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This Mead Is Making Me Warlike
1 Antediluvian
Under Wing of Asael

Chock full of dense and atonal riffage, the black/death assault of Antediluvian?s 2008 demo Under Wing of Asael is twenty eight minutes full of destructive extreme metal that will leave the undeserving comatose. Combining Portal?s atmospheric dissonance with Father Befouled?s more straightforward style of riffing, Under of Wing of Asael isn?t breaking any boundaries really, but in songs such as opener ?Solarburst? or ?Hemipenes Eversion? the twisting and turning guitars, blast beats and completely necro vocals will capture your attention nonetheless.
2The Bad Form
No More Neo No Wave

Coming from the wonderful Youth Attack! Records, The Bad Form is actually quite different from the record label?s usual hardcore/powerviolence fare but instead is just really fun, trashy garage rock. With a heavy blues influence, a suitably rough production and shining melodies that recall classic rock, No More Neo No Wave is just four songs of great, catchy fun.
3Black Freighter
Graves and Monuments

Recently blackened hardcore and blackened sludge have become a more prevalent force within the extreme world and with an excellent debut like Graves and Monuments, it won?t be before long that you hear Black Freighter mentioned alongside current greats like Thou or Coffinworm. The band presents a lot of dynamics on the album throwing in blast beats during slower parts for some awesome contrasting tempos as well as mashing swampy guitar riffs with atmospheric dissonance to great effect. Overall sludge is most prevalent factor within Black Freighter?s music but their slight black metal tinges which make this record outstanding.
4Charles Bronson
Complete Discocrappy

If you?re into hardcore but don?t like Charles Bronson there is probably something wrong with you because if it weren?t for these guys the face of the genre would probably be very different today. Compiling their whole discography into a two CD set, Complete Discocrappy details the band from their very early hardcore days to the later part of the group?s career where they were a big part in the development of both the thrashcore and powerviolence subgenres.
Fearless Undead Machines

Horror Metal? More like a death/thrash mix-up but Deceased pull off whatever genre they play really well; while the group?s earlier material approached nearly grindcore-esque levels of intensity by 1997 Deceased simmered down immensely and took the time to craft their magnum opus Fearless Undead Machines. Melodic and memorable yet never sacrificing the brutality of death metal Deceased temperament of death metal elements with thrash metal elements has never sounded so fluid as it does on Fearless Undead Machines. Led by the snarled vocals of vocalist/drummer Kingsley ?King? Fowley, there is rarely a moment on this album where you won?t be impressed.
6Defaced Creation
Serenity in Chaos

Before the faggotry of Aeon, this Swedish death metal unit was known as Defaced Creation as was probably raping your mom somewhere near the end of the 90?s. Impressively technical Defaced Creation always manage to weave a strange sense of catchiness within their chaotic death metal, giving the songs great grooves and surprising hooks. Alongside the fantastic instrumentation are the vocals of
Tommy Dahlstr?m which range from monstrous gutturals to demonic shrieks but remain awesome nonetheless.
7Grinning Deaths Head

Another one of the United States best black/punk excursions, Grinning Death?s Head?s first demo is a simple, raw and catchy experience and in my opinion probably one of the best albums to choose from if trying to get into rawer black metal. Razor sharp guitars playing four chord progressions, Grinning Death?s Head demo throughout is black metal laced with punk?s accessibility a combination that pays off very well.
8 Jellyroll Rockheads
Kill Trend Thrash

Released in 1999, Jellyroll Rockhead?s were a fucking excellent Japanese hardcore/thrashcore band and the Kill Trend Thrash EP is their best known release for good reason; playing hardcore at blinding tempos, the Jellyroll Rockhead?s fun and fast version of punk features great vocal hooks (?Isolated?), awesome guitar parts (?Fade Out?) and just an overall party vibe that will no doubt keep this EP blasting till all hours of the night.
On The Horizon

Alongside Stormcrow, Sanctum is one of the best blackened stenchcore around today. Playing extra thick, dense and metal influenced crust, Sanctum?s addition of subtle black metal elements really goes a long way to making this album an extremely interesting listen. Great catchy riffs intermingling with fierce gutturals and pounding percussion, Sanctum simply takes the cake when it comes to crust.
10Sen Deni
No More

Recently I?ve been listening to a lot of scream and Sen Deni is one of those bands that has the genre quick becoming one of my favorites. Incorporating a ton of post-rock, No More is marked by twinkling guitars and great sense of dynamics but most of all, the pure emotional outbursts of vocalist Andrew? who?s hoarse yell is just great. Bringing the tranquility, it?s not unusual for the band to break into a clean interlude, which are always well done and another fantastic addition to this bands already keen sound.
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