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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 […]

Full Blown Chaos: s/t
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Full Blown Chaos
Full Blown Chaos

To this day I still play the hell out of Full Blown Chaos’ Wake the Demons. It’s a burly album that’s simplistically barbaric in its […]

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 […]

Masakari: The Prophet Feeds
4 out of 5 skulls

Masakari
The Prophet Feeds

Raging, crushing d-beat hardcore isn’t anything new. It’s a sound that’s been aped and beaten into boring submission by many a wannabe-Discharge. That, however, is […]

Dew-Scented: Invocation
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Dew-Scented
Invocation

Don’t let the acoustic and melodic nature of the opening track to Dew-Scented‘s eighth studio album, Invocation, give you the wrong impression. The band hasn’t […]

Arma Gathas: Dead To This World
3 out of 5 skulls

Arma Gathas
Dead To This World

Man, if I hadn’t known better (and without looking at what disc I just threw into the stereo) I would have sworn that this was […]

Karloff: Bled Dry
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Karloff
Bled Dry

Karloff is a Ft. Wayne, IN based straight-edge band that plays some seriously vicious d-beat influenced hardcore. The band’s first EP, Bled Dry, is a […]

Dangers: Messy, Isn’t It?
4 out of 5 skulls

Dangers
Messy, Isn't It?

Pissed off, agitated and despondent — Dangers deliver their commentary on society with more aggression and vehemence than I’ve heard in quite some time. Messy, […]

Buckshot Facelift: Anchors of the Armless Gods
3 out of 5 skulls

Buckshot Facelift
Anchors of the Armless Gods

So, what can I say about the debut album from New York’s Buckshot Facelift? Well, for one, I love the fucking band name — descriptive […]