Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Rampage is a hardcore band from Providence, RI. They released their records through Lockin Out and have a sound that corresponds with their labelmates. For those who don't know, this band sounds like a lot of early New York hardcore. They play shows from time to time but aren't entirely active.
For fans of: The Rival Mob, Early NYHC, Outburst
2. Best Enemy
3. Ox Must Plow
4. Goin Ape
6. Physical Therapy
7. Geekin' Out
10. Smart Too Slow
11. Lesser Men Would Crumble
12. Bitch Pleaza
Cavadas is an indie band from Connecticut. Composed of four guys who just love to play music and one just happens to be one of my closest friends. This band has an awesome, feel good vibe to them. Check it out.
For fans of: Minus The Bear, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, The Honorary Title
1. Face Value
2. Led Based Lightbulbs
4. Peter, I'm Flying
6. Six To Midnight
Monday, November 15, 2010
This is a demo from the Massachusetts band Free Spirit. Extremely short, straightedge hardcore that sounds very much like Straight Ahead. They just came out with a new record so I post this in hopes more people get into them and buy it.
For fans of: Straight Ahead, Early Agnostic Front, Urban Waste
1. Free Spirit Intro
2. Express Yourself
3. Stand As One
5. Be Yourself
I was going to post the order link but apparently they sold out so fuck it!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Two By Four was a hardcore band from Connecticut. Real heavy, practically Jersey style. More people should be into them, definitely an underated band. This discography contains their demo, split with Wartime Manner, and the AIN'TS TA BE FUCKED WITH EP. This is for my boy Stefan.
For fans of: Clubber Lang, 4 in Tha Chamber, Bulldoze, ETC.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
This is the demo that I've seen also referred to as a self-titled EP from the band in the last post. Like Bats, pop punk, Indiana, get sad.
For fans of: Jawbreaker, Alkaline Trio, None More Black
2. Fall Leaves
4. Double Or Nothing
Like Bats are a band from Indiana who play Jawbreaker style pop punk. I feel that they're one of the only current bands doing it right. This band is great lyrically and musically. It's pretty miserable though haha.
For fans of: Jawbreaker, Latterman, Lawrence Arms
1. Look On Bright Side
2. 3814 Wirth Road
3. Pop Tops
4. Chest Pains
Thursday, September 16, 2010
To view it, go here: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Joy-Division/700731
Handsome was a post hardcore/metal band formed by the members of Quicksand and Helmet. This is probably one of the most perfect post-hardcore albums and sadly their only release.
For fans of: Quicksand, Helmet, Shift
2. Ride Down
3. Going To Panic
4. Left Of Heaven
5. Thrown Away
6. Dim The Lights
7. Led Bellied
8. My Mind's Eye
10. Quiet Liar
11. Eden Complex
This is a demo recorded in 1991 by New York's Life Of Agony. This demo has a lot more of a hardcore influence than LOA's later releases and sounds a lot like Sheer Terror.
1. No Sympathy
2. Dying On The Inside
4. Those Who Hate Me
5. Break The Chains
7. In My Youth
8. Step Aside
A hip hop collabo between F. Sean Martin (Hatebreed, XO Skeletons, Cage) and Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw, Head Automatica). I'm sorry for the sketchy quality, they're net rips but worth listening to.
Kid Kilowatt was a post-hardcore band active from the years of 1996-1999. They were a "supergroup" containing the core members Cave In, Kurt Ballou of Converge and a member of Piebald at some point.
I was recently turned onto this by a friend and I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of later Cave In.
For fans of: Steve Brodsky, Cave In, Moment
1. The Scope
2. Red Carpet
3. Radio Pow For Now
4. Peeping Tomboy
5. Cadence For A Rainy Day
6. 7th Inning Song Formation
7. Bicylce Song
8. Rushing To Relax
9. Ted Nugent
10. Memorial Drive
11. Cadence For The Desert Sun
12. Glass Of Shattered Youth
13. Blue/Green Heart
14. Tug Of War
These are the Hatebreed tracks from the "East Coast Assault II Compilation". They're different mixes of songs off of "Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire". This file contains the songs "Prepare For War" and "Conceived Through An Act Of Violence". I prefer these to the Satifaction recordings, they are much more raw and just overall heavier if you could believe haha.
