Scenario-Sounds In Sequence EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: The Ghost Is Clear/Zegema Beach
Tracks: 5
Length: 20.0'

Scenario is a band from Kentucky who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Scenario play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Scenario can be loosely compared to bands such as Hot Cross, We Were Skeletons, Weak Teeth, Armywives, Eyelet, and other like-minded bands.  Sounds In Sequence is the band's debut five song 12", which was released via The Ghost Is Clear and Zegema Beach records on July 19th, 2021.  On Sounds In Sequence, Scenario offer up five tracks of explosive and volatile sounding post hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Sounds In Sequence makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Strebla-Cemento LP (2021)

Country: Italy
Genre: Post Hardcore, Doom, Metal, Sludge, Noise Rock 
Label: The Ghost Is Clear
Tracks: 10
Length: 29.15'

Strebla is a four piece band from Bari, Italy who formed in 2019.  Strebla play an ugly, harsh, abrasive, and volatile style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, doom, metal, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Strebla can be loosely compared to bands such as HIRS, BEDTIMEMAGIC, Tongue Party, Ides, Fight Amp, and other like-minded bands.  Cemento is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on CD via The Ghost Is Clear records on June 1st, 2021.  On Cemento, Strebla offer up ten tracks of ugly, harsh, abrasive, and volatile sounding post hardcore, doom, metal, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Cemento makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) The Grasshopper Lies Heavy-A Cult That Worships A God Of Death LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Metal, Doom, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Learning Curve
Tracks: 8
Length: 34.27'


The Grasshopper Lies Heavy is a band from San Antonio, Texas who formed in 2005.  The Grasshopper Lies Heavy plays a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post metal, doom, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy can be loosely compared to bands such as later era Suicide Note, later era Sweet Cobra, Fight Amp, Helms Alee, and like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2005, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy has released a split EP with Sohns in June of 2009, a split LP with Hawks in June of 2010, a split EP with God Townes in April of 2012, a five song LP titled Every Man For Himself And God Against All in April of 2014, a six song LP titled All Sadness, Grinning Into Flow in June of 2014, a fourteen song LP titled Cavern in October of 2017,  a split LP with Gay Witch Abortion in August of 2018, a thirteen track LP titled Collection I in March of 2019, a cover of Sepultura's Territory in December of 2020, a two song EP titled We Shouldn't Be Here/Facade Of Nicety in February of 2015, and a cover of Jesus Lizard's Mouth Breather in April of 2021.  A Cult That Worships A Giod Of Death is the band's latest LP, which was released via Learning Curve records on July 15th, 2021.  On A Cult That Worships A God Of Death, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy offer up eight tracks of explosive, tense, and discordant as fuck sounding  post hardcore, post metal, doom, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, A Cult That Worships A Cult Of Death makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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/A\-S/T LP (2021)

Country: Switzerland
Genre: Metal, Noise Pop, Lo-Fi, Alt. Rock
Label: Hummus Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 38.20'

/A\ is a three piece band from Switzerland featuring Emilie Jolie, Franz Treichler, and Nicholas Pittet who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  /A\ play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of metal, noise pop, lo-fi, and alt. rock within their sound.  Musically, /A\ can be loosely compared to bands such as True Widow, King Woman, Emma Ruth Rundle, Harmony Woods, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Hummus records on June 18th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut, /A\ offer up seven tracks of dark and moody sounding metal, noise pop, and lo-fi alt. rock.  Overall, /A\'s debut LP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Midwife-Luminol LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Metal, Alt. Rock, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Label: The Flenser
Tracks: 6
Length: 32.17'


