CRYPTIC PASSAGES Volume One

EDIT: FOUR HOURS AGO, YOUR SON IS DEAD’s “CHOKE” WAS TAKEN DOWN. THEIR BANDCAMP NOW HAS A FULL EP UP(REVIEW HERE). 

“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987

Welcome to the first edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. Three satanic passages await you in the cryptic chasm…after the jump.

Passage I: Melded out of the remains of the crushing hardcore Advent and post-hardcore Beloved, YOUR SON IS DEAD are a frenzied dark hardcore group impinging on the gateways of death metal and grindcore. Shrouded in mystery with only a blank Facebook page and a bandcamp, the sole number, “Choke”, remains as of now the only facet into the group. With vocals derived from the bowels of hell itself, YOUR SON IS DEAD’s riffs pummel and maim, goaded on by the 666 ton steamroller that are the drums. Stream “Choke” and download it for a measly .74 cents below.

Passage II: Compelled by the satanic spell of wizard rap AKA black metal, Big Box are a hardcore punk group that expertly execute groove with grime. Crust-ridden, chockful of catchy rhythms, and embalmed in darkness, Big Box are an eerie, brutal surprise like the box of body parts found during a late night drug bust. Stream their debut album, Die Now, below and paypal $13 US – $18 elsewhere to iowabigbox@gmail.com to pick up a vinyl.

Passage III: Put a cursed record player damned to play Dead Kennedy’s “Police Truck” on repeat, speed, and cocaine and ground it into a caustic, acid proof smoothie and you have Webcam Teens. Fast, brash, and spastic, there’s not really much else to say. One of the best EP’s of the year. Stream Webcam Teens’s Redline and download for free below.

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