Monday, April 21, 2008

Six Reasons To Kill - Another Horizon 2008

SIX REASONS TO KILL are here to prove why they are soon to be once again leading the pack of Europe's most elite hardcore and metal bands alongside current heavyweights such as Caliban, Deadsoil & Heaven Shall Burn. With numerous tours under their belts and having shared the stage with such top acts as Hatebreed, Testament, Agnostic Front, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Madball and Napalm Death, SIX REASONS TO KILL bring you their latest effort.

Status: Active
Rock If You Like: Heaven Shall Burn - Arkangel - Jane

Track listing:
1 - Intro
2 - Observer
3 - Another Horizon
4 - On This Battlefield
5 - Weak In Darkening
6 - Eyesore
7 - And Tomorrows Gone
8 - Bleeding Stereo
9 - Mass Grave Memorial
10 - Phoenix
11 - Ammunition
12 - Beside Nowhere
13 - The Hardest Revenge

Cavity - Laid Insignificant Reissue 2008

"The variety of grimness on Laid Insignificant makes it a less caustic (or at least more enjoyably caustic) listen than the numbingly downtrodden early records by sludge brothers Eyehategod and Melvins. Cavity’s best songs build tension with creative use of feedback and discordant picking and tempo changes, and always hit payoff when those mammoth doom riffs land. And vocalist Rene Barge possesses a huge range of throat-shredding techniques in his arsenal, adding to the band’s dynamic attack. So while Laid Insignificant’s brevity qualifies it as an EP, it’s got the breadth of a full album. Cavity’s long gone, but the Laid Insignificant reissue does a nice job of filling the hole."

Status: Inactive
Rock If You Like: Disembodied - Eyehategod - Rwake

Track listing:
1 - Laid Insignificant
2 - The Woods
3 - Fingers On The Spider
4 - Marginal Man
5 - I May Go
6 - Spine I
7 - Spine II
8 - A Bitter Cold Spell

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Doomriders - Black Thunder (2005)

Doomriders "Black Thunder", was recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou (Converge) @ Godcity Studios. Recorded primarily in a live setting, "Black Thunder" is a collection of thirteen unbridled songs filled with spontaneity and vigor. From the infectious hook of the title track, to the soul wrenching track "Voice of Fire", "Black Thunder" is as eclectic of an album as they come. Paying homage to their collective musical heroes, while boldly serving as a monster of an introduction to the independent music community.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Motorhead - Entombed - Lords

Track listing:
1 - Black Thunder
2 - The Long Walk
3 - Ride Or Die
4 - Deathbox
5 - Listen Up
6 - Midnight Eye
7 - Fuck This Shit
8 - Worthless
9 - The Chase
10 - Voice Of Fire
11 - Drag Them Down
12 - The Whipcrack
13 - Sirens

Martha Divine - What Doesn't Kill Us... Will Eventually Kill US (2006)

Glasgow Kentuckys sons of mischef Martha Divine self released their demo and did an outstanding job with it. Everything from the production quality to the artwork, this cd is top notch. Great Hardcore the way it was supposed to be played. Raw, fast and in your face.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Curl Up And Die - Coalesce - The Minor Times

Track listing:
1 - The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever Pulled Was Convincing The World He Didn't Exist
2 - The Black Tie Affair
3 - A Print On The Trigger
4 - Portrait Of A Ghost
5 - Marco Polo With Scissors
6 - Crimson
7 - The Living, The Dead, And Those Of Us In Between

Reveal - To Explore The Invention, To Create (1999)

This is the 2nd release from the Amsterdam mathcore legends, Reveal. To Explore... was the only record they put out that wasn't on Goodlife Records. By no means does that have an effect on the quality of the songwriting or production. Sorry this request took so long to fill, but please do enjoy.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Botch - Eleven Thirty-Four - Kiss It Goodbye

Track listing:
1 - Losing Interest In A War
2 - When Fear Starts Killing
3 - Untitled
4 - Upshot: Hand Me Down
5 - The Passion
6 - Faulty
7 - Too Obvious
8 - Gaping Breach
9 - Bonus Track
10 - Bonus Track

Left At Yale - Self Titled (1999)

Left At Yale were a short lived 4 piece that called, now defunct, Transit Records home. This Ep showcases their great songwriting, creavity and emotion and jams it all into 6 songs at right around 30 minutes. If you enjoyed the Derail CD posted in 2007 then you will surely enjoy this record.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Mineral - Texas Is The Reason - Favez

Track listing:
1 - Curtains
2 - It's Everything
3 - Fragile
4 - Steadfast
5 - The Color Turning
6 - Three Month Vacation

