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Beaten to Death: Xes and Strokes
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Beaten to Death
Xes and Strokes

Norway’s Beaten to Death actually unleashed their debut effort, Xes and Strokes last year, but that’s no reason for me to fully explore it in […]

Liberteer: Better to Die on Your Feet than Live on Your Knees
4 out of 5 skulls

Better to Die on Your Feet than Live on...

It’s not often that you hear horns and a little folk on a grind-core album, especially an anarcho-punk fueled one. Yet, that’s exactly what Matthew […]

Nails / Skin Like Iron: split
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Nails / Skin Like Iron

Nails‘ 2010 release, Unsilent Death was everything the opposite of silent and calm. The blasting grindcore those dudes spewed forth through crusty amps was fucking […]

Heartless: Hell is Other People
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Hell is Other People

Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Heartless have plenty to be pissed off about. Hell, the city hasn’t won a Super Bowl since 2009. That’s more then […]

Fuck the Facts: Die Miserable
4 out of 5 skulls

Fuck The Facts
Die Miserable

Can we really call Canada’s Fuck the Facts a pure grind-core band any more? I mean, they certainly sound like death/grind, but pigeonholing the band […]

Brutal Truth: End Time
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Brutal Truth
End Time

It has never been easy — for me at least — to easily digest the cacophony of grind that Brutal Truth are known for producing. […]

Desalmado: Hereditas
4 out of 5 skulls


Hereditas was originally recorded four years ago and is now just seeing a U.S. release in anticipation for the band’s first full-length effort (to be […]

Ed Gein: Bad Luck
4 out of 5 skulls

Ed Gein
Bad Luck

To say that Syracuse, NY’s Ed Gein has had a string of hard breaks sing the 2005 release of their last album, Judas Goats & […]

Looking For An Answer: Eterno Treblinka
4 out of 5 skulls

Looking For An Answer
Eterno Treblinka

When I first received Looking for an Answer’s latest full-length (their first for Relapse Records), I was expecting some tough-guy hardcore — I can’t remember […]

Weekend Nachos: Worthless
4 out of 5 skulls

Weekend Nachos

In the mood for a solid ass kicking? No? Well, tough shit. Weekend Nachos unleash a whole pile of ass whoopin’ powerviolence and grind in […]