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
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.
Noise rock pioneers Unsane are set to release their eighth studio album, Sterilize, tomorrow (September 29) via Southern Lord. But first, they’re offering up a full stream of the new record via Noisey. The record, which follows 2012’s Wreck, was recorded by bassist/vocalist Dave Curran at Gatos Trail Studios in Yucca Valley, California, mixed by Andrew Schneider at Acre in New York City, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago.
I tell ya, folks. I’ve been pretty pleased with music this year (aside from a certain Memoriam release) and I am fucking pumped for the new All Pigs Must Die record. I absolutely love this band and everything they’ve done. Their new album Hostage Animal will be released at the end of October, but they have unleashed a hell of a track titled “A Caustic Vision,” which you can peep below. It’s fucking heavy. Check it out and don’t sleep. Continue Reading
Longstanding noise rock outfit Unsane have announced that they will unload their new album Sterilize via their new record label home of Southern Lord Recordings. Southern Lord does a phenomenal job with bands of this caliber and I’m really stoked to see how the self-produced album comes out. The band will be touring in support of the record this summer along with the band Fashion Week. Check out all of the dates below. Continue Reading
I’ll tell you, the neo-thrash movement has become much more interesting in the last few years. One of the most prominent, who are also harboring one of my most anticipated albums of the year, are Power Trip. These guys absolutely shred and keep me wanting more each and every time. The band has unleashed a new track titled “Executioner’s Tax (Swing The Axe)” and I’m losing my mind how awesome this is. Stop wasting time. Check out the track below! Continue Reading
If you grew up with your teenage years filtered through the horridness of the early 2000s deathcore genre, you’ve probably ended up watching or being shown a hypothetical YouTube video entitled “HARDEST DEATHCORE BREAKDOWNS OF 2008”. This hypothetical video was most likely a cacophony of monotonously rhythmic, one-note chug sections, driven out of a slew of now-dead bands that existed as a physical manifestation of that one-note monotony. Like Rats is a band that’s sort of like that video, except that their hypothetical video is entitled “HARDEST RIFFS OF 80s/90s EXTREME METAL” and it’s a chopped and screwed mash-up rather than a straight compilation. And by that charge, Like Rats do not fall into the same pit of ruin. Their one-note monotony is replaced by personal vision and ambitions and is backed by adherence to the freshness, innovation and drive of a time where a Morbid Angel did not sound like a Gorguts did not sound like an Immolation and on and on. Continue Reading