PORTRAYAL OF GUILT (Austin)
— My Best of 2018 Hardcore band is releasing a new EP in August, both bleak and energetically young with tons of brutality.
DAWN OF NIL (France)
— Huge strange complex album with lush melody and a lean to prog. Really big.
From the Depths
— Utterly decimating, but so delicious when they breakdown to their fist-worthy riffs.
WEAR YOUR WOUNDS (MA)
— What an beautiful album from Converge lead singer Jacob Bannon. It sounds like Afghan Whigs mixed with the sweet side of Neurosis.
— His vocals blow hot over furious grind and death.
— Tribal Swiss with haunting folk and unique instrumentation. Weird mountain music.
— Torche know how to stay dreamy in their retro trip to pop and grunge and alternative.
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Sante Fe)
Frogs in the Distance After the Rain
— Prog and mathy and somehow tremendously heartfelt and just, out there. F
A Victual For Our Dead Selves
— Wow, this is a female singer. Super Minneapolis viking black metal.