In May 2016, Deafkids released their jarring full-length, Configuração do Lamento, which was re-released on Neurot Recordings the following year after label head and Neurosis guitarist Steve Von Till was blown away by it. To keep the Hype Train moving, we at Svbterranean reached out to the band do discuss the background of each track on this unique record. Continue reading to see what they had to say. 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
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Time has been kind to the sounds of Richmond, Virginia’s Engine Down. Relentless touring and exceptionally high-quality records afforded them a loyal fan base during their 9-year career. Despite a staggering work ethic, the success of the likes of which their peers like Circa Survive, Thursday, and Alexisonfire achieved, eluded Engine Down. Rest assured, going back and revisiting their recordings will move even the most jaded fan of all things brainy, guitar driven, and complex.
New Jersey trio Zero for Conduct are poised to release their eclectic sophomore full-length, CTRL+Z, in just a few short days. The forthcoming effort is a pop-fueled rock record full of deceptive complexity, indie rock quirkiness, earworm hooks, and a bit of Touch and Go angularity. Fans of Dinosaur Jr., fIREHOSE, Hüsker Dü, and the like, will want to keep an eye out for it. Continue Reading
Seattle punk legends Zeke have premiered a new track from their long-awaited new album, Hellbender, via New Noise Magazine. Titled “On the Road”, the short burst of energy highlights the band’s signature blend of blistering thrash and catchy hardcore punk. Check out the track after the break along with previously released tracks “Working Man”, “Hellbender” and “County Jail”.
Hellbender will be released on March 30 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here.
Furious hardcore, angular metalcore and earworm pop punk meld surprisingly seamlessly on Ondt Blod‘s sophomore full-length, Natur.
While this meshing of genres seems rather nonsensical on paper, this Norwegian act blends them effortlessly together and produces a sound that is technically proficient, catchy, and most of all unique. The band’s first full-length, 2016’s Finnmark, showcased the band’s admirable songwriting chops with its collision between chaotic instrumentation and addictive choruses. On their follow-up record, Natur, the band pick up where they left off and continue to refine their singular style. Ondt Blod manage to avoid the sophomore slump and craft album that is both fun and pummeling. Continue Reading
Brisbane’s Idylls deliver a half-hour of concussive noise metal in their third full-length record, The Barn.
Since 2011, this Australian quartet have been perfect their chaotic craft through a handful of splits, EPs and two hellacious full-length releases. The most recent of these aforementioned full-lengths, 2014’s Prayer for Terrene, sat at the apex of this evolution of madness: unleashing a maelstrom of off-kilter mathcore awash with noise and spiced with zany saxophone accompaniment. It was like a fiery collision between the most frenetic of Converge‘s material and the erratic weirdness of John Zorn’s Naked City. In short, Prayer for Terrene was insanity incarnate. Continue Reading
With their sophomore full-length Sick City, Wailin Storms’ brand of dark, swampy rock gets a tad bit darker. Continue Reading
Vancouver, BC, Canada, Noise Rock outfit MESS have launched their debut album, Silver Kidney. MESS is the latest project from Johnny Matter. Matter spent time in the well-regarded Anion and Bog, among others in the past. In addition to being a writer/performer, Matter also runs Apocalypse Sunrise Productions which is responsible for the long-running Diecember Fest Metal Festival and Taco Fest as well. Silver Kidney was recorded at Noise Floor Studios on picturesque Gabriola island by Jordan Koop.
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.