Shih Tzu-Songs For Dumpster Fires Vol. I EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 11.15'

Shih Tzu is a three piece band from Evansville, Indiana who formed in 2019.  Shih Tzu play an ugly, scuzzy, and blown out style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Shih Tzu can be loosely compared to bands such as Faking, Easy Prey, Pardoner, Fashion Week, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Shih Tzu have released a three song EP titled '19 in December of 2019.  Songs For Dumpster Fires Vol. I is the band's latest EP, which was released on June 4th, 2021.  On Songs For Dumpster Fires Vol. I, Shih Tzu offer up six tracks of ugly, scuzzy, and blown out hardcore, punk, metal, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Songs For Dumpster Fires Vol. I makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Silk Leash-Waste/Hand Of God EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Anathemata Editions
Tracks: 2
Length: 4.46'

Silk Leash is a four piece band from Baltimore, Maryland who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Silk Leash play an ugly and super negative style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Silk Leash can be loosely compared to bands such as Lace, Lilac, Easy Prey, Walls, Faking, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Silk Leash have released a four song EP titled Troublesome Thoughts in March of 2018, a five song EP titled Disconnect By The Neck in July of 2018, and a two song EP titled Rot/Pigs in November of 2020.  Waste/Hand Of God is the band's latest EP, which was released on August 9th, 2021.  On Waste/Hand Of God, Silk Leash offer up two tracks of harsh, ugly, and super negative sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Waste/Hand Of God makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Tennis System-Autophobia LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Indie Rock, Noise Rock, Shoegaze
Label: Quiet Panic
Tracks: 10
Length:32.20'

Tennis System is a one person band from Los Angeles, CA who formed in 2011, from the looks of things.  Tennis System plays a dreamy and hazy style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, indie rock, noise rock, and shoegaze within their style.  Musically, Tennis System can be loosely be compared to bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Whirr, Slow Crush, Broken Water, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Tennis System have released a three song EP titled Hey, We Tried in March of 2011, a three song EP titled Arcane in October of 2011, a ten song LP titled Teenagers in October of 2011, a ten song LP titled Technicolour Blind in October of 2014, a six song EP titled Pain in April of 2018, a twelve song LP titled Lovesick in September of 2019, a five song remix EP titled Remixes in March of 2020, a remix of their song Shelf Life in July of 2020, and a five song EP titled Fuck Everything Else in July of 2020.  Autophobia is Tennis System's latest full-length LP, which was released via Quiet Panic records on August 13th, 2021.  On Autophobia, Tennis System offer up ten tracks of dreamy and hazy sounding post punk, indie rock, noise rock, and shoegaze.  Overall, Autophobia makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Lung-Come Clean Right Now LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Art Rock, Grunge, Indie Rock, Noise Rock
Label: SofaBurn Records
Tracks: 12
Length: 30.10'

Lung is a two piece band from Cincinnati, who formed in 2016.  Lung play a dark and moody style of cello driven post punk, art rock, grunge, indie rock, and noise rock.  Since forming in 2016, Lung have released a ten song LP titled Bottom Of The Barrel in March of 2017, a fourteen song LP titled All The King's Horses in September of 2018, and a split LP with SKRT in April of 2021.  Come Clean Right Now is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via SofaBurn records on August 20th, 2021.  On COme Clean Right Now, Lung offer up twelve tracks of dark and moody cello driven post punk, art rock, grunge, indie rock, and noise rock.  Overall, Come Clean Right Now makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Human Interest-Demo (2021)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Punk, Indie Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 14.40'

Human Interest is a four piece band from Brighton, UK who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Human Interest play a discordant, frenetic, driving, and energetic style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post punk, indie rock, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Human Interest can said to be influenced by bands such as Drive Like Jehu, early Cloud Nothings, Waaves, Hot Snakes, Unwound, Hoover, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut demo, which was released on May 20th, 2021.  On their debut demo, Human Interest offer up four tracks of discordant, frenetic, driving, and energetic post hardcore, post punk, indie rock, and noise rock.  Overall, Human Interest's debut demo makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Tourists-S/T EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label: Wet Cassettes
Tracks: 4
Length: 2.05'

Tourists is a one person band from New Jersey who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Tourists play an ugly, unhinged, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Tourists are influenced heavily by bands on the label Youth Attack records.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released via Wet Cassettes records on July 16th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut, Tourists offer up four tracks of ugly, unhinged, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Tourists' debut EP makes for an awesome listen and is definitely worth giving a listen.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Fashion Pimps And The Glamazons-Jazz 4 Johnny LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, No-Wave, Garage Rock
Label: Feel It Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 16.40'

