Review: JAR’D LOOSE – “Turns 13″

Jar’d Loose’s 2012 debut, Goes to Purgatory, was almost too good to be true. The Chicago quartet expertly combined the driving rhythms associated with bands like Helmet, with subtle noisy debauchery and offbeat vocals. The end result was an eccentric, fresh take on the 90′s-tinged alternative metal and noise rock sound. Goes to Purgatory was pretty straight forward, but was pulled off with finesse and provided the framework for the band’s sound. But a band as odd as Jar’d Loose are not above pushing their own boundaries. Their sophomore full length, Turns 13,  shows the band extending their tendrils into new territories while still maintaining their dirty sound.

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AUTOPSY Streaming New Track “Burial”

Autopsy have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves, over at Pitchfork. The new track is entitled “Burial” and trudges along with low-end, sludgy riffs before exploding into a dissonant death metal attack during its final moments. Head over to Pitchfork to check it out.

Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves will be released on April 22nd (Europe) and April 29th (North America) through Peaceville.

BOYSETSFIRE Streaming FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND Cover

boysetsfuneralNot too long ago I told you about the split 7″ that would be released featuring Funeral For A Friend and Boysetsfire covering each others songs. I am so excitebike for this split it’s unbelievable. I also stated that I wasn’t a huge fan of Boysetsfire, but the bands just released their cover of FFAF‘s “10:45 Amsterdam Conversations” and it’s great. They totally captured the song in all it’s glory and still made it theirs. Check it out below.     Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: SEIZURES

Since 2010, California’s Seizures have been crafting abrasive hardcore that could quite possibly level cities or, at the least, melt faces. With the release of their second full length, The Sanity Universal, the five piece have become a force to be reckoned with. The album marks a big stylistic jump from their previous efforts, opting for more unyielding chaos and experimentation. They take the blueprints from bands like Botch and Deadguy and mutate it into new forms. Basically, Seizures put the “chaotic” in “chaotic hardcore”.

American Aftermath got a chance to speak with vocalist Cameron Miller and bassist Ian Hodges on the new album, band beginnings, and future plans. 

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Announce U.S. Tour

Animals as Leaders have confirmed a new U.S. trek that will commence next month and extend through the middle of June. Support on the tour will come from fellow instrumental progressive acts Chon and Conquering Dystopia. You can check out the full schedule after the break as well as stream Animals as Leaders’ newest effort, The Joy of Motion.

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