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Sudestada: Yo soy el mar

November 30, 2018
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With the sewing together of hardcore, punk and post hardcore, Sudestada creates a sound that is equal parts heavy handed, atmospheric and melodic. Yo soy el mar is the title of their newest offering, and within this piece of work you come to greet ten full tracks of ballistic hardcore madness. Nearly from the jump you become enveloped in a romping heavy sound that is sure to get your neck bending. The eight tracks that are sandwiched between the intro and the outro are well performed and written, creating a cohesive, fluid and well  rounded offering that you are sure to come back to.

Sudestada lulls you in to a false sense of security by providing you with a somewhat atmospheric intro before really diving in to the meat of their record. After the short intro passes, Sudestada hits you with a barrage of hardcore sickness, one right after another. Each track plays well together creating an overall cohesive sound that keeps you head banging and your neck cranking. There hardly are any pauses between cuts as Sudestada keeps the hardcore train rolling from one track to the next never really gifting you with a break in the action. The only real breaks that your neck gets are with the intro, outro and when Sudestada decides to slow things down for a beat in the middle of some of their tracks before they pick back up again.

Among their heavy handed style of hardcore, there is an underlying atmosphere that seeps through each track providing you with a darker sound than what you might normally hear. The atmospherics that steeped within each track are great additions as they add something unique as well as more diversity and variation through each track. The balance that Sudestada strikes between their brain bruising hardcore approach and the atmospherics that are injected to each track is a good one as it provides you with ten well constructed and well written tracks that are wholly memorable.

Overall, Yo soy el mar is a very solid record as it provides you with great variation and diversity through each track. The combination of numerous genres as well as the atmospherics create an overall sound that is organic and all together easy to listen to. Yo soy el mar is a solid record through and through, one that you will not find a weak track in what so ever.

Links To Follow:

Sudestada Bandcamp

Sudestada Facebook

Check out the official video for the track Pompeya below!

Nomura/Nulla+: Impronte/Lacrime

June 4, 2018
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Loud, aggressive, in your face, rough around the edges and ultimately head caving is what you get when you listen to Impronte/Lacrime, the new split between Nomura and Nulla+. Each band’s foundation is in black metal but they combine elements of punk and hardcore in to their overall noisy blasphemous sound to provide you with a neck twisting and entirely ballistic sound. Within this split you become subject to five tracks that amount to only eighteen minutes, but within those short minutes you become accosted from all sides by a furious metallic onslaught.

First up to wear down the rest of your already gnarled ear drums is Nomura with two tracks titled Salice (Part I) and Salice (Part II). Nomura incorporates more hardcore than punk in to their otherwise blackened sound providing you with an overall sound that is equivalent to a punch in the mouth. Salice (Part I) starts off slowly and builds in to a noisy and punishing track that gets your head banging right out of the gate. With ever stomping drumming and ever blood curdling raspy screams, Nomura bombastically starts this split off. As Salice (Part I) progresses it descends in to blasting madness for nearly the remainder of its five minute run time before slowing things down once again only to lead you directly in to Salice (Part II).  Part one  bleeds directly in to the second part which begins much the same way. The second part of the track starts off slowly as the first did, slowly building with ominous guitar tones and vocals until finally blowing its lid off around the one and a half minute mark. Around this time Nomura treats you to a mid tempo romp that is heavy and neck bending as barreling drumming stomps through your speakers and those familiar raspy cries force their way through the metallic madness. This track continues its mid tempo onslaught until the final gnarled note has rang through. Each of the parts that Nomura offers to this split are well performed and crafted gifting you with an ultimately heavy opening for what is left to come.

