Plagues-The Great Dark Devotion LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Death Metal, Punk, Thrash
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 44.05'

Plagues is a four piece band from Boston, MA who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  Plagues play a raw, filthy, and oppressive as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, death metal, punk, and thrash within their sound.  Since forming in 2013, Plagues have released a four song EP titled Darknes Reigns in January of 2013, a three song EP titled Winter Tomb in December of 2013, and a four song EP titled Death March in January of 2015.  The Great Dark Devotion is the band's latest full-length LP, which is slated for release on March 3rd, 2017.  On The Great Dark Devotion, Plagues offer up nine tracks of raw and filthy as fuck sounding black metal, death metal, punk, and thrash.  Overall, The Great Dark Devotion makes for an awesome listen and Plagues is an absolute must listen for fans of Black Tomb, Black September, Immortal Bird, and Thou.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Unkind-Polku EP (2017)

Country: Finland
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Sludge, Metal
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 13.6'

Unkind is a three piece band from Finland who formed in 2005.  Unkind play a ominous and oppressive style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, sludge, and metal within their sound.  Since forming in 2005, Unkind have released a nine song LP titled Ei Mitaan in April of 2005, a ten song LP titled Mieliemme Tuhkasta  in November of 2005, an eight song LP titled Hangen Syliin in September of 2007, an eight song LP titled Yhteiskunnan Pikkuvikoja in February of 2010, an eight song LP titled Harhakuvat in August of 2011, and an eight song LP titled Pelon Juuret in in July of 2013.  Polku is the band's latest two song EP, which was released on February 17th, 2017.  On Polku, Unkind offer up two songs of bleak and ominous sounding hardcore, punk, crust, sludge, and metal.  Overall, Polku makes for a great listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Buzz Rodeo-Sports LP (2015)

Country: Germany
Genre: Post Punk, Experimental Art Punk, Noise Rock
Label:  Whosbrain Records/ Radio Is Down,/Antena Krzyku/Tenzenmen Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 28.0'

Buzz Rodeo is a three piece band from Germany who formed in 2014.  Buzz Rodeo play a tense, frenetic, discordant, and off-kilter style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, experimental art punk, and noise rock within their sound.  As far as musical comparisons go, Buzz Rodeo can be loosely compared to bands such as Unwound, early Sonic Youth, Ten Volt Shock, Drive Like Jehu, Metz, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Buzz Rodeo have released a split 10" with Peru in March of 2016 and a 7" titled Victoria in February of 2016.  Sports is Buzz Rodeo's debut full-length LP, which was released via Whosbrain, Radio Is Down, Antena Krzyku and Tenzenmen Records on June 12th, 2015.  On Sports, Buzz Rodeo offer up eleven tracks of killer post punk, experimental art punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Sports makes for a great listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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White Spot-I Had The Best For A Little While Cassette (2016)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 15.8'

White Spot is a one man musical project from Mansura, Louisiana who started in 2014, from the looks of things.  All music under the White Spot Moniker is written, recorded, and mixed by Marcus Lemoine.  White Spot plays a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, metal, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, White Spot can be said to be influenced by bands such as Melvins, Jesus Lizard, Fight Amp, Breather Resist, Nirvana, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, White Spot has released an eleven song LP titled Terms Of Venery in August of 2014, a seven song LP titled Father Songs in January of 2015, and an eight song LP titled Everything Changes, Nothing Disappears in June of 2015.  I Had The Best For A Little While is White Spot's latest seven song cassette, which was released on January 5th, 2016.  On I Had The Best For A Little While, White Spot offers up seven tracks of off-kilter, noise damaged post hardcore, punk, metal, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, I Had The Best For A Little While makes for a killer listen and should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Moper-An Altar Of Nothing, Erected For No One LP (2017)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock, Alt. Rock
Label: My Father's Fist Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 36.2'

