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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Breag Naofa-II LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre:  Post Metal, Crust, Doom, Sludge

Label: Halo Of Flies/Shove Records
Tracks: 5
Length: 39.5'

Breag Naofa is a five piece band from Seattle, WA who formed in August of 2010.  Breag Naofa play a dense, claustrophobic, and oppressive style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, crust, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Breag Naofa can be loosely compared to bands such as Eyehategod, Buzzoven, Lightbearer, and Amen Ra.  Since forming in 2010, Breag Naofa have released a four song self-titled LP in February of 2014, a split LP with Monuments Collapse in December of 2013, a split with Children Of God in September of 2014, and a two song EP titled Cearo in April of 2017. II is Breag Naofa's latest full-length LP, which was released via Halo Of Flies and Shove records on August 11th, 2017.  II features eight tracks of ominous and crushing songs of post metal, crust, doom, and sludge.  Overall, II makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Seriously, this album has been one of the best albums I've heard all week.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dame-S/T EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Goth Rock, New Wave
Label: Charm School Records
Tracks: 3
Length: 11.0'

Dame is a five piece band from Boston, MA who formed in early 2015, from the looks of things.  Dame play a dark, tense, and moody style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, goth rock, and new wave within their sound.  Musically, Dame can be loosely compared to bands such as Eisinores, The Estranged, Night Sins, Torture Garden, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Dame have released a six song EP titled Charm School in September of 2015.  This is the band's latest three song EP, which was released via Charm School records on July 20th, 2017.  On their latest three song EP, Dame offer up three tracks of dark, gloomy, and moody post punk, goth, and new wave.  Overall, this is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed. Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Khmer-Larga Sombra LP (2017)

Country: Spain
Genre: Black Metal, Sludge, Crust
Label: Halo Of Flies/WOOAAARGH/Long Legs Long Arms/In My Heart Empire/The Brave Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 23.4'

.  Khmer is a five piece band from Madrid, Spain who formed in early 2012, from the looks of things.  Khmer play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, punk, crust, and sludge within their sound.  Since their inception in 2012, Khmer have released a five song demo in May of 2012, a split LP with After Forever in December of 2013, a ten song LP titled Nubes Que Anuncian Tormenta in November of 2014, a two song 7" titled 7 Infernios in April of 2015, and a split 10"with Livistid in September of 2015.  Larga Sombra is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Halo Of Flies, WOOAAARGH, Long Legs Long Arms, In My Heart Empire, and The Brave Records on August 11th, 2017.  Larga Sombra features eight tracks of dark, casustic, vicious, and brutal as fuck sounding black metal, crust, and sludge.  Larga Sombra clocks in at just under 25 minutes, making these eight songs result in a densely packed album worth of music that makes for a caustic and rage fueled exercise in sheer brutality.   Seriously, after hearing these eight songs in their entirety over the weekend, I haven't been able to get over how good this album is.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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PISS VORTEX


and here we have a grindcore band with an awesome name and music to match. i posted their last release a while back and this one actually came out in march but somehow slipped past me until a few days ago. technical with a nice jazzy swing to it. 

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so heres another shitty grindcore band with a fantastic name

Kidnapped-Demo (2017)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 6.5'

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.  This is the band's debut eight song demo, which was released on April 26th, 2017.  On their debut demo, Kidnapped offer up eight tracks of vicious and scathing hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, this is a really solid demo and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Iron Drugs-S/T EP (2017)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 11.25'

Holy shit.  This band absolutely rips.  Iron Drugs is a four piece band from Rawtenstall, UK who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Iron Drugs play a raw, filthy, and completely blown-out style of hardcore/punk.  Musically, Iron Drugs can be loosely compared to bands such as Gag, The Lowest Form, Hoax, and Gay Kiss.  This is the band's debut six song EP, which was released on March 7th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, Iron Drugs offer up six tracks of raw and ugly sounding hardcore/punk.  Overall, this is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dooie Mus-II EP (2017)

Country: The Netherlands
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Emo, Screamo, Math Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 13.4''


