Thursday, July 2, 2015

Review/Stream:Triac/Sacridose split EP


As far as grindcore and extreme music in general goes, Florida's Sacridose and Baltimore's Triac are two of the best current band's the genre has to offer, so it makes perfect sense that the two band's would combine to release an absolutely devastating split EP that showcases some of the best material from either band thus far.

Triac have been a staple in the Baltimore grind scene for over a decade now, and though the band may have seen many lineup and personal changes over the years the three tracks they offer on this split show the band in their finest form to date. Picking up from their excellent split LP with likeminded band Disciples Of Christ from last year, the band continues to hone their ugly and crushing combination of grindcore and hardcore punk into a force that's will likely go unmatched in intensity from their peers for quite a long time to come. 

Meanwhile, Florida grind trio Sacridose offer up 6 new songs that serve as an excellent follow up to last year's breakout debut release Anxiety Tremors. These six songs show the band continuing down their familiar whirlwind grind/hardcore punk assault and manage to surpass the intensity of Anxiety Tremors, not an easy feat as that release was a complete shock to the system that turned the heads of many extreme music fans in 2014. It will be exciting to see what comes next from this band's already impressive output.

The Triac/Sacridose split EP is an outstanding collection of songs from two of the most sincere and no-frills bands playing extreme music/grindcore today. It's a highly recommended listen for all fans of the genre, and those looking to get their fix of intense, ugly and heavy sounds should absolutely check out the release below, streaming via label Nerve Altar's bandcamp. For those interested in the physical 7 inch, you can pick one up right here from Nerve Altar at the link provided below as well.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Caust- Anatomy & Dissection

Year: 2015
Quality: 320kbps
1. Another One Dead
2. Disqualified From The Human Team
3. Held Down By A Shadow
4. Cotard Delusion
5. I Keep Pressing But I'm Still Here
6. History Is Written By The Songwriter

Vinyl release coming later this year via KYEO Speaks.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kept In Line- Demo

Year: 2015
Quality: 320kbps
1. Dropout
2. Boy's Club
3. Waste of Space
4. False Entitlement

Friday, June 19, 2015

Wreck- Rhythm Of Self

Year: 2015
Quality: 320kbps
1. Solitary Refinement
2. Control
3. Soul Power
4. Hellraisers

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Barge- Promo Tape

Year: 2015
Quality: 320kbps
1. Dead Generation / Never Trust
2. Get Out (Madball)

Promo for the bands forthcoming 12" EP due out on Grave Mistake Records. Catch Barge on tour this summer with Pure Disgust and Hard Stripes (info can be found on their Facebook).

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Download/Review/Stream: The Siege Fire-Dead Refuge


Released via the band's bandcamp page late last year and now coming on LP as a split release via labels Deadtank and 1985, Portland, Oregon's The Siege Fire serves up a ridiculously impressive debut LP in Dead Refuge. Throughout Dead Refuge the band manages to nail the crust/hardcore hybrid arguably brought most notably to the forefront by bands such as His Hero Is Gone and later Tragedy (whom the former band shared members with) as well as bringing to mind newer contemporaries such as Belgium hardcore heavyweights Rise and Fall, a band that is now unfortunately inactive (and in my opinion wholly underrated). The resulting chaos is an unrelenting assault that stands toe to toe with the best recordings of the aforementioned bands, as The Siege Fire rip through 11 songs of crusty and metallic hardcore with an impressive passion and urgency rarely seen in a band's debut LP. It's fitting that on addition to being able to stream and download this release for free via bandcamp which you will find below, you will also soon be able to get this killer record on vinyl via the links below, and this comes highly recommended for fans of any of the bands mentioned in this review or any fans of crust/hardcore/metal in general.