• Review: Iwrestledabearonce – Hail Mary August 8, 2015 IWABOIwrestledabearonce have made a name for themselves by playing their own special brand of what-the-fuck-evercore. Always the fans of quick shifts in mood dictated by borderline schizophrenic tempo changes, the band has an admirable attitude about playing their brand of relatively experimental metalcore. Instead of stepping into a popular template, IWABO plays as they wish, ... Read more
  • Review: Old Wounds – The Suffering Spirit August 6, 2015 old woundsSome of New Jersey’s finest, the hardcore quartet known as Old Wounds, have released their sophomore crusher of an album “The Suffering Spirit”. This album is for those who love punk-inspired metal grooviness that never ceases to rile up the spirit into a state of relentless headbanging. You can buy yourself a copy on their ... Read more
  • Review: Intravenous Contamination – Drown In Human Fluids August 5, 2015 a0274874867_10Review by Andriana. Intravenous Contamination is a slamming death metal band from Germany. Drowned in Human Fluids is Intravenous Contamination’s first full­ length, containing ten tracks and running around thirty minutes long. Pick up or listen to Drowned in Human Fluids on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, and Big Cartel. “Drowned in Human Fluids is a disgustingly nice ... Read more
  • Review: Azgard – At The Break Of Day July 28, 2015 azgardReview by Andriana. Ukrainian deathcore band Azgard is our target this week with their debut full ­length At the Break of Day, released in May of 2015. At the Break of Day has nine heavy tracks that tackle you then keep you in a headlock for about thirty minutes. I find that the Ukrainian bands that I discover are ... Read more
  • Review: Oceano – Ascendants July 27, 2015 oceanopackshotThe Windy City 5-piece deathcore band Oceano is back in action after their unsatisfactory release “Incisions” with the way better “Ascendants”. This album is available to purchase on iTunes, Earache Records, and Amazon. Alternatively, it can be streamed on YouTube or Spotify. I’m still astounded as to the substantial change in sound from “Incisions” to “Ascendants”. ... Read more
  • Review: A Wake In Providence – Insidious July 21, 2015 untitledReview by Andriana. A Wake in Providence is a five piece deathcore band from New York City, New York. Insidious, released in June 2015, is AWIP’s debut EP and was independently produced. You can purchase or listen to Insidious on Spotify, iTunes, the Google Play Store, and Big Cartel. Insidious is a fun and hard­ hitting deathcore EP that is ... Read more
  • Review: Abiotic – Casuistry July 20, 2015 Abiotic-CasuistryIt’s quite rare that I enjoy a band that has a change in vocalists. It bothers me because vocals are typically the first thing I listen to, since its the forefront of a lot of heavy metal music. I tend to automatically judge music by said vocal work, which is probably unfair since a lot ... Read more
  • Review: Make Them Suffer – Old Souls July 16, 2015 Make-Them-Suffer-Old-Souls-coverBefore we dig too deep, I’m going to lay all my cards on the table. Prior to June of this year, I knew the following things about Australian six-piece Make Them Suffer; they were a band from Australia, they made music, that music may or may not be deathcore-ish , they made relatively heavy use ... Read more
  • Review: The Last Ten Seconds of Life – Soulless Hymns July 15, 2015 The-Last-Ten-Seconds-of-Life-Soulless-Hymns-coverThe four-piece beatdown group known as The Last Ten Seconds of Life released a really excellent album back in January of this year. This masterpiece of an album, “Soulless Hymns”, is available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon or you can stream it via Spotify and YouTube. In all honesty, this is definitely my favorite album of ... Read more
  • Review: Solum Mortum – Memento Mori July 14, 2015 solum mortumReview by Andriana. Solum Mortum is a four piece death metal band from Pennsylvania. Memento Mori is the band’s debut EP and was released in June of 2015. It is only about sixteen minutes long at four tracks. Pick up or listen to Memento Mori on Soundcloud, Reverbnation, Bandcamp, their Facebook page, and Youtube. Solum Mortum picked a sound ... Read more
  • Review: Bong Rips For Jesus – Promo July 13, 2015 coverEvery once in a while you come across a band that’s so overblown and ridiculous that you can’t help but check them out. Such is the case with Bong Rips For Jesus, a brutal deathcore band that prides themselves on creating a healthy blend of slam, marijuana puns, and all the stoner movie samples that ... Read more
  • Review: The Eyes of a Traitor – By Sunset July 12, 2015 168776By Sunset is a strong, five track EP full of inventive breakdowns, blood pumping riffs, and demonic screams. From the first seconds it’s clear that The Eyes Of A Traitor aren’t your average, generic metal. While they’re not strictly deathcore, it’s tough to lump them into any single genre as they successfully take elements from ... Read more
  • Review: Thy Art is Murder – Holy War July 11, 2015 HW coverThy Art is Murder’s Holy War is An Angrier, Worthy Follow-Up to Hate.   After releasing deathcore cornerstone Hate in 2012, calling Australian brutality mongers Thy Art is Murder’s 2015 summer release one of the most anticipated of the year would be an understatement. The past three years have been a ride that took the band from ... Read more
