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

AHNA – Crimson Dawn CS (Caligari Records)

AHNA is one of the coolest recent findings that once again validates my point about the mindblowing quality of the Vancouver scene. British Columbia has always been home to marvelous bands who’re sincerely into underground music, radical enough to bend genre postulates to accomplish some new musical frontiers. AHNA wander through underground crust punk scene… Read More AHNA – Crimson Dawn CS (Caligari Records)

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)

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)

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)