Kawakami Forever! Japanese Raw Punk 101, Part 3

The first two parts of our Japanese raw punk primer from yesterday explored fourteen bands: Disclose, Warhead, System Fucker, Isterismo, Crow, Confuse, Framtid, Disturd, Reality Crisis, Kriegshög, G.A.T.E.S., D-Clone, Gauze and Gloom. Part 3 continues

Kawakami Forever! Japanese Raw Punk 101, Part 2

We kicked things off earlier today with an intro to the rawer side of Japanese punk that focused on works from Disclose, Warhead, System Fucker, Isterismo and Crow. In part 2, nine additional bands will

Kawakami Forever! Japanese Raw Punk 101, Part 1

Konnichiwa, friends. Death and taxes aside, there are really only two things you can be certain of in this life: If your foot hanging off the bed at night has a sock on it, then

Embracing Solitude And Revisiting The Gault’s Even As All Before Us

There are two types of alone: deliberate and unintentional. The latter is bad. The latter can lead to a complete mental breakdown. I know we like to fantasize about what we’d do if we woke

Endorphins Lost / OSK – Split Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Ah, the split 7”, that wonderful little beast that keeps the grind and punk flowing… Short and sweet and frantic and furious, just like the good lord intended

Chaos Echoes – Mouvement Review

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Scumpulse – Rotten Review

These Scottish scummies return with Rotten, their first full-length, almost a full four years after their debut EP, 2014’s By Design. And in those four years, it turns out that not too much has changed…

Slow – V – Oceans Review

Few people know that “funeral doom” is really just an acronym for the elements that make up the art form. It was just a coincidence that the acronym formed such a perfect title for the

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