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Tag Archives: thrash

Amplified: Vultures, Wolves, and Locusts? Some Nerve

Posted by on February 26, 2016

If tempo is what you crave, holy cow is Houston’s Some Nerve exactly the prescription. The band describes themselves as a mix of crossover thrash, crust, and skate punk, which is a pretty apt summation overall: Vultures is their second EP, this one being a concept record that follows a social outcast connecting spiritually with animals. […]

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Amplified – Siriun Trust In Chaos, and so should you

Posted by on November 20, 2015

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Brazillian thrash band Siriun know how to grab attention. The first few moments of a track are the most important, as a flat riff can pretty easily make any listener, nevermind someone who gets a whole […]

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Video Premiere: Zafakon – Arbeit Macht Frei

Posted by on November 16, 2015

If you’ve been following our Amplified column, then you may remember San Juan’s Zafakon from our coverage of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. Since dazzling us with their first full-length, War As A Drug, these Puerto Rican thrashers are nearly ready to release their next record, umm…Release. The first track on the docket is […]

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Amplfied: Allusion are a bunch of degenerates

Posted by on July 31, 2015

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] It’s Friday, and all I want to do is listen to some hardcore. Oklahoma’s Allusion and their EP “Land of Sleep” are the cure to the Friday afternoon slump. Their sound is rooted in moshy […]

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Amplified: Impalers are a shovel headed riff machine

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Low-fi aesthetics are great and all, but once in a while I come across an unsigned band that has the kind of album cover I would have bought back in middle school, completely on the […]

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Dissident Aggression: Vreid Bring The Darkness

Posted by on February 28, 2013

“Metal” is a word than can be applied to a very broad array of music.  We as a musical community have spent the last 30+ years slicing and dicing bands up into genres and sub-genres and even sub-sub-genres.  This sort of categorization, both mentally and in print, sometimes leads us to be pleasantly surprised any […]

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Dissident Aggression: Fuzzed Out With Bedroom Rehab Corporation

Posted by on January 31, 2013

Welcome to Dissident Aggression, where we sow the future, reap the present and highlight the past to bring you the underground of The Underground… Don’t read band bios prior to listening to an album.  Honestly, you don’t want any preconceived notions about a band or their music before you have a chance to formulate that […]

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Dissident Aggression: Prepare For Doomsday…

Posted by on December 12, 2012

Welcome to Dissident Aggression, where we sow the future, reap the present and highlight the past to bring you the underground of The Underground… Question: What do you get when you form a band using current and former members of Nachtmystium, Goatwhore, Usurper, Wolvhammer and Gates of Slumber?  Answer: You get a big ol’ bag […]

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Dissident Aggression: Amenra Crush Skulls With Neurot Debut

Posted by on December 5, 2012

Welcome to Dissident Aggression, where we sow the future, reap the present and highlight the past to bring you the underground of The Underground…   ‘Epic’ is a word that has lost all its power; castrated in a barrage of overuse, too often in weak attempts to describe hipster trash and albums that never own […]

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