Midwife is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter Madeline Johnson, who began performing under the name Midwife in 2017.  Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Midwife plays a dreamy, hazy, atmospheric, and introspective-leaning style of music that incorporates elements of metal, alt. rock, and shoegaze within their sound.  Since forming in 2015, Midwife have released a nine song LP titled Like Author, Like Daughter in June of 2017, a four song LP titled Prayer Hands in July of 2018, a most recently collaboration LP with Amulets, Mark Trecka and Susan Alcorn titled In/Heaven in August of 2020, and a six song LP titled Forever in April of 2020.  Luminol is Midwife's latest full-length LP, which was released via The Flenser on July 16th, 2021.  On Luminol, Midwife offer up six tracks of hazy, dreamy, and atmospheric metal, alt. rock, indie rock, and shoegaze.  Overall, Luminol makes for an amazing listen and will probably end up being another one of my favorite albums released in 2020.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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(U.S.) Luggage-Happiness LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Rock, Post Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Husky Pants Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 18.40'


Luggage is a three piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Luggage play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, post rock, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Luggage can be loosely compared to bands such as Unwound, Slint, Rodan, Sonic Youth, My Disco, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Luggage have released an eight song LP titled Sun in March of 2016, a ten song LP titled Three in October of 2017, and an eight song LP titled Shift in November of 2019.  Happiness is the band's latest LP, which was releaseed via Husky Pants records on July 16th, 2021.  On Happiness, Luggage offer up six tracks of tense, discordant, and moody sounding minimalist post punk, post rock, and noise rock.  Overall, Happiness makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Luggage-Shift (2019)

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 one of the best demos i've heard in long time. death metal the way it should be. thick and mean. definite bolt thrower influence. which is one of 3 dm bands whose influence is always welcome. entombed and incantation being the other 2 obviously.

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Mourning-Four Years Of Grief LP (2021)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal
Label:  The Coming Strife Records
Tracks: 14
Length: 41.0'


Mourning is a four piece band from Leeds, UK who formed in 2017.  Mourning play a killer style of 90's influenced metallic hardcore.  Musically, Mourning can be loosely compared to bands such as Axis, Blistered, Incendiary, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Mourning have released a self-titled demo in October of 2017, a two song demo titled Reh. in July of 2018, a five song EP compiling the band's Reh. demo and self-titled demo in October of 2018, a five song demo titled Ecstatic Masochist in August in 2019, and a split EP with Outer Justice in January of 2021.  Four Year Of Grief  is the band's latest LP, which was released via The Coming Strife Records on June 26th, 2021.  Four Years Of Grief compiles all of Mourning's previously recorded material onto one album.  On Four Years Of Grief, Mourning offer up fourteen tracks of brutal as fuck sounding metallic hardcore.  Overall, Four Years Of Grief makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy! 

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Thou-Hightower LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Metal, Doom, Sludge, Grunge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 10
Length: 58.15'


 
Thou is a five piece band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana who formed in 2005.  Thou play a raw, oppressive and heavy as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Since forming in 2005, Thou have released full-length LP titled Tyrant in September of 2007, a full-length LP titled Peasant in November of 2008, a full-length LP titled Summit in September of 2010,  a full-length LP titled Heathen in May of 2014, a ten song EP titled The House Primordial in May of 2018,  an eight song 12" titled Inconsolable in May of 2018, and a full-length LP titled Magus in August of 2018.   In addition to their full-length LP's Thou have released a prolific amount of split LPs, EPs, 7"s and compilation tracks in addition to their solo output.  Thou have done splits with The Body, Black September, Leech, Haarp, Salome, Kowloon Walled City, Moloch, Great Falls, The City Is The Tower, Human Intruder, Mohoram Atta, Hell, Barghest, HIRS,  Ragna, and Emma Ruth, a sixteen song LP titled Blessings Of The Highest Order in June of 2020, and a compilation LP compiling all of Thou's Nirvana covers titled A Primer Of Holy Words in August of 2020.  Hightower is the band's latest LP, which was released on July 13th, 2021.  On Hightower, Thou has compiled all of their various splits and re-recorded older songs onto one album.  Overall, Hightower makes for an amazing album and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!
 

