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Where does one even start with Gwar? How about the Metal Archives, normally quite particular about such things, simply lists Gearโ€™s genre as various. Fucking various. As genre-hopping as some bands are, there arenโ€™t many that even the infallible Metal Archives find themselves unable to categorise. Throughout their 37-years-and-counting lifespan, Gwar have dabbled in various … Continue reading 282: GWAR


All Pigs Must Die are a โ€œmetalcore supergroupโ€ of some labels are to believed, but I donโ€™t know if that label does them any justice. Featuring members of Bloodhorse, The Hope Conspiracy, and Converge, the band obviously has metalcore and hardcore in its very DNA, but this band is so much bigger than that. With … Continue reading 232: ALL PIGS MUST DIE


Refused burst onto the scene in Sweden in the early 90s. With their wild aggression and political charges themes, this was a band to be reckoned with. Yet, strangely, perhaps their biggest impact occurred while they were broken up. In 1998, Refused released their third album, โ€˜The Shape of Punk to Comeโ€™, and it was … Continue reading 216: REFUSED


In 2016, when Dave Lombardo, Michael Crain, and Justin Pearson announced Mike Patton was coming on board as the new vocalist for their hardcore punk project, what was already amazing was sure to be home something truly special. Dead Cross wear their early 80s influence on their sleeve - this, while having some crossover and … Continue reading 193: DEAD CROSS


A fusion of death metal and hardcore kind of just feels like a natural fit, but Welsh band Venom Prison take this sound to astounding heights with brutal melodies and confronting vocals. Vocalist Larissa Stupar has got to be one of the best in the genre. In a scene where gutturals are commonplace, Stuparโ€™s ability … Continue reading 166: VENOM PRISON