Best Of 2013: Eric’s Favorite Albums Of The Year


Hello again, fellow Aftermathers! My prolonged absence from the American Aftermath world officially ends NOW with this penultimate annual post, a small but personally necessary pittance to the plentiful albums and artists that sustained me throughout this most bountiful year in extreme music. The following thirty item list reflects full-length albums only with an aural adherence to the hardcore and powerviolence realms as per my listening habits this year. A ton of awesome death metal revivals as well as resurgences from other notables in the general metal realm happened this year (Gorguts, Carcass, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ulcerate etc.) of which I listened(or rather actively listened) to practically NONE. I simply wasn’t feeling it at this year and intend to return to survey these releases at another time. Thanks to the Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane “The Machine” Oliver, and Josh Huddleston, the bands and musicians, and last but not least, you, the readers! Peep the list after the jump. Continue reading

Best of 2013: Eric’s Favorite Albums Of The First Half Of 2013


Making lists always makes my head hurt and this year’s massive inventory of beautiful releases isn’t making that any easier. With my “to-check-out” list filled to the brim, I have to say that I took a bit more relaxed stance to music discovery this year and enjoyed select releases over extremely long durations of listen rather than hunt down and chronicle as many good albums as I could. The albums in the list below here are those releases. Give them a thorough listen before the end of the year if you can.  Continue reading

THE RIVAL MOB Debut New Track “It Must Be Nice”; Tour Dates



Bostonian hardcore ensemble The Rival Mob are streaming a new track entitled “It Must Be Nice…” set to debut on the group’s forthcoming highly anticipated sophomore LP, Mob Justice(Feb 26). In addition, the Mob will be playing a small strew of shows to support the release including a massive record release show in New York amongst hardcore brethren Stick Together, Inside Out(NY), Give, Waste Management, World War 4, Prison Abuse and Brain Slug. Peep the full tour details and stream “It Must Be Nice…” below. Mob Justice comes out February 26th via Revelation Records on LP, CD, and cassette tape. Pre-order hereContinue reading