CENOBITES: Self-titled: CD

Cenobites are the hook-wielding torture-demons from Clive Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart and the Hellraiser movies. “We have such sights to show you,” Pinhead, the leader of the Cenobites, promises in the classic line, offering an indescribable convergence of pleasure and pain. In a way, that’s what this band offers, too. Although I would say that the pain of listening to nineteen of their sloppy, angry hardcore songs far outweighs the pleasure that arrives when it’s over.

 –mp (reverbnation.com/cenobites)