Punk vs. Metal is dead, and Like Rats are its death knell. When this group released their self-titled EP through A389 in 2010, astute listeners could hear that it was a hardcore band’s take on death metal. That release placed Like Rats squarely in league with A389 titans like Integrity,
Holy shit! In the unrelenting tsunami of Metal and Hardcore releases it’s easy to forget that nobody has made a Grindcore record quite like Internal Rot’s Grieving Birth in a long time, or if they have, it’s slipped beneath the proverbial radar. Internal Rot successfully marry their spiritual predecessors, namely
Back in 2015 Canadian harsh noise label Aught/Void released on cassette one of the most lightless and incinerating powerviolence/noisegrind releases ever conceived. A self-titled blast of pulverizing sonic chaos conceived by a mysterious Canadian band from Edmonton AB called 黒い樹海 (“Kuroi Jukai“, which translates to “The Black Sea of Trees”
Though Travølta’s new release In Tinnitus We Crust will have any die-hard fan of d-beat, crust, fastcore, grindcore, and powerviolence drumming their steering wheel into oncoming traffic, this release shows them as worthy bearers of the mincecore torch, originally lit by their Belgian forebears, Agathocles. The production is no-nonsense. Raw.
Cover Photo: Jena Pups PPOOWWEERRVVIIOOLLEENNCCEE by Escuela Grind In 1919, 12,000 tons of molasses from a burst storage tank flooded the streets of Boston, killing 21 and injuring 150. The same thick, slow danger is what one encounters on Escuela Grind’s new EP, With 5 songs clocking in at around
As a teacher of multiple grade-levels, I see young people enter and pass through various developmental stages. When kids are young, they all dance, they all sing, they all draw. At some point, though, they start making comparisons, and with those comparisons comes self-doubt. Suddenly, they don’t dance, they can’t