Monday, March 31, 2008

The Broderick - Illusion Over Despair (2008)

Another stellar band out of Australia. The Broderick seem to have a knack for combining elements from other really good hardcore bands and melding them into a style unique unto their own. Illusion Over Despair showcases their ability to combine talented songwriting, the capture of raw emotion and then turn it into a great record.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Turmoil - Strongarm - Parallax

Track listing:
1 - Illusion Over Despair
2 - Courage As A Prison
3 - Speaking With Stares
4 - Love... It's A Motherfucker, Eh?
5 - Guilty Feet Aint Got No Rhythm
6 - Letting People Down And Hold Them Back

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Trainwreck - Self Titled (2006)

Great debut from ex-EAVES and ENGRAVE members, which fits somewhere between both bands, but with a darker and heavier feel. Trainwreck jam pack every song with hate, angst and just plain old disgust. This is a great example on how to take several genres and blur them all together for something unique and fresh.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Trap Them - His Hero Is Gone - PG. 99

Track listing:
1 - The Charme Of Flickering Light
2 - Goodbye Bloodsuckers
3 - You Cant Fake The Funk
4 - Dust From Our Fingertips
5 - Gravity Shift
6 - Au Revoir Tristesse
7 - Like Weeds

Ghostlimb - Self Titled (2006)

Ridiculously pissed hardcore with elements of melody, thrash, and general poor disposition, ghostlimb compile all the rage a minute long song can handle with sprinklings of social critique and dissatisfied sarcasm. This 11-song record clocks in under 15 minutes and is riddled with succinct aesthetics of the fast, heavy, and tolerably informed.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: His Hero Is Gone - Graf Orlock - Catharsis

Track listing:
1 - The Custom Of The Sea
2 - Scimitar
3 - Seperation Perfected
4 - Complete Works
5 - Palimpesest
6 - Espionage
7 - Welstadt, Los Angeles
8 - Six
9 - Shore Leave
10 - Index
11 - Seperated At Birth

Eaves - Hoehenangst (2004)

Finally!! After a lot of live appearances, touring all around Europe and two amazing split records with two other great Hardcore Bands from Germany, this is the latest release of this fresh and incredible German Hardcore Band. Expect a fast and brilliant emotional driving guitar sound with some hard hitting mosh elements and really pissed off angry vocals. This record is full off epic choruses, melodic hooks and passion.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: PG. 99 - Off Minor - Joshua Fit For Battle

Track listing:
1 - Nachts
2 - Hohenangst
3 - 2 Liter Salzwasser
4 - Glanzparade
5 - Gestern 1st Nicht Morgen
6 - Momentaufnahme
7 - Versatzstuck
8 - Problemkind Auf Der Piste
9 - Blockwart

Monday, March 24, 2008

Origin - Antithesis (2008)

Faster, heavier, and decidedly more advanced than anyone could have ever envisioned metal becoming, Antithesis is a modern day death metal classic, which proves Origin stand head and shoulders above their peers.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Suffocation - Hate Eternal - Decrepit Birth

Track listing:
1 - The Aftermath
2 - Algorithm
3 - Consuming Misery
4 - Wrath Of Vishnu
5 - Finite
6 - The Appalling
7 - Void
8 - Ubiquitous
9 - The Beyond Within
10 - Antithesis

Soilent Green - Inevitable Collapse In The Presence Of Conviction (2008)

New Orleans underground rock kings SOILENT GREEN deliver Inevitable Collapse In The Presence Of Conviction, their long-awaited new full length album. Returning with a vengeance, SOILENT GREEN has channeled the unexpected hardships they have faced over the past few years and thrown it all together on their Metal Blade Records Debut.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: High On Fire - Goatwhore - Eyehategod

1 - Mental Acupuncture
2 - Blessed In The Arms Of Servitude
3 - In The Same Breath
4 - Antioxidant
5 - Lovesick
6 - Rock Paper Scissors
7 - Superstition Aimed At One's Skull
8 - For Lack Of Perfect Words
9 - When All Roads Lead To Rome
10 - All This Good Intention Wasted In The Wake Of Apathy
11 - A Pale Horse And The Story Of The End

