This is the third album from Hexis, a blackened hardcore band from Denmark.
Hexis mix sludge, post-metal, and hardcore into a blackened concoction of lethal venom, then make you drink it for the 46 minutes that Aeternum takes to unfold. Continue reading “Hexis – Aeternum (Review)”
Spill Your Guts are a blackened hardcore band from China and this is their second album.
The promo blurb states the following bands as influences on Spill Your Guts – Turbonegro, Kvelertak, Trap Them,
Every Time I Die, The Bronx,
All Pigs Must Die, Refused, and Shai Hulud – and these serve as a decent starting point for approaching the 31 minutes of material that makes up The Wrath It Takes. Continue reading “Spill Your Guts – The Wrath It Takes (Review)”
Celeste are a French blackened doom/sludge/hardcore band and this is their seventh album.
This is the follow up to 2017’s Infidèle(s), which I enjoyed a great deal. Clocking in at 41 minutes, this is on the shorter side for a Celeste album, and Assassine(s) finds the band focused and sharp. Continue reading “Celeste – Assassine(s) (Review)”
Wolfbastard are from the UK and play blackened crust. This is their third album.
Wolfbastard play the sort of sick and depraved blackened crust punk that you know you probably shouldn’t like, but you can’t help it as the songs are just so damn infectious. Seriously, the band can write a good hook, even if it is covered in grime and filth. Continue reading “Wolfbastard – Hammer the Bastards (Review)”
This is the fourth album from Plebeian Grandstand, a French black metal/hardcore/experimental band.
It’s been a while since the vicious malignant dissonance of 2016’s False Highs, True Lows, so how have Plebeian Grandstand spent the time? Mutating and growing, it seems. Continue reading “Plebeian Grandstand – Rien ne Suffit (Review)”
Mastiff are a hardcore/sludge metal band from the UK and this is their third album.
Following on from 2019’s well-received Plague, Leave Me the Ashes of the Earth contains 32 minutes of anger and violence. Continue reading “Mastiff – Leave Me the Ashes of the Earth (Review)”
Erdve are from Lithuania and play blackened hardcore sludge. This is their second album.
Following on from 2018’s crushing Vaitojimas, Erdve have returned with 43 minutes of new material. Savigaila contains eleven songs, compared with Vaitojimas‘s six, yet is only five minutes longer due to the overall shorter duration of the individual tracks. Continue reading “Erdve – Savigaila (Review)”
This is the second album from US blackened hardcore band Wolf King.
2018’s Loyal to the Soil was an enjoyable slice of vicious nastiness, so I knew that Continue reading “Wolf King – The Path of Wrath (Review)”
New year, new metal. What did January have to offer? More than it usually does, it turns out. Let’s take a look at five of the best… Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of January 2021”
Portrayal of Guilt are a blackened hardcore band from the US and this is their second album.
And now for 26 minutes of grim darkness and murderous brutality. Portrayal of Guilt play the sort of ultra-nasty hardcore that can lacerate flesh at 1000 paces. Mixing together blistering hardcore and angry punk with a blackened sheen, this is not for the faint of heart. Continue reading “Portrayal of Guilt – We Are Always Alone (Review)”