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Massgrav: Still the Kings
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Still the Kings

I’m not all that familiar with Sweden’s Massgrav, but if the 19 minutes of crusty, grinding mayhem that is spewed out of these 19 songs […]

Pig Destroyer: Book Burner
5 out of 5 skulls

Pig Destroyer
Book Burner

Holy shit. And I thought Murder Construct’s latest effort was the best grind album of the year. Looks like we’ve got ourselves a draw. After […]

Anaal Nathrakh: Vanitas
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Anaal Nathrakh

Anaal Nathrakh’s 2009 release, In the Constellation of the Black Widow, was a phenomenal album that was easily one of the most violent sounding releases […]

D.I.S. Becoming Wrath
4 out of 5 skulls

Becoming Wrath

D.I.S., short for Destroyed In Seconds, certainly live up to their moniker with this latest slab of crusty, bruising, buzz-soaked D-beat mayhem, Becoming Wrath. Not […]

Hivesmasher: Gutter Choir
4 out of 5 skulls

Gutter Choir

I don’t know jack shit about the Massachusetts sextet Hivesmasher except that they play some seriously nasty, raw grind-core — grind-core that sounds as though […]

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza: Danza IIII
4 out of 5 skulls

Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega

Napalm Death released a double disc compilation of their greatest hits a few years back entitled “Noise for Music’s Sake.” Well, the Tennessean miscreants in […]

Cosmic Vortex: Konspirasi Busuk
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Cosmic Vortex
Konspirasi Busuk

With a name like Indonesia’s Cosmic Vortex, one could sort of expect any sort of music out of this band. Doom? Sure. Pyschodelic mayhem? No […]

Murder Construct: Results
5 out of 5 skulls

Murder Construct

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a couple of years since the release of Murder Construct’s self-titled EP introduction to the world. What those […]

Desalmado: Desalmado
3.5 out of 5 skulls


After first hearing Sao Paulo’s Desalmado on their re-released EP, Hereditas last Fall, I was pretty psyched for what they could potentially do with a […]

Gaza: No Absolutes in Human Suffering
4.5 out of 5 skulls

No Absolutes in Human Suffering

The last time we heard from Salt Lake City’s Gaza they were spitting in the eye of God with their critically acclaimed He Is Never […]