Teeth-Dark Harvest EP (2021)

Country: Australia
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metalcore
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 17.15'

Teeth are a five piece band from Sydney, Australia who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Teeth play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and metalcore within their sound.  Musically, Teeth cab be loosely compared to bands such as Harms Way, Vein, Blistered, Gods Hate, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Teeth have released a digital single titled Splinter in February of 2017, a digital single titled Enies Lobby in May of 2017, a digital single titled Thin Veiled Hell in September of 2017, a digital single titled Doomhauler in January of 2018, a digital single titled The Switching Hour in May of 2018, and a six song EP titled Prey For War in January of 2020.  Dark Harvest is the band's latest EP, which was released on February 4th, 2021.  On Dark Harvest, Teeth offer up six tracks of brutal and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and metal.  Overall, Dark Harvest makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Plague Weaver-Ascendant Blasphemy LP (2021)

Country: Canada
Genre: Black Metal, Doom
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 36.5'

Plague Weaver is a two piece band from Mississauga, Ontario who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Plague Weaver play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of black metal and doom within their sound.  Musically, Plague Weaver can be loosely compared to bands such as Of Feather And Bone, Scorched, Innumerable Forms, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Plague Weaver have released a self-titled two song EP in March of 2019, and a five song EP titled Through The Sulphur Eyes in January of 2020.  Ascendant Blasphemy is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on February 26th, 2021.  On Ascendant Blasphemy, Plague Weaver offer up eight tracks of brutal and vicious as fuck sounding black metal and doom.  Overall, Ascendant Blasphemy makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Qwalen-Unohdan Sinut LP (2021)

Country: Finland
Genre: Punk, Black Metal
Label: Time To Kill
Tracks: 7
Length: 28.40'

Qwalen is a five piece band from Oulu, Finland who formed in 2017. Qwalen feature members of Kuroishi, Nistikko, Dumathoin, and Akma.  Qwalen play a raw punk tinged style of black metal.  Musically, Qawlen can be loosely compared to bands such as Noose Rot, Young And In The Way, Necrot, Dodsrit, and other like-minded bands.  Unohdan Sinut is the band's debut LP, which was released via Time To Kill records on February 19th, 2021.  On Unohdan Sinut, Qwalen offer up seven tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding raw punk tinged black metal.  Overall, Unohdan Sinut makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dopelord-Reality Dagger EP (2021)

Country: Poland
Genre: Doom, Metal, Sludge, Stoner Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 3
Length: 21.30'


Dopelord is a four piece band from Warsaw, Poland who formed in late 2010.  Dopelord play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of doom, metal, sludge, and stoner rock within their sound.  Musically, Dopelord can be loosely compared to bands such as Eyehategod, Bongzilla, Weedeater, Electric Wizard,  Windhand, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2010, Dopelord have released a seven song LP titled Magick Rites, in June of 2012, a five song EP titled Black Arts, Riff Worship, & Weed Cult in April of 2014, a six song LP titled Children Of The Haze in January of 2017, a four-way split LP with Weedpecker, Major Kong, and Spaceslug in February of 2019, and a six song LP titled Sign Of The Devil in March of 2020.  Reality Dagger is the band's latest EP, which was released on February 19th, 2021.  On Reality Dagger, Dopelord offer up three tracks of killer doom, metal, sludge, and stoner rock.  Overall, Reality Dagger makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Devastating Light-I Have Already Failed You LP (2021)

Country: Finland
Genre: Post Metal, Post Rock, Doom, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 3
Length: 28.0'

Devastating Light is a band from Tampere, Finland who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Devastating Light play an atmospheric dense and ominous style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, post rock, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Devastating Light can be loosely compared to bands such as Amen Ra, Rorcal, Hexis, Isis, and other like-minded bands.  I Have Already Failed You is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on January 9th, 2021.  On I Have Already Failed You, Devastating Light offer up three tracks of oppressively heavy sounding post metal, post rock, doom, and sludge,  Overall, I Have Already Failed You makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Seven Doors-The Gates Of Hell EP (2021)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Redefining Darkness
Tracks: 4
Length: 20.10'

