Portrayal of Guilt Reflect on “Let Pain Be Your Guide,” Share Favorite 2018 Releases

December 31, 2018

Portrayal of Guilt ended 2018 with a bang, celebrating the release of Let Pain Be Your Guide. Read a new interview with the band.

Track Premiere: Portrayal of Guilt — “Among Friends”

October 24, 2018

You’ll be glad you’re not their enemy when you hear “Among Friends” from Portrayal of Guilt.

Q&A: Erdve’s Vaidotas & Kristijonas Reflect On Happiness

February 19, 2018

Lithuanian post-metallers Erdve are heavy on introspection (and riff) on new album, Vaitojimas.

How Denver Post-Hardcore Brawlers Fathers Found Their Fighting Spirit

February 14, 2018

Are you mad as hell and not going to take it anymore? Denver’s Fathers is here to help.

Full Album Stream: NY In 64 – ‘The Gentle Indifference of the Night’

May 25, 2017

Stream the entirety of instrumental hardcore/post-metal crew NY in 64‘s sophomore LP, The Gentle Indifference of the Night. 

Full Album Stream: Horseneck – ‘Heavy Trip’

February 15, 2017

Horseneck marry sludge and post-hardcore with a host of other sounds to craft their memorable first record, Heavy Trip. 

Goes Cube

November 21, 2016

Shadows Swallowed the Flood
One more for the road
dB rating: 8/10


October 3, 2016

Dawn of a different apocalypse
dB rating: 8/10


June 15, 2015

Party Harder Program
dB Rating: 9/10

Noteworthy Cause Alert: Campaign To Reissue Early Craw Catalog

May 20, 2015

One of the most intriguing post-hardcore bands to emerge in the 90s was Craw. However, their first three records — considered by many to be American underground classics — have been out of print for more than a decade.

Empty Flowers Song Premiere/Track By Track

September 10, 2013

So Randy Larsen and Bernie Romanowski from long-running noisecore antiheroes Cable launched a new project a little while back called Empty Flowers to explore 90s-style smart, seething gut-punch post-hardcore. And the mix actually works! Really fucking well! The band’s debut, Six, created some impressive atmospheres and undercurrents, but the sophomore release Five sees Empty Flowers…

What it Takes to Be a Chump

August 16, 2011

I first learned of The Chumps at the dog park across from the basketball court where the opening sequence to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was shot — an appropriate setting, it turns out, considering how closely the band’s driving noise rock mirrors the churn, play, and occasional snarl of a large pack of pooches…

Live Like A Homicide

August 9, 2011

I’m not trying to hate on Peter Frampton here, but I’ve been a bit leery of the entire live recording subgenre ever since I stumbled upon the devastating news that my favorite live album (Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide) wasn’t actually a live album. (What, was “Mama Kin” a song about the recording engineer’s “fuckin’…