Monday, June 29, 2009

Sanctions - Home Sweet Home (2008)

Crushing, depressive d-beat crust punk from Nashville. Re-lighting the torch of Tennessee crust scene. Sanctions brings more melody and catharsis to the genre. Home Sweet Home is Sanctions brutal debut.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Tragedy - From Ashes Rise - His Hero Is Gone

Track listing:
1 - The End Is The Beginning
2 - Suburbs & Ghettos
3 - Carcinogen
4 - 'Till The Grave
5 - No More
6 - Fight Club
7 - Collapse
8 - Wasted Time
9 - Suicide Bomber
10 - Tragedy
11 - Los Nuevos Esclavos
12 - Bright Future

Only Fumes And Corpses - Read What's In Between (2007)

Only Fumes & Corpses are a Hardcore/ Punk outfit hailing from Galway Ireland. Read What's In Between is OFACs self released debut. Their debut is 8 tracks of angst ridden, hate fueled intelligent hardcore that leaves the listener wanting more.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Strike Anywhere - Another Breath - The Carrier

Track listing:
1 - Five Days
2 - Spineless
3 - Drawing Lines
4 - A Long Thought
5 - Resolution
6 - Leaderless
7 - Leach
8 - The Last Tide

Malachi - Self Titled (2008)

Malachi are an atmospheric doom crust band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its very tough to pigeon hole their sound, due to all of the elements they combine into their music. Most people that like doom and or crust will enjoy this album furiously.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Damad - Fall Of Efrafa - Ictus

Track listing:
1 - Execution Is Our Legacy
2 - Attended By Bloodshed
3 - Worse Than Creation
4 - Pain Trials
5 - Lifeless
6 - Ivory Walls
7 - Desert Rift
8 - Wither To Cover The Tread

Cut Sick - End It All (2007)

Cut Sick are a Skate Punk band out of Melbourne Australia. They play a blend of old school trash skate punk and new school sped up hardcore. Having playing hundres of shows Cut Sick have gained a much derserved reputation for being a cut above.

Status: Unknown
Rock if you like: Pulling Teeth - Extortion - Battletruk

Track listing:
1 - Now Gone
2 - Eat Concrete
3 - No Hope
4 - Change
5 - Hit Back
6 - Big Business
7 - Stay Sane
8 - Bad Brains

Maladie - Self Titled (2009)

Maladie is one of Mexicos best kept secrets. Passionate hardcore from Tijuana, Mexico. Eleven songs of powerful hardcore with 2 voices trading off, lyrics with social and political context.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Protestant - PG. 99 - From Ashes Rise

Track listing:
1 - Cuerpos
2 - Industrias Flotantes
3 - Manufactura Del Miedo
4 - Denominacion Precisa A Un Crimen Sin Nombre
5 - Muerte En La Tierra
6 - Sintomas
7 - Manos Estrechas
8 - Fronteras Internas
9 - Divinidad Y Su Precho
10 - Libero De Arena
11 - Ejercito De Dos Caras

Northless - No Quarter For The Damaged (2009)

Fresh off of a split with Protestant on Inkblot Records, Wisconsin natives Northless bring four tracks of slowed down sludge to this LP. This Two Piece continues to chug out great material.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Fall Of Efrafa - Trees - Graves At Sea

Track listing:
1 - To The Lions
2 - Scum Of The Earth
3 - Anti-Life
4- No Quarter For The Damaged

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Reign Supreme - Testing The Limits Of Infinite (2009)

"Testing The Limits Of Infinite" is Reign Supreme's highly anticipated debut full length album. Produced by Will Putney at The Machine Shop (Lamb Of God, VOD, Every Time I Die), "Testing The Limits..." takes the accessible metallic hardcore foundation popularized by many, and injects a fresh warm blood deep within it. The result is a new breed of anthemic metallic hardcore; immaculately executed, intensely heavy, and refreshingly unpredictable. Songs like "Persevere And Overcome" and "Slipping Away" smash through expectations with earth moving power, while the introspective instrumental "Waiting" as well as the winding "To Live And Die (In Vain)" show a sonic diversity rarely found in heavy music. Proving that Reign Supreme are a true anomaly in today's music world, playing the role of both the hammer and the nail.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Blacklisted - Crowbar - Donnybrook

Track listing:
1 - Mother Superior
2 - Saving Grace
3 - Persevere And Overcome
4 - Apostle
5 - Crushed By The Weight
6 - In Absentia
7 - Failure
8 - Waiting
9 - And Come What May
10 - False Prophets
11 - Slipping Away
12 - To Live And Die (In Vain)
13 - A Ghost In The City

Infernal War - Terrorfront (2005)

"Infernal War is a black/death metal band from Czestochowa, Poland formed in 1997. Their lyrical themes are death, hatred, satanism, anti-Christianity and the Second World War. "