Dooie Mus is a two piece band from Haarlem, The Netherlands who formed in early 2016.  Dooie Mus literally means Dead Sparrow in Dutch. It's used in the expression ‘iemand blij maken met een dooie mus’ (making somebody happy with a dead sparrow) which means making somebody happy with something that turns about to be very disappointing.  Dooie Mus play a tense and chaotic style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, emo, screamo, and math rock within their sound.  Musically, Dooie Mus can be loosely compared to bands such as 1994!, Old Gray, The Pine, Cason Welles, Two Humans, Street Smart Cyclist, and Two Knights.  Since forming in 2016, Dooie Mus have released a self-titled six track demo in July of 2016.  II is the band's latest five song EP, which was released on August 7th, 2017.  On II, Dooie Mus offer up five tracks of killer post hardcore, post rock, emo, screamo, and math rock.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Robes-Indecline LP (2017)

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

Label: Bakery Outlet
Tracks: 9
Length: 39.0'

Robes is a four piece band from NYC who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Guitarist and vocalist Drew Demaio has spent time playing in Gus, Strikeforce Diablo, Argentina, Asshole Parade and Floor.  Bassist and vocalist Dave Diem is a veteran of the same underground Florida music scene and played in Twelve Hour Turn.  Drummer Jeff Gensterblum hails from Michigan and has played drums with bands that include Small Brown Bike, Able Baker Fox, Unwed, States and Kingdoms, and Your Skull My Closet.  Finally, vocalist/guitar player Peter Bartsocas, another Florida native, and now Brooklyn NYC resident has played in Pagan Girls, As Friends Rust, and Bird Of Ill Omen.  Robes play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, post hardcore, shoegaze, grunge, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Robes can be loosely compared to bands such as All The Saints, Aegis, and Torche.  Since forming in 2016, Robes have released a two song EP titled Unholy Moon in July of 2016.  Indecline is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Bakery Outlet records on March 17th, 2017.  On Indecline, Robes offer up nine tracks of killer post punk, post hardcore, shoegaze, grunge, and indie rock.  Overall, Indecline makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dogs Blood-Demo (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 7.0'

Dogs Blood is a five piece band from Boston, MA who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Dogs Blood features members of V-Sect, so going on that alone, you know you're in for a special treat.  Dogs Blood play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Dogs Blood can be loosely compared to bands such as Impalers, Hoax, Green Beret, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut four song demo, which was released on August 5th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, Dogs Blood offer up four tracks of scathing and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, this is a killer demo and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Black Sabbath-CVLT Nation Sessions (2017)

Country: Various
Genre: Metal, Doom, Stoner Rock
Label: CVLT Nation
Tracks: 8
Length: 51.0'

Here's another installment of CVLT Nation's Sessions series featuring bands covering Black Sabbath's Self-Titled LP.  Bands included on this compilation are Beastmaker, CHRCH, Behind The Wall Of Sleep, Witchthroat Serpent, Frown, Trapped Within Burning Machinery, and Space Bong.  Overall, this is another really solid compilation of bands covering Black Sabbath's first album.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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The Cure-CVLT Nation Sessions (2017)

Country: Various
Genre: Doom, Goth Rock, Death Rock, Post Punk
Label: CVLT Nation
Tracks: 8
Length: 39.0'

Here's another killer compilation released by CVLT Nation featuring eight killer bands covering The Cure's Pornography LP.  Featured on this compilation are Annex, Lunch, Flowers And Fire, Curezum, Kaspar Hauser, Aztec Death, Ambersmoke, and Hide.  Overall, this is a killer compilation of bands doing really interesting covers of The Cure's Pornography album.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Bolt Thrower-CVLT Nation Sessions (2017)

Country: Various
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label: CVLT Nation
Tracks: 9
Length: 36.25'

Here's a killer compilation put released courtesy of CVLT Nation featuring several amazing bands covering Bolt Thrower's In Battle There Is No Law LP.  Bands featured on the compilation include Of Feather And Bone, Gateway, Fuming Mouth, Legion Of Andromeda, Thetan, Cease, Atrament, Hissing, and Pig's Blood.  Overall, this is an amazing compilation and definitely should not be missed.  In Battle There Is No War CVLT Nation Sessions was released on August 7th, 2017.

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DECONSECRATE


great little ep here from this Belgian band. id originally downloaded their full length last year and for whatever reason, it I never latched on to it. came across this and decided to try again and motherfucker I swear I don't know what I was thinking before. tight as hell mix of  black/death metal and hardcore. like Xibalba, all out war, and maybe a little goatwhore all in one place.

