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COAG: Sociopath
4 out of 5 skulls

COAG
Sociopath

To put it brutally honest, grindcore records are a dime a dozen these days. The ultra short, ultra fast abound like flies on shit. It’s […]

Bones: Sons of Sleaze
3.25 out of 5 skulls

Bones
Sons of Sleaze

Their self-titled debut album floored me to a degree. It fit right in with the then fresh wave of New Old School Death Metal that […]

Coke Bust: Confined
4 out of 5 skulls

Coke Bust
Confined

I’ve heard my share of angry, pissed-off hardcore in my time, but, goddam, Washington D.C.’s Coke Bust put a large majority of them to shame. […]

Exhale: When Worlds Collide
4 out of 5 skulls

Exhale
When Worlds Collide

Seeking the buzzing urgency of Nasum and Rotten Sound? Perhaps the brutal structure of Napalm Death? Well, the grinding bastards of Exhale have got just […]

Demonical: Darkness Unbound
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Demonical: Darkness Unbound
Darkness Unbound

Originally spawned from the ashes of Centinex, Johan Jansson (guitars & vocals), Martin Schulman (bass) and Ronnie Bergerståhl (drums) reconvened with Demonical with the sole […]

Pestilence: Obsideo
4 out of 5 skulls

Pestilence
Obsideo

I’m going to be honest here, and probably show my age in the process, but I haven’t listened to a Pestilence album since purchasing Consuming […]

Noothgrush/Coffins: split
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Noothgrush/Coffins
split

Crusty, sludgy doom. That’s what you’re going to find on this split EP from Oakland’s Noothgrush and the indomitable Coffins. These five songs plunder and […]

Obliteration: Black Death Horizon
4.25 out of 5 skulls

Obliteration
Black Death Horizon

Dudes. Obliteration. How have I not crossed paths with these Norwegian psychopaths yet?! Black Death Horizon is the band’s third full-length and the seven songs […]

Weekend Nachos: Still
4 out of 5 skulls

Weekend Nachos
Still

Call it grindcore. Call it powerviolence. I call it angry-as-fuck. Weekend Nachos may have one of the more unique names in metal, but their reputation […]

Tyrants Blood: Into the Kingdom of Graves
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Tyrants Blood
Into the Kingdom of Graves

I always assumed that Canadians were nice and polite, but after listening to Tyrants Blood‘s latest full-length, I’m starting to think that they aren’t really […]