Blowthescene.com Logo

Posts for ‘Reviews’


Raw Punk: Impalers

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
the impalers cellar dweller We can go ahead and add Impalers to the tight but growing list of punk bands currently reinvigorating the American hardcore punk scene as the band’s latest LP and pure scorcher Cellar Dweller, hit streets earlier this month via 540 & Static Shock Records. Since we first caught wind of this release last week, its been on nearly constant rotation with the rest of The Impalers' discography that spans back to 2010. Here we clearly have a hardcore punk band that has done the homework and the time. Interesting to note, members also shred in Glue and Power Trip. Cellar Dweller, much like the vast ...

New Music Now XXIII

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
New releases from Psudoku, Wolfbrigade, Eaten, Blood Pressure, Cognizant, IDES, Municipal Waste, NY IN 64, Organ Dealer, Birdflesh, Witch Vomit, Mortal War, Landfill, and Suppression with loads of free music samples and links for purchase to further support these acts! Editor’s Note: Below you will find a hodgepodge of mainly quick reviews by our staff, a few paraphrases of press information, and in some cases, we simply quote other notable music publications where we felt they summed it up best to compile our New Music Now picks. Enjoy. psudoku deep space Band: Psudoku Album: Deep Space Psudokument genre/s: grindcore, experimental, psychedelic space grind Label: Behind The Mountain Records Home Turf: Norway FFO: Parlamentarisk Sodomi, ...

Death Metal Tuesdays: Goat Disciple

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
goat disciple It is wonderfully fitting that such a blasphemous sound and moniker would emerge from Salt Lake City, Utah.  Goat Disciple recently released 2 vicious tracks in March of this year and features members of 2 other Salt Lake City bands Deathblow (thrash) and Disannulleth (blackened death).  According to the band they have been honing their sinister craft for a few years now while writing these matured slabs of decaying flesh. This is some darkly melodic and evil sounding material.  There is a refreshingly natural production approach and some extremely low vocals that never become derivative or boring.  I am eager to hear more from these destroyers as they ...

D-Beat Mondays: Driller Killer

Monday, May 15th, 2017
driller killer brutalize D-Beat Mondays once again brings us back to the fine land of Sweden in the mid-90s, this time for Malmö's own Driller Killer. The band's 1994 debut album Brutalize has become a classic of the genre and it's not surprising this crusty gem found a home on Sweden's own Distortion Records. To its credit, the label served as a pillar if not vital lifeblood source for the d-beat genre during the 90s releasing pivotal works by Wolfpack, Moderat Likvidation, and Anti Cimex to name but a few. distortion records sweden The band's name was derived from ...

Death Metal Tuesdays: Horror

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Horror demo 1993 The 1993 demo by Minneapolis MN band Horror was unfortunately their only release. This was one of the first death metal bands I had seen who possessed an evenly distributed triple-vocal attack. They were truly leveling live and took what Bill and Jeff from Carcass gave us into a far more intimidating direction. Gnarly, oddly timed, and deeply dark stuff for fans of Mortician (but actually GOOD live) and of course early Carcass. I ran into a friend of the band recently who informed my of their bass player/vocalist James Leader’s death in 2012 and told me that their was unreleased material yet to see ...

D-Beat Mondays: Martyrdöd

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Martyrdod - Paranoia cover Martyrdöd is unfuckablewith in its d-beat legacy and we are pleased to enter the band into our coveted D-beat Mondays column. One of the elite d-beat and crust contributors to the Swedish scene since the band's formation in 2001, here again, we have a band that has expanded the genre. Where Martyrdöd's earlier work on self-titled (2003) and In Extremis (2005) favored fast d-beats as the predominant foundation, the band's latter work in Paranoia (2012), Elddop (2014), and most recent full-length List (2016) have delved into more and more experimental and expressive territory. For those just becoming acquainted with Martyrdöd, the band's 2012 release Paranoia (...