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Destroyer 666 - Azarath - Thunderbolt

Track Listing:
1 - Introduction to Assassination
2 - Crushing Impure Idolatry
3 - Dead Head's Empire
4 - Be a Slave or Be a Lord
5 - Crush the Tribe of Jesus Christ
6 - Terrorfront
7 - Salvation
8 - The Grand Intolerance Manifestation
9 - Dechristianized by Parabellum
10 - Triumphant Outroduction


Vatican Chainsaw Massacre - Hazy Skies Over Martha's Vineyard (2008)

"Vatican Chainsaw Massacre are a heavy punk/hardcore band from Hamilton, Ontario. Starting out as a three-piece drum/bass punk band, they eventually incorporated a guitarist into their line-up. In 2008, they released their first full-length LP, “Hazy Skies Over Martha’s Vineyard” on Goodfellow Records."

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Consumer Alert - Fortune Teller - Second Guess

Track Listing:
1 - The Not So Hidden Agenda
2 - The Proud and the Few
3 - Insanity By Consensus
4 - Fantasy Camp
5 - Fraternity In Disguise
6 - Dueling Companions
7 - Hazy Skies Over Martha's Vineyard
8 - Character Break
9 - State Sponsored Irony
10 - The Punk Rock Going Out of Business Sale


Monday, June 22, 2009

Bad Religion - Suffer (1988)

Bad Religion is an American punk rock band founded in Southern California in 1980 by Jay Bentley (bass), Greg Graffin (vocals), Brett Gurewitz (guitars) and Jay Ziskrout (drums). They are often credited for leading the revival of punk rock and inspiring pop-punk bands during the late 1980s, as well as influencing a large number of other punk and rock musicians throughout their career. In the 29 years since its inception, Bad Religion has had numerous lineup changes, and Graffin has been the only constant member, although the band currently features three of the original four members.

To date, Bad Religion has released fourteen studio albums, two EPs, three compilation albums, one live recording, and two DVDs. Their 1988 album Suffer has been regarded by some critics as one of the most important punk rock albums of all time, although it was not charted in Billboard. Bad Religion rose to fame with their 1993 album Recipe for Hate, which reached number 14 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, marking the highest initial charting album in the band's career. Their next album, Stranger Than Fiction, featuring the band's well-known hit singles "21st Century (Digital Boy)" and "Infected", was also highly successful and became the only Bad Religion album to obtain gold status in the US. Following Gurewitz's departure in 1994, Bad Religion declined in popularity and poor record sales continued until the release of The New America in 2000. Gurewitz returned to the fold in 2001, making Bad Religion a six-piece band, and contributed to their three most recent albums. The band has discussed the possibility of recording their next studio album, which is expected to be released in 2010, and will also mark the first time that a Bad Religion line-up had not changed in four consecutive studio recordings.

They are particularly known for their sophisticated use of style, metaphor, vocabulary, imagery, and vocal harmonies (which they refer to in their album liner notes as the "oozin aahs".) Lyrics are often reflective on matters of personal feelings or of personal or social responsibility.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Pennywise - Good Riddance - Minor Threat

Track listing:
1 - You Are (The Government)
2 - 1000 More Fools
3 - How Much Is Enough?
4 - When?
5 - Give You Nothing
6 - Land Of Competition
7 - Forbidden Beat
8 - Best For You
9 - Suffer
10 - Delirium Of Disorder
11 - Part II (The Numbers Game)
12 - What Can You Do?
13 - Do What You Want
14 - Part IV (The Index Fossil)
15 - Pessimistic Lines

The Descendents - Milo Goes To College (1982)

Descendents were formed in 1978 by guitarist Frank Navetta, bassist Tony Lombardo and drummer Bill Stevenson. Their first release -- the only one with this lineup -- was "Ride the Wild"/"It's a Hectic World".

In 1980 they enlisted Stevenson's old schoolfriend Milo Aukerman as a singer, and reappeared as a punk band, becoming a major player in the hardcore scene developing in Los Angeles at the time. Their first release with Aukerman, 1981's Fat EP, was a furious six-minute barrage of teen angst and goofball humour, featuring such songs as "My Dad Sucks" and the eleven-second "Wienerschnitzel".

Their debut album the following year, Milo Goes to College, introduced an element of melody and sensitivity that set them apart from most other hardcore bands. They sang about being (and wanting to be) rejected ("I'm Not A Loser", "I Wanna Be A Bear", "Parents"), girls ("Hope", "Myage", "Marriage", "Kabuki Girl"), fishing ("Catalina"), and other subjects not normally discussed by their peers. Songwriting was shared among the band members, and Stevenson's songs in particular were to greatly influence the melodic punk-pop bands of the 1990s.

