What in the name of everloving filth do we have here then? The blurb tells me that this is a band with drums, two basses, and vocals. I do like me a bit of a bass-heavy assault, so how could I pass this up? Let’s dive in. Continue reading
Was it really 2014 when Stillborn Nation came out? Where does the time go? Well, in Human Cull’s case, it seems to have been well-spent by pouring time and effort into crafting 18 tracks/minutes of blistering contemporary grindcore. Continue reading
This album features members/ex-members of Isis, Old Man Gloom, Converge, Mamiffer, and Circle, (as well as others). The band play crusty d-beat hardcore punk, with a decidedly more simple and straightforward approach than a lot of the band members’ other projects. Continue reading
Scumworm create a riot of violence that’s influenced by old-school grind, death metal, and punk. This EP is an ugly, belligerent way to spend 10 minutes, but a rather enjoyable one regardless. Continue reading
I very much enjoyed 2014’s Bloodmines, so a new record form Baptists is well overdue.
The band’s trademark blend of violent hardcore, punk, and noise rock is intact and well, but on this latest release they have developed the latter part of their sound to a greater degree. This has resulted in a more involved and Continue reading
Here we have 15 minutes of vicious grindcore mixed with sludge, punk, and crust.
Although for the average person this release is likely to be heard as a relentlessly impenetrable wall of noise, for those that are connoisseurs of all things extreme metal, there’s a surprising amount of variety on this short, violent Continue reading
I like Death Engine. Like, a lot. Mud was a massively enjoyable album of multifaceted, nuanced hardcore, showing a breadth of delivery and depth of substance that’s extremely rare to encounter outside of the mighty Converge. This should not be taken to mean that Death Engine sound like Converge, however. Continue reading
The two main members of this band have a wealth of experience between them. This includes, (but is not limited to), Echelon, Megascavenger, Paganizer, The Grotesquery, Those Who Bring the Torture, Just Before Dawn and Ursinne). Phew, that’s a lot of expertise. Continue reading
This is a split based around a single concept, (the concept of Theion, the divine fire that burns but never consumes), with each band contributing their individual vision of occult black metal to the overarching whole. A lot of time and effort has obviously gone into this release, which is reflected in the lengthy playing time of 68 minutes. Continue reading