Thursday, March 20, 2008

No Way Out - Contempt (2008)

Lately there have been a ton of great new bands out of Australlia releasing really good records. Well No Way Out follow suit. Contempt is a great 7 song debut for a young band looking to put a dent in the Hardcore world. They draw from many influences but manage to keep things fresh and original.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Turmoil - With Honor - Reign Sumpreme

Track listing:
1 - Intro
2 - Hero
3 - Bangerang
4 - Contempt
5 - 6:05
6 - Make A Move
7 - Bones

Duck Duck Goose - Noise, Noise And More Noise (2007)

Duck Duck Goose was formed around the beginning of 06. It started off as being a complete joke and a way to blow time. But as im sure you can guess they found them selves knee deep and in love with what they were putting together. Drastic tempo shifts and time signature changes mixed in a nicely boiled broth of various styles of music. The boys strive on writing music that will be fun to them and for everyone else.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Burnt By The Sun - Thirty Called Arson - The End Of The Universe

Track listing:
1 - Brother John's Revenge
2 - Red, I Don't Have Time For This
3 - Stow At The Bar
4 - Wonderful Wizard Of LSD
5 - Boy Oh Boy, I Aint No Wiz Kid
6 - Sgt. Slaughter

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lords - The House That Lords Built (2004)

From the rotten underbelly of Louisville, Kentucky, LORDS has risen. The blasphemous sound erupts from a frenzy of Gibson guitars, Marshall amps, and thunderous pawnshop liberated drums, piloted by four scruffy miscreants. Their songs barely last a minute and a half - rather than getting right to the point LORDS runs circles around it.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Hour Of The Wolf - Coliseum - Doomriders

Track listing:
1 - Intro
2 - The Great White Light
3 - Mouth To Mouth
4 - Dead End Idea
5 - A Charge To Keep
6 - Intro II
7 - Headache Heartattack
8 - Hell Hath No Fury Like Desperation
9 - Sermon On The Mount
10 - Outro

Violent Minds - We Are Nothing (2007)

Hot on the heels of the release of "Eyes Of Death," "We Are Nothing" is another representation of this band's raw, dirty street punk-influenced hardcore played with the same speed and ferocity as old bands like Lifes Blood or even the straightforward hardcore thrash of Poison Idea. CD version includes the "Just Kicked In" 7" as bonus tracks.

Statuts: Active
Rock if you like: Discharge - DS-13 - Ceremony

Track listing:
1 - Total Control
2 - Smash Their World
3 - We Are Nothing
4 - Left Behind
5 - D.D. Stole My Brain
6 - Scared Of Life
7 - Deceiver
8 - Come Turn Me On
9 - No Heart
10 - Another Day
11 - Gone For Good
12 - Just Kicked In

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Defloration - The Bone Collector (2007)

Defloration is another great addition to brutal death metal. The Bone Collection is Groove oriented and brutal. Download and Rip your skull off your body.

Status : Active
Rock If You Like: Cannibal Corpse - Drawn and Quartered - Gorefest

1. The last Breath
2. Eternal dying
3. The Bone Collection I - The Quest for Bone Idol
4. Burn this World
5. False Haven
6. The war within
7. Raise the Hell
8. Frozen
9. I Pontifex
10. The Bone Collection II - Crushed Bones and empty Bodies
*originally posted by nightflesh*

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Mithras - Behind the Shadows Lie Madness (2007)

This will be my last post in a long time (about 7 months) so I'm posting 2 cds to make up for the lost time. I will be back on here again and will have more music posted for the masses. Enjoy and see you when I get back.

The first is Mithras from the United Kingdom. Behind the Shadows Lie Madness is great Brutal Death Metal, a new aspect to what Morbid Angel has created for this gerne.

