Have you been searching far and wide for a good soundtrack to mutilate yourself to? Have you been coming up empty-handed at your local record store? If so, FIEND may be the sign from the Dark Lord you’ve been waiting for.
To a young metal head reared on a steady diet of Mercyful Fate and Iron Maiden, Napalm Death seemed to be the only metal band punk rock kids listened to, and were thus deemed inferior. After all, where were the haunted houses and devils on their album covers? After junior year, a girl said to me, “There’s this band you might like called Christian Death…” and my life was changed, and many such oversights have since been rectified.
SIX: WOUNDVAC – s/t EP When you think of Arizona, there are a few images that probably come to mind right away; cactus, guns, republicans, shitty weather, Jimmy Eat World (yeah that garbage band is from AZ), multiple beige colored buildings, Filibertos Mexican food, and of course Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Full of Hell has come a long way. Their debut album, Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home, has remained a personal favorite since it’s 2011 release. Their followup, Rudiments of Mutilation, was a noise-punk masterpiece, despite it not capturing the same fervor of their debut. Around and between these
One could say it was either Today Is The Day or Neurosis who started what we could call avant-garde metal, but I will say Today Is The Day and Today Is The Day only. Neurosis were fed up with metal and rock both at the time “Souls At Zero” was finished,
Hailing from Bethlehem, PA, Secret Cutter christened early 2014 with their sleeper hit of a self-titled debut LP. Their sole release following their 2009 EP, If You Don’t Hate Yourself You Aren’t Paying Attention, Secret Cutter drenches their songs in vicious, blood-churning sludge grind. The self-produced album was released all