I remember the first time I listened to ‘Dallas Belt’, the track that introduced me to the sound of Chat Pile, a band with a funny name and a brutal death metal logo. I played it again just for the drums alone. I Became immediately floored and thought this is the best noise this side of Jesus Lizard. This was at the start of the pandemic around March 2020. Much has happened for the band since, a few more EP’s and a competent debut last year. Been a fan since. Another highly addictive band is NYC’s Couch Slut, whom I have been tracking for a while now and are ready to explode.