Seven Doors is a one person band from Cornwall, UK who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Seven Doors play a killer style of old school death metal influenced by bands such as Entombed, Goreguts, Cannibal Corpse, and other like-minded bands.  The Gates Of Hell is Seven Doors debut EP, which is influenced by 70's and 80's horror movies.  The Gates Of Hell features four tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding old school death metal.  The Gates Of Hell is slated for release on cassette via Refining Darkness records on April 16th, 2021.  Overall, The Gates Of Hell makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(CAN) Tunic-Exhaling LP (2021)

 Country: Canada
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Artoffact
Tracks: 23
Length: 45.10'


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, and an un-released EP titled Tunnel Vision Eyes in early 2021.  Exhaling is the band's debut latest LP, which was released via Artoffact records on April 9th, 2021.  On, Exhaling Tunic offer 23 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, Exhaling makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy


Hiraki-Stumbling Through The Walls LP (2021)

nCountry: Denmark
Genre: Metal, Noise Rock, Industrial, Noise
Label: Nefarious Industries
Tracks: 8
Length: 30.35'

Hiraki are a three piece band from Aarhus, Denmark, who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Hiraki play a dark and unsettling style of music that incorporates elements of metal, noise rock, and industrial noise within their sound.  Musically, Hiraki can be loosely compared to bands such as Coilguns, Ken Mode, Godflesh, Youth Code, The Armed, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Hiraki have released a seven song LP titled Modern Genes in May of 2017.  Stumbling Through The Walls is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Nefarious Industries on April 9th, 2021.  On Stumbling Through The Walls, Hiraki offer up eight tracks of ugly, dark, harsh, and nihilistic sounding metal, noise rock, and industrial noise.  Overall, Stumbling Through The Walls makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Freedom Fist-S/T EP (2021)

 Country: Scotland
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Poweviolence
Label: Ripcord Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 8.40'


Freedom Fist is a new hardcore, punk, and powerviolence band from Scotland, who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Freedom Fist play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that calls to mind bands such as Iron Lung, Wound Man, Oxidant, Stimulant, Kidnapped, and other like-minded bands.  Freedom Fist is about to drop their debut EP via Ripcord records on April 30th, 2021 and I've been asked to feature a premier on The Pulpit.  Having heard their EP, let me just say that fans of modern hardcore tinged powerviolence need to really put Freedom Fist on their radar.  Overall, Freedom Fist's debut EP is an absolute must listen for fans of record labels such as To Live A Lie, Iron Lung, and Nerve Altar records,  Below is an exclusive stream for the band's 1st single 14 Million.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dikembe-Discography (2011-2021)

 

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Emo, Indie Rock
Label: Skeletal Lightning
Tracks: Lots
Length: Who Cares


Dikembe is a three piece band from Gainesville, Florida who formed in 2011.  Dikembe play a meldoic and catchy as hell style of music that incorporates elements of punk, emo, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Dikembe can be loosely compared to bands such as Prawn, Have Mercy, Daisyhead, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Dikembe have released a full-length LP titled Every Time You See Me, I Look Like I Hit The Lotto Twice in 2011,  a full-length LP titled Broad Shoulders in August of 2012, a 4-way split with You Blew It!, Nai Harvest, and Marietta in June of 2013, a 4-way split with Hightide Hotel, Jet Set Sail, and Monument in February of 2013, a four song EP titled Chicago Bowls in April of 2013, a split 7" with Jazz June in May of 2014, a full-length LP titled Mediumship LP in July of 2014, a four song EP titled Ledge in June of 2015, a compilation LP of all their splits titled Maturity Is Overrated in September of 2015, a live LP titled Live At Loosey's in February of 2016, an eleven song LP titled Hail Something in July of 2016, and an eleven song LP titled Muck in August of 2020.  Overeall,   Dikembe really is an infectiously catchy band and is an absolute must listen for fans of Prawn, Superheaven, Citizen, Basement, Have Mercy.  Enjoy!

