Spill Your Guts are a blackened hardcore band from China and this is their second album.
The promo blurb states the following bands as influences on Spill Your Guts – Turbonegro, Kvelertak, Trap Them,
Every Time I Die, The Bronx,
All Pigs Must Die, Refused, and Shai Hulud – and these serve as a decent starting point for approaching the 31 minutes of material that makes up The Wrath It Takes. Continue reading “Spill Your Guts – The Wrath It Takes (Review)”
Wear Your Wounds are a post-rock band from the US and this is their third album.
Featuring current/ex-members of Converge, The Red Chord, Cave In, Hatebreed, and Trap Them, don’t let these band names fool you – this might not be what you are expecting. Rust on the Gates of Heaven is not a hardcore supergroup. Rather, it’s a 53-minute journey into reflective post-rock waters, and has more in common with bands like Crippled Black Phoenix, Mogwai, Angels of Light, Russian Circles, and, yes, hints of Cave In, than any of the other bands listed. Continue reading “Wear Your Wounds – Rust on the Gates of Heaven (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)”
Wolf King are a blackened hardcore band from the US and this is their debut album.
Ahh, this is precisely the kind of adrenaline shot you need when…well, whenever really. With the dark, invigorating energy that comes off this thing in waves you could power one of the cities of Hell, I’m sure. Continue reading “Wolf King – Loyal to the Soil (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)”
This is the third album from All Pigs Must Die, a US hardcore band.
Ever since 2013’s Nothing Violates This Nature knocked me off my feet, kicked me in the teeth, and stamped down on my neck, I’ve been looking forward to the next instalment of brutal abuse from this impressive act. Continue reading “All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal (Review)”
Seeker are from the US and play grindcore/hardcore. This is their second album.
Now this is the stuff for those days when you just can’t seem to get going and you need a huge kick up the arse to get you moving. Seeker are the steel-toe capped boot. Continue reading “Seeker – Loss (Review)”
Apes are a dark hardcore band from Canada and this is their debut album.
I love it when you find a band that don’t limit themselves to what they play, exploring multiple genres and bringing everything together with a love of extremity and savage delivery. Continue reading “Apes – Lightless (Review)”
Thieves are a US hardcore band and this is their debut album.
Thieves play dark, violent hardcore. I can’t help but like this kind of relentlessly bleak and abrasive music. Over the course Continue reading “Thieves – LP I (Review)”
This is the debut album from Sunlight’s Bane, a blackened sludge/grindcore band from the US.
This is nasty, raw and nihilistic music that wants nothing more than to terrify, scar and demoralise the listener. With a mix of Nails, Anaal Nathrakh, Hooded Menace, Aborted, Trap Them, Extreme Noise Terror, Primitive Man, Zao, and many others in their sound, Sunlight’s Bane have concocted an identity that’s very much their own and quite a hard one to accurately classify, if you care about such things. Continue reading “Sunlight’s Bane – The Blackest Volume: Like All the Earth Was Buried (Review)”