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cursed + coliseum = lewd acts. defunct hardcore awesomeness from san diego.


TUTTI I COLORI DEL BUIO


 more hardcore perfection from Italy. this will definitely make some year end lists. including mine.

NUCLEAR DEVASTATION


crusty blackened thrash from Amsterdam. if youre a fan of iskra, and you should be, then this is right up your, and my, alley

NOMURA


blackened hardcore perfection from Italy. hints of 90s metalcore influence. damn this shit is good

FLUMMOX - S/T (2016)


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Beatriz Carnicero - El Resto EP (2016)



New EP by Beatriz Carnicero, Powerviolence band from Uruguay. Low Threat Profile, Obacha and Crossed Out covers included.

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Eyelet-Error(s) 10" (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo

Label: Fake Crab Records
Tracks: 3
Length: 6.0'

Eyelet is a four piece band from Maryland who formed in 2014, from the looks of things,  Eyelet play a chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Eyelet can be said to be influenced by bands such as Orchid, Ampere, Todos Caeran, Gillian Carter, Beau Navire, What Of Us, Coma Regalia, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Eyelet have released a self-titled EP in 2014 and a ten song LP titled Nervewrecker LP in December of 2015.  Error(s) is the band's latest three song EP, which was released via Fake Crab records on August 29th, 2016.  On Error(s), Eyelet offer up three tracks of tense, chaotic, and volatile sounding hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Error(s) is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Fishmonger-Fiesta Anti​-​Fascista EP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Noise Rock
Label: Star Rats Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 10.0'

Holy shit.  This band fucking rips.  Fishmonger is a four piece band from Athens, Georgia who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Fishmonger play a raw, blown-out, and completely unhinged style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Fishmonger can be said to be influenced by bands such as Jerome's Dream, Fight Amp, My Fictions, Swing Kids, and other like-minded bands. What makes this band stand out for me is how Fishmonger seamlessly melds elements of screamo with weird/off-kilter noise rock.  Since forming in 2015, Fishmonger have released a four song EP titled Unkooth in December of 2015.  Fiesta Anti-Fascista is the band's latest six song EP, which was released on October 18th, 2016.  On Fiesta anti-Fascista, Fishmonger offer up six tracks of dirty, raw, and blown-out sounding hardcore, punk, screamo, and noise rock.  Overall, Fiesta Anti-Fascista is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Seriously, this is one of the best new EPs I've heard all week!

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FIEND / Recalcitrant - Split (2016)


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(U.S.) Dangers-The Bend In The Break LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: topshelf
Tracks: 13
Length: 37.0'

Dangers is a four piece band from Los Angeles, CA who formed in 2004.  Dangers play an intense, chaotic and volatile style of hardcore.  Members of Dangers also play in bands that include Ghostlimb and Graf Orlock.  Since forming in 2005, Dangers have released a self titled demo in 2004, a seven song self-titled EP in August of 2005, a nineteen song LP titled Messy, Isn't It? in January of 2010, a six song EP titled Five O'Clock Shadows At The Edge Of The Western World in January of 2014, and a three song 7" titled Kissing With Spit September of 2016.  The Bend In The Break is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Topshelf records on October 16th, 2016.  On the bend In The Break, Dangers offer up thirteen tracks of intense, chaotic, and volatile sounding hardcore.  Overall, The Bend In The Break is an amazing album and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Scowl-Ruthlesss EP (2016)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 18.0'


Scowl is a four piece band from Brooklyn, NYC who formed in 2010.  Scowl play a vicious and devastating style of music that blends elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Scowl can be said to be influenced by bands such as Iron Lung, Left For Dead, Haymaker, Crossed Out, Negative Approach, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2010, Scowl have released a track on the Fast//Violence compilation in May of 2013, a live cassette recorded live at ABC No Rio titled Welcome To The Johnsons in July of 2013, a ten song EP titled Grindcore Is Serious Business in April of 2013, and a sixteen song LP titled Quemés Una Iglesia Para Encender La Mota in June of 2016.  Ruthless is the band's latest nine song EP, which was released on October 18th, 2016.  On Ruthless, Scowl offer up nine tracks of brutal and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, sludge, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Ruthless is a makes for a really solid listen.  Great stuff.  Enjoy!

