hardcore

Hardcore’s Gouge Away Grow on ‘Deep Sage’

Hardcore’s Gouge Away Grow on ‘Deep Sage’

Gouge Away’s Deep Sage delivers heavy hooks that recall 1990s alternative greats without losing that hardcore fury that put them on the map.

Pissed Jeans Laugh at the Absurdity of Life on ‘Half Divorced’

Pissed Jeans Laugh at the Absurdity of Life on ‘Half Divorced’

On their first album in seven years, Allentown, PA’s Pissed Jeans return with a short, savage, scathing and often hilarious takedown of the modern world.

Rid of Me’s ‘Access to the Lonely’ Is More Than Hardcore

Rid of Me’s ‘Access to the Lonely’ Is More Than Hardcore

Rid of Me’s Access to the Lonely is one of the essential hardcore records of the past few months, but it cannot be contained by one genre.

The 10 Best Punk and Hardcore Albums of 2023

The 10 Best Punk and Hardcore Albums of 2023

The best punk and hardcore artists fold and knead in other musical styles, diversifying and extending the possibilities of what these genres can sound like.

Code Orange’s ‘The Above’ Is 2023’s Most Ambitious Hardcore Album

Code Orange’s ‘The Above’ Is 2023’s Most Ambitious Hardcore Album

On The Above, Code Orange merge hardcore, metal, and every rock and electronic genre they can think of to make 2023’s most ambitious heavy album.

Songs of Innocence & Experience: Rise Against’s ‘Revolutions Per Minute’ at 20

Songs of Innocence & Experience: Rise Against’s ‘Revolutions Per Minute’ at 20

Rise Against’s masterpiece Revolutions Per Minute is a vital work about the loss of innocence in a fraught time and a call to arms to fight in a new one. 

Black Flag’s ‘Damaged’ and the Hardcore Hope of “Rise Above”

Black Flag’s ‘Damaged’ and the Hardcore Hope of “Rise Above”

Black Flag’s Damaged is a valuable document of the past as well as a prophetic testimony to the values of present and future hardcore punk music.

Fucked Up Are Just Fine on ‘One Day’

Fucked Up Are Just Fine on ‘One Day’

Fucked Up’s One Day possesses a brightness and sense of happiness that’s addictive and optimistic, even if the lyrics at times insinuate the opposite.

Botch’s Mathcore Masterpiece ‘We Are the Romans’ Remains Reflective of Millennial Groupthink

Botch’s Mathcore Masterpiece ‘We Are the Romans’ Remains Reflective of Millennial Groupthink

This reissue of a groundbreaking, out-of-print album, Botch’s We Are the Romans holds the emotions of its time, the musical incarnation of millennial anxiety.

Show Me the Body’s ‘Trouble the Water’ Is an Empowering Proclamation for Truth and Action

Show Me the Body’s ‘Trouble the Water’ Is an Empowering Proclamation for Truth and Action

Brooklyn-based hardcore band Show Me the Body strive to escape banality and preach for the sake of the outcasts on Trouble the Water.

Noise Rockers Chat Pile Mine the Depths of Human Misery (Without Being Miserable)

Noise Rockers Chat Pile Mine the Depths of Human Misery (Without Being Miserable)

Chat Pile’s full-length debut God’s Country is a grim yet thrilling soundtrack to American decline, drawing on heavy traditions from nu-metal to slasher films.

Cave In’s ‘Heavy Pendulum’ is Fellowship Manifested

Cave In’s ‘Heavy Pendulum’ is Fellowship Manifested

Heavy Pendulum feels like a naturally collaborative album between Cave In and Converge. It’s a deeply compelling batch of heavy rock songs.