Reviews

Ephemeros – All Hail Corrosion
Review + Stream

Occasionally a record comes along that, for some reason, is extremely difficult to write about. Whether that’s because it’s terrible or there’s a lot to take in or that you just love it so damn much, it can take on

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CVLT Nation’s
Record of The Month
HOPE DRONE Review + Stream

One of my latest discoveries through one of mine incursions on Bandcamp were Hope Drone. I just bumped into them while i was checking some random black metal acts and the minute i pressed that “Play” button i was instantly

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MAMMOTH GRINDER
Underworlds Review

Few bands are as fun a Austin’s Mammoth Grinder, and their latest, Underworlds, is their most fun yet. Equal parts d-beat swagger, heavy metal riffing, and 90’s death metal groove, Underworlds is a record firmly planted in the back beat. Underworlds makes

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Robes Of Crimson Gold…
VUKARI – Matriarch Review

Ambient black metal, post-rock duo Vukari have released Matriarch, a concept album about a “Slavic slave girl who is bought by a Germanic lord who promises her freedom and prosperity”, and while the concept sounds depressing, the album is an

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Northless – World Keeps Sinking Review

Northless are an extremely heavy band. That might be a complete understatement, but they are sincerely heavy. It’s not just heaviness that propels them, either. Their new LP, World Keeps Sinking, is an undoubtedly creative effort in which Milwaukee’s best

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Lithotome S/T Debut Review

Lithotome was formed in 2010 by Esoterica (ex Chaos Moon/ Krieg/ Esoterica). Shortly after, Imperial (Krieg/Twilight) was brought into the mix, adding his beast-like vocals to the audio assault. March 10th of this year marks the birth of one of

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JUNGBLUTH – Part Ache
Review.Footage

What does German resistance fighter Karl Jungbluth have in common with hardcore? Really, nothing (aside from resisting Nazis being totally hardcore). But German hardcore outfit Jungbluth have named themselves after this man who was executed by the Nazis in 1945.

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MOLOCH//METH DRINKER Split
Review.Stream.Footage

New Zealand’s Meth Drinker team up with the UK’s Moloch for a low-end dismal split that’ll get fans of Grief and Noothgrush getting as excited as their drug-addled mush brains can get. Meth Drinker lacks any type of subtlety, which

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From Hardcore to Postpunk: 5 Overlooked Bands
by Oliver Sheppard

(Note: This article originally appeared, in an earlier form, at Souciant.com, here. It is reprinted with permission from the author.) Manchester’s Warsaw changed their name in 1977 to Joy Division to avoid conflict with the punk band Warsaw Pakt. Coincidentally,

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Dragunov – Chernobyl Review

Dragunov‘s Chernobyl bites through its 4 1/2 minute play time like a pack of irradiated feral dogs set upon a sleeping camper. Relentless and deranged, Chernobyl hits that grindcore sweet spot perfectly as it’s not all hyper speed blasts, but rather

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