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IDLES Have Some Words for Fans and Critics on 'Ultra Mono'

On their new album, Ultra Mono, IDLES tackle both the troubling world around them and the dissenters that want to bring them down.

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PUP's 'Morbid Stuff' Revels in the Cynicism and Self-Doubt of Modern Living

Morbid Stuff is the sound of Vancouver-based band PUP forging rousing, anthemic punk from the most jagged rocks mined from the depths of frontman Stefan Babcock's psyche.

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Fucked Up Holds on to a Never Let Die Attitude on 'Dose Your Dreams'

Fucked Up's Dose Your Dreams compensates for its conceptual emptiness with a sound that blasts on all fronts.

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Are Vein Hardcore's Next Big Thing?

Vein's feverish spirit on record is, without question, their unique selling point.

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Split Cranium Up the Experimentalism and Atmosphere on 'I'm the Devil and I'm OK'

For their sophomore record, crust band Split Cranium inject a layer of experimentalism into their punk attitude to further elevate their sound.

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Baptists Keep Their Crust-infused Hardcore Perspective on 'Beacon of Faith'

Carrying down on their path of destruction, Baptists return with a record that extends their sonic palette, making Beacon of Faith their most complete work yet.

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Danish Punk Band Iceage Up the Ante on 'Beyondless'

On Beyondless, Iceage feels as if they've arrived and the stage is all theirs.

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Hardcore Punks and Their Shenanigans in the Outhouse

No security, no sanitation, no backstage services (no backstage), this small, cramped, decrepit shack at the end of a dirt road in Lawrence, Kansas was an essential stopover for the offbeat underground music scene.

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Converge: The Dusk in Us

Having acquired an abundance of experience and wisdom through their 30-year existence, post-hardcore legends Converge return with their ninth album in The Dusk in Us, crafting a record that balances between youthful angst and calmed maturity.

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Angry Again: An Interview with the Bronx

From mariachi side projects to questioning whether or not to sell out on a regular basis, the fascinating contradictions that make up the Bronx's aesthetic are as compelling as their music is headbanging.

Ted Pillow
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GWAR: The Blood of Gods

Is there a place for GWAR in the musical landscape of 2017?

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Defeater: Abandoned

Continuing their narrative of a family caught in the throes of poverty and violence after World War II, Defeater scripts a plot twist with their most pummeling album to date.

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Fucked Up: Year of the Hare

Can a 23-minute long track with acoustic interludes be the best punk song of the decade?

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Refused: Freedom

On their first studio album in 16 years legendary Swedish hardcore band don’t lose a step in their mission to hybridize punk with anything they can.

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Counterbalance: Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade

Something I learned today: Black and white is always grey. And this week's Counterbalance takes a look at a 1984 turning point in punk. Turn on the news for the 219th most acclaimed album of all time.

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Ratos de Porão : Século Sinistro

Brazilian thrash veterans Ratos de Porão's first offering in eight years is certainly nothing worth dancing over.

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Bad Religion: True North

Sixteen albums and 30-plus years in, these SoCal punk legends show no sign of slowing down or burning out. And we should be thankful because the world still needs Bad Religion.

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War on Women Begins the Righteous Fight!

By mixing darker shades of old school and modern hardcore with incisive feminist diatribes, War on Women produces a walloping torpedo of truth.

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Keeping Faith in Fury: The Remastered Tracks of HarDCore Legends the Faith

Replete with the murky, layered, and twin-powered hypnotic guitar crunch of Michael Hampton and Eddie Janney, the Faith's remastered Subject to Change tracks amount to high-marks in East Coast underground music history.

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Hüsker Dü: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock

What the world really needs is a straight-up account of one of the most important rock groups of all time, Hüsker Dü. Now we have it in the form of music scribe Andrew Earles.

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Harold Bloom and Hardcore

Hardcore punk has sought to reject inevitable impact of influence, regarding it as sellout conformity. But anxiety over influence conforms with a longstanding poetic tradition of rejecting artistic heritage.

Kenneth Smallwood

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