Ukrainian? Check. Mathcore? Check. Wonderful guitar tone? Check. Interesting song writing? Check. Annoying intro to a review? Check! The Nietzsche is, you guessed it, a mathcore style band based out of Ukraine. Slight punk inspired hardcore is also present on this release as the band whips your ass for a good 13 minutes on this EP. While it’s not of the gore, growl and blast beat kind, it’s still good…especially if you like bands like The Chariot and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo. Lot’s of screaming and energy found on Intro To Advanced Poetry.
Them crazy Aussie bastards in King Parrot are already back with Dead Set, with the flames of Bite Your Head Off still smoldering, the guys are rolling out an even better release this time around. If you loved that album, then this album will be an easy choice for you. 39 minutes of devastating grind riffing, blast of the beats on the drums and that trademark vocal style that only King Parrot can deliver. Prepare to fucking headbang.
Pass this album to the left and hit the play button! Holy shit Connoisseur’s new album “Stoner Justice” is a proper full length release to last year’s EP, which was named the same exact damn thing. Fucking lazy stoners! With much more content and still giving us proper resin filled bong rips of hardcore groove, grind heavy vocals and punishing drumming, Stoner Justice is the smoke filled album that you need. While some weed loving bands tend to go slow and steady, Connoisseur likes to churn out a violent energy that’ll make you headbang and grind your weed even faster!
Warhorse is a doom band from Massachusetts, whom enjoy making odd sounds in rather thick grooves in massively laid out song structures. The songs are gigantic as well is that freaking guitar/bass tone. As Heaven Turns To Ash… + the I Am Dying re-issue will satisfy those in need of some quality doom, or if you’re an old fan trying to grab a hold of some physical material! 7 out of 10
Beyond Dishonor is a metalcore act (Even though I think they are more along the lines of a edgy/aggressive hardcore act sort of like The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza) from New Jersey and I’ve known about these guys for awhile now due to quite a bit of Facebook circulation and things I’ve seen from the scene up there. This Generation EP is my first true listen to the band with critical ears and I must say….these guys know how to create some body moving music. The use of groove, breakdowns and overall high energy atmosphere makes this EP fun to listen to.
Fulgora is the dream team of grind musicians coming together to create something a little more diverse, creative and still giving us a raw energy ass kicking. Fulgora’s “Stratagem” is very much a grind album but on a more intellectual level. The way the music comes together is a more planned out process and the way this release grabs me and gives me a good time is unlike anything else in the genre. It’s a good fucking time and I loved listening to this album!
Now streaming the full EP from New Plague! Blackened Hardcore from New York! Enjoy the music!
Horror Pain Gore Productions released this Solanum/Epi-Demic split in January and it’s a high energy old school metal, with massive punk/thrash appeal to it. A true headbanger and pairs well with 18 cans of PBR.
7.4 out of 10
Hailing from Pomona, CA comes forth a furious blend of the heaviest hardcore and death metal mix I’ve ever heard! Xibalba’s Tierra Y Libertad gives us a mix of these two fine genres without turning it into deathcore, which is on a thin line as it is with their simple yet amazing approach to song writing. Xibalba translates to “place of fear” and is the name of the underworld found within Mayan mythology, where it is ruled by the Maya death gods and their helpers. This land of the dead is portrayed well within Xibalba’s sound, as they maintain an ultra brutal devastation type of sound within their wall of excellent tone. The cover art also does a fine job at showing the listener what they should expect to hear before they even press play. This is pure unholy war.
Canada’s most brutal export EXALT has unleashed a stream of their tumultuous new album, Pale Light, today at RevolverMag.com. The record is due out on Tuesday, November 4th via New Damage Records and is currently available for pre-order at iTunes (http://bit.ly/1yoLqWk) and from New Damage (http://bit.ly/1pAUZHZ).