  • Review: AngelMaker – Dissentient July 9, 2015 angelmakerAngelmaker, the six piece deathcore band from British Columbia, has recently released their monstrous debut album Dissentient, which you can purchase on Bandcamp. This album is for hardcore fans of loud, devastating, and ominous deathcore. Angelmaker has revamped and refined their sound, utilizing various vocal styles with two vocalists (pig squeals amongst them), adding in death metal ... Read more
  • Review: Invert the Idols – Condemnation July 6, 2015 invert the idolsInvert the Idols is a 5-piece death metal band from Albany, Georgia. Condemnation is a self recorded and produced EP that released June 13th, 2015. It can be purchased on Bandcamp, the Google Play Store, Amazon, iTunes, and listened to on Spotify. My first impression on Condemnation is that it is a heavy EP with death ... Read more
  • Review: Methwitch – Rotting Away July 5, 2015 a1382540696_10As far as I can tell, Methwitch is Cameron McBride’s solo project. I would like to address him personally: you have my respect, sir/bro! “Rotting Away“is a very fine collection of classic (2006/7 – 2009) brutal, zero nonsense, deathcore songs. There are some grind/blackish riffs and parts thrown in there for good measure, but overall ... Read more
  • Review: Perihelion – Infinite Decay July 3, 2015 Perihelion-Infinite-Decay-cover-400x400There’s a unique surrealness that comes with listening to an up and coming band for the first time. You’re overcome with the excitement of potentially uncovering music’s next hidden gem, but simultaneously worried about stumbling across a dud. Ironically enough, It’s this very same trait that makes listening to music such a rewarding experience; it’s ... Read more
  • Review: Lorna Shore – Psalms July 1, 2015 1433391990_044fd57f6832bc1a073b73505e070cd8Review by Andriana. Deathcore giants Lorna Shore have dropped a new album on June 9th band’s first full­ length and was a highly anticipated album. With the built up suspense, was it worth getting hype over? Short answer: yes. This will be a difficult review to write due to the lack of words and phrases required to describe how enjoyable Psalms ... Read more
  • Review: Zebras – The City of Sun June 30, 2015 coverZebras‘ approach to crossover/thrash/punk and hardcore is exceptional. These three musicians know how to write angry, pissed-off, misanthropic songs and I salute them for it! Even though some of the songs, which can be heard in “The City of Sun” (thanks for the promo copy guys, appreciate it!), might seem interchangeable to some of our ... Read more
  • Review: Kill The Stigmatic – Built On A Burial Ground June 24, 2015 a2886933131_10Review by Andriana. Kill the Stigmatic is a death metal band hailing from Philadelphia. Built on a Burial Ground is a three track EP that kills from start to finish. Kill the Stigmatic has played shows with bands such as Exhumed, Dying Fetus, Waking the Cadaver, Cognitive, and others. Purchase Built on a Burial Ground on Bandcamp! I already said Built ... Read more
  • Review: M.H.X’s Chronicles – Infinite Ocean June 19, 2015 unnamedOne of the things about M.H.X’s Chronicles you’ll notice straight out of the gate, is their unrelenting faithfulness to true melodic death metal. Never straying too far from the tried and true patterns and layouts of most melodic death metal, M.H.X’s Chronicles stands out in it’s exceptional impact and in the obvious care taken to craft it’s ... Read more
  • Review: Iona Grove – Breathe June 15, 2015 iona groveIona Grove is a 5-piece melodic hardcore band from Denver, Colorado. At a running time of about 11 minutes long, Breathe is Iona Grove’s debut EP. It can be listened to and picked up on Bandcamp. A quick remark on the EP: short and sweet. First thing to point out is the solid production. Bass, guitars, ... Read more
  • Review: Septa – Destroyer June 11, 2015 a1080700307_16Destroyer is a seven track album released by the four piece experimental/metalcore band Septa. Experimental/metalcore is a general and fast description of Septa, but not accurate. Destroyer is an interesting album, to say the least. Check it (and purchase) out for yourself on Bandcamp. There were many times on the album that made me confused, but impressed. I sensed experimental ... Read more
  • Review: Malevolence – Reign of Suffering June 8, 2015 malevolence - reign of sufferingMalevolence bring the mosh. Period. Hopefully they’ll release new material soon; in the meantime , I’ll present you their last album. Spoiler alert: it goes hard. No, seriously – these are some of the most infectious riffs, combined with the freshest/nastiest breakdowns. Go listen to this right now! Siege of Amida know who to sing, ... Read more
  • Review: Bhayanak Maut – Man June 2, 2015 bhayanak maut psab 2Bhayanak Maut is a conceptual metal band from India. Man is the last part of their cancer life-cycle trilogy. The album contains the theme that mankind is the “biggest cancer to have ever existed,” in their own words.  It can be listened to on Spotify, Bandcamp, and purchased from their website. Man has a lot of ... Read more