Toxic Shock / Reproach

If a skateboard, speed, tracker hat, and beer are an integral part of your life then you probably you have a Suicidal Tendencies shirt and this split, haha! Apparently Toxic Shock / Reproach split is an awesome example of thrashcore/fastcore genre, both bands did their best. I`m holding a 3d press of this 10″ records (imagine how popular this stuff is), and I’m literally feeling how many toxic and aggressive tunes this vinyl has, haha! No more words let’s put this record on our old turntable! Toxic Shock serves us with fast and furious hardcore crossover (with a drop of … Continue reading Toxic Shock / Reproach

Impugned / Irradiated / Scumeater / Meatus

State of World Deception is an interesting split, it`s rare to see representatives from all 3 parts of the American continents. We have here Impugned from Argentina, Irradiated from the USA, Scumeater from Polans and Meatus from Canada, a nice bunch isn`t it? Let`s start with Impugned. Actually, this is a very new band for me, and I was pleasantly surprised. Guys have nice old-school material with not the worst production. Growling vocal especially sounds good with a rhythm section. I found only one a bit negative moment in this session, it`s a guitar tone, it sounds dry… but this … Continue reading Impugned / Irradiated / Scumeater / Meatus

Beggin for Oxys – Dignified and Composed

I bet that this band is new to many of you, that’s why I`ll start with some useful info. Beggin for Oxys is a 2-piece powerviolence/noisecore band from Toronto, Canada. Guys started 7 years ago and during that period they have released an impressive amount of stuff. Today I will listen to a release from the past, the EP called “Dignified and Composed”. An intriguing intro that falls off the noiseviolence concept rapidly, transforms into furious and loud songs. This recording is raw, with not perfect sound and production, but that is not important at all. The energy and aggression … Continue reading Beggin for Oxys – Dignified and Composed

Trappist / Hetze

This small 7″ release will rip off your head with its energy. Despite the fact that this record was released a year ago, I still listen to it at least one or two times a week. Trappist / Hetze split is a good way to cheer up yourself and charge with a solid portion of energy. So today I`m proposing you to joining me and listen to this lovely split together! First on the line is Trappist. This is an LA all-star band featuring members of Killed in Action, Crom, Despise You & Spazz (impressive isn`t it?). The US side … Continue reading Trappist / Hetze

Pharmacist – Flourishing Extremities On Unspoiled Mental Grounds

New pathological stars from Japan finally released their 2d album! It`s impressive because the band is active for only 1,5 years and they already recorded two full-lengths. Visually, nothing has changed, we can same sick gore art, the same logo… But musically Pharmacists had changed. This record is mature, the riffs are more complex, more various, same I can say about the tempos. For the perfect understanding of “Flourishing Extremities On Unspoiled Mental Grounds” you need to sit in a chair, pour yourself a glass of strong alcohol, and turn it on. Just like your favorite drink, you have to … Continue reading Pharmacist – Flourishing Extremities On Unspoiled Mental Grounds

Doomsisters – Combattre leur idée de l’ordre

To be honest, Doomsisters escaped from my eye, I don`t really understand, how the hell that happened. Today I will try to fix this embarrassing oversight. This album is representative of modern grindcore in its most pleasant form: short loud songs of ultra-fast power cords, a drop of old crust, and blastbeats that smash the listener to a substantial degree. + there are two songs with fabulous slow material, I won`t say that that was sludge, but it was something close to that genre. The vocal is wicked and completely fits the noise, and the lyrics consist of sharp social … Continue reading Doomsisters – Combattre leur idée de l’ordre

Crippled Fox ‎– Attack Of The Thrash Wrist

Last year Hungarian skateboard lovers released a new EP. Actually, I was excited and waiting for it, because they promised me something much different than their previous full-length. And guess what? The boys were right, this material is fucking fire! The art was made in the brand Crippled Fox style, the main character looks exactly according to the orthodox skate style. And now let`s open a beer and check this thrashcore story! The sad news is that this 7″ is fucking short and tired to flip it again and again. The positive news is that this record is able to … Continue reading Crippled Fox ‎– Attack Of The Thrash Wrist