Status: Unknown
Rock if you like: Lagwagon - X - NOFX

Track listing:
1 - Myage
2 - I Wanna Be A Bear
3 - I'm Not A Loser
4 - Parents
5 - Tonyage
6 - I'm Not A Punk
7 - M16
8 - Catalina
9 - Suburban Home
10 - Statue Of Liberty
11 - Kabuki Girl
12 - Marriage
13 - Hope

Suicidal Tendencies - Self Titled (1983)

Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash and heavy metal band. They were formed in Venice, Los Angeles, California, in 1981 by the leader and only permanent member, singer Mike Muir. The band is credited as one of the "the fathers of crossover thrash". To date, Suicidal Tendencies have released ten studio albums (one of which is composed of never-before material and the other is a re-recording of their first album), two compilation albums, four split albums, one VHS, and one EP.

Suicidal Tendencies rose to fame with their 1983 self-titled debut album, which spawned the single "Institutionalized". That single was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV. Suicidal Tendencies did not release a follow-up record until 1987, with Join the Army. The album attracted the attention of Epic Records, who signed the band in 1988 and issued their third album, How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today, later that year. This was followed by their next two albums, Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu and Lights...Camera...Revolution!, which were also successful and both certified Gold by the RIAA. After releasing two more studio albums (The Art of Rebellion and Suicidal for Life), Suicidal Tendencies called it quits in 1995. However, they reunited in 1997 and have continued to perform and record since then.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: DRI - Anthrax - Bullet Treatment

Track listing:
1 - Suicide's An Alternative (You'll Be Sorry)
2 - Two Sided Politics
3 - I Shot The Devil
4 - Subliminal
5 - Won't Fall In Love Today
6 - Institutionalized
7 - Memories Of Tomorrow
8 - Possessed
9 - I Saw Your Mommy
10 - Fascist Pig
11 - I Want More
12 - Suicidal Failure

Minor Threat - Discography (1988)

Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band that formed in Washington, D.C. in 1980 and disbanded in 1983. Despite being so short-lived, the band had a strong influence on the hardcore punk music scene.

Minor Threat's song "Straight Edge" became the eventual basis of the straight edge movement, while the band often professed their own "straight edge" ideals. Allmusic referred to Minor Threat's music as "iconic," and have noted that their "groundbreaking" music "has held up better than [that of] most of their contemporaries."

Along with the fellow Washington DC hardcore band Bad Brains, Minor Threat set the standard for many hardcore punk bands in the 1980s and 1990s. They produced short, often astonishingly fast songs, eventually with high production quality, which at the time was lacking in most punk and alternative rock. All of Minor Threat's records were released on Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson's own Dischord Records label.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Bad Brains - Black Flag - Gorilla Biscuits

Track listing:
1 - Filler
2 - I Don't Wanna Hear It
3 - Seeing Red
4 - Straight Edge
5 - Small Man, Big Mouth
6 - Screaming At A Wall
7 - Bottled Violence
8 - Minor Threat
9 - Stand Up
10 - 12XU
11 - In My Eyes
12 - Out Of Step (with the world)
13 - Guilty Of Being White
14 - Steppin' Stone
15 - Betray
16 - It Follows
17 - Think Again
18 - Look Back And Laugh
19 - Sob Story
20 - No Reason
21 - Little Friend
22 - Out Of Step
23 - Cashing In
24 - Stumped
25 - Good Guys (Don't Wear White)
26 - Salad Days

The Misfits - Walk Among Us (1982)

The Misfits are an American rock band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. Founded in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig, the group had a fluctuating lineup during its first six years with Danzig and bassist Jerry Only as the only consistent members. During this time they released several EPs and singles and, with Only's brother Doyle as guitarist, the albums Walk Among Us (1982) and Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (1983), both considered touchstones of the early-1980s hardcore punk movement. The Misfits disbanded in 1983 and Danzig went on to form Samhain and then Danzig. Several albums of reissued and previously unreleased material were issued after the group's dissolution, and their music became influential to punk rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock music of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Black Flag - Danzig - The Circle Jerks

Track listing:
1 - 20 Eyes
2 - I Turned Into A Martian
3 - All Hell Breaks Loose
4 - Vampira
5 - Nike A Go Go
6 - Hatebreeders
7 - Mommy Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight (live)
8 - Night Of The Living Dead
9 - Skulls
10 - Violent World
11 - Devils Whorehouse
12 - Astro Zombies
13 - Braineaters

Social Distortion - Mommy's Little Monster (1983)

Social Distortion (sometimes referred to simply as Social D) is an American rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California.[2] The band currently consists of Mike Ness (vocals, guitars), Jonny Wickersham (guitars), Brent Harding (bass) and Adam "Atom" Willard (drums). They are often credited as one of the leading bands of the 1980s hardcore punk explosion.

