(U.K.) VOW-Gentle Decline LP (2019)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Post Metal, Black Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Sludgelord
Tracks: 2
Length: 33.45'

VOW is a band from Manchester, UK who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  VOW play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, black metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, VOW can be loosely compared to bands such as Wolves In The Throne Room, Amen Ra, Thou, Amber, and other like-minded bands.  Gentle Decline is the band's debut LP, which was released via Sludgelord records on February 18th, 2019.  On Gentle Decline, VOW offer up two tracks of ominous, oppressive, and brutal as fuck sounding post metal, black metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, Gentle Decline makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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LØRE-Nailfish LP (2019)

Country: Switzerland
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Alt. Rock, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 25.20'

LØRE is a three piece band from Switzerland who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  LØRE play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of garage punk, grunge, alt. rock, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, LØRE can be loosely compared to bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Slint, Unwound, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2018, LØRE have released a five song EP titled Three Flowers And A Bike On A Balcony in January of 2019.  Nailfish is the band's latest LP, which was released on November 22nd, 2019.  On Nailfish, LØRE offer up seven tracks of killer garage punk, alt. rock, and noise rock.  Overall, Nailfish makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(GER) Cranial-Alternate Endings LP (2019)

Country: Germany
Genre: Post Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Moment Of Collapse/Sludeglord Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 47.20'

Cranial is a four piece band from Wurzburg, Germany who formed in 2015.  Cranial play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Cranial can be loosely compared to bands such as Northless, NAGA, Year Of No Light, Lightbearer, Isis, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Cranial have released a two song EP titled Dead Ends in September of 2015 and a four song LP titled Dark Towers/Bright Lights in January of 2017.  Alternate Endings is the band's latest LP, which was released via Sludgelord and Moment Of Collapse records on September 27th, 2019.  On Alternate Endings, Cranial offer up four tracks of killer post metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, Alternate Endings makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Year Of The Cobra-Ash And Dust LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom, Metal, Stoner Rock

Label: Prophecy Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 40.05'

Year Of The Cobra is a two piece band from Seattle, Washington who formed in 2015.  Year Of The Cobra play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of doom, metal, and stoner rock within their sound.  Musically, Year Of The Cobra can be loosely compared to bands such as Baroness, Black Tusk, Kylesa, Howling Giant, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Year Of The Cobra have released a three song EP titled The Black Sun in June of 2015, an eight song LP titled ...In The Shadows Below in October of 2016, and a five song EP titled Burn Your Dead in October of 2017.  Ash And Dust is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Prophecy records on November 1st, 2019.  On Ash And Dust, Year Of The Cobra offer up eight tracks of killer doom, metal, and stoner rock.  Overall, Ash And Dust makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Year Of The Cobra-In The Shadows Below LP (2016)

Back Marker-Demos (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Crossover
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 10.35'


Back Marker is a band from St. Petersburg, Florida who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Back Marker play a brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, and crossover within their sound.  This is the band's debut demo,  which was released on November 28th, 2019.  On their debut demo, Back Marker offer up five tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, and crossover.  Overall, Back Marker's debut demo makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Midnight Coven-Bewitched LP (2019)

Country: Nova Scotia
Genre: Doom, Metal, Stoner Rock
Label: Forbidden Place Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 46.20'

Midnight Coven is a one person band from Nova Scotia who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Midnight Coven play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of psychedelic doom, metal, and stoner rock within their sound.  Musically, Midnight Coven can be loosely compared to bands such as Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Monster Magnet, Black Sabbath, Dead Meadow, Ancient Sky, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Midnight Coven have released a self-titled LP in July of 2016, a digital single titled Light The Candle in July of 2016, a five song LP titled Words Of Wisdom in August of 2016, an eight song LP titled Pull Away The Curtain in December of 2016, an eight song LP titled Come This Way in April of 2017, an eight song LP titled A Light In The Dark in October of 2017, an eight song LP titled Live For Rock N' Roll in April of 2018, a six song LP titled Clairvoyance in September of 2018, and a seven song LP titled Abracadabrica in January of 2019.  Bewitched is the band's latest LP, which is slated for release via Forbidden Place records on December 25th, 2019.  On Bewitched, Midnight Coven offer up six tracks of dark, trippy, and psychedelic sounding doom, metal, and stoner rock.  Overall, Bewitched makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Nerver-Believer's Hit LP (2019)