The last three tracks of this split belong to Nulla+. Instead of hardcore, Nulla+ weaves punk in to their blackened foundation greeting you with an altogether in your face assault that does not back down until the split has concluded. Each of the three tracks by Nulla+ are savage yet short onslaughts that grate on your ear drums and get your spine and neck twisting in a hurry. The overall sound in which Nulla+ bombards you with is rough around the edges, unhinged and purely barbaric. These heathens don’t stop for a soul as they rampage onward through track after blistering track of punk infused black metal. From their first track on it is pure mayhem and carnage as each track is completely unhinged and pure sonic madness. With furiously yelled vocals that are coupled with ever spastic drumming and equally frantic riffing, you are treated to something that is heavy and head spinning all the same. From track one on, Nulla+ is unapologetically in your face as they ram their brand of blasphemous metal in to your brain. These three tracks are short but they are punchy, heavy and the embodiment of chaos making Nulla+’s three tracks entirely entertaining yet detrimental.

All in all, Impronte/Lacrime is an entertaining split as Nomura and Nulla+ offer up five tracks of pure entertaining, blasphemous and head splitting metal.

The Noble: Abolitionism

March 16, 2018
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Hailing from the great city of Boston is hardcore act The Noble. Abolitionism is the title of their upcoming EP in which you will find five purely aggressive and in your face tracks that you have no choice but to listen to. The Noble puts a bit of a spin on the hardcore sound by offering up positive tunes for you to head bang and bash your brain against your skull to. Each track offers up positive messages about equality, standing up for what is right and respect among others. With their aggressive sound, The Noble fleshes out messages of positivity and hope which is a nice and fresh take on an ultimately destructive and bone shattering sound.

As positive as the messages are throughout Abolitionism, The Noble certainly still takes a no holds barred approach to their sound as they blast off right away with Somethin Ta Say. This track is a trudging and heavy handed offering that grips you by the jaw right off the bat only to shovel copious amounts of hammering drums, manic screamed vocals and massively bone rattling riffs upon you. From this opener onward the intensity doesn’t let up what so ever as The Noble takes you on a savage sonic ride that very quickly sears each track in to your head.

Once one track fades out the next quickly appears confronting you with a massively heavy and in your face sound that is hard to forget. The Noble doesn’t give you rest in between tracks either as they stomp straight in to the next providing you with even more heavy handed and jaw gripping hardcore for you to bang your head to. Each of the six tracks on this release are pumped full of fist pumping energy that gets you involved right from the start as you shout along with each lyric. Abolitionism is a memorable and well put together record that hits the nail right on the head.

With Abolitionism, The Noble have put together a positive yet undeniably heavy and bone rattling sound that is easy to get in to and easy to want to continue listening to. Through this EP you are treated to six really solid tracks that never get old even after listening plenty of times and when you are done they stick to you and rattle around in your head for time to come.

Abolitionism will  be released April 20, 2018

Links to follow:

The Noble Facebook

 

Ondt Blod: Natur

February 14, 2018
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Comfortably dwelling between hardcore, catchy punk and straight up punishing heavy metal is hardcore hybrid Ondt Blod. Natur is the title of this sophomore effort and what you are to find inside are ten brand new tracks that are incredibly infectious and memorable. Throughout the ten songs off of this new offering, you find it to be very easy to nod your head along with these hardcore merchants and even sing along. Natur provides you with a mashing of several genres and the way in which Ondt Blod incorporates them all is done very well. Through this release you will come to find that Ondt Blod prefers to stick with their lighter more catchy punk/hardcore sound than anything else only to bring out the harsher more heavy hitting heavy metal elements when needed.

Each track is well crafted and each element that Ondt Blod deploys throughout Natur is sewn together well to create an overall cohesive, diverse and tightly knit sound. You will find yourself nodding to each track before you know it as Ondt Blod has a great ability to grab a hold of you with their catchy writing and suck you in to their music completely. Natur is an easy record to get in to and sink in to and before you know it you are nearing the end of your listen only to turn back to hear more.

It is hard to deny that each and every track on this release is memorable as each of them are unique in their own way and get stuck in your head before you really realize it. The amalgamation of numerous genres works well creating an overall clean, sharp and crisp sound that bounces easily from your speakers in to your ears. Natur has a very pleasing sound to it that is easy to sit and listen to without it being a burden or over staying its welcome.

