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The Secret: Disintoxication
3.5 out of 5 skulls

The Secret

The Secret have firmly planted a black booted footprint into your chest with an aggressive and caustic edge to their brand of noisy, angry hardcore.

Fight Amp: Hungry for Nothing
4 out of 5 skulls

Fight Amp
Hungry for Nothing

The slab of noise that Fight Amp has produced with Hungry For Nothing is a focused sonic and abrasive tour de force on the senses. The group's mixture of punk, noise and metal only prove to push their sound to new levels with each subsequent listen of the album.

Wildildlife: Six
4 out of 5 skulls


Six features hellishly crunchy riffing stuffed into tight mix of sound effects, pummeling drums and intensely strange vocals. It's hard to pin down on genre that these guys fit into — it's beyond most anything I've ever heard and I fucking love it.

Intronaut: The Challenger
3 out of 5 skulls

The Challenger

After completely erupting onto the scene with their full length debut in 2006, Intronaut are back with what is essentially a three song EP that […]

Havoc Unit: h.IV+
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Havoc Unit

With h.IV+, Havoc Unit have concocted a brutal and corrosive blend of Max Cavalera’s Nailbomb project and the caustic punk/noise band Buzzov-en. The overall sound […]

V:28: Violution
3.5 out of 5 skulls


V:28’s caustic version of industrial metal has a sound deeply rooted in droning atmospherics, death and black metal. Apocalyptic themes are spit vehemently through ruff […]

Blut Aus Nord: Odinist
3 out of 5 skulls

Blut Aus Nord

Releasing their fifth studio album, Blut Aus Nord have the reputation for producing dark, anti-social black metal — often pushing the limits of the genre […]

Bring Me The Horizon: This is What the Edge… EP
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Bring Me The Horizon
This is What the...

Re-released in the U.S. this past September, Bring Me the Horizon’s This is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For is a blood […]

Black Cobra: Feather and Stone
4 out of 5 skulls

Black Cobra
Feather and Stone

Black Cobra’s Feather and Stone features the tandem doom merchants of Jason Landrian (guitar/vocals) and Rafael Martinez (drums). How two dudes from Los Angeles, California […]

Harlots: Betrayer
4 out of 5 skulls


Abrasive, discordant and caustic — Harlots’ Lifeforce Records debut, Betrayer integrates elements of grind, hardcore, noise and metal with a ferocious, technical delivery. Shifting from […]