Review: Misery Signals

Misery Signals "“Of Malice and the Magnum Heart”" (Ferret Music) From the first double-bass blasts on Of Malice and the Magnum Heart’s opening track, I was hooked, lined, and sinkered.  That’s all it...

Review: The Rise

The Rise "“Signal to Noise”" (Ferret Music) Wow. The Rise are stepping in to take hardcore to that wonderful place that The Refused told us about so long ago. Hardcore as a concept rather than a limit....

Review: Martyr A.D.

Martyr A.D. "“The Human Condition In Twelve Fractions”" (Ferret Music) The first full song, “Broken Mouth” is the guitar equivalent of having a belt sander grind on your skull to the beat while you...

Review: Cataract

Cataract "“Golem”" (Ferret Music) The best part of having this job is getting to review groups like Cataract that just blow my mind.  This hard-as-shit band slams their way from deep within Europe,...

Review: Suicide Note

Suicide Note "“You’'re Not Looking So Good”" (Ferret Music) A wise man once mused, “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.”  Please keep that in mind when reading my reviews.  I...

Review: Scarlet

Scarlet "Something To Lust About" (Ferret Music) Edgy and brutal hardcore with a slightly experimental edge. It pummels you down, looks around to make sure no one is looking, and then pummels you some...

Review: Blood Has Been Shed

Blood Has Been Shed "Spirals" (Ferret Music) If this band did the soundtrack for "The Wizard of Oz" the classic saying would be changed to "follow the double-bass road."  Breakdowns, riffage, nicely done...