Surprise Package

BLACK PALM - Resentful EP (2017)


Chaotic / Grind / Metal D-Beat & Hardcore from Boston, Massachusetts

ADHERE - Light Pollution (2017)


Metallic Hardore / Crust Punk / Thrash from Murfreesboro, Tennessee

ARGUMENT - Self Titled (2017)


Hardcore D-Beat Punk from Montreal, Québec

GLACIAL TOMB - Cognitive Erosion (2017)


Death / Black Metal, Doom, Crust & Grind from Denver Colorado

ENDLESS DISEASE - Supreme Misanthropic Darkness (2017)


Extreme, Furious, Scathing, Hate-filled Crusty Black Metal from Texas

BLOODY CAESAR - Self Titled (2017)



Two-piece crust punk from Kingston, Ontario inspired by Planet of the Apes

DISGRACE WORM - Self Titled (2017)


Crust / Sludge / Doom Death Metal from Merida, Mexico

Adrestia-The Art Of Modern Warfare LP (2017)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat, Death Metal
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 11
Length: 32.0'

Holy shit.  This band absolutely rips!  Adrestia is a band from Sweden who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Adrestia features members of Massmord, Shades Of Grey, Grace Will Fall, and Future Ruins, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Adrestia play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of harcore, punk, crust, d-beat, and old school death metal within their sound.  The Art Of Modern Warfare is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on April 27th, 2017.  On The Art Of Modern Warfare, Adrestia offer up eleven tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, and death metal.  Overall, The Art Of Modern Warfare makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Hive-Parasitic Twin LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Crown And Thorn Ltd.
Tracks: 10
Length: 35.0'

Hive is a band from Minneapolis, Minnesota who formed in late 2014, from the looks of things.  Hive features members of Threadbare, Harvest, Xaphan, 108, Disembodied, and Bosnia.  Hive play a crushing and metallic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Hive can be said to be influenced by bands such as Wolfbrigade, Entombed, Cursed and His Hero Is Gone.  Since forming in 2014, Hive have released a six song EP in June of 2015.  Parasitic Twin is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Crown And Thorn Ltd. records on April 21st, 2017.  On Parasitic Twin, Hive offer up ten tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Parasitic Twin makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Lotus Ash-The Evening Redness LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 43.4'

Lotus Ash is a five piece band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who formed in 2013.  Lotus Ash play a heavy, ominous, and oppressive style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Lotus Ash can be loosely compared to bands such as Batillus, Northless, Year Of No Light, Neurosis, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Lotus Ash have released a five song LP titled The Word Of God in October of 2014.  The Evening Redness is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on April 14th, 2017.  On The Evening Redness, Lotus Ash offer up seven tracks of killer post metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, The Evening Redness makes for a killer listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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The You and What Army Faction-Rite LP (2017)

Country: Greece
Genre: Post Punk, No-Wave, Death Rock
Label: Sweetohm Recordings
Tracks: 10
Length: 40.0'


The You And What Army Faction is a four piece band from Athens, Greece who formed in 2009, from the looks of things.  The You And What Army Faction play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, no-wave, and death rock within their sound.  Musically, The You And What Army Faction can be said to be influenced by bands such as Joy Division, The Birthday Party, Echo And The Bunnymen, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, and The Ukiah Drag.  Since their inception in 2009, The You And What Army Faction have released an eleven song LP titled Fixx in November of 2009. a three song EP titled Vent in March of 2012,  a three song 7" titled Silk in July of 2012, a five song EP titled Slit in September of 2013, and a ten song LP titled Glum in April of 2015.  Rite is the band's latest nine song LP, which was released via Sweetohm recordings on February 20th, 2017.  On Rite, The You And What Army Faction offer up nine tracks of killer post punk, no-wave, and death rock.  Overall, Rite makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Peasants-Dirt Worship Demo LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Metal, Doom, Sludge, Stoner Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 38.4'

