Thorns Of Ivory – Dogs Of War

Hailing from Durban, Thorns Of Ivory specialise in the type of gargantuan, groove infused Metal which exists within a firey framework that incorporates Thrash, Metalcore and Deathcore into a volcanic inferno that simmers with menace. Their latest track ‘Dogs Of War’ is a crushing clarion call to arms that propels itself forward upon a backbone … Read more

SUNKEN STATE – I AM DIVINITY

Sunken State continue to forge ahead with tenacity and vigour, their latest single ‘I Am Divinity’ being testament to this band’s stellar work ethic and musicianship. Although I may not resonate with this track on a holistic level, I am still able to recognize and applaud its execution. On ‘I Am Divinity’ Sunken State unleash … Read more

HEAVY // HITTER – WALL OF WAX

Hailing from Orlando, Florida  Heavy // Hitter concoct a heady brew of bludgeoning Deathcore bluster that simmers with rage and bristles with red hot anger. Be wary when approaching their latest track ‘Wall Of Wax’ for you may just emerge from its all encompassing embrace with third degree burns, well figuratively anyway for the searing … Read more

BOILING POINT – DYING CITY

The latest single by Port Elizabeth based bruisers Boiling Point “Dying City” is a clarion call to arms, a statement of strength in the face of adversity and a paean to the willpower that prevails in the midst of hardship. With lyrics like “Now’s the time to witness the iron frame being born, every strike … Read more

KENNY HUGHES – MIDNIGHT MAN

The patented Blues-Rock that Kenny Hughes specialises in britsles with the type of beauty that exists at a crossroads of world-weariness and wonder. His music emanates the type of energy that is built upon a bedrock of life experience and emotional gravitas. Kenny Hughes harnesses the power of Blues as a vessel in which he … Read more

ECHO SEVEN – X RAY IN USE

Hailing from New Brunswick, Canada Echo Seven concoct a heady  cocktail of bone crunching Grunge, melodious Alternative Rock and Metalcore adjacent motifs that is percussive, pummeling and as infectious as an airborne contagion. Their latest EP ‘X Ray In Use’ is a seven track exercize in sparkling and catchy songcraft that brings to mind Post … Read more

DIVERTED DISORDER – TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Hailing from the Vaal Triangle and featuring Hardman on vocals Prawn on Rhythm Guitar and supporting vocals, Mike Ramos on Bass and supporting vocals alongside Chris on Drums and lead vocals Diverted Disorder concoct a heady brew which merges Metalcore, Deathcore, Blues and Alternative Rock on ‘Technical Difficulties’ . When their efforts to combine such … Read more

GHAST – LAWLESS

Imagine if you will the bone crunching bounce of Emmure combined with the propulsive Post Hardcore theatrics of Every Time I Die and the Technical Deathcore of A Night In Texas and you will have an idea as to the type of turbulent and monstrous Metalcore Port Elizabeth based collective Ghast unleash with such vigor. … Read more

ABSENT IN BODY – PLAGUE GOD

Featuring members of Sepultura, Neurosis and Amenra, Absent In Body create the type of Industrial Metal malevolence that simmers and seethes with menace and impending doom. ‘Plague God’ is the sound of the apocalypse unfolding in slow motion. I absolutely adore the dense layering, glacial pacing and despair infused ferocity herein. Beginning with the brooding … Read more

APES – LULLABIES FOR ETERNAL SLEEP

If you have not yet heard the skull crushing, blackened, Sludge infused Grindcore of Apes then do yourself a favor and do so posthaste for the absolutely punishing confluence of sonic weaponry these dudes unleash is deadly. Admittedly my knowledge regarding this enigmatic sonic collective is practically non-existent. All I know is that the legendary … Read more