Entry – Detriment (Review)

Entry - DetrimentThis is the debut album from US hardcore band Entry.

Despite being billed as an album, there’s only 15 minutes of material here, so you may guess that this is filled with high energy punk aggression and hardcore ferocity. If so, you’d be right, and it’s a damn good ride too. Continue reading “Entry – Detriment (Review)”

Brond – Graveyard Campfire (Review)

BrondBrond are a Bulgarian rock band and this is their debut album.

Brond’s music mixes riff-focused modern rock and post-hardcore/rock, with progressive, stoner, and noise/math rock tendencies. Wow. Now there’s a description. Delivering eight tracks across almost 44 minutes of music, Graveyard Campfire is a well-realised and enjoyable release, despite my mangling together of various subgenres in an attempt to loosely categorise it. Continue reading “Brond – Graveyard Campfire (Review)”

Stunted – Fault (Review)

StuntedStunted is a one-man industrial garage punk/rock band and this is his debut album.

Although a one-man project, the artist behind this band is joined by various guests across the release, (including one who brings a saxophone to the party). Continue reading “Stunted – Fault (Review)”

Dead Cross – Dead Cross (Review)

Dead CrossThis is the debut album from Dead Cross, a hardcore band from the US.

Featuring members and ex-members of bands such as Faith No More and Slayer, there’s immediately a certain level of expectation with this, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Continue reading “Dead Cross – Dead Cross (Review)”

Junk Fuck Militia – Greatest Hits (Review)

Junk Fuck MilitiaJunk Fuck Militia are a Polish grindcore band. This is their latest album.

Junk Fuck Militia play grindcore with lashings of hardcore, powerviolence and sludge. This means that the songs play with different speeds, moods and textures according to the desires of the band.

Even though the average song length is about a minute or so, due to the aforementioned stylistic influences you never quite know Continue reading “Junk Fuck Militia – Greatest Hits (Review)”

Prolefeed/War All the Time – Split (Review)

Prolefeed WATTThis is a split between two UK Grind/Hardcore bands.

Prolefeed start us off with 15 tracks of pissed-off Hardcore, tearing it up straight away with fast beats and a razor-sharp guitar sound.

Even though the songs are all short, sometimes they do slow the pace down and give vent to their groovier side. Apart from this, it’s all Hardcore-fury as the band play fast enough to vent their rage but rarely enter blast beat territory.

The riffs are full of confident swagger and attitude, embracing their heritage and really going for the throat.

The vocals are high shouts, angry and harsh, just as we like it.

It’s a more Hardcore/Punk take on the style as beloved of Extreme Noise Terror and early Cripple Bastards, mixed with an Old-School influence à la Minor Threat and the like.

After this we have War All the Time, who contribute the final 11 tracks to this violent split.

War All the Time have an uglier, fuzzier, filthier production than Prolefeed’s sharpness, and benefit from a rounder sound in this regard.

Other than that there are a lot of similarities between the bands; short songs, (although on average slightly longer for War All the Time), Punk fury, swagger, attitude, fast but-not-blast-beats, etc.

The singer has a deeper shout than that of Prolefeed; a throaty snarl shouting belligerently across the tracks.

Like their partners on this split, it’s an enjoyable listen. On balance, I think I prefer Prolefeed’s contribution though as there’s a little more variety in attack, but both sides hit the spot for a bit of grinding angry Hardcore violence.

Have a listen.