of things.  Genocide Pact play an absolutely vicious and brutal style of death metal.  Musically, Genocide Pact can be loosely compared to bands such as Mutilation Rites, Ilsa, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Pharoh, and Black September.  Since their inception in 2013, Genocide Pact have released a four song demo in September of 2013 and a two song 7" titled Desecration on Bad Teeth Recordings in November of 2014.  Forged Through Domination is Genocide Pact's debut full length LP, which is slated for release via A389 recordings sometime this September.  On Forged Through Domination, Genocide Pact offer up seven tracks of  raw, grimy, and brutal as fuck sounding death metal.  Overall, Forged Through Domination is an absolutely crushing album and should not be missed.  A389 was cool enough to put this album up for free download, so head over to their webstore and buy some records to help the label out.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Miscalculations-Kill The Whole Cast LP (2015)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Garage Rock
Label: Rockstar Records
Tracks: 12
Length: 34.0'

Miscalculations are a four piece band from London, United Kingdom who formed in November of 2013.  Miscalculations play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Miscalculations can be said to be influenced by bands such as Wipers, Gang Of Four, Mission Of Burma, Hot Snakes, and Cloak/Dagger.  Since their inception in 2013, Miscalculations have released a two song 7" titled Live With Myself/Abestos City in June of 2013, a twelve song self-titled LP in November of 2013,  a split 7" with The Stitches in January of 2014, a two song 7" titled A Silent Defence/Clairvoyant State in September of 2014, and a twelve song LP titled A View For Glass Eyes in January of 2015.  Wow, Less than eight months later, Miscalculations have released their third full-length LP, which is titled Kill The Whole Cast.  On their latest LP, Miscalculations offer up twelve new tracks of frenetic, tense, and snotty sounding tracks of punk, post punk, and garage.  Kill The Whole Cast was released via Rockstar records on September 8th, 2015.  Overall, Kill The Whole Cast is a killer LP and is sure to help you get your post punk fix for the day.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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La Misma-Kanizadi LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Post punk
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus/Toxic State
Tracks: 9
Length: 20.0'

La Misma is a NYC based Hardcore, Punk band who got their start in mid 2014, from the looks of things.  La Misma play a tense and frenetic style of female fronted hardcore/punk.  Musically, La Misma can loosely be compared to early White Lung, Brain F, Libyans, and other like-minded bands.  Kanizadi is La Misma's debut full-length LP, which was released via La Vida Es Un Mus and Toxic State records on September 10th, 2015.  On their debut LP, La Misma offer up nine tracks of snotty and frenetic as hell sounding punk and post punk.  Overall, Kanizadi is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Kerosene-S/T EP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Noise Rock
Label: End Results Productions
Tracks: 4
Length: 12.0'

Kerosene is a three piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in late 2014, from the looks of things.  Kerosene play an absolutely mind blowing style of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, and noise rock within their sound.  The best way for me to describe Kerosene's sound is to have you picture what it would be like to mix bands such as Q And Not U with the garage and post hardcore stylings of bands such as Hot Snakes or Drive Like Jehu.  Top that mixture off with an ungodly amount of guitar feedback and you're left with a really tense and frenetic sound that I really can't do justice to with describing in words.  This is Kerosene's debut four track EP, which was released via End Result Productions on January 18th, 2015.  Overall, Kerosene's debut EP is incredible and demands to be played at high volumes.  Seriously, this EP is that good.  I really wished more bands played this style of music.

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The Abyss Stares Back #1: AmenRa/VVOVNDS-Split LP (2014)

Country: Belgium
Genre: Post Metal, Doom, Sludge, Hardcore, Punk, Powerviolence, Grindcore
Label: Hypertension Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 24.0'

This is part one in a series of five limited edition release split LPs for Hypertension records featuring new and unreleased tracks by bands that include Amenra, Vvovnds, Hessian, Primitive Man, Drums Are For Parades, Sardonis, Alkerdeel, Nihill.  These albums were released as a five LP box set in June of 2015.  I really wanted to post the AmenRa and VVOVNDS split because their newest LP, The Flesh Descends was so fucking amazing.

(Press Note) The Amenra songs on this release focus on the quieter, more atmospherically sinister side of the band’s sound, but they hit as hard as any shrieking, electrically-charged moment.
The Vvovnds-side contains five nailbombs of harsh blackened powerviolence, hateful sludge and overly-reverbed vocals, sharp as a rusty knive The pitchblack mixing and mastering was delivered by Will Killingsworth (Failures, No Faith, Ampere,…).