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Twin Tombs-2:28 EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Fastcore, Powerviolence
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 3
Length: 2.30'

Twin Tombs are a three piece band from Minneapolis, Minnesota who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Twin Tombs play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, fastcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Twin Tombs can be loosely compared to bands such as Oxidant, Cell Rot, Stimulant, Water Torture, Backslider, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2020, Twin Tombs have released a seven song EP titled 4:03 in August of 2020.  2:28 is the band's latest EP, which was released on July 12th, 2021.  On 2:28, Twin Tombs offer up three tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, fastcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, 2:28 makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Slund-Slundanoid EP (2021)

Country: Slovenia
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Sludge, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 11.05' 


Slund is a band from Slovenia who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Slund play a scathing, vicious, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, sludge, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Slund can be loosely compared to bands such as Pig Destroyer, WVRM, Woundvac, Triage, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Slund have released a thirteen song LP titled The Call Of Agony in February of 2017, a fourteen song LP titled Brain Dysfunction in November of 2017, a a split EP with Chikara in January of 2018, a a fourteen song LP titled If You're Angry And You Know It, Clap Your Hands in May of 2018, a split EP with Maggot Bath in August of 2018, a a split with Agatholes in August of 2018, a a thirteen song LP titled A Very Slundy Christmas in December of 2018, a a thirteen song LP titled A Lean, Mean Slundy Machine in April of 2019, a a split with Puta Malaria in April of 2019, a a split with Throatpunch in June of 2019, a a split with Sick Shit in August of 2019, a split with Pro Death Corps in August of 2019, a twenty song LP titled Slundcore Superhero in October of 2019, a split with Lycantrophy in January of 2020, a split with Suicideforce in March of 2020, a nine song EP titled Quarantined in April of 2020, and a thirty song LP titled Slund Em All in September of 2020.  Slundanois is the band's latest EP, which was released on March 21st, 2021.  On Slundanoid, Slund offer up 7 tracks of vicious, scathing and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, sludge, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Slundanoid makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Warstone-Drengr LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 11
Length: 16.25'



Warstone is a band from New Bedford, MA who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Warstone play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Warstone can be loosely compared to bands such as Nails, SVFFER, WVRM, Gatecreeper, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Warstone have released a six song EP titled The Tale Of The Wasp King in November of 2017, an eleven song EP titled Bloodlust Of The Armoured Beast in December of 2017, a thirteen song EP titled Demise Of The Black Wind in December of 2017, a seventeen song EP titled Firebolts Over Ice Castle in February of 2018, a six song EP titled A Forgotten Sea in February of 2018,  a six song EP titled The Oldest Deeds Of Gods And Men in August of 2020, and a ten song LP titled Whose Roots Know Whence They Sprang in January of 2021.  Drengr is the band's latest LP, which was released on July 10th, 2021.  On Drengr, Warstone offer up eleven tracks of insanely vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Drengr makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Anthesis / Botfly / Cell Press / Greber-4 Way Split LP (2021)

Country: Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Metal, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: No Funeral Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 28.40
'


Here's a killer four way split featuring new material from New Brunswick's Anthesis, Montreal, Quebec's Cell Press, Cambridge, Ontario's Greber, and Halifax, Nova Scotia's Botfly.  A lot of these bands don't need any introduction to readers of the blog, because most have been covered in previous reviews in the distant past.  This killer 4-way split features new material from all four bands, and each band in their own right should be checked out to fully appreciate.  All four bands on this split run the gamut of underground heavy music including hardcore, punk, grindcore, metal, sludge, and noise rock.  For the sake of being brief and also due to 4-way splits being a pain in the ass to review, I'll keep this review short and let the music speak for itself.  This amazing split was released via No Funeral records on June 18th, 2021.  Overall, this split makes for a kick-ass listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Gravehuffer-NecroEclosion LP (2021)

 Country: USA
Genre: Metal, Punk, Thrash, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 12
Length: 44.10'