This release is catchy and memorable when needed and heavy in other parts when needed and that formula flows throughout each of the ten present tracks gifting you with an overall enjoyable, diverse and varied listen. Not one track sounds alike as Ondt Blod does a great job of switching their sound up from track to track. Overall, Natur is a good record, as well as one that is surely to hit the mark with fans of numerous genres.

Natur will be released March 9, 2018 through Fysisk Format

Nightfear: Cryptasm

November 23, 2017
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With a unique and interesting mash up of death metal, crossover, and hardcore, Nightfear bring to us their newest EP titled Cryptasm. Presented on this EP are five original tracks as well as a cover of The Misfits song We Bite. Each of the five original tracks are just as ripping and skull grinding as the last as Nightfear provides you with nothing but head banging and heavy tunes. The overall sound is very reminiscent of old-school death metal, but instead of entirely following in the footsteps of their death metal fore fathers, Nightfear add their own twist creating something that is entirely unique.

From the very first note on you are greeted with nothing but flesh tearing riffs that are only to be paired with bone cracking drumming as well as ghoulish blood curdling vocals. Each track is incredibly energized and hardly ever played at a slower tempo providing you with a chaotic and stampeding listen. Once one cut ends, another begins gifting you with a suffocating and life threatening listen. Of the four original tracks on this release, all five are face melting from beginning to end.

Nightfear never really lets you settle in to their new EP Cryptasm as they lay the hammer down right from the get go. As mentioned above, Nightfear never really slows their tempo down too much at all, so for five straight tracks you become under siege and pummeled within an inch of your life. Cryptasm is entirely menacing and powerful and no matter who you are, you will feel as though you have been chewed up and spit right back out after listening.

Cryptasm is a monster of an EP and in only five tracks you feel as though you have listened to a full length. Each track is fairly short with the two longest running at just over three minutes each. Even as short as this EP is however, you are provided with an incredibly intense and savage listen. Once you press play, Cryptasm hits you, and hits you hard. It attacks you from all sides without warning and continues its oppressive sonic assault until the final gnarled note has sounded off, and once the EP is all over with, you reach to listen again.

This release is pumped full of dangerous metallic goodness for your ever scarred ears. Cryptasm is an incredibly entertaining, heavy and memorable listen as well as a release that you will keep coming back to over and over again.

Nightfear Bandcamp: https://nightfearpa.bandcamp.com/album/cryptasm

The second cassette pressing will be out December 11, 2017 limited to 100 copies through Graven Earth Records.

 

American Standards: Anti-Melody

November 11, 2017
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Founded in 2011, American Standards has released a self titled EP, three full length records one right after another year after year, and now in 2017 they have released their most emotionally charged and pointed record. Within this record, American Standards has found a way to incorporate their social commentary with loss and sorrow. This is a solid and cohesive record that is fueled by plenty of anger, depression, sorrow and many more emotions that you get to experience alongside with the band. Everything on this record seems to be left out on the table. No punches are pulled and no emotions are spared with this release and that makes it just makes this release just that much better.

Throughout this release, you can really feel where American Standards is coming from, whether they are talking about social and political issues or personal loss. Each emotion can be felt and each lyric can be felt as they hit you right in the chest. Once you press play, you begin a chaotic, noise filled hardcore ride with these maniacs and it definitely is incredibly enjoyable. There isn’t a track on this release that you could do without or that you would want to take out as each of them are just as solid as the ones that came before it.

The majority of the tracks on this release are chaotic and filled with plenty of neck snapping hardcore noise for you to bruise your brain to. The spastic riffs and the tumultuous drumming has your head spinning in minutes as the sharp and throat shredding vocals poke through-and add to-the sonic madness. Each track is a whirlwind of harsh noises, turn-on-a-dime tempo changes and just pure neck breaking energy. Once you begin listening you have no choice but to head bang until your head does fall off and I’m sure American Standards would have it no other way. This is a heavy, head stomping and unrelenting release that comes at you full tilt all the way through.

