Unholy Swarm-Demo-Lition (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Thrash
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 13.20'

Unholy Swarm is four piece band from Columbus, Ohio who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Unholy Swarm play a vicious and brutal as fuck of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, and thrash within their sound.  Musically, Unholy Swarm can be loosely compared to bands such as Genocide Pact, Powertrip, Iron Reagan, Municipal Waste, Trappist, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut five song demo, which was released on July16th, 2021.  On their debut demo, Unholy Swarm offer up five tracks of ugly, brutal and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, and thrash.  Overall, Unholy Swarm's debut demo makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Nervy-Demo (2021)

Country: Czech Republic
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust
Label: Self-Released
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Length: 8.05'

Nervy is a three piece band from The Czech Republic, who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Nervy features members of Gattaca, so going on that alone, you know you're in for a special treat.  Nervy play a vicious, ugly, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and crust within their sound.  Musically, Nervy can be loosely compared to bands such as Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, The Holy Mountain, Martyrdod, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut demo, which was released on October 18th, 2021.  On their debut demo, Nervy offer up three tracks of vicious, ugly, and brutal sounding hardcore, punk, and crust.  Overall, Nervy's demo makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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We Are The Harvest-S/T EP (2021)

Country: The Netherlands
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Punk Alt. Rock, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 11.10' 

We Are The Harvest are a three piece band from The Netherlands who formed in 2021.  We Are The Harvest features members of Grinding Halt and Brito, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  We Are The Harvest play a tense and discordant style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post punk, alt. rock, and screamo within their sound,  This is the band's debut EP, which was released on October 6th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut, We Are The Harvest offer up four tracks of tense and discordant sounding post hardcore, post punk, alt. rock, and screamo.  Overall, We Are The Harvest's debut EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Lizarel-New Human Standard EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Middle-Man
Tracks: 4
Length: 9.45'

Lizarel is a three piece band from New Jersey and Indiana who formed in 2021, from the looks of things.  Lizarel features members of Hundreds Of Au and Coma Regalia, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Lizarel play a chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  New Human Standard is the band's debut EP, which was released via Middle-Man records on October 11th, 2021.  On New Human Standard, Lizarel offer up four tracks of chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk and screamo.  Overall, New Human Standard makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Karloff-S/T LP (2021)

  Country: Canada
  Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Emoviolence
  Label: Zegema Beach/I.Corrupt/No Funeral/3LA Records
  Tracks: 10
  Length: 24.30'

Karloff is a five piece band from Cambridge, Ontario who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Karloff features members of Dead Friend Collective, Paper Hats, and people who run the label No Funeral records.  Karloff play a chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence within their sound.  Musically, Karloff can be loosely be compared to bands such as Reversal Of Man, Envy, Caught In The Fall, Honeywell, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2018, Karloff have released a self-titled four song demo in July of 2018 a split with Amitie in January of 2020, and a live cassette titled Live In 2019 in December of 2019.  This is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Zegema Beach, I.Corrupt, No Funeral, and 3LA records on October 8th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut LP, Karloff offer up ten tracks of chaotic, volatile, and vicious sounding post hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence,  Overall, Karloff's debut LP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Hundreds Of Au-A Briefing On The Human Condition EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 16.30'



Hundreds Of AU is a four piece piece band from NJ 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.  Since forming in 2017, Hundreds Of AU have released a six song demo in January of 2017, a nine song EP titled  Communications Link Re-Established in May of 2017, two songs on the Meditations In Affinity 4-Way split in May of 2019,  a nine song LP titled  Mission Priorities On Launch in July of 2019, a two song EP titled Blue Months/Beg A Question in November of 2020, a ten song LP titled  Acting From Remote Satellites in May of 2021, and contributed a song to the Illuminate My Heart Records compilation in June Of 2021.  A Briefing On The Human Condition is the band's latest five song offering, which are slated to be a part of a split LP with a band To Be Determined through Zegema Beach records in 2022.  These five new songs were released digitally being on September 7th, 2021.  On A Briefing On The Human Condition, Hundreds Of AU offer up five tracks of brutal and chaotic as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, A Briefing On The Human Condition makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!   