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Dikembe-Chicago Bowls EP (2013)

Song from the June 4-Way Split (2013)

Song from their split with Hightide Hotel/Jet Set Sail/Monument (2013)

Dikembe-Mediumship LP (2014)

Dikembe-Ledge EP (2015)

Dikembe-Maturity Is Overrated LP (2015)

Dikembe-Hail Something LP (2016)

Dikembe-Hail Nothing EP (2016)

Dikembe-First Recordings/Demos (2016)

Dikembe-Covers EP (2017)

Dikembe-Muck LP (2020)



(U.S.) Bedroom Wounds-Kink LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Cold Wave, Goth, Alt. Rock, Grunge
Label: Mind Over Matter Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 25.20'


Bedroom Wounds is a one person band from Louisville, Kentucky who began performing under the name Bedroom Wounds in 2016.  Bedroom Wounds play a dark, gloomy, and depressive style of music that incorporates elements of cold wave, goth, alt. rock, and grunge within their sound.  Musically, Bedroom Wounds can be loosely compared to bands such as Type O Negative, Bauhaus, Boy Harsher, Cold Cave, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Bedroom Wounds have released a seven song self-titled LP in September of 2017.  Kink is the band's latest 12", which was released via Mind Over Matter records on February 28th, 2021.  On Kink, Bedroom Wounds offer up nine tracks of dark, gloomy, and depressive sounding cold wave, goth, alt. rock, and grunge.  Overall, Kink makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Manslaughter 777-World Vision Perfect Harmony LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Electronic, Breakbeat, Experimental 
Label: Thrill Jockey
Tracks: 8
Length: 32.0'


 Manslaughter 777 is the musical project of Lee Buford of The Body and Zach from MSC, who began collaborating for this project in 2020.   Manslaughter 777 play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of electronica, techno, and breakbeat electronics within their sound.  World Vision Perfect Harmony is  Manslaughter 777's debut LP, which was released via Thrill Jockey records on March 26th, 2021.  On World Vision Perfect Harmony,  Manslaughter 777 offer up eight tracks of hypnotic, ambient, and atmospheric sounding experimental electronic music.  Overall, World Vision Perfect Harmony makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(CAN/SWE) Culted-Nous LP (2021)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Post Metal, Black Metal, Doom, Industrial, Noise
Label: Season Of Mist
Tracks: 10
Length: 61.45'


Culted is a four piece band from Canada and Sweden who formed in 2008, from the looks of things.  Culted play an ominous, dark, depressive, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, black metal, doom, industrial, and noise.  Musically, Culted can be said to be influenced by bands such as Neurosis, Amen Ra, Author And Punisher, Godflesh, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2008, Culted have released a six song LP titled Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep in July of 2009, a four song EP titled Of Death And Ritual in March of 2010, a seven song LP titled Oblique To All Paths in January of 2014, and a three song EP titled Vespertina Synaxis-A Prayer For Union And Emptiness in August of 2019.  Nous is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Season Of Mist records on February 26th, 2021.  On Nous, Culted offer up ten tracks of ominous, dark, depressive, and brutal as fuck sounding post metal, black metal, doom, industrial, and noise.  Overall, Nous makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) No Escape-Selective Punches: A Collection Of Ballads And Battle Hymns EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal
Label: Hellminded Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 19.10'

Featuring Tim Singer, Deadguy and Kiss it Goodbye, along with Steven Crudello of Turning Point, seminal NJHC band No Escape return after a 27 year hiatus with six crushing new tracks that feature their unmistakable brand of classic metal-tinged hardcore which was recorded and mixed by Arik Victor at Creep Records and Mastered by heavy music maestro, Alan Douches at West West Side Music. As one of the most influential bands at the forefront of the burgeoning Metalcore scene in the late 1980’s, No Escape has widely been considered one of the earliest architects of the Metalcore genre. Their 1990 demo and subsequent split 7" with Turning Point on Temperance Records are still revered as two of the most recognizable releases of the era and sound as menacing and current now as they did almost 30 years ago. In 1993, the band released their only LP, Just Accept It, and it would be the last we saw of them as members went on to form such bands as Deadguy, Seven Gone, and Kiss It Goodbye. Until now...


