This is the debut album from Thørn, a blackened crust band from Italy.
Inferno contains 36 minutes of anger, teeth, and crushing distorted intensity. Thørn’s blackened crusty hardcore is a shockingly good record. Continue reading “Thørn – Inferno (Review)”
Candy are a hardcore band from the US and this is their second album.
I do so enjoy music that’s violent and punishing, and Candy’s scathing mix of industrial, metal, and hardcore is exactly that. Across 30 minutes the band demonstrate that they’re very capable in all of these arenas. Continue reading “Candy – Heaven Is Here (Review)”
This is the latest EP from UK metal act Heriot.
Heriot play an interesting and diverse style of music that combines metallic sludge heaviness with hardcore fury and industrial harshness. Heriot don’t really sound like any one band, and it’s great to hear music like this that isn’t concerned with genre boundaries. Continue reading “Heriot – Profound Morality (Review)”
Getting Stabbed are a powerviolence band from the US and this is their debut album.
Featuring a member of No Funeral, Getting Stabbed play a vicious mix of grindcore, hardcore, and powerviolence. Fuelled by a punk rage and an outright hostility to everyone and everything, this is nasty stuff. Continue reading “Getting Stabbed – Atmosphere of Decay (Review)”
Mastiff are a hardcore/sludge metal band from the UK and this is their second album.
Mastiff play the kind of pitch-black ugliness that I really like. Mixing styles and genres into an extreme metal mass of festering hatred and misery, Plague contains elements of doom, sludge, hardcore, and grindcore, all hatefully mixed together and vomited onto the listener with scorn and bile. Continue reading “Mastiff – Plague (Review)”
This is the second album from US blackened hardcore band Funeral Chic.
Fourteen tracks of violent, foul, ugly blackened hardcore? Yes please! How could I resist? Continue reading “Funeral Chic – Superstition (Review)”
Leeched Leeched are a hardcore band from the UK and this is their debut album.
Leeched play violent, aggressive hardcore that’s shot-through with punk, crust, grind, and powerviolence influences. Continue reading “Leeched – You Took the Sun When You Left (Review)”
Hell to Pay are a US hardcore band and this is their debut album.
Here we have 29 minutes of hardcore mixed with elements of metal, grindcore, death metal, and crust. About a third of the running time is taken up by the last track, leaving most of the other songs as Continue reading “Hell to Pay – Bliss (Review)”
It’s once more time to gather in Leeds for this year’s Damnation Festival. With another amazing lineup, this is a festival that’s a definite milestone in the yearly metal calendar.
Continue reading “Damnation Festival – Leeds University, 04/11/17 (Live Review)”
Friendship 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 “Friendship – Hatred (Review)”