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

Label: The Ghost Is Clear/Zegema Beach/Tomb Tree Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 25.35'

Holy fuck!  This absolutely rips!  Nerver is a three piece band from Missouri who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Nerver play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Nerver can be loosely compared to bands such as Fight Amp, Canyons, Breather Resist, Desperate, Ed Gein, and other like-minded bands.  Believer's Hit is the band's debut LP, which was released via The Ghost Is Clear, Zegema Beach, and Tomb Tree records on November 22nd, 2019.  On Believer's Hit, Nerver offer up ten tracks of ugly, raw, and ultra-negative sounding post hardcore, punk, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Believer's Hit makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Warp-Traffic Control 12" (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Post Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Thrilling Living
Tracks: 10
Length: 18.0'

"Hatched in 2017 via an assemblage of FLESH WORLD, MALLARD and BLANK SQUARE personnel, WARP’s from-the-hip attack immediately streamlined The Bay’s skulls, prompting sudsy devotion across spiked and freaked schools alike, a vibrant punk band operating amidst all the scooter-share inhumanity.

The damage spills from the central screaming dual-guitar tangle, a riff tract neighboring the elegantly bruised and dynamic Agnew / Baiza axis, exerting too much power for the troposphere. Rhythms twist and barrel depending on need, always leaping forward, propelling each taut composition into realms unthinkable from count-off. Tika’s smarm-centric vocal steering — wonderfully absurdist and unreservedly pissed — offers exactly the sort of punky exfoliation so very needed in these days of constant cringe. Real punk from America’s cruelest town. WARP: San Francisco’s Last & Only Rock’n’Roll Band." — Mitch Cardwell

Thrilling Living quite gleefully presents “Traffic Control” to an ill-prepared populace. Limited to 400 copies on black vinyl, housed in full color sleeves with a double-sided Risographed insert.

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*Damn, this is some awesome snotty, discordant, moody hardcore, punk, post punk, and noise rock.  Traffic Control is Warp's latest LP, which was released via Thrilling Living records on November 15th, 2019.  Overall, Traffic Control makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Holy Hands-Ignition Songs LP (2019)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 10
Length: 25.15'

Holy Hands is a three piece band from New Bedford, MA who formed in 2016.  Holy Hands features current and ex-members of Sweet Jesus, Fiddlehead, Intent To Injure, Daltonic, and Broken, Fault, so going on that alone you know you're in for a special treat.  Holy Hands play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Holy Hands can be loosely compared to bands such as Rites Of Spring, Garden Variety, Texas Is The Reason, Frontier, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Holy Hands have released a three song demo in June of 2016, a four song EP titled Sweet Love in December of 2016, and a twelve song LP titled New Magnetic in December of 2017.  Iginition Songs is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on November 22nd, 2019.  On Ignition Songs, Holy Hands offer up ten tracks of killer post hardcore, punk, and indie rock.  Overall, Ignition Songs makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Alouth-Resentment EP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Sludge, Thrash
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 8.10'

Alouth is a three piece band from Brooklyn, NY who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  Alouth play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, sludge, and thrash within their sound.  Since forming in 2013, Alouth have released a five song EP titled Broken in December of 2014, a nine song LP titled Acoustics in December of 2014, a three song demo in December of 2014, a fifteen song LP titled A Lost Youth in December of 2015, a five song EP titled Shamrock in March of 2016, a two song EP titled Singles in May of 2017, a fifteen song LP titled Overgrown in October of 2017, a digital single titled Step Aside in July of 2018, and a two song EP titled Claustrophobic in September of 2018.  Resentment is the band's latest EP, which was released on February 1st, 2019.  On Resentment, Alouth offer up five tracks of killer hardcore, punk, metal, sludge, and thrash.  Overall, Resentment makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Bummer-Thanks For Nothing EP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock, Sludge
Label: Learning Curve
Tracks: 4
Length: 10.30'


