Tag: Throwdown

Review: “Take Cover” by Throwdown

Six years after 2014’s “Intolerance“, the last album from Orange County California’s Throwdown made its appearance, a compilation of previously released cover songs has been released via Pit Viper Records. The tracks each have their own story behind them and at each turn there have been a collection of other covers that the band played

Listmania: 20 Years of “Equilibrium” by Crowbar!

A band of legend centered around the work of Kirk Windstein as the only member who has been in the revolving door of the band over the last 32 odd years, Crowbar are the undisputed Kings of Louisiana Sludge Metal that takes the slow, brooding style of Doom Metal and Injects it with a lethal

Review: “Gravedigger” by Deathsquad

After announcing their arrival on the Beatdown scene with their nine track debut album “Stay One” in the summer of 2018, Kazan Russian wrecking ball Deathsquad have made a habit of dropping EPs with a single new track that features a guest as well as a pair of covers. In April they dropped “Disaster” which

Riff Police! Pull Over! #102: HellgardeN Vs Pantera!

There are bands that influence a generation of musicians or create a new subgenre of music… and then there is Pantera. One of the most influential Metal albums of 90’s and arguably their best record, “Vulgar┬áDisplay Of Power” remains exactly that to this day. 28 years after it first appeared, it still sounds as good

Review: “The Other Side” EP by Malevolence

Seven years ago, 2013 saw Sheffield Shredders Malevolence land the first punch of their career with their debut album “Reign of Suffering“. A prizer fighter of a band in the bare knuckle boxing underground Metal circuit, they quickly developed a reputation for a high energy live show with their sound that blends Metal and Hardcore.

Throwback: “Unleash” from Soulfly!

A couple of weeks back, Kerrang Magazine published an article detailing 13 of their favourite guest vocal appearances plus the entire “Irony Is A Dead Scene” EP from Dillinger Escape Plan fronted by Mike Patton, which got us thinking about some of our personal favourites. The guest appearance is such a regular thing now that

Review: “Alter Nature” by BATS

Returning after a 7 year absence with their third studio album, Dublin based Science Metal meets Avant Noise-Rock band BATS are about to “Alter Nature“. They have a rich history having previously earned critical acclaim from the likes of Metal Hammer, NME and Kerrang! for a trio of releases in 2007 debut EP “Cruel Sea

Review: “Self Titled” EP by Watch Me Die

Mixed and Mastered by Adam Rodgers and sporting a log from former xServitudex guitarist Ben Brodie, the self titled debut EP from London Straight Edge Hardcore crew Watch Me Die appeared back in January and led to their appearance at this summer’s second incarnation of Upsurge Festival. So having witnessed their set, complete with a

Bootleg: Watch Me Die at Upsurge Festival!

Pro-Shot by David Tan and Daniel Howard of Nefarious Youth fame, here’s a full set from London Hardcore crew Watch Me Die at Upsurge Festival on 18th August! It features their tribute to Orange County Hardcore heroes Throwdown who we are also big fans of ourselves! Their 3 track self titled debut is available over