From Below - Undying

From Below – Undying

Despite what you may be thinking about the hentai-esque cover, Norway’s From Below aren’t a generic pornogrind band. Rather, they are a unique mix of melodic death and groove metal, with shades of hardcore thrown in for good measure, and Undying shows the band is in strong form.

Cendra - Metal Punk

Cendra – Metal Punk

April 15 C. Hagen Radick 0

When I last listened to Cendra, it was their second album, 666 Bastards, of which I was a fan. The Spaniards are back for some more blackened thrash/punk on their newest album, the appropriately-titled Metal Punk.

Witch of the Waste - Made of Teeth

Witch Of The Waste – Made Of Teeth

March 31 C. Hagen Radick 0

Eschewing any sort of subgenre classification, Vancouver’s Witch Of The Waste mix hardcore/grindcore delivery and structure with progressive/djent riffing to create one of the most unique-sounding albums I’ve heard in a long time.

Cendra - 666 Bastards

Cendra – 666 Bastards

March 24 C. Hagen Radick 1

When you mention hardcore/d-beat and/or black metal, one of the last words that typically comes to mind is the word “fun”, but I’m not sure how else to describe the newest full-length from Cendra, entitled 666 Bastards. Despite the raw agression on display here, this music just brings a smile to my face.