Sex Snobs-Emotional Stuffing LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Highdive Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 20.0'


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, a three song EP titled Ugly in August of 2014, and a ten song LP titled Pop Songs And Other Ways To Die in June of 2015.  Emotional Stuffing is Sex Snob's latest full-length LP, which was released via Highdive records on July 26th, 2017.  On their latest full-length LP, Sex Snobs offer up nine tracks of riff laden, off-kilter, grunge influenced punk and noise rock.  Overall, Emotional Stuffing is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Sutekh Hexen / BLSPHM-Split 7" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal/Noise

Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories
Tracks: 2
Length: 10.0'

Dear Friends in the Press and Media worldwide -  we're happy to present you with the final and ultimate form of Sutekh Hexen and BLSPHM's 2014 infamous tape split - now finally available in vinyl format as a dual-colored 7" enhanced by staggering DIY/hand made packaging.
Originally released by Dead Accents in 2014 as 50 hand-numbered cassettes, to coincide with Debacle Fest 2014, this release sees the two entities tread shadow and reap flesh at the peak of their game and in their period of maximum splendor. With each band spewing forth one spasm each of nerve-shattering audial terror, both movements can be seen as opposite sides of a dark prism which reflect light in different ways, but which both work in harmony to summon a darkened and wretched chasm of aural blight that envelops the listener like a ghostly deluge, wrecking unholy havoc upon their senses.

While this split saw Sutekh Hexen's infamous abyss of raw black metal, harsh noise, and drone combust with unseen vigor, and BLPHM's blackened industrial terror ascend to unthinkable qualitative heights, the original extremely limited tape vanished quickly from the market rendering the release both unfindable and somewhat forgotten - a fate much too unfair for such an iconic and masterful accomplishment in recent extreme underground music history.

As such we could not be happier to bring you the second and ultimate incarnation of this gloriously wretched split as a dual color vinyl 7", elegantly enhanced by a die-hard hand made packaging consisting of a black heavy cardstock flap, each copy letterpressed one by one by hand with silver inks by Demian Johnston of BLSPHM  himself. The standard and more widely available edition will be available as purple vinyl, while a limited edition black vinyl will also be available in extremely small quantities and with a slightly more elaborate look given by a letterpressed OBI strip. The staggering layout was designed by Sutekh Hexen founding member Kevin Gan Yuen using source imagery hand-drawn by surreal horror art luminary Stephen Wilson, while the original songs were remastered for vinyl by none other than James Plotkin himself.


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*This is some incredible blackened black metal and noise.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Video Duct-Small Pets (And Kitchenettes) LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Noise Rock
Label: TBA
Tracks: 10
Length: 41.0'

Video Duct is a three piece hardcore.punk band from Goleta, California who formed in late 2014, by the looks of things.  Video Duct play a weird, discordant, and off-kilter style of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, and noise rock within their sound.  As far as musical comparisons, Video Duct can be loosely compared to bands such as Behavior, Diat, Institute, Brown Sugar, and other like minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Video Duct have released an eleven song LP titled Human Hate in March of 2015, a seven song EP titled Raw Teenage Live in June of 2016, a single titled Inner Self-Process in December of 2016, a two song EP titled Death/Meat Sweats in April of 2017, a two song EP titled Self-Care Sleep in June of 2017, and a live LP titled Live In Protocol in February of 2017.  Small Pets (And Kitchenettes) is the band's latest full-length LP, which is slated to be released on an album to be announced in the near future.  On Small Pets (And Kitchenettes), Video Duct offer up ten tracks of noisy, blown-out, and discordant sounding punk, post punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Small Pets (And Kitchenettes) makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Burrows-Mar EP (2015)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 23.54'

Burrows is a three piece band from Meriden, CT who formed in 2011.  Burrows play a brutal and ominous style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, post hardcore, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Burrows can be said to be influenced by bands such as Neurosis, Eyehategod, Botch, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Burrows have released a four song EP titled Faces In The Hillside in July of 2011 and a three song EP titled Beneath Vermin in July of 2014.  Mar is the band's latest EP, which was released on September 18th, 2015.  On Mar, Burrows offer up six tracks of crushing and brutal as fuck sounding post metal, post hardcore, and sludge.  Overall, Mar makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Condemned-Demo (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust
Label: Vex Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 6.20'