The group briefly disbanded in 1985, due to frontman Ness' drug addiction, but reformed around 1986 and have continued being active today, even after the death of longtime guitarist Dennis Danell, who succumbed to a brain aneurysm in 2000. Since their inception the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent, with many members coming and going – Ness has been the only constant member.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Rancid - Youth Brigade - Tiger Army

Track listing:
1 - The Creeps
2 - Another State Of Mind
3 - It Wasn't A Pretty Picture
4 - Telling Them
5 - Hour Of Darkness
6 - Mommy's Little Monster
7 - Anti-Fashion
8 - All The Answers
9 - Moral Threat

Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience Of Give Me Death (1987)

The Dead Kennedys were an American punk band from the first wave of American punk rock, formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. Pioneers of hardcore punk during the 1980s, the band gained a large underground following in the international punk music scene.

The music of the Dead Kennedys mixes the more experimental elements of British 1970s punk with the raw energy of the 1980s American hardcore punk scene. Dead Kennedys' songs mix the deliberately shocking lyrics of punk with a humorous, acerbic, satirical, and sarcastic left-wing commentary on current social and political issues. Many of the band's songs criticize the right-wing ideologies of the Christian right, the Presidency of Ronald Reagan, U.S. foreign policy, and consumerist culture.

In the late 1980s, the band was embroiled in an obscenity trial in the US over the 1985 Frankenchrist album, which included a poster with art that depicted penises (Penis Landscape by H. R. Giger). The band was charged criminally with distribution of harmful matter to minors, but the trial ended with a hung jury.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: The Circle Jerks - Adolescents - Bad Religion

Track listing:
1 - Police Truck
2 - Too Drunk To Fuck
3 - California Uber Alles
4 - The Man With The Dogs
5 - Insight
6 - Life Sentence
7 - A Child And His Lawnmower
8 - Holiday In Cambodia
9 - I Fought The Law
10 - Saturday Night Holocaust
11 - Pull My Strings
12 - Short Songs
13 - Straight A's
14 - Kinky Sex Makes The World Go Round
15 - The Prey
16 - Night Of The Living Rednecks
17 - Buzzbomb From Pasadena

The Germs - GI (1979)

The Germs are an American punk band from Los Angeles, California, originally active from 1977 to 1980 and reformed in 2005. Their 1977 single, "Forming"/"Sexboy", is generally regarded as the first punk record from Los Angeles.[citation needed] The band's early lineup consisted of singer Darby Crash, guitarist Pat Smear, bassist Lorna Doom, and their most consistent drummer Don Bolles. They released only one album, 1979's (GI) which was produced by Joan Jett and features sixteen tracks of unbridled garage-punk bliss.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: The Circle Jerks - Fear - Black Flag

Track listing:
1 - What We Do Is Secret
2 - Communist Eyes
3 - Land Of Treason
4 - Richie Dagger's Crime
5 - Strange Notes
6 - American Leather
7 - Lexicon Devil
8 - Manimal
9 - Our Way
10 - We Must Bleed
11 - Media Blitz
12 - The Other Newest One
13 - Let's Pretend
14 - Dragon lady
15 - The Slave
16 - Shut Down (live)

Operation Ivy - Energy (remastered) (2007)

Operation Ivy was an influential Ska punk band formed in Albany, California. The band consisted of frontman Jesse Michaels (vocals), Tim Armstrong (vocals/guitar), Matt Freeman (bass/backing vocals), and Dave Mello (Drums/backing vocals). The band's name, previously abandoned by another Gilman group, Isocracy, was derived from the Operation Ivy series of nuclear tests.

They released the album Energy on Lookout! Records in May 1989. The band broke up the same month, and their last official show was on May 28, 1989. They played one more show the following day, mainly for friends and family, in Robert Eggplant's backyard in Pinole, California. In two years, the band had performed 185 shows and recorded a total of 32 songs. The lyrics and tone of Operation Ivy's music portray a vociferous desire for social justice and a strong distrust of mainstream conformist culture.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Green Day - Rancid - The Aquabats

Track listing:
1 - Knowledge
2 - Sound System
3 - Jaded
4 - Take Warning
5 - The Crowd
6 - Bombshell
7 - Unity
8 - Vulnerability
9 - Bankshot
10 - One Of These Days
11 - Gonna Find You
12 - Bad Town
13 - Smiling
14 - Caution
15 - Freeze Up
16 - Artificial Life
17 - Room Without A Window
18 - Big City
19 - Missionary
20 - Junkies Runnin Dry
21 - Here We Go Again
22 - Hoboken
23 - Yellin In My Ear
24 - Sleep Long
25 - Healthy Body
26 - Officer
27 - I Got No

Black Flag - Damaged (1981)

Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1977 in Hermosa Beach, California. The band was established largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. They are widely considered to be one of the first hardcore punk bands.

