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Usurpress: Trenches of the Netherworld
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Trenches of the Netherworld

So, what should one expect from Daniel Ekeroth, the man who wrote Swedish Death Metal, when he straps on his bass, recruits a few other […]

Deadkill: Deadkill EP
3.5 out of 5 skulls


Deadkill, featuring current and past members of several Seattle bands (Himsa and Absolute Monarchs to name a couple), deliver their four-song, self-titled debut EP in […]

Sons of Tonatiuh: Parade of Sorrow
4 out of 5 skulls

Sons of Tonatiuh
Parade of Sorrow

I’ve received at least on promo of past material from Sons of Tonatiuh, a three piece sludge/doom outfit hailing from Atlanta, but nothing I had […]

Primate: Draw Back a Stump
4 out of 5 skulls

Draw Back A Stump

What do you get when you combine the concentrated efforts of members from Brutal Truth (Kevin Sharp on vokills), Mastodon (guitarist Bill Kelliher) and a […]

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 […]

Acephalix: Deathless Master
4 out of 5 skulls

Deathless Master

Acephalix, hailing from the crust punk-lined streets of San Francisco, abandon their roots (for the most part) with their sophomore album, Deathless Master, in favor […]

Rudimentary Peni: No More Pain
4 out of 5 skulls

Rudimentary Peni
No More Pain

The overall sound of Rudimentary Peni's latest EP is raw, discordant, aggressive, slightly blackened and every other adjective you could use to describe "extreme" in any way, shape or form.

Agents of Abhorrence: earth.water.sun
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Agents of Abhorrence

Featuring grinding hardcore with noise fueled guitars and an insane octopus on drums, Agents of Abhorrence show that you can fit plenty of chaos in just under 10 minutes time.