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The Quietus review
09.03.17

“Into the mouth of madness”The first howl on the new Power Trip full-length was written prophetically as the 2016 primaries battled in and around the band's homestate of Texas...

Clash review
24.02.17

A cesspit of thick masculine riffage and uncompromising grit...

The Quietus review
07.12.16

Much modern dance music lives in a hermetically sealed loop of producer/DJs making music for other producer/DJs, fulfilling an avaricious demand for stylistically and sonically...

Under The Radar review
21.11.16

"Forget," is an odd title for Boxed In to give the best song on his new album Melt, considering the track has both a groove and chorus that are catchy enough to stay in your mind...

Clash review
09.11.16

Recycling raw emotion into ‘90s-influenced R&B lullabies...

Clash review
09.11.16

Perhaps their finest work to date...

Clash review
09.11.16

A joyous debut set from a trio of pop scholars that is hard to resist…

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Back in 2004, when Descendents released their last album, things were different. George W. Bush was President and the Iraq War was the hot-button issue of the day.  More

The Quietus review
09.11.16

There is an irresistible feeling of dumbassery I meet when writing about music sung in a language that I don’t understand. Particularly in the case of a genre like hardcore punk...

Afro Monk review
19.12.15

If you were to ask me to name some of my favorite producers, right now. I’d absolutely list Staunch. If you’ve heard me DJ in the past year you’ll probably realize I throw in at...

The Pier review
29.09.15

Every Iration album to date has sounded different than the last, and Hotting Up is no exception. While Time Bomb had a simple poppy likeability and Automatic featured more...

Clash review
28.09.15

A savage, snarling beast of a record...

Punk News review
22.09.15

Points to Caffiends right away for the album title; it’s always entertaining when bands poke fun at the uber-seriousness and self-righteousness of punk mentality. It’s a quick...

Punk News review
11.09.15

Nashville's Better Off have a presence that feels similar to quite a few others out there in the market at the moment. Their music fits in with the driving alternative-rock aspect...

Punk News review
10.09.15

With a couple solid EP releases under their belt, Modern Pain face an issue that plagues many hardcore bands of their ilk. That issue, of course, is the hardship of releasing a...

Punk News review
01.09.15

Defeater's execution of concept albums raises the industry bar. Abandoned, according to the record label, chronicles the story of a lapsed Catholic priest, whose battles in Europe...

Punk News review
13.08.15

Some Nerve is an up and coming hardcore band from Houston, Texas that released their self-titled full-length during the summer of 2014. But Some Nerve isn’t just a hardcore band...

Punk News review
04.08.15

The cover of Against The Grain's new LP, Road Warriors, is a bit of a departure for the Detroit quartet. It's got vibrant original artwork and features a new, modern or even...

Punk News review
03.08.15

Have you ever heard a band so punishing that you feel it down to your bone marrow, leaving you aching and tired, yet craving more? Thousands of punk and metal bands have tried to...

Clash review
29.07.15

Olympia-based punks offer Sub Pop debut...

Punk News review
22.07.15

Worthwhile first caught my eye with "Unlovable (Lost Son)". What made them more interesting is how they shifted from a fast-paced melodic-punk sound into a more melodic hardcore...

Punk News review
17.07.15

When Make Do And Mend dropped news about their new record, it blindsided a lot of fans. There weren't teasers or any noise of them being the studio. I know a lot of fans had...

Punk News review
08.07.15

The legendary Southern California punk rockers the Adolescents are still rockin’ with their most recent release La Vendetta…, but this album shows that have taken a pretty...

Punk News review
02.07.15

“I Remember,” the first song on the debut full length from Nashville’s Bully, is aptly titled. So is the album name Feels Like. These tens songs are so reminiscent of '90s...

Under The Radar review
02.07.15

If there is one aspect of Bully's breathless, hyperactive sound that befits their moniker on Feels Like, it is Alicia Bognanno's gloriously ragged power-tool of a voice—shrieking...

Under The Radar review
26.06.15

Refused were a Swedish post-hardcore punk group who split up in 1998 after failing to overthrow capitalism. Eventually, they succumbed to temptation and embraced the whole...

Punk News review
30.06.15

It’s been 17 years since The Shape of Punk To Come was released. Take a moment to let that sink in -- 17 years. In that time the innovative, genre-bending album has shot Refused...

Punk News review
19.06.15

If you're looking for noise, distortion and a bunch of pit-starters, then you're looking for Fight Amp. The only album I ever took in from them was 2008's Hungry For Nothing and I...

Punk News review
16.06.15

It takes about, oh, 60 seconds of listening to this album before you realize that the title is purely in jest. This is around the time vocalist Jesse Matthewson starts spouting...

Punk News review
12.06.15

If you're a punk of a certain age, you remember a time before the Internet, when finding out about new bands required hard work, dedication and a little bit of luck. Back then...