Kollapse – Sult (Review)

Kollapse - SultThis is the second album from Danish post-metal band Kollapse.

2017’s Angst was an enjoyable slab of emotive heaviness, and Sult follows on from this with 41 minutes of new material, a new lineup, and a change in sound. Continue reading “Kollapse – Sult (Review)”

Among Phantoms – Memories/Catastrophes (Review)

Among Phantoms - Memories CatastrophesAmong Phantoms are a hardcore band from Denmark and this is their debut album.

This is a modern brand of hardcore, with elements of metalcore that can be heard, alongside a healthy rock influence. Continue reading “Among Phantoms – Memories/Catastrophes (Review)”

The Noble – Abolitionism (Review)

The NobleThis is the latest EP from The Noble, a hardcore band from the US.

I don’t often get to listen to much belligerent hardcore these days, so it’s great when I cross paths with something as heavy and uncompromising as Abolitionism. Continue reading “The Noble – Abolitionism (Review)”

Martyr Defiled – Young Gods (Review)

Martyr DefiledMartyr Defiled are a UK deathcore band and this is their third album.

Ahh deathcore; much maligned and much misunderstood of sub-genres. It’s not the only one to suffer a bad reputation, of course, but it’s one of the more common ones to see people ripping apart. Usually Continue reading “Martyr Defiled – Young Gods (Review)”

Call of the Void – Ageless (Review)

Call of the VoidCall of the Void are from the US and play Hardcore. This is their second album.

Call of the Void play the kind of nasty, violent Hardcore that it’s very easy to like. Somewhat of a cross between All Pigs Must Die, early Eighteen Visions, Early Entombed and any number of Old-School Hardcore bands, this is music that is earthy and pure.

Blasting mayhem and Crust-fuelled carnage make up the bulk of the tracks here. Each song rages and tears at the world through red-tinted vision.

The vocals are non-stop shouts and screams that are perfectly adapted to their environment. They provide a formidable presence and focal point to already intimidating music.

Moments of rough melody and abrasive atmosphere do appear amongst the high-energy proceedings. These glimpses of mercy amidst the violence ensure that Call of the Void are worthy of repeat spins and are not just a throwaway one-shot band.

This is music that’s brutally honest and aggressively focused.

Very enjoyable indeed.