Fashion Pimps And The Glamazons  is a band from Cleveland, Ohio who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Fashion Pimps And The Glamazons  play a weird and unhinged style of music that incorporates elements of punk, no-wave, and garage rock within their sound.  Musically, Fashion Pimps And The Glamazons can be very loosely compared to bands such as Giant Haystacks, Airfix Kits, Diat, Folded Shirt, Total Control, and other like-minded bands.  Jazz 4 Johnny is the band's debut LP, which was released via Feel It records on August 20th, 2021.  On Jazz 4 Johnny, Fashion Pimps And The Glamazons offer seven tracks of weird, glitchy, and unhinged synth driven punk, no-wave, and garage rock.  Overall, Jazz 4 Johnny makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Canal Irreal-S/T LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Hardcore, Punk
Label: Beach Impediment
Tracks: 9
Length: 20.50'

Canal Irreal is a three piece band from Chicago, Il who formed in  2019.  Canal Irreal features members of Sin Orden, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Canal Irreal play a dark, moody, frenetic, and discordant style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, hardcore, and punk within their sound.  Musically, Canal Irreal can be loosely compared to bands such as Naked Raygun, Cult Values, Chain Cult, Neon Piss, Longings, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Canal Irreal have released digital single titled Si Somos in May of 2019 and a digital single titled Pestes in January of 2021.  This is the band's debut LP, which was released via Beach Impediment records on June 25th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut Canal Irreal offer up nine tracks of dark, moody, frenetic, and discordant sounding hardcore, punk, and post punk.  Overall, Canal Irreal's debut LP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ideation-Blunt Instrument Demo (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Dynastic Yellow Star Label
Tracks: 5
Length: 6.20'

Ideation is a band from Tallahassee, Florida who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Ideation play an ugly and vicious style of no-frills/no bullshit hardcore/punk.  Musically, Ideation can be loosely compared to bands such as Warthog, The Repos, Gag, Koma, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut five song demo, which was released via Dynastic Yellow Star Label on August 18th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut Ideation offer up five tracks of vicious, snarling, and ugly no-frills hardcore/punk.  Overall, Ideation's debut demo makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Recluse-Long Gone Light EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Metal, Doom, Grindcore,  Powerviolence, Thrash
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 9.20'

Recluse is a three piece band from New Orleans, Louisiana who formed in 2016.  Recluse play an ugly, volatile, and chaotic as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of metal, doom, grindcore, powerviolence, and thrash within their sound.  Musically, Recluse can be loosely compared to bands such as Wake, WVRM, Nails, early Full Of Hell, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Recluse have released a self-titled eight song EP in March of 2016, a ten song EP titled Malign in December of 2017, and a a thirteen song  Leeched in September of 2018.  Long Gone Light is the band's latest EP, which was released on April 20th, 2021.  On Long Gone Light, Recluse offer up four tacks of ugly, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding metal, doom, grindcore, powerviolence, and thrash.  Overall, Long Gone Light makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Choke Me-Hauntology EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Death Metal, Metalcore, Grindcore, Powerviolence 
Label: Riot Ready Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 15.30'

Choke Me is a four piece band from Los Angeles, CA who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Choke Me play a vicious, ugly, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, death metal, metalcore, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Choke Me can be loosely compared to bands such as Fulgora, Wake, Theories, Blindfolded And Led Into The Wounds, Teeth, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Choke Me have released a twelve song LP titled The Cousin Of Death in June of 2020.  Hauntology is the band's latest EP, which was released via Riot Ready records on August 20th, 2021.  On Hauntology, Choke Me offer up six tracks of ugly, vicious, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, death metal, metalcore, gindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Hauntology makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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xCONGOx-S/T EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label: Wet Cassettes
Tracks: 17
Length: 19.30'

xCONGOx is a two piece band from New Jersey who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  xCONGOx play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  xCONGOx, as the name implies draws inspiration from the 1995 movie Congo.  xCONGOx features seventeen tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk,  metal, grindcore, and powerviolence.  xCONGOx is the first installment of xFILMx albums made under the imprint Night Gospel and was released via Wet Cassettes on August 20th, 2021.  Overall, xCONGOx makes for an awesome listen and is definitely worth checking out.  Enjoy!

