Well. Just read that title over again. Interesting, no? Well, I think so. When it comes to New Jersey grind outfit Pink Mass, this headline is just another walk in the park on a dark, gloomy afternoon. This band has a very over-the-top aspect to their music and it’s fun as hell. They have just unloaded a new track titled “Beastial Sodomizers” which will be released on the bands forthcoming album, Necrosexual, due out on Halloween. Check out the track below. It’s fucking great. Continue Reading
If you remember me from my days at American Aftermath, you probably saw me post about Plague Widow AT LEAST once. If not, let me catch you up. Plague Widow are a blackened deathgrind band who have been on hiatus for about four years now. Apparently the band worked on some new material in 2015 and it is finally seeing the light of day. This is insanely exciting for me and it should be for you also. Check out the new tracks, eight in total, below. SO GOOD. Continue Reading
Japan’s enigmatic Friendship deliver 25 minutes of uncompromising sonic hostility on their aptly named full-length debut, Hatred.
The mysterious Tokyo act turned a few heads stateside earlier this year with the reissue of their previously self-released I&II EPs. This two-part release featured a rampaging, antagonistic sound that was a fiery collision between hardcore, grind and powerviolence, with a bit of industrial grit and antisocial noise added for good measure. While Friendship traversed familiar waters on these releases, and frankly still do, the sheer ferocity and sonic power of their music leaves a lot of their contemporaries in the dust.
Hatred picks up where I&II left off stylistically (and features two rerecorded songs for that matter), but the amount of tortuous heaviness is increased to unfathomable levels, making its predecessor seem like easy listening in comparison.
Australian grindcore miscreants King Parrot offer another generous helping of rowdy, thrashing tunes on their third full-length offering, Ugly Produce.
Though the Melbourne-based act have been cranking out rambunctious, irreverent jams since about 2010, it wasn’t until the 2014 reissue of their debut full-length, Bite Your Head Off, that King Parrot began to turn heads. Its razor-sharp riffs, hyperactive rhythms and ridiculous sense of humor was a breath of fresh of air in a genre that sometimes takes itself a bit too seriously (that goes for extreme metal as a whole as well). In addition to their abrasive yet comedic tunes, appearances at SXSW and other festivals and the adoration and support of Philip Anselmo also aided in putting the Aussies in the grind spotlight. Continue Reading
Crawling out of the swamps of Louisiana comes Sounding; a band with an endless array of face-melting mathcore instrumentation that harks back to the Myspace spazz-grind days. In just a few short weeks, these Southern noisemakers will be releasing their debut full-length, Trepanantion, via Dark Trail Records. The forthcoming 15-minute barrage of grinding mayhem is enough to cause mass brain hemorrhaging the world over. Previously-released singles can attest to this if you do not believe us.
In anticipation of the album’s release, Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of its penultimate track, “Third Eye Money Shot”. This two-minute stormer churns out discombobulating, earsplitting riffs and dissonant beatdowns that show absolutely no mercy. Fans of As the Sun Sets, Robinson, See You Next Tuesday, Ion Dissonance and the like will not want to glance over this. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
On their full-length debut, Helpless unleashes a vicious amalgam of mathcore, hardcore and grind that rips the throat of those who listen. This new album, titled Debt, delivers 22 unyielding minutes of dissonant, frenetic riffs, pummeling grooves and oppressive sonic weight. It’s mission is to destroy, and destroy it does.
Svbterranean recently caught up with vocalist and guitarist Dan Couch to discuss the new album, dissonance and future plans.
Awe, the golden age of metalcore: a time where fashion was big and huge (18 Visions and Orange County, California), skinny jeans were actually girls jeans, and most subtlety was non-existent, as bands wrote poems as songs in their vain attempts to show that their was brains behind their supposed brawn. A random genre created and still expanded upon to this day; a genre much loved and maligned by many people that it took a few death metal stalwarts and a humorous disposition to create a band that ultimately would become one of the shining examples of it?
The Body and Full of Hell return with another dark and abrasive collaborative effort with Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light.
Throughout their careers, The Body and Full of Hell have thrived in the underground extreme music scenes by being prolific workhorses, and by purveying a sound and image in their respective genres that is dark, misanthropic and nihilistic, which seems to strike a chord with the more “disenfranchised” heavy music listener. Because of their commendable work ethics and shared love for all things polarizing and noisy, its not surprising that their paths would eventually cross, resulting in 2016’s One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache.
With roughly 21 minutes at their disposal, Edmonton’s Suffer Me deliver a fiercely venomous amalgam of grind and mathcore on their forthcoming, self-titled album. Rife with dissonance, disfigured riff structures and dizzying complexity, Suffer Me‘s debut will satiate the appetites of fans of grossly abstract grind of the highest order.
In anticipation of its impending release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive stream of its opening track, “Dissolve & Reform”. In a mere 74 seconds, this unhinged, vitriolic track unleashes enough volatile rhythmic shifts and frenetic instrumentation to make your head spin. Fans of Fuck the Facts, Maruta and the like, take now. Check it out after the break.
Suffer Me will be released on October 11.
So…I had some goddamn medical mystery awesomeness and laid low like motherfucker because I HAD A STROKE! I did a quick review last time and that took me for-fucking-ever because it affected my fine motor skills on my right side. So typing was a fucking bitch of a time. But everything is OK because there are more problems but let’s ignore that shit because fuck it. Let’s get to reviewing and talking about music, history, and the lack of social graces.
From 2001 to 2005, I attended the beautiful campus of SUNY Potsdam, a diamond of cultural diversity awash in a sea of redneck recluse, identity crisis ( many people think they should act like southerners but can trace their lineage back for years to…northern New York….), and the brink of economic desperation and fear. The only constant was the feeling of displacement, friends (hey Charles), and the fact that your mind and heart and emotions really never synced up.