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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.

FULL ALBUM STREAM: HEAVEN IN HER ARMS “WHITE HALO”

June 21, 2017

White Halo — the seven-years-in-the-making third full-length from Tokyo quintet Heaven in Her Arms — is a fierce and lush amalgamation of post-metal atmospherics, classic screamo, black metal, prog rock, and trad metal sure to trigger metalgaze haters even as it subverts and expands the boundaries of that sub-subgenre. 

SCREAM & SCREAM AGAIN: EXCLUSIVE DOWAGER TRACK PREMIERE

November 2, 2016

On its sometimes utterly unhinged, sometimes heartrendingly beautiful E.P. Title Track, Portland quartet Dowager crams a lot of divergent influences, elements, and combustible sonic materials into its atomic artcore reactor with improbable cleverness and success. The subsequent explosion can be mesmerizing, calling to mind American Football and Mineral as much as Orchid and early Converge.

Track Debut: Knife Hits Cut You Up In 52 Seconds

August 1, 2016

Feast on the brutal screamo/grind vibes of Knife Hits with this track premiere.

The Curious Case of Quiet v. Loud: Exclusive CityCop Stream

November 25, 2014

Ever wonder what it would sound like if a screamer from one of those early nineties post-post-hardcore bands got together for a jam session with a group of flamenco musicians? Well, wonder no more. We’ve got Loner, the latest offering from “acoustic-core” outfit CityCop streaming below, and, love it or hate it — yeah, we…