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Eyecandy-The Promontory LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, No-Wave, Noise Rock
Label: The Ghost Is Clear
Tracks: 11
Length: 37.0'

Eyecandy is a three piece band from Oxnard, California who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Eyecandy play tense, discordant, and frenetic style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post punk, no-wave, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Eyecandy can be very loosely compared to bands such as Twelve Volt Shock, Haymarket Riot, Drive Like Jehu, Multicult, Rites Of Spring, Sprain, Slint, Unwound, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2020, Eyecandy have released a five song EP titled Supernova in February of 2021.  The Promontory is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via The Ghost Is Clear records on August 20th, 2021.  On The Promontory, Eyecandy offer up eleven tracks of tense, discordant, and frenetic sounding post hardcore, post punk, no-wave, and noise rock.  Overall, The Promontory makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Pile-Songs Known Together, Alone LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Postwhatever, Grunge, Indie Rock
Label: Exploding In Sound
Tracks: 15
Length: 55.0'

Pile is a band from Boston, MA who formed in 2007.  Pile play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post punk, grunge, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Pile can be said to be influenced by bands such as Husker Du, Pixies, Firehose, Shellac, Afgan Whigs, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2007, Pile have released a self-titled demo in July of 2007, a ten song LP titled Jerk Routine in May of 2008, a ten song LP titled Magic Isn't Real in October of 2010, a three song 7" titled Big Web in September of 2011, a ten song LP titled Dripping in October of 2012, a two song 7" titled Special Snowflakes/Mama's Lipstick in March of 2014, a ten song LP titled You're Better Than This in March of 2015,  a six song EP titled Audiotree Live in May of 2017, a nine song live LP titled Live At Third Man Records in December of 2017, a thirteen song LP titled A Hairshirt Of Purpose in March of 2017, a nine song LP titled Odds And Ends in September of 2018, a thirteen song LP titled  Green And Gray in May of 2019, a fifteen song live stream of their 2010 LP Magic Isn't real in April of 2021,  and a fifteen song improvisational album titled In The Corners Of A Sphere Filled Room in May of 2021.  Songs Known Together, Alone is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on August 20th, 2021.  On Songs Known Together, Alone Pile offer up fifteen lo-fi and more atmospheric versions of earlier recorded and released songs on previous albums. Overall, Songs Known Together, Alone makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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SPLLIT-SPLLIT Sides LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Art Punk, No Wave, Noise, Experimental 
Label: Feel It Records
Tracks:  16
Length: 21.10'

SPLLIT is a two piece band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  SPLLIT play a weird, off-kilter, and difficult to describe style of music that incorporates elements of art punk, no-wave, and experimental noise.  Since forming in 2018, SPLLIT have released an eleven song LP titled XX_Handle/Soar Throat in May of 2019 and a ten song LP titled SPLLIT Together in January of 2020.  SPLLIT Sides is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Feel It records on 30th, 2021.  On SPLLIT Sides, SPLLIT offer up sixteen tracks of lo-fi, weird, and off-kilter art punk, no-wave, and experimental noise.  Overall, SPLLIT Sides makes for an awesome and is definitely worth checking out.  Great Stuff!  Enjoy!

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Lysol-Soup For My Family LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Garage Rock
Label: Feel It Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 20.15'

Lysol is a four piece band from Seattle, Washington who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Lysol tense, frenetic, and discordant style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and garage rock within their sound.  Musically, Lysol can be loosely compared to bands such as Gag, Slices, Kim Phuc, Wiccans, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2015, Lysol have released self-titled three song demo in August of 2015, a two song EP titled Wired/Knucklehead in July of 2016, and two song EP titled Teenage Trance/Chemical Reaction in March of 2018.  Soup For My Family is Lysol's debut full-length LP, which was released via Feel It records on July 30th, 2021.  On Soup For My Family, Lysol offer up eleven tracks of tense, frenetic, and discordant sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Soup For My Family makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Department Of Teleportation-S/T EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Punk, Noise Rock, Indie Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 19.35'


Department Of Teleportation is a four piece band from Providence, Rhode Island who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Department Of Teleportation play a tense, angular, and frenetic style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post punk, noise rock, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Department Of Teleportation can be loosely compared to bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Fugazi, Young Widows, Fight Amp, Buildings, Pile and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released on May 20th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut, Department Of Teleportation offer up seven tracks of tense, moody, and frenetic sounding post hardcore, post punk, noise rock, and indie rock.  Overall, Department Of Teleportation's debut EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Gloop-Crayon Sky LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Grimoire Records
Tracks: 12
Length: 28.15'