This is a collection of unrealeased, rare, and live songs by the New York band Quicksand. Quicksand was a defining band in the post-hardcore genre that contained members of Gorilla Biscuits, Burn, Beyond, and Bold just to name a few. They blended the sound of their pasts bands with a more metallic, groove and bass driven sound. There's a great cover of "How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths in this post along with a lot of my favorite Quicksand songs.
For fans of: Helmet, Orange 9mm, Iceburn
Monday, September 6, 2010
I'm going away from my comptuer for a week so I won't be posting for few days. I've added a lot within the past few days so take a look and maybe even try something new. I probably won't be writing long descriptions and such when I return because I feel like I rant about meaningless shit and it just makes me seem idiotic. TTFN.
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In this file I included a seven inch and two compilation songs (A Psychadelic Furs cover and a comp. exclusive song) by the emo band Mineral. Fall is coming soon and the music fits the season well so I felt the need to upload these songs. I'm not even a fan of the band they cover but the song is actually really good and the other three are just really filled with emotion and power. Check it out, get sad.
For fans of: Texas Is The Reason, The Promise Ring, Christie Front Drive
This release is a four song EP by the English metal band, Carcass. Over the years Carcass changed their style quite often and these songs are more mature death metal songs. There are three re-recorded songs along with one exclusive to this EP.
For fans of: Death, Left Hand Path era Entombed, death metal.
1. Tools Of The Trade
2. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
3. Pyosified (Still Rotten To The Core)
4. Hepatic Tissue Frementation II
This is the demo and first release from San Diego, California's World Of Pain. They are a newer hardcore band with a really heavy sound. The lyrics focus around the world being shit and being miserable and are accompanied by breakdowns that beatdown bands would use. This is my favorite demo of the last two years.
For fans of: Hatebreed, Shattered Realm, Heavy stuff
1. Buried In Sin
2. Curse Of Life
Friday, September 3, 2010
Drug Problem is a sludgey powerviolence band from New Zealand. I was interested by the name and the album delivers. It's ten songs of short, dark powerviolence. The songs tie in seamlessly with samples of people screaming and other various things. This record somewhat sounds like the soundtrack of a murder, I'm into it.
For fans of: Crossed Out, Infest, Noothgrush.
1. Sexually Transmitted Text Message
2. Cottage Cheese Facelift
3. Wearing Your Wife's Dressing Gown
4. Mermaid In Manhole
5. Fanny Fish Bag
6. If I Had Arms I'd Kill Myself
7. (Charlton Heston) A Man Of The Image
8. The Towering Wall
9. Where's Your Sister Tonight?
10. Your Dad's Cumming
This is a split release by Converge and Overcast (Members of Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage). I don't know much of it but it was released by Hearsay records without the bands' knowledge. The Overcast side isn't too exciting because it was before they were really metal and the vocals are just kind of bland. The Converge side is alright but it'll come as a surprise to Converge fans. It's old Converge songs with a deep, more familiar hardcore sounding voice over them and not Jake Bannon's signature scream. Included in the folder are some photos of the seven inch layout which have some interesting old hardcore stuff on it if you're interested.
Open Your Eyes
This song was only released with the LP version of You Fail Me. It sounds like a lot of the tracks off of the album but I figured a lot of people wouldn't know about it/didn't have it so here you go!
For fans of: Coalesece, Kylesa
1.Wolves At My Door
Requested by a friend. I like a song here and there but the only thing I really like is the graff logo.
For fans of: Biohazard, Bad Seed....
1. Deliver Us
2. Only Begotten Son
3. Day To Day
4. Turn Cold Ft. Alex Russin of Cold World
Moondog was formed by Walter Schreifels after the Gorilla Biscuits broke up. This is a demo of 5 awesome, well written songs. Moondog eventually became Quicksand. Gorilla Biscuits covered "Distance" on their more recent tours and sadly this was the only release by this band.
For fans of: Jawbreaker, Handsome, Quicksand but more hardcore
1. They Said We Were The Best
2. Are You Really Down?
3. Figured Out
Full length album from Florida's defunct Cavity. I've written three posts about them and I'm running out of things to say.
For fans of: Black Cobra, Grief, Being stoned.