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Scowl-Quemes Una Iglesia Para Encender La Mota LP (2016) 


True Cross-Pure Divorce LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Post Rock
Label: Seeing Red Records
Tracks: 16
Length: 62.0'

True Cross is a four piece band from Phoenix, Arizona who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  True Cross features members of Transistor Transistor, Landmine Marathon, Vehemence, and Trap Them, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  True Cross play a fuzzed out, dreamy, and atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, shoegaze, dream pop, and post rock within their sound.  Musically, True Cross can be loosely compared to bands such as The Appleseed Cast, Broken Water, True Widow, Weekend, Whirr, and other like-minded bands.  Pure Divorce is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on January 22nd, 2016.  On Pure Divorce, True Cross offer up sixteen tracks of dreamy and hypnotic sounding post punk, shoegaze, dream pop, and post rock.  Overall, Pure Divorce makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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The Obscured-Desolate Wanderings EP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Dark Wave

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 25.0'

The Obscured is a two piece band from Atlanta, Georgia who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  The Obscured play a dark and hauntingly atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of post punk and dark wave within their sound.  Musically, The Obscured can be said to be influenced by bands such as Bauhaus, Joy Division, Christian Death, and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.  Desolate Wanderings is the band's debut four song EP, which was released on August 13th, 2016.  On Desolate Wanderings, The Obscured offer up four tracks of dark, moody, and hauntingly desolate sounding post punk and dark wave.  Overall, Desolate Wanderings makes for a really solid listen.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Wolves Carry My Name-Black Earth Tongue LP (2016)

Country: Germany
Genre: Sludge, Crust, Hardcore, Punk, Doom, Post Metal
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 28.0'

Holy shit.  This band is absolutely amazing.  Wolves Carry My Name are a five piece band from Siegen, Germany who formed in September of 2011.  Wolves Carry My Name play a heavy, raw, and filthy style of music that incorporates elements of sludge, crust, doom, hardcore, punk, and post metal within their sound.  Musically, Wolves Carry My Name can be loosely compared to bands such as Reproacher, Bottom Feeder, Seizures, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Wolves Carry My Name have released a six song LP titled Amongst Ruins And Ashes in April of 2012 and a digital single titled Bone Carver in May of 2013.  Black Earth Tongue is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on October 14th, 2016.  On Black Tongue Earth, Wolves Carry My Name offer up seven tracks of filthy and heavy as fuck sounding sludge, crust, hardcore, punk, doom, and post metal.  Overall, Black Tongue Earth makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Nine Eleven-Sentinels LP (2016)

Country: France
Genre: Post Hardcore, Hardcore, Punk, Post Rock
Label: Tokyo Jupiter
Tracks: 5
Length: 33.0'

Nine Eleven is a five piece band from Le Mans, France who formed in 2008.  Nine Eleven play a dark and atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, hardcore, punk, and post rock within their sound.  Musically, Nine Eleven can be loosely compared to bands such as older Pianos Become The Teeth, Raein, Funeral Diner, Daitro, and Birds In Row.  Since forming in 2008, Nine Eleven has released an eleven song LP titled City Of Quartz in September of 2009, a ten song LP titled Le Reve De Cassandre in January of 2012, and a six song LP titled 24 Years in November of 2013.  Sentinels is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Tokyo Jupiter records on September 30th, 2016.  On Sentinels, Nine Eleven offer up five tracks of dark, moody, atmospheric, and heavy as fuck sounding post hardcore, hardcore, punk, and post rock.  Overall, Sentinels is a killer album and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(Intl.) Vegas-Wake LP (2016)

Country: Germany/Australia/United States
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Holy Terror
Tracks: 14
Length: 37.0''

Vegas gave life to their artistic vision shortly after the dawn of the new millennium.  With creative fires ignited by the physically confrontational nature of Japanese punks G.I.S.M. via the unrepentant early-80's ferocity of bands like Life's Blood and Negative Approach, the group channels their raw metallic attack through the intense apocalyptic tenets of the "HT" hardcore spearheaded in the 90's by the legendary Integrity (whose enigmatic frontman Dwid joins forces with vocalist and lyricist T on "Rhythm of Decline"). Such musical aesthetics and abstract introspective lyrical explorations seem to have been all but forgotten by today's contemporary breed, while thriving in the subversive climate of Vegas' allegiance to branching out from the foundations of traditional metallic hardcore by undertaking calculated experiments with avant-garde dynamics reminiscent of fringe acts such as Throbbing Gristle or flirtations with apocalyptic folk, indicating the band’s diverse potential. Expanding on some of their darker and more somber interests in Roses Never Fade - a side project that includes members of Integrity and Pale Creation - ensuring that the focus of Vegas remains rooted in the bitter pessimism and base aggression that should appeal to any fan of traditional, no-holds-barred metallic hardcore." (Press Note)

