Staff picks


Shai Hulud - Misanthropy Pure
05.08.2011 | Hardcore
Bandcamp music player

HxC recommendations for metalheads #3: Everyone report to the mosh pit! There's a hard-hitting hardcore party going on that will raise the roof. Can I get a woop woop?
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
!J.O.O.E.!, Mr. Doctor

HxC recommendations for metalheads #2: this is what metallic hardcore (aka "real" metalcore) is all about. Some will say this blast of an album will knock your brains out, others will call it porn for the blind. Enough reason you ought to check this one out.
Picked by:
Thryce
Trapped Under Ice - Secrets Of The World
22.07.2011 | Hardcore

HxC recommendations for metalheads #1: prolly one of the BEST hardcore releases of the past decade! Telling you, TUI are the current dominators in the genre. Not even kidding around this time.
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
Doc Godin
After The Burial - In Dreams
15.07.2011 | Deathcore/Prog Metalcore

Easily one of the most schizophrenic/most br00tal/best "core" releases of the past year. If this doesn't blast your shit make you pick flowers in the yard, I'm afraid nothing will...
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
Ag Fox
Becoming The Archetype - Celestial Completion
08.07.2011 | Progressive metalcore

Exquisite band! Extremely diverse sound! Extraordinary tunes! Excellent album! Exceptional experience!
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
Dane Train, Mr. Doctor
Kill The Client - Set For Extinction
01.07.2011 | Grindcore
Bandcamp music player

Metal Storm wisdom of the day: "The best kind of metal is the mother-in-law kind: loud, heavy and obnoxious."
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
wormdrink414
Protest The Hero - Scurrilous
20.06.2011 | Prog / Mathcore / Sweetness

Staff pick dedicated to the kind people who sent me this album for free as a little bonus item for my massive order of lysergic acid diethylamide that came in yesterday. That's what I call customer service! A++ WDBA

Read review ››
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
Ag Fox, Fat & Sassy!, BloodTears, jupitreas
Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
13.06.2011 | Prog death metal

People keep sending me these weird PM's asking me what album I want to be buried with just in case I should die later tonight in mysterious circumstances (the fuck is going on guys?).

Well, lo and behold, one of my favorite all time classics right here. My "Holy Jesus on Ice Skates" meter just keeps going off the charts every time I play this ridiculously awesome record... to use an understatement.

Read review ››
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
Darkside Momo, !J.O.O.E.!, Fat & Sassy!, Doc Godin, Collin, White Winter Sun, daniell_p, Nefarious, Marcel Hubregtse, wormdrink414, Ag Fox
Veil Of Maya - [id]
05.06.2011 | Sumeriancore

Bombing your ears with a tasty mix of mathcore/djent/deathcore, Veil Of Maya were one of the hottest bands last year, disrupting souls all across the scene with the lethal electroshock weapon called [id]. All genre debates aside, let's just call this "facemeltingly good" and leave it at that.

Read review ››
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
jupitreas
The Human Abstract - Digital Veil
17.04.2011 | Progressive Metalcore

Progressive Metal(core) that will likely short-circuit your brain. Intelligent, innovative and intriguing, The Human Abstract is all that and much more. Start believing the hype!
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
Dane Train, jupitreas, BloodTears, White Winter Sun
Maruta - Forward Into Regression
10.04.2011 | Grindcore
Bandcamp music player

A challenger for the best neck-breaking grindcore album of 2011 appears... Seriously, this is the kind of killer shit that is guaranteed to rip you at least one new asshole.

Read review ››
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
Collin, Troy Gallant, White Winter Sun, wormdrink414, Mr. Doctor
Born Of Osiris - The Discovery
03.04.2011 | Progressive Deathcore

Born Of Osiris was never the easiest thing to "get". But this album really shows a band on top of its game.
If you ever needed a good reason to check out Born Of Osiris, here it is!

Read review ››
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
Doc Godin, jupitreas, White Winter Sun, Ag Fox, Mr. Doctor
40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
27.03.2011 | Dooooom metal

If you have been paying any attention at all, you know that 40 Watt Sun is the reincarnation of the now-defunct Warning (and if you don't even know who Warning is, gtfo). Let me tell you, Patrick Walker once again delivers: the atmosphere is, well, you'll just have to experience for yourself. The mandatory stuff for every self-loathing doom fan.

Read review ››
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
Jοe, BitterCOld, Dane Train, White Winter Sun, Marcel Hubregtse, Nefarious, Mr. Doctor, wormdrink414
Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
20.03.2011 | Br00tal Death metal
Bandcamp music player

Here's an album title that really speaks for itself... Ulcerate is one of those rare bands with a peculiar monumental sound: there's room for both punishing br00tality and dissonant darkness. A must check out album that will rip yer face off.

Read review ››
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
Troy Gallant, Marcel Hubregtse, !J.O.O.E.!, jupitreas, White Winter Sun, Nefarious, Ag Fox, Mr. Doctor, wormdrink414
Jucifer - Throned In Blood
08.03.2011 | Sludge
Bandcamp music player

More sludge for y'all - the heavy-as-fuck, filthy and abrasive kind, with female vocals this time.

Another overlooked gem of 2010? Well that, or you're just not looking hard enough, silly.
Picked by:
Thumbs up:
Thryce
Marcel Hubregtse, Mr. Doctor