Mindforce – Swingin Swords, Choppin Lords 12″ EP (Triple B Records)

These guys are no strangers to our blog. We previously had a chance to review their full-length debut called Excalibur, an intense hardcore record that entirely goes beyond the genre. This Poughkeepsie, NY based group combines incredible musicianship with highly driven crossover thrash shreddings, but the essence of their music lays down in hardcore roots.… Read More Mindforce – Swingin Swords, Choppin Lords 12″ EP (Triple B Records)

DZTN 1980 – War Of Good Intentions (1859 Records / Different Kitchen Records)

If you caught our previous review about a debut album called Outside The City, you’re fully aware that Dustin has decided to continue as a solo artist after the departure of Abolitionist, a political punk rock band based in Corvallis, Oregon. After ten years of constant rehearsing, recording, publishing and touring, the band members decided… Read More DZTN 1980 – War Of Good Intentions (1859 Records / Different Kitchen Records)

Spectres – Nostalgia LP (Artoffact Records)

Spectres are a deathrock band from Vancouver, British Columbia that’s been formed in 2004 by lead vocalist and founder Brian Gustavson. The band has been pretty much active since its formation. They’ve recorded dozen of quality singles such as Cold War 7”, Visions Of A New World 7” and a split record with Arctic Flowers.… Read More Spectres – Nostalgia LP (Artoffact Records)

Varsity – The Basement Takes LP (2015-2016) (Run For Cover Records)

Varsity is a Chicago based indie-pop band comprised of multi-talented musicians who are shifting boundaries of the genre with every following recording. The group has started their euphonious endeavors with a self-released single called Turns Out, which has been accompanied by a B-side number Downtown. Then Varsity has published Thanks For Nothing EP in 2014,… Read More Varsity – The Basement Takes LP (2015-2016) (Run For Cover Records)

Kevlar Bikini – OUT-OPTism LP (Geenger Records)

OUT-OPTism is the fourth full-length album by Kevlar Bikini. These Croatian heavyweights have been active since 2010, and have published some quality records, but this is actually their second record as a trio. However, that doesn’t stop them to produce a wide array of technically demanding compositions. Quite the contrary, Kevlar Bikini gets even better… Read More Kevlar Bikini – OUT-OPTism LP (Geenger Records)

Kreysing / Penschuck / Stadlmeier – Re​-​Encypher CD (Attenuation Circuit)

If you paid closer attention to our previous posts about ambient, drone, and noise music, you certainly encountered our reviews about a very distinctive recording label such as Attenuation Circuit. The number of quality avant-garde records on Attenuation Circuit are unquestionably mindblowing, and label owner Sascha Stadlemeir puts a lot of his effort in aesthetics,… Read More Kreysing / Penschuck / Stadlmeier – Re​-​Encypher CD (Attenuation Circuit)

Dave Smalley & The Bandoleros – Ignited 7” (Little Rocket Records)

Somehow I always had the feeling that the record will sound marvelous after taking a sneak peek at the cover artwork. That’s how I initially responded when I glanced at Ignited, a brand new 7” record by Dave Smalley & The Bandoleros. Magnificent artwork of skeleton steering the flaming chariots definitely looks great, and the… Read More Dave Smalley & The Bandoleros – Ignited 7” (Little Rocket Records)