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Woodwork-Ordinary Violence LP (2016)

Country: France
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Hydrogen Man/Stonehenge Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 26.0'

Woodwork is a five piece band from Toulouse, France who formed in 2012.  Woodwork play a killer style of politically charged, 90's inspired metallic hardcore.  Musically, Woodwork can be said to be influenced by bands such as Unbroken, Disembodied, 108, American Nightmare, and Modern Life Is War.  Since forming in 2012, Woodwork have released a four song self-titled EP in July of 2012 and a split 7" with Dying in December of 2013.  Ordinary Violence is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Hydrogen Man and Stonehenge records on October 21st, 2016.  On Ordinary Violence, Woodwork offer up ten tracks of killer metallic hardcore that's an absolute must listen for fans of Axis, Blistered, and Dwell.  Overall, Ordinary Violence makes for a great listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Noisear / Days of Desolation - Split (2016)


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MANGLE - 5" Lathe Single Sided (2016)


MANGLE is a Powerviolence band from Leicester, UK. They're in my top 10 for sure along with bands like Osk, Water Torture, Bridgeburner, Wound Man, Cagedgrave, Magnum Force, Sickmark, ... So, if you like Sludge riffs between killer PV, this one is for you.

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MANGLE / Sufferinfuck - Split 7" (2012)
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Wolf Whistle - The Present Disturbance (2016)



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Agathocles - Commence To Mince (2016)


Agathocles, the Mincecore kings from Belgium are back again with a new album. I'll try to share more if anyone is interested... they have around 500 releases.

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Skuz - Endless Grief (2016)


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Pettersson-Rift And Seam LP (2016)

Country: Austria
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Emo, Screamo
Label: Upwind Productions/Miss The Stars/ICorrupt Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 33.0'

Pettersson is Vienna, Austria based band who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Pettersson play a tense and sometimes atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, emo, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Pettersson can compared to bands such as Funeral Diner, Envy, Suis La Lune, early Pianos Become The Teeth, and Viva Belgrado.  Rift And Seam is the band's debut full-length LP, which is slated for release via Upwind Productions, Miss The Stars, and ICorrupt records on November 1st, 2016.  On Rift And Seam, Pettersen offer up eight tracks of killer post hardcore, post rock, emo, and screamo.  Overall, Rift And Seam makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Gummidge-Heartbreakers LP (2016)

Country: Ireland
Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Post Hardcore, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 29.0'

Gummidge is a three piece band from Galway, Ireland who formed in 2010, from the looks of things.  Gummidge play an interesting mix of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, post hardcore, grunge, and noise rock.  Musically, Gummidge can be said to be influenced by bands such as Fugazi, Quicksand, early Refused, Haymarket Riot, and Shellac.  Since forming in 2010, Gummidge have released a four song EP titled Sick Again in October of 2012.  Heartbreakers is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on October 1st, 2016.  On Heartbreakers, Gummidge offer up nine tracks of angular, tense, and frenetic sounding punk, post punk, post hardcore, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, Heartbeakers makes for a killer listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Systemik Violence-Fuck As Punk EP (2016)

Country: Portugal
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 13.0'

Systemik Violence is a four piece band from Lisbon, Portugal who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things.  Systemik Violence play a raw and vicious style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Systemik Violence can be said to be influenced by bands such as Discharge, Anti-Climex, Gism, Tragedy, and Totalitar.  Fuck As Punk is the band's debut six song EP, which was released on April 22nd, 2016.  on Fuck As Punk, Systemik Violence offer up six tracks of raging and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust,and d-beat.  Overall, Fuck As Punk is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Sarcoptes-Songs And Dances Of Death LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash
Label: Graven Earth Records/Cimmerian Shade Recordings

Tracks: 6
Length: 48.0'

