Cara Neir-Phase Out Original Game Soundtrack (2021)

 

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Black Metal, 8 Bit, Video Game
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 14
Length: 16.15'


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 twenty releases in total, so going on that alone, you know this band is insanely prolific.  Phase Out is the band's latest full-length EP, which was released on February 2nd, 2021.  On Phase Out, Cara Neir offer up ten tracks of experimental 8-bit/video game inspired 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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Fading Signal-Nothing Feels Good Anymore EP (2021)

 

Country: USA

Genre:  Hardcore, Punk, Fastcore

Label: To Live A Lie

Tracks: 5

Length: 5.15'


Fading Signal is a five piece band from Raleigh, North Carolina who formed in late 2019, from the looks of things.  Fading Signal play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and fastcore within their sound.  Musically, Fading Signal can be loosely compared to bands such as Infest, Countdown To Oblivion, Left For Dead, Oxidant, Stimulant, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Fading Signal have released a self-titled three song demo in February of 2020.  Nothing Feels Good Anymore is the band's debut EP, which was released via To Live A Lie records on January 29th, 2021.  On Nothing Feels Good Anymore, Fading Signal offer up five tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and fastcore.  Overall, Nothing Feels Good Anymore makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Porcupine-The Sibyl EP (2021)

 

Country: USA

Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Powerviolence

Label: New Morality Zine

Tracks: 6

Length: 12.20'


Porcupine is a four piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Porcupine play a chaotic, volatile, ugly, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Porcupine can be loosely compared to bands such as Portrayal Of Guilt, Malevich, Infant Island, Ostraca, Converge, and other like-minded bands,  Since forming in 2016, Porcupine have released a split EP with Homestand in April of 2017, a digital single titled Hungry For Genocide in August of 2017, a two song self-titled demo in March of 2018, a five song EP titled Zomia in October of 2018, a four song EP titled The Underground Man in February of 2019, a split EP with Prouns in December of 2019, a digital single titled Che in October of 2020, and a split EP with Prison Suicide in December of 2020.  The Sibyl is Porcupine's latest EP, which was released as a one-sided 12" via New Morality Zine on February 26th, 2021.  On The Sibyl, Porcupine offer up six tracks of chaotic, volatile, ugly, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, and powerviolence.  Overall, The Sibyl makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Warren Of Ohms-Threatening Costume LP (2021)

 

Country: USA

Genre: Post Metal, Post Hardcore, Noise Rock

Label: Self-Released

Tracks: 9

Length: 35.55'


Warren Of Ohms is a Tempe, Arizona based one person band of Sammy Gurule, who began performing under the moniker Warren Of Ohms in 2013, from the looks of things.  Warren Of Ohms play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, post hardcore, and noise rock within their sound.  Since forming in 2013, Warren Of Ohms have released a self-titled eight song EP in June of 2013, a nine song LP titled The Wolf And The Fox in November of 2014, and an untitled eight song LP in January of 2021.  Threatening Costume is the band's latest LP, which was released on March 1st, 2021.  On Threatening Costume, Warren Of Ohms offer up nine tracks of forward thing and progressive sounding post metal, post hardcore, and noise rock.  Overall, Threatening Costume makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Zig Zag-It Gets Worse EP (2021)

 

Country: USA

Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: 11 PM Records

Tracks: 5

Length: 11.55'


Zig Zag are a band from South Florida who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Zig Zag play a vicious and scathing style stripped down/bare bones hardcore/punk.  Since forming in 2019, Zig Zag have released a self-titled demo in 2020.  It Gets Worse is the band's debut EP, which was released via 11 PM records on February 19th, 2021.  On It Gets Worse, Zig Zag offer up five tracks of vicious and scathing stripped down/bare bones hardcore and punk.  Overall, It Gets Worse makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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(AU) Rat Columns-Pacific Kiss LP (2021)

 

Country: Australia
Genre: Post Punk, Alt. Rock, Shoegaze, Garage Rock
Label: Tough Love
Tracks: 10
Length: 36.30'



Rat Columns are a Perth Australia, based band who formed in 2013, by the looks of thins.  Rat Columns play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, alt. rock, 70's garage rock shoegaze within their sound.  Musically, Rat Columns can be said to be similar to bands such as Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Ice Age, Codeine, Low, and other like-minded bands.  Since their inception in 2013, Rat Columns have released an eleven song LP titled Leaf in June of 2013, a three song 7" titled stay in June of 2015, a five song EP titled Do You Remember Real Pain in June of 2015, and an eleven song LP titled Candle Power in September of 2019.  Pacific Kiss is Rat Column's latest full-length LP, which was released via Tough Love records on February 14th, 2021.  On Pacific Kiss, Rat Columns offer up ten tracks of fuzzed out , bright, and hazy sounding 70's  inspired garage rock,  post punk, alt. rock , and shoegaze.  Overall, Pacific Kiss makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Glitterer-Life Is Not A Lesson 12" (2021)

