Sunday, April 24, 2016
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.
Demo Cassette (2015)
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!!!
- Members Also Play(ed) In: Direct Control, Government Warning, No Time, Sickoids, Mercy Killings, Masakari, & Heartless
Promo Cassette (2015)
Demo Cassette (2014)
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.
Self Titled LP (2016)
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.
-Members Also Play(ed) In: Social Circkle, Confines, Limp Wrist, Failures, Chain Rank, Missionary, Acid Reflux, Blank Stare, No Tolerance, Aggression Pact, By The Throat, Bloody Gears & Exit Order
Violence Is Their Currency 12" EP (2012)
Demo Cassette (2010)
Saturday, April 23, 2016
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)
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.
Demo Cassette (2011)
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! 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!!!!!!
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)
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!
- Members Also Play(ed) In: The Coneheads, Pukeoid, Ooze, Big Zit, C.C.T.V., Hot Beef, Wild Joe, Scabs, Guinea Kid, Dagger, The Outs, Night Fever, Shitkickers, D-Boys, Wasted Effort, ABC Gum, Zap, Gun, Menanites, G.S.B. & D.L.I.M.C.
Mat's Demo Cassette (2015)
Saturday, April 2, 2016
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!
Rip Up 7" (2015)
Seoul Compilation Cassette
Out Of Order 7" (2014)
Demo Cassette (2012)