D-Beat Mondays: From Ashes Rise

Monday, April 17th, 2017
from ashes rise nightmares I don't know what was in the water in Tennessee during the mid-to-late 90's, but it sure attracted a significant amount of talented punk musicians from all across the the US, converging on the area and seeing the subsequent formation of such influential bands as Memphis's His Hero Is Gone, Tragedy, Deathreat and today's D-beat Mondays focus, Nashville's own From Ashes Rise. Where HHIG took the d-beat genre on a dark, esoteric left turn, From Ashes Rise set into motion a brand of d-beat that saw less d-beat structure on the drums in the sense of Discharge, Buzzcocks or even Deathreat (which shared members ...

Death Metal Tuesdays: The Dead Youth

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
the dead youth writhing cover I’m jumping right to the big guns with this record. For me, one of the best death metal records ever made. At a time when the over-saturated Floridian, NY, and Swedish styles started to generically dominate the underground globe I cannot locate another record with a sound like this…. past or present. Tonally, each musician has a VERY unique style and the mix really suits their differences nicely. The Dead Youth are what would eventually become the core of the more classically inspired Usurper (if Venom, Bathory, or Celtic Frost are your bag). Now, I won’t pretend that the lyrical content is anything but juvenile but the original ...

Top Lists 2016

Sunday, December 25th, 2016
2016 top lists A look back at 2016 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, promoters, members of Grin And Bear It, Artificial Brain, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sick/Tired, Yautja, His Hero Is Gone, Coke Bust, Backslider, Organ Dealer, Ken Mode, Forest Of Tygers, Catharsis, Putrisect and more! Joshua Cohen - Editor-In-Chief at Blowthescene.com, drums at Die Choking, Cop Problem 1. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation 2. Anderson .Paak - Malibu 3. Trap Them - Crown Feral 4. Weekend Nachos - Apology 5. Shitstorm - Split with Radiation 6. Erykah Badu - Can’t Use My Phone Mixtape LP 7. War Master - MMXVI Japan Tour ...

New Music Now XXI

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Blow The Scene’s New Music Now column continues an over week-long special of current and forthcoming album highlights. Here we have with a grouping of new releases from Fucking Invincible, Lifespite, Perturbator, Meshuggah, Deterioration, Sentient Horror, Implore, Shadow Hunter, and Morkobot with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below. fi lifespite split Bands: Fucking Invincible / Lifespite Home Turf: Providence, RI, USA / Netherlands album: split 7" genres: powerviolence, hardcore, d-beat, hardcore punk Record Label: Atomic Action Release Date: OCtober 7, 2016 Providence, RI's Fucking Invincible (members of Daughters, Dropdead, Soul Control) are set to release a blistering new split 7” EP with the Netherlands’ negative hardcore outfit Lifespite (members ...

New Music Now XX

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Blow The Scene’s New Music Now column continues a week-long special of current and forthcoming album highlights. Here we have with a grouping of new releases from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Noisear, Disjawn, Vermin Womb, Funeral Chic, Escuela and Gatecreeper with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below. dep dissociation Band: The Dillinger Escape Plan Home Turf: New Jersey / Philadelphia,PA USA Album: Dissociation Genre: metal, experimental Label: Party Smasher Inc. Release Date: October 14, 2016 “After five studio albums, a clutch of EPs, a small army of ex-members and a trail of total fucking destruction in venues across the globe, we have reached The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final hour. ...

New Music Now XVIII

Monday, September 26th, 2016
Blow The Scene's New Music Now column continues a week-long special of current album highlights. Here we have with a grouping of new releases from Oathbreaker, Sea Of Shit, Forest Of Tygers, Act Of Impalement, Plebeian Grandstand, Blood Pressure, Every Time I Die, Sunlight's Bane and Geist with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below. oathbreaker - rheia Band: Oathbreaker Home Turf: Belgium Album: Rheia genre/s: metal, crust, hardcore, experimental, shoegaze Label: Deathwish Inc. Release Date: Out Now "Oathbreaker have hit their stride and carve a new path for their blackened/post-metal sound. It is a deeply personal album that showcases the artistic strength that vulnerability brings and provide a listener ...