Over the course of the 1980s, Black Flag's sound, as well as their notoriety, evolved in ways that alienated much of their early punk audience. As well as being central to the creation of hardcore, they were part of the first wave of American West Coast punk rock and are considered a key influence on the punk subculture. Along with being among the earliest punk rock groups to incorporate elements and the influence of heavy metal melodies and rhythm (particularly in their later records), there were often overt freestyles, free jazz, breakbeat and contemporary classical elements in their sound, especially in Ginn's guitar playing, and the band interspersed records and performances with instrumentals throughout their career. They also played longer, slower, and more complex songs at a time when many bands in their milieu stuck to a raw, fast, three-chord format. As a result, Black Flag's extensive discography is more varied than many of their punk rock contemporaries.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Minor Threat - Bad Brains - Dead Kennedys

Track listing:
1 - Rise Above
2 - Spray Paint
3 - Six Pack
4 - What I See
5 - TV Party
6 - Thirsty And Miserable
7 - Police Story
8 - Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
9 - Depression
10 - Room 13
11 - Damaged 2
12 - No More
13 - Padded Cell
14 - Life Of Pain

Bad Brains - Self Titled (1982)

Bad Brains is an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington, D.C. in 1977. It is widely regarded as among the pioneers of the genre, though the band's members objected to the term "hardcore" to describe their music.

Originally formed as a jazz fusion ensemble under the name Mind Power, Bad Brains developed a very fast and intense punk rock sound, which was both musically complex, and was often played faster and more emphatically than the music of many of their peers. They were also an adept reggae band, in a sort of Jekyll-and-Hyde arrangement, while later recordings featured elements of other genres. Bad Brains are also notable as religious followers of the Rastafari movement. Bad Brains broke up and reformed several times over the years, sometimes with different singers and/or drummers. The band's classic and current lineup is singer H.R., guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jenifer, and drummer Earl Hudson, H.R.'s younger brother.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Black Flag - Operation Ivy - Adolescents

Track listing:
1 - Sailin' On
2 - Don't Need It
3 - Attitude
4 - The Regular
5 - Banned in DC
6 - Jah Calling
7 - Supertouch & Shitfit
8 - Leaving Babylon
9 - Fearless Vampire Killers
10 - I
11 - Big Take Over
12 - Pay To Cum
13 - Right Brigade
14 - I Luv I Jah
15 - Intro
16 - Extro

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wormrot - Abuse (2009)

"Wormrot started out as a death-grind project formed by Arif (Flesh Disgorged) on vocals and Acit (Septikaemia, Hellghast) on drums. They took in Halim (Arbitrary Element, Cardiac Necropsy) to fill in the bass. Arif met an old high school friend Rasyid who had just completed his national service (2007) by a chance meeting through a mutual friend and was invited to try out on the guitars. A couple of jamming sessions followed yet they couldn't find a comfortable stride. Arif and Rasyid decided to go on their own to form a grindcore band, retaining 'Wormrot' as their band name."

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Afgrund - Magrudergrind - Splitter

Track Listing:
1 - Lost Swines
2 - Exterminate
3 - Double-Feeding
4 - Born Stupid
5 - Sledgehammer
6 - So Fierce For Fuck!?
7 - Dis-Appointing
8 - Good Times
9 - Freedom To Act
10 - Indonesia
11 - Shitlack
12 - Condemnation
13 - One Round Away
14 - Fuck... I'm Drunk
15 - Operation Grindcore
16 - Rich (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover)
17 - Overgrown Asshole
18 - Blasphemy My Ass
19 - Fix Your Broken Mind
20 - Newkiller Nuclear
21 - Uncovered And Proud As Fuck
22 - Murder
23 - Scum Infestation And Last Song


Friday, June 19, 2009

Akrival - Vitriolic (2008)

brutal A modern take on blackened death metal, Akrival's Vitriolic is solid from start to finish. Cutting vocals, well crafted song structures and killer drums - that aren't always blasting - make an album due for a few repeat listens.

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Osirion - Infestus - Marduk

1. Vitriolic Circles
2. Striving for Antipathy
3. Lost Man's Domain
4. Straight Path to Disintegration
5. Thorn
6. Moor of Mercilessness
7. Your Last Breath
8. Desperate Fight
9. War Commands


Asphyx - Death... The Brutal Way (2009)

"Asphyx is a Dutch death metal band that incorporates doom metal and thrash metal elements into their music. In January 2007, the band re-united with Van Drunen, Gubbels, Paul Baayens and Bagchus. They’ve played a couple of gigs since then and made a good comeback with much of interest from the death metal scene. After the “Death the Brutal Way” 7’’ single in 2008, they are ready to record a new album which will be released sometime in 2009."

