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Maruta: Forward into Regression
4 out of 5 skulls

Maruta
Forward into Regression

I thought I was ready. I had limbered up, done my stretching. Hell, I’d even watched the wife do her pilates, but as enjoyable as […]

Rotten Sound: Cursed
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Rotten Sound
Cursed

What can you say about Finland’s Rotten Sound that hasn’t already been said two or three times in the band’s 17 years of existence? Not […]

Drugs of Faith: Corroded
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Drugs of Faith
Corroded

Tackling your country’s social and political issues with music is nothing new. Tackling it with some frenzied, nasty grind-core certainly isn’t revolutionary, but D.C.-based Drugs […]

Phobia: Unrelenting
4 out of 5 skulls

Phobia
Unrelenting

What can I say about Phobia that hasn’t already been said before? These SoCal grinding bastards have aptly named their latest EP, Unrelenting, that’s for […]

Murder Construct: s/t
4 out of 5 skulls

Murder Construct
Murder Construct

Well, ain’t this just a kick in the sack. Murder Construct, a “super group” of epic grind proportions featuring Cattle Decapitation’s Travis Ryan, Leon del […]

Wojczech: Pulsus Letalis
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Wojczech
Pulsus Letalis

It’s been a solid five years in the making and honed with relentless touring, but the latest from German grinders Wojczech is finally here. Pulsus […]

Kill the Client: Set for Extinction
4.25 out of 5 skulls

Kill the Client
Set for Extinction

Man, Texas-based Kill the Client don’t fuck around, do they? The band’s latest full-length (their third overall) is just about as straight-forward as you can […]

Nails: Unsilent Death
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Nails
Unsilent Death

Unsilent Death is 10 tracks delivered in just under 14 sheer, skull bashing minutes. Featuring members of Terror and Carry On, Nails chug through this […]

Pristina: The Drought (Ov Salt and Sorrow)
4 out of 5 skulls

Pristina
The Drought (Ov Salt and Sorrow)

This Connecticutt outfit has progressed and evolved a great deal since we first reviewed their debut EP, Boner Jams ’07 (The Harpooned Heart), back in […]

Criminal Element: Crime and Punishment
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Criminal Element
Crime and Punishment

In 2008, this band of miscreants — featuring present and former members of Misery Index and Dying Fetus — unleashed their debut full-length. It was […]