1. Goin' Ann Arbor
2. Your Funeral, My Time
3. Shake 'Em On Down
4. Intro Number Two
5. Open Transom
6. One Last Broken
8. Inside My Spine
10. Burning My Eyes
This is a live seven inch from Florida's Cavity. If you haven't seen the other posts, they are a stoner/sludge metal. I'm usually not into live recordings but this is recorded extremely well and sounds great.
For fans of: Black Cobra, Acid Bath, Grief
2. Human Abjection
4. Shutdown (Annihilation Man)
Miami, Florida's Cavity were a stoner/sludge metal band that started in 1992. Cavity use the usual stoner/sludge metal formula but make it more interesting and probably retain more interest considering most songs are like one and a half to three minutes unlike most bands of the genre haha. This is my favorite release by one my favorite sludge metal bands so it's worth checking out if you're into this genre or want to get into it.
For fans of: Grief, eyehategod, Acid Bath
2. Set In Cinders
3. Taint and Abandon
4. Inside My Spine
7. Black Snake
8. Damaged IV
9. How Much Lost
10. Last Of The Final Goodbyes
11. ...Who Doesn't Even Know Yet?
Thursday, September 2, 2010
This is a split release from the metalcore bands Burn It Down and Racetraitor. Burn It Down were from Indiana and had a very heavy, technical style with introspective lyrics.Chicago's Racetraitor carried on the same style with lyrics about race, religion and world problems. Racetraitor members would also go on to form the notorious Fall Out Boy.
For fans of: Deadguy, Botch, Killtheslavemaster
Burn It Down
1. Success Is The Best Revenge
2. The Cowards Trance
3. Every Man's Got A Devil
1. Islands To Burn
2. Stolen Footsteps
3. Hope Kills Fear
Website (Burn It Down)
This album is a four song collaboration between Boris and Ian Astbury (Vocalist of The Cult). Astbury's vocals really give Boris a whole different sound but it seems dark and has an awesome feel to it at points. The track "Rain" on this album was originally written by The Cult but is reworked with Wata's vocals and it sounds birlliant. It's hard to categorize this record because the song styles vary throughout but if you're a fan of either artist, I recommend you give it a listen.
1. Teeth and Claws
2. We Are Witches
3. Rain (The Cult)
4. Magickal Child
Out now on Southern Lord
This release is a split between Japan's experimental rock band Boris and Florida's Torche. Each band has one song on each side of the split. The Torche song is a little sludgier than their other material and doesn't really pick up but the Boris side is amazing. Even though their side is 12 minutes long, it'll definitely keep you hooked if it's your kind of thing.
Bastard was a hardcore band from Japan. They released this record themselves in 1989. In my opinion, this record was pretty ahead of it's time. These guys knew how to play their instruments well and the whole EP is orchestrated pretty well. As most Japanese hardcore punk, there is slight influences of crust and D-beat.
For fans of: Discharge, Wolfbrigade, G.I.S.M.
1. Tragic Insane
2. Spend Your Life
3. Defective Chain
4. Moment Of Death
5. Cause Of
6. Slick Plot
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Nattefrost is from Sweden and fronts the black metal band Carpathian Forest. This album is all about worshipping the devil, deabauchery, destruction, sluts and being vulgar which makes it an awesome album. Even though it seems ridiculous, it's a pretty solid black metal release. This is my first metal related post but there will be many more in the future.
For fans of: Carpathian Forest, Bathory, First wave black metal.
1. Ancient Devil Worshipping
2. The Art Of Spiritual Purification
3. The Gate Of Nanna (Beherit cover)
4. Mass Destruction
5. Nattefrost Takes A Piss
6. Sanctum 666
7. Satanic Victory
8. Sluts Of Hell
9. Still Reaching For Hell
10. Universal Funeral
11. Whore (Filthy Whore)
Wisconsin's The Promise Ring was a big name in 90's emo. They disbanded in 2002 and went on to form the band Maritime. This album was a compilation of all their 7 inches and what seems to be their most powerful material from what I've heard.
For fans of: Braid, Maritime, Texas Is The Reason.
1. Watertown Plank
2. Mineral Point
3. A Picture Postcard
5. Scenes From Parisian Life
6. E. Texas Ave.
8. I Never Trusted The Russians
Owen is Mike Kinsella of the Kinsella brothers fame (Cap N' Jazz, Joan of Arc, American Football, Owls, blahblahblah). This is his solo project. It's got the same feel as his past projects but a little calmer and more constructed. This is a good album to just relax to. Even though the lyrical content is somewhat saddening at times, it remains upbeat and pretty energetic.
