• Review: Battlecross – Rise to Power August 31, 2015 Just as the world became in need of something fun and vibrant from the heavy metal community, the five piece thrash outfit Battlecross unleashed a behemoth record entitled “Rise to Power”. After I nearly exhausted their practically perfect prior albums, it was definitely time for the band to renew themselves in the form of another ... Read more
  • Review: Obedience to Dictator – Hogzilla August 30, 2015 Review by Thomas. The Italian quintet is definitely one of the stranger bands in the death metal genre. Dubbing themselves sci-fi death metal, OBEDIENCE TO DICT∆TOR’s Hogzilla is a solid album on all fronts that definitely deserves a listen to. Clocking in at just under twenty minutes, Hogzilla covers a lot of ground in such a short ... Read more
  • Review: Shores of Acheron – IRA August 23, 2015 Ira is Shores of Acheron’s latest EP released in June of 2015. There are 7 songs running to about 22 minutes fully through. Ira hits hard so be sure to pick it up or listen to it on Bandcamp, Spotify, and iTunes! Opening the EP is an introductory track that reminds me of Silent Hill type ... Read more
  • Review: Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction August 20, 2015 At long last, after three tedious years of hopeless waiting and troublesome anxiety, the four-piece death metal/grind legends of Cattle Decapitation have released their 8th studio album “The Anthropocene Extinction”. Fans of the criminally brutal and absurdly excellent “Monolith of Inhumanity” (such as myself) were worried sick as to whether or not they could follow ... Read more
  • Review: Northlane – Node August 19, 2015 I’ll say this much before the review really begins; buy Northlane’s new album Node. Use whatever outlet you find most convenient. You owe it to yourself to purchase this album, even if you’re not a fan of metalcore. If it being a great album is not enough of a reason, buy it for the story. ... Read more
  • Review: The Nietzsche – Intro to Advanced Poetry August 17, 2015 The Nietzsche is a hardcore super group from Ukraine bringing a sweet little release to you under the name Intro to Advanced Poetry. Just as the name implies, Intro to Advanced Poetry is all about poetry. The Nietzsche’s priority is making poetry more relevant via hardcore music and I gotta say: it works. Now how does ... Read more
  • Review: Straight to Pain – Earthless August 11, 2015 Straight to Pain is an Italian metal band that formed in 2009. Earthless is their second EP and released in June of 2015. This little ditty offers a lot to the listener in an accessible way. Pick up or listen to Earthless on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon. One notable thing about Earthless is how raw it ... Read more
  • Review: Iwrestledabearonce – Hail Mary August 8, 2015 Iwrestledabearonce 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 Some 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 Review 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 Review 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 The 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 Review 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 It’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 Before 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 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 Review 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 Every 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 By 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 Thy 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 Angelmaker, 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 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 As 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 There’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 Review 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