Throughout Anti-Melody, each note can be felt hitting you square in the jaw, each lyric can be heard clearly, and each emotion can be felt. Anti-Melody is a well crafted and executed record that not only brings social and political issues to the table, as well as plenty of deep emotion that you might not hear all that often. American Standards does a great job of portraying exactly what they are feeling and they do a great job of getting all of their points across clearly and loudly so that we all can hear them.

Overall, Anti-Melody is a great record. You are treated to so much while listening to this record. There is a lot of content that is packed within this record and all of it is spot on. The musicianship is great, the production is solid, the lyrics are on point and you are gifted with plenty of emotion that courses through this entire release. American Standards brings all of these elements and more together to create a cohesive and well constructed effort that is sure to win over the hearts and ears of many.

American Standards Bandcamp: https://americanstndrds.bandcamp.com/

Employed To Serve: The Warmth Of A Dying Sun

November 9, 2017
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Why it has taken me so long to discover Employed To Serve is well beyond me. Ever since stumbling upon them the other day and listening to their newest record The Warmth Of A Dying Sun, I have to say that they may be one of the finest hardcore acts out right now. Employed To Serve brings pure, raw, visceral energy to their music that creates a very catastrophic and devastating atmosphere. There is so much energy and aggression pumped in to this record that you almost feel inclined to just break shit and bash your skull against a wall.

From the first note on you are encircled in a chaotic moshpit of nothing but purely destructive and venomous hardcore and yet you don’t want to leave the pit. The Warmth Of A Dying Sun certainly is an abrasive and wholly chaotic record, but even so you feel the need to listen over and over again to get your skull grinding fix. Even as caustic as this record is, it still is hypnotic in its own twisted kind of way. Once you start listening you just can’t help yourself but to listen all the way through and then listen again.

Each of the ten tracks that appear on this release are gritty and grimy and make you feel uncomfortable because of how aggressive and in your face they are. These tracks are punchy, venomous, blunt and down right deadly. The Warmth Of A Dying Sun is an undeniably heavy and relentless record that chews you up and spits you out the other side once it is done with you. With that being said you end up jumping right back in and taking that beating all over again. This release is addicting honestly and the more that you listen, the more that you seem to not be able to pull yourself away from your speakers.

With all of their aggression, Employed To Serve ends with Apple Tree, where the band takes a different direction in their approach. Apple Tree is slower and more melancholic and somber in mood and yet it definitely rounds The Warmth Of A Dying Sun out perfectly. This track is more emotional and nearly serene compared to the other nine tracks that came before it. Apple Tree is a welcome and almost warm sight as well as a great way to end such a chaotic, well rounded and well crafted record.

The Warmth Of The Dying Sun is a great record. One that is harsh, punishing, chaotic, captivating and just an all around solid release. Employed To Serve is a unique band, one that takes hardcore and twists it to their liking creating a sound that is all their own and in turn creating such a solid record.

Employed To Serve Bandcamp: https://employedtoserve.bandcamp.com/album/the-warmth-of-a-dying-sun-2

 

The Nika Riots: Anti-Social Social Club (Single)

November 3, 2017
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Hailing from Oslo, Norway is The Nika Riots and recently they have released their very first single Anti-Social Social Club from their upcoming EP titled Set Fire. The Nika Riots is an interesting combination of hardcore with some elements of metalcore thrown in the mix to keep things interesting. Anti-Social Social Club is a punchy, powerful, violent, yet memorable and incredibly catchy. You will find yourself head banging along while you sing along. Anti-Social Social Club is an aggressive in your face kind of track that just doesn’t go away that easily. This track is sure to be playing in your head for days to come once you listen. For the first single released from The Nika Riots’ upcoming EP, this is a solid track to say the least. If the rest of the EP is anything like this track, we are in for a memorable and heavy treat.

Check out the official video for Anti-Social Social Club below!

Set Fire will be released through Negative Vibe Records January 19, 2017

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