Peasants are a Brattleboro, Vermont based band who formed sometime in 2015, from the looks of things.  Peasants play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, doom,  sludge, and stoner rock within their sound.  Musically, Peasants can be loosely compared bands such as Northless, Primitive Man, The Body, and Eyehategod.  Since forming in 2015, Peasants have released a split with Azfarat in September of 2015 and a digital single titled Rising Towards Pluto in December of 2015.  Dirt Worship is the band's latest six song demo, which was released on March 29th 2017.  Dirt Worship compiles all of the band's recorded output during the last two years.  On Dirt Worship, Peasants offer up six tracks of killer post metal, doom, sludge, and stoner rock.  Overall, Dirt Worship makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Night Sins-Dancing Chrome LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Dark Wave
Label: Funeral Party Rercords
Tracks: 9
Length: 28.2'


Here's the newest 12" from Philadelphia, PA's Night Sins.  I'll keep this simple and spare you the biography for the band this time around because I'm sure most of you are very familiar with Night Sins as of now.  Just in case you don't know, Night Sins is a two piece band comprised of members of Youth Attack alum Salvation.  With that said, Night Sins play a dark, moody, and eerie style of post punk and dark wave.  Dancing Chrome is the band's latest nine song LP, which was released via Funeral Party records on April 21st, 2017.  On Dancing Chrome, Night Sins offer up nine tracks of dark and moody post punk and dark wave.  Overall, Dancing Chrome is an amazing album and is probably Night Sins' best material to date.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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...But The Shadows Have Foes-Asabiyya LP (2017)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 23.7'

But The Shadows Have Foes is an Illinois based band who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  But The Shadows Have Foes play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and atmospheric post metal within their sound.  But The Shadows Have Foes cite bands such as Tragedy, Archivist, Fall of Efrafa, and The Secret as influences, which definitely shows up in the band's sound and style.  Asabiyya is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on April 22nd, 2017.  On Asabiyya, But The Shadows Have Foes offer up nine tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, and post metal.  Overall, Asabiyya is a killer LP and But The Shadows Have Foes is an absolute must listen for fans of Ancst, Syndromes, Geist, and Jungbluth.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Carnis Vale-S/T 7" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal

Label: Knife Vision Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 12.10'

Here's another killer band I recently came across that I can't find any social media information, band bios, etc. but decided to share despite the fact I'm essentially going in blind as far as this review is concerned.  The little info I did find essentially describes these dudes as playing raw black metal similar to bands such as Bone Awl and ldjarn.  The art work and layout for this record was done by Mark McCoy of Youth Attack records fame, so if that is any indication of an endorsement, I don't know what is.  Carnis Vale's latest self-titled 7" features four tracks of raw and brutal as fuck sounding black metal.  Overall, this is a killer 7" and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Vacancy-Demo (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Post Punk, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 6.0'

Vacancy is a three piece band from Tampa, Florida who formed in October of 2016.  Vacancy play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, post punk, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Vacancy can be loosely compared to bands suck as Griever, Bardus, Creative, Fight Amp, and Ladder Devils.  This is the band's debut two song demo, which was released April 3rd, 2017.  On their debut two song demo, Vacancy offer up two tracks of dirty, blown-out, and tense sounding hardcore, punk, post punk, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, this demo is completely off the hook and definitely needs to be heard.  Seriously, this is probably the best demo I'll hear all week.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Odio-Ancora EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Agipunk
Tracks: 8
Length: 16.5'

Odio is a four piece band from Oakland, CA who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Odio play a vicious and blistering style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Odio can be said to be influenced by bands such as Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Totalitar, and The Holy Mountain.  Since forming in 2016, Odio have released a a cassette single in May of 2016 and a four song EP titled Un Mondo Libero Dall'Uomo in March of 2016.  Ancora is the band's latest eight song EP, which is slated for release via Agipunk records on June 13th, 2017.  On Ancora, Odio offer up eight tracks of raging and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Ancora is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Calf-Evil Solos Deified Mom Dad Deified Solos Live (2017)

Country: Greece
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Sweetohm Recordings 
Tracks: 3
Length: 37.13'