 

Country: USA

Genre: Punk, Alt. Rock, Indie Rock, Grunge

Label: Anti

Tracks: 12

Length: 19.40'


Glitterer is a one person band from New York City who formed in 2016.  Glitterer play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, alt. rock, indie rock, and grunge within their sound.  Musically, Glitterer can be loosely compared to bands such as Big Bite, High Dive, Weezer, California X, Cloud Nothings, Solids, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Glitterer have released an eight song self-titled EP in August of 2017, a five song EP titled Not Glitterer in April of 2018, and a fourteen song LP titled Looking Through The Shades in July of 2019.  Life Is Not A Lesson is the band's latest ten song 12", which was released via Anti records on February 26th, 2021.  On Life Is Not A Lesson, Glitterer offer up ten tracks of bright, hazy, and infectiously catchy punk, alt. rock, indie rock, and grunge.  Overall, Life Is Not A Lesson makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Trigger Cut-ROGO LP (2021)


Country: Germany


Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock

Label: Self-Released

Tracks: 10

Length: 32.35'


Trigger Cut is a three piece band from Stuttgart/Munich, Germany who formed in 2017.  Trigger Cut features members of Buzz Rodeo, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly awesome.  Trigger Cut play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Trigger Cut can be loosely compared to bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Hoover, The Jesus Lizard, Big Black, Unsane, Cherubs, 12 Volt Shock, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Trigger Cut have released a ten song LP titled Buster in May of 2019.  ROGO is Trigger Cut's latest LP, which was released on March 1st, 2021.  On ROGO, Trigger Cut offer up ten songs of tense, discordant, frenetic, and angular sounding post punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, ROGO makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Children's Letters To God-Pulling The Knife Out Of My Back EP (2021)

 

Country: USA

Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Noise Rock

Label: The Ghost Is Clear

Tracks: 4

Length: 8.0'


Children's Letters To God is a two piece band from Austin, Texas and California who formed in 2020.  Children's Letters To God features members of Exhalants and Deaf Club, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Children's Letters To God play an explosive and chaotic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and noise rock within their sound.  Pulling The Knife Out Of My Back is the band's debut EP, which was released on cassette via The Ghost Is Clear records on February 19th, 2021.  On Pulling The Knife Out Of My Back Children's Letters To God offer up four tracks of volatile and chaotic sounding hardcore, punk, screamo, and noise rock.  Overall, Pulling The Knife Out Of My Back makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Headless Horse-Final Lexicon EP (2021)

 

Country: USA

Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Self-Released

Tracks: 8

Length: 18.0'


Headless Horse is a two piece band from Rochester NY and Portland Oregon, who began as a collaborative project between Ryan Canavan (Hex Records, Dialysis, Hanging Like A Hex) and Rob Antonucci (Achilles, Building On Fire) during the pandemic in 2020.  Headless Horse play a killer style of metallic hardcore.  Musically, Headless Horse can be loosely compared to bands such as No Warning, Killing The Dream, American Nightmare, and other like-minded bands.  Final Lexicon is the band's debut EP, which was released digitally on February 25th, 2021.  On Final Lexicon, Headless Horse offer up eight tracks of killer metallic hardcore.  Overall, Final Lexicon makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Norse-Blu 10" (2021)

 

Country: Italy

Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Screamo

Label: Konodischi, Vina, Fresh Outbreak, Longrail, Tomb Tree Tapes, The Ghost Is Clear, and Clever Eagle Records

Tracks: 4

Length: 16.0'


Norse is a three piece band from Biella, Italy who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Norse play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Norse can be loosely compared to bands such as Saetia, Funeral Diner, La Quiete, Raein, Daitro, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Norse have released five song self-titled EP in May of 2019.  blu is the band's latest EP, which was released via Konodischi, Vina, Fresh Outbreak, Longrail, Tomb Tree Tapes, The Ghost Is Clear, and Clever Eagle records on October 17th, 2020.  On blu, Norse offer up four tracks of killer post hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, blu makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  

*Update: Norse-Blu is being released as a 10" Lathe via The Ghost Is Clear records in the spring of 2021.  Pre-order quick if you want to snag a copy because quantities are limited to 30!

