Antigen – Dust & Ashes

The Czech crust scene has a lot of cool bands, but somehow I missed a lot of the names (but that`s because I mostly focused on the grind genre). Anyway, I need to have to fix my own ignorance. Here is a very nice melodic crust punk band from Prague. Dust & Ashes is not a new album (it was released in 2020), but it was released only in vinyl format. Now thanks to Romantic Songs rec and Global Help rec we have a CD version! Hmm, this band used almost all classic attributes of the genre. Starting from the … Continue reading Antigen – Dust & Ashes

E.T.D. (10.01.23)

Hello guys! Hope you`re doing well. How is everything going, any news from the factory, when the tapes will come in? Cheers to you for doing this. The tapes should be available by end of February. Since ETD is a very fresh band, could you share with us its history and some interesting things? E.T.D. came together in mid 2022. We practiced 3 times and recorded our debut release in September of 2022. We all live in different parts of Texas so we aren’t able to get together too often. The debut work “Nefarious Means” is ready, what can you … Continue reading E.T.D. (10.01.23)

Happy New Year!

This shitty year is finally running to its end. Well, what can I say, it was more than stressful for me, but your support helped me a lot, and I`m eternally thankful for that! I bet that the next year will be better and it will bring more positive emotions and more great grind releases! Cheers and hugs boys and girls! Continue reading Happy New Year!

Your Kid’s on Fire – Jackings in the Morgue

If your blood is boiling when you hear such bands as Exumate, Impetigo, Frightmare, or Blood then I have really good news for you. Let me recommend you a great deathgrind trio Your Kid’s on Fire. Believe me, these guys won’t disappoint you. So what do we have here? “Jackings in the Morgue” is a huge compilation of rare materials, some stuff was recorded in 2006, some in 2009-2010, and the last 13 songs in 2017. Different times but the main concept is the same… This is an old-school band, guys gathered together more than 25 years ago, and since … Continue reading Your Kid’s on Fire – Jackings in the Morgue

Patareni – Infuzija Iluzija

Who does not know Patareni? These guys are damn famous, after the begging of their way (somewhere in 1983) they are still here, still making noise. Not a mystery that boys have so many releases (but not like Agathocles, haha), don`t know how the hell that happened but there is still unreleased material. So here is a nice compilation of untouched stuff. “Infuzija Iluzija” was released last year by the US label  Haunted Hotel rec. 5 rare live recordings in one pack… nice, isn`t it? I think this is a good present for die-hard fans of Patareni. Usually, such stuff … Continue reading Patareni – Infuzija Iluzija

RudeThing – Se viene galerna

“Se viene galerna” is a new mine-album of Spanish grinders RudeThing. I never heard of this band, but need to forgive me, I physically can`t cover every new release and band. So let`s see what we got here. The guys started 8 years ago in Palma city (it’s located on the island near Valencia), which shows us one thing “if you want to grind, you will find like-minded people even if you`re living on a small island”. I played this tape a couple times and figured out that our boys are big fans of hardcore. They mix it with grindcore … Continue reading RudeThing – Se viene galerna

Sacthu / Mongólico / Cannibal Ferox

Today we have an unusual 3-way split with two Spanish and 1 Colombian band. Why it`s unusual? Well, they decided to release it as 7″,  I bet that was a pain in the ass to come up with the right idea on how to divide time and sides. So guys just randomly mixed all songs, that is the most logical decision, and it also makes this split weird, hehe. Also, I think the guys didn`t want to make boring and usual grindcore art, like a collage or war theme. So they used a sharp social story and turned it into … Continue reading Sacthu / Mongólico / Cannibal Ferox

Depopulation Department (09.10.22)

Good day! Hope you`re doing well. Let`s start this small talk with your band bio. The band was formed in 2017 when Ana and Luisma, from the Goregrind band HAEMORRHAGE, talked to Jose (who played with them in Haemorrhage for years) to start a Crust/Punk project with the purpose of playing together again. Luisma (with whom I shared the origins of the death metal band AVULSED) we had talked many times about doing something different from what we had done together so he asked me if I wanted to join the band on bass. After Jose left Último Gobierno in … Continue reading Depopulation Department (09.10.22)

