• 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
  • Review: Pangaea – Roots June 1, 2015 Pangaea-Front-402x400The Wisconsin quintet Pangaea brings something new to the table. In modern music, especially most forms and sub-genres of metal, bands don’t stray too far from the tried and true metal sounds. They take from bands that have already made it big and keep the same formula while tweaking it to try and sound unique enough. ... Read more
  • Review: Helm’s Deep – Unmarked Grave May 31, 2015 helms deep“Former members of Moria have regrouped as Helm’s Deep to bring back the fun, intensity, and sheer brutality metal and hardcore music brings. No bullshit, just punishing riffs and groove. We aren’t changing the way you think of music, we’re just being nerdy and crushing everything in sight”. I couldn’t agree more – Helm’s Deep ... Read more
  • Review: Dischordia – Sources EP May 26, 2015 a2779653765_16Dischordia is a 4 piece progressive death metal band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sources EP is their latest effort, released in March of 2015. Sources EP can be listened to and purchased on Bandcamp. Sources EP was a different kind of EP: it has a parody track that is not really metal at all and it has ... Read more
  • Review: Enabler – La Fin Absolue Du Monde May 25, 2015 a4265604240_16“The world is fucked and this is the soundtrack to it’s demise” – this quote from Enabler’s facebook page sums perfectly the general mood, present throughout the band’s discography. The trio is set to release a debut Century Media album this June (check out the excellent single “By Demons Denied” here), so before that I ... Read more
  • Review: Grizzly Knows No Remorse – Fat Glasses and The Leather Mustache May 24, 2015 Cover  So who the hell are Grizzly Knows No Remorse, and what kind of name is that? Frankly, it doesn’t matter if they wanted to call themselves the Bashfully Brazen Henchmen of Atlantis, because their album Fat Glasses and The Leather Mustache kicks ass. The high-energy quartet from Moscow, Russia fit everything we  love about punk, rock, hardcore and even ... Read more
  • Review: Cognitive – Cognitive May 20, 2015 a1735487144_16Review by Andriana. Cognitive is a New Jersey­ based death metal band. Cognitive is their debut full­ length and was released in 2014. It can be listened to on Spotify, Bandcamp, Reverbnation, and purchased from Big Cartel. Cognitive is an interesting album because it is mainly a death metal album, but it has grind/slam elements (don’t kill ... Read more
  • Review: Call Us Forgotten – A Hope Remains May 18, 2015 0000031236_10The Portland, Oregon quintet Call Us Forgotten, kicks ass. Straight up,  A Hope Remains is on another level of metalcore and musicality. It’s unique, fast, melodic, surprisingly heavy, and chock-full of “oh shit!” moments. You’d be doing yourself a disservice to pass this fantastic album up. A Hope Remains starts off quite slow, with an intro track ... Read more
  • Review: Blackest – Blackest May 17, 2015 a2022729332_16Blackest’s blend of spastic hardcore/metal is just amazing. I’ve never felt so good listening to an EP – take my word for it. I have no idea why these guys are so pissed, but it works flawlessly with the tracks. Aggression, pain, misery, desire – all these permeate throughout the entire piece. The riffs are ... Read more
  • Review: Auras – Crestfallen May 13, 2015 Cover1Review by Andriana. Auras makes a comeback with the new Crestfallen EP. There are 5 killer tracks from the Canadian four piece. You can purchase Crestfallen via District Lines, or listen to it on Spotify. Crestfallen does not disappoint and is a great follow up EP from Panacea. Since Panacea, I have loved the drumming and polyrhythmic ... Read more