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Nails ‘Abandon All Life’ CD/LP 2013

19th March 2013 at 10:43 am

Nails

Nails. Not often has a band been better named, this full-bore sludgy grindcore three-piece monstrosity is simply HARD AS NAILS. You may have come across them in 2010 as their Kurt Ballou-produced blunt force trauma of a debut album, ‘Unsilent Death’, got some pretty…
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Hot Graves ‘Knights In White Phosphorus’ CD 2011

11th December 2011 at 9:02 am

Hot Graves

“Running and hunting and slashing and crushing and searching and seeing and stabbing and shooting and thrashing and smashing and burning and destroying and killing and bleeding and pleading then death”. These are the words that, if you were to chop any of the…
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Hot Graves ‘Desecration Time’ 7″

23rd July 2011 at 8:14 am

Hot Graves

Hot Graves have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and they’re aaaaaaaall outta bubblegum. Totally ripping, raw old-school thrash with a touch of death and a hefty heaping of D-Beat is the order of the day for these good ol’ boys from…
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Planks ‘The Darkest Of Grays / Solicit To Fall’ CD 2011

8th July 2011 at 9:20 am

Planks

You’ll be unsurprised to hear, given the Crust content of SL’s latest batch of releases, that the oddly-named Planks are purveyors of epic dark crusty hardcore/metal, and – as with the Alpinist and Drainland releases – this CD is a compilation featuring two of…
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Xibalba ‘Madre Mia Gracias Por Los Dias’ CD 2011

4th July 2011 at 9:08 am

Xibalba

MADRE DE DIOS!! Xibalba aren’t fuckin’ around, they take NO prisoners. Combining the glutinous guitar tone of prime Obituary with the bleak doom heaviosity of Crowbar and the relentless beatdowns of the heavier end of nineties hardcore – think Disembodied and the Clevo scene…
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Acephalix ‘Interminable Night’ CD 2011

20th June 2011 at 9:01 am

Acephalix

Looks like Greg Anderson has stopped washing and is hanging out in the park with a bottle of ‘Wild ‘n’ White’ and a Sunn amp on a rope, cuz Southern Lord has gone all-out raging crust with this latest batch of releases. While maybe…
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Seven Sisters Of Sleep – S/T – CD 2011

17th June 2011 at 9:31 am

Seven Sisters Of Sleep – S/T – CD 2011

Eight solid tracks like eight thrashing octopoid tentacles. Twenty minutes. That is all it takes to make a hardcore album. Perfect. After a good few years of soaking my head in one hour-plus albums of droning deathsludge, it feels mighty fine to be back…
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Summon The Crows ‘One More For The Gallows’ CD 2011

2nd April 2011 at 9:03 am

Summon The Crows

Hot off the press, this new Southern Lord Records release by Norwegian crust band Summon The Crows has arrived in lap. In the press release they have been described as a cross between raw–beat crust and black metal, their apparent influences point in the…
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Tree Of Sores – S/T – CDEP 2011

1st March 2011 at 8:47 am

Tree Of Sores - S/T - CDEP 2011

One thing that Tree Of Sores do well is ‘ominous’. From the spectral loom of intro track…uhhh…’Intro’, right the way through to the closing number on this self-titled EP, ‘Silent Scream’ (no, not the Slayer one), Tree Of Sores sustain an atmosphere of creeping…
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Nails ‘Unsilent Death’ CD 2010

9th October 2010 at 8:53 am

Nails

OUCH. Nails are NOT screwin’ around here. ‘Unsilent Death’ is some seriously nasty grinding FILTH and no mistake. At slightly less than fourteen minutes long, it’s certainly the SHORTEST violent clubbing you’ll ever get, but it’s one of the most VIOLENT. Think ‘Fifteen Counts…
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