Friday, January 30, 2015

Soul Glo - " "


Year: 2015
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Guilty of Being... Wait
2. New Humanism
3. Inextricable
4. Created in H.I.S. Image
5. Two Hits
6. Real Ass Life
7. Put Yr Head Down
8. Son Of A Gun
9. But Fucking Why?
10. Trigger Warning
11. Violence Against Black Women Goes Largely Unreported
12. The Movement Has No Head
13. Closer 2 Tha God

Debut full length from Philadelphia's Soul Glo. Featuring members of Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Stream:Shovelhead-The Crown And The Knife


Above is a stream of the new 7 inch from South Florida band Shovelhead, a band who play a crushing blend of metallic hardcore, death metal and just the right amount of thrash to create a sound that is truely menacing and an essential listen for fans of bands such as Black Breath, Nails and Xibalba. Preorders for the physical record will be coming in the future through Floodlight Records and you can keep on the lookout for that HERE

G.L.O.S.S.- Demo

Year: 2015
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. G.L.O.S.S. (We're From The Future)
2. Masculine Artifice
3. Outcast Stomp
4. Lined Lips And Spiked Bats
5. Targets Of Men
And if you like it, BUY IT! (Tapes on the way soon)

Best Punk demo of 2015 thus far, good luck topping it.

Left Astray- Demo

Year: 2015
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Martyr Complex
2. Sword Swallower

Brand new demo from Southern California's Left Astray. Slightly different band lineup from their last release, but still trucking forward with more rad tunes.

Human Bodies- No Life

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Oxblood
2. Covenant
3. Scapegoat
4. Harlot
5. Bellicose Throngs
6. Exhibitionist

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blood Pressure- Demo


Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. The Facts
2. Peace Sucks / Low Class
3. Screaming and Laughing
Killer demo out of Pittsburgh.

Spirits- S/T

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Break Out
2. Spinning Webs
3. What Separates Us
4. In My Way
5. Kill This Sound

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Betterment-Raise Your Spirit

2015

Tracklist:

1.Use Your Quija Board
2.Didn't Want To Cry
3.How I Thought It Would Be
4.Madeore & S. Rodriguez
5.Heart Stained Tangerine


Sarasota, Florida Emo 3 piece Betterment have returned with their latest EP "Raise Your Spirit" and it proves to be the band's best collection of songs to date. With excellent melodic guitarwork and vocals from multiple members that display excellent use of group vocals as well as the tired and true sing/scream dynamic, the band pulls heavily from 90's emo bands such as Braid and Mineral as well as newer more screamo influenced groups such as Algernon Cadwallader, Glocca Morra and Grown Ups. Overall, Raise Your Spirit is an excellent listen that comes highly recommended for fans of the aforementioned bands and the emo genre in general.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Graves- Fides Ad Nauseam

Year: 2015
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Hatred
2. Collapse
3. Flesh
4. Choke
5. Scorn
6. Vermin
7. Suffer
8. Skitliv (Skitsystem Cover)
9. A Nation Sleeps (Dropdead Cover)

Short and Sweet: Four Quick Reviews (Landbridge, Sport, Vyst, Vein)

Artist: Sport
Title: Bon Voyage
Available Format(s): 12" / DD
Label: Adagio830
Holy shit, a friend recently turned me onto these chaps from Lyon, France. Very well constructed emo / indie punk. We are in the midst of a "emo revival", or the tail-end of it and there is a lot of good stuff and a lot of bad stuff out there associated with the sub-genre. This band is doing it very well. Its tinging between like Revolution Summer styled punk/emo and more polished trailblazers not unlike Sunny Day Real Estate and Mineral. Very warm guitars and drum tones. A lot of noodling guitars and quiet, timed out interludes that reminds me of the days when emo bands were as obsessed with old jazz records as much as they were with making their record packaging look like a arts n' crafts workshop project. This is really good stuff and you keep finding new stuff in it with every listen.

Listen: https://sport.bandcamp.com

Artist: Landbridge
Title: Demo
Available Format(s): DD
Label: Self Released
Don't know too much about these guys except they listen to a lot of crust/hardcore and they are from Florida. Now, what I am about to say has been loosely used SO MUCH in explaining bands of this caliber but I stand by it. They really, truly understand that Tragedy style crust hardcore sound. I feel most bands fall short on trying to attempt this style for one main reason, for where they drive hard on crust biker d-beats they lack on the amount of melodic, triumphant guitar elements that made Tragedy famously stand apart from the rest of the run of the mill crust outfits at the time. This stuff is solid and they pack in so much for only being a three song demo. Well done orangeheads.