Gravehuffer is a four piece band from Joplin, Missouri who formed in August of 2008.  Formerly known as KROM, Gravehuffer ply a brutal and vicious as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of metal, punk, thrash, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Gravehuffer can be said to be influenced by bands such as Fistula, Buzzoven, Eyehategod, Gehenna,  and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2008, Gravehuffer have released a twenty song LP titled Blasphemusic in October of 2013, a two song EP titled Acute Subdermal Hematoma in October of 2016, an eleven song LP titled Your Fault in February of 2017, and a four song EP titled Demon Face/Stalingrad's Cross in June of 2019.  NecroEclosion is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on January 25th, 2021.  On NecroEclosion, Gravehuffer offer up twelve tracks of killer metal, punk, thrash, and sludge.  Overall, NecroEclosion makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

Hellish Form-Remains LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom, Metal, Sludge, Drone
Label: Translation Loss
Tracks: 4
Length: 43.20'


Hellish Form is a two piece band from California and Vermont who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Hellish Form features members of Body Void, Atone, Keeper, and Elder Devil, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Body Void play an oppressively heavy, harsh, ugly, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of funeral doom metal, sludge, and drone within their sound.  Musically, Hellish Form can be loosely compared to bands such as Hell, Forn, Abyssal, and other like-minded bands,  Since forming in 2020, Hellish Form have released a two song LP titled MMXX in May of 2020 and a cover of The Cure's The Funeral Party in October of 2020.  Remains is the band's latest LP, which was released via Translation Loss records on June 25th, 2021.  On Remains, Hellish Form offer up four tracks of oppressively heavy, harsh, ugly, and brutal as fuck sounding doom, metal, sludge, and drone.  Overall, Remains makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Sallow Moth-Stasis Cocoon LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Death Metal, Metal
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 30.50'



Sallow Moth is the solo project of Garry Brents, who plays in the Dallas Texas based band Cara Neir.  Sallow Moth plays a raw, ugly, and unfiltered style of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy death metal.  Since his inception in 2016, Sallow Moth have released a three song EP titled Moss Deceptiva in June of 2016 and a five song EP titled Deathspore in May of 2014 and a six song EP titled The Larval Hope in January of 2020.  Stasis Cocoon  is Sallow Moth's latest full-length LP which was released on July 2nd, 2021.  On Stasis Cocoon, Sallow Moth offers up seven tracks of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy themed raw, ugly, and vicious sounding death metal.  Overall, Stasis Cocoon makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Calmharsh-S/T EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 11.40'

Calmharsh is a band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who formed in 2021, from the looks of things.  Calmharsh play a tense, discordant, and angular style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Calmharsh can be loosely compared to bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Wipers, Seaxes, Tunic, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released on June 14th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut, Calmharsh offer up five tracks of tense, discordant, and angular sounding post punk, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Calmharsh's debut EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Rainmaking-S/T EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Zegema Beach
Tracks: 6
Length: 15.0'


Rainmaking is a three piece band from Portland, Oregon, who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Rainmaking features members of Carrion Spring and The Sky Above And Earth Below, so going on that alone, you know you know you're in for something truly special.  Rainmaking play a volatile and chaotic style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Rainmaking can be loosely compared to bands such as Lord Snow, Mahria, Frail Hands, and other like-minded bands.  This is the  band's debut EP, which was released via Zegema Beach records on July 5th, 2021.  On their debut EP, Rainmaking offer up six tracks of cathartic and volatile sounding post hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Rainmaking's debut EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Snag.-Death Doula LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Emo
Label: Zegema Beach/Middle-Man/Sad React/ Long Legs Long Arms Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 16.40'


