Hivesmasher – Gutter Choir

Grindcore has been unfortunately distant this year. A lot of the scene’s prominent players released new albums last year and other than Napalm Death and the upcoming album from Pig Destroyer, it’s a little thin on the ground. Thankfully though, these times of drought allow us to scramble in the dirt for the best the underground has to offer, with the most recent contender being Black Market Activities’ newest addition Hivesmasher.

Hydra Head Records Calls It A Day

Hydra Head Records, the record label founded by Isis’ Aaron Turner, was apparently having quite a difficult time staying afloat. So much so, that they’ve been forced to ‘close their doors’ so-to-speak and shut down due to increasing debt. Here’s the statement made by Turner himself via the Hydra Head…

Hey! Listen To The Armed!

I love it when my metal gets infused with math and hardcore, and just goes bonkers. Nothing tickles me more than some guitar feedback over driving bass lines (The Chariot, anyone?). So out of nowhere, a video popped up on my recommended list on YouTube, and I figured I’d check it out,…

Parkway Drive Give Us A Taste of Atlas

Parkway Drive are easily one of the better metalcore bands out there. Their mix of really fast riffing with lead harmonies is reminiscent of melodic death metal, while they maintain the elements of metalcore that many are familiar with, e.g. the breakdown. This “core” sound is what has brought them…