Coffins + Noothgrush

Music, Punk and metal
Photograph: Courtesy Coffins Coffins

While a certain set of death metal fans fetishize finger-busting technicality, another is all about shaggy, stubbornly plodding groove. File Coffins among that latter company; fans of Asphyx, Autopsy, Obituary and other staunch death-metal primitivists will find lots to love in this long-running Japanese crew's chugging anthems, well documented on last year's comp album Perpetual Penance. Catch them here with Oakland doom fiends Noothgrush and Lycus.