Tag: Punk

Boris – Heavy Rocks 2022 Review

In their 30 year history, Boris has only ever expanded outward, and generally excelled at whatever sound they choose to take up. Even the simply-titled Heavy Rocks series refuses to stick to its original formula

Extermination Day – Be The Consequence Review

Extermination Day’s Be the Consequence rides a doom and punk spiked heavy metal wave that is too considerate to knock you flat on your ass but instead glides you rather gracefully home with groove. An

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

Blast Rites: Ona Snop – Ona Snop Review

Remember however many days ago, erstwhile readers (and I’m sure you do because you undoubtedly take each of these columns to heart), wherein I postulated that grindcore, or the grindcore-adjacent, doesn’t always have to be

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

Diamonds & Rust: Ludicra – Another Great Love Song

[Artwork by Aesop Dekker, Eric Radey, and Ross Sewage] If you’re one of those people who still enjoys reading think pieces concerning old records, chances are pretty good a meaningful level of music nerdery is

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,

G-Anx / Filthy Christians – Split Review

History is important. Some old guy whose name I forgot* once said something about how those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, which is one of the few reasons I’m pretty