Sarcoptes is a two piece band from Sacramento, California who formed in 2005.  Sarcoptes play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incoporates elements of black metal, death metal, and thrash within their sound.  Sarcoptes cite Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, and Morbid Angel as influences, which definitely shows up in the band's sound and style.  Since forming in 2005, Sarcoptes have released at two song EP titled Thanatos in March of 2013.  Songs Of Dances and Death is the band's latest full-length LP, which was originally released back in April on Cimmerian Shade Recordings and is being released on cassette via Graven Earth records on October 31st, 2016.  On Songs Of Dances And Death, Sarcoptes offer up six tracks of venomous and brutal as fuck sounding black metal, death metal, and thrash.  Overall, Songs Of Dances And Death makes for a killer listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Mal Intent - Cycles Of Terror (2016)


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Black Tomb-S/T LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Doom, Sludge

Label: Graven Earth Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 49.0'


Holy shit.  This album is so good.  Black Tomb is a New England based band who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Black Tomb play a raw, filthy, and ugly as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Black Tomb can be loosely compared to bands such as Immortal Bird, Churchburn, Cough, Fister, and Mutilation Rites.  This is the band's debut fullp-length LP, which was initially released digitally on September 6th 2016.  On their self-titled debut, Black Tomb offer up eight tracks of grimy and ugly as fuck sounding black metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, this is a killer album and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Seriously, I can't get enough of this album.  Look for physical copies of this cassette to be released via Graven Earth records on October 31st, 2016.


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Domkraft-The End Of Electricity LP (2016)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Doom, Sludge, Stoner Rock
Label: Magnetic Eye Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 41.0'

Domkraft is a three piece band from Stockholm, Sweden who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Domkraft play a heavy and filthy style of music that incorporates elements of doom, sludge, and psychedelic stoner rock within their sound.  Musically, Domkraft can be looselyco mpared to bands such as Ancient Sky, Dead Meadow, Tombs, Northless, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Domkraft have released a four song, self-titled LP in October of 2015.  The End Of Electricity is the band's latest full-length LP, which is slated for release via Magnetic Eye records on November 11th, 2016.  On The End Of Electricity, Domkraft offer up  seven tracks of heavy as fuck doom, sludge, and stoner rock.  Overall, The Of Electricity makes for a killer listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Latisha's Skull Drawing-Romanticized 12" (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock

Label: Iron Lung
Tracks: 9
Length: 17.0'

Latisha's Skull Drawing is a four piece band from Providence RI and Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Latisha's Skull Drawing is a punk super group of sorts, featuring members of Cult Ritual, Salvation, The Ukiah Drag, Cottaging, and Diet Cokeheads.  Latisha's Skull Drawing play a scathing, ultra-pissed, and ugly style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Since forming in 2014, Latisha's Skull Drawing have released a self-titled demo and a live tour cassette on Cult Maternal records.  Romanticized is the band's debut nine song LP, which was released via Iron Lung records on October 13th, 2016.  On Romanticized, Latisha's Skull Drawing offer up nine tracks of blown-out, ugly, and vicious sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Romanticized makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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WØRSEN-Grand Scheme EP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat, Black Metal, Grindcore

Label: Self-Released 
Tracks: 8
Length: 15.0'

Worsen is a three piece band from Jacksonville Florida who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Worsen features members of Ives and Floridian Winter and the band play a vicious and chaotic as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, d-beat, black metal, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Worsen can be said to be compared to bands such as Seizures, Cloud Rat, Bone Awl, D-Clone, and Congenital Death.  Since forming in 2014, Worsen have released a six song demo in August of 2014.  Grand Scheme is the band's latest eight song EP, which was released on August 12thm 2016.  On Grand Scheme, Worsen offer up eight tracks of brutal and caustic sounding hardcore, punk, crust, d-beat, black metal, and grindcore.  Overall, Grand Scheme makes for a killer listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Cara Neir- Perpetual Despair is the Human Condition LP (2016)

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

Label: Broken Limbs Recordings
Tracks: 8
Length: 38.0'

