Articles tagged hardcore

Fawn Spots: From Safer Place

Moments of calm within the hurricane rush of massed vocals and guitars, from a young York, England, punk trio.

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Sheer Terror: Standing Up for Falling Down

Hate Core is alive and well! Sheer Terror, New York hardcore hate-mongers, return with a new record, new line-up, and their same old abhorrence for, well… everything.

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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.

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25 Sep 2013 // 2:01 AM

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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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22 Apr 2013 // 10:04 PM

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.

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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.

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17 Oct 2011 // 8:58 PM

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.

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400 Blows: Sickness and Health

Beat down riff-onomics 101.

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3 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

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.

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Cerebral Ballzy: Cerebral Ballzy

Guess which half of their name the members of hardcore goofballs Cerebral Ballzy more closely align themselves on their stellar debut?

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Unearth: Darkness in the Light

The rest of modern metal would do well to heed this latest clinic by Unearth on the lost art of consistency.

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4 Jan 2011 // 8:56 PM

(hed) PE: Truth Rising

(hed) PE couldn't seem to decide on a style for four albums, so there's a little of everything on this album. The results are much less successful than the band probably hoped.

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1 Dec 2010 // 8:57 PM

The Fucking Wrath: Terra Fire

The stoner-metal-hardcore crossover scene is growing rapidly, and The Fucking Wrath is one band in the crowd worth watching very closely.

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14 Nov 2010 // 9:00 PM

Envy: Recitation

Who are Envy? Envy are Japanese post-hardcore. Are they Unwound? No. Are they At The Drive-In? No.

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Coliseum: House With a Curse

Is it hardcore? Is it stoner rock? Is it something else entirely? You won't figure it out by only listening to it once, that's for sure.

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Cancer Bats: Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones

This Canadian quartet plays punk with plenty of influence from Southern rock and hardcore. Their third album offers further proof that variety is the spice of life in heavy music.

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Return to Piano Island: The Blood Brothers, Revisited

Emerging from the West Coast punk scene in the late '90s, the Blood Brothers helped redefine hardcore before abandoning the genre in favor of a damaged brand of art pop all their own.

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