Keep It Fast’s Top 10 albums of 2020

God, 2020 has been a shitshow of epic proportions. Some big hitters, familiar faces and surprises lurk in Keep It Fast’s top 10 of 2020, take a look!

Entropy – Liminal

Liminal by Entropy could well be the sleeper hit of the year. It’s a gold mine of huge, expansive, emotive post-hardcore with killer metallic riffs and soaring vocals.

TRAPS – The Fighter EP

TRAPS are made up of current members of Holy Roar roster-botherers, OHHMS (all hail the riffs) and feel like the indignant and bratty little brother to these Kent-based doom merchants.

Dead Kaczynski – Mr. Scratch

Dead Kaczynski are a disjointed barrage of noise from Kent and display all the great qualities that make this kind of music so agitated, itchy and down-right engaging to listen to.

USA Nails – Life Cinema

On Life Cinema, USA Nails  continue to hack, carve and flesh out this ghastly totem of their acerbic and unique sound.

USA/Mexico – Matamoros

The press release for USA/Mexico’s second album, Matamoros, features the words “once you’re comfortably settled in…” which I have to say is an odd turn of phrase, considering this is a turbulent and disturbing slab of vomit-inducing horror.

Ewen Friers talks CATALAN! Axis Of, Travelling and avoiding Love Island!

Those of you may remember from last year a feature on Axis Of, celebrating the release of their most recent live album, Companions. Whilst the band have been quiet of late, things have been bubbling below the surface for one of their members, bassist Ewen Friers, who is currently working on a new project, titled CATALAN!

Ampwrecked 13: New music for your ears

You want to hear all the hits? Well here they are for your listening pleasure – High Signs, Death From Above, Dead Cross, Melvins, Dancehall and Oh Sees are all here to bring the thunder.

Mutoid Man – War Moans

Opening track Melt Your Mind couldn’t be more aptly titled – it’s a shred of riotous, unhinged energy that bubbles, bursts and roars. In just over 2 minutes, it’s slams home a vibrant blast of melodic metallic punk leaving your jaw on the floor. This is swiftly followed by the drum-happy clatter of Bone Chain, which sounds like Van Halen writing a pop song for Kvelertak.

Idles – Brutalism

Subtlety doesn’t really exist to a band like Idles. Brutalism, their debut album, opens the door before you’ve had time to answer, staggers into your house, a blood-smeared hand caressing your walls, a half-drunk crate of beer under one arm and a look that’s a cross between madness and euphoria.