I absolutely had to do a proper review for this album after giving Perpetual Despair Is The Human Condition a listen.  Cara Neir is a two piece band from Dallas, Texas who formed in 2008.  Cara Neir play a dark, ominous, oppressive, and atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and black metal within their sound.  Musically, Cara Neir can be loosely compared to bands such as Tragedy, Hexis, Protestant, and SVFFER.  Since forming in 2008, Cara Neir have released fifteen releases in total, so going on that alone, you know this band is insanely prolific.  2016 has been a busy year for Cara Neir as they just released a split LP with Wildspeaker back in September.  Perpetual Despair is the Human Condition is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Broken Limbs Recordings on October 14th, 2016.  On Perpetual Despair is the Human Condition, Cara Neir offer up eight tracks of vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and black metal.  Overall, Perpetual Despair is the Human Condition makes for an incredible listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Private Room-Forever And Ever LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock

Label: Iron Lung 
Tracks: 8
Length: 16.0'

Private Room is a Pacific Northwest based band featuring members of Walls and Iron Lung who formed in early 2016.  Private Room play an ugly, brutal, and angry as fuck style of noise damaged hardcore.  Since forming in early 2016, Private Room have released a two song 7" titled Life Com in February of 2016.  Forever And Ever is the band's debut eight song LP, which was released via Iron Lung records on October 13th, 2016.  On Forever And Ever, Private Room offer up eight tracks of ugly, sarcastic, and nasty as fuck sounding noise damaged hardcore.  Overall, Forever and Ever is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Mercy Ties-Proper Corruption LP (2015)

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

Label: Glory Kid Ltd.
Tracks: 10
Length: 22.0'

Holy shit.  this album completely blows me away.  Mercy Ties is a four piece band from Seattle, Washington, who formed in 2010.  Mercy Ties features members of Tigon, The Abominable
Iron Sloth and Beau Navire and band plays a chaotic and volatile as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Mercy Ties can be loosely compared to bands such as Breather Resist, Engineer, Achilles, Coalesce, and The Minor Times.  Since forming in 2010, Mercy Ties have releaseda three song demo titled Under The Gold Rimmed Sky in September of 2011 and a seven song EP titled A Dim Lit Place in December of 2013.  Proper Corruption is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Glory Kid Ltd. records on November 20th, 2015.  Proper Corruption features ten tracks of brutal and vicious as fuck sounding noise damaged hardcore.  Overall, Proper Corruption makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  On a side note, I got to see these dudes play with Birds In Row, Listener, and Milkshakes in Hamden, CT last Friday and I was completely floored at how good Mercy Ties sound live.
 
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Chulo / Grinding - Nadaísmo (2016)


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Gimp - The Gimp EP (2016)


Noisy Powerviolence from Moscow.

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Care Neir - Perpetual Despair Is The Human Condition (2016)


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ZAO NEW ALBUM PRE-ORDER!!



waited 7 years for this. the time for new zao is almost here. releases December 9th

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ZEITGEIST


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absofuckinglutely one of the best punk records ive heard all year. great production. maniac vocalist. simple but perfect riffs. and I love that album art too. do it.


Animal Flag-S/T LP (2016)

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

Label: Broken World Media
Tracks: 10
Length: 43.0'

Animal Flag is a four piece band from Boston, MA who formed in 2012.  Animal play a dark and moody style of music that incorporates elements of emo, indie rock, and alt. rock within their sound.  Musically, Animal Flag can be loosely compared to bands such as Brand New, Have Mercy, Into It. Over It, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2012, Animal Flag have released a self titled EP in 2011, a full-length LP titled Everything Will Be Okay in 2012, and two additional self-titled EPs in 2014 and 2015.  This is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Broken World Media on October 7th, 2016.  On their latest LP, Animal Flag offer up ten tracks of dark, moody, and introspective emo, indie rock, and alt. rock.  Overall, this is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Innards/The Caution Children-Split 7" (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Post Rock
Label: Skeletal Lightening
Tracks: 4
Length: 12.0'

Here's a cool split that I had to review after hearing featuring new material from Ft. Worth/Denton, TX based Innards and Jacksonville, Florida's The Caution Children.  Innards are a four piece band from the Fort Worth and Denton areas of Texas who formed in 2009.  Innards play a chaotic, volatile, and abrasive style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  On their side of the split, Innards offer up two tracks of caustic and abrasive sounding post hardcore, punk, and screamo.  The Caution Children are a five piece band from Jacksonville, Florida who formed in 2005.  The Caution Children play an atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, punk, and screamo within their sound.  On their side of the split, The Caution Children offer up two tracks of tense, moody, and atmospheric sounding post hardcore, post rock, and screamo.  Overall, this is a killer split and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  This split 7" was released via Skeletal Lightening records on January 15th, 2016.

