Monthly Overview – the Best of April 2020

As it is every month, April’s releases were a hard bunch to whittle down to just a worthy few. I’ve settled on just the five below to highlight, but be aware that I’ve left out many other damn good records. Continue reading

WVRM – Colony Collapse (Review)

Wvrm - Colony CollapseThis is the third album from WVRM, a US grindcore band.

Since discovering WVRM in 2017 with Can You Hear the Wind Howl, I’ve real enjoyed their work. Which is why I knew I had to check out Colony Collapse. Spread across 27 minutes of violent power channelled into 14 furious grindcore songs, this album is a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading

Getting Stabbed – Atmosphere of Decay (Review)

Getting Stabbed - Atmosphere of DecayGetting 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

Interview with WVRM

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WVRM’s latest EP Can You Hear the Wind Howl may only last a very brief nine minutes, but it’s 9 minutes of savage darkness and cutting, lethal ferocity. Hyper-aggressive and full of the kind of pitch-black extremity we can’t get enough of here at Wonderbox Metal, WVRM have seriously impressed with this very enjoyable collection of malignant, brutally nasty tunes.

Yes, this was very definitely a band to find out more about… Continue reading