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Tyranny Is Tyranny-The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock
Label: Phratry Records
Tracks: 5
Length: 41.0'

Tyranny Is Tyranny is a three piece band from Madison, Wisconsin who formed in February of 2012.  Tyranny Is Tyranny features former members of The United Sons Of Toil and play a politically charged style of post hardcore and post rock.  Musically, Tyranny Is Tyranny can be said to be influenced by bands such as The Appleseed Cast, Unwound, City Of Caterpillar, Refused, and Funeral Diner.  Since their inception in 2012, Tyranny Is Tyranny have released a five song EP titled Manufacturing Truth in June of 2013, and a seven song LP titled Let It Come From Whom It May in November of 2013.  The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism is Tyranny Is Tyranny's latest full-length LP, which was released on June 13th, 2015.  The Rise Of Capitalism is based on the novel The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein and features five tracks of tense and urgent sounding politically charged post hardcore/post rock.  Overall, The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism is an amazing album and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(Bel) VVOVNDS-Descending Flesh LP (2015)

Country: Belgium
Label: Hardcore, Punk, Powerviolence, Thrash, Grindcore
Label: Hypertension Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 20.0'

VVOVNDS are a four piece band from Kortrijk/Antwerp, Belgium who formed in early 2012.  VVOVNDS play a scathing and vicious style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, powerviolence, thrash, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, VVOVNDS can be said to be loosely compared to bands such as Torch Runner, Young And In The Way, Deathrite, and Svffer.  Since their inception in 2011, VVOVNDS have released  a seven song demo in March of 2011, a split 7" with Sex Drive in January of 2013,  a one sided 7" in February of 2013, a three way split cassette with All Shadows and Deliverance in May of 2013, and a split LP with Amen Ra in June of 2014.  Descending Flesh is VVOVNDS' debut full-length LP, which is slated for release via Hypertension Records on November 5th, 2015.  On Descending Flesh, VVOVNDS offer up eleven tracks of scathing and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, powerviolence, thrash, and grindcore.  Overall, Descending Flesh is an amazing LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Axis-Show Your Greed LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Good Fight Music
Tracks: 10
Length: 25.0'

Axis is a five piece band from St. Petersburg/Orlando, Florida who formed in early 2011, from the looks of things.  Axis play a killer style of music that mixes equal parts late 90's metallic hardcore with sludge and noise rock tinged metallic hardcore.  Musically, Axis can be said to be influenced by bands such as Turmoil, Deadguy, Bloodlet, Engineer, Achilles, and Botch.  Since their inception in 2011, Axis have released a four song EP titled Rites Of Passage in January of 2011, a split 7" with Weight Of The World in September 0f 2011, a split 7" with Self Defense Family in November of 2013, and a summer tour cassette in June of 2014.  Show Your Greed is Axis' debut full-length LP, which was released via Good Fight Music on September 4th, 2015.  On Show Your Greed, Axis offer up ten tracks of punishing and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Show Your Greed is an amazing album and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Sex Snobs-Pop Songs And Other Ways To Die LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 10
Length: 28.0'

Sex Snobs are a four piece band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who formed in 2013.  Sex Snobs play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Sex Snobs can be loosely compared to bands such as Big Eyes, Happy Diving, California X, and Brown Sugar.  The great thing that sets Sex Snobs apart from the pack when it comes to riff laden, grunge influenced punk bands, Sex Snobs have this weird, off-kilter, vibe that keeps things interesting.  Since their inception in 2013, Sex Snobs have released a seven track LP titled Lonely in January of 2014 and a three song EP titled Ugly in August of 2014.  Pop Songs And Other Ways To Die is Sex Snob's latest full-length LP, which was released on June 29th, 2015.  On their latest full-length LP, Sex Snobs offer up ten tracks of riff laden, off-kilter, grunge influenced punk and noise rock.  Overall, Pop Songs And Other Ways To Die is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Squalor-The Noel EP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Lion Sounds And Tiger Noises
Tracks: 6
Length: 11.0'

Squalor is a four piece band from Portland, Oregon who formed in late 2014.  Squalor play a raw and blown out style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, noise rock, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Squalor can be loosely compared to bands such as Hoax, The Lowest Form, Walls, and Pleasure Cross.  The Noel EP is Squalor's latest release, which was released on cassette via Lion Sound And Tiger Noises records on January 9th, 2015.  On their latest EP, Squalor offer up tracks of noisy, chaotic, and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, noise rock, and powerviolence.  Overall, The Noel EP is a killer release and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Asherah-Demo II (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 14.0'

Asherah are a five piece band from Asheville, North Carolina who formed in early 2015, from the looks of things.  Asherah play a a dark and metalic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and screamo within their sound.  As far as influences go, Asherah can be said to be influenced by bands such as Cursed, The Holy Mountain, Tragedy, and His Hero Is Gone. This is the band's latest four track demo, which was released on August 30th, 2015.  On their latest demo, Asherah offer up four new tracks of brutal and caustic as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and screamo.  Overall, Asherah offer up four really solid tracks on their latest demo.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Yellnikow-S/T LP (2015)

Country: Germany
Genre: Punk, Emo, Indie Rock, Post Hardcore, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 48.0'

