Pilori – À Nos Morts

Today I want to talk about the first album of young but promising band Pilori. This is not usual music, at least for me. Guys are mixing a lot of things in their music, I won’t say that this is typical grindcore or hardcore or something else, but this buzzing monster is interesting, brutal, and worth attention. “À Nos Morts” has gloomy modern art, this drawing can describe the music of Pilori, but just a little. So let’s play this record, and the first song is “Que la Bête Meure“… This is a decent mix of metal, modern hardcore, and … Continue reading Pilori – À Nos Morts

Dropdead – Live At Occii

To be honest live records are not my favorite, mostly because of the quality, but there are always exceptions. Today I want to play great live stuff of legendary Dropdead! This material was recorded at a secret gig in Amsterdam (back in 2016). This release has a pretty simple design, you can see the photo of the vocalist (Bob Otis) as the main cover, plus there is a songs list, and that`s all. Nothing much, but do we need more? I won`t say that this is the best live recording that I heard, it`s a bit messy but on the … Continue reading Dropdead – Live At Occii

Odio / Stevo Žigon

For today’s review, I have 1 small and noise tape with Odio from Mexico and Stevo Žigon from Serbia. The bands are playing different music and that what makes this split interesting. This tape has a pretty usual design as for the grindcore genre, but that doesn’t mean that this art suck. I simply saw too much similar covers, haha!) Let’s begin with Odio. I never heard about these guys, and I was surprised by their noise. This is a raw, heavy, and ugly child of grindcore, sludge, and hardcore. Messy sound, atmospheric slow part, and fast blast beats. Some … Continue reading Odio / Stevo Žigon

Gabe / Concussive (04.05.21)

Hi, boys and girls here is a new interview that our buddy of Baby Rakin rec did with Gabe of Concussive. Tell us a bit about your life and background before you entered the Norcal music scene. GS: The first 4 years of my life I lived in a rural coastal town called Gualala in a trailer park. When I turned 4 my parents took us to the East Bay Area where most of my family resides and historically has been from. I spent most of my years in Antioch, Pittsburg, Concord, Martinez and Richmond in Contra Costa County. I … Continue reading Gabe / Concussive (04.05.21)

Bolo – Ruined

Russian powerviolence maniacs Bolo are back with brand new tape! The guys were quiet for a few years, but they finally recorded something new. To be short this is one of the best materials of this band… songs are well organized and aggressive, but let go in order. This tape has a really badass design. These are super pro-printed tapes! Each tape looks like it has snake skin, ha! The visual side is simply mindblowing, well done boys! “Ruined” is short, that is a sad truth, but the quality of the tracks is compensating everything! Furious, fast, and wild – … Continue reading Bolo – Ruined

Out now! Brainpan/xSAVAGEx. Out now!

A split phalanx assault of pulverizing crossover power violence at the forefront of the US underground in a ferocious collision of East and West Coasts. Hailing from Washington DC, Brainpan inflicts punishing contempt with their heavyweight brand of crushing sci-vi annihilation. Seattle’s xSAVAGEx inexorable assault of blunt force ferocity and ruthless stop start riffage seizes and suffocates. Supreme aggression and unyielding hostility. Cover art by Japanese legend Sugi. Get a copy from the bands and from Nerve Altar rec! Continue reading Out now! Brainpan/xSAVAGEx. Out now!

Choke ” Its Hard To Talk…”

CHOKE is an Oakland-based duo that leaves no Nazi jaw unsmashed in their pursuit of punching the fash and pissing off their sympathisers. This is not their first release, but has shaped up to be among the best powerviolence records of 2020! Throughout the 12 minutes of this record you’ll hear heaps of stomping breakdowns, ruthless blasts of grinding rage, and jackhammer California-style powerviolence in its most classic state. If you expect some over the top macho, tough-guy display of power, in addition to the use and abuse of various skits scattered throughout the entire record, you won’t be wrong … Continue reading Choke ” Its Hard To Talk…”

Global Grindcore Alliance (22.03.21)

Hi mate, hope you’re doing well. So let`s start our small talk, hehe) Tell us about this festival? How do you come up with such an idea? I hope you are well and thank you for doing this. The idea really came up due to Covid because of the fact that as a band we could not really play shows anywhere and all the creative outlets/ platforms were really not there for us . So we figured that other bands worldwide really were experiencing the same situation where their outlet was limited, so we reached out to all our friends … Continue reading Global Grindcore Alliance (22.03.21)

Deathtaker / Stevo Zigon

I don`t really know how to start with this one. This is a very noisy split tape with two bands from different corners of the world, Deathtaker from the USA and Stevo Zigon from Serbia. Both bands are new for me, so I don`t expect anything, because this is a true mystery for me. The tape looks (art, design ets) regular for hardcore/fastcore or powerviolence genre… nothing special. But everything was done really well. Let me start with Deathtaker. This is half grindcore, half hardcore act with very dirty sound. But this is a regular blasting band… from the very … Continue reading Deathtaker / Stevo Zigon

Crippled Fox – In The Name Of Thrash

Hungarian thrashcore warriors Crippled Fox are back with a brand new album! The long-awaited 4th full-length is here! Honestly, I really waited for this LP, because this band deserves my and your attention. Fast, aggressive, and full of energy, these guys know how to make and have fun! “In The Name Of Thrash” has bloody nice cover art, with all attributes of thrash culture. The fox looks like he is a big fan of Suicidal Tendencies, haha!  The heads in his hand are all 3 band members, so even the front cover of this album is full of fun, which … Continue reading Crippled Fox – In The Name Of Thrash

PowerXChuck / Ghettö

Hail powerviolence and satan! Today I want to spin this beautiful split release with guys from Australia and France. Both bands proved themselves many times (ok Ghettö did it few times), their music is sick and fast. Also, both bands have their own vision of pv, which is awesome, which makes this split spicier! I think (pard me if I`m wrong) this psychedelic and bizarre art was made by Pogger Illustration. Guys worked with The Afternoon Gentlemen, Ghettö, and others. Their unique style perfectly fits such music. PowerXChuck starts this violent story with a funny intro, and then guys quickly … Continue reading PowerXChuck / Ghettö

Statist — … And Joy With Violence)))

Statist is a pretty new band from my home town Kyiv. I was really happy when I heard the promo and caught them on stage. The material was amazingly strong. Sometime later guys finally released a full EP ” … And Joy With Violence)))”. The cover art is odd, ripped off the chicken head, I guess I missed some point, sorry for that. Anyway, the tape looks pretty nice with a simple design, and good sound (which is rare, because the quality depends on many factors of manufacturing). In total, we got 14 songs of grindviolence with some lite metal … Continue reading Statist — … And Joy With Violence)))