Rat King – Vicious Inhumanity

The overuse of the facetious idiom “don’t judge a book by its cover” loses most of its power when discussing Rat King’s 2020 sophomore release, Vicious Inhumanity. A flash at the name, title, and colourful slime of the artwork and a first or second guess will probably get the correct…

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Strigoi – Abandon All Faith

I think everyone has their own particular tastes they gravitate to. It’s not exactly a guilty pleasure though. It’s just your personal taste. But despite it being your favorite, it can get a little stale after a while. If you’re reading this article, it’s possible that you feel like you’ve…

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Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas

Cattle Decapitation’s transformation from novelty goregrind act into one of the premier progressive/technical death metal bands of the modern era has been one of the most surprising and rewarding events in modern extreme metal. Now (at least) three records into a career-defining hot streak that’s rivaled by few if any…

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The Sound That Ends Creation – Music Designed to Give You Ideas… Incase You Should Run Out of Ideas

From an area of music defined by extremes of seemingly totally accidental shifts in high-tension, high-impact sounds, The Sound That Ends Creation never caves in from pressure to slow down or change moods. It’s without a doubt someone completely removed from even relatively safe but abrasive metal would find the…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Stream Three Tracks From Psychoneurosis/Herida Profunda/Suffering Quota Split

Not just one. Not even two. Three! Three brand new microdoses of pissed off, cathartic grinding from mainland Europe. Like an edgy cocktail of swirling football violence and brutalist poetry, we have a track from each band from this upcoming three-way split. Poland’s Psychoneurosis, Herida Profunda, and the Dutch savages…

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Hey! Listen to Not Your Friends!

Short bursts of off-kilter aggression have yet to go out of style for me. As much as I’ve gravitated toward longer and more complex music, I still periodically revisit my high school affinity for the ’00s mathgrind and noisecore scene. I was addicted to bands like An Albatross, iwrestledabearonce, and…

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