Status : Active
Rock If You Like: Morbid Angel - Immolation - Diabolic

1. The Journey And The Forsaken
2. To Fall From The Heavens
3. Under The Three Spheres
4. Into Black Holes Of Oblivion
5. When The Light Fades Away
6. Behind The Shadows
7. Awaken Man And Stone
8. The Twisted Tower
9. To Where The Sun Never Leaves
10. The Beacon Beckons
11. Thrown Upon The Waves
12. Into The Unknown

Portal - Outre (2007)

After so many years of listening to extreme metal, it is a rare pleasure to hear something genuinely unsettling, just as Suffocation redefined brutality with Pierced From Within and Mayhem paralysed the listener with the pure malevolence of De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas back in the day. The latter pushed black metal in more bizarre and abstract directions earlier this year with Ordo ab Chao, and Portal seems to be doing something similar with Outre, their second full-length album.

Status : Active
Rock If You Like: Immolation - Incantation - Morbid Angel

Track Listing:
1 - Moil
2 - Abysmill
3 - Heirships
4 - Omnipotent Crawling Chaos
5 - Black Houses
6 - Outre
7 - 13 Globes
8 - Sourlows

Street Dogs - Fading American Dream (2006)

In a day and age where style has taken priority over substance, honest albums from honest bands tend to be few and far between. Luckily, there's still a few out there, and the Street Dogs continue to give hope that punk and rock can blend harmoniously and shine through the shitstorm of modern rock and faceless punk.

Stats: Active
Rock If You Like: Dropkick Murphys - The Pogues - Angelic Upstarts

1 - Common People
2 - Not Without A Purpose
3 - Fatty
4 - Decency Police
5 - There Is Power In A Union
6 - Tobes Got A Drinking Problem
7 - Shards Of Life
8 - Sell Your Lies
9 - Rights To Your Soul
10 - Hard Luck Kid
11 - Fading American Dream
12 - Final Transmission
13 - Katie Bar The Door

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Nostromo - Ecce Lex (2003)

Switzerland's Nostromo dish up some non-stop, relentless grindcore in this 2003 release, Ecce Lex. Mix in equal parts grind riffing, breakdowns and high pitched screeching, and you get this volatile mix of churning music. Not for the faint of heart, that's for sure.

Status: Inactive
Rock it if you like: Nasum - Meshuggah - Vulgar Pigeons

Track listing:
1 - Rude Awakening
2 - What's Up With Your Cryo Tubes
3 - Stillborn Prophet
4 - End's Eve
5 - Lab Of Their Will
6 - Sunset Motel
7 - Pull The Pin
8 - Seeking An Exit
9 - Ecce Lex
10 - Feed The Living
11 - Turned Bleck
12 - Unwilling And Slow

Bars - Introducing (2004)

Bars steps up to the plate with a non-stop, stripped-down, sonic onslaught. The debut is laden with a pissed-off rock n' roll swagger that is as pummeling as it is catchy. Regardless of perspective or expectations, Bars make rock n' roll, and make it explode. Formed in the summer of 2003, the Boston quintet pooled their influences and channeled them into a raw, focused outlet absent of gimmicks or facades.

Status: Active
Rock it if you like: The Hope Conspircacy - Hour Of The Wolf - Black Flag

Track listing:
1 - Bright Lights For Demise
2 - Like It Never Was
3 - You Are My Target Audience
4 - Up To My Neck
5 - Toecutter
6 - The Frequencies Are Fucked
7 - Type Face Love Letter
8 - I Was Asleep By Now
9 - Too Far Down
10 - This Is It

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Ritual - Wolves (2007)

Probably being one of the best German bands around right now, Ritual brings you eight new songs in the vein of Unbroken or The Hope Conspiracy. Just as on their debut LP "Precious Times" these kids play emotional hardcore that you won't find very often these days!