Condemned is a four piece band from Hartford, Connecticut who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things.  Condemned features member of Oiltanker, Chem-Trails, and also features Tim Tanker on drums, who is also an incredible local artist in the CT area and has done artwork for bands such as Iron Hand throughout the years.  Condemned play a raw, brutal, and vicious as fuck style of hardcore, punk, and crust.  Musically, Condemned can be loosely compared to bands such as His Hero Is Gone, Tragedy, Totalitar, Martyrdod, War Victims, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut self-titled demo, which was released via Vex records on April 4th, 2016.  On their self-titled debut, Condemned offer up four tracks of devastatingly brutal hardcore, punk, crust.  Overall, this is an amazing demo and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Witchtrial-Demo (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 15.15'

Witchtrial is a three piece band from Washington, DC who formed in early 2017, from the looks of things.  Witchtrial play a raw, scathing, and brutal style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and metal within their sound.  Musically, Witchtrial can be loosely compared to bands such as Genocide Pact, Impalers, Churchwhip, Doomriders, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut five song demo, which was released on July 19th, 2017.  On their self-titled demo, Witchtrial offer up five tracks of scathing and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and metal.  Overall, this is a really solid demo and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff.  Enjoy!

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Blystex-Nasty Licks EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Foreign Legion Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 7.20'

Blystex is a four piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in early 2017, from the looks of things.  Blystex play a raw, blown-out, primordial sounding style of hardcore/punk.  Blystex's sound is nasty, ugly, and tense, which makes for a really harsh listen.  This is Blystex's debut six song EP, which was on cassette via released via Foreign Legion records on April 24th, 2017.  On Nasty Licks, Blystex pummel the listener with six songs of raging, primal, and blown-out sounding hardcore/punk.  Overall, Nasty Licks makes for a great listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Watercolor Nightmare-S/T EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Emo

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 17.0'

Watercolor Nightmare is a four piece band from Asbury Park, New Jersey who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Watercolor Night play a tense, discordant, and somewhat melodic style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and emo within their sound.  Musically, Watercolor nightmare is somewhat comparable to bands such as Fall Of Troy, Silent Majority, Old Gray, Akimbo, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut self-titled EP, which was released on July 3rd, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, Watercolor Nightmare offer up five tracks of tense, discordant, and somewhat melodic sounding post hardcore, punk, and emo.  Overall, this is a pretty solid EP and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff.  Enjoy!

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Vittna-Demo (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 8.10'

Vittna is a new band from Raleigh, North Carolina who formed in early 2017, from the looks of things.  Vittna play a seething, caustic, and vicious style of hardcore/punk.  Musically, Vittna can be loosely compared to bands such as Churchwhip, Die Kreuzen, Impalers, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut six song demo, which was released on July 18th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, Vittna offer up six tracks of vicious, scathing, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore/punk.  Overall, this is an amazing demo and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Firewalker-S/T 12" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Pop Wig
Tracks: 6
Length: 6.20'

Firewalker area  four piece band from Boston, MA who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Firewalker play a vicious and scathing style of modern hardcore.  Since forming in 2015, Firewalker have released a self-titled demo in October of 2015 and a two song promo in July of 2016.  This is the band's debut six song EP, which was released via Pop Wig records on July 27th, 2017.  On their latest EP, Firewalker offer up six tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore and punk.  Overall, this is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) False-Hunger 7" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Doom, Sludge

Label: Gilead Media/Dry Cough Records
Tracks:
Length: 8.30'

False is a band from Minneapolis, Minnesota who formed in 2011.  False play a dark, ominous, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, False can be loosely compared to bands such as Yellow Eyes, Barghest, Thou, Churchburn, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, False have released a self-titled self-titled EP in 2011, a split LP with Barghest in 2012, and a self-titled LP in June of 2015.  Hunger is the band's latest two song 7", which was released via Gilead Media and Dry Cough records on July 28th, 2017.  On their latest two song 7", False offer up two tracks of brutal and ominous sounding black metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, Hunger makes for a great listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Less Art-Strangled Light LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Gilead Media
Tracks: 9
Length: 33.10'

Less Art is a five piece band from Oakland, California who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Less Art features members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, Curl Up And Die, and Puig Destroyer, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something really special.  Less Art play a tense and discordant style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Less Art can be loosely compared to bands such as Unwound, Hoover, Life At These Speeds, Sinaloa, and other like-minded bands.  Strangled Light is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Gilead Media on July 28th, 2017.  On Strangled Light, Less Art offer up nine tracks of tense, discordant, and really well played post hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Strangled Light makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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HAYSER - Marderschaden (2017)


Nine tracks of amazing Hardcore / Crust / Doom / Sludge / Metal from Osnabrück, Germany
This is highly highly recommended!

