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
Comparisons of bands to other, more famous, more trend-setting bands are a dime-a-dozen, with Coalesce naming an album about this and that ideas are currently recycled and have been thought of before. It is a problem for many subjects today as it perpetuates a stagnation that is not there, and also name drops bands to which the subject has nothing to do with.
I agreed to review the newest album “Deads” by Danish band LLNN, due to the comparison to phenomenal band Botch in the email. Judging by my opening statement, this was far from the truth. LLNN are nothing like Botch other than having parts that are syncopated and off-time. While this name dropping is problematic, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a great band underneath, which is what happened with this album. Continue Reading
Pennsylvanian punk/post-hardcore outfit L.M.I. are set to release their fourth EP, and sixth recording overall, this Friday, July 6, via Killer Tofu Records. Simply titled L.M.I. IV, the new recording was captured SweetCreek Studios in Ottsville, Pennsylvania, mixed by Matt Buckley, and mastered by John Fachet. The five-track EP unleashes 13 minutes of raging hardcore that balances between traditional punk stylings and off-kilter assaults. In anticipation of its official release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of the full EP. Check it out in all of its fast, noisy glory after the break.
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Cover by Craig Cirinelli of Housewithoutwalls Design
Long-running Tulsa based music collective ESCAPING THE ORDINARY are set to premiere the fourth instalment in their compilation series this Friday, June 15th. The collective was founded by Ty Griffin with a simple yet effective modus operandi that good music needs to be heard. The first three compilations were a mix of well-established artists like JUNIUS, THURSDAY, DREDG, (DAMN) THIS DESERT AIR, CONSTANTS, and CASPIAN, among others, but also aimed the spotlight at smaller artists.
Gatherers craft an infectious and emotionally-heavy post-hardcore opus with their sophomore full-length album, We Are Alive Beyond Repair. Continue Reading
French post-hardcore trio Birds in Row have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The forthcoming record, which is the band’s first full-length since 2012’s You, Me & the Violence and follows 2015’s Personal War EP, will be titled We Already Lost the World and will be released through Deathwish Inc and Throatruiner Records on July 18.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break alongside the new track “15-38” [via Revolver]and the band’s forthcoming tour dates.
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Death Engine crank out a half-hour of pure abrasiveness on their sophomore full-length, Place Noire.
From the caustic post-hardcore of 2013’s Amen EP, to the cacophonous and angular chaos of 2015’s Mud, Lorient’s Death Engine have been on a steady path to noisy glory since their inception. As such, it comes as no surprise that Place Noire sees the band embracing their noise rock elements more than ever before. This results in six tense, gritty tracks full of hypnotic rhythms, atonal guitars, and swirling murks of feedback and noise. The band’s sound may have changed yet again, but their visceral heaviness remains. Continue Reading
Pennsylvanian duo Vulturepeak unleash 10 new tracks of seething, bitter hardcore on their newest full-length, Snake Body. Continue Reading
Wrong’s debut ep Stop Giving marked a shift in the songwriting canon of Eric Hernandez/Ryan Haft. Previously the pair logged many miles in post-hardcore outfit Capsule. The latter was more than capable of countless arrangement and feel changes in literally under 60 seconds whereas the former adopted an approach more akin to New York jazz/noise/groove legends Helmet. With Haft and Hernandez time-tested work ethic, Stop Giving was followed by an 11 song, self-titled full-length album a short time later. Wrong was notable for not only its release on powerhouse Relapse records but also for it’s marked growth in songwriting, execution, and overall intensity. Continue Reading