Sunday, April 24, 2016

Indignation

NYC's Indignation hits hard with a sonic assault of blown-out d-beat mayhem.  These guys drive right into your skull with noise-drenched guitar and bass, barbaric drum work and roaring vocal grunts.  Their demo from last year is unbelievably brutal and I can't wait to hear what follows.  Snag this beast below and rage hard!  Dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Perdition, NomadInfernöh

Demo Cassette (2015)

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and plays urgent, no-holds-barred hardcore punk that doesn't give you a second to breathe.  Their demo blew me away at first listen with manic energy, non-stop riffs, fast-as-hell drum work and tough vocal grunts.  These guys recently dropped a mean 12" EP that's easily one of the best releases of the year.  If you haven't yet indulged in this band's material, snag it below and dig your brains out.  This shit owns!!!


Need To Control 12" EP (2016)
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Promo Cassette (2015)

Demo Cassette (2014)

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire is a rock'n'roll fused punk band from NYC that kicks some serious ass.  These guys deliver tasty guitar licks that climb all over the place, groovy bass rhythms, driving drums and wailing cock-rock-style vocals that are gritty and forceful.  Their debut release is super rad and will surely have you banging your head.  Dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Ajax & Hank Wood And The Hammerheads

Self Titled LP (2016)

Green Beret

Green Beret is a ripping d-beat outfit from the Boston area who play an aggressive style of punk that pours over nonstop drum abuse and muddled bass riffs while vocals are spit in your face.  This band is intense, tough as nails and doesn't let up for a second.  Their new LP is fucking incredible!  Snag their everything below and support these barbarians.  Dig.


Standing At The Mouth Of Hell LP (2016)
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The Cult Of State 7" (2013)
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Violence Is Their Currency 12" EP (2012)

Demo Cassette (2010)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Mysterious Skin

Seattle, Washington's Mysterious Skin is RAAAADD!!!  This is some fierce female-fronted fastcore that seriously rips.  Their recorded output is in-your-face and never lets up with walls of blazing riffs, constant drum abuse and vicious screams.  There's so much going on and it's fucking magical.  Snag everything below and dig!


Hard Grip Cassette (2016)

Winter Tour Tape (2014)

Demo (2014)

Mellow Harsher

Mellow Harsher is a maniacal grind-violence outfit from Madison, Wisconsin.  These bastards spit out unrelenting guitar and bass riffs accompanied with insanely fast drum work and ridiculously ferocious vocal growls and shrieks.  Their discography is always running through my speakers and for damn good reason.  Get your face ripped off, snag below and dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  SFN & Copeater

- For Fans Of:  Six Brew Bantha, Put To Death, Sordo & A.C.

Served Cold 7" (2015)
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Internal Rot / Mellow Harsher Split 7" (2015)
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Bitter Cold Compilation 7" (2014)
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Demo Cassette (2011)

Final Draft

Here's some menacingly pissed-off powerviolence from Inglewood, California's Final Draft.  These brutes spit out blazing jams that are loaded with blistering drums, throaty vocal grunts and whirlwinds of buzzing riffs.  This is everything you'd expect from a solid powerviolence outfit from Cali.  Snag everything below and DIG!


Final Draft / Fissure Split 7" (2015)

West World Order LP (2012)

Inglewood Grindcore CD-R (2009)

Self Titled 7" (2008)

Final Draft / AxRxMx Split 7" (2006)

Culture Abuse

Culture Abuse! Some dudes from Cali from bands you've heard of playing "party anthems" under the influence of multiple illegal substances.  It's incredibly awesome too!  These dudes are doing something fresh and kind of creepy.  The guitars have cool effects making their sound hypnotic and trippy.  The vocals are melodic and melancholy while still fucked sounding and desperate.  Get into this now and support the shit out of these guys!  Culture Abuse is giving it their all and living the punk dream.  Peep their new LP because it's just as amazing as their two previous releases.  DIG!!!!!!



NASA Space Universe

Santa Ana, California's NASA Space Universe has delivered an unhinged and angular brand of American hardcore for years.  These dudes construct technical and driving hardcore that consists of wild guitar shredding, spastic bass grooves, insanely good drum work and ferocious vocal howls and screams.  NSU reels you in and demands your attention.  Their raging final LP dropped a little while back and is some of the band's grittiest material to date.  Snag everything below and take notes.  Dig.  


70 AD LP (2016)


The Stars My Destination Comp. LP (2012-2014)

Across The Wounded Galaxies LP (2011)

The Two Stigmata Of NSU Comp. LP (2007-2010)

Liquids

Here's some more snotty angst-filled punk from Northwest Indiana's Liquids.  This is a frantic mess of lo-fi hardcore punk delivered at rapid speeds and never wants to slow down.  Their material is catchy, thrashy and messy in the best of ways.  Snag their jams below and DIG!


Blindin Flash Cassette (2016)
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Brandon's In Jail Cassette (2015)
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Lumpy Mixtape #2 (2015)
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Live! With Liquids Time Cassette (2015)
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Mat's Demo Cassette (2015)

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Scumraid

Scumraid hails from Seoul, South Korea and creates a blown-out mixture of d-beat and noise punk that's layered in grit and fuzz.  These guys construct walls of noisy riffs, crashing cymbals, pummeling drums and howling vocals.  I was blown away after hearing their latest 7''.  Snag everything below, especially the Seoul Comp. Cassette, it features plenty of rad bands from South Korea.  Dig!

- For Fans Of:  D-Clone, Koszmar, Perdition & Church Whip

Rip Up 7" (2015)

Seoul Compilation Cassette

Out Of Order 7" (2014)

Demo Cassette (2012)

Dark Circles

Here is some unholy and heavy-as-hell hardcore from Montreal's Dark Circles.  This band constructs a dark, brooding and crusty style of menacingly brutal hardcore.  Walls of riffs, downtuned bass, thundering drums and Jamie's signature throat-tearing howls are all delivered with perfection.  This band rips!  Snag their crusty jams below and hope they come to the states soon!  Dig!!!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Black Ships, In Tongues, Naughty Girls & Blacklashed

Dark Circles / Abstracter Split LP (2016)
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MMXIV LP (2014)

S/T 2013 cover art
Self Titled EP (2013)