Barus


french progressive black/death metal. shits rill gud. kind of reminds me of a combo of deathspell omega and svart crown but with a darker, doomier atmospheric side. a couple of these guys are also in maieutiste. also rill gud

Meditations In Affinity-Bond Volume I-Life In A Vacuum / Canyons / Crowning / Hundreds Of Au-Four Way Split 7" (2019)

Country: Canada/USA
Genre: Post Punk, Noise Rock, Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Screamo, Emoviolence
Label: The Ghost Is Clear/Zegema Beach
Tracks: 4
Length: 12.25'

Here's a killer split featuring new material from Toronto, Canada's Life In A Vacuum, Kansas City, Missouri's Canyons, Chicago Illinois' Crowning, and New York's Hundreds Of Au.  Track one comes courtesy of  Life In A Vacuum.  Life In A Vacuum is a three piece band from Toronto, Ontario who formed in 2006.  Life In A Vacuum play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Life In A Vacuum can be loosely compared to bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Shotmaker, North Of America, Metz, Blue Youth, USA Nails and other like-minded bands.  Song two comes courtesy of Canyons.  Canyons is a four piece band from Kansas City, Missouri who formed in 2008.  Canyons play a loud, dirty, and completely blown-out style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, post hardcore, and noise rock.  Canyons can be said to be influenced by bands such as Fight Amp, Coalesce, Botch, Breather Resist, Engineer, and other like-minded bands.  Track three comes courtesy of Crowning.  Crowning is a four piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Crowning features members of Itto, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Crowning play a chaotic and volatile style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence within their sound.  Musically, Crowning can be loosely compared to bands such as Off Minor, Ampere, Orchid, Jerome's Dream, and other like-minded bands.  Finally, song number four comes courtesy of Hundreds Of Au.  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.  Overall, this is a killer 7" and definitely should not be missed!  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Meditations In Affinity-Bond Volume I was released via The Ghost Is Clear and Zegema Beach Records on May 10th, 2019.

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IEATHEARTATTACKS-Please Just Dance Death+Hello Cole Porter LP (2019)

Country: Norway
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo

Label: Zegema Beach
Tracks: 12
Length: 24.50'

IEATHEARTATTACKS is a three piece band from Harpefoss, Noraw who formed in 2012, from the looks of things.  IEATHEARTATTACKS play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, IEATHEARTATTACKS can be loosely compared to bands such as Transistor Transistor, Logs, Wolverines, Kaospilot, JR Ewing, The Blood Brothers, The Lack, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2012, IEATHEARTATTACKS have released a two song EP titled And The Pianos Become The Teeth in November of 2012, a four song EP titled You Don't Need Oxygen To Walk On This Fake Moon in March of 2013, a three song EP titled Hello Cole Porter in April of 2015, a digital single titled Drowning Is My New Favorite Thing in October of 2016, and a nine song LP titled Please Just Dance Death in February of 2017.  Please Dance Death+Hello Cole Porter is the band's latest LP, which compiles the band's Please Just Dance Death and Hello Cole Porter EP and LP, which was released via Zegema Beach records on March 20th, 2019.  On Please Just Dance Death+Hello Cole Porter, IEATHEARTATTACKS offer up twelve tracks of killer hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Please Just Dance Death+Hello Cole Porter makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Apparition-EP 2019 (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Thrash
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 5.25'

Apparition is a four piece band from Athens, Georgia who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Apparition play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and thrash within their sound.  Musically, Apparition can be loosely compared to bands such as Intercourse, Knife Hits, The Repos, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Apparition have released a self-titled demo in July of 2017.  This is the band's latest EP, which was released on May 11th, 2019.  On their latest EP, Apparition offer up eight tracks of scathing, vicious, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and thrash.  Overall, Apparition's latest EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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BEDTIMEMAGIC/Easter Bloodhounds- (Turn The Bass Down, You Fucks) Split EP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock, Grunge Doom, Sludge
Label: Friends Release Records Together
Tracks: 7
Length: 22.25'