Snag is a three piece band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who formed in 2015.  Snag play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and emo within their sound.  Musically, Snag can be loosely compared to early 2000's Ebullition records style screamo bands such as Torches To Rome, Bread And Circuits, Amber Inn, City Of Caterpillar, as well as more modern style emotive hardcore/screamo bands such as Suis La Lune, Loma Prieta, and Old Gray.  Since forming in 2017, Snag have released a self-titled six song EP in May of 2017, a split with Social Caterpillar in December of 2017, a split EP with Swallows Nest in June of 2018, and a self-titled nine song LP in November of 2019.  Death Doula is the band's latest LP, which was released via Zegema Beach, Middle Man, Sad React, and Long Legs, Long Arms records on July 2nd, 2021.  On Death Doula, Snag offer up seven tracks of chaotic and volatile emotive hardcore, punk, emo and screamo.  Overall, Snag's Death Doula makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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(U.S.) Drug Church-Tawny 12" (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Indie Rock
Label: Pure Noise Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 10.40'


Drug Church is a five piece band from Albany, NY who formed in the spring of 2011.  Drug Church features members of Self Defense Family, which for most of you, is pretty much a household name in the punk/hardcore scene at this point.  The thing I love most about Drug Church is that they pretty much carry the torch that was originally ignited by End Of The Year before they morphed into Self Defense Family, meaning that Drug Church hits the frenetic, witty, snotty, and sarcastic spectrum of punk that originally made End Of A Year so endearing to me.  With that said, that description pretty much only scratches the surface of describing Drug Church's sound.  Drug Church also adds a healthy dose of dark punk, post hardcore, and indie rock that gives nods to bands such as Jawbreaker, Quicksand, Seaweed, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Drug Church have released a self-titled demo in Mach of 2011, a self-titled EP in July of 2012, a ten song LP titled Paul Walker in July of 2013, a five song EP titled Swell in February of 2015,  an eleven song LP titled Hit Your Head in October of 2015, and a ten song LP titled Cheer in November of 2018.  Tawny is the band's latest EP, which was released via Pure Noise Records on June25th, 2021.   On Tawny, Drug Church offer up four tracks of witty, sarcastic, and snotty post hardcore, punk, and indie rock.   Overall, Tawny makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Under Light: Infinity Land/Heel Turn/Virgin Mother-3-Way Split Cassette (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Metal, Noise Rock, Post Metal, Experimenral, Noise
Label: The Ghost Is Clear
Tracks: 3
Length: 7.30'

Damn, Here's a rager of a three way split cassette featuring a new song a piece by Waterbury, CT's Infinity Land, Huntsville Alabama's Heel Turn, and Chicago, Illinois based Virgin Mother.  On Infinity Land's track, the band offers up one new track of ugly and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  On Heel Turn's track, the band offers up one hardcore, punk, and metal, and Virgin Mother offer up one track of post metal, screamo, and experimental noise.  Overall, this split makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Under Light was released via The Ghost Is Clear records on June 23rd, 2021!

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Mildflowers- An Enemy Of You EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Emo, Alt. Rock, Math Rock
Label: Middle Man
Tracks: 6
Length: 9.30'


Mildflowers is a two piece band from Indiana who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Mildflowers play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, 90's influenced emo, alt. rock, and math rock within their sound.  Mildflowers features members of Coma Regalia and Engines, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Musically, Mildlowers can be loosely compared to bands such as Rumbleseat, The Pine, Sharks Keep Moving, The Casket Lottery, Tiny Hawks, Braid, and other like-minded bands.  An Enemy Of You is the band's debut EP, which was released via Middle Man records on May 7th, 2021.  On An Enemy Of You, Mildflowers offer up six tracks of energetic and infectiously catchy punk, emo, alt. rock, and math rock.  Overall, An Enemy Of You makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Raw Grip-Kaleidoscope EP (2021)

Country: Ukraine
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: No Funeral/Dead Red Queen/Surrogate/Fresh Outbreak/Law Of Cycles
Tracks: 5
Length: 5.10'

