Southern Lord Archive

All Pigs Must Die – God Is War

Filth, rage, and relentless, christ-crushing blasphemy. Unforgiving, agonized darkness, fleet-footed, metallic aggression, blackened harshness, and a punk-as-fuck middle finger all raised high and blissfully turned up to eleven…drenched in the gritty nihilistic shadows of the true underground. If your interests lie anywhere near where mine reside, these are the kinds of things that will get [&hellip

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A389 Recordings Feature

A389 Recordings – one nuclear blast to the eardrums that can’t be missed!!!!!! Recently yet another slam dunk of hardcore/metal/crust/doom/sludge hybrids being given the CD treatment from Southern Lord have also gotten the vinyl treatment from this indie/DIY label that is seriously an awesome find for anyone hooked on the heavy, but light on the [&hellip

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Southern Lord Feature

Xibalba – Madre Mia Por Los Dias These Southern California based slammers are a riot, guerilla warfare, and full on civil war contained in 12 tracks of sludge/death metal/Hardcore obliteration. I can really hear the Crowbar like sludge/metal aggression and hardcore roots, but have to say that it’s nothing recycled here. Of all three of [&hellip

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Crust/Grind/Sludge Feature

Beer Corpse – Keg Nuts  7” (Give Praise 2011) One of these awesome stormtrooper minute long anthems opens up with a belch and a priest saying “A thousand Saint Mary’s”, so far from me to bitch…but who the hell steals my line!!!? (the belch that is, if it were a fart it’d be full on [&hellip

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Weedeater – Jason…The Dragon

“When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it, and I didn’t inhale, and I never tried again.” – former U.S. President, Bill Clinton We all know it’s highly likely that Slick Willy’s denial of a fondness for the mean green in his formative years (or [&hellip

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Earth – A Bureaucratic Desire For Extra-Capsular Extraction

When guitarist Dylan Carlson formed Earth in Olympia, Washington in the midst of Seattle’s exploding grunge scene in 1989, the band would go on to be the pioneers of a sound known to many as drone doom. Derivative of more traditional doom metal and taking their name from Black Sabbath‘s original moniker, Earth delivers an [&hellip

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Nails – Unsilent Death

Powerviolence: a raw and dissonant subgenre of hardcore punk, closely related to the raging fury known as grindcore. If you think throwing this band’s name into the Google search box is going to gain you much insight at all on the background of Nails or what makes this band tick, then you are gravely mistaken. [&hellip

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The Secret – Solve et Coagula

Solve et Coagula (latin) – meaning, in essence, “separate and join together.” Birthed from the seaport confines of Trieste, Italy in 2003, The Secret is comprised of four guys that proudly take the concept of melody and stomp it into the ground, only to replace it with their apparent, unabashed adoration for absolute pandemonium. Negativity [&hellip

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Black Breath – Heavy Breathing

Hailing from Seattle, Washington, the five hellspawn collectively known as Black Breath turned some heads with their debut EP, Razor to Oblivion. And now they have returned, with a darker, nastier, heavier full-length beast by the name of Heavy Breathing (Southern Lord). The band has taken its previous formula that mixes d-beat, metal and punk [&hellip

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