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Hail of Bullets - Incantation - Autopsy

Track Listing:
1 - Scorbutics
2 - The Herald
3 - Bloodswamp
4 - Death The Brutal Way
5 - Asphyx II (They Died As They Marched)
6 - Eisenbahnmörser
7 - Black Hole Storm
8 - Riflegun Redeemer
9 - Cape Horn
10 - The Saw, The Torture, The Pain


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Masachist - Death March Fury (2009)

"MASACHIST is a band formed by Thrufel (Azarath), Daray (Dimmu Borgir, Vesania, ex-Vader), Pig (ex-Decapitated), Heinrich (Vesania), Aro (Shadows Land) and featuring Ross Dolan from Immolation as a guest. The band released their debut album ''Death March Fury'' in April 2009 under Witching Hour Productions."

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Hetzer - Gortal - Tehace

Track Listing:
1 - Unveil The Grave
2 - Inborn Obedience
3 - Womb
4 - Open The Wounds
5 - Noxious
6 - Malicious Cleansing
7 - Appearance Of The Worm
8 - Crush Them!!!
9 - Death Shall March...


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ingrowing - Aetherpartus (2009)

Really fucking good death/grind from the Czech republic. Six new songs and a cover of Nasum's "Cut to Fit." Any fan of grind would do well to check this out.

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Pigsty - Birdflesh - Squash Bowels

Track Listing:
1 - Ante Portas Vitae
2 - Derelict
3 - Safezone
4 - Nonnative Arousal
5 - Escapology
6 - Aetherpartus
7 - Cut To Fit (Nasum cover)


Heckle - The Complicated Futility Of Ignorance (1997)

Heckle was a melodic hardcore/punk rock band from New Jersey, United States. Brandishing a unique blend of West Coast melody with East Coast fury, Heckle were somewhat reminiscent of the early New York and DC hardcore bands, yet the band brought a fresh new perspective to this old school format.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: 88 Fingers Louie - Big Wig - Fury 66

Track listing:
1 - Set Alpha Low
2 - Missionay Position
3 - Joke's On Me
4 - Disposable
5 - Along For The Ride
6 - Dependence
7 - So Much The Same
8 - Ashes
9 - Standard Issue
10 - D-Day
11 - C.O.I.
12 - Royal Imp
13 - Infinite Loop
14 - Misguided

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Paint It Black - Amnesia (2009)

Paint It Black is the most consistent band in hardcore. They have made one thing known-they are going to give you hardcore that is melodic at times, ferocious and discordant at others and Dan Yemin’s lyrics will be angry, poignant and at times, humorous and sarcastic. Most bands with this pedigree would rest on their laurels, but as Paint It Black has shown the only thing they’re going to do every time is mix it up- one minute is uncomfortable and furious, the next minute cathartic and energetic, and closing with "Bliss"-the song described by Yemin as "sounding like Fugazi having a three-way with Jawbreaker and Nirvana."

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Good Riddance - Kid Dynamite - Bad Brains

Track listing:
1 - Salem
2 - Homesick
3 - Nicotine
4 - Amnesia
5 - Bliss

Obituary - Darkest Day (2009)

"Obituary are one of the pioneering bands of the death metal genre. The band came from Tampa, Florida, and was founded as Xecutioner in 1985. In 1988, shortly before the release of their first album “Slowly We Rot”, they changed their name to Obituary. Obituary still remain an influential band in the Florida death metal movement that arose in the late 1980s. The 1990 release “Cause of Death” has been described as a seminal album in the genre, and vocalist John Tardy is recognized as one of the first vocalists to use an abnormally low growl (compared to the screechy growls used by predecessors Death and Possessed)."

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Morbid Angel - Malevolent Creation - Bolt Thrower

Track Listing:
1 - List of Dead
2 - Blood to Give
3 - Lost
4 - Outside My Head
5 - Payback
6 - Your Darkest Day
7 - This Life
8 - See Me Now
9 - Fields of Pain
10 - Violent Dreams
11 - Truth Be Told
12 - Forces Realign
13 - Left to Die

DL Part 1
DL Part 2

Friday, June 12, 2009

Silence - Echoes of Depression (2004)

"Silence, the Polish crust band play metallic and melodic crust punk. The Polish answer to Portland’s D-Beat invasion. Heavy sound, good melodies and apocalyptic moods in very well recorded and played set of songs with best traditions of Tragedy and From Ashes Rise.
They have released a 7” ep called Hypnosis in 2002 and two full length albums, Mad Civilization in 2003 and Echoes Of Depression in 2004"

Status: Not sure
Contact: None
Rock if you like: Tragedy - From Ashes Rise - Ictus

Track Listing:
1 - Coffins Lid
2 - Nightmare
3 - Blind Fury
4 - Mass Production
5 - Daily Holocaust
6 - Life Takes No Prisoners
7 - On A Leash
8 - Capitalist Pandemy
9 - Short Leash


Black Panda - Tanque de 98 Octanos (2006)

Really good crust punk 'n roll. Five piece from Spain with members of Madame Germen and Nashgul. This is their only full length, and it's a good one. Check it out.

