Saturday, December 20, 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 demo from a couple years back 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.

Demo Cassette (2011)



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Vancouver's Tempest is a punishing display of blackened hardcore with added elements of punk and crust.  This extremely loud and crushing band creates layers of distortion-soaked guitar shredding, down-tuned bass fuzz, blasting drum work and brutal vocals.  Tempest is heavy, passionate and abrasive with undeniable energy and flawless delivery.  Snag everything below and dig.

Solace 7" (2012)

Masakari / Tempest Split 7" (2012)

Passages LP (2010)


Sunday, December 14, 2014

El Sueño Del Ranchero

Mexico City's El Sueño Del Ranchero was a short-lived grind/screamo project that blended blistering drum work, maniacally complex guitar changes and shrieking vocals.  Their mixture of intense spastic grind is complemented even more with mathy spanish-inspired elements.  Members later went on to form Arse Moreira.  Snag their demo below and Dig.

Demo (2004)


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Bricklayer is an ugly, meaty and straight to the point upcoming hardcore band from the Olympia/Seattle area.  With dirty guitars, muddy bass, frantic drums and throaty vocal grunts, these guys spit out a total ripper of a demo this year.  These thumping tracks of barbaric American hardcore stay in your head and I heard they're working on an LP for the near future.  Get pumped!  Snag Dig.

Demo Cassette (2014)


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Gross hails from Southern Florida and plays a rough brand of hardcore punk with d-beat and powerviolence sprinklings throughout.  Their tunes are awesomely disgusting, fast and soaked in reverb and distortion.  This ugly mess of punk is memorable and ripping and still has a sound all their own.  Snag everything below and dig.

- For Fans Of:  Sucked Dry, Confines, Aerosols & Coerced

Winter Tour Cassette (2014)

Real Life [Single] (2014)

Demo Cassette (2013)

Mind Eraser

 Boston's Mind Eraser is one of the most punishing hardcore/powerviolence bands I've heard in my life!  Beefy, thrashy and sludgy riffs, roaring vocals, muddy bass and fast as all hell drums that sound as thick and full as their overall sound.  Holy shit, these guys shred like no other!  Below is everything I could find.  Play this loud as fuck!  THEY'RE MIND-BLOWING! DIG!!!

Legacy Of Brutality Cassette (2005-2013)

Brutal Supremacy Comp. 2x7" (2011)

Slang Split 7" (2010)
(Mind Eraser Tracks Only)

The Prodigal Son Brings Death 7" (2008)

Conscious Unconscious LP (2008)

Glacial Reign LP (2006)

Cave LP (2004)

Demo Cassette (2003)


Complaints was a short lived project between Will Killingsworth (Ampere, Longings, Vaccine, Etc.) and Dan Madden (Daniel Striped Tiger & Four Eyes) during a gloomy winter season in Massachusetts.  These two highly talented musicians captured 3 tracks of dirty rocking punk that consisted of twangy guitar leads, constant drum abuse and ferocious vocal howls.  I haven't seen this Youth Attack release posted anywhere for quite some time so I figured I'd share this small gem.  Snag below and DIG!!!!!!

Self Titled 7" (2009)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Low Tax

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Low Tax hails from Denver, Colorado and creates a straight-ahead and barbaric brand of dirty hardcore punk.  This pummeling material is rough and grimy with layers of distortion-drenched riffs, beatdown drum work and menacing vocal howls.  These guys are insanely catchy while still maintaining a super gritty sound overall.  Their first demo was definitely interesting but their most recent tape is an absolute ripper.  Snag both releases below and dig.

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II Cassette (2014)

Demo Cassette (2013)

Cop Rot

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Seattle's Cop Rot is an ugly, snarling and degenerate hardcore punk outfit.  These raw and raging tracks are loaded with grit and oozing with aggression.  Stomping drums, blazing guitar chords and mean vocals are compiled into a ferocious delivery of off-kilter, barbaric and thrashy punk that is straight-up nasty!  Snag their material below and DIG!

- For Fans Of:  Blotter, Flaccid, The Sentenced & S.H.I.T.

II Cassette (2013)

Self Titled Cassette (2013)

Demo Cassette (2012)


Sejr is a rough, crunchy, fuzzed out and raw black metal project from members of Redflesh and Iceage. Sweet shit, I know. They probably have members of Sexdrome in it too. These guys released a demo on Posh Isolation a little while back and recently dropped an unsettling new 7".  Hopefully they spit out more soon!  Dig.

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Self Titled 7" (2014)

Demo Cassette (2013)