Jack – Lobotómia

Hungarian grind legends (important to mention that they have started in 1996) finally released a new album! “Lobotómia” is a very hard and aggressive message to the world. In their lyrics Jack touch on many social topics, and problems. Of course, you may say that it`s very typical for the genre, but we all living in this shit, so put up with it. With a closer look, the cover art of this record shows us the most destructive feature of mankind’s impersonality and manipulation of the masses. Scary and sad, but this is still a huge problem in 2022. So … Continue reading Jack – Lobotómia

Truth Of All Death / Girth

If you’re a fan of grindcore (like me), you’ll probably enjoy this split tape. This stuff was released 1.5 years ago, but what the hell, it`s an actual and good release! TOAD served us with groovy-as-hell mince/grindcore. The whole production is very DIY, the sound is raw and messy but brings so much joy! The drums on this album are really tight, especially the snare. The guitar tone is low and pleasant. I really feel that guys were inspired by Agathocles and Haggus during the creation process. Result – heavy, brutal, and absolutely murderous mincing grindcore with dual vocals – … Continue reading Truth Of All Death / Girth

Pharmacist – Carnal Pollution

If you miss good deathgrind music, this review is for you. Because today we will talk about the last EP from Japanese death masters Pharmacist! In just one year, the guys have risen to a very high position in the world noise charts. But that is not because of the hype or luck, that is a result of really hard work. “Carnal Pollution” is the 10th or 11th (sorry, if I`m wrong) work of this great squad. It contains only 4 songs of very decent material, and actually, this is the most metal record of Pharmacist (in my opinion of … Continue reading Pharmacist – Carnal Pollution

Bad Acid Trip – Taught To Fear

Bad Acid Trip are back! A veteran of the Los Angeles scene since 89, they have been from LA backyards, to the stage at Ozzfest and everywhere in between. Needless to say that this is a unique name among grindcore bands, unique because they were never afraid to experiment with the music. 7 years of silence and finally a fresh record! But this is not just a crazy cross-genre record, with this brand new album B.A.T. returned to their grind roots. The color palette of the cover “Taught To Fear” reminded me of an old poster for the movie Toxic … Continue reading Bad Acid Trip – Taught To Fear

Embittered – Infected

Today we`re going to immerse in the history of English crust punk. 32 years ago a couple of guys from Middlesbrough gathered together and created Embittered. I`ll be honest, I never heard of this name, but Thomas of Power It Up rec recommended it to me, so I opened a youtube and started my investigation. A year later he released a full discography of this band in double vinyl format. I got a few old releases of that label and I perfectly know how that guy love to put together a lot of small details. Old punk discographies look so … Continue reading Embittered – Infected

Travølta ‎– Live at Grind The Nazi Scum

Grind The Nazi Scum gathering together a lot of great bands. This festival in Torgau (it`s a small town near Berlin) becoming bigger and bigger, every spring hundreds of people travel to the battlefield to see their favorite band and hang out with friends. In 2019 Belgium grind-violence maniacs Travolta played there, and they also recorded everything. That day boys played 19 songs, and now you have a chance to listen to them again and enjoy the atmosphere of a live performance without leaving your home. What can I say, these guys really proved that they can grind the nazi … Continue reading Travølta ‎– Live at Grind The Nazi Scum

Nak’ay / Hate For Humanity

Holly hell, they really did it again! We have here the US grindcore in its best form, god damn! I really believe that that continent has a lot of crazy and talented people. I won`t list these bands, you know them perfectly… but I want to draw your attention to Nak’ay / Hate For Humanity split LP. This shit is totally insane, both bands surprised and smashed me, there is so much hate and aggression in this record, fuck… Nakay / Indiana. What a brutal mess we have here! What is powerful about this side is the quality of the … Continue reading Nak’ay / Hate For Humanity