Calf is a four piece band from Karditsa, Greece who formed in 2012, from the looks of things.  Calf play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Calf can be said to be influenced by bands such as Unwound, Slint, Melvins, Flipper, Cows, and other like-minded noise rock bands from the late 80's and 90's.  Since forming in 2012, Calf have released a a four song LP titled A Constant Loss Departs From The Sentiment of The Abandoned in June of 2012, a five song LP titled Bastards Anatomy Use A Unicorn Go To Apathy in June of 2014, and a split cassette with Uncle Grasha's Flying Circus in September of 2016.  Evil Solos Deified Mom Dad Deified Solos Live is Calf's latest three song LP, which was released via Sweetohm recordings on April 23rd, 2017.  On Evil Solos Deified Mom Dad Deified Solos Live, Calf offer up three tracks of blown-out, reverb drenched, and feedback heavy punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, Evil Solos Deified Mom Dad Deified Solos Live makes for a great listen and is definitely worth checking out!  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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BUZZØØKO-Giza LP (2017)

Country: Italy
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Retro Vox Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 35.2'

BUZZØØKO is a three piece band from Mantua, Italy who formed in 2014.  BUZZØØKO play a killler style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, BUZZØØKO  can be said to be influenced by bands such as Shellac, Sweep The Leg Johnny, Cows, Jesus Lizard and other early 90's AmRep style noise rock bands.  Giza is the band's latest seven song LP, which was released via Retro Vox records on April 24th, 2017.  On Giza, BUZZØØKO  offer up seven tracks of killer noise damaged punk and grunge that's an absolute must listen for fans of Whores, Buildings, and Hawks.  Overall, Giza makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!
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EXUL - Self Titled (2017)

Hello all, apologies for the extreme lack of posts on my part lately. But I ran across this band and I had to mention them. Exul is a 3-piece from Albany, New York and unfortunately that's about all I know about them. But my God, I'm in love with this release. If you know anything about me, that means that this band reminds me of Cursed and Burning Love. It's got really catchy mid-tempo beats without sounding like cliche D-Beat, some epic intros, interesting instrumentals, and overall it's just great catchy crust/hardcore punk. I hope you guys agree and enjoy!

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Ratstab-One Sided Flexi 7" (2017)

Happy Record Store Day everyone!  National record store day started ten ears ago tomorrow and started as a movement to support mom and pop brick and mortar record shops throughout the country who were essentially a dying breed almost a decade ago.  Unfortunately this movement has gone commercial over the years to the point where people are now paying top dollar for releases that have essentially lost sight of the spirit of the day, which was to get people off their asses, off their computers, and into actual shops to purchase vinyl, cassettes, and what not.  Paul from Tor Johnson reached out to me and expressed similar beliefs and asked me to do a brief piece on a one off release he will be putting out tomorrow as a way to promote his label and national record store day.  I have the pleasure to reveal that he will be releasing the latest 7" from Ratstab.  Ratstab is a Providence, RI based band featuring members of Suffering Bastard, Dropdead, and Rampant Decay.  Ratstab play a vicious and blistering style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, d-beat, and screamo within their sound.  The 7" itself is a one sided clear square 7" with silk screen b-side and silk-screened mylar sleeves.  The 7" is limited to 55 copies and will be available at local stores in Providence RI and MA record shops tomorrow.  From the looks of things, this bad boy is going to be amazing.  Hopefully Paul will allow me to throw the track up on the blog after the weekend is over.  If you live in the area, Get on this!

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Record Store Day 2017 is April 22nd!

Record Store Day April 22, 2017

Record Store Day quickly approaches and once again we are taking part. Our store is now 10 years old and so is Record Store Day. Fun coincidence!

We’ll be opening at 8AM that day. We’ll be distributing some complimentary snacks and drinks for the early risers in line. We’ll have a bevy of exclusive releases (including some of the European RSD items!). We will publish a list of everything we’ve received at 8PM on April 21st (the Friday night before) so you can check that out before making the trip out to see us.
At the end of the day we are also hosting a show at Wamleg (190 Ward Street – behind the Dairy Queen on Route 5).  The bands playing will be Dirt Devil, Spit-Take, & Lift. Hardcore Sweet will also be at the gig selling treats.


