Leeched – To Dull the Blades of Your Abuse

Like it or not, Code Orange’s Forever (2017) is one of the most influential albums of recent years. The record’s unprecedented mixture of hardcore, industrial and ’90s alt rock was bolstered by an impressive marketing campaign, garnered a Grammy nomination and drew seemingly universal praise from everywhere but here. Within…

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Vatican – Sole Impulse

Over the past few years (and specifically in 2018), I’ve been taken aback by the critical affinity with metalcore. It’s not just because of the music itself, though I’ll admit that I’m not particularly fond of recent critically acclaimed albums from bands like Code Orange and Vein. No, what really…

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Stray From The Path – Internal Atomics

It’s easy to overlook the fact that Stray From The Path have been releasing music for nearly two decades. Their Long Island hardcore roots might seem a million miles away from their globally-approved, for the most part, rapped metal attack, but they’ve honestly never ahem strayed too far from their…

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Racetraitor – 2042

Racetraitor are legends in their scene and quite rightly so. To the surprise of no one at all, their reunion and subsequent tours and releases have picked up the kind of press that is normally given to much bigger acts playing much dumber music; like Fall Out Boy, for the…

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PREMIERE: Feast Your Ears On The New Album From Carnivores At Grace

While “rebirth” is probably the wrong word to use, it doesn’t seem inaccurate to point out that the sun is really starting to shine again on the chaotic, discordant mathcore/post-hardcore sound of the early-to-mid-aughts. As groups like Seeyouspacecowboy… and Vein rise to prominence in the hardcore scene, The Callous Daoboys and Steaksauce Mustache become the new babyfaces…

Vein – errorzone

Growing up in the late ’90s and early ’00s meant being exposed to some of the greatest examples of bad metal. Like, genuinely really bad metal. Some of it was great though, of course. Everyone loved it at the time too, or so one would think, given the absurd amount…

Release Day Roundup – 6/22/18

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…