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Monday, June 2 2014

Priests: Bodies and Control and Money and Power EP

The newest EP from these DC punks is heavy on rage and passion, but the notes they hit are all too familiar.


Wednesday, September 25 2013

Oathbreaker: Eros|Anteros

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: Nothing Violates This Nature

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: Born to Die in Suburbia

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 Black Dhalia Murder: Into the Everblack

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

VHÖL: VHÖL

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

Feeling ‘80s Spirit: Post-Hardcore Punk for the Plastic Generation

Moss Icon and Jason Farrell still sizzle in the present tense, despite years of obscurity.


Monday, October 17 2011

Wolves Like Us: Late Love

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

400 Blows: Sickness and Health

Beat down riff-onomics 101.


Monday, October 3 2011

Retox: Ugly Animals

You're not going to find anything leaner or meaner in 2011 than the debut full-length release from Southern California's Retox.


Cerebral Ballzy: Cerebral Ballzy (Capsule Reviews) [23.Aug.11]
Unearth: Darkness in the Light (Reviews) [4.Jul.11]
(hed) PE: Truth Rising (Capsule Reviews) [4.Jan.11]
The Fucking Wrath: Terra Fire (Capsule Reviews) [1.Dec.10]
Envy: Recitation (Reviews) [14.Nov.10]
Coliseum: House With a Curse (Reviews) [11.Jul.10]
Zomby: Where Were U in ‘92 (Reviews) [12.May.09]
Subhumans: Death Was Too Kind (Capsule Reviews) [3.Feb.09]
Bum Kon: Drunken Sex Sucks (Capsule Reviews) [7.Jul.08]
108: A New Beat From a Dead Heart (Capsule Reviews) [9.Sep.07]
Lil’ Kim: Hardcore (Reviews) [20.Feb.03]
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