Dirt Devil
(Dream Pop from Western Mass)
Spit-Take (CT Indie Rock Pop-Punk featuring Dan who works here!)
Lift (new CT hardcore bringing back the mid-late 90s harmonic metal tinged sound)
Hardcore Sweet (Cupcakes!)

(Swe) No Omega-Culture LP (2017)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Dog Knights Productions/Evil Greed
Tracks: 12
Length: 33.05'

No Omega is a four piece hardcore/punk band from Stockholm, Sweden who formed in 2010.  No Omega cite Converge, Killing The Dream, and Modern Life Is War, and Give Up The Ghost as influences, which definitely shows up in the band's sound and style.  Since their inception in 2010, No Omega have several releases under their belts, which include a self-titled four song 7" in January of 2011, a nine song LP titled Metropolis in March of 2012, a twelve song 12" titled Shame released via Throatruiner records in April of 2013, and a five song 12" titled Occupants in April of 2015.  Culture is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Dog Knights Productions and Evil Greed records on April 5th, 2017. On Culture, No Omega stay true to form and offer up 12 tracks of metallic hardcore that's an absolute must listen for fans of Death Mercedes, Burning Bright, and other like-minded bands.  Overall, Culture is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Hexis-Tando Ashanti LP (2017)

Country: Denmark
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Doom, Black Metal
Label: Halo Of Flies/Alerta Antifascista 
Tracks: 11
Length: 36.05'

I've been really looking forward to doing this review seeing that Hexis has grown to be one of the best and heaviest bands to come out in the blackened metallic hardcore scene over the past seven years.  Hexis is a four piece band from Copenhagen, Denmark who formed in 2010.  Hexis play a dark, ominous, and oppressive style of music that mixes elements of hardcore, punk, doom, and raw black metal within their sound.  Since forming in 2010, Hexis have released a seven song LP titled XI in January of 2012, a split 7" with Redwood in 2013, a thirteen song LP titled Abalam in January of 2014, a split 10" with Primitive Man in May of 2014, and a split with This Gift Is A Curse in January of 2015.  Tando Ashanti is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Halo Of Flies and Alerta Antifascista records on April 14th, 2017.  Tando Ashanti is truly an exercise in sheer brutality as far as I'm, concerned.  Tando Ashanti features eleven songs of burgeoning, oppressive, and at times almost hypnotic sounding black metal and doom tinged hardcore.  Tando Ashanti has a strong undercurrent of seething and menacing rage, which makes Hexis stand out in a scene for black metal tinged hardcore bands are pretty common.  Overall, Tando Ashanti makes for an amazing listen and has been my favorite release of 2017 so far.  Seriously, my words can do this album justice.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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SEVENTH CIRCLE


yeah so this is coming out in june. blackened hardcore perfection.

The Hope Hereafter-Can You Even Answer? LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Emo, Indie Rock
Label: Middle-Man Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 20.2'

11 songs from this married duo that harken back to bands like Jawbreaker, Texas Is The Reason, and the first couple Weezer albums. (Press Note)

* Seriously, I couldn't find any social media presence for this killer two piece.  Even that being the case.  Can You Even Answer? features eleven tracks of poppy post hardcore, punk, emo, and indie rock with gruff/slightly off-key vocals that is a definite must listen for fans of Knapsack, Elliot, Small Brown Bike, and Algernon Cadwallader.  Can You Even Answer? was released on cassette via Middle-Man records on March 9th, 2017.  Overall, Can You Even Answer? makes for a great listen and The Hope Hereafter is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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New Today-Better Than Death LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Cold Wave, Dark Wave

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 10
Length: 37.10'

New Today is a two piece band from Detroit, Michigan who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  New Today features Dante Palomba and Daniel Srungaram who also play in the bands Casuistry and Two One Six.  New Today play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk,cold wave, and dark wave within their sound.  Since forming in 2016, New Today have released an eight song LP titled More Than Time Moves in November of 2016 and a two song EP titled Cuts And B-Sides in January of 2017.  Better Than Death is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on March 2nd, 2017.  On Better Than Death, New Today offer up ten tracks of dark and gloomy post punk, cold wave, and dark wave.  Overall, Better Than Death makes for a great listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ire Wolves-Heirs LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 57.25'