Here's a killer split EP featuring new material from Boston MA's BEDTIMEMAGIC and Boston MA's Easter Bloodhounds.  BEDTIMEMAGIC is a two piece band from Boston MA who formed in 2014.  BEDTIMEMAGIC play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, BEDTIMEMAGIC can be loosley compared to bands such as Intercourse, Tongue Party, Pink, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, BEDTIMEMAGIC have released a "Practice" EP in July of 2014, a five song EP titled Extra Firm in October of 2015, a digital single titled Comforter in September of 2016, a five song live EP titled Live on WEMF in December of 2016, a split EP with Knock Over City in July of 2017, and an eleven song LP titled Rides The Lowell Train in Occtober of 2018.  On their side of the split, BEDTIMEMAGIC offer up four tracks of spazzy, blown out, and completely unhinged hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Easter Bloodhounds are the second band on the split.  Easter Bloodhounds are a two piece band form Boston MA who formed in 2006, from the looks of things.  Easter Bloodhounds play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge doom, metal, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Since forming in 2006, Easter Bloodhounds have released a self-titled LP in January of 2007, a six song LP titled No Color in November of 2012, a three song EP titled Winter in January of 2014, a two song EP titled The End Of You in January of 2017, a nine song LP titled Written, Recorded, Forgotten Vol. I in July of 2018, and a nine song LP titled Written, Recorded, Forgotten Vol. II in July of 2018.  On their side of the split, Easter Bloodhounds offer up three tracks of killer punk, grunge, doom, sludge ,and noise rock.  Overall, this split makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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BEDTIMEMAGIC-Rides The Lowell Train LP (2018)

Archivist-Triumvirate LP (2019)

Country: Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
Genre: Black Metal, Post Metal, Post Hardcore, Crust, Blackgaze
Label: Alerta Anrtifascista
Tracks: 8
Length: 49.30'


Archivist is a six piece band from Austria, Germany, and The United Kingdom who formed in 2015.  Archivist play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of atmospheric black metal, post metal, post hardcore, crust, and blackgaze within their sound.  Musically, Archivist can be loosely compared to bands such as Lightbearer, Amber, Year Of No Light, Fall Of Efrafa, and Amen Ra.  Since forming in 2015, Archivist have released a self-titled eight song LP in June of 2015 and a ten song LP titled Construct in April of 2017.  Triumvirate is the band's latest full length LP, which was released on April 28th, 2019.  On Triumvirate, Archivist offer up eight tracks of bleak, oppressive, and crushing black metal, post metal, post hardcore, crust, and blackgaze.  Overall, Triumvirate makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Triumvirate is slated for release as a double LP via Alerta Antifascista records later this summer!

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(CAN) Big Brave-A Gaze Among Them LP (2019)

Country: Canada
Genre: Shoegaze, Doom, Experimental Noise
Label: Southern Lord
Tracks: 5
Length: 38.20'

Big Brave are a two piece band from Montreal, Quebec who formed in 2012.  Big Brave play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of shoegaze, doom, and experimental noise within their sound.  Musically, Big Brave can be loosely compared to bands such as True Widow, King Woman, Spotlights, Helms Alee, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Big Brave have released an eight song LP titled Feral Verdure in September of 2014, a five song LP titled Au De La in September of 2015, and a three song LP titled Ardor in September of 2017.  A Gaze Among Them is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Southern Lord records on May 10th, 2019.  On A Gaze Among Them, Big Brave offer up five tracks of dreamy, atmospheric, and explosively heavy sounding shoegaze, doom, and experimental noise.  Overall, A Gaze Among Them makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Voice Of Crows-Cyber Demonstration (2019)

Country: USA 
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Death Metal, Grindcore
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 12
Length: 7.40'

Holy shit!  This absolutely rips!  Voice Of Crows is a band from Columbus, Ohio who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Voice Of Crows play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, death metal, and grindcore, within their sound.  Musically, Voice Of Crows can be loosely compared to bands such as SVFFER, WVRM, Process Of Inhumanity, Glitterbomb, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Voice Of Crows have released a six song summer demo in July of 2016, a self-titled cassette in February of 2017, and a two song EP titled Igor 2015 in April of 2019.  Cyber Demonstration is the band's latest EP, which was released on April 22nd, 2019.  On their latest EP, Voice Of Crows offer up twelve tracks of scathing, vicious, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, death metal, crust, and grindcore.  Overall, Cyber Demonstration makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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No Sun Rises-Ascent/Decay 12" (2019)

Country: Germany
Genre: Post Metal, Black Metal, Post Rock, Blackgaze
Label: Alerta Antifascista, Nothing To Harvest, Maniyax, Shove
Tracks: 6
Length: 43.0'