FORGES - Self Titled EP (2017)


Screamo / Punk / Post Hardcore / Crust from Baltimore, Maryland

SENTIENT DIVIDE - Self Titled (2017)


Killer Blackened Crust / Death Metal from Spokane, Washington

LIGÆDER - Fordøjet Levende (2017)


"Created with help from current and former members of such diverse bands as NO FEALTY, Hexis, Gust, City Keys, LLNN, Stream City, Dirtdrinker, Église and afmagt, LIGÆDER creates a sonic landscape of catchiness and sticky discomfort."

Geiger Counter-S/T LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust
Label: Desolate/Phobia Records
Tracks: 14
Length: 24.5'

Geiger Counter is a four piece band from Minneapolis, Minnesota who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Geiger Counter play a brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and crust within their sound.  Musically, Geiger Counter can be loosely compared to bands such as Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Martyrdod, Oiltanker, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Geiger Counter have released an eight song EP titled Fear Tomorrow in January of 2016.  This is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Desolate and Phobia records on July 14th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, Geiger Counter offer up fourteen tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and crust.  Overall, this is an awesome LP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Opaal-Krakatoa LP (2017)

Country: Colombia
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 20.15'

Opaal is a three piece band from Bogota, Colombia who formed in 2015.  Opaal play a tense, discordant, and chaotic style of instrumental punk and noise rock.  Musically, Opaal can be said to be influenced by bands such as New Brutalism, Shellac, Big Black, Oxes, and early AmRep style noise rocks.  Accentuating the band's sound is the use of harsh electronics, which adds an added layer of tension to the band's already discordant song.  Krakatoa is the band's debut EP, which was released on February 17th, 2017.  On Krakatoa, Opaal offer up six tracks of blown-out, harsh, and noise damaged instrumental punk and noise rock.  Overall, Krakatoa makes for a great listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Earthgrave-The Verge Of Human Abyss LP (2017)

Country: Germany
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: WOOAAARGH Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 35.0'

Earthgrave is a three piece band from Trier, Germany who formed in the summer of 2015.  Earthgrave play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Earthgrave can be loosely compared to bands such as Hush, Alpinist, Planks, Primitive Man, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Earthgrave have released a four song EP titled Deathcold in February of 2016.  The Verge Of Human Abyss is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via WOOAAARGH records on July 7th, 2017.  On The Verge Of Human Abyss, Earthgrave offer up eight tracks of brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, The Verge Of Human Abyss makes for a great listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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The Longer We Stray From The Light-S/T EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo

Label: Middle-Man Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 19.5'

The Longer We Stray From The Light is a band from New Mexico and Indiana who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  The Longer We Stray From The Light features members of Coma Regalia and Adobe Homes, so going by that alone you know you're in for some top notch music.  The Longer We Stray From The Light play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, The Longer We Stray From The Light can be loosely compared to bands such as Ache/Emelie, The Saddest Landscape, Beau Navire, Funeral Diner, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released via Middle-Man records on July 20th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, The Longer We Stray From The Light offer up eight tracks of tense, discordant, and chaotic hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, this is an amazing EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Status Noll-Demo (2017)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 3
Length: 5.4'

Satus Noll is a band from Norrköping, Sweden who formed in 2013.  Status Noll play a raw, filthy, and unhinged style of bare bones hardcore/punk.  Since forming in 2013, Status Knoll have released a self-titled five song EP in September of 2014 and a split EP with Hexemere in June of 2016.  This is the band's latest three song demo, which was released on July 12th, 2017.  On their latest three song EP, Status Noll offer up three tracks of raw, filthy, and completely blown-out sounding hardcore/punk that's an absolute must listen for fans of Hoax, Nag, Salvation, and other like-minded bands.  Overall, this is a killer demo and should not be missed. Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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E.G.O.C.I.D.E.-What Price For Freedom? EP (2017)

Country: Italy
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Thrash
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 15.0'

