Irk are a noise rock band from the UK and this is their debut album.
My first encounter with Irk was on their
split with Wren, and it was a very favourable one. They have now returned with their debut album; 38 minutes of infectious chaos and barbed personality. Continue reading
Brutal Blues are a Norwegian grindcore band and this is their debut album.
I have been looking forward to hearing some more material from this band ever since 2014’s
self-titled EP was unleashed. It seems like it’s been a long wait, and it has, I suppose.
Has it been worth it? Simply stated; yes it has. At least, if you’re a glutton for aural punishment.
Association Area, Atomsmasher, Bedwetter, Brutal Blues, Discordance Axis, Full of Hell, Genghis Tron, grind, Grindcore, Luddite Clone, Mathcore, metal, noisecore, The Dillinger Escape Plan
Closet Witch are a grindcore band from the US and this is their debut album.
Now here’s a band that don’t mess around. The music on this album is savage and vicious, as well as being pretty damn relentless too.
Warfuck are a French grindcore band and this is their third album.
Warfuck have an unsubtle name to go along with their unsubtle sound. 23 minutes of blistering grindcore spread across 15 rabid tracks? Why, I don’t mind if I do.
Toothless are a hardcore/metalcore band from the US and this is their latest EP.
The press blurb describes Red as being influenced by bands like Norma Jean, The Chariot, and Every Time I Die, and I can see that; this is of that same breed of chaotic, barbed metal/hard/noise/mathcore. If you like those aforementioned bands, then you should get on very well with Toothless.
7 Angels 7 Plagues, Beecher, Blood Has Been Shed, Chaotic Hardcore, Comeback Kid, Converge, Hardcore, Mathcore, Metalcore, noisecore, Norma Jean, The Chariot, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Toothless, Torn Apart
This is the debut album from The Last of Lucy, a progressive/technical death metal band from the US.
This is technical death metal, with flaming riffs and a predilection for chaos. Mixing in grindcore, mathcore, jazz, progressive, electronic, and classical influences, this is a complex and lethal strain of modern death metal.
Death Metal. Tagged
Death Metal, Electronic Metal, grind, Grindcore, Jazz, Jazz Metal, Mathcore, metal, Progressive Death Metal, Technical death metal, The Last of Lucy
This is the third album from Pyrrhon, an extreme metal band from the US.
Pyrrhon are not your standard band. I first encountered them on their 2014 album
The Mother of Virtues, and even then they were a distinctly atypical and genre-breaking proposition. Continue reading
Death Metal. Tagged
Avant Garde, Cephalic Carnage, Converge, Death Metal, Dissonant Metal, Experimental Metal, Gorguts, Mastodon, Mathcore, metal, Neurosis, Post-Death Metal, Pyrrhon, Technical death metal, Today Is The Day
Grizzly are a grindcore band from Canada and this is their debut album.
Clocking in at just under 17 minutes, this is slightly deceptive as almost a third of the time is devoted to a surprisingly faithful cover of Pantera’s
Mouth for War. Continue reading
Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Discordance Axis, grind, Grindcore, Grizzly, Mathcore, metal, Pantera, Technical Metal, Training for Utopia, Zao
Onryō are an Italian grindcore band and this is their debut EP.
Described in the press blurb as a mix of deathgrind and mathcore, Mūto is pretty much exactly that. It’s good stuff. Very good stuff, in fact.
Death Metal. Tagged
Cephalic Carnage, Crowpath, deathgrind, grind, Grindcore, Mathcore, metal, Onryō, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Red Chord, The Summoned
Bear are a Belgian metal band and this is their third album.
Okay, so the album cover and band name pretty much sum up what this sounds like – you’re gonna get mauled.
This is a balanced offering of complex technical math metal and muscular, taut modern metal. It’s
Bear, Blood Has Been Shed, Converge, Devil You Know, Ion Dissonance, Math Metal, Mathcore, Meshuggah, metal, Metalcore, Modern metal, Periphery, Technical Metal, The Dillinger Escape Plan