Pulmonary Fibrosis – Nasal Nauseous Vomit Liquid Goregrind History Volume 1

Pulmonary Fibrosis are a legendary gore squad with very kind people. These dudes have been acting since 1998 (almost 25), of course, during all these years guys released tons of materials… logically, the question arose about creating their discography. And last yeas such release was done. Vol 1 contains 67 songs from the very first Demo 1999, Promo 2001, 3way with Bloodshed / Inhumate, split with Ulcerrhoea, old tape with Drogheda / S.A.M.K. / Downright, (which contains record session in “Popeye Local” + live records from a few old gigs). Massive load of noise, isn`t it? So we have here … Continue reading Pulmonary Fibrosis – Nasal Nauseous Vomit Liquid Goregrind History Volume 1

Sheeva Yoga – Vanitas Vanitatum

Last year was rich with a ton of great releases. Grindcore, gore, death metal, and powerviolence but there weren`t much of fastcore releases. Today I want to spin a bloody good LP of Sheeva Yoga. These are awesome fast boys from Ostrava (Czech Republic). Vanitas Vanitatum was released last year by many labels in 10″ vinyl format. Must admit that it’s very pleasant to hold this record in my hands, read everything and look at the strange and interesting cover art. This is a really cool thing, but what’s gonna happen if we put a needle on it? From the … Continue reading Sheeva Yoga – Vanitas Vanitatum

Monnier – S​/​T

So today we prepared a very interesting LP for you. Today we`re gonna talk about a double EP of Monnier. This is an international duo grindcore project by Jasper Swerts of Infested Arts / Arrogänt / Days Of Desolation and Makiko of Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation. So all in all we got 16 songs of very powerful grindcore, the first 8 songs from EP2 and 8 from the self-titled debut EP. You may know that both members are artists, so it`s obvious that both cover arts belong to them (the black one was made by Makiko + Jasper and … Continue reading Monnier – S​/​T

Gruesome Stuff Relish + Offal

Sometimes we dig different releases from past years that are still actual and still badass. Split Gruesome Stuff Relish / Offal is already classic, two awesome bands that no need to introduce. Super lovely and cute design with zombies and a funeral atmosphere… Everything that we love so much in the music and arts of these two. The first patients in this morgue are our old fellas Gruesome Stuff Relish! 4 songs of their brand gore won`t leave you indifferent. Good intros, tasty sound, riffs, and lyrics. Creepy vocal as always sounds good. GSR always does everything with love (i … Continue reading Gruesome Stuff Relish + Offal

Red – Golden Oath of Allegiance​/​Demo

Old school grindcore is still very popular in our underground scene, there are so many bands that are re-creating old riffs and blast beats, and today I want to present you with another good old school band. Red is a quartet from Osaka city (Japan), as you may have guessed guys really love the old-fashioned grind. And here is the thing, usually Japanese bands have their very own, specific style, but here we have something like a tribute to the roots. I really feel that guys are big fans of early Napalm Death, SOB, Brutal Truth, Groinchorn, and so on… … Continue reading Red – Golden Oath of Allegiance​/​Demo

Horornisdiphonevalley / SlothPhantomMoth

Monday is always a boring and slow day, especially if your work sucks. As a solution, I can propose a strong dose of grindcore. For today’s treatment we`ll use a wonderful split with Japanese one-man-band Horornisdiphonevalley and Swedish squad SlothPhantomMoth. All together we have here 19 tracks of freaking loud mess. CD has a nice design and it even has an OBI, what a nice touch! Of course, you will find additional info in a booklet and so on, but that is not so important, because now we gonna roll this badass record! The first 9 songs belong to a … Continue reading Horornisdiphonevalley / SlothPhantomMoth

Endless Bore – What Do You Dig For​?​!