Internal – Primal State

It`s show time! “Primal State” is one of the last releases of Massachusetts powerviolence mechanism Internal! This is only a one-man band, but every release is fuking fire, it`s insane how much hate and anger can generate just one person! As far as I remember, the first press of this EP was very limited and that was a lathe-cut, but my copy is a prover vinyl record and it was released by Here And Now rec. I also love the concept of this band, Intenal always uses a photo of hyenas for their cover arts, and that works really well! … Continue reading Internal – Primal State

Bodyrot – Fleshworks

Bodyrot became a really pleasant discovery for me! This small band from British Columbia literary smashed me with their debut EP “Fleshworks”. Boys managed to combine the best parts from all kinds of old-school grindcore. And no, nobody paid me for this review, haha! I think the guys chose a pretty gory image for this release. An exhumation of the mummy of an Indian guy… but maybe guys wanted to point us to the problem of the native people in Canada? Don`t really know, but anyway this small cassette is hiding a fucking evil tunes! Small epic intro, and then … Continue reading Bodyrot – Fleshworks

Pilori – Quand Bien Même L’Enfer et le Déluge S’abattraient sur Nous

Today is the beginning of autumn, some people had a melancholy feeling about it, some are sad because the warm time is over, but other people starting to listen to dark and gloomy music. As you may already guess, I picked up exactly that kind of album. “Quand Bien Même L’Enfer et le Déluge S’abattraient sur Nous” is a second full-length of French blackened-crust band Pilori. I already review their previous album, but that was 2 years ago, now guys are back with brand new material! Just look at this LP, it looks fantastic! The main image is gorgeous, with … Continue reading Pilori – Quand Bien Même L’Enfer et le Déluge S’abattraient sur Nous

Noise Nihilist / Yacøpsæ

Today I received a super interesting split that was made on 2 inch vinyl (actually lathe-cut but anyway). Maximum weird format, I never hold something like this in my hands, and guess what? You can actually play this tiny stuff, haha! Okay okay, let`s go back to the bands. From one side we have noisy monsters from Poland it`s Noise Nihilist and from another German legends Yacøpsæ! As you may guess this is very small format, so we have only 18-19 seconds of material on each side. Don`t expect too much from this record. Few messy riffs, good loud screams … Continue reading Noise Nihilist / Yacøpsæ

Arrogänt / Visions Of War

When it comes to the crust genre, you usually remember the UK scene. No joke, that country is an alpha mother of many extreme genres, but other countries have succeeded in such genres too. Today I want to spin a good record from Belgium with two cool Belgian bands. And let me start with newcomers Arrogänt. Arrogänt is a new band, but with serious guys of Travolta, Days of Desolation, Nervous Mothers, Monnier, and Capital Scum. For this session guys prepared 7 crispy songs, all these tracks are full of fantastic live energy and rage. Of course, Arrogänt didn’t make … Continue reading Arrogänt / Visions Of War

Wounding – Hunted

Today I wanna talk about the young and very promising band Wounding. This is a duo from Finland, and they playing powerviolence. Unfortunately, I have failed to find more info about them, but I know that the guys released their debut tape just a few months ago. The tape was released by the Finnish label Necrolytic Effluence rec. And that`s pretty much all… Ah yes, I totally forgot to add that guys do not use guitar here, only bass and drums. The material sounds very heavy, brutal and primitive (in a good way). The bass tone is extremely crushing and … Continue reading Wounding – Hunted

Shitbrains / Controlled Existence!

Los Angeles grindcore/fastcore band SHITBRAINS lays down some of the most ferocious stop-and-go, whirlwind, blasting, dual vocal madness ever laid to wax on their fast and furious side of this killer split. On the flip side, Czech grind veterans CONTROLLED EXISTENCE lay down 6 new tracks. Bringing more of what they always do to the table… punishing, traditional, punk-fueled grind. Not many releases this year can or will come close to the ferocity captured on this spliе. This split will be released by Wise Grinds Records / Psychocontrol rec and CALVOS 73 Records Continue reading Shitbrains / Controlled Existence!

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

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

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

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

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

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