Great Falls deliver a colossal, soul-wrenching opus with A Sense of Rest.
With their discordant guitars, rhythmic complexity and intense vocal performances, Great Falls craft a potent soundtrack for the feelings of despair and disquiet. With former members of Kiss It Goodbye and Playing Enemy at the helm, listeners should expect nothing short of noise metal supremacy. Continue Reading
In case you were inclined to wonder about the roots of Austin, TX quartet Portrayal of Guilt’s music, one probably need look no further than the credits for their debut LP Let Pain Be Your Guide. Contained therein, you would find Matt Michel, formerly of Majority Rule listed as producer, and you would also find that Chris Taylor of Pg. 99 and Pygmy Lush is responsible for the album’s art. Through that window, you could safely make some assumptions regarding what Portrayal of Guilt sounds like – in all likelihood conjuring for yourself a cacophony of grinding guitars punctuated with angularity, dissonance, and the occasional mid tempo groove. In that assumption you would not be too far off base, but I am here to tell you that Portrayal of Guilt is one of those special bands that does not simply eat its influences and then summarily excrete a slightly faded version of them. Instead, they digest them, learn, and create a synthesis. Continue Reading
Australian post-hardcore outfit Usta released their debut single/lyric video, “Mek”, earlier this month. The song is full of off-kilter punk characteristics woven together with jagged noise rock sensibilities and is spearheaded by jarring, eclectic vocal performances. Fans of Breach, early Melvins, The Jesus Lizard and Future of the Left will want to take note. Check out the single/video after the break and download the track here. Continue Reading
Furious post-black metal and hardcore punk attitude collide on Pale‘s powerful, self-titled EP. Continue Reading
Norwegian post-hardcore quartet Of Grace and Hatred will release their new full-length record, Toxic Vows, on November 16 via Loyal Blood Records. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of the album’s fifth track, “Demonic Courtesy”. The frenetic, shape-shifting effortlessly walks the line between dizzying hardcore à la Every Time I Die and the emotional passages of Touché Amoré. Couple that with brash vocals in the vein of The Blood Brothers and you’ve got quite the jam on your hands.
Check out the track after the break. Continue Reading
With their emphasis on jazz phrasing, chaotic rhythm shifts, and dueling, squalling vocals, Baltimore’s NoiSays is yet another newer band helping to modernize the sassy mathcore sounds of the MySpace era. On October 17, the Maryland quintet will release their self-titled debut via Dark Trail Records. Balancing between dissonance and infectious melodies, NoiSays‘ forthcoming record will have you trying to fit into those tight jeans and befriending Tom all over again. Continue Reading
Florida’s Gouge Away meld punk fury with alternative anthems on their sophomore full-length record, Burnt Sugar. Continue Reading
Scottish hardcore outfit Suffer/Wallow are poised to release their heavy-hitting self-titled debut this Friday, August 31. The forthcoming release explores the effects of sleep paralysis on the mind by way of genre-bending hardcore that is equally emotive and unpredictable. From the squalling screamo of “Wraith”, to the 90s metallic hardcore inspired of “Deadweight”, to the Touche Amoré-esque post-hardcore of “Deprivation”, Suffer/Wallow proudly refuses to stick to the script and offer up a debut full of surprises.
In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive first-listen of the record in its entirety. Fans of post-hardcore of all shapes in sizes would be wise to check it out. Stream it below. Continue Reading
HAAN is a blistering 4 piece noise rock band from NYC, operating in the spirit of all that description implies. In the grand, grimy tradition of their forebears like Helmet and Unsane, HAAN will hit you in the gut and leave you lying breathless in the street. Their particular fusion of post punk/hardcore and hard rock is muscular and undulating, not leaving anything to the imagination as they strip all of the filth and stress and rage off of daily life and hold it up in front of your face. This is exactly what the band accomplishes on their new offering By the Grace of Blood and Guts, out 8/10/18 on Aqualamb Records. Continue Reading