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Canyons-Stay Buried Cassette (2021)

 

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Post Hardcore, Noise Rock
Label: The Ghost Is Clear
Tracks: 9
Length: 16.30'



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.  Since their inception in 2008, a three song tour demo in July of 2008, a split with Regret, The Informer in December of 2008, a split with Mons Wolf in July of 2009, a compilation of their earlier material called Rufus Collection in February of 2010, a 3-way split LP titled Can't Have Nothing Nice with Tigon and Foreign Theaters in November of 2010, a split with Creeper in June of 2013, a 6-way split LP with Wounded Knee, Sohns, Anodes, American Thunder Band, and Duck. Little Brother, Duck! in October of 2015, a four way split 7" with Life In A Vacuum, Crowning, and Hundreds Of AU in May of 2019, and a nine song 12" titled One Man's Trash in late 2019.  Stay Buried is Canyons' latest album, which was released digitally via The Ghost Is Clear records on August 7th, 2020.  On Stay Buried, Canyons offer up nine tracks of sludgy and noise damaged hardcore.  Overall, Stay Buried makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Old Coffins-Fun Control EP (2021)

 

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 11.10'



Old Coffins is a three piece band from Wichita, Kansas who formed in 2017.  Old Coffins play a killer style of occult themed post punk, punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Old Coffins cite Nirvana, Joy Division, Skinny Puppy, Brainiac, Smashing Pumpkins, Whores, and Helmet which definitely shows up in the band's sound and style.  Since forming in 2017, Old Coffins have released a six song EP titled Transparents in March of 2020, a seven song EP titled Come See About Your Future in October of 2020, and a digital single titled The Surgeon in February of 2021.  Fun Control is the band's latest EP, which was released on February 19th, 2021.  On Fun Control, Old Coffins offer up four tracks of killer occult themed post punk, punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, Fun Control makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Teenage Wrist-Earth Is A Black Hole LP (2021)

 

Country: USA

Genre: Alt. Rock, Indie Rock, Shoegaze

Label: Epitaph

Tracks: 10

Length: 30.05'


Teenage Wrist is a two piece band from San Jose, California who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Teenage Wrist play a hazy, dreamy, and shimmery style of music that incorporates elements of alt. rock, indie rock, and shoegaze within their sound.  Musically, Teenage Wrist can be loosely compared to bands such as Big Bite, Title Fight, Trauma Ray, Whirr, Have Mercy, Basement, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Teenage Wrist have released a six song EP titled Dazed in May of 2015, a digital single titled Stoned, Alone in June of 2016, an eleven song LP titled Chrome Neon Jesus in March of 2018, a four song Part Time Punks EP in November of 2018, and a digital single titled Silverspoon in September of 2020.  Earth Is A Black Hole is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Epitaph records on February 12th, 2021.  On Earth Is A Black Hole, Teenage Wrist offer up ten tracks of hazy, dreamy, and shimmery alt. rock, indie rock, and shoegaze.  Overall, Earth Is A Black Hole makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Triplefastaction-Cattlemen Don't 2X LP (2021)

 

Country: USA

Genre: Punk, Indie Rock, Alt. rock

Label: Forge Again Records

Tracks: 23

Length: 79.0'


Triplefastaction were a three piece band from Chicago, Illinois who existed from 1993-1998.  Triplefastaction played an infectiously catchy, yet sonically explosive style of music that incorporated elements of punk, indie rock, and alt. rock within their sound.  Musically, Triplefastaction can be loosely compared to bands such as Jawbox, Seaweed, Pilot To Gunner, Local H, and other like-minded bands.  Triplefastaction released two full-length LPs titled Broadcaster in 1996 and Cattlemen Don't in 1997.  This is the deluxe re-issue of Triplefastaction's second full-length LP Cattlemen Don't, which was released via Forge Again records on January 22nd, 2021.  On Cattlemen Don't, Triplefastaction offer up 23 tracks of sonically explosive, yet infectiously catchy punk, indie rock, and alt. rock.  Overall, makes for an awesome re-issue and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Foxmoulder-Discography Cassette (2021)

 

Country: Canada

Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Emo, Screamo

Label: Zegema Beach/No Funeral Records

Tracks: 19

Length: 30.50'


Foxmoulder were a four piece band from Toronto, Ontario who existed from 2012 until 2016, from the looks of things.  Foxmoulder played a chaotic, volatile, and brutal style of music that incorporated elements of hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Foxmoulder can be loosely compared to bands such as Beau Navire, Coma Regalia, The Saddest Landscape, Saetia, Orchid, Furnace, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2012, Foxmoulder have released a five song EP titled Hindsight in January of 2012, a split EP with in September of 2012, a digital single titled Endless/Blameless in December of 2012, a four song EP titled Lethe in March of 2013, contributed a song to the Swollen Lungs compilation LP in March of 2014,  a split 5" with Coma Regalia in March of 2014, and a split 12"with Eaglehaslanded in August of 2015.  This is the band's recorded discography, which was released on cassette via Zegema Beach and No Funeral records on January 15th, 2021.  On their complete discography, Foxmoulder offer up nineteen tracks of tense, chaotic, and volatile sounding hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo.  Overall, Foxmoulder's discography makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed,  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!


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