Tag: Crust

Soul Void / Brainwave / Dole Bludger: More New Zealand Noize.

Below are a couple of noisy releases from the far-flung (and increasingly cyclone-battered) shores of Aotearoa New Zealand. Generally, when I write about metal or punk from my neck of the woods, I start by

Suffering Quota – Collide Review

I don’t know how, with all the time I spend trolling about Bandcamp and blogs and Discogs and wherever else I can in order to feed this insatiable urge for blastbeats, but… somehow, I managed

Nuclear Holocaust – Sailing The Seas Of Nuclear Waste Review

Questions, dear reader: Do you like bells? Whistles? Flash or flair or flamboyance? Musical accouterments? Sonic trappings? Any kind of adornments? If you answered yes to any of the excessive variations upon the same question

Sonic Poison – Eruption Review

Do you ever wonder if maybe Beethoven was just pretending to be deaf towards the end of his life? Like, maybe he was just tired of listening to eight dozen violins go “eek eek eek

Wolfbrigade – Anti-Tank Dogs Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental The kings of d-beat are back, baby… …albeit for just a quick moment. This three-song EP is the band’s first release since 2019, which wasn’t all that long

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 1

Once upon a time in the MetalReview Dot Com Days Ov Yore, this crew of particularly persnickety prickly pears would review everything sent to the email inbox (or PO box). It’s unfathomable to think of

Blast Rites #14: Thieves – Therapy Sessions Review

Some days you want some bloodsoaked goregrind grossness. Some days you want some rifftastic death / grind mash-up. Some days call for simpler measures: Some days you just want to smash things, or people, or

Rigorous Institution – Cainsmarsh Review

Portland’s Rigorous Institution first hit my radar via the ever impressive efforts of Last Rites’ alum Craig Hayes and his dauntless study of all things crust, grind, punk, D-beat, et cetera In Crust We Trust,