Listen: https://landbridgerocknroll.bandcamp.com/album/landbridge

Artist: Vyst
Title: Try Again. Fail Again
Available Format(s): 12" / DD
Label: Vendetta
This band had me sold within 30 second of the opening track. Mainly for the production quality. So warm, big sounding and yet so present, fucking great. Heavy handed "intellectual" sounding hardcore. I believe it has members of Glasses and Perth Express so immediately you know these are seasoned players. Its more of what you would expect from those individuals and I wouldn't expect anything less. This is an amazing record with amazing artwork to match.
Listen: https://vyst.bandcamp.com/album/try-again-fail-again-lp

Artist: Vein
Title: Demo
Available Format(s): DD
Label: Self Released
Now this is a demo I have been jamming for the past month non stop, at least once a day. Members of East Beast, but don't be fooled. This sounds nothing like their past projects. This is like a reinvention of Dillinger's "Calculating Infinity" era style tech hardcore but modernized and leaning more on the heavier elements. The downfalls of bands trying to pull of this style is that they lack the musicianship but these guys not only execute it, but they own it outright. This is up for free download. If this band sticks around long enough I see them doing big things in the near future.

Listen: https://veinband.bandcamp.com/

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lipschitz-Ever//Ready

2015

Tracklist:

1.Traits
2.Ok Ok
3.Bread And Circus//Goat Food
4.Ever//Ready


Lipschitz are a hardcore/punk band from Odessa, Florida. This new EP has been offered as a free/pay what you want release. It should also be noted that all proceeds generated from the bandcamp donations towards this release will be donated to an awesome cause, per the band's bandcamp page:

"ALL money paid towards this album digitally is going directly to http://hagarinternational.org/usa/ to help women and children in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Vietnam. We don't need your money for band stuff when other people need it more, if you buy this digitally we arent spending money other than recording but we do that for US and you but still, us, SO, donate if you'd like. Will send you proof that your money went to HAGAR and NOT us."

 Ever//Ready features 4 songs of dark and uniquely personal hardcore punk with no regard for current trends, and provides an emotional and cathartic listening experience that feels refreshingly honest, sincere and stripped down. The band will be heading out on tour in late January/early February, with dates you can check out below, and in addition, please contact the band HERE if you can help with filling any of the dates below . Highly recommended for fans of bands such as Ceremony, Dangers and Ruiner.




Saturday, January 17, 2015

Review: Xibalba - Tierra Y Libertad



Tierra Y Libertad, the 3rd LP from Pomona, California's Xibalba displays the band maturing and coming more into the forefront of the metal scene. For those expecting a continuation of the sound on Hasta La Muerte, the more hardcore/ beatdown sound has been for the most part pushed into the background as they have come to embrace a more death metal approach. I'm not saying the songs don't sound as hard hitting as they were on Hasta La Muerte, just each song is more structured and has a flow to it that makes it more compelling. The band has also gone through some member changes since their 2012 and it can be heard as the new songs demonstrate more technicality in the playing and in the newer elements in the songs as vocalist Nathan Rebolledo opens some songs like "Guerrilla" in a militant speech like delivery, which also follows through in parts of the title track. For an album that translates to "Land and Liberty" this album's sound and concept are well executed and while it doesn't have the feel of the "Aztec" vibe that was on Hasta La Muerte, this album is a monster of all it's own. The last two tracks the insanely heavy and slam ridden Si Dios Quiere and the somber closer El Vacio show the versatility that Xibalba now possess, moving away from songs that are strictly breakdown ridden and showing a new formula for their songwriting.

Bottom Line: Xibalba have evolved into a new beast, and while the breakdowns may not be as prominent in the songs, their placement makes them almost harder and some of their best. I will also say that many listeners will be surprised by how somber El Vacio is, as it might be one of the softest songs that Xibalba have written in their career but it still ties in nicely to the concept of the album.

Tierra Y Libertad is expected out on 1/27/15 via Southern Lord Records
Buy It Here

Review by: Brett H.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sons of Southern Darkness- S/T

Year: 2015
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Dreams Of Death
2. Pain Of Population
3. Trial By Combat
4. Throne Of Judgement
5. Breaking The Seals

Detest- Demo 2015

Year: 2015
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Human Error
2. Broken Will
3. Oathbreaker

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hash Bag-Demo

2015

Tracklist:

1.D.B.C.P.
2.No Relief
3.4000 Degrees
4.Military Issued
5.S.O.A.
6.Torture
7.War Is A Racket


Hash Bag are a brand new band out of Orlando, Florida who play a crushing blend of d-beat, hardcore and powerviolence. This killer demo is an excellent sign of things to come, as the band tears through 7 songs of excellently executed hardcore with just the right amount of crust/d-beat influence thrown in for good measure. Highly recommended for fans of older Ceremony, Cursed and Tear It Up.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wrists Grow Cold-Vanish Into Thin Air

2015

Tracklist:

1.Carving...
2.Heavy Heart
3.Piteous Fruition
4.Dysthymia
5.Vanish Into Thin Air


Wrists Grow Cold are a new band from South Florida who play crusty d-beat in the vein of bands such as Fall Of Efrafra, Tragedy, and From Ashes Rise. These 5 songs are both crushing and melodic in their own right, and are an excellent example of how great this genre can sound when done right. Highly recommended for fans of the aforementioned bands, and an extremely promising sign of things to come.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Annulment- Celestial Mother of the Handless Path

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Patron Saints of the Ivory Nothings
2. ...And He Has Left Us with an Aching Vastness
3. Said the Cardinal to the Apostate
4. By the Thrust End of Longinus
5. Metzger Puppet Profanation
6. Lilith of Fair Soil, Daughter of the Endless Arc
7. All the While, Pan Accounted for Every Stray Bone

Cassette version available through Blasphemour Records soon. FFO Kickback, Morning Again, and 108.

