Communal Misery-Dismantle EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Black Metal, D-Beat
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 10.10'


Communal Misery is a band from Waterbury, CT who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Communal Misery play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, black metal, and d-beat within their sound.  Since forming in 2017, Communal Misery have released a three song demo titled GHOULMUSIC in April of 2018, a three song EP titled Imminent Suffering in September of 2018, a three song EP titled BrassXCityXStomp in May of 2019, and a self-titled six song EP in May of 2020.  Dismantle is the band's latest EP, which was released on June 4th, 2021.  On Dismantle, Communal Misery offer up four tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, black metal, and d-beat.  Overall, Dismantle makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Bed Of Razors-S/T LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Thrash
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 11
Length: 23.30'


Bed Of Razors is a five piece band from Southbridge, MA who formed in 2019.  Bed Of Razors play a brutal and vicious as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, and thrash within their sound.  Musically, Bed Of Razors can be loosely compared to bands such as Integrity, Rot In Hell, Ringworm, Vegas, Iron Regan, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Bed Of Razors have released a self-titled demo in July of 2019.  This is the band's debut LP, which was released on June 9th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut LP, Bed Of Razors offer up eleven tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, and thrash.  Overall, Bed Of Razor's debut LP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Violet Cold-Empire Of Love LP (2021)

Country: Azerbaijan
Genre: Post Rock, Post Metal, Black Metal, Blackgaze, Shoegaze
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 37.30'

Violet Cold is an experimental music project from Baku, Azerbaijan who began performing under the moniker Violet Cold in 2015.  Violet Cold play a dreamy, haunting, and at times, brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of post rock, black metal, post metal, blackgaze, and shoegaze within their sound.  Since 2015, Violet Cold have released 48 singles, splits, EPs, and albums.  Empire Of Love is Violet Cold's latest full-length LP, which was released on May 7th, 2021.  On Empire Of Love, Violet Cold offer up eight tracks of dreamy, atmospheric, and brutal as fuck sounding post rock, post metal, black metal, blackgaze, and shoegaze.  Overall, Empire Of Love makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Daughters Of St. Crispin-S/T LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Punk, Doom, Noise Rock, Slowcore
Label: Phratry/Force Publique Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 43.20'


Daughters Of St. Crispin are a two piece band from Madison, Wisconsin who formed in 2019.  Daughters Of St. Crispin features members of United Sons Of Toil, Tyranny Is Tyranny, and Droids Attack, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Daughters Of St. Crispin  play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post punk, noise rock, doom, and slowcore within their sound.  Musically, Daughters Of St. Crispin can be said to be influenced by bands such as Codeine, Jesu, Godflesh, Big/Brave, Nadja, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Daughters Of St. Crispin have released a three song EP titled Ex-Spies in May of 2019.  This is the band's debut full-length LP, which is slated for release via Phratry and Force Publique records on July 15th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut, Daughters Of St. Crispin offer up eight tracks of  tense and doomy slowcore, noise rock, post punk, and post hardcore.  Overall, Daughters Of St. Crispin's debut LP makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Seeping-The Watcher EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Death Metal, Doom
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 13.30'

Seeping is a two piece band from Frostburg, Maryland who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Seeping play an ominous, oppressive, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of death metal and doom within their sound.  Musically, Seeping can be loosely compared to bands such as Ilsa, Black September, Fistula, Tomb Mold, Scorched, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Seeping have released a three song EP titled Burial Proceedings in February of 2020 and a five song EP titled Withered in October of 2020.  The Watcher is the band's latest EP, which was released on May 21st, 2021.  On the Watcher, Seeping offer up four tracks of ominous, oppressive, and vicious as fuck sounding death metal and doom.  Overall, The Watcher makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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θoʊθ-Ruins Of Gubla EP (2021)

Country: Lebanon
Genre: Death Metal, Doom
Label: Kellerassel Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 17.20'


θoʊθ is a band from Bibyos, Lebanon who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  θoʊθ play an ugly, down-tuned, and raw style of music that incorporates elements of death metal and doom within their sound.  Musically, θoʊθ can be loosely compared to bands such as Sleep. Eyehategod, Come To Grief, Hell, Black Tom, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, θoʊθ have two releases under their belts, which most recently includes a split with Prehistoric War Cult soon to be released on 6/15/21.  Ruins Of Gubla is the band's debut EP, which was released via Kellerassel records on February 1st, 2021.  On Ruins Of Gubla, θoʊθ offers up four tracks of raw, ugly, and vicious as fuck sounding death metal and doom.  Overall, Ruins Of Gubla makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Big Water- .​.​. And I'm All Out Of Shit To Fuck Up LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Screamo, Noise Rock
Label: Reptilian Records
Tracks: 14
Length: 24.55'