No Sun Rises is a five piece band from Munster, Germany who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  No Sun Rises play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, black metal, post rock, and blackgaze within their sound.  Musically, No Sun Rises can be loosely compared to bands such as Archivist, Nightgrave, Deafheaven, Nightgrave, Ashbringer, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, No Sun Rises has released a self-titled demo in November of 2016.  Ascent/Decay is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Alerta Antifascista, Nothing To Harvest, Maniyax, and Shove records on April 26th, 2019.  On Ascent/Decay, No Sun Rises offer up six tracks of killer post metal, black metal, post rock, and blackgaze.  Overall, Ascent/Decay makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Fixation-Into The Pain Flexi (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: War Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 4.10'


Fixation is a four piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Fixation play a vicious and aggressive style of bare bones straightedge hardcore/punk.  Musically, Fixation can be loosely compared to bands such as The Repos, Spine, Chokehold, Infest, Negative Approach, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Fixation have released a four song EP titled Here To Watch You Break in November of 2017, a four song digital promo in January of 2018, and an eight song EP titled Marked in August of 2018  Into The Pain is the band's latest EP, which was released via War records on May 10th, 2019.  On Into The Pain, Fixation offer up four tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore/punk.  Overall, Into The Pain makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!


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Fixation-Marked EP (2018)

(U.S.) Tap And Die-Bombs Overhead LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Indecision Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 23.10'

Tap And Die is a four piece band from the United States who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Tap And Die is definitely a super group with band members having played in a multitude of amazing bands over the years.  Tap And Die features members of Statement, Impel, Sunshine, Kill Holiday, Status Audio, Adult Crash, Julia, Gehenna, The Locust, Unbroken, Kill Holiday, Mean Season, Landslide, Statue, Heroin, End of the Line, Spacehorse, Narrows, SS Warhead, God Collider, and Rod of Correction, so gong on that alone, you know you're in for something really special.  Tap And Die play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of late 80's Revolution Summer style hardcore mixed with early 90's influenced Gravity records/Ebullition records style hardcore.  Bombs Overhead is the band's debut LP, which was released via Indecision records on March 29th, 2019.  On Bombs Overhead, Tap And Die offer up nine tracks of catchy an super energetic sounding Revolution Summer/Ebullition style hardcore.  Overall, Bombs Overhead makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.K.) We Never Learned To Live-The Sleepwalk Transmissions LP (2019)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Screamo
Label: Holy Roar/Through Love Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 43.30'

We Never Learned To Live is a five piece band from Brighton, United Kingdom who formed in 2013.  We Never Learned To Live play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, We Never Learned To Live can be loosely compared to bands such as Aviator, Mountain Man, Suis La Lune, Pianos Become The Teeth, La Dispute, Quicksand and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, We Never Learned To Live have released a self-titled EP in September of 2013, a digital single titled Shadows In Hibernation, a digital single titled Crystalline, So Serene in May of 2015, and an eight song LP titled Silently, I Threw Them Skyward in June of 2015.  The Sleepwalk Transmissions is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Holy Roar and Through Love records on May 10th, 2019.  On The Sleepwalk Transmissions, We Never Learned To Live offer up eleven tracks of killer post hardcore, post rock, and screamo.  Overall, The Sleepwalk Transmissions makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

We Never Learned To Liver on Bandcamp
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(U.K.) Employed To Serve-Eternal Forward Motion LP (2019)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Grindcore
Label: Spinefarm Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 40.20'


Employed To Serve is a five piece band from the United Kingdom who formed in June of 2012.  Employed To Serve play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Employed To Serve can be loosely compared to bands such as Converge, Breather Resist, Engineer, and Trap Them.  Since forming in 2013, Employed To Serve have released a six song EP titled Long Time Dead in September of 2012, a two song EP titled Counting Crows in February of 2013, a six song EP titled Change Nothing Regret Everything in March of 2014, a digital single titled Watching Films To Forget I Exist in March of 2015, a digital single titled Bones To Break in May of 2015, a ten song LP titled Grayer Than You Remember in May of 2015, a split with Ghost Orchestra in December of 2015, and a  full length LP titled The Warmth Of A Dying Sun in May of 2017.  Eternal Forward Motion is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Spinefarm records on May 10th, 2019.  On Eternal Forward Motion, Employed To Serve offer up eleven tracks of chaotic and volatile sounding hardcore, punk, metal, and grindcore.  Overall, Eternal Forward Motion makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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