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God’s Hate: Mass Murder
3.75 out of 5 skulls

God's Hate
Mass Murder

Mass Murder, the debut full-length from God’s Hate — or rather three-fifths of Twitching Tongues — is not just a throwback to burly metalic hardcore […]

Mohicans: Mohicans
3.75 out of 5 skulls


The self-titled debut from Mohicans, a quartet from San Francisco, is packed with infectious, metallic hardcore and an influential smattering from the likes of Mastadon, […]

Die Choking: III
4 out of 5 skulls

Die Choking

We’re now two decent EPs into the existence of Die Choking and while those releases hinted at the band’s potential, it wasn’t until we finally […]

Meek is Murder: Onward / Into the Sun
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Meek is Murder
Onward / Into the Sun

Onward / Into the Sun, the latest helping from Meek is Murder, is actually a double EP release. This offering is described as the band’s […]

Violent Reaction: Marching On
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Violent Reaction
Marching On

I don’t listen to all the much punk any more. Perhaps my brain is too obsessed with the resurgence of Entombed-worship and buzzing HM2 tuning […]

Baptists: Bloodmines
3.5 out of 5 skulls


I thoroughly enjoyed Baptists‘ debut album, Bushcraft. That first release’s blend of ferocity and aggression was more than enough for me to look forward to […]

Die Choking: II
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Die Choking

Die Choking’s self-titled debut EP was a pretty solid grinding, punk-infused and crusty introduction to the band. Their second EP on offer, simply titled II […]

Vermin Womb: Permanence
4 out of 5 skulls

Vermin Womb

Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire are no more—just a burnt, charred remnant—but like the mythical phoenix, a couple members of the band […]

Martyrdöd: Elddop
4 out of 5 skulls


2012’s Paranoia from Swedish four-piece Martyrdöd was a swift kick to the balls in the MouthForWar household. I wasn’t expecting the combination of crust and […]

Iron Reagan: Spoiled Identity
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Iron Reagan
Spoiled Identity

Iron Reagan originally released these songs as a flexi-disc for Decibel Magazine. I’ve got a subscription and have that flexi, but without a turntable, I […]