New Music Now XVII

Sunday, September 25th, 2016
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now column has some catching up to do with so many great release hitting the streets, so we're rolling out a series of columns through today and into next week covering a wide swath of genres. Here we start with a grouping of new releases from Gadget, Trap Them, Wolfpack, Surgeon, Turnstile, and Revocation with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below. the-great-destroyer-gadget Band: Gadget Home turf: Sweden Genre/s: grindcore, death metal Album: The Great Destroyer Label: Relapse Records Release Date: Out Now "The Great Destroyer is an aptly titled entry to the contemporary grind scene that will hopefully do its justice as the ...

New Music Now XVI

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now column kicks off May 2016 by taking a look at an exciting grouping of new releases from Gorguts, Nails, Shitstorm, Radiation, Sick/Tired, Sea Of Shit, Bandit, Concussive, Endless Swarm, Victims, Like Rats, Plague Dogs, and Mister Lizard with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Gorguts-Pleiades-Dust-cover Band: Gorguts EP: Pleiades' Dust Release Date: 13 May 2016 Genres: avante-garde, metal Record Label: Season of Mist FFO: Artificial Brain, Ulcerate, Obscura "Each Gorguts release is distinctly different from—and builds upon—the preceding Gorguts release, steadily expanding and strengthening the band's vision and musical vocabulary. Pleiades' Dust is arguably their most adventurous step yet, a deft marriage of extreme metal's ...

Top Lists 2015

Thursday, December 24th, 2015
2015-top-lists-v1 A look back at 2015 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, promoters, members of Fight Amp, Concussive, His Hero Is Gone, Backslider, Artificial Brain, Grin And Bear It, SICK/TIRED, Organ Dealer, Cloud Rat, Old Lines, and more! Joshua T. Cohen Editor-in-Chief at BlowTheScene.com, Drummer of Die Choking, Cop Problem 1. Cloud Rat - Qliphoth 2. Cult Leader - Lightless Walk 3. Fight Amp - Constantly Off 4. Napalm Death - Apex Predator 5. Soaked In Bleach - Documentary concerning the people and events surrounding Kurt Cobain's death. 6. Triac ​/​ ...

New Music Now XV

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Blow The Scene's New Music Now column kicks off Summer 2015 by taking a look at an exciting grouping of new releases from Cloud Rat, Maruta, Department Of Correction, Falter, Boroughs, ILSA, Worst Ones, Sunrot, Inertia, Antigamma, Connoisseur, Fight Amp, and Royal Thunder, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Qliphoth-cloud-rat Band: Cloud Rat Album: Qliphoth Release Date: May 29, 2015 Genres: punk, metal, doom, political punk Record Label: Halo of Flies FFO: Dropdead, Heartless, Look Back And Laugh, Oathbreaker Qliphoth by Cloud Rat Many of the elements of punk that I love the most- raw emotion, political rage, and focused ...

Top Lists Of 2014

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
2014 album top lists A look back at 2014 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, labels and members of Dillinger Escape Plan, His Hero Is Gone, Hivesmasher, Artificial Brain, Grin And Bear It, SICK/TIRED, Old Lines, Enabler, Strike Anywhere, Old Wounds and so many more! Joshua T. Cohen Editor-in-Chief at BlowTheScene.com, Drummer of Die Choking, Cop Problem 1. Hierophant - Peste 2. Trap Them - Blissfucker 3. ††† - self-titled LP 4. Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation 5. Dropdead / Brainoil split 7” 6. Yautja - Songs Of Descent 7. Sick/Tired - ...

