Articles tagged hardcore punk

The Melvins: Basses Loaded

With nutty titles, booming guitars, and an ex-Nirvana member playing the accordion, Basses Loaded is just business as usual for the Melvins, who continue to deliver.

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Venomous Concept: Kick Me Silly: VCIII

Grindy little supergroup bringing together members of Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, etc. gives the people what they want with 20 tracks of whack.

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Coliseum: Anxiety’s Kiss

This is hard rock music in 2015 at its most fun, relevant, and genre-crossing.

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Is ‘Gimme Indie Rock’ Another One of Those Essential Guidebooks?

At its best, Gimme Indie Rock shows enough joy to remind its readers why books like these are made in the first place.

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Pissed Jeans: Shallow (Reissue)

The 2005 debut by this Philadelphia noise-punk band sounds right at home in the fall of 2014.

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More Than Music: How Going Underground Kept Punk From “Breaking” in 1991

From pivotal, iconic venues in New York and California and the ubiquity of the house show, to the dramatic, intentional divorce from the highly lucrative hardcore/metal crossover scene, 1991 saw numerous DIY punk rock groups reinterpret a 14-year-old subculture with new and urgent relevance.

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Keeping Faith in Fury: The Remastered Tracks of HarDCore Legends the Faith

Replete with the murky, layered, and twin-powered hypnotic guitar crunch of Michael Hampton and Eddie Janney, the Faith's remastered Subject to Change tracks amount to high-marks in East Coast underground music history.

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Hüsker Dü: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock

What the world really needs is a straight-up account of one of the most important rock groups of all time. Now we have it in the form of music scribe Andrew Earles.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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