Ire Wolves is a three piece band from Duluth, Minnesota who formed in 2011.  Formerly known as Soma, Ire Wolves play an ominous, bleak, and atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Ire Wolves can be loosely compared to bands such as Intronaut, Cult Of Luna, Isis, Old Man Gloom, Rosetta, and Heiress.  Since forming in 2011, Ire Wolves have released a six song LP titled The Ascetic in April of 2014.  Heirs is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on March 24th, 2017.  On Heirs, Ire Wolves offer up nine tracks of oppressive and bleak sounding post hardcore, post metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, Heirs makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Sigil-Kingdom Of The Grave LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Death Metal, Crust
Label: Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Tracks: 8
Length: 32.10'

Sigil is a four piece band from Austin, Texas who formed in 2014.  Sigil play a filthy and raw style of music that incorporates elememts of death metal and crust within their sound.  Musically, Sigil can be loosely compared to bands such as Black Breath, Gatecreeper, Come to Grief, Gehenna, and other like-minded bands.  Kingdom Of The Grave is the band's debut full-length, LP, which was released via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on April 7th, 2017, On Kingdom Of The Grave, Sigil offer up eight tracks of raw, filthy, and vicious as fuck sounding death metal and crust.  Overall, Kingdom Of The Grave makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Lose Lose-Demo (2016)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 10.0'

Lose Lose is a three piece band from Portland, Oregon who formed in 2016.  Lose Lose features members of Tragedy, Deathreat, From Ashes Rise, Trauma, Wild Mohicans, Self-Abuse, Copout, Fy Fan, Big Hands, Face DOwn, Coldbringer, Sloppy Kisses, Call The Police, Salted City, and leaders, so going on that alone, you know you know you're in for something truly special and unique.  Lose Lose play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Lose Lose have a really cool early 80's USHC vibe mixed with crust and d-beat influences.  This is the band's debut nine song demo, which was released on July 14th, 2016.  On their self-titled debut, Lose Lose offer up nine tracks of raging and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, this is a killer demo and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(Ger.) Deathrite-Where Evil Arises 7" (2017)

Country: Germany
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust. Death Metal, Grindcore
Label: Affront Vinyl
Tracks: 3
Length: 12.8'

Deathrite is a four piece band from Dresden, Germany who formed in 2011.  Deathrite play a chaotic, volatile, and vicious as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, death metal, and grindcore within their sound.  Since forming in 2011, Deathrite have released a self-titled five song demo in January of 2011, an eight song self-titled EP in June of 2011, a split 7" with Goldust in April of 2012, a twelve song LP titled Into Extinction in July of 2013, and a ten song LP titled Revelation Of Chaos in July of 2015.  Where Evil Arises is the band's latest three song 7", which was released via Affront Vinyl on April 7th, 2017.  On Where Evil Arises, Deatrite offer up three tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, death metal, and grindcore.  Overall, Where Evil Arises is an amazing EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Deathrite-Revelation Of Chaos LP (2015) 
Deathrite-Into Extinction LP (2013) 

Cult Cinema-Cosmic Horror II EP (2017)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Metal, Doom
Label: Self Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 12.0'

Cult Cinema is a London, United Kingdom based band who formed in 2011, from the looks of things.  Cult Cinema play a vicious as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of blackened hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and doom within their sound.  Musically, Cult Cinema can be loosely compared to bands such as Gaza, Cult Leader, Baptists, Rise And Fall, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Cult Cinema have released a five song EP titled Iscariot in August of 2011, and a two song EP titled Cosmic Horror I in November of 2016.  Cosmic Cinema II is the band's third and latest four song EP, which was released on April 11th, 2017.  On Cosmic Horror II, Cult Cinema offer up four tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and doom.  Overall, Cosmic Horror II is a fantastic EP and should not be missed.  Seriously, I can't get enough of this EP!  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Oaks-The Sun Is Too Brilliant EP (2017)