Gloop is a three piece band from Frederick, Maryland who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Gloop play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Gloop can be loosely compared to bands such as Ten Volt Shock, The Hex Machine, The Dazzling Killmen, USA Nails, Wire, Big Black, Arab On Radar, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Gloop have released a five song EP titled Junk Drawer in January of 2017, an eight song EP titled The Tourist in June of 2018, and a ten song LP  titled Smiling Lines in September of 2019.  Crayon Sky is the band's latest LP, which was released via Grimoire records on August 20th, 2021.  On Crayon Sky, Gloop offer up twelve tracks of tense, discordant, and completely unhinged sounding post punk, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Crayon Sky makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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so the death metal train finally derailed. here's some early 90's inspired industrial metal from finland. godflesh is an obvious influence but i'm also picking up on some more than welcome red harvest influence as well. should be noted that red harvest is severely under rated. severely. fo sho.


(U.S.) Bent Limbs-Soft Mind LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Rock, Post Punk, Alt. Rock, Grunge, Shoegaze, Noise Rock
Label: Drop Of Us
Tracks: 11
Length: 43.0'

Bent Limbs is a three piece band from Syracuse NY, who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Bent Limbs features Bobby Gorham from Blood Sun Circle and Engineer, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Bent Limbs play a dark, tense, and moody style of music that incorporates elements of post rock, post punk, grunge, shoegaze, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Bent Limbs can be loosely compared to bands such as Young Widows, Blood Sun Circle, Black Heart Procession, Karate, and other like-minded bands.  Soft Mind is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Drop Of Us records on March 21st, 2021.  On Soft Mind, Bent Limbs offer up eleven tracks of dark, moody, and tense sounding post rock, post punk, alt. rock, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, Soft Mind makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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CURSETHEKNIFE-Thank You For Being Here LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Grunge, Alt. Rock, Shoegaze
Label: New Morality Zine
Tracks: 16
Length: 70.20'

CURSETHEKNIFE is a three piece band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  CURSETHEKNIFE play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, grunge, alt. rock, and shoegaze within their sound.  Musically, CURSETHEKNIFE can be said to be influenced by bands such as Failure, Hum, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Catherine Wheel, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, CURSETHEKNIFE have released a two song demo in January of 2020, a digital single titled Pop Weed in April of 2020, a digital single titled Filter in April of 2020, a two song promo EP in October of 2020,  a five song EP titled Thank You For Being Here Pt I in November of 2020, and a six song EP titled Thank You For Being Here Pt. II in December of 2020.  Thank You For Being Here is CURSETHEKNIFE's latest double LP, which was released via New Morality Zine on May 28th, 2021.  Thank You For Being Here compiles the band's first two EPs onto one double LP.  On Thank You For Being Here, CURSETHEKNIFE offer up sixteen tracks of dark, moody, and gloomy sounding post hardcore, grunge, alt. rock, and shoegaze.  Overall, Thank You For Being Here makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Stand Still-A Practice In Patience EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Emo
Label: New Morality Zine
Tracks: 5
Length: 14.30'

Stand Still is a five piece band from Long Island, NY who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Stand Still play a melodic, driving, and catchy as hell sounding style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and emo within their sound.  Musically, Stand Still can be loosely compared to bands such as Silent Majority, As Friends Rust, Polar Bear Club, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2020, Stand Still have released a digital single titled Free My Mind in April of 2021.  A Practice In Patience is the band's debut EP, which was released via New Morality Zine and Daze records on June 25th, 2021.  On A Practice In Patience, Stand Still offer up five tracks of driving, melodic, and catchy as hell sounding 90's influenced hardcore, punk, and emo.  Overall, A Practice In Patience makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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En Garde-Debtors EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Emo, Indie Rock
Label: Count Your Lucky Stars
Tracks: 5
Length: 16.40'

En Garde were a short-lived two piece band from Michigan who existed from 2012-2013, from the looks of things.  En Garde featured members of Annabel and A Voice Like Rhetoric, so going on that alone, you know you're in for a special treat.  En Garde played an energetic and catchy as hell style of music that incorporated elements of punk, emo, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, En Garde can be loosely compared to bands such as Burning Airlines, Have Mercy, Braid, My Heart To Joy, and other like-minded bands.  Debotors is the band's last EP, which was recorded back in 2012.  On Debtors, En Garde offer up five tracks of energetic and catchy as hell sounding punk, emo, and indie rock.  Overall, Debtors makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy.  Debtors was released on cassette via Count Your Lucky Stars records on March 19th, 2019.