At the beginning of this dark year, Melbournes hardcore brothers Endless Bore released their new stuff! This is short but very intensive and great, let`s say, mini album. One of the best moments of this record is that it is limited to 50 copies, also it`s lathe cut 10″ format (but we have here stereo sound ). Everything is packed with love and looks very nice. And now let`s play these 7 lovely songs! I freaking love this small record, guys mix punk, and hardcore extremely well, and each song sounds loud, full of energy, and fresh. This noise was … Continue reading Endless Bore – What Do You Dig For​?​!

Warstone – Absolute War: Total Discography 2017 – 2020

American grind underground is bright and different as fuck… There are a lot of big names, but most interesting (at least for me) are small bands. Today I want to present you a one-man band from New Bedford / Massachusetts. Warstone is a project of Trevor Vaughan, who is also playing in Internal Wound Man, XFilesX, and many more bands. This is a real hard worker, he generates tons and tons of new songs! Somehow Regurgitated Semen rec noticed his band and proposed he create this discography CD. All in all, we have here 63 tracks (holy shit) of pure … Continue reading Warstone – Absolute War: Total Discography 2017 – 2020

Marxbros – Kortom Punk

Finally the new tunes from Marxbros! This is extremely good HC-punk/fastcore by members of Lärm, Seein’ Red, Spazz (what a line-up!). I remember their first split release with Travolta, back then I was super surprised by the energy and material that I heard. And now I`m holding their first mini-album, what a day! So this 10″ contains 12 songs of awesome, cheerful, and very energetic material. “Kortom Punk” has classical punk structures (but of course with higher speed), the bass and vocal are first on the line, then guitar and drums. Though this is an international band, the whole material … Continue reading Marxbros – Kortom Punk

Necrony – Severe Malignant Pustule

Last year was not only with new albums and splits, but it was also rich with top-natch re-issues! Unexpectedly I`ve got a fresh CD re-press of legendary demo “Severe Malignant Pustule”! This edition is fucking killer! New cover, 4-panel digipak, housed in super-cover (slipcase) with embossed band logo. But CD is absolutely another story, I know that such a format (with a clean part) is made only in Mexico (pard me if I’m wrong). This CD deserves to be in the collections of all Necrony fans, and I`m not joking! Of course, the whole thing was remastered, remastered by master … Continue reading Necrony – Severe Malignant Pustule

Anatomia / Ruin

This LP was found in the pack from Left Hand Patches rec. Usually, we don`t review death metal stuff, but this record is so good that I can’t handle skipping such release. This stuff is ugly in a good way (of course), raw, gloomy with some doom taste. It has no blasting speed as modern death metal bands have, but this is how old-school death metal should sound! Maciej Kamuda Art (as always) created a really awesome art for this split, he caught all dark vibrations from both bands and transformed everything into a drawing (talented guy). And now let`s … Continue reading Anatomia / Ruin

Pulmonary Fibrosis / Frottis De l’Espace

What do you imagine when you hear the word France? Elysian Fields? Wine and cheese? Creation of Gustave Eiffel? When I hear “France” I immediately imagine bloody bands like Blue Holocaust, Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition, Pulsating Cerebral Slime, Vomi Noir, and of course Pulmonary Fibrosis. I randomly talked out this split 7″ from my box with promos, and it`s a great catch! This small release shows us that even two absolutely different genres could exist in one release. From one side we have 2 super-heavy songs of putrid goregrind and from another 3 tracks of noisy hardcore punk! Intriguing isn`t it? … Continue reading Pulmonary Fibrosis / Frottis De l’Espace

Vile Species / Civilian Thrower

It`s Friday baby! That means it`s time for another review! I picked up this nice tape for today’s party. Boys and girls let me present you Vile Species (Greece) and Civilian Thrower (France). All together we have here about 13 minutes of massive grind massacre. This is the case when both bands are equal, of course, each band has its own vision of the genre, but the power, aggression, and passion with which they act has no difference. Greek grind brigade begins with high octane speed. Their grindcore is based on old-school elements but guys mix everything with a great … Continue reading Vile Species / Civilian Thrower