Moper is a three piece band from Cove, United Kingdom, who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Formerly known as Secret Black Boyfriend,  Moper play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, noise rock, and alt. rock within their sound.  Musically, Moper can be said to be influenced by bands such as Polvo, Unwound, Shellac, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Moper have released an EP titled The Ham Contest, a six song EP titled Secret Black Boyfriend in December of 2014, an eight song LP titled This Is What Happens When Everyone Wins A Trophy in February of 2016, as well as two singles in 2016.  An Altar Of Nothing, Erected For No One is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via My Father's Fist records on January 27th, 2017.  On An Altar Of Nothing, Erected For No One, Moper offer up eight tracks of tense and moody sounding punk, noise rock, and alt. rock.  Overall, An Altar Of Nothing, Erected For No One makes for a great listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Bummer-Spank 10" (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock, Sludge
Label: Highdive Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 18.7'

Bummer is a three piece band from Kansas City, Missouri who formed in early 2013, from the looks of things.  Bummer play a highly distorted, dirty, and blown-out style of music that incorporates elements of punk, noise rock, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Bummer can be loosely compared to bands such as Big Business, Jesus Lizard, Bardus, War Brides, T-Tops, Whores, and Buildings.  Since forming in 2013, Bummer have released a three song EP titled Young Ben Franklin in October of 2013, a four song EP titled Milk in October of 2014, and most recently, a digital single titled King Shit in October of 2016.  Spank is the band's third six song EP, which was released via Highdive records on July 14th, 2015.  On Spank, Bummer offer up six tracks of filthy and gritty punk, noise rock, and sludge.  Overall, Spank makes for an amazing listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Bummer-Milk EP (2014)
Bummer-Young Ben Franklin EP (2013)

Rug-Demo (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom, Metal, Sludge, Stoner Rock

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 23.9'

Rug is a four piece band from Hamden, CT who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things.  Rug play a filthy and blown-out style of music that incorporates elements of doom, metal, sludge, and stoner rock within their sound.  As far a comparisons are concerned, Rug can be said to be influenced by bands such as Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Ancient Sky, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut four song demo, which was released on October 23rd, 2016.  On their debut demo, Rug offer up four tracks of killer doom, metal, sludge, and psychedelic stoner rock.  Overall, this is a really solid demo and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff.  Enjoy!

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Funeralbloom-The Romance Of Crime/Your Beautiful Bones LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Shoegaze Black Metal, Post Metal

Label: Broken World Media
Tracks: 2
Length: 22.7'

Funeralbloom is a five piece band from Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Texas who formed in  2014.  Funeralbloom play a ambient, atmospheric, and dark style of music that incorporates elements of shoegaze, black metal, and post metal within their sound.  Since forming in 2014, Funeralbloom have released a four song album titled Petals in August of 2014.  The Romance Of Crime/Your Beautiful Bones is the band's latest two song LP, which was released via Broken World Media on February 24th, 2017.  On The Romance Of Crime/Your Beautiful Bones, Funeralbloom offer up two tracks of dark, moody, gloomy, and atmospheric shoegaze, black metal, and post metal.  Overall, The Romance Of Crime/Your Beautiful Bones makes for a great listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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DOOMSDAY

Doomsday - Doomsday

lone ep by this (kind of) supergroup. featuring current and former members of wolvhammer, Abigail Williams, nachtmystium, goatwhore, the gates of slumber, etc. etc. crusty as hell blackened d-beat mixed with just enough death metal. probably would fall somewhere between martyrdod and acursed. but better than both. 

AUTARCH // LANDBRIDGE - Split LP (2017)


D-Beat / Emo / Crust Punk from North Carolina & Florida respectively

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Shizune-Cheat Death, Live Dead! 10" (2017)

Country: Italy
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 10
Length: 11.3'

Shizune is a five piece hardcore, punk, and screamo band from Lonigo, Vicenza, Italy who formed in 2012.  Shizune play a classic sounding style of screamo tinged hardcore influenced by bands such as Funeral Diner, The Saddest Landscape, La Quiete, and Raein.  Shizune's sound is tense, angular, discordant, and volatile as fuck.  Cheat Death, Live Dead! is the band's latest ten song EP, which was released on February 19th, 2017.  On their latest EP, Shizune offer up ten tracks of tense and brilliantly executed screamo influenced hardcore that is an absolute must listen for fans of My Fictions, The Saddest Landscape, and Raein.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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God Root-S/T EP (2016)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 27.12'

