Arctic Horror – Cages EP

The current trend of bands nurturing metal aesthetics over the ferocious hardcore punk is on the rise. These particular combinations are unavoidable, especially if you’re knee-deep into the contemporary crust punk scene. Besides popular brews such as blackened crust, death crust, and neo-crust, newer groups also produce gracious portions of old school thrash metal elements… Read More Arctic Horror – Cages EP

The Idoru – Old Songs 7” (Black Star Foundation)

The Idoru is back! The group emerging from the legendary Hungarian metalcore band Newborn is back after being on hiatus for nearly a decade. The band managed dozen of underground headliner tours throughout Europe since their formation in 2003 and released the impressive amount of great recordings such as After The Storm demo, Brand New… Read More The Idoru – Old Songs 7” (Black Star Foundation)

Overcharge – Metalpunx LP (Various Labels)

Overcharge has been pretty much active since its formation in 2012. The determination of this intense Italian rock’n’roll charged d-beat trio resulted in impressive discography, mainly comprised of self-titled promo recording, debut full-length album Accelerate, following recording such as critically acclaimed Speedsick, and Electric Reaper EP. Overcharge traveled a long road since their formation in… Read More Overcharge – Metalpunx LP (Various Labels)

Zimogroz – Old Mystic Lore CD (Geenger Records)

With a wide array of a very diverse artist on its roster, Geenger Records proved relevance, not only on a regional but on a worldwide publishing scale. Take a closer examination of their back catalog, analyze a couple of previously published records, and you’ll realize what I am talking about. Geenger Records definitely seek quality,… Read More Zimogroz – Old Mystic Lore CD (Geenger 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)

Drain – California Cursed LP (Revelation Records)

Santa Cruz heavyweights Drain are delivering another masterpiece through a ferocious brand new record called California Cursed. This straight edge band has been formed in 2014 and never ceased to amaze those who are looking out for a more than simplified hardcore music. The group has produced some incredible recordings so far, and their current… Read More Drain – California Cursed LP (Revelation Records)

Blacked Out – Wasted Breath 12″ EP (Thousand Islands Records)

Blacked Out is basically four guys who know each other for years, and they’ve decided to start a band profoundly inspired by the music they’ve been listening for ages. This Vancouver, BC based band has been active for a while. They’ve treated melodic punk rock fans with Life Beyond The Line EP and a debut… Read More Blacked Out – Wasted Breath 12″ EP (Thousand Islands Records)

Bob Malmström / Tvärnitad – Split 7” (Elitbolaget Records)

Split release between Bob Malmström / Tvärnitad is the second edition of the split 7” series that celebrates the tenth anniversary of Bob Malmström as a band. Bob Malmström really needs no introduction. Whoever followed our reviews for quite some time had a chance to read a couple of lines about their Länge Leve Bob… Read More Bob Malmström / Tvärnitad – Split 7” (Elitbolaget Records)