speed at night (2009/DERANGED)
HARDCORE. "speed at night" is the return of Germany's BURIAL. This release offer 6 new tracks of burning hardcore-punk. Taking cues from Japan's DEATHSIDE and CRUDE with unrelenting hardcore mixed with a good dose of high velocity metal riffing. Tight, fast, well constructed as hell and perfectly delivered vocals makes this a sure pleasure for anyone craving blazing solid Japanese-inspired hardcore.
BURIAL / NIGHTMARE / CRUDE
axis of wolves (2008/UNSOCIABLE)
HARDCORE. Finally the vinyl version of this fine piece of hardcore intensity. This one-sided LP is ready and kicks ass. Japans classic NIGHTMARE and CRUDE team up with the German powerhouse BURIAL to deliver you 2 tracks each band of total over the limit hardcore destruction. NIGHTMARE with their traditional devastation with content, BURIAL with rocking high standard japanese hardcore and CRUDE with their typical melody driven hardcore. Everything remastered by Frank Bolz to push the limits even further. Comes in thick gatefold cover with 8-page booklet.
initiations (2008/AURORA BOREALIS)
DRONE/AMBIENT/BLACK-METAL. BURIAL HEX is a one-man black-noise project by Wisconsin's Clay Ruby, who throws together homemade oscillators, scraps of metal, various effects and organs. As dark ambient, ceremonial noise goes, this is of the very finest order, sounding genuinely unsettling and sonically adventurous, while being absolutely soaked in atmosphere. Production wise the 4 tracks (73min.), BURIAL HEX is a more developed and varied sounding - from incinerated orchestral racket, through vicious, grunting electronic drone, there's plenty of depth here - the sheer blackness will win over even the most insatiable noise followers. Limited to just 500 copies. Highly recommended.
pestilence (2006/ADAGIO 830)
HARDCORE. At first listen to BURIAL YEAR's debut full length, it's comparable to entering a humid, rat infested basement crammed with a simmering stew of sociopaths and other societal dregs beating the bloody hell out of one another. Driven by the same ravenous hate and blood thirsty brutality of DISCORDANCE AXIS AND ASSÜCK, BURIAL YEAR are paving a new path straight through the filthy depths of today's slowly decaying hardcore and metal compost pile. "pestilence" is the most challenging and technical album BURIAL YEAR's members have released to date, featuring an extremely rhythmic heavy foundation, complex metallic riffing, and politically charged venomous words.
s/t (2011/END THEORY)
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. Portland's BURIALS features present and ex-members of FALL OF THE BASTARDS, HACKSAW TO THE TROAT, and others. This, their debut LP, is a furious blend of technical/progressive-metal, grind, and hardcore, with just a little bit of melody thrown into the mix to keep things interesting. The 5 songs on this LP are fast, brutal and catchy as hell. The packaging, while simple, is quite nice as well - 2-color cardboard stock outer sleeve with great artwork, and it comes with a 3-color foldout insert with more art and lyrics. Limited to 500 copies.
BURIED AT BIRTH
s/t (2012/GIVE PRAISE)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. This is the 2nd offering from BURIED AT BIRTH and their follow-up to the full-length CD. More blasting and pulverizing, angry, clench-fisted female fronted grindcore, power-violence from these California locals. This is faster, angrier, and more in-your-face then their 1st offering! They are bringing their rage and attention to detail to all genres: power-violence, grindcore, hardcore, metal. Combined into a mixture of fast and brutal individual noise!
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. BURIED INSIDE explode forth with their Relapse debut Chronoclast. Combining aggression with melody to create their own style of sleek, metallic hardcore, BURIED INSIDE further the progressive ideology of underground music. Produced by Matt Bayles (MASTODON, THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES, THE BLOOD BROTHERS), Chronoclast's monolithic breadth will take you by storm. Available on 180gr vinyl with heavy duty, letter-press printed covers and limited to 1000 copies.
monkeys tear man to shreds (2008/ENTERRUPTION)
NOISE/SLUDGE. Originally released on Tumult way back in 2000, this primal slab of dual bassed downtuned sonic mayhem, may still rank as one of the heaviest, most vitriolic chunks of sound this city ever produced. A prime slab of chaotic grind, laced with WHITEHOUSE like noise, and bursts of metallic fury, not to mention a black hole entropy that found most songs falling apart into long stretches of broken amp feedback or crushed drum kit clatter. This LP includes their blistering cover version of BLACK FLAG's "i've heard it before" previously released on their rare "treaties of greed and filth" 7". The packaging is gorgeous and over the top. The sleeve is silkscreened, with all of the visual elements from the CD. The vinyl is thick and pressed on colored vinyl, housed in a thick inner sleeve. Limited edition of 500 copies! So get it while you can...
BURN YOUR BRIDGES
s/t (2003/DEEP SIX)
HARDCORE. You'll get 23 tracks from this two-piece collaboration between Chris Dodge of Slap A Ham/SPAZZ and Bob of Deep Six/LACK OF INTEREST. The tracks are fast and furious with an angry spirit. Musically somewhat comparable to early D.R.I. or CONDEMNED TO DEATH. Raw, aggressive, and angry hardcore.
BURN YOUR LIFE DOWN
don't try (2012/PANIC)
HARDCORE. BURN YOUR LIFE DOWN's debut is none other than a perfect example of human dysfunction meets unorthodox musical scoring. Taking notes from head cases like KISS IT GOODBAY and BLOODLET, BURN YOUR LIFE DOWN takes that school of thought and cultivates a hardened edge all their own. Heavy grooves intertwine with bouncy riffs, all coupled with deranged vocal patterns that paint inkblots that ask, "what does this look like to you?" Vinyl includes a digital download card.
ROCK/INDIE-POP. BURNING BRIDES will continue to go the independent route with their 4th full-length album. The "Anhedonia" album has 13 songs, while the vinyl version will include 2 extra tracks. "Anhedonia" is a solid collection of rock that's obviously influenced by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE but moves outward into ethereal pop directions (think THE BEATLES as interpreted by SOUNDGARDEN's “Black hole sun”). "Anhedonia" had enough good moments to keep you interested start to finish!
heart first into hell b/w disavowal (2010/FC)
HARDCORE. Featuring members of Midwest Legends MISERY SIGNALS, RACETRAITOR etc., BURNING EMPIRES provide 2 tracks of heavy, yet melodic, metallic hardcore on this debut 7", mixing politics with a sound reminiscent of early SHAI HULUD crossed with elements of UNDYING. 7" includes digital download.
black widow (2012/HIGH ANXIETY)
HARDCORE. Serving as a precursor to their Southern Lord debut to be delivered in 2012, this 7" features 2 tracks of rock 'n' roll-inspired hardcore from this Toronto, Canada crew who feature Chris Colohan of THE CURSED, THE SWARM and LEFT FOR DEAD on vocals. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. The 1st vinyl offering from Toronto's BURNING LOVE featuring Chris Colohan (CURSED, LEFT FOR DEAD, RUINATION) on vocals. Originally released as a limited cassette demo in 2009, now available on vinyl. Definitely more punk than CURSED but still rooted stoner and doomy metal hardcore. You'll get 4 originals and a cover.
don't ever change/jack the ripper (2010/DERANGED)
HARDCORE. After their "demo" 7" this new release featuring "don't ever change" from their forthcoming full-length and a brilliant cover of NICK CAVE's "jack the ripper". BURNING LOVE features Chris Colohan (CURSED, LEFT FOR DEAD, RUINATION) on vocals. Definitely more punk than CURSED but still rooted stoner/doomy hardcore.