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Selective Punches: A Collection Of Ballads And Battle Hymns is No Escape's first EP since 1993's Just Accept It.  Selective Punches: A Collection Of Ballads And Battle Hymns features six tracks of ugly and vicious sounding metallic hardcore.  Selective Punches: A Collection Of Ballads And Battle Hymns was released via Hellminded records on March 26th, 2021.  Overall, Selective Punches: A Collection Of Ballads And Battle Hymns makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Yatsu-The One With The Mosh Riffs EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Grindcore
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 2.30'


Yatsu is a three piece band from Dallas, Texas who formed in 2020.  Yatsu play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of instriumental hardcore, punk, metal, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Yatsu can be loosely compared to bands such as Pig Destroyer, Magrudergrind, Weekend Nachos, and Regional Justice Center.  Since forming in 2020, Yatsu have released a three song EP titled Three Instrumentals Y'all in December of 2020 and a digital single titled All I Want For Something Is Christmas in December of 2020,  The One With The Mosh Riffs is the band's latest EP, which was released on April 7th, 2021.  On The One With The Mosh Riffs, Yatsu offer up four tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding instrumental hardcore, punk, metal and grindcore.  Overall, The One With The Mosh Riffs makes for a solid listen and is definitely worth checking out.  Enjoy!

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Kobra-Confusione MLP (2020)

Country: Italy
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Iron Lung
Tracks: 11
Length: 20.55'


Kobra is a band from Milan, Italy who formed in 2018.  Kobra play a vicious and ugly style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, raw punk, and anarcho punk within their sound.  Musically, Kobra can be loosely compared to bands such as Gag, Moment Of Fear, Gulch, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2018, Kobra have released a self-titled EP in June of 2018.  Confusione is the band's latest MLP, which was released via Iron Lung records on July 31st, 2020.  On Confusione, Kobra offer up eleven tracks of ugly and vicious sounding hardcore, raw punk, and anarcho punk.  Overall, Confusione makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Higly recommended!  Enjoy!

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The Kronk Men-2 EP (2021)

 Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Punk, Surf Rock, Noise Rock, Instrumental
Label: Forbidden Place Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 38.50'


The Kronk Men are a three piece band from Bend, Oregon who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  The Kronk Men play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of instrumental post hardcore, post punk, surf rock, and noise rock within their sound.  Since forming in 2017, The Kronk Men have released an eight song LP titled I in February of 2018, a four song EP titled II in February of 2018, a four song EP titled Cornucopia Of Evil in July of 2019, and a ten song LP titled III in April of 2020.  2 is the band's latest EP, which was released via Forbidden Place records on April 2nd, 2021.  On 2, The Kronk Men offer up five tracks of tense, discordant, and driving instrumental post hardcore, post punk, surf rock, and noise rock.  Overall, 2 makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

Foreign Bronze-The Far Area EP (2021)

Country: USA 
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Alt. Rock, Slowcore, Noise Rock
Label: Joyless Youth
Tracks: 6
Length: 22.10'


Foreign Bronze is a three piece band from Los Angeles, CA who formed in 2019.  Foreign Bronze play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, alt. rock, slowcore, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically. Foreign Bronze can be loosely compared to bands such as Unwound, Sprain, Slint. Estates, Worst Gift, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, a four song EP titled Nuada Songs in August 22nd, 2019.  The Far Area is the band's latest EP, which was released on cassette via Joyless Records on April 2nd, 2021.  On The Far Area, Foreign Bronze offer up six tracks of killer post hardcore, post rock, alt. rock, slowcore, and noise rock.  Overall, The Far Area makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Sonagi-pansori 판소리 EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 3.50'