Top Lists Of 2013

Thursday, December 26th, 2013
2013-top-lists-v2 A look back at 2013 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, labels and members of Enabler, His Hero Is Gone, Heartless, Oathbreaker, Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Dropdead, Brutal Truth, Touche Amore and so many more! Joshua T. Cohen Editor-in-Chief at BlowTheScene.com, Drummer of Cop Problem, Die Choking. 1. Nails - Abandon All Life 2. Baptists - Bushcraft 3. Heartless - Certain Death 4. Fucking Invincible - Downtown Is Dead 5. Old Lines - If You See Something, Say Something EP 6. Dead In the Dirt - The Blind Hole 7. Dillinger Escape Plan ...

New Music Now XIV

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at a grouping of new releases from Mutoid Man, Meth Quarry, Touche Amore, Cemetery Piss, Bastard Noise, and Brutal Truth with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and more! Mutoid Man Helium Head Band: Mutoid Man Album: Helium Head Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Label/s: Magic Bullet Records Genres: rock, progressive Available: Nov 29 FFO: Cave In, Converge, The Bronx, East Of The Wall Mutoid Man is the brand new venture formed and carried out by two longtime friends, Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of ...

New Music Now XII

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Blow The Scene's New Music Now takes a quick look at a grouping of new releases from Bad Religion, Rotten Sound, and Blockheads, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Rotten Sound - Species At War Band: Rotten Sound Album: Species At War EP Hometown: Vaasa, Finland Record Label: Relapse Records Release Date: Jan 22, 2012 Genres: grindcore, FFO: Nasum, Pig Destroyer, Shitstorm Celebrating a 20-year run of some of the most punishing and innovative grindcore the world has seen, Finland’s Rotten Sound have offered up a new 9-minute E.P. that adds yet another notch to a more than ...

New Music Now XI

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now has a super Tuesday grouping of new releases by Left For Dead, Defeater, God's America, Comadre, and Rescuer, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Left For Dead - Devoid of Everything Band: Left For Dead Album: Devoid Of Everything Record Label: A389 Recordings Release Date: Jan 19, 2012 Genres: hardcore punk FFO: Left For Dead, Chokehold, Burning Love, Cursed It’s a big week for A389 Recordings with their IX Anniversary Bash happening this weekend. One of the fest’s main attractions this year ...

New Music Now X

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now column kicks off 2013 by taking a look at an exciting grouping of new releases from Cortez, Touche Amore, Pianos Become The Teeth, Terrible Things, and Dropkick Murphys, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Cortez - phoebus Band: Cortez Album: Phoebus Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland Label/s: Throatruiner Records / Basement Apes / Get A Life! Genres: Noise, post-metal, atmospheric black metal Available: Jan 31, 2013 FFO: Mutilation Rites, Mastodon, Loma Prieta, Isis An intriguing amalgamation of niche influences including atmospheric black metal, groove metal, ambient, ...

Top Lists of 2012

Friday, December 21st, 2012
2012 Blow The Scene Top Lists A look back at 2012 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by members of Municipal Waste, Ceremony, Oathbreaker, Drain The Sky, His Hero Is Gone, Brutal Truth, Total Fucking Destruction, Joe "Hardcore" McKay, r5 productions, Brutal Panda Recs and more. Lists are posted in the order that they were received. Joshua T. Cohen, Editor-in-Chief at BlowTheScene.com, Drummer of Cop Problem 1. Gaza - No Absolutes In Human Suffering - This album features many essential elements that constitute phenomenal extreme music. No Absolutes in Human Suffering ...

New Music Now VIII

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at an eclectic grouping of new releases from Kylesa, Aeon, Porcupine Tree, Regents, and A Life Once Lost, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Kylesa - From The Vaults Vol. 1 Band: Kylesa Album: From The Vaults, Vol. 1 Record Label: Season Of Mist Release date: November 20th, 2012 Genres: metal, sludge, rock, FFO: Baroness, ASG, Black Tusk From The Vaults, Vol. 1, Kylesa’s twelve-song collection which features unreleased, new and alternate versions of songs spanning the ...