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Always Dipping: Forynas apply that hardcore intent on Pressure

Lacing the airwaves with that serious artillery that so many will never feel in their lives, Forynas clicks into action and shows us how real rap should sound like in this vegan world with their latest meaty release Pressure.

Forynas is a Germany-based indie hip hop two-piece who are mostly inspired by the 2000s rap stars and continue to elevate their mindsets through legitimate street stories.

In 2018 we founded the rap duo and decided to transform our feelings, thoughts, and problems that everyday life brings, into music.” ~ Forynas showing us into the vision and how things all kicked off

Aiming for the target and catching their prey like expert hunters, Forynas are those hungry rappers who you definitely don’t want to mess with. Dominant and sturdy, they show ominous intent with a dynamic performance for the ages and teach the youth on what substantive lyricism is all about.

Pressure from Germany-based indie hip hop outfit Forynas is a leather belt smacking track that might wake many up who have been sleeping on this authoritative duo. They slice and dice their way into our consciousness with a no-nonsense approach that will open up many scars, and take us all deep into the underground.

When you believe in your abilities and keep it real, that respect will last a lifetime.

Listen up on Spotify and see more on their IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m Disgusted: Wachira takes fame over the money on ILLEGAL

Following on from his previous releases from 2022 called African Boy and Inferno, Wachira powers in with an immense soundtrack that is gangsta all the way on his latest offering, ILLEGAL.

Wachira, aka Joshua Wachira, is a hip hop artist who is clearly on a mission to take over the scene and bends our ears with robust music to play loud in the car.

Showing rap heads how things should be done, Wachira thunders his way inside our awareness with a superior display that shall shatter any fragile windows nearby. Thunderous in nature and serious in tone, pulsating many ears which might cause slight perforations.

ILLEGAL from hip hop artist Wachira is a hardcore track for those who like their speakers busting from the seams. Showing us he is going to do things the right way into that promised land, this is a song that will find many nodding with all night long.

Crammed with intensity and a barrage of vocal ingenuity to bounce all night with, you might find yourself going back to the 90s on this one.

Listen up to this heavy song on Spotify and follow his socials on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Felicia became the ultimate nu-metal domme by subjugating Boris Johnson in her latest music video, Revolution Business

Even though Boris Johnson does a pretty good job of humiliating himself (and the rest of us while he’s shambolically at it), it was still beyond cathartic to see Felicia sonically flaying him in her latest seductively rebellious nu metal music video, Revolution Business.

It deserves to go just as viral as the video shot by a bewilderedly unsuspecting passer-by when they stumbled on the scene of Felicia dominating Boris Johnson in the market town of Grantham.

The video, (available to view here) has now garnered over 380,000 streams on Facebook, but what is infinitely less measurable is the true impact of the video, which provided a brief reprieve from the existential weight imposed by the futility of faith in our democracy.

How many iterations of “we need a revolution” have you heard recently? Well, now we have the start of one, and Bradford’s most creative antagonist inarguably became one of the most iconic contemporary mononym-toting artists in the process.

The pop-bitten track that instrumentally highjacks your rhythmic pulses through the juggernaut of a cadence keeps on giving. From her originated demurely rapped mischievousness to the screamo lyrical hook “fuck the music business, this is revolution business”, which made her the ultimate metal domme, it is frenetic socialist perfection. My Ruin will never hit the same again.

Fund the revolution by purchasing the track on Bandcamp or check out the official music video via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dark Capricorn Rising are ready to fight back against the evil wolves on ‘Blood of Kings’

Showing us where the grim reapers are and what is needed to survive these vein-tingling forces, Dark Capricorn Rising rattle the cages and delivers a vigorous song to get a reaction from our whole body with, ‘Blood of Kings‘.

Dark Capricorn Rising is a 3-piece Canton, Michigan-based indie hard rock band who takes a sledgehammer to our speakers with gleeful joy on each one of their tracks.

Formed in 2018, Dark Capricorn Rising cause a rampage on the streets to occur with a thunderously vicious vocal experience that will shake your entire core and shatter your nerves into tiny pieces. With a fierce guitar force on offer too, this is a powerful performance from a band who shows us that vital hunger required for greatness during this new single.

Blood of Kings‘ from Canton, Michigan-based indie hard rock band Dark Capricorn Rising is a heavy song for all those who love it raw and to the max. They seem to attack the mic and forcefully delve into our earlobes with devastating effect, which is quite marvellous to experience as you get lost in their world.

If you like it loud and with much intent, this is a track that will get you blowing your amp into tiny smithereens.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more via their website.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

St Louis metal act Split66 slam in hard with a roaring display on, ‘Anhedonia (Here We Go Again)’

Thundering in with much intent that slices briskly through any previous doubt or undesirable indecision, Split66 is in no mood to mess around with their latest meaty single to delve deeply into on, ‘Anhedonia (Here We Go Again)‘.

Split66 is a St Louis, USA-based indie metal band with a swarming style that might sting you like a hungry bee as they buzz through with a soaring new single filled with bite and heart.