Big Water is a three piece band from Kansas City, Missouri who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Big Water features members of Bummer and Canyons, so going on that alone, you know you're for some really chunky, riff-heavy goodness.  Big Water play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, sludge,  screamo, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Big Water can be loosely compared to bands such as Capsule, The Catalyst, Yaphet Kotto, Bread And Circuits, Exhalents, Easy Prey, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Big Water have released a six song EP titled Drink More Water in December of 2018.  ...And I'm All Out Of Shit To Fuck Up is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Reptilian records on May 28th, 2021.  On ...And I'm All Out Of Shit To Fuck Up, Big Water offer up fourteen tracks of chaotic, volatile, chunky, sludgy, and riff-heavy post hardcore, punk, screamo, and noise rock.  Overall, ...And I'm All Out Of Shit To Fuck Up makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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(U.S.) End You-Aimless Dread LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Metalcore, Noise Rock
Label: The Ghost Is Clear/Pax Aeternum Records
Tracks: 12
Length: 41.50'


End You is a one person band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2020.  End You features Eric Smith, who's best know as being a member of post hardcore, metal, and sludge band Catalyst.  End You play and ugly and vicious as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, metalcore, and noise rock within their sound.  End You can be loosely compared to bands such as Deadguy, Breather Resist, Nora, Drowningman, Karp, Born Against, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2020, End You have released a two song EP titled  Alt. Delete/Equinox in November of 2020.  Aimless Dread is End You's debut full-length LP, which was released on cassette via The Ghost Is Clear and digitally via Pax Aeternum records on May 21st, 2021.  On Aimless Dread, End You offer up twelve tracks of ugly and vicious sounding post hardcore, punk, metalcore, and noise rock.  Overall, Aimless Dread makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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(U.S.) T-Tops-Staring At A Static Screen LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 12
Length: 25.40'


T-Tops are a three piece band from Pittsburgh, PA who formed in 2012.  T-Tops play a blown-out, dirty as fuck, and sludgy style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, and sludgy noise rock within their sound.  T-Tops features members of Don Caballero & The Fitt, so going on that connection alone, you know you're in for something really special.  Musically, T-Tops can be said to be influenced by bands such as Shellac, Hammerhead, Bleach era Nirvana, The New Brutalism, Big Business, Melvins, Unsane and other early 90's AmRep noise rock bands.  Since forming in 2012, T-Tops have released a self-titled LP in April of 2015, a split 10" with Cyrus Gold in April of 2016, a four song 7" titled Face Of Depression in November of 2016, and a three song EP titled Disease in September of 2018.  Staring At A Static Scream is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Magnetic Eye records on May 28th, 2021.  On Staring At A Static Screen, T-Tops offer up twelve tracks of ugly, blown-out, raw, and loud as fuck punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, Staring At A Static Screen makes for  a phenomenal listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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(U.S.) Superbloom-Pollen LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Emo, Alt. Rock, Grunge
Label: Thirtysomething Records
Tracks: 12
Length: 41.15'


Superbloom is a four piece band from NYC who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Superbloom play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, emo, alt. rock, and grunge within their sound.  Musically, Superbloom can be loosely compared to bands such as Quicksand, Seaweed, Hum, Texas Is The Reason, Narrow Head, Aeges, Superheaven and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2020, Superbloom have released a digital single titled Level Head in May of 2020, a digital single titled No Name in March of 2021, and a three song live EP titled Live At Studio G in May of 2021.  Pollen is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Thirtysomething records on June 1st, 2021.  On Pollen, Superbloom offer up twelve tracks of riff heavy, energetic, and catchy as hell sounding 90's inspired post hardcore, punk, emo, alt. rock, and grunge.  Overall, Pollen makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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The Cold Seeps- Bullshit Necromancy LP (2021)

Country: Canada
Genre: Post Punk, No-Wave, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 39.0'


The Cold Seeps is a one person band from Vancouver, British Columbia who began composing music under the moniker The Cold Seeps in 2017.  The Cold Seeps play a weird, dark, and unsettling style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, no-wave, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, The Cold Seeps can be said to be influenced by bands such as The Melvins, Cows, The Jesus Lizard, The Birthday Party, Nirvana, Swans, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, The Cold Seeps have released a four song EP titled Cedar Cottage in September of 2017, a six song EP titled Disappointment in July of 2019, a two song EP titled Dream Catcher/Rainbow in July of 2019, a two song EP titled Coke & Sympathy in December of 2019, an eight song LP titled New Darkness in December of 2019, a five song EP titled More Songs About Lucifer And Drugs in April of 2020,  a nine song LP titled Some Kind Of Genocide in September 22nd, 2020, a seven song LP titled Astrologically Rambling in January of 2021, and most recently a six song EP titled The Melting Head in June of 2021.  Bullshit Necromancy s the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on May 26th, 2021.  On Bullshit Necromancy, The Cold Seeps offer up nine tracks of weird, gloomy, and unsettling post punk, no-wave, and noise rock.  Overall, Bullshit Necromancy makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy 

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(GER) Nadja-Luminous Rot LP (2021)

Country: Germany
Genre: Doom, Metal, Shoegaze, Drone, Experimental
Label: Southern Lord
Tracks: 6
Length: 46.0'


Nadja is a two person band from Berlin, Germany who started performing under the name Nadja in 2003.  Nadja play an atmospherically dense, ominous, and oppressive sounding style of music that incorporates elements of doom, metal, shoegaze, drone, and experimental noise within their.  Musically, Nadja can be very loosely compared to bands such as Isis, Godflesh, Author And Punusher, SunnO))), Neurosis, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2003, Nadja have at least 64 various releases that have been put out over the course of their lengthy careers musicians.  Luminous Rot is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Southern Lord records on May 21st, 2021.  On Luminous Rot, Nadja offer up six tracks of dreamy, dense, and at times, hypnotic sounding doom, metal, shoegaze, drone, and experimental noise.  Overall, Luminous Rot makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.K.) Decoherence-System I (2021)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Black Metal, Sludge, Industrial
Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories
Tracks: 8
Length: 42.30'


Decoherence is a one person band from the United Kingdom who began performing under the moniker Decoherence in 2018, from the looks of things.  Decoherence play an ugly, harsh, and abrasive style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, sludge, and industrial within their sound.  Musically, Decoherence can be loosely compared to bands such as Statiqbloom, the industrial side of later Fange, Body Void, Godflesh, Crowhurst, Author And Punisher, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2018, Decoherence have released a digital single titled Embedded Observer in April of 2019, a two song EP titled I in May of 2019, a a three song EP titled Collapsar in June of 2019, a five song LP titled Ekpyrosis in November of 2019, a split LP with  Albionic Hermetecism in April of 2020, a digital single titled Dichotomic Observables in June of 2020, a four song EP titled Formulation And Solution in June of 2020, a two song EP titled Nucleosynthesis in June of 2020, and a six song LP titled Unitarity in August of 2020.  System I is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Sentient Ruin Laboratories on May 21st, 2021.  On System I, Decoherence offer up eight tracks of ugly, harsh, and abrasive sounding black metal, sludge, and industrial.  Overall, System I makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Soft Kill-Not Quite Dracula Music LP (2021))

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk
Label: Cercle Social
Tracks: 9
Length: 34.30'


Soft Kill are a four piece band from Portland, Oregon who formed in 2010.  Soft Kill play a dark, and gloomy style of post punk.  Musically, Soft Kill can be said to be influenced by bands such as The Birthday Party, Christian Death, Joy Division, Bauhaus, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2010, Soft Kill have released a five song demo titled An Open Door in October of 2010, an eight song LP titled Circle Of Trees in January of 2013, a six song EP titled Heresy in August of 2015, an eight song LP titled Choke in November of 2016, a two song 7" titled Texas Killing Fields in February of 2017, a digital cover of Tom Petty's Insider in October of 2017, a ten song LP titled Savior in May of 2018, a four song Part Time Punks EP in June of 2018, a four song EP titled Just A Body in August of 2018, a split 7" with Portrayal Of Guilt in September of 2019,  a ten song LP compiling the band's demos from Savior titled A Plan To Suffer in December of 2019, an eight song LP titled Premium Drifter in April of 2020, a cover of Blitz's New Age in May of 2020,  a two song EP titled Memory Loss in June of 2020, a ten song LP titled Dead Kids, R.I.P. City in November of 2020, a two song EP titled Sky in February of 2021, and a nineteen song live LP titled Live At The Crystal Ballroom in May of 2021.  Not Quite Dracula Music is the band's latest LP, which was released on cassette via Cercle Social records on May 24th, 2021.  On Not Quite Dracula Music, Soft Kill offer up nine tracks of dark, gloomy, yet impossibly catchy post punk.  Overall, Not Quite Dracula Music makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Perturbator - Lustful Sacraments (2021)

Perturbator has always been in my top 5 synthwave artists. His stuff is always super heavy, super polished and just sounds great overall. The cover artwork for his albums is also usually pretty badass. It's been a while since we got a Perturbator release, the last one being 2017 's "New Model" EP, but here we are almost 4 years later and we have brand new Perturbator to enjoy with the "Lustful Sacraments" 2xLP. Now, I've only listened to this once so far, so I need to do a deeper dive, but this new release is much more subdued than past releases, which quite frankly bums me out a bit. Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful and VERY atmospheric, and it was awesome to have it in the background today while I was working. But I was hoping for something that would knock the door down if you know what I mean. The synths were very eerie and very cool, but there was not much of a driving "beat" on this album. The best way I can describe it after one listen is to imagine if David Lynch did the soundtrack to Blade Runner. I hope that makes sense. Either way you should check it out, and download it, because it's fucking FREE. Or name your price, at least.

MORTUARY SPAWN

 

been a minute but uhh...ive...been busy. not really. just drunk and lazy. anywho, as deep as i was into noise rock during 2020, 2021 is coming up all death metal and it's not showing any signs of slowing. here's a particularly rancid slab o death. carcass riffs in an incantation atmosphere. wonderfully filthy.