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Parting-Unmake Me EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Emo, Indie Rock
Label: Count Your Lucky Stars
Tracks: 7
Length: 17.0
'

Parting is a four piece band from Williamston, Michigan who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Parting features members of Empire!, Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate),  Annbel, Dowsing, and Hawk & Son, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Parting play a melodic and catchy as hell style of music that incorporates elements of punk, 90's influenced emo, and indie rock.  Musically, Parting can be loosely compared to bands such as Knapsack, The Jealous Sound, Jets To Brazil, The Get Up Kids, The Promise Ring, and other like-minded bands.  Unmake Me is the band's debut EP, which was released on cassette via Count Your Lucky Stars records on June 4th, 2021.  On Unmake Me, Parting offer up seven tracks of melodic and catchy as hell sounding punk, emo, and indie rock.  Overall, Unmake Me makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Harmony Woods-Graceful Rage LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Alt. Rock, Indie Rock, Emo
Label: Skeletal Lightning
Tracks: 8
Length: 32.30'

Harmony Woods is the musical project of Sofia Verbilla from Philadelphia, PA.  Harmony Woods began in 2016, when Sofia Verbilla enlisted fellow band mates and released a demo under the moniker Harmony Woods in 2016.  Harmony Woods play a dreamy, somber, and at times melancholic style of music that incorporates elements of alt. rock, indie rock, and emo within their sound.  Since beginning in 2016, Harmony Woods have released a self-titled demo in June of 2016, a cover of Mitski's I Don't Smoke in November of 2016, a cover of Three Man Canon's Bleed in May of 2017, a twelve song LP titled Nothing Special in May of 2017, a digital single titled Ghosts in July of 2019, and an eleven song LP titled Make Yourself At Home in October of 2019.  Graceful Rage is Harmony Woods' latest full-length LP, which was released via Skeletal Lightning records on March 12th, 2021.  On Graceful Rage, Harmony Woods offer up eight tracks of dreamy, somber, and somewhat melancholic sounding alt. rock, indie rock, and emo.  Overall, Graceful Rage makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Harmony Woods-Make Yourself At Home LP (2019)


Lawyers-Exorcisms Are So Lit EP (2020)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Metal, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 18.30'

Lawyers are a three piece band from Seattle, Washington who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Lawyers play and ugly and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, sludge, metal, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Lawyers can be loosely compared to bands such as Breather Resist, Fight Amp, Brain Banger, Ils, Demons, and other like-minded bands.  Exorcisms Are So Lit is the band's debut EP, which was released on May 27th, 2020.  On Exorcisms Are So Lit, Lawyers offer up six tracks of ugly and brutal as fuck sounding post hardcore, punk, sludge, metal, and noise rock.  Overall, Exorcisms Are So Lit makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Rope&Bones-Tout est dans Tout EP (2021)

Country: Belgium
Genre: Post Metal, Doom, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 3
Length: 12.20'


Rope&Bones is a two piece band from Belgium who formed in 2017.  Rope&Bones play an ominous, oppressive, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, doom, and sludge.  Musically, Rope&Bones can be very loosely compared to bands such as Vile Creature, Nadja, Pyramids, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Rope&Bones have releaed a five song LP titled Amertume d'une nuit hivernale, edorme aupres de toi in October of 2017, a nine song LP titled Dechirures in November of 2019, and a seven song LP titled All Is Vibration in February of 2021.  Tout est dans Tout is the band's latest EP, which was released on August 15th, 2021.  On Tout est dans Tout, Rope&Bones offer up three tracks of killer post metal, doom, sludge, and screamo.  Overall, Tout est dans Tout makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ends Of Sanity-S/T EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal
Label: Daze/New Morality Zine
Tracks: 4
Length: 6.30'