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Hongo - Madame Germen - Derrota

Track Listing:
1 - Dale Gas, Barry
2 - Seguiremos fumando
3 - Ruedas de Fuego
4 - Sin Título
5 - JC VS. LK.
6 - El Rey de la Carretera
7 - Discoborregos
8 - Ulan Bator
9 - No cesará su lamento
10 - Redneck Zombie


Destoyer 666 - Defiance (2009)

Deströyer 666 are an Australian blackened thrash/death metal band formed in 1994 by guitarist K.K. Warslut, following his departure from the cult black metal band Bestial Warlust. They have now relocated to the Netherlands. Defiance is their latest release and is sure to please all previous fans as well as draw in new fans.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Skeletonwitch - Goatwhore - Witchmaster

Track listing:
1 - Weapons Of Conquest
2 - I Am Not Deceived
3 - Blood For Blood
4 - The Barricades Are Breaking
5 - Stand Defiant
6 - A Path To Conflict
7 - A Thousand Plagues
8 - Human All Too Human
9 - A Sermon To The Dead

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Not Of This World - Coliseum Doomriders Split (2005)

Not Of This World is 5 blistering tracks of grimey rock n roll by two bands i'm sure you are very familiar with. Coliseum come from the heralded Louisville scene playing DC influenced crusty punk n roll. While Doomriders come out of Salem MA, and play some of the sleeziest rock n roll you'll ever hear. This split is over way way to early. Enjoy!

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Motorhead - Cursed - Hour Of The Wolf

Track listing:
1 - Am I Demon
2 - American Machine
3 - Ride On Death Riders
4 - Hell Roaring
5 - Possession

Coliseum - True Quiet/Last Wave (2009)

"Formed in November 2003 in Louisville, Kentucky by singer/guitarist Ryan Patterson, Coliseum represents unbridled heaviness and no-nonsense intensity, combined with punk and hardcore’s DIY ethos."

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Cursed - Trap Them - Pulling Teeth

Track Listing:
1 - True Quiet
2 - Last Wave


Drudkh - Microcosmos (2009)

"Drudkh, meaning “wood” in Sanskrit, is an atmospheric black metal band from Ukraine formed by Roman Saenko, the leading member of Hate Forest; Thurios, the leading member of Astrofaes; and Yuriy Sinitsky, of Lucifugum and Definition Sane. Their strongly folk-influenced music focuses on a strong atmosphere with a lot of feeling, and the lyrical contents embrace Slavic mythology, seasons and poetry. Many of the band’s lyrics are derived from the works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ukrainian poets, especially Taras Shevchenko."

Status: Active
Contact: Official Website
Rock if you like: Kroda - Hate Forest - Walknut

Track Listing:
1 - Days That Passed
2 - Distant Cries Of Cranes
3 - Decadence
4 - Ars Poetica
5 - Everything Unsaid Before
6 - Widow's Grief


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cwill - Trotz Allem (2008)

Awesome neocrust from Switzerland. Practically no information about these guys. They have two albums as far as I know, this one, and Beyond Reality from '04. describes them as "swiss hardcore with strings." They don't even have a myspace page so I don't really know what else to say other than check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Status: Not sure
Contact: none
Rock if you like: Madame Germen - Oroku - Ictus

Track Listing:
1 - Imprisonment
2 - Abandonment
3 - Surrender
4 - Mensch Sein
5 - Gesang
6 - Angstschrei
7 - Im Takt
8 - Ein Leben Lang
9 - On Inner Freedom


Protestant - As Dead As We Look (2007)

Protestant are a crust hardcore band out of Wisconsin. As Dead As We Look is a discography of sorts. It contains early demo, Ep and comp tracks that have long been out of print. Hopefully this will help you round out your collection.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: His Hero Is Gone - From Ashes Rise - Man Is The Bastard

Track listing:
1 - Fuck Me Eyes
2 - Make Peace With The Rope You Hang From
3 - You Have Beautiful Dead Children
4 - Monuments
5 - Cry On Your Own Time
6 - As Dead As We Look
7 - Penance Or Pension
8 - We Know Where You Sleep
9 - Salt Of The Earth Wants Us Dead
10 - The Small Print Says Tough Shit
11 - She Says I Don't Have The Stomach For It
12 - The Case Of People Vs The Honky And His Gas Powered Ass-Rape Machine

Monday, June 8, 2009

Magrudergrind - Self Titled (2009)

Magrudergrind release their much anticipated debut full length. Combining elements of grind, crust, and thrash, the raw energy and violent emotion contained within the 16 tracks is overpowering.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Phobia - Napalm Death - Insect Warfare

