Silver Screams Make Most Excellent Modern Post-Punk Punk Rawk On Defective Machines

Take the all around fun of the classic soundtrack that is The Return of The Living Dead, put it through a post-punk blender, then ship it off to Boston and you’ll get a small idea of what the Silver Screams sound encompasses. [Read more…]

Nachtblut Put Their Own Spin On Modern German Industrial With Apostasie

It’s bands like Nachtblut that make me wish I’d have taken the plunge and learned German after discovering Rammstein in the mid-’90’s. That’s not to say listening to Apostasie, the fifth album from these Black/Industrial metalheads, is less fantastic. Quite the opposite, actually, as now listeners can just sit back and let the Nachtblut metal be a cathartic headbanging release. [Read more…]

Earth Caller Start 2018 With A Defiant Scream On Crystal Death

Starting off 2018 as loud as possible, Earth Caller return with a vicious slab of metal that totally encapsulates the old school NYHC sound that made bands like Biohazard and Life Of Agony stand out in the mid-’90’s. On Crystal Death, the Melbourne metallers channel hardcore greats by concocting something to honor that sound yet take it light years ahead. [Read more…]

Mangoo Cover Eddie Murphy, Deliver Psychedelic Hard Rawk Euphoria On The Heat

Firstly, they’re pronounced “Man Go”, okay? Now that that’s outta the way we can commence talk about the rawk. And what rawk there is to talk about! On The Heat, Mangoo’s third magnum opus, these Finnish rawkers have captured some kind of awesome that rawks, trips, and rolls like no other. [Read more…]

Somnuri Lay Down A Swath Of Gorgeous Sonic Destruction On Debut Full-Length

Imagine a world where Baroness never matured, Torche never slowed down, and Mastodon never stopped making Leviathan. Brooklyn’s Somnuri often find themselves in that righteous world and the proof is in the pudding with an eight-track beast of a self-titled debut. [Read more…]

Engelbert Humperdinck Celebrates 50 Years As A Recording Artist With Heartfelt The Man I Want To Be

Nothing says “holiday” quite like Engelbert Humperdinck, right? But wait! The Man I Want To Be is not the new holiday classic you didn’t know you needed this season. While it still might make a great soundtrack for the season and the ultimate stocking stuffer, The Man I Want To Be is actually a heartfelt ode to his wife of fifty-three years who is suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s. That said, what Engelbert release ISN’T heartfelt? [Read more…]

Ghastly Sound Kicks 2017’s Ass Once Again With Scorching EP The Bottom

If you put The Bottom, the upcoming EP from Vermont’s Ghastly Sound, together with the S/T EP released earlier this year (Our review is here) then you might have the most perfect rawk release of 2017. Killer on their own, fucking epic together. [Read more…]

Boston Shredders The Offering Offer Up Some Killer Metal On Debut EP

Imagine Bring Me The Horizon (Think Suicide Season era) fronted by Rob Halford with a little Dickinson bravado thrown in for good measure. That’s the most basic explanation of Boston’s The Offering you can give to your friends and if they don’t know who Halford or Dickinson are then they aren’t really your friends. [Read more…]

Cavalera Conspiracy Devolve Into Old School Post-Thrash On Psychosis

Each subsequent Cavalera Conspiracy record since 2008’s Inflikted has been like this experimentation in regression with the releases harnessing a new school thrash vibe akin to the one Sepultura helped pioneer back in the late ’80’s/early 90’s blanketed by modern technology. [Read more…]

Replicant Conjure Up The Soundtrack For A Modern Day Dystopia On The Reckoning

First off: It is highly recommended that you listen to Replicant’s The Reckoning at full volume through headphones to really get the full experience.

Second off: It is highly recommended that you love Replicant. Because they rule.

But I digress. [Read more…]