Werewolf - Demo 2013
Brazil hardcore with cool NYHC feeling. Essentially you can think of any of your favourite NYHC bands from the late 80's/early 90's and there's a good chance you'll find strong traces of them in the songs on this demo.
Don't forget the streets! DOWNLOAD | FACEBOOK
Maniac - Demo 2013
How can you hate on stripped down, in-your-face hardcore done right? Both the music and vocals impress on this one, and Fashionable Commie is truly a hit. For all you collector dudes, you can get it on tape here. DOWNLOAD | BANDCAMP
Piece Keeper - Demo
Another dope band from Baltimore bringing that pissed off, groove-ridden hardcore in full effect. This demo delivers some heavy-ass grooves, chugging riffs and strong vocals. Give it a try! DOWNLOAD | FACEBOOK
Lodges - Walking On Hands And Knees 12" is now available from Straight & Alert records.
LODGES started during summer 2013 in Paris, from the ashes of their previous band Donkey Punch. Their sound evolved to something heavier and darker than ever before, somewhere between Catharsis, Lewd Acts, Converge, Cursed or Trap Them. These guys are not rookies, as they already shared the stage with Celeste, Deafheaven, Trash Talk, Ceremony or Deal With It so they know how to make a crowd move. GET YOUR COPY HERE.
Bands include Bleak Reality, Friend Or Foe, Pure Disgust, Grim, Fatality, True Hearted, MyManMike, Frostbite, Killing Kings, Werewolf and more. As always, if you like any of these bands, I encourage you to dig more info about them, cop their album or show support in any other way! You can click at the song name below and jump around playlist. It wasn't easy to make it do it, so take advantage! You can also open it in a pop-up window for more convenience.
Live Fast Die Fast is NYHC in its purest form so if you respect bands that got that rawness and aggression this is for you. No bullshit hardcore made by couple of dudes who are in it for the right reasons. The band has dropped ‘Keep Your Fingers Crossed’ album earlier this year and I advise everyone to check it out. Check out the interview with Paul who does vocals for the band.
Selfish Hate – Today Tomorrow Forever (District 763 Records) - This is late-Throwdown/early-Bury Your Dead type of metallic hardcore that was so popular couple of years ago. Never been a great fan of this style, but I can appreciate when it’s done right. Even more than those above mentioned bands, Selfish Hate reminds me of their homies from Teamkiller or Never Face Defeat - the vocals are in the similar style and the song structures also combine faster hardcore parts with metallic breakdowns. Today Tomorrow Forever got some heat on it, but there are also tracks that I'm not really feelin' too much. The album started off pretty decent but began to get a bit too monotonous over the course of the following songs. It is neither brilliant or terrible, but a pretty middle of the road. I wasn't feeling a song or a chorus here or there, but all in all it’s not that bad for what they try to do with their music.
Life After Death - Scum of Society Forever
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The band actually put out this album in 2012, but although being much into their recent ep I never really had a chance to pay this one the attention it deserves. Turns out I was really missing out, cause this is first rate beatdown hardcore with tons of that sweet 90' sound. The vocals are sick, the songs are packed with hooks and twists, and the execution is flawless.
Take Offense is back on the scene with this highly anticipated album. This is a killer record that perfectly blends in-your-face hardcore with creative song writing and superb musicianship. The vocals go from hard to melodic and definitely are one of the highlights here. Through I feel their previous ep had more stand out tracks, this is still good listen from start to finish.
Paura / Clearview - Rage Through Integrity (Split)
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Clearview plays raging hardcore that sounds like combination of the best elements of Madball, Terror and One Life Crew. The tracks go from fast to groovy, but they all bang and there's a serious sense of purpose in each of them. Paura's side of the split is kind of heavier and slower, not as good as Clearview but still decent.