Articles tagged hardcore punk

No Use for a Name: Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers

No Use for a Name's posthumous covers collection is fun but slight. And because the focus is on non-album tracks, it's missing the band's best covers.

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21 Sep 2017 // 2:20 AM

Metz: Strange Peace

On the band's third album, there is a constant search for a frequency that is thrilling and a commitment to it.

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11 Sep 2017 // 2:15 AM

Neurosis: The Word As Law

Out of print since the 1990s, The Word As Law show the evolution of Neurosis from straightforward hardcore to a more thoughtful, but nonetheless aggressive, outfit.

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10 Aug 2017 // 7:30 AM

Dead Cross: Dead Cross

Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo collaborate with Michael Crain and Justin Pearson of Retox in bringing a volatile, short-tempered work of hardcore punk savagery.

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Silverstein: Dead Reflection

Dead Reflection shows the band’s development in a subtle manner, carrying tropes and images with crowd-pleasing lines rather than intense guitar riffs.

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Melvins: A Walk With Love and Death

This double album from the legendary troublemakers tests and teases, but it also rewards

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Wolfbrigade: Run With the Hunted

Run With the Hunted is pure thunderous metal-influenced hardcore. It should reward fans of the style as well as enlarge the band's presence and legacy.

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23 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now

Pissed Jeans rage against the everyday on cynical and caustic punk return.

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8 Nov 2016 // 3:15 AM

Slaves: Take Control

The English punk duo's bark lacks bite on this sophomore effort.

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1 Nov 2016 // 2:20 AM

NOFX: First Ditch Effort

What initially sounds like a scattered album ends up feeling more like a revue of NOFX's 30-year career. For better and for worse.

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Okkultokrati: Raspberry Dawn

Oslo-based unit takes us down to the dungeon where the jams are dank and the torture is pretty.

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Slaves - “Consume Or Be Consumed” ft. Mike D (Singles Going Steady)

Hot tracks about consumerism are wicked cool.

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19 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

Oathbreaker: Rheia

Oathbreaker's third album is wonderful in terms of contrasting black metal fury with quieter moments, but the songwriting lags behind the atmosphere.

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18 Oct 2016 // 10:00 AM

Mike Watt - “Big Train” (audio) (premiere)

Legendary punk rocker Mike Watt returns with a crackling new live album, "ring spiel" tour '95, in November.

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Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band - “Luvin’” (video) (premiere)

Brant Bjork's latest, Tao of the Devil is a more focused, more song-oriented approach than its predecessor, Black Flower Power. It's a record equal to the man's reputation and "Luvin'" is proof positive.

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‘Animal Rights’: Moby’s Attempt to Agitate Everyone Who Refused to Listen

Moby the artist -- and electronic music as a whole -- could not and would not be contained by fans' status-quo-worshipping conservatism.

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Descendents: Hypercaffium Spazzinate

The Descendents today sound a lot like the Descendents you've always known, but this album is hardly a self-conscious clinging to past success. Instead, it's the sound of four guys with a deep bond, making music on their own terms.

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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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