For fans of: Elliot Smith, American Football.
1. Who Found Who's Hair In Who's Bed
2. Note To Self:
3. Playing Possum For A Peek
4. That Tattoo Isn't Funny Anymore
5. Put Your Hands On Me, My Love
6. She's A Thief
7. Bed Abuse
8. Lights Out
Mineral was an original emo band that lasted from 1994 - 1998 from Houston, Texas. This seven inch was their first release and my favorite two songs ever recorded by them. This is real emotional and probably best for times when you're really bummed out.
For fans of: Sunny Day Real Estate, Sense Field, 90's emo, being upset often.
2. Parking Lot
Shipwreck A.D. is a hardcore band from Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. Most people know who they are but I wanted to post the demo to show where this band started from. This demo is Shipwreck's usual heaviness with a little less creativity haha. Only one of these songs was re-recorded and it even has a cover of the Saved By The Bell theme song (Wild, right?).
For fans of: "Humanity Is The Devil" Era Integrity, Guns Up, Shit like that.
Wiz Khalifa is a young rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (See the connection?). This is the first single off of his new album "Black & Yellow". Wiz is probably my favorite rapper out right now so I'm pretty excited on this new shit. Check it out.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Clubber Lang was a hardcore band from New Jersey. They had a more beatdown-ish Jersey style sound accompanied by lyrics about being hard. This band was never too huge but they have played the last two years of This Is Hardcore and are starting to become more recognized in the modern day. In this post I'm including the Varsity Violence EP, their demo and track exclusive to a comp.
For fans of: NJ Bloodline, Shattered Realm, Repercussion
1. Varsity Violence
2. Execution Style
3. Dead Weight
5. Fear Of Dying
1. Execution Style
3. Behind The Mask
Varsity Violence EP
Smash And Grab (Compilation Track)
Monday, August 30, 2010
Scourge is a group of sincere teenage dudes making hard music from Huntington, New York. Think Leeway and Hatebreed mixed with the contemporary style of Bad Seed. Be on the look out for these guys.
For fans of: Leeway, Cro-Mags, Integrity, Hardstyle
3. On Your Own
4. What It Takes
Eye For An Eye was a hardcore band from Boston, MA. This is a compilation of all of their releases plus a live set (Which is actually listenable). Eye For An Eye is often considered to be the Burn of Massachusetts and it's a pretty fair comparison. It took me forever to get a hold of this so I hope someone else finds it useful.
For fans of: Burn, Boston hardcore of the Early 90's, wild bass lines
1. Signs Of The Pride
2. Eye For An Eye
5. Omega Drone
6. Gimme Jimmy
8. What It Means
10. WMFO Intro (Live)
11. Cyclic (Live)
12. Soul In Mind (Live)
13. Ramming Speed (Live)
14. 100% Natural (Live)
15. Signs Of No Practice (Live)
16. In Your Face (7 Seconds) (Live)
17. Eyetro (Live)
18. Eye For An Eye (Live)
19. Face Reality (Live)
20. Unite Or Lose (The F.U.'s) (Live)
This is a compilation put together in 1999 of 5 Connecticut bands. You'll probably recognize Death Threat and 100 Demons who both have exclusive tracks on this compilation. Fear Tomorrow is what Follow Through became and what Living Hell used to be. I don't know much about Mans Ruin other than the vocalist is featured on the Death Threat track and you can check out Divided By Hate through one of my previous posts.
*Yet again, I'm sorry about the DBH track. This one is ripped in wav. while the other songs aren't.
1. Death Threat - Forgiveness
2. Divided By Hate - Embers
3. Fear Tomorrow - The Wretched
4. Mans Ruin - Better Off Dead
5. 100 Demons - Straight To Hell
Early Connecticut hardcore from Danbury. This band is full of riffs, Black Sabbath esque guitars and energy. They had a pretty progressive style and were pretty renowned throughout the state. This band is comparable to Fahrenheit 451, Burn and bands of the like.
For fans of: BIG RIFFS AND GROOVING!
1. Catch 22
4. Death Of A Planet
6. King For A Day
9. In Doubt
Divided by Hate was a hardcore/metalcore band from the 90' and did a few reunion shows in 2004 and 2005. DBH was from Fairfield, Connecticut. This is really heavy and that's all you need to know. This band was also featured on the Division Has Begun Compilation which featured a few big names in Connecticut Hardcore.
