Monday, January 30, 2012

Skarhead - Drugs, Music, Sex

Skarhead is a New York hardcore band who fused traditional hardcore with a wide array of influences. Most notably their hip hop influence which led to them coining the term thugcore. Like a lot of New York bands, they contained members of many of the bands that make up their scene especially because of the revolving door of members. To add to that, this EP features many guest spots from notable NYHC frontmen like Jimmy Williams of Max Pen, Toby H2O and Lou Di Bella of Subzero. I feel like a lot of people are turned off by this band because they try to add humor to the music and change things up in a weird way. If you feel that way, give this EP a chance. It's more or less straight forward hardcore but still manages to be creative if that makes sense. Also, I believe the NYHC riffmaster Mike Dijan played on this record. What more could you ask for?

For fans of: Crown of Thornz, Maximum Penalty, Outburst

1. City of Sleaze
2. Game Over
3. Hardcore
4. Punk Rock Fantasy
5. Scarred Love
6. Skarhead


Friday, January 13, 2012


Making time for this on my next day off!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Eighteen Visions - Lifeless

A lot of people hate this band based on their appearance and the way they decided to go with their sounded but I can honestly say I like every record they have put out. This record came out in the 90's and has a completely different sound than most of their material. It came out on the notable 90's record label, Life Sentence Records.

For fans of: Disembodied, Die My Will

1. Of Pain
2. Mental Repression
3. Patricide
4. Life's Blood
5. Slipping Through The Hands of God
6. Sacreligious Murder


Monday, June 13, 2011

Threadbare - Self-titled 7"

This is the first release from the 90's hardcore band, Threadbare. They were from Minneapolis and although, weren't very influential, they had a large cult following. These songs mix the creativity and style of bands like 108, Burn and Dismay to make slower but extremely catchy and emotional hardcore. I would say that you can really feel the emotion coming from these songs and I love that. I definitely said something about posting their material, months (maybe even a year) ago so here it is! They released two albums after this before calling it quits.

For fans of: 108, Burn, Harvest, Mean Season

2. Hoover


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Covered In Blood: A Tribute To Slayer

This is a tribute album compiled of Slayer covers by hardcore bands. It's "Reign In Blood" covered front to back. They're mostly bands relevant to the late 90's/ Early 2000's. The Arma Angelus cover of "Piece By Piece" is a minute longer than the original and you can barely tell that it's a cover but it's still sounds good haha. Definitely my favorite compilation of Slayer covers especially Sworn Vengeance's, Most Precious Blood's, Punishment's covers.

1. How It Ends - Angel Of Death
2. Arma Angelus - Piece By Piece
3. Most Precious Blood - Necrophobic
4. Unsilent Reign - Altar Of Sacrifice
5. Sworn Vengeance - Jesus Saves
6. Over and Over - Criminally Insane
7. Crowd Deterrent - Reborn
8. Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza - Epidemic
9. Left With Nothing - Postmortem
10. Punishment - Raining Blood


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Troubled Coast - Letters

This was recently submitted to the blog and I have to say that I'm actually a huge fan of this. Troubled Coast are a newer band from California making what I would say is modern post-hardcore with touches of true screamo and post-rock thrown in. They use a balanced mix of clean singing and shouted vocals to really convey emotion in their songs. Some of the songs definitely have a Mewithoutyou feel to them which I definitely liked. This record also contains guest vocals from James Phillips of Final Fight. I can tell from listening to this record that this band is full of talented musicians who know how to play their instruments well and that's definitely something that's lacking in modern music.

For fans of: Touche Amore, Mewithoutyou, Thrice, Alexisonfire, La Dispute

1. Amends
2. Wolf Republic
3. Breathing
4. Night Drives
5. It's Not Good For You
6. Drug Halo
7. Feigned Belief
8. XX/XY
9. Absent Father, Holy Ghost
10. Me And My Shadow
11. A Shallow Place
12. Love


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Train Of Thought - Bliss

Train of Thought was a 90's hardcore band  from New York. This record is definitely not talked about enough. These songs are great. It features members of Bulldoze and the majority of members of Agents of Man. I would say it's a safe blend of all the things I put in the FFO section of the post.

For fans of: E. Town Concrete, Bulldoze, Crown Of Thornz,
& District 9.

1. Self-inflicted
2. Bliss
3. Hourglass
4. Blind To The Fact
5. Scars (Left To Remain)
6. Upperhand
7. Hesitation