Country: Italy
Genre: Emo, Indie Rock, Alt. Rock, Post Rock
Label: Longrail, New Sonic, Upwind Productions, Lafine, Sciroppo Dischi, Fisherground, Astio Colletivo, Dingleberry, Oh! Dear, Dischi Decenti, Lepers Productions Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 15.2'

Oaks is a three piece band from Molfetta, who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Oaks play a jazz and post rock leaning style of emo, indie rock, and alt. rock.  Oaks' sound can be described as tense, frenetic, and moody.  The Sun Is Too Brilliant is the band's debut six song EP, which was released via Longrail, New Sonic, Upwind Productions, Lafine, Sciroppo Dischi, Fisherground, Astio Colletivo, Dingleberry, Oh! Dear, Dischi Decenti, and Lepers Productions Records on February 17th, 2017.  On The Sun Is Too Brilliant, Oaks offer up six tracks of killer experimental emo, indie rock, alt. rock, and post rock.  Overall, The Sun Is Too Brilliant makes for a great listen and should not be missed.  Great Stuff!  Enjoy!

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TIME OF THE WOLF


previous band of 3/5 of ilsa. blackened crusty thrash of the highest order. this shit kills. also features my 2nd favorite intro track ever made by humans.

Fever Nest-Black Carrion Fowl 12" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Knife  Vision Records
Tracks: 5
Length: 20.0'

Fever Nest is a six piece band from Columbus, Ohio who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Fever Nest play a raw and filthy style of black metal.  Musically, Fever Nest can be loosely compared to bands such as Woe, Mutilation Rites, Yellow Eyes, and Barghest.  Black Carrion Fowl is the band's latest five song 12", which was released via Knife Vision records on March 31st, 2017.  On Black Carrion Fowl, Fever Nest offer up five tracks of raw and filthy black metal.  Overall, Black Carrion Fowl makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Église-The Past LP (2017)

Country: Denmark
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Grindcore
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 26.4'

Église is a four piece band from Copenhagen, Denmark who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Église play a chaotic and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Église can be loosely compared to bands such as Converge, Black Kites, Host, Knife Hits, and Congenital Death.  Since forming in 2011, Église have released an eight song self-titled LP in January of 2016, a digital single titled Paths in April of 2017, and a three song EP titled Burial in April of 2017.  The Past is the band's latest eight song LP which was released on April 12th, 2017.  On The Past Église offer up tracks of chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, sludge, and grindcore.  Overall, The Past makes for a great listen and is definitely worth checking out.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(Fr.) Fange-Pourrissoir 12" (2017)

Country: France
Genre: Doom, Sludge, D-Beat, Metal, Noise Rock
Label: Throatruiner/Lost Pilgrims Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 31.5'


Fange is a four piece band from Rennes, France who formed in 2013.  Fange play a dirty, filthy, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of doom, sludge, d-beat, noise rock, and metal within their sound.  Musically, Fange can be loosely compared to bands such as Primitive Man, Senior Fellows, Vermin Womb, Hexis, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Fange have released a six song LP titled Poisse in April of 2014 a cover of Black Flag's Rat Eyes on the CVLT Nation Slip It In Black Flag tribute in March of 2015, and a seven song LP titled Purge in September of 2016.  Pourrissoir is the band's latest six song EP, which was released via Throatruiner and Lost Pilgrims records on March 17th, 2017.  On Pourrissoir, Fange offer up six tracks of filthy, raw, and blown-out sounding doom, sludge, d-beat, metal, and noise rock.  Overall, Pourrissoir makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Concealed Blade-S/T LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Beach Impediment
Tracks: 11
Length: 16.0'

