Rumour Mill are a young hardcore band out of St. Albans, UK. RM features members of Your Demise and other various acts from the UK. For the most part Rumour Mill play a brand of hardcore that is straight to the point with a street punk twist. The 6 tracks on their demo are a very interesting look into what RM have to offer.
Undisputed masters of the crossover genre, Richmond, Virginia’s Municipal Waste return for their fifth full-length album in their endless quest to bring the fury, bring the laughs and bring the party to obscene new lows. Their hell-bent quest for infectious riffs and never-ending headbanging sessions has finally led them to Nuclear Blast for a debut party-on-disc that won’t soon be forgotten. Tasked with the noble aim of spreading the shred, The Fatal Feast is a more complete album than ever before. More bang, more intensity and a rounder sound make this not only the perfect party record, but also a natural fit for their epically ridiculous live shows.
Black Breath is a band from the Pacific Northwest who have quickly shredded their way to popularity. With members of Shook Ones, Go It Alone, Blue Monday, Get The Most, and On, they began in 2007 as crossover band with a joking spirit. In 2008, they released a 4-song 12" EP, Razor To Oblivion, which proved their step in a more serious direction, writing riffs that are reminiscent of first-wave thrash, black, and death metal bands such as Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, but maintain a traditional hardcore punk undertone.
Exalt are a Hardcore band from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Exalt seem to blend elements from each of their, very apparent, influences together in a manner that keeps things fresh and inspired. Breach False Minds is the full length debut that is hopefully a sign of good things to come.
Returning with the ceaselessly hostile Torture, Cannibal Corpse prove that when it comes to combining unrestrained maliciousness, involving song writing and technical precision they still have no equal, once again fortifying their position at the forefront of death metal. The twelfth full-length of their inspiring twenty-four year career, the Floridian quintet have never sounded so vital, the album building upon the wealth of powerful, dark, and memorable songs comprising 2006's Kill and 2009's Evisceration Plague and pointedly upping the ante at every turn. While this marks the latest progression in the band's sound, Torture also witnesses a return to what drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz accurately terms "the frenzied attack of Butchered At Birth (1991) or Tomb Of The Mutilated (1992)", infusing the band's advanced musicianship with the raw savagery that haunted their earlier releases, and in the process conceiving the definitive Cannibal Corpse record.
Frozen Moscow lakes are but a fraction of the desperate cold love that exists in Narrows' music. With an overdriven/soaked bass, ghostland guitar work, brooding drums, and a shrapnel laced voice, Narrows prove they are built for the darklands we live in. Painted, Narrows sophomore album will not disappoint fans of the first.
The very much anticipated album, Faith, by RISE AND FALL is finally upon us. RISE AND FALL create a dark and textural atmosphere that complements the powerful metallic hardcore foundation that CONGRESS laid before them. They are even joined by former members of CONGRESS and LIAR, bringing the two generations of Belgian hardcore together, as one vicious circle. Frantic drumming, discordant guitars, and passionate vocal screams all build into an awe-inducing wall of sound.
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