Drumcorps, Charbon, Ahleuchatistas, and Edith Judith

Drumcorps – Creatures


So have you ever tried to blend mathcore and breakcore? I have, but that’s a story for another day, for today I’m talking about Netherlands-based Drumcorps. Their new album, Creature, is indeed a creature of its own. The moment you hit play, you get the dissonant off-putting riffs, you get the glitch effects and synthetic drums, and you get the howling screams. That’s basically all I want from different music genres put into a cereal box. And it’s amazing. Be sure to check it out!

Charbon – Cavalcade


Admit it, you already know what to expect,… Read more

Ken Mode, Dongyang Gozupa, Labyrinth of Stars, and Down I Go

Ken Mode – Null (Art of Fact)


OK, we’ve got to talk about the new Ken Mode. The Canadian sludgecore act if well renowned, and for good reasons. If their sound seemed desperate and dreadful, be ready for these knobs to be cranked to 11 on Null. Distorted, discordant, uneasy, the atmosphere of the album is oppressive and that’s what you love about them. This is a masterful album from Ken Mode, be sure to check it out.

동양고주파 (Dong-yang-gozupa) – 결 (Gyeol / Kyul)


I’ve covered the Korean band Dong-yang-gozupa in the past, so I’ll be brief,… Read more

Birds in Row, In-Dreamview, Magma, and Infinien

Birds in Row – Gris Klein (Red Creek)


I love Birds in Row.
For a good while now did their music on me grow.
These ol’ hardcore anthems with a heavenly flow…
I love Birds in Row.
… are today followed by Gris Klein‘s hymns of sorrow.
The album’s great and this here poem helps me show
I love Birds in Row.

In-Dreamview – Spires


Hell yeah! I’ve been eagerly awaiting to listen to the new In-Dreamview album. They’ve got to be one of my favourite “nu-math” bands out there. Yeah I know I just invented that term, but… Read more

Sweet Heart, Open Ear: May 2022

Deaf Club – Bad Songs Forever


Justin Pearson can do no wrong. I’ve reached a few different conclusions after listening to this four-song EP a few times: There is a cool table, and then there is an even cooler table; the table where those who sit at the cool table wish they sat. This cooler table is where Deaf Club sits. Everything about this release is balanced. Nothing in the mix is louder than it needs to be. It sounds almost understated. I can’t think of another example of carefully understated grindcore off the top of my head. Deaf Club… Read more

Best of Punk 2021


I don’t have an expansive playlist of punk for 2021, but here are the best things I gathered this year.


Number Five: Bong Mountain – The Battle of Bong Mountain

Listening to Bong Mountain is the closest I’ll get to be twenty years younger and on my skateboard listening to CDs on my walkman. The Battle of Bong Mountain is a great punk rock album to scratch that very specific itch. Hope you like it.

Number Four: Duvel – Duvel


Released in the middle of the year, Duvel had time enough to play countless times, and for me to sing … Read more