Concealed Blade is a five piece band from Pittsburgh, PA who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Concealed Blade features members of bands that include CREEM, Hounds Of Hate, Black Kites, Blood Pressure, Natural Law, Host, No Time, Masakari, Ashkenazi, Blood Type, Heartless, and Zenia Golov, Zso going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Concealed Blade play a stripped down, raw, and bare bones style of early 80's USHC inspired hardcore/punk.  Since forming in 2015, Concealed Blade have released a self-titled demo in February of 2015, a self-titled tour cassette in June of 2015, and a self-titled tour cassette in September of 2016.  This is the band's debut self-titled debut LP, which was released via Beach Impediment records on January 17th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, Concealed Blade offer up eleven tracks of vicious and raging hardcore punk.  Overall, this is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Prisoner-Beyond The Infinite LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Forcefield/Suspended Soul Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 36.2'

Prisoner is a five piece band from Richmond, VA who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  Prisoner play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Prisoner can be loosely compared to bands such as Rise And Fall, Tragedy, Cursed, and Victims.  Since forming in 2013, Prisoner have released a self-titled EP in May of 2013 and a three song EP titled Fear Is The Mind Killer in May of 2014.  Beyond The Infinite is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Forcefield and Suspended Soul records on April 4th, 2017.  On Beyond The Infinite, Prisoner offer up nine tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and D-beat.  Overall, Beyond The Infinite makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Hellkeeper-A World Within Flesh LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 25.8'

Hellkeeper is a five piece band from Kingston, New York who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  Hellkeeper play a killer style of blackened/metallic hardcore, punk, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Hellkeeper can be loosely compared to bands such as Converge, Rotten Sound, Goldust, and Rot In Hell.  Since forming in 2013, Hellkeeper have released a five song EP titled Dead City in May of 2013 and a five song EP titled IHDC in February of 2015.  A World Within Flesh is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on April 7th, 2017.  On A World Within Flesh, Hellkeeper offer up nine tracks of killer blackened/metallic hardcore, punk, and grindcore.  Overall, A World Within Flesh makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Buildings-You Are Not One Of Us LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock

Label: Gilead Media/
Antena Krzyku
Tracks: 12
Length: 36.2'

Buildings are a three piece band from Minneapolis, Minnesota who formed in 2006.  Buildings play an incredible style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Buildings can be said to be influenced by early Young Widows, later era Suicide Note, Drive Like Jehu, Cows, Unsane, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2006, Buildings have released a ten song LP titled Braille Animal in May of 2008, a split 7" with Hawks in 2013, and a ten song LP titled  Melt, Cry, Sleep in December of 2011.  Your Are Not One Of Us is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Antena Krzyku on April 11th, 2017 and is slated for release in The US via Gilead Media on April 21st, 2017.  On You Are Not One Of Us, Buildings offer up twelve tracks of dirty and riff heavy punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, You Are Not One Of Us is an amazing album and is an absolute must listen for fans of modern punk infused grunge and noise rock.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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O.D.R.A.-V LP (2017)

Country: Poland
Genre: Sludge, Doom, Stoner Rock
Label: BSFD Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 37.2'

Holy shit.  This band is absolutely amazing.  O.D.R.A. is a four piece band from Wroclaw, Poland who formed in 2009, from the looks of things.  O.D.R.A. play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of sludge, doom, and stoner rock within their sound.  Musically, O.D.R.A. can be loosely compared to bands such as Neurosis, Eyehategod, Fistula, Primitive Man, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2009, O.D.R.A. have released a self-titled eight song LP in July of 2009, a nine song LP titled II in December of 2011, a seven song LP titled Karl Denke Blues in December of 2012, an eight song LP titled LP titled Sexnarkoman in March of 2015, and a split with Four Stirred Hatreds in December of 2015.  V is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via BSFD records on April 7th, 2017.  On V, O.D.R.A. offer up eight tracks of filthy, raw, and brutal as fuck sounding sludge, doom, and stoner rock.  Overall, V makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Wind In His Hair-Earthwrecker LP (2017)

Country: Germany
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Neo Crust, Black Metal
Label: Replenish
Tracks: 5
Length: 22.0'