Raw Grip is a three piece band from The Ukraine who formed in 2017.  Raw Grip play a killer style of mathy hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Musically, Raw Grip can be loosely compared to bands such as Capsule, Off Minor, Calculator, Laurtec, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Raw Grip have released a nine song LP titled Imitation in October of 2017.  Kaleidoscope is the band's latest EP, which was released via No Funeral, Dead Red Queen, Surrogate, Fresh Break, and Law Of Cycles records on May 28th, 2021.  On Kaleidoscope, Raw Grip offer up five tracks of killer math rock tinged hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Kaleidoscope makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Merked-S/T LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Fastcore, Powerviolence
Label: Goat Power Recreation
Tracks: 17
Length: 8.15'

Merked is a three piece band from Oakland, CA who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Merked play a vicious, scathing, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, fastcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Merked can be loosely compared to bands such as Oxidant, Cell Rot, Iron Lung, Dropdead, Scalp The Pioneer, Kidnapped, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released on cassette via Goat Power Recreation on February 2nd, 2021.  On their self-titled EP, Merked offer up seventeen tracks of vicious, scathing, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, fastcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Merked's debut EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Scumfire-Trash Film EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 8.40'


Scumfire is a band from Buffalo, New York who formed in 2020.  Scumfire play a vicious and raging style of metallic hardcore.  Musically, Scumfire can be loosely compared to bands such as Everytime I Die, The Joan Benet, Suicide Note, Intercourse, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2020, Scumfire have released a digital single titled The Idol in May of 2020 and a four song EP titled Emotionally Exhausted//Morally Bankrupt in May of 2020.  Trash Film is the band's latest EP, which was released on May 21st, 2021.  On Trash Film, Scumfire offer up four tracks of ugly, raging, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore/punk.  Overall, Trash Fire makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Slow Fire Pistol-Rabbit Town Blues EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Triple B
Tracks: 5
Length: 14.40'


 Slow Fire Pistol is a four piece band from Atlanta, Georgia who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things.  Slow Fire Pistol play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Slow Fire Pistol can be loosely compared to bands such as A Day In Black And White, Life At These Speeds, Laurtec, Fox Mouldar, Old Gray, You And I, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Slow Fire Pistol have released a self-titled demo in April of 2016, a four song EP titled Moment Of Clarity in September of 2016, a six song EP titled Beauty in December of 2017, a six song EP titled Love Riddled With Conditions in June of 2019, and a split 7" with Soft Kill in February of 2020.  Rabbit Town Blues is the band's latest EP, which was released via Triple B records on June 9th, 2021.  On Rabbit Town Blues, Slow Fire Pistol offer up five tracks of killer hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Rabbit Town Blues makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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NEWMATH-Kudzu LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Rock, Noise Rock, Shoegaze, Experimental
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 26.30' 


NEWMATH is a experimental music project from Seattle, Washington, who began performing under the moniker NEWMATH in 2013.  NEWMATH play a killer style of experimental music that incorporates elements of post rock, noise rock, and shoegaze within their sound.  Since forming in 2013, NEWMATH have released a seven song LP titled Epigenesis in December of 2013 and a ten song LP titled Sunrise in February of 2019.  Kudzu is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on June 11th, 2021.  On Kudzu, NEWMATH offer up seven tracks of dreamy and hypnotic sounding experimental post rock, noise rock, and shoegaze.  Overall, Kudzu makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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AANTHEMS-Blood Fortune LP (2020)

Country: Canada
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Early Onset Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 29.30'


AANTHEMS is a two piece band from Vancouver, British Columbia who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  AANTHEMS play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, AANTHEMS can be loosely compared to bands such as Tiny Hawks, Lightening Bolt, Tiny Hawks, Lords, BEDTIMEMAGIC, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, AANTHEMS have released a four song EP titled Old Dogs in January of 2015, a digital single titled Pure Fire in August of 2018, a digital single titled Come Get What You Came For in January of 2019, and a digital single titled Bottom Rung in August of 2019.  Blood Fortune is the band's latest LP, which was released on March 8th, 2020.  On Blood Fortune, AANTHEMS offer up eleven tracks of high energy, anthematic, raucous, and fun sounding post hardcore, punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall Blood Fortune makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Elder Devil-The Light Dimmed Eternal LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Crust, Grindcore
Label: Crown & Throne Ltd/Tartarus/Roman Numeral Records
Tracks: 13
Length: 26.20'


