Japanese hardcore act Friendship unleashed one of the meanest albums of 2017 today and if you’re not into it, you’re wrong. Lane reviewed the album a while back, but the time has come for you to make up your own mind. You can stream the album in the widget below. Man, this thing crushes. Enjoy and be sure to pick up the album on your preferred format today! Continue Reading
Metallic hardcore outfit Centuries have announced the release of their sophomore full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s Taedium Vitae. The new record, which was recorded by Kris Hilbert (Torch Runner, The Body, et al) and mastered by Brad Boatright, will be titled The Lights of This Earth Are Blinding and will see a release through Southern Lord on January 12, 2018. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of new track “Bygones”.
All Pigs Must Die is a veritable super group of musicians from underground bands, consisting of Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods and Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse). The band has put out two full lengths (2011’s God Is War and 2013’s Nothing Violates This Nature) that were rip roaring and rage-filled, filled with crust metallic hardcore that was a pure ideal of what angry music should be when one looks at the parts that make the whole. They have since added Brian Izzi of Trap Them to their band, and have a new release titled Hostage Animal. Continue Reading
It is sometimes surprisingly difficult to remember the first time you encountered a particular thing, even when that thing later turns out to be significantly meaningful, or something you really enjoy. Amenra is like that for me, in that I’m not sure when exactly I ran across them first or what led me to it. I do remember that the first exposure I had to them was seeing a video for their song The Pain. It Is Shapeless, which had been set to scenes from E. Elias Merhige’s dark surrealist film Begotten. If you haven’t seen Begotten before, its an extremely intense high contrast black and white art film that begins with a scene in which a god figure seated in a chair is disemboweling itself while vomiting filth. I had seen the film before and was always really drawn to its aesthetic and strangeness. It blew my mind a little that someone had decided to use it as a music video. Then the Amenra song began playing over it and somehow worked as a perfect complement in that moment. So, naturally I dove down the Amenra rabbit hole immediately afterward. Continue Reading
All Pigs Must Die (Converge, Trap Them, etc.) are set to release their new LP, Hostage Animal, on October 27, but they’ve made the whole record available to stream in its entirety right now via Noisey. The new release is the full-length followup to 2013’s Nothing Violates This Nature, and is their most dynamic work to date, featuring ten tracks of bleak and intense aggression. Check it out after the break.
Hardcore act Lionheart are back and their new album Welcome To The West Coast II in early November. The band has released a new music video for the albums track “Still Bitter Still Cold” and it’s rad. It’s a cool video and a dope song. Check it out below and be sure to protect ya neck. Continue Reading
Chicago’s The Mons walk a fine line between bratty punk rock and old school hardcore on their forthcoming full-length effort, The Mons Trust No One, which is due out on October 20 via Triple Eye Industries. In preparation for its unleash, we at Svbterranean present an exclusive stream of its second track, “Trust No One”. The 90-second stormer delivers a high octane barrage of 80s hardcore riffage that collide with angular, snotty licks and a myriad of eccentric vocals. Fans of Circle Jerks and OFF!, take note.
Check out the track after the break.
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.
I may be in the minority, but I really like the new Code Orange album Forever. A lot of people aren’t into it and I can understand why, as it took a bit to grow on me, but now I’m into it. The band aren’t stopping the promotion for the album, which was released in January, and have just unveiled their weird-ass new music video for their track “The Mud.” This track relies a lot on electronic elements and is one of my least favorites on the album, but who am I? Nobody. Check out the video below. Continue Reading