God Root is a five piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in the winter of 2015.  God Root play a dark and atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of doom, post metal, crust, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, God Root can be said to be influenced by bands such as Northless, Sannhet, Eyehategod, Neurosis, and Saviours.  This is the band's debut four song EP, which was released on January 9th, 2016.  On their self-titled debut, God Root offer up four songs of dark, atmospheric, and oppressive sounding doom, post metal, crust, and sludge.  Overall, this is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Supine-The Eternity Churns Electric EP (2016)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 14.2'

Supine is a five piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Supine play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of  post hardcore, punk, crust, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Supine can be loosely compared to bands such as Gospel, Totem Skin, Who Calls So Loud, Funeral Diner, Dodecad, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Supine have released a two song EP titled Two Songs in December of 2015.  The Eternity Churns Electric is the band's latest six song EP, which was released on April 5th, 2016.  On their latest EP, Supine offer up six tracks of dark, atmospheric, and volatile sounding post hardcore, punk, crust, and screamo.  Overall, The Eternity Churns Electric makes for a killer listen.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Ritual Blade-S/T EP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 16.8'

Ritual Blade is a five piece band from Boston, MA who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things.  Ritual Blade play a killer style of blackened and metallic hardcore influenced by bands such as American Nightmare, Baptists, Trap Them, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut self-titled EP, which was released on November 3rd, 2016.  On their self-titled debut, Ritual Blade offer up nine tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore.  Overall, this is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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HENRY FONDA - Front Antinational (2017)


16 songs in 16 minutes. That's a winning formula right there folks
Savage bursts of unrelenting Powerviolence from Munich, Germany

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TERRITORY [AZ] - Blackhole Blues Demo (2017)


Killer new stuff from this Tucson, Arizona band that's been around since 2011

FFO: Chris Colohan-sounding things

PESSIMISTS - Demo (2017)


Blackened Powerviolence/Crust/Hardcore from Nancy, France
Former members of french bands Confusion, Fracture and Offense

HOLY WELLS - Nothing Happened / Ages of Man (2009)


Holy Wells is/was a Sludge/Crust/hardcore band from Atlanta, GA. This is a collection of songs from their "Nothing Happened" EP and the "Ages of Man" demos from 2009.

WOLVES IN RAID - Demo (2017)


Two piece Blackened Hardcore from Munich, Germany

Bruges-Demo (2016)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 17.4'

Bruges is a Chicago based Illinois based band who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things.  Bruges features members of Angry Gods, Den, and Moral Void, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Bruges play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, doom, and noise rock within their sound.  This is the band's debut five song demo, which was released on July 19th, 2016.  On their self-titled demo, Bruges offer up five tracks of raw, filthy, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, sludge, doom, and noise rock.  Overall, this is a killer demo and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Seriously, I can't begin to describe how good this is!

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Litovsk-S/T LP (2016)

Country: France
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Dark Wave
Label: Contrazst! Records
Tracks:11
Label: 34.4'

Litovsk is a band from Brest, France who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Litovsk play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, and dark wave within their sound.  Musically, Litovsk can be said to be influenced by bands such as Bauhaus, Christian Death, Joy Division, Bellicose Minds, and The Estranged.  This is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Contrazst! records on April 16th, 2016.  On their latest LP, Litovsk offer up eleven tracks of dark, gloomy, and depressive sounding post punk, punk, and dark wave.  Overall, this is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ruby-S/T 7" (2017)

Country: Germany
Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Garage Rock
Label: Rockstar Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 10.7'

Ruby is a four piece band from Berlin, Germany who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things.  Ruby features members of Idle Hands, Blank Pages, Die Tunnel, Out On A Limb, Dulac, and Randy's Ripcord.  Ruby play an infectiously catchy style of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, and garage rock within their sound.  Musically, Ruby can be loosely compared to bands such as the Estranged, Terrible Feelings, and early White Lung.  Since forming in 2016, Ruby have released a five track self-titled demo in March of 2016 and a five song self-titled 12" in November of 2016.  This is the band's latest four song 7", which was released via Rockstar records on January 21st, 2017.  On their latest 7", Ruby offer up four tracks of melodic an catchy as hell sounding punk, post punk, and garage rock.  Overall, this is a really solid 7" and definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Missiles Of October-Better Days LP (2016)