Elder Devil is a four piece band from Fresno, California who formed in early 2017, from the looks of things.  Elder Devil play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, crust, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Elder Devil can be loosely compared to bands such as Senior Fellowes, Throes, Nails, SVFFER, Woundvac, WVRM, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Elder Devil have released a six song EP titled Graves Among The Roots in May of 2017, a digital single titled Claire in April of 2018, and a cover of Slipknot's Eeyore in October of 2019.  The Light Dimmed Eternal is Elder Devil's debut full-length LP, which was released via Crown & Throne Ltd., Tartarus, and Roman Numeral records on February 15th, 2019.  On The Light Dimmed Eternal, Elder Devil offer up thirteen tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, crust, and grindcore.  Overall, The Light Dimmed Eternal makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Luz De Gas-Demo 2020 Cassette (2021)

Country: Chile
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Iron Lung/Junko Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 10.0'


Luz De Gas is a four piece band from Chile who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Luz De Gas play a spastic, discordant, and vicious style of no-frills hardcore/punk.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released via Junko records on December 10th, 2020 and is being released physically on cassette via Iron Lung records on June 30th, 2021.  On their 2020 demo, Luz De Gas offer up seven tracks of vicious and spazzy sounding hardcore/punk.  Overall, Luz De Gas' demo makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Bolgia-S/T EP (2020)

Country: Italy
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 4.45'


Bolgia is a three piece band from Navacchio, Italy who formed in 2020.  Bolgia play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Bolgia can be loosely compared to bands such as Impalers, Sect Mark, No Power, Tragedy, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released on April 18th, 2020.  On their self-titled debut, Bolgia offer up four tracks of brutal and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Bolgia's debut EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Triste-Below Zero EP (2021)

Country: Germany
Genre: Death Metal, Doom, Crust, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 14.25'


Triste is a one person band from Germany who began performing under the moniker Triste in early 2021.  Triste play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of death metal, doom, crust, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Triste can be loosely compared to early Gatecreeper, Scorched, Ilsa, Northless, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2021, Triste have released a digital live single titled Death Cult in January of 2021 and an unmastered version of their debut four song EP titled Beyond Zero in March of 2021.  This is the mastered version of their debut EP, which was released on June 11th, 2021.  On Beyond Zero, Triste offer up four tracks of ugly, vicious, and vicious as fuck sounding death metal, doom, crust, and sludge.  Overall, Beyond Zero makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Meat Wave-Volcano Park 12" (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Big Scary Monsters
Tracks: 6
Length: 22.15'


Meat Wave is a three piece band from Chicago Illinois who formed in 2011.  Meat Wave play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of tense, angular, and discordant sounding punk, grunge, and indie rock.  Musically, Meat Wave can be loosely compared to bands such as Metz, Whores, Bummer, Pinko, Ribbonhead, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Meat Wave have released a self-titled nine song LP in October of 2012, a seven song EP titled Brother in January of 2015, a thirteen song LP titled Delusion Moon in September of 2015, a five song EP on Audiotree Live in September of 2015, a twelve song LP titled The Incessant in February of 2017,  a two song EP titled Shame/Dogs At Night in January of 2018, and a split 7" with Lifestyles in October of 2018.  Volcano Park is the band's latest 12", which was released via Big Scary Monsters records on June 11th, 2021.  On Volcano Park, Meat Wave offer up six tracks of driving, discordant, and somewhat melodic sounding punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, Volcano Park makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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KNUB-S/T EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Metal, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 13.30'