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Blacklisted - The Hope Conspiracy - The Suicide File

Track listing:
1 - The Dead In Disguise
2 - Stone And Glass
3 - If There's A Hell, We're All Going Down
4 - Wolves
5 - The Escape
6 - Actress, Little Actress
7 - One Foot In The Grave
8 - Anchor

Blacklisted - Heavier Than Heavy, Lonelier Than God (2008)

Whether it's with their infectious hardcore urgency, or uniquely powerful lyrics, the true grit of Blacklisted will move you. They carry a soul and energy unlike any other hardcore band. Picking up the torch that contemporary legends AN/GUTG once proudly carried. Merging a violence, honesty, and emotional outpouring into one untamable and inspiring hardcore animal.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: American Nightmare - By The Grace Of God - The Hope Conspiracy

Track listing:
1 - Stations
2 - Tough Test
3 - I Am Weighing Me Down
4 - Always
5 - Memory Layne
6 - Circuit Breaker
7 - Matrimony
8 - Self Explosive
9 - Burning Monk
10 - Cannonized
11 - Wish

Palehorse - Secrets Within Secrets (2005)

Palehorse has been the leading voice for the past 2 years against the post-911 society we live in. With their explosive debut EP “Secrets Within Secrets,” Palehorse offer genuine crossover appeal of traditional late ‘80s NYHC fused with todays modern trends (Hatebreed, Integrity, etc). “Secrets Within Secrets,” reminds us that when we stop looking and begin to see, we become aware.

Status: Active
Rock it if you like: Ringworm - Living Hell - Shipwreck AD

Track listing:
1 - Intro
2 - Mayday
3 - Broken Cross
4 - The Deed
5 - Worse Than Death

Meleeh - Heartland (2007)

Meleeh comes from Gävle in Sweden and shares the same driving energy as Children Of Fall. This is damn good music with alot of different dynamics in it, good sociopolitical lyrics too!

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Eden Maine - Beecher - The Bled

Track listing:
1 - Angstridden
2 - Malign
3 - Where Demons Hunt
4 - The Doom
5 - Vittra
6 - Love Is Dead
7 - Clathea
8 - Black Blizzard

Shogun - What Sin Has Twisted (2002)

One of the sickest albums ever to be released on Goodfellow Records. Brutal metal with dual Iron Maiden-esque riffing and HEARTWORK-era Carcass vocals. Fucking godly.
- Relapse Records

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Acacia - Skycamefalling - Heaven Shall Burn

Track listing:
1 - Missionary Impulse
2 - On The Stake
3 - King For A Day
4 - The Pull

Derail - Picturesque (1999)

Derail are a 4 piece rock outfit out of middle-of-nowhere Iowa. Picturesque is their only recording to date and showcases how great their song writing ability really was. They do a great job of mixing melody and emotion and maintaining an honest feeling to their music.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Piebald - Hot Rod Circuit - Garrison

Track listing:
1 - Complex Complex
2 - Red Sky Charlie
3 - South Dakota
4 - Prelude
5 - Shifty Eyes
6 - Cubic Ziirconia
7 - Tall Ships Parade
8- Puzzle Pieces
9 - Reception

Grimlock - Songs Of Self (1997)

Songs Of Self is the crushing debut from one of Bostons angriest bands of all time. Grimlick play a brand of hardcore that is straight to the point, heavy and mean as fuck. If this doesn't make you want to kick puppies and drowned your Ex then there is something wrong with you. Not for the faint of heart.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Disembodied - 100 Demons - Martyr AD

Track listing:
1 - My Sins
2 - Cry Of The Dead
3 - Eye Of The World
4 - Processed
5 - Life (after silence)
6 - 24

Quincy Punx - We're Not Punks... But We Play Them On TV (1993)

We're Not Punks... is the debut cd from this Minneapolis based street punk band. They play a style of punk that GG himself would probably listen to. Loud, Fast, Drunk and Funny. 23 songs to start a riot with or sit in your bedroom and drink yourself into a coma.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Blanks 77 - The Pist - Aus Rotten

Track listing:
1 - Nuke Seattle
2 - Don't Talk To Me
3 - Kamikaze
4 - Mutants
5 - Gun Control
6 - Under My Wheels
7 - Splatter Punk
8 - Stupid People
9 - No Brain No Pain
10 - Jerry Lewis
11 - I Don't Care
12 - Blowin' Chunks
13 - I Hate Everyone
14 - Fuck You
15 - Pain
16 - 5 State Killing Spree
17 - Eat A Bowl Of Fuck
18 - Crack Lab
19 - High Impact Camping
20 - Tina
21 - Young And Dumb
22 - I Hate Coffee
23 - Safety Pins