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(CAN) Gulfer-What Gives LP (2016)

Country: Canada
Genre: Punk, Emo, Indie Rock, Math Rock
Label: Big Scary Monsters/Texas Is Funny
Tracks: 7
Length: 25.0'

Gulfer is a four piece band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada who formed in December of 2011.  Gulfer play an anthemic, energetic, slightly off-kilter, and catchy as hell sounding style of music that incorporates elements of punk, emo, indie rock, and math rock within their sound.  Musically, Gulfer can be loosely compared to bands such as Native, Snowing, Street Smart Cyclist, Foxing, Algernon Cadwallader, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Gulfer have released a split EP with Fago Sepia in August of 2012, a five song EP titled Transcendals in February of 2013, two with Lions, My First Castle,  Odd Dates, Kit Fisto, Names, and Hit Home in December of 2013, and a split with Del Paxton in April of 2015.  What Gives is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Big Scary Monsters and Texas Is Funny records on August 19th 2016.  On What Gives, Gulfer offer up seven tracks of anthemic, energetic, slightly off-kilter, and catchy as hellpunk, emo, indie rock, and math rock.  Overall, What Gives makes for a great listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Dwell-Innate LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Blood And Ink, Noise Rock
Tracks: 10
Length: 27.0'


Dwell is a four piece band from Kernersville, North Carolina, who formed in October of 2014.  Dwell cite Turmoil, Norma Jean, Advent, Buried Alive, Dillinger Escape Plan, Underoath,
The Chariot,and Converge as influences, which definitely shows up in the band's sound and style.  Dwell play a killer style of noise damaged 90's influenced metallic hardcore.  Musically, Dwell can be loosely compared to bands such as Killing The Dream, Axis, Blistered, Botch, Breather Resist, Engineer and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Dwell have released a five song self-titled EP in March of 2015.  Innate is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Blood And Ink records on September 9th, 2016.  On Innate, Dwell offer up ten tracks of brutal and vicious as fuck sounding metallic/noise damaged hardcore.  Overall, Innate is a killer album and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

Wormrot - Voices (2016)

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Balcanes-Carne Nueva MLP (2016)

Country: Spain
Genre:  Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Discos Humeantes
Tracks: 5
Length: 23.0'

Balcanes is a band from Humo, Spain who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Balcanes play a devastatingly blown out style of music that incorporates elements of punk and noise rock within their sound.  Musicalluy, Balcanes can be said to be influenced by bands such as The Jesus Lizard, Cult Ritual, Whores, and other Neonblud.  Since forming in 2014, Balcanes have released a two song EP titled Platforma/Autopista in February of 2014.  Carne Nueva is the band's latest five song mini LP, which was released on October 5th, 2016.  On Carne Nueva, Balcanes  offer up five tracks of blown out and completely noise damaged punk.  Overall, Carne Nueva makes is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Cazador-Can I Leave? EP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock, Powerviolence
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length:11.0'


Cazador is a three piece band from Columbia, South Carolina who formed in late 2015, from the looks of things.  Cazador play a raw, ugly, and totally blown out style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, noise rock, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Cazador can be said to be influenced by bands such as Society Nurse, Iron Lung, and Crossed Out.  Since forming in 2015, Cazador have released a four song EP titled The Liquid God Demo in January of 2016.  Can I Leave is the band's latest nine song EP, which was released on October 1st, 2016.  On Can I Leave, Cazador offer up nine tracks of brutal and chaotic tracks of hardcore, punk, noise rock, and powerviolence.  Overall, Can I Leave makes for a killer listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dwell-S/T EP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Blood And Ink
Tracks: 5
Length: 12.0'

Dwell is a four piece band from Kernersville, North Carolina, who formed in October of 2014.  Dwell cite Turmoil, Norma Jean, Advent, Buried Alive, Dillinger Escape Plan, Underoath,
The Chariot,and Converge as influences, which definitely shows up in the band's sound and style.  Dwell play a killer style of 90's influenced metallic hardcore.  Musically, Dwell can be loosely compared to bands such as Killing The Dream, Axis, Blistered, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut five song EP, which was released via Blood And Ink records on March 10th, 2015.  On their self-titled debut, Dwell offer up five tracks of killer metallic hardcore.  Overall, this is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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