Sonagi is a new four piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2021, from the looks of things.  Sonagi play a chaotic and volatile style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound,  Musically, Sonagi can be loosely compared to bands such as Funeral Diner, Saetia, The Saddest Landscape, We Were Skeletons, and other like-minded bands.  Pansori is the band's debut EP, which was released on April 5th, 2021.  On Pansori, Sonagi offer up two tracks of chaotic and volatile sounding post hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Pansori makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Anxious Wave-Complex Needs EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Post Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 3.50'


Anxious Wave is a three piece band from Providence, Rhode Island who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Anxious Wave features former members of Product of Waste, Violent Some and Lowlife.  Anxious Wave band play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk,  post punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Anxious Wave can be loosely compared to bands such as Now Denial, Fight Amp, Jesus Lizard, Unsane, Hammerhead, Tad, and other early 90's AmRep style bands.  Since forming in 2017, Anxious Wave have released a self-titled EP in March of 2018, a five song EP titled  Love Quantified in November of 2018, and a split EP with Panzerchocolate in August of 2019.  Complex Needs is the band's latest EP and pre-cursor to their forthcoming full-length LP , which was released on March 26th, 2021.  On Complex Needs, Anxious Wave offer up two tracks of killer post hardcore, punk, post punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall,  Complex Needs makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Dumb Numbers-Scars 7" (2021)

Country: Australia/USA
Genre: Shoegaze, Alt. Rock, Indie Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 8.30'


Dumb Numbers  is Australian songwriter Adam Harding, collaborating with Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr, Folk Implosion), Dale Crover (Melvins), Murph (Dinosaur Jr), Bobb Bruno (Best Coast).  Dumb Numbers play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of shoegaze, alt. rock, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Dumb Numbers can be loosely compared to bands such as California X, High Dive, Swervedriver, Catherine Wheel, Dinosaur Jr, My Bloody Valentine, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2012, Dumb Numbers have released a self-titled LP in August of 2013, an eight song LP titled II in August of 2016, a two song EP titled Stranger in July of 2017,  a four song EP titled Music For Bonnie in July of 2020, a two song EP titled Goodbye Charlie in August of 2020, a two song EP titled I Dreamed I Saw Jack Nance Last Night in September of 2020, and a two song EP titled The Longest Goodbye in October of 2020.  Scars is the band's latest 7", which was released on February 3rd, 2021.  On Scars, Dumb Numbers offer up two tracks of blissfully hazy shoegaze, alt. rock, and indie rock.  Overall, Scars makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Smirk-S/T LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Garage Rock
Label: Feel It Records
Tracks: 12
Length: 22.35'


Smirk is a one person band from California who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Smirk play an energetic lo-fi style of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, and garage rock within their sound.  Musically, Smirk can be loosely compared to bands such as The Fallouts, Wipers, Gang of Four, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2020, Smirk have released a six song self-titled cassette in May of 2020, a five song cassette titled II in September of 2020, a digital single titled Holy Ground in December of 2020, and a sixteen song cassette titled Smirk In Friends Mixxxtape in April of 2021.  This is Smirk's debut full-length LP, which was released via Feel It records on March 5th, 2021.  On their self-titled LP, Smirk offer up twelve tracks of energetic and catchy as hell sounding punk, post punk, and garage rock.  Overall, Smirk's debut LP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Intercourse-Rule 36 EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk,  Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 18.50'



Intercourse is a three piece band from New Haven, CT who formed in 2014.  Intercourse play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Intercourse can be loosely compared to bands such as Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, Fight Amp, Some Girls, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Intercourse have released a self-titled seven song EP in July of 2014, a six song EP titled Enablers in April of 2016, a six song EP titled Pissing Into The Abyss in November of 2016, a split 7" with The Asound in September of 2017, a a two song EP titled I Honestly Don't Care When Or How I Die Anymore in November of 2017, a full-length LP titled Everything Is Pornography When You've Got An Imagination in March of 2018, a five song EP titled  Bum Wine in March of 2019, and an Eight Song live LP titled One Day Your Hate Will  Follow You Home in June of 2020.  Rule 36 is Intercourse's latest EP, which was released on April 1st, 2021.  Rule 36, Intercourse offer up nine tracks of vicious, ugly, harsh, brutal, and completely unhinged sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Rule 36 makes for an amazing listen and will definitely end up being one of my favorite releases of 2021.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(FIN) Qwälen-Unohdan Sinut LP (2021)

