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Once Nothing: First Came The Law
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Once Nothing
First Came The Law

A well blended concoction of hardcore and metal with a southern fried influence are sure to get Once Nothing a little more notoriety with their debut album.

Ekotren: Light The Fire
3 out of 5 skulls

Ekotren
Light The Fire

Mosh friendly breakdowns, melodic hooks, catchy choruses and more combine seamlessly on one hell of a debut album from Florida's Ekotren.

Pain Principle: Waiting for the Flies
4 out of 5 skulls

Pain Principle
Waiting for the Flies

With their debut album for Blind Prophecy Records, Pain Principle’s Waiting for the Flies eviscerates the listener with the destruction of a hand grenade. Citing […]

The Autumn Offering: Fear Will Cast No Shadow
3 out of 5 skulls

The Autumn Offering
Fear Will Cast No Shadow

Major line-up changes, such as replacing your lead singer, will invariably affect the band’s sound — no matter how that band tries to convince us […]

Arise and Ruin: The Final Dawn
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Arise and Ruin
The Final Dawn

It appears as though Canada has been slipping something into their public water systems the past few years. The latest result of this tampering is […]

Nights Like These: Sunlight at Secondhand
3 out of 5 skulls

Nights Like These
Sunlight at Secondhand

Have you ever come across one of those bands that seems to not only defy classification, but also take pride in the fact that they […]

Belay My Last: The Downfall
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Belay My Last
The Downfall

Belay My Last’s debut album The Downfall includes over 50 minutes of some of the most uncompromising and bruising metal this year has seen. Drawing […]

Between the Buried and Me: Colors
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Between the Buried and Me
Colors

Colors, the latest release from Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM), is an album that transcends genres — blending elements from nearly every musical style […]

Raging Speedhorn: Before The Sea Was Built
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Raging Speedhorn
Before The Sea Was Built

Raging Speedhorn play a pretty raging hybrid of metal and hardcore. Combining memorable riffs and leads with a dual vocal attack, the band has created […]

Memfis: Wind Up
3 out of 5 skulls

Memfis
Wind Up

Formed in 2003 and hailing from Sweden, MEMFIS’ brand of metal is unlike many of the legendary bands to come from their home country. Mixing […]