Country: Belgium
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Pogo Records/Ebus Music/Trummer Records/Bonobo Stomp Records/Skate & Pizza Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 31.6'

Missiles Of October is a three piece band from Bruxelles, Belgium who formed in early 2012.  Missiles Of October play a tense, dirty, and blown-out style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  As far as musical influences go, Missiles Of October can be said to be influenced by bands such as Cows, Les Thugs, Jesus Lizard, Shellac, and Unsane.  Since forming in 2012, Missiles Of October have released a four song EP titled Hangover in September of 2012, a four song EP titled Body in March of 2014, an eleven song LP titled Don't Panic in March of 2014, and a four song EP titled No Brain in September of 2016.  Better Days is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Pogo records, Ebus Music, Trummer records, Bonobo Stomp records, and Skate & Pizza records on September 27th, 2016.  On Better Days, Missiles Of October offer up ten tracks of raw and dirty sounding punk, grunge, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Better Days is a really solid album and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff.  Enjoy!

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Limp Blitzkreig-Wypierdalać LP (2017)

Country: Poland
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Contraszt!/Trujaca Fala Records
Tracks:10
Length: 14.0'

Limp Blitzkrieg is a band from Warsaw, Poland who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Limp Blitzkrieg features members of The Fight, Bagna, Drip Of Lies, and The Stubs.  Limp Blitzkrieg play a caustic and venomous style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Wypierdalać is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Contraszt! records on February 12th, 2017.  On Wypierdalać, Limp Blitzkrieg offer up ten tracks of blistering hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Wypierdalać makes for a really solid listen.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Deep Creeps-White Rot LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 11
Length: 21.0'

I know this was posted on the blog a few months back, but I just came across a submission from the band, so I decided to put my take on the album and post another review.  Deep Creeps is a four piece band from Boise, Idaho who formed in 2013.  Deep Creeps play a raw, dirty, and completely blown out style of noise damaged hardcore and punk.  Musically, Deep Creeps can be loosely compared to bands such as Cult Ritual, Brown Sugar, Gay Kiss, Church Whip, and Raspberry Bulbs.  Since forming in 2013, Deep Creeps have released an eight song live recording titled Live @ Neurolox in October of 2013 and a fifteen song LP titled Crown Gall in October of 2014.  White Rot is the band's latest full length LP, which was released on December 4th, 2016.  On White Rot, Deep Creeps offer up eleven tracks of unhinged, off-kilter, and completely blown out sounding noise damaged hardcore/punk.  Overall, White Rot is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Gravehuffer-Your Fault LP (2017)

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

Label: Swamp Metal Blade
Tracks: 11
Length: 28.5'

Gravehuffer is a four piece band from Joplin, Missouri who formed in August of 2008.  Formerly known as KROM, Gravehuffer ply a brutal and vicious as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of metal, punk, thrash, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Gravehuffer can be said to be influenced by bands such as Fistula, Buzzoven, Eyehategod, Gehenna, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2008, Gravehuffer have released a twenty song LP titled Blasphemusic in October of 2013 and a two song EP titled Acute Subdermal Hematoma in October of 2016.  Your Fault is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on February 8th, 2017.  On Your Fault, Gravehuffer offer up eleven tracks of killer metal, punk, thrash, and sludge.  Overall, Your Fault is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Grit-Ghost Estates 7" (2017)

Country: Ireland
Genre: Post Punk, Punk
Label: Contraszt! 
Tracks: 4
Length: 9.5'

Grit is a Dublin, Ireland based band who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Grit play a melodic style of female fronted post punk and punk.  As far as comparisons go, Grit can be loosely compared to bands such as Terrible Feelings, early White Lung, Cult Values, and the Eisinores, and other like-minded bands.  Ghost Estates is the band's debut four song 7", which was released via Contraszt! records on February 12th, 2017.  On Ghost Estates, Grit offer up four tracks of tense, moody, and slightly melodic post punk and punk.  Overall, Ghost Estates is a killer 7" and definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Nosebleed-S/T 7" (2017)