E.G.O.C.I.D.E. is a four piece band from Italy who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  E.G.O.C.I.D.E. play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and metal within their sound.  What Price Of Freedom is the band's debut six song EP, which was released on July 22nd, 2017.  On What Price Of Freedom?  E.G.O.C.I.D.E. offer up six tracks of vicious, caustic, and brutal sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and thrash.  Overall, What Price Of Freedom? makes for a great listen and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Under Glass-Wading In Petulant States EP (2017)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Emoviolence
Label: Middle-Man/Adorno Records
Tracks: 5
Length: 6.15'

Under Glass is a New Midian, UK based band who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Under Glass play a dark and crusty style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence within their sound.  As far as musical influences go, think Orchid, Jerome's Dream, Ampere, and Republic Of Dreams and you can get an idea where the band is heading as far as their sound is concerned.  Wading In Petulant States is the band's debut five song EP, which was releaed via Middle-Man and Adorno records on July 7th, 2017.  On Wading In Petulant States, Under Glass offer up five tracks of chaotic and volatile hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviloence.  Overall, Wading In Petulant States makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Suffering Soul-Fever Flesh EP (2017)

Country: Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Metal, Grindcore
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 4.0'

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.  Fever Flesh is the band's debut four song EP, which was released on July 22nd, 2017.  On Fever Flesh, Suffering Soul offer up four tracks of dark and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and grindcore.  Overall, Fever Flesh makes for a great listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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AKATHARSIA


first full length from this band of blackened punk miscreants. features current and former members of negative standards, boar worship, lycus, and fell voices. if youre a fan of early yaitw or el-ahrairah then this if for you. the bandcamp page doesn't mention a physical release for this but I did find a seller on ebay with a few copies of the cassette available.

Lyed-The Immolated Earth LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Screamo, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Middle-Man Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 22.0'

Lyed is a five piece band from Austin, Texas who formed in early 2014, from the looks of things.  Lyed play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, screamo, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Lyed can be loosely compared to bands such as Bone Dance, Engineer, Breather Resist, Illistrations, and Globe And Beast.  Since forming in 2014, Lyed have released a three song EP titled Between My Claws in April of 2014 and a with Joliet in April of 2015.  The Immolated Earth is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Middle-Man records on July 18th, 2017.  On The Immolated Earth, Lyed offer up nine tracks of brutal, chaotic, and volatile sounding post hardcore, screamo, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, The Immolated Earth makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ostraca/Flesh Born-Faces Of The Moving Year LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Screamo, Emoviolence, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Skeletal Lightening/I Corrupt Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 17.0'

Here's a killer split LP featuring new material from Richmond, VA's Ostraca and Denton, TX's Flesh Born.  Ostraca is a three piece band from Richmond, Virginia, who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Ostraca play a volatile and chaotic as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, screamo, and emoviolence within their sound.  Since forming in 2015, Ostraca have released a six song EP titled Deathless in May of 2015 and a six song LP titled Last in May of 2017.  On their side of the split, Ostraca offer up three tracks of brutal, chaotic, and volatile sounding hardcore, punk, crust, screamo, and emoviolence.  The next five songs on the LP come courtest of Flesh Born.  Flesh Born is a four piece band from Denton, Texas who formed in early 2013, from the looks of things.  Flesh Born play a volatile and chaotic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Since forming in 2013, Flesh Born have released a six song EP titled All The Pain I Built Up in April of 2013, an eight song EP titled Han in July of 2014, and a three-way split with Coma Regalia and Mothlight in January of 2015.  On their side of the split, Flesh Born offer up five tracks of chaotic and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, screamo, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, this is a pretty amazing split LP and definitely should not be missed!  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Faces Of The Moving Year was released via Skeletal Lightening and I Corrupt records on March 6th, 2017.


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Ostraca-Last 12" (2017) 

Kareem Campbell-Demo (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore

Label: Skeletal Lightening
Tracks: 8
Length: 8.15'

Kareem Campbell is a three piece band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who formed in 2017.  Kareem Campbell features members of Alta, Stifle, and Moaded and the band lays a devastatingly vicious style of music that fuses hardcore, punk, and grindcore within their sound.  This is the band's debut eight song demo, which was released via Skeletal Lightening records on July 14th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, Kareem Campbell offer up eight tracks of brutal and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and grindcore.  Overall, this is a killer demo and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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