"Damn, talk about an ass kicking! Japan's Beyond Description won me over right from the start with their unrelenting assault on the senses. These guys unleash a vicious attack that combines brutal crust punk, grind, thrash, hardcore and just plain metal into one hell of a sound. I just love the variety of sounds on this thing and how they manage to pack in a lot of cool little change-ups into the relatively short songs. This is an excellent release from start to finish right up there with some of the best that Crimes Against Humanity has put out. If you like Urban Raw Head (who share the same label), I highly recommend you check this one out. If you dig that whole crossover crust/thrash sound that mixes in all kinds of different elements this is a must have.US$0.75 Details
WOW! this record kills. These guys mix hateful crust-grind in the vein of Dystopia and His Hero is Gone and serve it up with the epic moving power of Neurosis and then finish off the mix with some pounding, Cavity-esque riff driven sludge that is also rooted in Sabbath and even Skynyrd. Man, incredible stuff for sure. This album is a discography of sorts.US$0.99 Details
This disconsin band plays heavy with a gnarled style. The vocals are extremely deep and gruff. The guitars pummel and shread with an almost discordant vibration to them. The sound is thick and heavy, yet one of the guitars is higher pitched and raging over top. The extremely deep vocals lean this in a grind direction, with the thick throttled sound pushing that way too. I have managed to overlook this band for awhile, so I'm not that familiar with their past releases. This one is good, albiet a bit more grind than I usually go for, but this falls just short of the blast beat mayhem, which is good for me. They pummel the shit out of a drop tuned guitar with totally guttural vocals, while the whole pace of this throbs in a dis-beat style that also goes beyond into a thicker combo of crust-grind-punkcore dis style, and I'm into it. Another crust fist in the air band, with a super fucking heavy style. (Slug And Lettuce Zine)US$0.99 Details
Abba aside, End Of All encompasses all the best parts of Scandinavian hardcore/metal. If you liked their first album "Same Shit But Different" you're going to love this one. And for those of you who haven't been graced by the auditory enlightenment that is End Of All, think Skitsystem meets Wolfbrigade/Wolfpack meets At The Gates. Every song on this album works on multiple levels. The first track "The Age of the Serpents" blew me away. It starts off with a dark and melodic acoustic intro, then explodes into a melodic Swedish death metal intro...US$0.75 Details
Two of the very best of the crustpunk genre. Two bands that escapsulate everything that I love about punk rock. Misery - they've got the extra gruff deep vocals, meandering weaving guitars and continue to throbb their sound with the deepestheavy powerful sound, strong on the bass and thickness and guttural vocals, like a cross between the Amebix and Killing Joke Extinction of Mankind blend together perfectly - thought their sound is quite different. More akin to Nausea - with one (male) singer with a strong english accent. they're a classic awesome curst punk band - metallic and raging with a pummeling doulbe bass drum. these are two of the best bands and this cd rules.US$1.75 Details
Fucking outrageous and infectious Punk Rock infused with lethal doses of Thrash Metal and War Metal for maximum ear and brain damage. To the uninitiated the "songs" on Domedagen may seem like a wall of sheer noise and terror inducing vocal shrieks but to truediehardextreme metal fans the music sounds like a wall of sheer noise and terror inducing vocal shrieks, and of course it just doesn't get any better than that. Sort of a cross between Terrorizer's World Downfall, GBH's City Baby Attacked by Rats and Bolt-Thrower's In Battle there is no Law, Domedagen is a blistering metallic assault sure to wipe out vast quantities of brain cells. (DH)US$0.99 Details
13 tracks of devastating Swedish hardcore played with unmatched brutality and experience. Thick metal-edged guitars backed by punishing d-beat drumming and extremely harsh low-end vocals courtesy of the bands founder. This album continues to deal out their own brand of raw aggression laced with the harsh realities of life. Pissed off is an understatement...US$2.49 Details
They pumel the shit out of a drop tuned guitar with totally guttural vocals, while the whole pace of this throbs in a dis-beat style that also goes beyond into a thicker combo of crust-grind-punkcore dis style, and I'm into it. Another crust fist in the air band, with a super fucking heavy style.US$0.49 Details
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This is some intense and vile material right here. Words that Burn play an insane mix of crust, grind, hardcore and metal with fast as hell songs, blazing riffs that stick to your brain and some seriously insane vocal trade offs mixing blood curdling growls and high pitched screams/shouts. These guys lay down some serious damage for only a three piece, that's for certain. Despite the speed on display here, Words that Burn have an extremely dense sound that gives you a claustrophobic feeling as if you're head will explode at any moment. The band focuses not only on delivering fast songs but playing them as heavy as possible for an extremely bulldozing listening experience. This effects probably due to the bludgeoning low end present here, as there is a very heavy rhythm section nailing things down on every song. The whole record kind of reminds me of what Phobia might sound like if they were a little less grind and focused...