Ends Of Sanity is a band from North Carolina, who formed in 2020.  Ends Of Sanity features members of Magnitude, Life's Question, Dwell, and Detriment.  Ends Of Sanity play a killer style of metallic hardcore/punk.  Musically, Ends Of Sanity can be loosely be compared to bands such as Fuming Mouth, Axis, Blistered, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released via Daze and New Morality Zine records on January 27th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut Ends Of Sanity offer up five tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and metal.  Overall, Ends Of Sanity debut EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Big Deal-Great Deal Of Pain EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Thrash
Label: Medusa's Lair/Head2Wall Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 11.20'

Big Deal is a band from Oxford Charter Township, Michigan who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Big Deal play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, and thrash within their sound.  Musically, Big Deal can be loosely compared to bands such as Coke Bust, Weekend Nachos, Blistered, Lowered AD, and other like-minded bands.  Great Deal Of Pain is the band's debut EP which was released via Medusa's Lair and Head2Wall records on July 24th, 2021.  On Great Deal Of Pain, Big Deal offer up six tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, and thrash.  Overall, Great Deal Of Pain makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Portrayal Of Guilt/Chat Pile-Split 7" (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Black Metal, Noise Rock
Label: Closed Casket Activities/Run For Cover Records
Tracks: 2
Length: 7.10'


Here's a killer split 7" featuring a new song a piece from Austin, Texas based Portrayal Of Guilt and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma based Chat Pile.  Portrayal Of Guilt is a three piece band from Austin Texas who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Portrayal Of Guilt features members of Illustrations and play a brutal and vicious style of blackened hardcore, punk, screamo, and black metal within their sound.  Musically, Portrayal Of Guilt can be loosely compared to Majority Rule, Forensics, Orchid, Jesuit, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Portrayal Of Guilt have released a self-titled 7" in May of 2017, a digital single titled Spiritual Cramp in October of 2017, a split 7" with Street Sects in March of 2018, a digital single titled Chamber Of Misery (Pt.1) in July of 2018, a full-length LP titled Let Pain Be Your Guide in November of 2018, a six song 12" titled Suffering Is A Gift in August of 2019, a split 7" with Soft Kill on September 4th, 2019, a split 7"with Slow Fire Pistol in February of 2020, and a nine song LP titled We Are Always in January of 2021.  On their side of the split, Portrayal Of Guilt offer up one song of ugly, vicious, and unsettling experimental hardcore, punk, screamo, black metal, and noise.  The next song comes courtesy of Chat Pile.  Chat Pile is a four piece band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Chat Pile play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Chat Pile can be loosely compared to bands such as Breather Resist, Fight Amp, Settle Down City era Young Widows, Pigs, Kiss It Goodbye, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Chat Pile have released a four song EP titled This Dungeon Earth in May of 2019 and a four song EP titled Remove Your Skin Please in November of 2019.  On their side of the split, Chat Pile offer up one track of killer hardcore, punk, metal, and noise rock.  Overall, this split 7" makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  This killer split was released via Closed Casket Activities and Run For Cover records on August 17th, 2021.  The split 7" can be purchased in five color variants directly through each band, through Run For Cover records, Closed Casket Activities, Evil Greed in Europe and will be released physically in March of 2022. (Yeah, Record Pressing Plants are completely Fucked!)

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Closet Witch-Mellifcation EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 6.30'


Closet Witch is a four piece band from Keokuk, Burlington, and Muscatine, Iowa who formed in 2014.  Closet Witch play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Closet Witch can be loosely compared to bands such as Cloud Rat, Weak Wrists, Auerole Of Ash, Closet Burner, Amygdala, Saligia, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Closet Witch have released a self-titled demo in November of 2014, a five song EP titled Ergot in March of 2015, a six song EP titled Black Salt in October of 2015, a split with National Hero in December of 2015, a split with Euth in August of 2016, a digital EP titled Cokburner in April of 2017,  a self-titled LP in June of 2018, a 4-Way split with Racetraitor, Neckbeard Deathcamp, and H,ggathorn in April of 2020, and a 44 track discography LP in April of 2020.  Mellification is the band's latest EP, which was released on August 13th, 2021.  On Mellification, Closet Witch offer up 2 new tracks of chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, screamo, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Mellification makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Bone Folder-Death​/​/​Destiny EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Morbid And Miserable Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 13.20'


