On the real, some of my favorite music comes out as demos that may never be released in any other format. Today we want to celebrate our favorite demos of 2017 – sorry for the lack of reviews. It’s time for you to enjoy this music the way we have!
NINE – THIEVES LP I The boys in Thieves have truly outdone themselves for this release, as each song is infinitely more pissed than the last. This LP is sixteen songs of lament, pain, and tones so heavy you’ll get evicted for playing it past 10:00pm. Fuck your landlord, though,
TEN – DEVOIDOV Here Lies… Remember Pharaoh? Back in 2014, the genius New Jersey-based “depressive hardcore” band released their masterpiece debut full-length Negative Everything on the A389 label to critical acclaim, gifting the world with something unique, harrowing, and unseen which no one in hardcore had attempted before: bending punk rock to
THIRTEEN – DAWN RAY’D The Unlawful Assembly This is not your standard black metal album, and while the band does play homage to the traditional style there are some nice variations. Dawn Ray’d move into the melodic and atmospheric side of black metal, and they are not one of these
TEN – ODIO Ancora Hey hey punx worldwide, listen up: Oakland’s finest hardcore punk earhole abusers ODIO (Italian for “hatred”) have returned with a raging new EP! Odio play Japanese-styled noisy hardcore/punk/crust and feature members of such Bay Area stalwarts as Holy, Korrosive, Tørsö, etc. Scorching and abrasive noise-drenched hardcore, built
TEN – CRURIFRAGIUM Beasts of the Temple of Satan Bestial metal is a thing. It’s not widely-known, and none of the bands that typify it’s style are world-renowned, but then again, it’s a metal sub-genre, and Beherit is perhaps the earliest example of the Bestial metal style. What do I know?