Yellnikow is a five piece band from Bochum, Germany who formed in 2013.  Yellnikow play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, emo, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Yellnikow remind me of a cross between the emo/punk stylings of bands such as Sport and the intense post hardcore/screamo stylings of bands such as Daitro and Suis La Lune.  This is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on August 23rd, 2015.  On their debut LP, Yellnikow offer up nine tracks of extremely well played tracks of punk, emo, indie rock, post hardcore, and screamo.  Overall, this is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Small Brown Bike The Riverbed LP (Reissue 2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Emo
Label: No Idea 
Tracks: 10
Length: 40.0'

Small Brown Bike is a band from Marshall, Michigan  that started in 1996. The trademark of Small Brown Bike is their "double vocals" backed by melodies. Their sound is often identified as being similar to other post-hardcore bands, such as Avail, Hot Water Music and Dillinger Four. Throughout their existence, Small Brown Bike have toured three times with Dead Season. Their last show was in 2004 at The Fireside Bowl in Chicago, after already agreeing to split up. Former members Mike Reed and Dan Jaquint later created the band LaSalle, with Reed's wife playing bass guitar. Ben Reed also started the Great Sea Serpents based out of Chicago, IL. Mike and Ben have also formed the band Able Baker Fox with former drummer Jeff Gensterblum and Nathan Ellis from the Casket Lottery. Their first album "Voices" was released in January 2008.  The band name is derived from working on bicycles as they grew up together.  (Wikipedia)

The Riverbed is Small Brown Bike's 2004 full-length LP, which was released via Lookout! and No Idea records.  Some consider this to be Small Brown Bikes' best album, but I'll leave that opinion up to you because Small Brown Bike is pretty much my favorite emo band of all time.  Anyway, The Riverbed is a killer LP and still sounds fresh to this day even though it was released over a decade ago.  highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Sweet Jesus-Destroy Yourself LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Atomic Action! Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 19.0'

Sweet Jesus are a four piece band from New England who formed in October of 2010.  Sweet Jesus features members of Have Heart, Fucking Invincible, Verse, and Soul Control, so going on that alone, you know your in for something special.  Sweet Jesus play a killer style of late 80's/early 90's Revolution Summer style hardcore.  Musically, Sweet Jesus can be loosely compared to bands such as Swiz, Sweetbelly Freakdown, Give, and Blessed State.  Destroy Yourself is Sweet Jesus' latest full-length LP, which was released via Atomic Action! records on March 17th, 2015.  On their latest full-length, Sweet Jesus offer up ten tracks of killer late 80's/early 90's emotive hardcore.  Guest vocals on Destroy Yourself come courtesy of Shawn Brown from Dag Nasty and Swiz, as well as Andy Norton from Praise.  Overall, Destroy Yourself is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Trenchfoot-At The Mercy Of Circumstance LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Thrash
Label: Glory Kid Ltd.
Tracks: 10
Length: 16.0'

Trenchfoot is a four piece band from Hudson Valley, NY who formed in early 2011.  Trenchfoot play a blistering, caustic, and vicious as fuck sounding style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and thrash within their sound.  Musically, Trenchfoot can be loosely compared to bands such as Colony, Divider, Trap Them, and Torch Runner.  Since their inception in 2011, Trenchfoot have released a self-titled ten song LP in September of 2011, an eight song LP titled Endless Disgust in October of 2012, and a split 7" with Old Wounds in August of 2013.  At The Mercy Of Circumstance is Trenchfoot's latest full-length LP, which was released via Glory Kid records on July 21st, 2015.  On Mercy Of Circumstance, Trenchfoot offer up ten tracks of brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and thrash.  Overall, At The Mercy Of Circumstance is a killer album that should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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White Jazz-Modern Living 7" (2015)

Country: Belgium
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Atomic Action
Tracks: 6
Length: 10.0'

White Jazz is a four piece Belgium based hardcore band who formed in April of 2014.  White Jazz features members of Rise And Fall, Blind To Faith, The Rott Childs, El Guapo Stuntteam, and The Hickey Underworld.  White Jazz play a noisy, frenetic,  and off-kilter style of hardcore influenced by bands such as Black Flag, older Ceremony, Hot Snakes, and other like-minded bands.  Modern Living is White Jazz's debut six track seven inch, which was released via Atomic Action! records on July 1st, 2015.  On their debut 7", White Jazz offer up six tracks of noisy, frenetic, and unhinged sounding hardcore.  Overall, Modern Living is killer 7" and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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DIÄT-Positive Energy LP (2015)

Country: Germany
Genre: Post Punk,Punk
Label: Iron Lung
Tracks: 8
Length: 28.0'

DIÄT is a four piece post punk band from East Berlin, Germany who formed in early 2013, from the looks of things.  DIÄTplay a tense and frenetic style of punk and post punk that draws inspiration from bands such as Wipers, Total Control, and Crisis.  Positive Energy is DIÄT's debut LP, which is slated for release via Iron Lung records on September 18th, 2015.  On Positive Energy, DIÄT offer up eight tracks of cold, tense, and frenetic sounding post punk and punk that's an absolute must listen for fans of Total Control, Ice Age, Ceremony, and other like-minded bands.  Overall, Positive Energy is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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