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(CAN) Swarm Of Spheres-Brother, Take Five EP (2021)

Country: Canada
Genre: Metal, Sludge, Doom, Noise Rock
Label: No Why Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 22.30'

Swarm Of Spheres is a three piece band from Ottawa, Ontario who formed in 2011, from the looks of things.  Swarm Of Spheres features a member of Cell Press, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Swarm Of Spheres play a ugly, vicious, and scathing style of music that incorporates elements of metal, sludge, doom, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Swarm Of Spheres can be loosely compared to bands such as Ether Coven, Thunderclap, The Melvins, Big Business, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Swarm Of Spheres have released a self-titled six song EP in December of 2011 and a seven song LP titled Invest In Your Death in October of 2013.  Brother, Take Five is the band's latest EP, which was released via No Why records on October 15th, 2021.  On Brother, Take Five Swarm Of Spheres offer up six tracks of ugly, vicious, and scathing metal, sludge, doom, and noise rock.  Overall, Brother, Take Five makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Antigone-I Have No Comfort Left To Give EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 22.25'

Antigone are a new four piece band from Syracuse, NY who formed in 2021, from the looks of things.  Antigone features members of Bleak, Fed Ash, and Architect, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Antigone play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Antigone can be loosely be compared to bands such as Colonial Wound, Bitter Branches, Throes, Geist, and other like-minded bands.  I Have No Comfort To Give is the band's debut EP, which was released on September 21st, 2021.  On I Have No Comfort Left To Give, Antigone offer up five tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, I Have No Comfort Left To Give makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Kowloon Walled City-Piecework (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Neurot Recordings
Tracks: 7
Length: 30.22'

Kowloon Walled City is a four piece band from San Francisco, CA who formed in 2008.  Kowloon Walled City play an amazing style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Since their inception in 2008, Kowloon Walled City have released a five song EP titled Turk Street in September of 2008, an eight song LP titled Gambling On The Richter Scale in September of 2009, a three-way split LP with Ladder Devils and Fight Amp in September of 2010, a full length LP titled Container Ships in December of 2012, a split 7" with Thou in 2013, a split 7" with Batillus in 2014,  a seven song LP titled Grievances in October of 2015, and most recently a three-way split 12" with Shallow North Dakota and Ken Mode.  Piecework is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Neurot recordings on October 8th, 2021.  On Piecework, Kowloon Walled City offer up seven new tracks of sludgy and noise damaged post hardcore.  Overall, Piecework is an amazing album and will most likely be my favorite album of the year.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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The Cowboy-Riddles Of The Universe LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Garage Rock, Noise Rock
Label: Feel It Records
Tracks: 13
Length: 18.10'


The Cowboy is a three piece band from Cleveland, Ohio who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  The Cowboy features 2/3 of Homostupids, so going on that alone you know you're in for a special treat.  The Cowboy play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, garage rock, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, The Cowboy can be loosely compared to bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Haymarket Riot, Fugazi, Hot Snakes, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2018, The Cowboy have released a self-titled EP in January of 2020, an eleven song LP titled WiFi On The Prairie in February of 2020, a self-titled three song EP in April of 2020, and a three song EP titled Feel The Chi Releasing From You in July of 2020.  Riddles Of The Universe is the band's latest LP, which was released via Feel It records on October 15th, 2021.  On Riddles Of The Universe, The Cowboy offer up thirteen tracks of killer post punk, punk, garage rock, and noise rock.  Overall, Riddles Of The Universe makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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(CAN)Tunic-Quitter LP (2021)

Country: Canada
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Artoffact
Tracks: 11
Length: 18.20'


