As purveyors of vitriolic, no-holds-barred post hardcore, New Jersey’s Old Wounds emerge as champions of the genre. Earlier this year, on September 16, they released their latest EP on Good Fight Music. It was produced by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Modern Life Is War).

New Noise recently caught up with Old Wounds drummer Brandon Gallagher to other no-holds-barred records that dropped this year.

Axis, Show Your Greed (Good Fight)
Failure, The Heart Is A Monster (INresidence)
Chelsea Wolfe, Abyss (Sargent House)
Joey BadA$$, B4.DA.$$ (Pro Era, Cinematic, Relentless, RED)
Better Off, Milk (Equal Vision)
Bitter End, Illusions of Dominance (Deathwish)
The Black Dahlia Murder, Abysmal (Metal Blade)
The Armed, Untitled (No Rest Until Ruin)
Dark Sermon, The Oracle (Good Fight)
Drug Church, Hit Your Head (No Sleep)


Tim Anderl is an American journalist from Dayton, Ohio, whose work has been published in Alternative Press, Strength Skateboarding Magazine, and Substream Music Press. He was previously the web editor of and is currently the editor of, a host of Sound Check Chat Podcast, and a contributing writer for New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Dayton City Paper.

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