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

Label: Vinyl Conflict
Tracks: 4
Length: 6.8'

Nosebleed is a four piece band from Richmond, VA who formed in 2015.  Nosebleed play a vicious and ultra-pissed sounding style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Since forming in 2015, Nosebleed have released a self-titled three song demo in November of 2015.  This is the band's debut four song 7", which was released via Vinyl Conflict records on January 11th, 2017.  On their four song debut, Nosebleed offer up four tracks of scathing, vicious, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, this is a killer 7" and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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War Brides-Burden 12" (2013)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Sludge, Noise Rock

Label: Triple Eye
Tracks: 6
Length: 25.6'

War Brides is a four piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2010, from the looks of things.  War Brides play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, sludge, and noise rock.  Musically, War Brides can be said to be influenced by 90's grunge and 80's-90's AmRep style noise rock played by bands such as Shellac, Cows, Hammerhead, and Jesus Lizard.  Since forming in 2010, War Brides have released a four song EP titled Terminus in May of 2011.  Burden is the band's latest six song EP, which was released in May of 2013.  On Burden, War Brides offer up six tracks of sludgy/noise damaged punk that is an absolute must listen for fans of Whores, T-Tops, Hawks, Bardus, and other like-minded bands.  Overall, Burden is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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War Brides-Burden 12" (2013)
War Brides-Terminus EP (2011)

FUNERAL CHANT


alright so I'm pretty convinced that the city of Oakland has sold its peoples collective soul to the metal gods. I mean really its the only plausible explanation for the steady history of great metal releases coming from the bay area. found this a couple days ago and I bet ive listened to it all the way through at least 10 times since then. even bought the cassette yesterday. gritty raw black metal that seems to maintain a dark sense of melody. theres even a certain punk sloppiness in the guitars that only adds to the atmosphere. without a doubt my favorite release of the year so far

Gloom Sleeper-A Void LP (2016)

Country: Germany
Genre: Post Punk, Dark Wave, Death Rock
Label: Contrazst! Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 36.0'

Gloom Sleeper is a four piece band from Bielefeld, Germany who formed in the summer of 2014.  Gloom Sleeper play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, dark wave, and death rock within their sound.  Musically, Gloom Sleeper can be said to be influenced by bands such as The Wipers, Estranged, Terrible Feelings, and Echo & The Bunnymen.  Since their formation in 2014, Gloom Sleeper have released a self-titled five song demo in September of 2014.  A Void is Gloom Sleeper's debut full-length LP, which was realeased via Contrazst! records on April 17th, 2016.  On A Void, Gloom Sleeper offer up ten tracks of killer post punk, dark wave, and death rock.  Overall, A Void is a killer LP that should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dawn Ray'd-A Thorn, A Blight LP (2016)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Black Metal, Doom
Label: Halo Of Flies/Moment Of Collapse
Tracks: 6
Length: 22.0'


Dawn Ray'd is a three piece band from Northern England who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Dawn Ray'd play a bleak, raw, and oppressive style of black metal and doom.  Musically, Dawn Ray'd can be loosely compared to bands such as Barghest, Black September, Mutilation Rites, and Churchburn.  A Thorn, A Blight is the band's debut six song 12", which was released via Halo Of Flies and Moment Of Collapse records on July 1st, 2016.  On A Thorn, A Blight, Dawn Ray'd offer up six tracks of raw, filthy, and gloomy as fuck sounding black metal and doom.  Overall, A Halo, A Blight kicks some serious ass and Dawn Ray'd is an absolute must listen for fans of filthy and raw death metal.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Yellnikow-Beizeiten EP (2017)

Country: Germany
Genre: Punk, Emo, Indie Rock, Post Hardcore, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 22.10'


Yellnikow is a five piece band from Bochum, Germany who formed in 2013.  Yellnikow play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, emo, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Yellnikow remind me of a cross between the emo/punk stylings of bands such as Sport and the intense post hardcore/screamo stylings of bands such as Daitro and Suis La Lune.  Since forming in 2013, Yellnikow have released a nine song self-titled LP in August of 2015.  Beizeiten is the band's latest four song EP, which was released on January 17th, 2017.  On Beizeiten, Yellnikow offer up four tracks of tense and moody punk, emo, indie rock, post hardcore, and screamo that's an absolute must listen for fans of Shokei, Daitro, and Suis La Lune.  Overall, Beizeiten makes for a great listen.  Enjoy!