After many lineup changes and after going through an enforced hiatus after the tragic loss of their former guitarist and founding member Mike Hohman, Split66 has reformed with meaning and sounds like they going to take this powerful project into a new dimension with a super single that certainly will wake you up.

Anhedonia (Here We Go Again)‘ from St Louis, USA-based indie metal act Split66 is a hardcore experience that is definitely not for anyone too young. The walls creak intensely here as this story about feeling like you are going under buries through the sand, to leave you wondering if everything is going to snap you in half like broken plastic.

With piercing vocals and a hefty metal effect for all fans of this genre to enjoy, this is a smashing track that might shatter fragile windows into smithereens.

Listen up to this heavy song on Soundcloud and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Atlanta’s Bundy Foxx returns with her latest heavy underground track, ‘Coffin’

Sending us into a world that has her chasing that bag that is enthusiastically calling her name, Bundy Foxx shreds the mic with her new release all about taking what is hers on, ‘Coffin‘.

LA JEFA aka Bundy Foxx is an Atlanta-based Hip hop artist and entrepreneur who makes hardcore tracks that are loaded with streets stories and fierce lyricism.

Bundy uncovered her passion for music when she began writing at the age of 5 years old. Emerging from a background of talent, she has grown incredibly and quite rapidly as a writer ever since.” ~ Bundy Foxx

Coffin‘ from Atlanta-based Hip hop artist Bundy Foxx, shows us a talented woman who is only interested in raising her game. She has grown tired of the small-talkers and is only interested in extending her bank balance to the ceiling. Her raps are straight up with no fluff, as she struts her stuff with confidence and shows us what will happen if anyone tries to bring her down to their undesirable depths. Raw and uncompromising, this is a flow-packed track to be inspired by, as anything is possible if you put your whole soul into your chosen craft.

See this underground video on YouTube and check out her moves on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Trash n Privilege get biblical in their tempestuous hardcore punk track, Flooded

Californian punk heavyweights, Trash n Privilege, are back on maniacal form in their latest EP, Wrong Again…Brah, featuring the juggernaut of a standout single, Flooded.

With guitar riffs that would make John Dwyer weak at the knees, gnarled feral basslines, percussion that affirms Trash n Privilege as an unfuckwithably cool powerhouse, Flooded is a breeding ground of tempestuous hardcore punk catharsis that pays homage to punk pioneers.

Every track on the EP finds a new way to attack societal hypocrisy – the kind of hypocrisy that breaks into powerless frustration. It’s a subversive shift from the narrative that punk rock will save the world, a well overdue one. As Against Me! already pointed out, the revolution was a lie; what will always be real is the vindication from empathetically scathing acts like Trash n Privilege.

Flooded is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


San Diego-based Metal shredder Mike Wilkins knows that no one can stop this brain-crushing journey with, ‘Merchants of Death’ (feat. Tim ”Ripper” Owens)

As they slash the tires and look on in glee as the carnage takes over the streets and spills into the homes of those who least expect it, Mike Wilkins brings the pain on the high-tempo new single that you will either love with all your heart or make you hide away from it all together with, ‘Merchants of Death(feat. Tim ”Ripper” Owens).

Mike Wilkins is a San Diego, California-based indie-Rock/Metal artist and brings in Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (formally of Judas Priest) on this full-throated effort with intention.

Signifying that they mean business and not sugar coating anything for innocent ears, Mike Wilkins rattles our emotions like a plundering earth-mover and sends us into another stratosphere completely here. This is as raw as it can possibly get with glass-shattering vocals and a guitar sound that is reminiscent of those true greats that are ultimately immortal in the eyes of millions.

Merchants of Death(feat. Tim ”Ripper” Owens) from the Californian solo hardcore Rock/Metal artist Mike Wilkins, is a guitar-smashing doom-filled experience from two heavy musicians who have joined forces to devasting effect. They slice the streets down with expert aplomb and send shivers down the spines of us all, with a treacherously explosive presentation that will have parents scared and the youth enthused. Just the way it was intended.

Listen in to this new single on Spotify and see more news on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Purge yourselves via District 13’s post-hardcore stormer, Step into the Fire

There was little chance of forgetting the mesmeric furore of District 13, which we were introduced to via their 2019 single, Soma. The Exeter-hailing virtuosic sons have driven even more frenetic finesse into their sound over lockdown if their latest single, Step into the Fire, is anything to go by.

Between the old-school Black Sabbath vibes and the hints of post-hardcore, their own darkly maniacal alt-metal signature sound had plenty of room to breathe. For 5 and a half minutes, District 13 prove the dynamism in their influence and talent as you are shunted through the unpredictably gratifying progressions. From hooky choruses to theatrical interludes to thrash metal breakdowns, Step into the Fire offers it all. We highly recommend any alt-metal fan with an open mind instead of a petulant fixation on the past purges themselves within Step into the Fire.

The official video for District 13’s single, Step Into the Fire, is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast