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Cripple Bastards: Nero In Metastasi
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Cripple Bastards
Nero In Metastasi

One would think that after nearly three decades of pummeling ear drums and spitting in the face of convention that, perhaps, it’s time to mellow […]

Yautja: Songs of Descent
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Yautja
Songs of Descent

I’m not afraid to admit that when I first played Yautja’s debut full-length, Songs of Descent I was left confused. Perhaps the album cover threw […]

COAG: Sociopath
4 out of 5 skulls

COAG
Sociopath

To put it brutally honest, grindcore records are a dime a dozen these days. The ultra short, ultra fast abound like flies on shit. It’s […]

Exhale: When Worlds Collide
4 out of 5 skulls

Exhale
When Worlds Collide

Seeking the buzzing urgency of Nasum and Rotten Sound? Perhaps the brutal structure of Napalm Death? Well, the grinding bastards of Exhale have got just […]

Weekend Nachos: Still
4 out of 5 skulls

Weekend Nachos
Still

Call it grindcore. Call it powerviolence. I call it angry-as-fuck. Weekend Nachos may have one of the more unique names in metal, but their reputation […]

Cop Problem: Buried Beneath White Noise
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Cop Problem
Buried Beneath White Noise

If you like your music clean, unhurried and polished, then you may want to stop reading now. Cop Problem’s Buried Beneath White Noise is the […]

Drugs of Faith: Architectural Failures
4 out of 5 skulls

Drugs of Faith
Architectural Failures

As noted in a review of Drugs of Faith’s 2011 debut, Corroded, the band sounds nothing like lead man Richard Johnson’s other endeavor — Agoraphobic […]

All Pigs Must Die: Nothing Violates This Nature
4 out of 5 skulls

All Pigs Must Die
Nothing Violates This Nature

All Pigs Must Die has had a couple of releases over the past couple of years — both of which I’ve had the opportunity to […]

Mumakil: Flies Will Starve
4 out of 5 skulls

Mumakil
Flies Will Starve

While Antigama’s Meteor was crisp, technical and pretty clean for the style, Mumakil’s Flies Will Starve is anything but. There’s nothing fancy here — no […]

Antigama: Meteor
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Antigama
Meteor

Antigama’s sixth full-length and first since 2009 (there was a the Stop the Chaos EP last year), Meteor, sees the Polish outfit sort of return […]