Track listing:
1 - The Protocols Of Anit-Sound
2 - Pulverizing Hate Mongers
3 - Rejecting The Militant Promise
4 - Assimilated Pollutants
5 - Abuse Of Philanthropic Self Gain
6 - Fools Of Contradiction
7 - Heretics
8 - Bridge Burner
9 - Cranial Media Parasite
10 - Excommunicated
11 - The Price Of Living By Delinquent Ideals
12 - Built To Blast
13 - Lyrical Ammunition For Scene Warfare
14 - Rise And Fall Of Empires Past
15 - Heavier Bombing
16 - Martyrs Of The Shoah
17 - Bonus Track

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Masakari - Eden Compromised (2009)

Masakari are a gloom inspired crust band out of Cleveland, OH. Edens Compromise is a brief glimpse into great things to come from another great young band out of Ohio. Edens Compromised is another fantastic release on Halo Of Flies records.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Integrity - From Ashes Rise - His Hero Is Gone

Track listing:
1 - VII - The War Within
2 - VI - Forever Cursed
3 - V - Vanquish
4 - IV - Egoism In Harvest

Protestant - The Hate, The Hollow (2008)

The Hate The Hollow is a killer crust punk/hardcore album from a little known Milwaukee band. Protestant takes the grit and grime of early crust bands like Amebix and infuses it with the technicality and raw power of modern hardcore. The result is an intense storm of grinding riffs, raging vocals and suffocating bass lines.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: His Hero Is Gone - From Ashes Rise - Man Is The Bastard

Track listing:
1 - Disbelief
2 - The Hate The Hallow
3 - Disgrace
4 - Neglect
5 - Obituary
6 - A Smaller World
7 - Free Us From
8 - Disowned
9 - Alseep

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Suffocation - Blood Oath (2009)

"Suffocation, one of the earliest American death metal bands, arranged heavy, uniquely rhythmic, riffs into complex, Jazz-influenced song structures to create a sub-genre of the form often termed "brutal" death metal - also known by many as "New York Death Metal," or "NYDM" for short."

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Immolation - Deeds of Flesh - Gorguts

Track Listing:
1 - Blood Oath
2 - Dismal Dream
3 - Pray For Forgiveness
4 - Images of Purgatory
5 - Cataclysmic Purification
6 - Mental Hemorrhage
7 - Come Hell or High Priest
8 - Undeserving
9 - Provoking The Disturbed
10 - Marital Decimation
11 - Pray For Forgiveness (Instrumental)
12 - Dismal Dream (Rough, unmastered)

*edited by The_General*

Friday, June 5, 2009

Hetzer - The Rise of Abaddon (2007)

If you like Angel Corpse, this is straight up your alley. Download and have your ears feel the rape for which this record delivers...

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Angel Corpse - Summon - God Dethroned

Track Listing:
1. Pandemonic Revelation
2. Don't Protect The Weakness
3. Let's Bow Abaddon... Before The Battle Against God
4. B-XVI
5. Butchery And Torment
6. Death Is Fucking War
7. Abaddon
8. Hetzer Attack
9. Paranormal Army
10. Messiah Arrival
11. Destruction
12. When The Abyss Winds Return (Angel Corpse cover)
13. Heaven In Black Flames


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Javelina - Self Titled (2008)

Awesome sludge from this four-piece out of Philadelphia. Great songwriting, awesome riffs, and perfect production for this style of music. Highly recommended.

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Deadbird - Cavity - Black Cobra

Track Listing:
1 - 1000 Pound Man
2 - Let The Blood Flow
3 - Gored To Death
4 - Ghost Pain
5 - Asbestos
6 - Architect
7 - Tyrants
8 - Throttled
9 - Clergy Of Snakes


Fall Of Efrafa - Elil (2007)

"The name refers to an element from the book Watership Down, in which Efrafa is a fascist state ruled over by a dictatorship. The band uses “Efrafa” to represent the reign of man over this planet, Owsla (the name of the band’s debut album) representing the natural world. The band is a concept project, based not only around the Watership Down mythos, but also on their strong atheist/vegan principles. They plan to release a trilogy of records known collectively as “The Warren of Snares”: Owsla (guardian), Elil (enemy), and lastly Inlé (death). The latest installment is Elil, a three song, 65 minute album."

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Ictus - Madame Germen - Remains Of The Day

Track Listing:
1 - Beyond The Veil
2 - Dominion Theology
3 - For El Ahraihrah To Cry


Fall of Efrafa - Owsla (2006)

"Fall of Efrafa are from Brighton, United Kingdom. They mix elements of post rock, post metal, ambient folk black metal and hardcore punk- taking influence from bands such as Neurosis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Wolves in the Throne Room, and His Hero Is Gone. "

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Ekkaia - Madame Germen - Ictus

Track Listing:
1 - Pity The Weak
2 - A Soul To Bare
3 - Lament
4 - Last But Not Least
5 - The Fall Of Efrafa