New Waters – Experience (Review)

New WatersThis is the second album from Finnish hardcore band New Waters.

Experience is suitably titled, leading the listener on an…ahem…experience, lasting 36 minutes. As you travel through the band’s internally-forged landscapes, you get to…ahem…experience their charismatic and aggressive form of hardcore. It’s definitely an…ahem…experience. Continue reading

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Cyclopean Blood Temple – Unholy Union (Review)

Cyclopean Blood TempleCyclopean Blood Temple are a grindcore band from the US and this is their debut EP.

If vicious, grim grind/hardcore is your thing, then you should definitely check out Unholy Union. Continue reading

Baptists – Beacon of Faith (Review)

BaptistsBaptists are a Canadian hardcore band and this is their third album.

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

Converge – The Dusk in Us (Review)

ConvergeConverge are a hardcore band from the US and this is their ninth album.

Converge should need no real introduction to fans of high quality extreme music. Suffice to say that if you haven’t yet checked them out, please do so at your earliest convenience, as, quite frankly, they’re simply one of the best bands in existence. Continue reading