*I apologize for the poor sound quality on some of the tracks. I am really picky about those things but this is probably the only rip you will find.
For fans of: Early Cave In, Chokehold, Drowning Room
1. Sediments Of Shame
4. Concealed Extinction
5. Shatter The Silence
I was lurking around the internet like I do every night I can't sleep and I came across this collection of photographs. Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii conducted a survey of the Russian Empire between the years of 1909 and 1912 where he captured the daily lives of civilians and Russia's beautiful landscape. What makes these pictures significant is their color. Prokudin-Gorskii was able to capture a picture three times in three different colors to later combine them and form full color photographs.
For more information and photographs, follow this link: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html
For more information and photographs, follow this link: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html
Sorry Excuse is a newer straightedge band out of Missouri. (Apparently hardcore does exist in midwestern states?) These guys have an awesome older and aggressive sound. Some lyrical content includes bad friends and tha edge.
For fans of: Negative Approach, SSD, crushing sellouts
3. A Million Bucks
5. Eyes Wide Shut
6. Mounting Stress
7. Eye For An Eye
8. Grow Up
This tape was released by Painkiller in 2009. New Lows was a metallic hardcore band who have recently broken up. This tape was limited to 300 and contained 2 new songs (Intro/Born and Razed, Plague Grounds) , a re-recorded song (Compulsive Repulsive) and an awesome cover (Raise The Curtain by Jerry's Kids). I think the production quality really shows the heaviness and raw power of this band which makes it worth checking out.
For fans of: Mind Eraser, metal influenced hardcore
1. Intro/ Born and Razed
2. Plague Grounds
3. Compulsive Repulsive (It Never Ends)
4. Raise The Curtain (Jerry's Kids)
Experimental hardcore out of Connecticut. Another bunch of great guys doing something different. At times it sounds pretty stoned out and at others, groovy. From listening you'll be able to hear a lot of their listed influences blended extremely well. I'm expecting big thangz from this band so give it a chance.
For fans off: Every Time I Die, Rage, Refused, War Hungry
1. I: IngestionMyspace
2. II: Aggression
3. III: Incarceration
4. IV: Rehabilitation
5. V: Regression
2. II: Aggression
3. III: Incarceration
4. IV: Rehabilitation
5. V: Regression
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Mute Witness are a heavy hardcore band heavily influenced by the 90's. Like Pogs and Saved By The Bell. They are a bunch of my great friends. Check them out. Lyrics are based on world problems and actually have subject matter that means something unlike many hardcore bands today.
For fans of: Chokehold, Unbroken, District 9
2. The "Youth Market"
3. Leave Nothing But Ashes
4. Turned Cheek
This is the first official release from the Upstate New York band Section 8. Section 8 combines heavy guitars with dark lyrical content to make a very evil metal/hardcore hybrid on this record. This is one of my favorite bands and I feel that this record doesn't get enough recognition. Enjoy.
For fans of: Life Of Agony, Crowbar, being sad.
1. Chapter 11
3. No One
4. Words Of Love
8. Bonus Track
This is the self-titled EP by the Connecticut metalcore band, Die My Will. Even though this band seems to have a lot of hype over how great they used to be, they weren't very big. This EP is 8 songs of heavy metalcore with that 90's sound. They existed within the 90's and early 2000's. Another blog has a discography of their music (http://pathtomisery.blogspot.com/2009/03/die-my-will-discography.html) but I figured I'd post this so people could sample the music as a whole while not having to download the whole discography. I will post their split with Piecemeal once I am able to locate the Piecemeal side.
For fans of: Disembodied, Piecemeal, Deadguy
1. Out of The Mouths Of Saviors
2. Endless Suffering
4. Torn Away
7. Man's Cry
Piecemeal was a straight-edge metalcore band from Boston,Massachusetts. Heavy and powerful music with thought provoking lyrics. This band was also fronted by Kevin Baker, the vocalist of The Hope Conspiracy. This band existed from the 90's to the early 2000's.
For fans of: Morning Again, early Converge, Racetraitor.
2. Force My Sunshine
4. My Thoughts Concerning Man
6. Burial Of Hope
8. With You There Was Eden