Sick Old Man make a corrosive, whirlwind racket –– and Tribunus Plebis flies by at warp-speed.
If the blown-out, vitriolic works of bands like Infernöh, Krömosom or Kriegshög appeal, then Life is Hate’s whirlwind tracks will likely tick the boxes for you too.
Here are my favourite homegrown alternative and experimental releases from 2016.
Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Punk
Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Metal
When I’m not writing about music, I co-write a column about being a parent called Full Metal Parenting. The latest column is up today.
Did I mention I write a semi-regular punk rock column over on Canadian noisy music website Hellbound?
Death’s Door is an arduous and harrowing reboot. And that’s exactly what’s needed, in this day and age.
That is not Dead is a full-throttle reminder that intoxicating and exhilarating punk rock remains primed for changing lives.
Setentia’s accomplished debut intertwines gut-felt ferocity with forward-thinking expressiveness.
Angels doesn’t provide easy answers or upbeat resolutions. But, like all great art, it does ask a lot of uneasy questions.
Decline is both a bleak reflection and grim projection of a world that’s well beyond repair. It’s Vermin Womb’s gruesome tribute, to humanity’s last gasps.
Aesthetically, Ulcerate are unrivalled. They are what others cannot be.
Winter Deluge hammer home hate and hostility on Devolution – Decay.
Seputus don’t just capture the rage around us on Man Does Not Give, they also help release the rage within us.
Vexamen is a bold debut, a huge step up from Verberis’ demo, and that bodes well for the band’s future endeavours.