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the real kid (2008/DERANGED)
POP/POST-PUNK. Here we have the 2nd 7" from NJ's (by way of Florida) IMPULSE INT'L and it's another power-pop gem. As a comparison, the IMPULSE INT'L reminds of early BUZZCOCKS and other upbeat UK classics, which pretty much means they play extremely catchy power-pop. Their 1st 7" received top notch reviews and this is more of the same brilliant sound.
IN ARM'S REACH
s/t (2004/ANGER MANAGEMENT)
Wie von Anger Management Records nicht anders zu erwarten, kommt auch mit IN ARM'S REACH eine knallige Old School 7'' auf den Markt. Schnell nach vorne gespielte Parts gehen ueber in typische Circlepiteinlagen. Diese werden dann wieder unterbrochen, um danach nochmals richtig abzugehen. Das Ganze wird dominiert von einem Saenger, der so schreit, bzw. kreischt, dass er nach jeder Show komplett heiser sein duerfte. Die Single kommt im schicken Mike Bukowski Artwork und wird jeden AMERICAN NIGHTMARE Fan ueberzeugen.
so steady (2012/TOXIC POP)
POST-HARDCORE. After a demo that took from the melodic hardcore of TEXAS IS THE REASON and LIFETIME, this 7" finds the band digging a little deeper into some of those classic, '90s post-hardcore sounds and gathering influence from additional bands like SILENT MAJORITY, SENSE FIELD, and GAMEFACE. IN BETWEEEN is the next generation of Baltimore, sharing members with PRAISE and SACRED LOVE, and they're ushering it in with style and grace. Vinyl includes a digital download card and is limited to 500 copies.
still (2013/NO SLEEP)
POST-HARDCORE. Citing influences like QUICKSAND, SILENT MAJORITY and LIFETIME, IN BETWEEN meld post-punk, post-hardcore and pop-punk styles to create a complex sound that is uniquely their own. Grinding riffs and emotionally charged vocals abound as IN BETWEEN charge through 5 new songs on "still", pushing and exploring the boundaries of their music each step of the way. Features members of SACRED LOVE and PRAISE. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
IN COLD BLOOD
blind the eyes/straight flush (2015/A389)
HARDCORE. "blind the eyes" is the 1st release in over 15 years from Cleveland hardcore legends IN COLD BLOOD, and is played by 4/5 of the original lineup that featured the Melnick brothers of INTEGRITY fame who are joined on this record by drummer Matt Izzi of HOMEWRECKER. Packaged in an incredible 3-panel cover. Vinyl is limited to 666 and includes a digital download card.
IN COLD BLOOD
suicide king (2014/A389)
HARDCORE. Featuring both Melnicks of INTEGRITY fame, IN CLOD BLOOD existed both during and after the brothers' time in INTEGRITY, and possessed the same speed, darkness and metallic crunch. This strictly limited full-length LP contains 11 tracks from multiple recording sessions in 1995 and 1998 including a handful (5) of live tracks from a show in Germany. Originally released in 2009 and long out-of-print, A389 Records bring this classic back to the forefront where it belongs. Packaged in brand new artwork and remastered. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
another year (2015/INDECISION)
HARDCORE. Re-inventing the face (and sound) of Nardcore as we know it. This is about as pure a hardcore record you can get without treading the the same old footsteps that a hundred bands before have already stomped to death.
don't know how to break dance (2012/PROFANE EXISTENCE/GET OUTTA TOWN)
THRASH-HARDCORE. IN DEFENCE is back with more of their unique styled hardcore. With a whole ton of split ep's and 7"s, these dudes finally lay down a full-length to call their own. Blasting raw youth-crew, blended with '80s thrashcore and hardcore, to bring you a catchy blast of original hardcore. Circle-pit friendly dance parts and solid breaks, give this a catchy feel to rage with. This 13 track hardcore romp through circle-pits, stagedives and pure '80s influenced hardcore madness. Comparisons have been made to bands like R.A.M.B.O, and a more anarchist leaning/politically correct version of S.O.D..
party lines and politics (2011/PROFANE EXISTENCE)
HARDCORE. "party lines and politics" features 14 tracks of spastic Ritalin-fueled hardcore from the toxic underbelly of Minneapolis. Caustically sarcastic lyrics spewed over super crushing guitar riffs and relentless machine gun-like percussion. IN DEFENCE have several previous releases out on Learning Curve, Give Praise, Scene Credentials and World Won't Listen Records and have been likened to a cross between MUNICPAL WASTE meets CODE 13.
IN LOVING MEMORY
POST/SCREAMO-HARDCORE. In the works since 2004, the long-awaited discography from legendary Iowa screamy hardcore band IN LOVING MEMORY finally sees the light of day on vinyl. This collects the bands limited self-released 10-song full-length CDR (of which 2 songs appeared on the split 7" with EXAMINATION OF THE...) and the 4 songs from the rare split cassette tape with BLACK MARKET FETUS - 14 songs total, the entire recording output of this short-lived band pressed on colored vinyl with pro-printed full-color jackets. Previous and future members of THE SPIRIT OF VERSAILLES, EXAMINATION OF THE..., DISPENSING OF FALSE HALOS, TOO PURE TO DIE, ACROSS TUNDRAS, and more!
IN MY EYES
nothing to hide (2012/REVELATION)
SXE-HARDCORE. IN MY EYES have always been a special band, sort of a most likely to succeed for the hardcore scene. "nothing to hide" has all the energy and aggression that their demo had, but it expands their sound into someting truly unique. You can still hear the echoes of bands like MINOR THREAT and YOUTH OF TODAY, but the this album brings in even more of a sense of melody and structure than their previous record. This full-length captures the energy, urgency and sincerity that makes them special. "nothing to hide" is the fullfillment of the potential that IN MY EYES had when they burst onto the scene. Colored (grey) vinyl is limited to 330 copies and includes a digital download card.
IN MY EYES
the difference between (2013/REVELATION)
SXE-HARDCORE. "We aren't caught up in emulating a genre or style. We just play hardcore the way we would want to listen to it". This is a quote that has echoed time and time again when the band has been asked about their sound. All of it's members see IN MY EYES as more than just another hardcore band. It's all about energy and setting your sights on something and achieving it. Colored (clear) vinyl includes a digital download card.
lifeless (2011/ANTI CORP)
CRUST-HARDCORE. Debut album from the some of the most intense Atlanta ragers. You'll get 9 songs of melodic crust, with pounding drums and killer guitar riffs; add in gruff vocals spewing forth passages of man's demise, and you have one earth shaking slab of wax. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
you pilot (2010/JUST SAY NO)
HARDCORE. There are definitely a variety of elements rounding out IN VACUO's sound. The 7 tracks from this canadian band ranging from grindy power-violence to punk moments - kind of a mind fuck, but this is what keeps it all interesting. If M.I.T.B jam together with NOMEANSNO while Jello Biafra video taped it all, this 7" would be the soundtrack! Limited to 502 copies on black vinyl with covers printed on recycled paper.
DOOM-METAL. Victor Griffin from the re-joined doom legends PENTAGRAM has put together a new band called IN-GRAVED and their style fits very much under the banner of doom-metal. However, the idea came about when Griffin contacted drummer Pete Campbell (PLACE OF SKULLS) to help record some tracks in the studio. Some tracks have a little of that CORROSION CONFORMITY swagger that gives it a slight Southern metal feel. There is overal real power there that reminds of ST. VITUS and their monolithic gloom.