Tag: Hardcore

Tombstoner – Victims Of Vile Torture Review

New York’s Tombstoner delivers crushing death metal and pummeling breakdowns in near equal measure. It’s not an unfamiliar combination, but one that requires careful execution. And execute it Tombstoner does with Victims of Vile Torture,

Know//Suffer – The Great Dying Review

Have you ever been glad that a release was only 15 minutes long? Not because it was bad, but simply because it was so damn heavy that to experience even a minute more was to

Exil – Warning Review

Experience matters. Between the four of them, the members of Stockholm’s Exil have a lifetime’s worth of experience in hardcore and metal, from the raging Umeå punk of DS-13 and UX Vileheads to the grinding

Celestial Sanctuary – Soul Diminished Review

You love it when bands offer ripping guitar solos, wild technicality, acoustic passages, keyboards or other non-traditional instrumentation, right? I do too, of course, but sometimes it’s important to opt for the “keep it simple

Harmer – Harmer EP Review

You ever just want to hop around and break shit? I don’t. I’m pretty reserved and peaceful. (Read: I’m a nice guy, or maybe I’m just a wimp.) But if I did ever just want

Black Sheep Wall – Songs For The Enamel Queen Review

[Cover art by Jeff Rogers] Various forms of the word punish show up in heavy music reviews on a regular basis. Considering it’s a style of music founded on distortion and noise that was created

In Crust We Trust: 2020 EPs and Reissues

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to part two of In Crust We Trust‘s end-of-year soirée, which features my favorite EPs and reissues from 2020. I won’t repeat the lengthy introduction I wrote for the first part

Best Of 2020 – In Crust We Trust: The LPs

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to In Crust We Trust‘s end-of-year 2020 soirée. As usual, I’ve gone overboard. But if you’re a longtime reader of ICWT, you’ll know I have a complicated relationship with the idea