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Ambassador Gun: Golden Eagle
4 out of 5 skulls

Ambassador Gun
Golden Eagle

Much like Ambassador Gun’s debut release, When In Hell, the band’s follow up sophomore effort is a violent blend of death metal, grind-core, crust, sludge […]

Primate: Draw Back a Stump
4 out of 5 skulls

Draw Back A Stump

What do you get when you combine the concentrated efforts of members from Brutal Truth (Kevin Sharp on vokills), Mastodon (guitarist Bill Kelliher) and a […]

Strong Intention: Razorblade Express
4 out of 5 skulls

Strong Intention
Razorblade Express

Strong Intention certainly deliver their brand of grinding hardcore with the strongest of intentions — like flat-out malevolent intentions. Razorblade Express is a six track […]

Dying Fetus: Reign Supreme
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Dying Fetus
Reign Supreme

Often credited with the birth (or unholy spawning depending on your view) of the deathcore sub-genre of extreme metal, Maryland’s Dying Fetus have just released […]

Antigama: Stop the Chaos
4 out of 5 skulls

Stop the Chaos

Hmmm… It would appear that I’ve been on a run of EPs as of late. When discs like this 15 minute blast of full-throttled grind-core […]

Dephosphorus/Wake: split
4 out of 5 skulls


What better way to get introduced to two bands I’ve never encountered before than on a split EP release? None, right. And what a fucking […]

Cattle Decapitation: Monolith of Inhumanity
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Cattle Decapitation
Monolith of Inhumanity

Holy fuck! By the time you hit the two minute mark on the first track of Cattle Decapitation’s latest helping of grinding death metal, you […]

Phobia: Remnants of Filth
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Remnants of Filth

For the first time in Phobia’s existence (22 years and counting), sole founding member and lead growler, Shane “The Pain” Mclachlan isn’t playing any of […]

Catheter: Southwest Doom Violence
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Southwest Doom Violence

In the genre of grind-core time is of the essence. So when you think a minute long blast of carnage overstays its welcome, imagine how […]

Cripple Bastards: Senza Impronte
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Cripple Bastards
Senza Impronte

It’s hard to believe these Italian grinders have been going strong since the late ‘80s. While Cripple Bastards’ overall sound hasn’t lost any of it’s […]