The Body & Full of Hell – Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light (Review)

The Body & Full of HellThis is album is a collaboration between The Body, an experimental sludge band from the US, and Full of Hell, a grindcore band, also from the US. It’s the second time these two malignant entities have teamed up to create an album together.

Knowing just how awesome both The Body and Full of Hell are individually, how could you not want to listen to this? Continue reading

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Marginal – Total Destruction (Review)

MarginalMarginal are a Belgian grindcore/crust band and this is their new album.

This is a raw and visceral grinding crust assault that channels the old-school energy of bands such as Napalm Death, Discharge, and Extreme Noise Terror into 27 minutes of utter savagery. Continue reading

Scour – Red (Review)

ScourThis is the latest EP from US black metal band Scour.

Containing members and ex-members of bands such as Pig Destroyer, Decrepit Birth, Cattle Decapitation, Down, Pantera, Misery Index, and many, many others, before you even listen to this you know that a lot of experience has gone into it. Continue reading

Dirtyprotest – Hellstorm (Review)

DirtyprotestDirtyprotest are an Irish death metal band and this is their debut album.

Essentially a one-man band with a main guest singer, (and some additional ones too), Hellstorm offers up 35 minutes of classic death metal. It’s old-school and has a predilection for the Swedish style – what’s not to like? Continue reading

Prolefeed/Henry Kane – The Mass Forfeiture of Collective Responsibility – Split (Review)

Prolefeed Henry KaneProlefeed are a UK grindcore band and Henry Kane is a one-man Swedish deathgrinder.

We last met Prolefeed on their very enjoyable split with War All the Time, and they open this release with a fast and furious 13 minutes of aural mayhem. Continue reading

Friendship – Hatred (Review)

FriendshipFriendship are from Japan and play blackened grindcore/hardcore. This is their debut album.

Reeking of corrupted dark hardcore, blackened brutality, scathing powerviolence, and virulent grind, this is an album that’s perfectly titled. Continue reading

Haemorrhage – We Are the Gore (Review)

HaemorrhageThis is the seventh album from legendary Spanish goregrinders Haemorrhage.

This is 35 minutes of unhinged medical mayhem. However, the band also know the virtue of restraint when necessary, as sometimes the applied force of a surgical strike is more effective than a chainsaw to the guts. Continue reading