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THOU


of the many many many things I love about thou, one of my favorites is their choice of covers. pearl jams "spin the black circle" and alice in chains "no excuses" get the thou treatment here. and both are fucking great.

Wayste-No Innocence EP (2016)

Country: Germany
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust
Label: Day By Day/Midsummer Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 11.4'

Holy shit.  This EP absolutely rips.  Wayste is a three piece band from Leipzig, Germany who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Wayste play a noise damaged style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and crust within their sound.  Musically, Wayste can be loosely compared to bands such as Ruined Families, Jungblurth, Birds In Row, Throwers, and Svalbard.  No Innocence is the band's debut six song EP, which was released via Day By Day and Midsummer records on September 23rd, 2016.  On No Innocence, Wayste offer up six songs of noise damaged and metallic hardcore, punk, and crust.  Overall, No Innocence is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Spikers-In Coffins EP (2016)

Country: Ukraine
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Metal
Label: No Sanctuary Records/Fuck The Mainstream Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 18.4'

Spikers is a Ukraine based band who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Spikers play a brutal and vicious style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and metal within their sound.  Since forming in 2016, Spikers have released a two song single titled Anarchy Road in June of 2016 and a digital single titled Blade Of The Ripper in July of 2016.  In Coffins is the band's debut seven song EP, which was released via No Sanctuary and Fuck The Mainstream records on July 14th, 2016.  On In Coffins, Spikers offer up seven tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, and metal.  Overall, In Coffins is a really solid EP and definitely worth checking out.  Enjoy!

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Wake-Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow LP (2016)

Country: Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Grindcore
Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories/Everyday Hate/7 Degrees/Nerve Altar Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 19.0'


Holy shit.  This absolutely rips!  Wake is a four piece band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada who formed in 2011, from the looks of things.  Wake play a caustic, blown-out, and chaotic as fuck sounding style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and grindcore.  Musically, Wake can be said to be influenced by bands such as Nausum, Brutal Truth, Discordance Axis, Napalm Death, Cursed, and The Secret. Since their inception in 2011, Wake have released a fourteen song LP titled Leeches in September of 2011, a three song EP titled Dephosphorus in April of 2012, a split 7" with Rehashed, an eleven song LP titled False in June of 2013, and a split 7" with Theories in May of 2014.  Sowing The Seeds of A Worthless Tomorrow is Wake's latest eight song LP, which is slated for release via Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Everyday Hate, 7 Degrees, and Nerve Altar records on February 26th, 2016.  On Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow, Wake offer up eight tracks of scathing and chaotic as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and grindcore.  Overall, Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow is an amazing album and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Faithbloomer-Buried EP (2016)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 9.8'


Faithbloomer are a three piece band from CT who formed in the winter 2015, from the looks of things.  Faithbloomer play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, shoegaze, and indie rock within their style.  Musically, Faithbloomer can be said to be influenced by 90's shoegaze bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Codeine, Catherine Wheel, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Faithbloomer have released a five song EP titled Perennial in June of 2015.  Buried is the band's second four song EP, which was released on November 17th, 2016.  On Buried, Faithbloomer offer up four tracks of really well played post punk, shoegaze, and indie rock.  Overall, Buried makes for a killer listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Urochromes-Night Bully EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Wharf Cat
Tracks: 6
Length: 13.2'

Urochromes continue an amazing run with the release of their first fully realized extended player, Night Bully. The A-Side is comprised of 3 full throttle and perfectly condensed punk songs, while the B-Side charts new territory for the group. Searing opener “My Dickies” is a playground for Dick Riddick, one of contemporary punk’s stand-out guitarists and a true master of tone. Here he shoots for the rafters with an ascending line that serves as the track’s central hook. The creepy whispered vocals and banging electronic drums of “My Disposition” introduce one of Jackieboy’s doomed characters swimming in self-doubt. “Confront Ya” explores adoration with a promise of continued indifference (“They love you in West Mass…Ahhhhhhh”).

