Hailing from the always intriguing and ever-changing pool of dark sonic exploration that one can always find thriving and growing in Portland, OR, LOWERED are a dismally dark and bleak death-doom/blackened crust band who’s about to release their harrowingly dense and shapeshifting self-titled debut album through Spain’s Throne Records. With lyrics dealing
Sometimes you feel like most of the hardcore releases in the last few years sound like cover albums, a period piece or just straight-up regurgitation of old motifs. Luckily, The Convictions are here to cleanse your palate and serve you up a fresh dose of hopelessness as the meat grinder
There hasn’t been a more apt time in my life for an LP called Dismal Planet. Cape Town is running out of water and Trump is running America. When the thick fuzz and unrelenting sludge quagmire sucks me into this new offering from COFFIN TORTURE, I can feel the darkness
ILSA refuses to hold back on their debut for Relapse Records, Corpse Fortress. The D.C band’s 5th full length finds them continuing to hammer skulls in with the sheer density of their blown out brand of sludge. Dirty and squealing with feedback, something about their sound has always felt streetwise.
Text & Photos: Charles Nickles I went to bed at 4am like you do when it’s Friday and a month without a day job has you thinking it would be a real cool time to hang around a bunch of pleather kids slithering around in white drugs and overpriced Tecate
I truly believe that we are living in the best era of extreme Underground music. The world is an incredibly fucked up place, and in these trying times you can look to artists and musicians to reflect the oppressive and debilitating energy that surrounds us all. True pain and sorrow