KNUB is a four piece band from Baltimore, Maryland who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  KNUB play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, metal, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, KNUB can be loosely compared to bands such as Dining With Dogs, Florida Man, Demons, Fashion Week, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released on June 13th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut, KNUB offer up four tracks of killer punk, grunge, metal, and noise rock.  Overall, KNUB's debut EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(NZ) Blindfolded And Led Into The Woods-Nightmare Withdrawals LP (2021)

Country: New Zealand 
Genre: Death Metal, Black Metal, Mathcore, Grindcore, Noise
Label: Total Dissonance Worship/Prosthetic Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 37.50'

Blindfolded And Led Into The Woods is a five piece band from Christchurch, New Zealand who formed in 2010.  Blindfolded And Led Into The Woods play a vicious, scathing, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of death metal, black metal, mathcore, and grindcore.  Since forming in 2010, Blindfolded And Led Into The Woods have released a four song EP titled Armed To The Teeth With Jellybeans in January of 2011, a ten song LP titled My Vaseline Diaries in November of 2014, and a ten song LP titled Modern Adoxography in October of 2017.  Nightmare Withdrawals is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Total Dissonance Worship and Prosthetic records on June 15th, 2021 and is slated to be released physically on November 20th, 2021.  On Nightmare Withdrawals, Blindfolded And Led Into The Woods offer up ten tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding death meatal, black metal, mathcore, grindcore, and noise.  Overall, Nightmare Withdrawals makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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DUG-DUG LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom, Metal, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: The Ghost Is Clear
Tracks: 5
Length: 35.35'


DUG is a two piece band from Minneapolis, Minnesota who formed in 2020.  DUG play an oppressively heavy and noisy as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of doom, metal, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, DUG can be loosely compared to bands such as Slabdragger, Herder, Burrows, Sleep, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut LP, which was released via The Ghost Is Clear records on June 5th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut, DUG offer up five tracks of ugly, oppressively heavy, and noisy as fuck sounding doom, metal, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, DUG's debut LP makes for an amazing listen that's best suited to be best experienced through headphones!  Seriously, this is one of my favorite albums so far this year.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Orphan Donor-Unraveled LP (2021)

 

Country: USA
Genre: Metal, Grindcore, Noise

Label: Zegema Beach
Tracks: 7
Length: 38.40'


Orphan Donor is a two piece band from Allentown, PA who formed in 2013.  Orphan Donor features members of October Skyline, Secret Cutter, and Clouds Collide, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Orphan Donor play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of metal, grindcore, and noise within their sound.  Musically, Orphan Donor can be loosely compared to bands such as Celeste, Examination Of The..., Malevich, Meth, Ken Mode, Cursed, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2010, Orphan Donor have released  a self-titled ten song LP in December of 2010, a split with Get To The Chopper in August of 2012, an eight song LP titled Empty in November of 2013, a split with Pretty Mouth in July of 2014, a seven song EP titled Movements In C in February of 2014, a digital single titled Anxiety in May of 2015, a nine song LP titled Songs For Schizophrenics in January of 2016, and a nine song LP titled  Old Patterns in March of 2020.  Unraveled is the band's latest LP, which was released via Zegema Beach records on June 11th, 2021.  On Unraveled, Orphan Donor offer up seven tracks of killer metal, grindcore, and noise.  Overall, Unraveled makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Crate Digger-Episode Two EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 11.15'


Crate Digger is a three piece band from Los Angeles, CA who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Crate Digger play an ugly and  negative style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, metal, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Crate Digger can be loosely compared to bands such as Fight Amp, Hammerhead, Unsane, Fashion Week, Haan, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2018, Crate Digger have released a four song EP titled  Episode 1 in April of 2019.  Episode Two is the band's latest EP, which was released on April 30th, 2021.  On Episode Two, Crate Digger offer up five tracks of ugly and negative sounding post hardcore, punk, metal, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Episode Two makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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