Country: Finland
Genre: Black Metal, Punk, 
Label: Time To Kill
Tracks: 7
Length: 28.40'


Qwälen is a five piece band from Oulu, Finland who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Qwälen play a raw, caustic, and vicious style of raw/blackened punk and black metal within their sound.  Musically, Qwälen can be loosely compared to bands such as Noose Rot, Void Rot, Black September, Cara Neir, Bone Awl, and other like minded bands.  Unohdan Sinut is the band's debut LP, which was released via Time To Kill records on February 19th, 2021.  On Unohdan Sinut, Qwälen offer up seven tracks of vicious and scathing raw/blackened punk and black metal.  Overall, Unodhan Sinut makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Wrong War-Fixed Against Forever LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Atomic Action!
Tracks: 9
Length: 18.40'


Wrong War is a four piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Wrong War features members of Current, Ottawa, and Calvary, so going on that alone, you know you're in for some amazing music.  Wrong War play a tense, vicious, and scathing 80's inspired hardcore/punk.  Fixed Against Forever is the band's debut LP, which was released via Atomic Action records on March 23rd, 2021.  On Fixed Against Forever, Wrong War offer up nine tracks of vicious and scathing 80's influenced hardcore/punk.  Overall, Fixed Against Forever makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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All Under Heaven-Collider EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Emo, Alt. Rock, Shoegaze
Label: Sunday Drive Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 13.20'


All Under Heaven are a three piece band from Freehold, New Jersey who formed 2017.  All Under Heaven play a dreamy and hazy style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, emo, alt. rock, and shoegaze within their sound.  Musically, All Under Heaven can be loosely compared to bands such as Hum, Failure, Swervedriver, Aeges, Superheaven, Sunny Day Real Estate, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, All Under Heaven have released a self-titled demo in June of 2017, a digital single titled She Only Knows in November of 2020, and a two song promo EP in November of 2020.  Collider is the band's debut EP, which was released via Sunday Drive records on February 26th, 2021.  On Collider, All Under Heaven offer up four tracks of hazy and dreamy post hardcore, punk, emo, alt. rock, and shoegaze.  Overall, Collider makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Raw Plastic-Waiting Till Summer EP (2021)

Country: Poland
Genre: Alt. Rock, Garage Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Lo-Fi, Synth Pop
Label: New Morality Zine 
Tracks: 4
Length: 11.0'


Raw Plastic is a two piece band from Poznan, Poland who formed in 2020.  Raw Plastic play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of Alt. Rock, Garage Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, and lo-fi synth pop within their sound.  Musically, Raw Plastic can loosely compared to bands such as Big Bite, Wavves, Cloud Nothings, Neaux, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2020, Raw Plastic have released a two song promo EP in December of 2020.  Waiting Till Summer is the band's debut EP, which was released via New Morality Zine on March 17th, 2021.  On Waiting Till Summer, Raw Plastic offer up four tracks of hazy and fuzzed out sounding lo-fi alt. rock, garage rock, indie rock, indie pop, and synth pop.  Overall, Waiting Till Summer makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Wakhan Corridor-ii EP (2021)

Country: New Zealand
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 2.0'


Wakhan Corridor is a new four piece band from Hamilton, New Zealand who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Wakhan Corridor play a chaotic, volatile, and tense as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Wakhan Corridor can be loosely compared to bands such as Orchid, Wolves, Jeromes Dream, Saetia, Hundreds Of Au, and other like-minded bands.  ii is the band's debut EP, which was released on March 31st, 2021.  On ii, Wakhan Corridor offer up two tracks of tense and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, ii makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  

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