Going Off – Pay the Price/Bed of Concrete

I love how you can tell what something is going to sound like just by glancing at the artwork. So, this new release from Going Off, a band I’m not that familiar with – but I’m going to say definitely hardcore? Oh good lord yes.

Burner - It All Returns To Nothing

Burner – It All Returns to Nothing

This is like being set on fire and running through a paper factory, it’s absolutely chaotic, frenzied, guttural hardcore spliced with the most extreme moments of scything death metal, sprinkled with a flavour of mathcore deviance.

The St. Pierre Snake Invasion – Galore

Bristol’s The St. Pierre Snake Invasion sound as if they are wrenching themselves apart and hastily shovelling the guts back in, whilst sipping a cuppa and wryly observing the carnage. Yeah, it’s an odd one.

Down I Go – Aum Shinrikyo

Down I Go are back, and Aum Shinrikyo, their new album about the Japanese doomsday cult is their best yet. Read on to find out what we think…

Demons – Privation

Demons play the kind of frantic, scrappy-sounding punk rock, backed with this sludgy, noise-rock tone of indignation that fans of The Bronx and Whores will love.

Raging Speedhorn – Hard To Kill

Hard To Kill by Raging Speedhorn is the sound of a band that has weathered many changes and turns in their 20+ year career but still sound strong.

Sugar Horse – GakEater

It’s comforting that every Sugar Horse track seems like it could soundtrack the end of the world. If that isn’t a statement to make you want to listen, I don’t know what is.