The B-Side opener “Night Bully” codifies Urochromes’ love of industrial punks, Chrome with an arrangement as mechanical as it is maniacal. Dick Riddick creates a constantly changing wave of texture over pulsing electronics. The whispered vocal style introduced in “Confront Ya” is back, this time asking “So you think I have a funny face?” Another of Jackieboy’s jealous, wounded characters this time baiting the affirmative response.

The ender is a remix of “Night Bully” by electronic gloom masters, Boy Harsher. This track reimagines the song as a lost noir-wave classic while still retaining the menace of the original. The inclusion of this remix shows Urochromes’ disdain for “the rules” but also reminds us that the drum machine was there from the start – this has always been a punk band with one foot in electronic noise. (Press Note)

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-Seriously, Night Bully fucking rips.  Really cool raw, blown-out, and noise damaged punk and noise rock.  You need this!!!   Night Bully was released via Wharf Cat Records on January 27th, 2017.

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(U.S.) Priests-Nothing Feels Natural LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Death Rock

Label: Sister Polygon Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 31.3'

Priests are a four piece band from Washington, D.C. who formed in 2012.  Priests play a tense, dark, moody, and frenetic style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, and death rock within their sound.  Since forming in 2012, Priests have released a four song cassette titled Tape 1 in January of 2012, a two song 7" titled Radiation/Personal Planes in December of 2012, a seven song cassette titled Tape 2 in June of 2013, and a seven song EP titled Bodies And Control And Money And Power in June of 2014.  Nothing Feels Natural is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Sister Polygon records on January 27th, 2017.  On Nothing Feels Natural, Priests offer up ten tracks of killer post punk, punk, and death rock.  Overall, Nothing Feels Natural makes for a great listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Opt Aut Sic Eco-S/T Cassette (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Experimental Noise
Label: Middle-Man
Tracks: 13
Length: 23.0'

Opt Aut Sic Eco is a four piece band from Indiana, who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Opt Aut Sic Eco features members of Ostraca, Plague Walker, .Gif From God, Hive Mind, Coma Regalia, and Lickgoldensky.  Opt Aut Sic Eco play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and experimental noise within their sound.  Musically, Opt Aut Sic Eco can be said to be influenced by bands such as Saetia, Swing Kids, The Locust, and 31G style hardcore/screamo.  This is Opt Aut Sic Eco's debut thirteen song cassette, which was released via Middle-Man records on January 30th, 2017.  On their debut full-length LP, Opt Aut Sic Eco offer up thirteen tracks of chaotic, volatile, and completely unhinged hardcore, punk, screamo, and synth driven experimental noise.  Overall, this is a really solid album and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Hex Lariat-Subaqueous Cassette (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Experimental Noise

Label: Middle-Man
Tracks: 6
Length: 20.0'

Hex Lariat is a three piece band from Indiana, who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Hex Lariat features members of Coma Regalia and Iwakura, so going on that alone, you know you're in for some really killer tunes.  Hex Lariat play a dark, moody, and heavily distorted style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and experimental noise.  Subaqueous is the band's debut six song cassette, which was released via Middle-Man records on December 12th, 2016.  On Subaqueous, Hex Lariat offer up six tracks of dark, moody, and depressive sounding hardcore, punk, screamo, and experimental noise.  Overall, Subaqueous is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Hundreds Of Au-Demo Cassette (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo

Label: Middle-Man
Tracks: 6
Length: 11.7'

Hundreds Of Au is a three piece band from Albany, NY who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Hundreds Of Au features Tom Schlatter on guitars and vocals, who is best known for his work in bands that include You And I, The Assistant, Black Kites, Less Life, Capacities, and What Of Us.  Hundreds Of Au play a vicious, scathing, and chaotic style of music that incorporates hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  This is Hundreds Of Au's debut six song demo cassette, which was released via Middle-Man records on January 31st, 2017.  On Their debut demo cassette, Hundreds Of Au offer up six tracks of chaotic and volatile as fuck hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, this is an amazing demo and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Seriously, I can't get enough of this demo!

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