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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 […]

Martyrdöd: Paranoia
4.5 out of 5 skulls


I’ve heard some crusty, d-beat driven metal before, but the latest from Sweden’s Martyrdöd is some next level shit. Hurling thick, chunky rhythms along with […]

Struck By Lightning: True Predation
4 out of 5 skulls

Struck By Lightning
True Predation

I was never a fan of the expansive atmospheres offered up by Mouth of the Architect, whose Gregory Lahm holds down the fort on vocals […]

Wolfbrigade: Damned
4 out of 5 skulls


This is my first time running across the path of Sweden’s Wolfbrigade and their latest slab of crusty d-beat hardcore, Damned. And, with this being […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trap Them: Darker Handcraft
4 out of 5 skulls

Trap Them
Darker Handcraft

It’s taken until this latest release from Trap Them for me to fully get into their material. The band’s blend of Converge and Cursed just […]

Meek is Murder: Algorithms
4 out of 5 skulls

Meek is Murder

Man, I’m all for some crazy timing and sequencing in a song, but what Brooklyn’s Meek is Murder have done with their brash (and sometimes […]

Abacinate: Genesis
3 out of 5 skulls


I don’t tend to go for deathcore as much as I used to, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t find Abacinate’s latest effort a […]