Constrict- Carved In Stone

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Not The Body
2. Void
3. Legacy
4. The Treason

FFO: Trial, Snapcase, and Strain.

Barren- Anachronism

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. A Sharp Line
2. Equal
3. Not Fading Away
4. Stashed In Steel
5. Bad Bargain
6. No Victim
7. With Every Single Step
8. Follow Through



Vegan Straight Edge from Germany. FFO Unbroken, Strife, and Chokehold.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Shadow Of Doubt- S/T

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. The System
2. Afterlife
3. Damnation
4. No Love
5. Telltale (Killing Time)

Features ex-members of Bitter End. FFO: Cro-Mags

Dress Code- Self Titled

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Dress Code
2. Hold It Together
3. I Disagree
4. 12
5. BSMS

Slow Bloom- Self Titled

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Teeth Marks
2. Heaven
3. Deep Space

Killer new band from Santa Rosa, California. Featuring members of State Faults.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Prayer Chain- When Your Head Falls


Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Too Sweet To Sing
2. Sewing
3. Larvae
4. When Your Head Falls

Self Destruct- Demo

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Intro
2. Swarm
3. Reapers Hood
4. Chained
5. Self Destruct

Monday, January 5, 2015

Stand Off- Demo

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Standoff
2. Let Me Be
3. Not The One
4. Forced Down

DCHC featuring members of Red Death, Pure Disgust and Public Suicide.

Convict- Demo

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. On The Attack
2. Cost Of Peace
3. New Breed
4. Outsider
5. Stomping Grounds


Debut demo from new California Hard Punk band Convict. 5 tracks of blistering raw hardcore punk influenced by Iron Cross and various Oi acts with moments of early NYHC and LA Punk such as X and The Gun Club sprinkled throughout.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mass Decay- Demo

Year: 2015
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. No More
2. Entitled
3. Swallowed Whole
4. Sick Reality
5. Lemmings

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Crime Desire- Your Power (Review + Free Download)

If Necros, Born Against, and Life’s Blood spawned a child, I feel that San Diego’s Crime Desire would be the perfect representation of that sound. Combining the USHC sound with elements of metal, fastcore, and some crust influences, their newest effort, “Your Power” is a nonstop barrage of 11 boot stomping anthems. The album’s title track and swan song (and the longest song on the album clocking in over 4 minutes) showcases Crime Desire’s efficiency in blending their influences with many of the riffs being more metal influenced and it was one of my favorites along with “Nothing Left”. For those who have been interested in the releases from labels such as Katorga Works, Grave Mistake and etc. then I would definitely not sleep on this release as it fits in great with any of those bands.

With the slow emergence of USHC influenced bands in California (see: Stoic Violence, Blazing Eye, etc.) Crime Desire stay away from the usual formula and to me it is what makes this album work so well. While the other bands rely on and take pride in the gritty nature of their sound and the use of feedback or other noise aspects, Crime Desire adds in their own personal ideas and tastes. This is not to say that it’s much different from the bands mentioned as the lyrical styling is still very much the class dichotomy of rich versus poor and other class/ working class struggles, just the delivery is different via the vocal style (reminiscent of Coke Bust or even Spazz/ Infest at times).

Bottom Line: This album rules and while if you’re looking for the next mosh band it won’t be for you, if you’re a fan of some fast paced hardcore punk, then this is for you. I also recommend catching them live as they put on one hell of a live set.
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Review by Brett H

Spiked Collar- Demo

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Intro / Spiked Collar
2. Mine Now
3. Junk
4. No
5. Rabid Watchdog

Malice At The Palace- Winter Demo

Year: 2014
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Manipulation
2. Force To Burn

A389 XI Anniversary Bash + Free Mixtape Announced

A389 Records have announced the full lineup for their 2015 anniversary bash and have released a free mixtape showcasing every band slated to play the bash. Fest itself will span across three days and will be taking place in extremely intimate settings. Snag your tickets fast as capacity per each show is EXTREMELY limited.

January 15th 2015 @ The Sidebar
STARKWEATHER
ILSA
PHARAOH
CASTLE FREAK
CONDEMN THE INFECTED
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January 16th 2015 @ The Sidebar
HAYMAKER
SEX PRISONER
FALSE LIGHT
WARXGAMES
AMPALLANG INFECTION
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January 17th 2015 @ Charm City Art Space (Matinee)
IN COLD BLOOD
MAGRUDERGRIND
LIKE RATS
OF FEATHER AND BONE
LIFELESS
IRON PRICE
Tickets ONLY available at the door
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January 17th 2015 @ Metro Gallery
WEEKEND NACHOS
FULL OF HELL
NOISEM
HOMEWRECKER
GENOCIDE PACT
For the time being, enjoy a 100% free mixtape from A389 Records showcasing the incredible bands playing their anniversary bash. The mixtape features brand new tracks from Ilsa and Genocide Pack.