Wednesday, September 25 2013
Oathbreaker's decision to exhibit more range on its sophomore album, Eros|Anteros, isn't a unique artistic statement in metallic hardcore. But it's one that many bands of its ilk ignore in favour of "stamping on a human face, forever".
Thursday, August 29 2013
All Pigs Must Die do what a hardcore band is supposed to do: fill you with fear, anxiety and the threat of impending violence.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
Night Birds prove that they’re among the best punk bands mining the circuit at the moment, and this record should open the group up to a new audience.
Sunday, June 30 2013
The remarkable quality of the sounds coming out of these disparate personalities is so cleanly divided that each song seems to benefit from the sonic quality of two entirely different lead singers as opposed to the reality of one, who is obviously possessed.
Monday, April 22 2013
There's abundant studded-belt and back-patch rhythmic chaos to be found on VHÖL, of both the 10-inch Mohawk and greasy mullet varieties.
Thursday, May 17 2012
Moss Icon and Jason Farrell still sizzle in the present tense, despite years of obscurity.
Monday, October 17 2011
An odd mix of hardcore and heavy metal stylistics with a pop sensibility, Late Love is at times a promising debut, but overall muddled.
Thursday, October 6 2011
Beat down riff-onomics 101.
Monday, October 3 2011
You're not going to find anything leaner or meaner in 2011 than the debut full-length release from Southern California's Retox.
Tuesday, August 23 2011
Guess which half of their name the members of hardcore goofballs Cerebral Ballzy more closely align themselves on their stellar debut?