Mix: New Metalcore

Reviewing that Nostromo EP yesterday really reminded me how much I am loving this endlessly bountiful resurgence in metallic hardcore. So many creative new bands are emerging with unique takes on a sound that, for me, really never gets old, and harkens back to bands near and dear to me such as Disembodied and Acme. Sharing occasional commonalities such as genre-mixing, high pitched wah pedal breakdowns, and an overall emphasis on bone-crushing rhythm, this new generation of bands is something for which I’m very happy to be alive to see.


00:00. Vein – “Broken Glass Complexion” from Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities, 2018)

02:27. Revolve – “Trepidation” from Dragged Into Extinction (Trial by Fire, 2019)

05:22. Problem of Pain – “The Rust in My Veins” from I Will Always Want to Let Go (Blood & Ink, 2018)

09:32. Tourniquet – “Lilith” from I Hate the Way This Makes Me Feel (Contraband Goods, 2018)

11:26. Wristmeetrazor – “XOXO (Love Letter from a Loaded Gun)” from Misery Never Forgets (Prosthetic, 2019)

13:12. Wolf King – “Further” from Loyal to the Soil (Prosthetic, 2018)

16:11. Palm – “Blood Clot of Pain” from To Live Is to Die, to Die Is to Live (Deliver B, 2018)

20:02. Joy – “Bleak Home” from No Light Below (self-released, 2018)

22:19. Nostromo – “Uraeus” from Uraeus (self-released, 2018)

27:17. Castor’s Hollow – “Court of Dragons” from Shape and Void (self-released, 2019)

29:36. Pupil Slicer – “Spectral” from split with Sense Offender (self-released, 2019)

32:24. Ithaca – “Impulse Crush” from The Language of Injury (Holy Roar, 2019)

35:35. Seeyouspacecowboy… – “Absolutely Absolute Absolution” from Fashion Statements of the Socially Aware (Dog Knights, 2017)