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, a six song EP titled Spank in July of 2015, a digital single titled King Shit in October of 2016, a split LP with Pinko in November of 2017, and a ten song LP titled Holy Terror in August of 2018.  Thanks For Nothing is the band's latest EP, which was released via Learning Curve records on November 1st, 2019.  On Thanks For Nothing, Bummer offer up four tracks of dirty, blown out, and  gritty punk, noise rock, and sludge.  Overall, Thanks For Nothing makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Younger Us-Tired Tried LP (2019)

Country: Germany
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Post Hardcore, Screamo, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 10
Length: 27.45'


Younger Us is a four piece band from Stuttgart, Germany who formed in early 2013, from the looks of things.  Younger Us play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, post hardcore, screamo, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Younger Us can be said to be influenced by bands such as Birds In Row, My Fictions, Departures, Fell To Low, Direwolves, and other like-minded bands.  Since their inception in 2013, Younger Us have released a two track EP titled II in October of 2013, a six song EP titled  Graustark in September of 2015, and a digital single titled White Noise in  January of 2019.  Tired Tried is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on April 12th, 2019.  On Tired Tried, Younger Us offer up ten tracks of killer hardcore, punk, post hardcore, screamo, and noise rock.  Overall, Tired Tried is a killer LP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly reommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Grizzlor-Coolness Factor 6 EP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock, Sludge
Label: Learning Curve/Hermit Cave Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 8.20'


Grizzlor is a three piece band from New Haven, CT who formed in 2014.  Grizzlor play a weird, blown out, dirty, raw, and sludgy style of noise rock.  Grizzlor sound is riff heavy, distorted, and dirty as fuck.  Musically, Grizzlor can be said to be influenced by bands such as KEN Mode, Melvins, Big Business, Shellac, and Hammerhead.  Since their inception in 2014, Grizzlor have released a six song EP titled We're All Just Aliens in January of 2014, a four song 7" titled When You Die in October of 2014, a split 7" with Barren Womb in March of 2015, a seven song EP titled Cycloptic in October of 2015, a split 7" with Godstopper in February of 2017, an eleven song LP titled Destructoid in February of 2017, and a four song EP titled 5 Wasted Years in July of 2018.  Coolness Factor 6 is the band's latest EP, which was released via Learning Curve and Hermit Cave records on June 21st, 2019.  On Coolness Factor 6, Grizzlor offer up four tracks of weird, ugly, and raw sounding AmRep influenced punk, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Coolness Factor 6 absolutely slays and makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Quiet Earth-Crux EP (2019)

Country: Canada
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 11.30'


Quiet Earth is a three piece band from Toronto, Ontario who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Quiet Earth play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, metal, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Quiet Earth can be loosely compared to bands such as Unsane, Kowloon Walled City, Fight Amp, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Quiet Earth have released a four song EP titled I in December of 2016 and a two song EP titled Desertion/Migration in March of 2018.  Crux is the band's latest EP, which was released on November 28th, 2019.  On Crux, Quiet Earth offer up four tracks of killer post hardcore, punk, metal, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Crux makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Quiet Earth-Desertion/Migration EP (2019)

Cara Neir-Part III/Part IV LP (2019)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 36.20'

Cara Neir is a two piece band from Dallas, Texas who formed in 2008.  Cara Neir play a dark, ominous, oppressive, and atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and black metal within their sound.  Musically, Cara Neir can be loosely compared to bands such as Tragedy, Hexis, Protestant, and SVFFER.  Since forming in 2008, Cara Neir have released seventeen releases in total, so going on that alone, you know this band is insanely prolific.  Part III/Part IV is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on February 14th, 2019.  On Part III/Part IV, Cara Neir offer up eight tracks of vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and black metal.  Overall, Part III/Part IV makes for an awesome listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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