Tag: Hardcore

Cloud Rat – Pollinator Review

Once more, with feeling… And what is music about then, if not feeling? Michigan’s grindcore-slash-hardcore trio Cloud Rat harnesses their emotion with deadly precision, even emotions beyond the signature rage and aggression of their chosen

In Crust We Trust: Vol. 7

Welcome to In Crust We Trust: Vol 7. If you’ve just arrived at the party, here’s the deal: every month, In Crust We Trust sets out to highlight some of the ugliest punk, hardcore, and

Crossover The Edge: Where Hardcore, Punk And Metal Collide – By Alexandros Anesiadis

Alexandros Anesiadis’ encyclopedic tome, Crossover the Edge: Where Hardcore, Punk and Metal Collide, captures all the passion and exhilaration of hardcore, punk, and thrash’s fusion in the 1980s. Obviously, old school bands and a heap

Loud Words: A Punk Primer Pt. 1

I’ve been scribbling about underground punk and metal on and off for a couple of decades now, and I’ve often ended up writing about thundering releases made by musicians (and enjoyed by fans) who think

Phobia – Generation Coward Review

How do you put a band like Phobia in context? Nearly three decades old, with a single/split catalog that makes it almost impossible to really dig in deep to their whole career–at least if you

In Crust We Trust: Vol. 6

Welcome to In Crust We Trust Vol. 6, which is brought to you this month by Shut Up, Grandad, Inc. Thing is, I’ve been thinking about crotchety old punks—you know, like me—and why we’re such

Skullsmasher – Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery Review

[Cover art by Lucas Korte] Grind persists. Last year was one of my favorite grind years, giving us the devastating full length by Axis of Despair, a new Cripple Bastards, Terrorizer and Needful Things, and

In Crust We Trust: Vol 3

Welcome to In Crust We Trust: Vol 3, where horrible happenings are firmly embraced and fresh undies are entirely optional. Right off the bat, I want to say a thank you to the fans of