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Empire of Rats: s/t
4.25 out of 5 skulls

Empire of Rats
Empire of Rats

I’ve listened to a ton of metallic hardcore in my time. Whether it be from tough guys like Shattered Realm or social despondents like Blood […]

Meek is Murder: Everything is Awesome Nothing Matters
4 out of 5 skulls

Meek is Murder
Everything is Awesome Nothing Matters

The recipe that made 2011’s Algorithms so damn good is the same driving force behind Meek is Murder’s latest slab of frantic, noise-fueld hardcore. The […]

Blind to Faith: Under the Heptogram
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Blind to Faith
Under the Heptogram

It’s not often that an EP will capture my attention like Blind to Faith’s Under the Heptogram has. Comprised of current and former members of […]

Battlecross: War of Will
4.25 out of 5 skulls

Battlecross
War of Will

War of Will is my first experience with this band of Michigan thrashers. Battlecross has apparently been tearing up the road for the last few […]

No Sir: The Future is Bright
3.5 out of 5 skulls

No Sir
The Future is Bright

I’m not in the least bit familiar with any of the bands (Creative Adult and Sabertooth Zombie) whose members have come together to create No […]

Ghoul: Intermediate Level Hard-core
3 out of 5 skulls

Ghoul
Intermediate Level Hard-core

It’s no secret that I love a good cover album/EP. Make that an EP (seven minutes worth by the way) by Ghoul the maniacs from […]

Unkind: Pelon Juuret
4 out of 5 skulls

Unkind
Pelon Juuret

I’m not in the least bit familiar with Finland’s Unkind, but if the crusty, sludgy take on D-beat hardcore found on the band’s sophomore effort, […]

Noisem: Agony Defined
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Noisem
Agony Defined

Every once and awhile an album (usually a debut of some sort) comes along and just simply blindsides you. Usually the band is young and […]

Hessian: Mánégarmr
4 out of 5 skulls

Hessian
Mánégarmr

About the only thing I know about Belgium is my intimate relationship with their trappist beers. Big, rich and down right tasty, the beers of […]

Enabler: Shift of Redemption
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Enabler
Shift of Redemption

Just as Zozobra recently did with their latest EP, Milwaukee’s Enabler has released Shift of Redemption, a four track EP not only announcing line-up additions, […]