Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sem Hastro- Demo

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
1. Quem são vocês?
2. Sem vida
3. Slander me
4. Pesadelos me rodam
5. Silêncio covarde

Awesome new band out of Washington DC, features members of Sick Fix and Coke Bust.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

News: Machinist! signs to Eulogy Records

Hardcore/Punk outfit Machinist! announced they have signed to Eulogy Records. They are currently writing their debut full-length which is due to be released in early 2015. The band is set to go out on their fall tour with Dying Whale at the end of this month.

Review:Torch Runner-Endless Nothing


North Carolina grindcore trio Torch Runner have been a force to be reckoned with since their inception, previously releasing two excellent full lengths as well as a split with their similarly bleak and harsh peers in Young And In The Way. Endless Nothing marks the band's third LP and their first for new label Southern Lord, and it's the most intense material from the band to date by a long shot and undoubtfully one of the heaviest, most volatile and overall best extreme records I've heard from any band in any genre in 2014.

With 13 songs clocking in a 22 minutes, the band leaves little room to breathe as they lay waste with their insane blend of crusty chaotic hardcore and grind, tearing down everything in their wake. Though naturally an intense and abrasive listen through and through, the band certainly more than knows their way around a song and has a penchant for creating memorable bursts of pure and undoubtfully sincere aggression that will stick with you long after the initial listen. It's telling that the only break in the album's mostly breakneck pace is the sludge-like dirge of "Circle Of Shit", an incredible standout in an album that has more than it's fair share.

Endless Nothing is an album that assaults the senses just as much as it constantly stimulates them, an absolutely crushing release from a band already known for their unrelenting intensity pushing it into the red and far beyond that. It's without a doubt one of the most intense and well written extreme records of any kind this year, and one that will find the band turning many heads in the rest of 2014 and beyond. Below you can find links to stream two songs from Endless Nothing, as well as ordering info from Southern Lord Records. Fans of uncompromisingly heavy music would be foolish not to check this out immediately, and it would be hard to imagine this won't end up on quite a few top 10 lists at the end of the year, including my own.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Champion- '99 Demo

Year: 1999
Quality: 320kbps
1. Intro/Curious Youth
2. Huggage
3. Judge
4. 2nd Chance

Classic four song demo from NW Powerhouse Champion.

Primitive Blast- The Demo

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
1. Sick Tradition
2. Product of Failure
3. Blinded
4. Suffer Confined
5. Primitive Blast
Brand new band out of Australia, one of the best demos I've heard in 2014 thus far.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lovechild- In Heaven, Everything is Fine

Year: 2014
Quality: VBR (v0)
1. Strangers
2. "Periods of intense fear or apprehension that are of sudden onset,"
3. I'm always waking up at sunrise.
4. We are nothing alike, you fucking pig.
5. One Bar of Xanax
6. Perfectionist (Perfectionism)
7. Oh, love.
8. My body feels thousands of pounds.
9. Post-Traumatic Apathy 
10. Human Relations
11. Your Neighbors

One of my favorite 7"s of 2014. Highly suggest checking this out ASAP and make sure to pick up a copy from Mayfly Records if you enjoy it!