This is the debut album from Finnish grindcore band Sonic Poison.
I enjoyed Sonic Poison’s 2016 debut demo Harsh Demonstration, but missed out on the split and EP that the band released after this. It’s now time for their debut album though, and I was determined not to let this one slip by me too. Eruption is an appropriately titled 22-minute assault of vicious deathgrind. Prepare yourself for mayhem. Continue reading “Sonic Poison – Eruption (Review)”
Acephalix are a death metal band from the US and this is their fourth album.
Theothanatology, (which features a member of Draghkar/Vastum), is an album of blunt brutality, repeatedly slamming broken bits of gravestone into your head across 32 minutes of death metal barbarity. Continue reading “Acephalix – Theothanatology (Review)”
Escuela Grind are a grindcore band from the US and this is their second album.
I love me some grindcore, but what Escuela Grind give us is actually more interesting than just that. This is grindcore by way of huge metallic hardcore groove. Memory Theater takes the strengths of both worlds to produce a monstrous collection of tracks that cut a swathe through the opposition. Continue reading “Escuela Grind – Memory Theater (Review)”
This is the debut album from international grindcore band Kill Division.
Kill Division boast current and ex-members of bands such as Aborted, Bent Sea, Gruesome, Inhuman Condition, Malevolent Creation, Megadeth, Soilwork, and Venom Inc. in their ranks, so you know a lot of experience has gone into this album. Continue reading “Kill Division – Peace Through Tyranny (Review)”
This is the debut album from US grindcore band Slugcrust.
Containing two members of WVRM, Ecocide contains 22 minutes of mayhem and carnage, the way they used to make it, but rarely do anymore. Well, Slugcrust do, and they do it very well. Continue reading “Slugcrust – Ecocide (Review)”
This is the eighth album from Polish grindcore band Antigama.
I always enjoy hearing Antigama, as no matter what they’re doing you know you’re going to at least get a good base level of quality (see Meteor, The Insolent, and Depressant as good examples). Continue reading “Antigama – Whiteout (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 eighth album from US death metallers Origin.
It seems like Unparalleled Existence only came out a couple of years ago, but it was actually 2017. Time certainly flies. Still, at least Origin have now returned, bringing us the 46-minute beast that is Chaosmos. Continue reading “Origin – Chaosmos (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)”
This is the latest EP from veteran UK grindcore band Napalm Death.
This mini-album consists of 29 minutes of material. The tracks are made up of recordings made during the sessions for the band’s last album – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism – and is made up of six new songs and two covers. Continue reading “Napalm Death – Resentment Is Always Seismic – a Final Throw of Throes (Review)”