Bone Folder is a five piece band from Toledo, Ohio who formed in 2017.  Bone Folder play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Bone Folder can be loosely compared to bands such as Tragedy. His Hero Is Gone, Rise And Fall, The Holy Mountain, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Bone Folder have released an eleven song LP titled The Death Collective Volume I in October of 2017, a three song EP titled CII-Kill Room Demos in November of 2019, and a three song demo titled Atomic Rites in December of 2019.  Death//Destiny is the band's latest EP, which was released via Morbid And Miserable records on August 13th, 2021.  On Death//Destiny, Bone Folder offer up six tracks of raging, ugly, and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk metal, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Death//Destiny makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Serling-The James Bevis Chronicles EP (2021)

 

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Mathcore, Noisecore
Label: Granite Tomb
Tracks: 6
Length: 14.50'


Serling is a two piece band from Dover, New Hampshire who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Serling play a vicious, chaotic, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, mathcore, and noisecore within their sound.  Since forming in 2020, Serling have released a digital single titled The Obsolete Man in June of 2021 and a digital single titled Time Enough At Last in June of 2021.  The James Bevis Chronicles is the band's debut EP, which was released via Granite Tomb records on August 14th, 2021.  On The James Bevis Chronicles, Serling offer up six tracks of chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk metal, mathcore, and grindcore.  Overall, The James Bevis Chronicles makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) MouthBreather-I'm Sorry, Mr. Salesman LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Grindcore, Mathcore, Powerviolence
Label: Good Fight Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 21.10'


MouthBreather is a two piece band from Boston, MA who formed in 2017.  MouthBreather play a chaotic and volatile style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, grindcore, mathcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, MouthBreather can be loosely compared to bands such as Theories, Woundvac, Fulgora, Fawn Limbs, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, MouthBreather have released a seven song EP titled Pig in October of 2017, a seven song EP titled Dollmeat in July of 2018, and a fourteen song LP compiling MouthBreather's first two EPs titled Dollmeat/Pig in February of 2021.  I'm Sorry, Mr. Salesman is the band's latest LP, which was released via Good Fight records on August 13th, 2021.  On I'm Sorry, Mr. Salesman, Mouthbreather offer up eleven tracks of volatile, chaotic, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, grindcore, mathcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, I'm Sorry, Mr. Salesman makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Fawn Limbs-Darwin Falls LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk,  Metal,Grindcore, Noisecore
Label: Roman Numeral & Wolves/Vibrancy Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 34.0'


Fawn Limbs is a three piece band from Pennsylvania who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Fawn Limbs features current and former members of Infinite Nomad, Mireplaner, Psyopus, and Commit Suicide.  Fawn Limbs play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, grindcore, and noisecore within their sound.  Since forming in 2017, Fawn Limbs have released a digital single titled A Radiant Mass in August of 2018, a digital single titled Ligature in August of 2018, a four song EP titled Towing Heads in August of 2018, a four song EP titled Langour in November of 2018, a three song EP titled Thurm in December of 2018, a digital single titled Love Will Strangle You Forever in January of 2019, a thirteen song LP titled Harm Remissions in August of 2019, and a thirteen song LP titled Sleeper Vessels in September of 2020.  Darwin Falls is the band's latest full-length LP,  which was released via Roman Numeral nad Wolves And Vibrancy records on August 13th, 2021.  On Darwin Falls, Fawn Limbs offer up seven tracks of vicious, scathing, and volatile sounding experimental hardcore, punk, metal, grindcore, and noisecore.  Overall, Darwin Falls makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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(U.S.) Bitter Branches-Along Came A Bastard 7" (2021)

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

Label: Equal Vision
Tracks: 2
Length: 6.05'


Bitter Branches are a five piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Bitter Branches features members of Deadguy,Kiss It Goodbye, No Escape, The Curse, Calvary, Go For The Throat, and Walleye, so going on that alone, you know you're in for a special treat.  Bitter Branches play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Since forming in 2019, Bitter Branches have released a five song EP titled This May Hurt A Bit in April of 2020, and a cover of Naked Raygun's in November of 2020.  Along Came A Bastard is the band's latest two song EP, which was released via Equal Vision records on August 10th, 2021.  On Along Came A Bastard, Bitter Branches offer up two tracks of killer post hardcore, punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, Along Came A Bastard makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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(U.S.) Oxygen Tank-Demo (2021)

Country: USA/Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Thrash
Label: Tician Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 6.30'