Wind In His hair is a Berlin, Germany based band who formed in the spring of 2015.  Wind In His Hair play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, neo crust, and black metal within their sound.  Musically, Wind In His Hair can be loosely compared to bands such as Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Martyrdod, Anopheli, and Morrow.  Earthwrecker is the band's debut five song LP, which was released via Replenish records on January 16th, 2017.  On Earthwrecker, Wind In His Hair offer up five tracks of killer hardcore, punk, neo crust, and black metal.  Overall, Earthwrecker makes for an amazing listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Behavior-Bitter Bitter LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Iron Lung
Tracks: 10
Length: 29.5'


Behavior is a band from Los Angeles, CA who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Behavior play a tense and frenetic style of art/noise damaged punk and post punk.  Musically, Behavior can be loosely compared to bands such as Institute, Marching Church, Diat, and Total Control.  Since forming in 2015, Behavior have released an eleven song LP titled  375 Images Of Angels in  January of 2016.  Bitter Bitter is the band's latest full length LP, which was released via Iron Lung records on April 7th, 2017.  On Bitter Bitter, Behavior offer up ten tracks of killer post punk and punk.  Overall, 375 Images Of Angels is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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RandyxLahey-No More Shit Talk Demo (2017)

Country: Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 11
Length: 3.0'

RandyxLahey is a two piece band from Owen Sound, Ontario who formed in early 2017, from the looks of things.  RandyxLahey play a caustic, volatile, and chaotic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, RandyxLahey can be loosely compared to bands such as Water Torture, Suffering Mind, Infest, Spazz, and Dropdead.  No More Shit Talk is the band's debut eleven song demo, which was released on April 8th, 2017.  On No More Shit Talk, RandyxLahey offer up eleven songs of completely unhinged hardcore, punk, crust, grindcore, and powerviolence in just under three minutes.  Overall, this is a really solid demo and definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Animalesco, o Metodo-Demo (2017)

Country: Portugal
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust,Thrash
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 8.7'

Animalesco, o Metodo isa five piece band from Portugal who formed in 2013.  Animalesco, o Metodo play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and thrash within their sound.  Musically, Animalesco, o Metodo can be loosely compared to bands such as All Pigs Must Die, Power Trip, Integrity, and Rot In Hell.  Since forming in 2013, Animalesco, o Metodo have released a self-titled five song demo in January of 2015.  This is the band's latest two song demo, which was released on January 22nd, 2017.  On their latest two song demo, Animalesco, o Metodo offer up two tracks of vicious and brutal as hell sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and thrash.  Overall, this is a really solid demo and is definitely worth taking the time to check out.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Other Masquerades-An Epilogue Discography 2013-2017 (2017)


Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 21
Length: 89.0'

Other Masquerades is a three piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2012, from the looks of things.  Other Masquerades play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and experimental noise rock.  Musically, Other Masquerades can be loosely compared to bands such as Canyons, Itto, Off Minor, The Swing Kids, Jeromes Dream, and other like-minded bands.  An Epilogue Discography is the band's complete recorded output spanning from 2013 to 2017.  On An Epilogue Discograpy, Other Masquerades offer up 21 tracks of killer hardcore, punk, and experimental noise rock.  Overall, An Epilogue Discography makes for a great listen and is definitely worth checking out.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Bonjour Tristesse-Par Un Sourire LP (2017)

Country: Germany
Genre: Black Metal, Post Metal, Doom
Label: Replenish/Supreme Chaos/Resist-Rewild Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 40.4'

Bonjour Tristesse is a Munich, Germany based vegan, straightedge, black metal, post metal, and doom band from Germany who formed in 2009.  Bonjour Tristesse play a dark, omious, and oppressive style of music that essentially speaks on  the oppressing everyday life in capitalist societies, the neverending struggle for freedom, and the crisis between civilization and the environment, the artist weaves a symphony of sadness, alienation, and inner emptiness with a sense of strength that arises from unabashed resilience and standing alone in the face of adversity, according to the band's label.  Par Un Sourire is the band's third album, which was released via  Replenish, Supreme Chaos, and Resist-Rewild Records om January 16th, 2017.  On Par Un Sourire, Bonjour Tristesse offer up six tracks of oppressive and bleak sounding black metal, post metal, and doom.  Overerall, Par Un Sourire makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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