Tunic is a three piece band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Tunic play an ugly, tense, abrasive, and feedback drenched style of punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Musically, Tunic can be loosely compared to bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Metz, Pissed Jeans, Super Thief, Tongue Party, Vacancy, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Tunic have released a digital single titled Bend in March of 2014, a self-titled Tour Cassette in July of 2015, a four song EP titled Disappointment in July of 2016, a four song EP titled Boss in June of 2017, a digital single titled Teeth Showing in April of 2018, a digital single titled Nothing Nothing in November of 2018, a digital single titled Dry Heave in November of 2018, an eleven song LP titled  Complexion in February 8th, 2019, an un-released EP titled Tunnel Vision Eyes in early 2021, an a twenty three song LP titled Exhaling in April of 2021.  Quitter is the band's latest latest full-length LP, which was released via Artoffact records on October 15th, 2021.  On, Quitter Tunic offer eleven tracks of ugly, tense, abrasive, and feedback drenched style of punk, grunge, and noise rock that compiles most of their earlier recorded output onto one album!  Overall, Quitter makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Tunic-Exhaling LP (2021)

Tunic-Tunnel Vision Eyes 2X EP (2021)

Tunic-Complexion LP


Partaker-What Falls From The Lion's Mouth LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: The Ghost Is Clear
Tracks: 10
Length: 34.25'


Partaker is a three piece band from Dallas, Texas who formed in 2013.  Partaker play a raw, dirty and ugly style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Partaker can be loosely compared to bands such as Young Widows, Jesus Lizard, Fight Amp, Pigs, Faking, Easy Prey, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Partaker have released a  ten song LP titled Self in January of 2017.  What Falls From The Lion's Mouth is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via The Ghost Is Clear records on October 15th, 2021.  On What Falls From The Lion's Mouth debut, Partaker offer up ten tracks of raw, dirty and ugly sounding post hardcore, punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, What Falls From The Lion's Mouth makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Paprika-S/T EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, D-Beat, Noise Rock
Label: Iron Lung
Tracks: 6
Length: 5.10'


Paprika is a New Orleans, Louisiana based band who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Paprika play a vicious, seething, and ugly as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, d-beat, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Paprika can be loosely be compared to bands such as Lace, The Repos, Gag, The Lowest Form, Rash, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released via Iron Lung records on October 1st, 2021.  On their self-titled debut, Paprika offer up five tracks of seething, vicious, and ugly as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Paprika's debut EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Grizzlor-Hammer Of Life LP (2021)

 Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock, Sludge
Label: Hex Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 32.30'


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, a four song EP titled 5 Wasted Years in July of 2018, a four song EP titled Coolness Factor 6 in June of 2019, and a five song compilation EP titled Comped Into Obscurity in July of 2020.  Hammer Of Life is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Hex and Hermit Cave records on October 1st, 2021.  On Hammer Of Life, Grizzlor offer up eleven tracks of weird, ugly, and raw sounding AmRep influenced punk, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Hammer Of Life absolutely slays and makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

(U.S.) Bummer-Dead Horse LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock, Sludge
Label: Thrill Jockey
Tracks: 11
Length: 26.50'


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, a ten song LP titled Holy Terror in August of 2018, a four song EP titled Thanks For Nothing in November of 2019, and a split 7" with The Body in September of 2020.  Dead Horse is the band's latest full-length LP which was released via Thrill Jockey records on October 1st, 2021.  On Dead Horse,  Bummer offer up eleven tracks of dirty, blown out, and  gritty punk, noise rock, and sludge.  Overall, Dead Horse makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Work Party-My Best Days Are Behind Me LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 10
Length: 29.30'

Work Party is a four piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Work Party play an abrasive, ugly, and ultra negative style of music that incorporates elements hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Work Party can be loosely compared to bands such as Easy Prey, Faking, Exhalants, Bummer, and other like-minded bands.  My Best Days Are Behind Me is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on October 1st, 2021.  On My Best Days Are Behind Me, Work Party offer up ten tracks of ugly, raw, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, My Best Dats Are Behind Me makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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