Damn, this demo absolutely smokes.  Oxygen Tank is a two piece band from Toronto, Ontario and Minneapolis, Minnesota who formed in 2021, from the looks of things Oxygen Tank features Chris Colohan from Cursed, Left For Dead, Burning Love, and Sect as well as Minneapolis hardcore veteran Morgan Caprenter.  Oxygen Tank play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust. and thrash within their sound.  Musically, Oxygen Tank cam ne loosely compared to bands such as Dead Language, City Hunter, Sect, Life Support,Goodbye World, and other like-minded bands.  This the band's debut demo, which was released via Tician records on August 13th, 2021.  On their debut demo, Oxygen Tank offer up four tracks of raging, ugly, and brutal as fuck sounding politically charged hardcore, punk, crust, and thrash.  Overall, Oxygen Tank's debut demo makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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N0thanky0u - Dead Form

From: London, UK
Genre: Experimental, Punk, Noise
Released: August 11, 2021
Length: 35m 26s
Tracks: 12

N0thanky0u is a London based producer and musician. Their work spans many genres, from punk and post-punk, to noise-pop, and electronic genres such as techno and breakcore; alongside more experimental works. 

Karl Casey - White Bat I-IV

I love Karl Casey. Not only does all of his stuff sound amazing and always high quality, but it is always FREE. But over the last few months, he has really outdone himself. Since late April, he has put out four releases, titled White Bat I-IV, and in total there are 95 SONGS. At first I assumed it was a collection of his previous work, but no, this appears to be all new stuff, which is just crazy. Anyway, if you are a fan of dark synthwave at all, check these out. 

Power Glove - 2043: Volume 1

From: Melbourne, Australia
Genre: Synthwave, Cyberpunk, Electronic
Released: July 21, 2021
Length: 27m 49s
Tracks: 7

Here's the newest release from Power Glove, one of the most consistently good Synthwave artists out there. This is Volume 1, so hopefully more volumes are to come. 

Knock Over City-Dungeon Module 666 EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Garage Rock, Alt. Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 18.15'


Knock Over City is a three piece band from Lowell, MA who formed in 2011.  Knock Over City play an interesting mix of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, garage rock, and alt. rock within their sound.  Musically, Knock Over City can be said to draw inspiration form a variety of diverse bands that include Built To Spill, Hot Snakes, Bluetip, Piebald, Meneguar, California X, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Knock Over City have released a seven song LP titled Fogerty in April of 2011, a four song EP titled Oh, Jeez in January of 2014, a five song EP titled Michael in February of 2014, an eight song EP titled Settling in October of 2014, a ten song LP titled No Funeral in June of 2016, a split with BEDTIMEMAGIC titled Fuck Em' All in July of 2017, a ten song LP titled It's Bad, Dude in April of 2018, a digital single titled Torchbear in April of 2019, a two song EP titled Dungeon Module 420 in January of 2020, and a five song EP titled It's Rad Dude in May of 2020.  Dungeon Module 666 is the band's latest EP, which was released on July 15th, 2021.  On Dungeon Module 666, Knock Over City offer up five tracks of killer punk, grunge, garage rock, and alt. rock.  Overall, Dungeon Module 666 makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Convulsif-Extinct LP (2020)

Country: Switzerland
Genre: Post Metal, Doom, Black Metal, Noise
Label: Hummus Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 40.05'

Convulsif is a four piece band from VD, Switzerland who formed in 2013.  Convulsif play an ominous and oppressive style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, doom, black metal, and noise within their sound.  Musically, Convulsif can be loosely compared to bands such as Neurosis, Amenra, Nadja, Pyramids, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Convulsif have released a five song EP titled CD3 in October of 2014, a two song live cassette in June of 2015, and an eight song LP titled IV in May of 2016.  Extinct is the band's latest LP, which was released via Hummus records on October 23rd, 2020.  On Extinct, Convulsif offer up six tracks of ominous and oppressive experimental post metal, doom, black metal, noise.  Overall, Extinct makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Eastwood-Antibiose LP (2021)

Country: Germany/France
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label: Lixiviat/No Time/Abekeit/Hackebeil/Coxinha Records
Tracks: 17
Length: 17.0'

Eastwood is a band from Germany and France who formed in 2012.  Eastwood play a vicious, scathing, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Musically, Eastwood can be loosely compared to bands such as Grinding Halt, Suffering Quota, Puig Destroyer, Fulgora, Chepang, and other like-minded bands.  Antibiose is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Lixiviat, No Time, Abekeit, Hackebeil, and Coxinha Records on July 5th, 2021.  On Antibiose, Eastwood offer up seventeen tracks of vicious, scathing, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Antibiose makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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