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Fight Amp - Hungry For Nothing (2008)

Hailing from New Jersey, Fight Amp channels a sound and presence that harkens the days of old and is reminiscent of the AMREP/dirty dingy side of extreme music. Fight Amp (previously known as Fight Amputation) have spent nearly three and a half years toiling over their sound, traveling the country, self-releasing records, booking their own massive tours, sweating in basements and sleeping in vans crafting what is now their highly refined and most focused effort to date.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Kylesa - Unsane - Eyehategod

Track listing:
1 - Dead Is Dead
2 - Late Bloomer
3 - What A Drag
4 - Samhain
5 - Lungs
6 - Bound And Gagged
7 - Get High And Fuck
8 - Dumb Luck

Monday, April 7, 2008

Blues - Death And Taxes (2007)

Five dudes in a broken-down van, one cross country trip to Louisville, and several days and nights in the studio with Lords’ Chris Owens later, and Blues’ debut ep ‘Death and Taxes’ is born. Throwing caution to the wind, Blues blast out five tracks of dirty southern metal with a rock fury that recalls Unbroken and Breather Resist.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Coliseum - Lords - Living Hell

Track listing:
1 - Third Times A Charm
2- Gargantuan Bumout
3 - On The Cusp Of Giving Up
4 - Pearls Before Swine
5 - Burn On A Battlefield

Grace Gale - Stronger Faster Science (2008)

The members of Grace Gale decided it was time to try something new. As a band, they have charted a course and set sail with one singular destination: a hardcore band with the partying sense of Motley Crue, and the wholesome likability of Ranger Rick. Whether it's doing lines of coffee in its powder form off blonde bombshells (or soccer moms depending on what time of day it is) or explaining the life cycle of the Northern Icelandic Tree Owls to 4th graders, Grace Gale will continue to rock until one of them is dumb enough to fall in love. But let's all hope we're too smart for that.
- interpunk

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Boys Night Out - Taking Back Sunday - Thursday

Track listing:
1 - Pack Mentality
2 - Kick Rocks
3 - Fairweather
4 - Don't Ask Don't Tell
5 - Brown Bottles
6 - I Hate You Tenessee
7 - La Matanza
8 - Bad 4 Good
9 - New Campaign
10 - The Clinic

Friday, April 4, 2008

New Lows - Demo (2007)

Its not very often that we here at the_hive come across a demo that is as compeling as the one we just got from New Lows. This 5 piece hailing out of New England play uncompromising and unrelenting hardcore. They do a magnificent job of blending gloom, hate and disgust into 2 minute songs. We can't wait to hear more!

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Cursed - Ringworm - Ceremony

Track listing:
1 - New Lows
2 - Lowest Depths
3 - Lucifer Crucified
4 - Loathe

Poser Disposer - Waiting To Inhale (2005)

Poser Disposer is a power trio coming to us out of Saskatoon Canada. They play a breed of grind that has elements of humor, politics and drugs. All members share vocal duties which gives their songs a lot of depth and keeps them from getting too redundant. This is an excellent debut for a band with tons of promise.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Nasum - Cannibas Corpse - Terrorizer

Track listing:
1 - Dis-gusting Bird Holocaust
2 - Cutlass!
3 - Better Than TV
4 - Seagulls
5 - Rollin And Controllin
6 - Drugs Win Drug War
7 - 27
8 - Diswasher
9 - Shitty Deal
10 - Kalabarashun
11 - Waiting To Inhale

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Testament - The Formation Of Damnation (2008)

It's's their first studio album in over 9 years. Download immediately!

Status: Active
Rock If You Like: Exodus - Kreator - Sodom

1 - For The Glory Of
2 - More Than Meets The Eye
3 - The Evil Has Landed
4 - Formation Of Damnation
5 - Dangers of The Faithless
6 - The Persecuted Won't Forget
7 - Henchman
8 - Killing Season
9 - Afterlife
10 - F.E.A.R.
11 - Leave Me Forever

Hate Eternal - Conquering The Throne (1999)

Conquering the Throne is the debut album by Hate Eternal. It was released on November 2 of 1999 on Wicked World Records, a subdivision of Earache Records.

Status - Active
Contact -
Rock If You Like - Morbid Angel - Ripping Corpse - Lost Soul

1 - Praise of the Almighty
2 - Dogma Condemned
3 - Catacombs
4 - Nailed To Obscurity
5 - By His Own Decree
6 - The Creed of Chaotic Divinity
7 - Dethroned
8 - Sacrilege of Hate
9 - Spiritual Holocaust
10 - Darkness By Oath
11 - Saturated In Dejection