metallic hardcore

On an Upswing

Brian didn’t give 3s across the board this week!  So, one of these bands did something right.  Well, two did, because our Bands Across America pick is pretty awesome…

SideShow.368

Beyond Creation Algorythm (Season of Mist)
Racetraitor 2042 (Good Fight)
MyceliaApex (Eclipse)

 

Washington
Pound

 

Read Full Article

Not In On the Joke

One album rips and grooves.  One album will pummel you to a pulp.  One album will make your ears bleed for all the wrong reasons.  Which album is which?

SideShow.361

MantarThe Modern Art of Setting Ablaze (Nuclear Blast)
WilsonTasty Nasty (Century Media)
Jesus PieceOnly Self (Southern Lord)

 

West Virginia
False Accusations

Read Full Article

I Don’t Think We’re There Anymore

On a stormy sea of moving emotion, tossed about, I’m like a ship on the ocean. I set a course for winds of fortune, but I hear the voices say…

SideShow.360

Black TuskT.C.B.T. (Season of Mist)
UadaCult of a Dying Sun (Eisenwald)
Cast the Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (Agonia)

Bonus Track:
The Nietzsche – “Shake Your Spear

 

Kansas
Existem

Read Full Article

Don’t Call It a Comeback – Part 2: The Comeback

This time around, one of these bands is about to release an album 10 years after their last one (a bit more dramatic then the referenced earlier episode).  The same question applies: is it worth it? Well, listen to find out, and make sure you stick around for the new bands!

SideShow.354

Into Eternity – Sirens
Violent Life Violent Death – Come, Heavy Breath
Vein – Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities)

 

Texas
Professor Lizard

Read Full Article