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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 […]

Utopium: Vicious Consolation / Virtuous Totality
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Utopium
Vicious Consolation / Virtuous Totality

Utopium have a moniker that brings to mind visions of stoned hippies in robes congregating around a communal circle as majestic floating unicorns piss rainbows […]

Noisem: Agony Defined
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Noisem
Agony Defined

Every once and awhile an album (usually a debut of some sort) comes along and just simply blindsides you. Usually the band is young and […]