I HATE THIS / RAW SEWAGE
split (2008/GIVE PRAISE)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. I HATE THIS play raw and fast female fronted thrashy hardcore that is always pissed off and straightforward, while the now-defunct RAW SEWAGE bring beer-drenched thrashcore with a hint of grind and classic power-violence along the lines of HELLNATION.
I HEART HIROSHIMA
the rip (2010/CARGO)
INDIE-ROCK/POP. There’s a lot to like about scrappy proto-grunge trio I HEART HIROSHIMA. There’s the unabashed ’90s revivalism, or the fact that they’re resurrecting the long lost art of male-female vocal jousting. Thankfully, what I HEART HIROSHIMA do retain on their 2nd album is a penchant for oblique lyrical content, often stories of love. "the rip" is a concise, easily digestible work from a hard-working Australian band that continue to impress. Say what you will about the album in the long run, but for now it’s difficult to ignore music with this degree of likability.
I LIKE TRAINS
he who saw the deep (2010/ILR)
POST-ROCK. Since the last album, the band have lost a member, parted company with their record label, streamlined their sound to within a whisper of the reverb drenched symphonies of yore and ditched the historical passages for more ambiguous references towards the present and future. "he who saw the deep" is a sturdy representation of I LiKE TRAiNS' progression as songwriters and arrangers. Their next venture will be crucial, yet the adventurous nature of this record, coupled with a relentless desire to succeed, suggests their crowning glory may still be to come. LP comes with stylish gatefold-cover.
I LIKE TRAINS
the shallows (2012/ILR)
POST-ROCK. I LIKE TRAINS release their 3rd album "the shallows" on Leeds' ILR Records. The band have experimented more with their sound with a greater use of synthesizers on this record while historical subject matter has made way for lyrics more focused on modern technology and the worrying grip it holds over us all. "the shallows" explores their relationships with technology. "the shallows" deals with themes of information overload.
I NOT DANCE
thought leader (2013/SYNALGIE)
POST-HARDCORE. After last years split 7" with BLCKWVS, these austrians deliver their new full-length album, "thought leader". The 8 tracks are the most brutal and epic stuff they have done so far. I NOT DANCE has expanded on their original style of emotional post-screamo-hardcore and gone beyond the barrier that holds lesser bands back. Double vinyl comes with a beautiful gatefold-cover.
I NOT DANCE
we are guilty and so are you (2015/SYNALGIE)
POST-HARDCORE. "we are guilty and so are you" is the newest full-length output by these post-hardcore heavy-weights from Austria. This is an epic fusion of anger, sadness and strength - a sonic journey through incredible songwriting and soundscapes which give the listener only an inch or two of breathing room. Both breathtaking and unrelenting, The 8 track album comes on heavy 180gr vinyl and is housed in a beautiful gatefold-cover.
old, miserable bums (2002/625)
HARDCORE. A face-smashing mug-punch of super original, fast hardcore punk from Sweden's ripping I QUIT. 8 screaming songs rocked with quirky time changes, unusual riffs, and blinding speed, recalling shit like RAPED TEENAGERS and DIE KREUZEN.
no prospect, no amnesty (2012/GIVE PRAISE)
HARDCORE. Radical and in-your-face hardcore from Oklahoma. This is fast, raw, and their final recorded output! They shared a 7" with NO MANS SLAVE. They combine political vocals and a rash of what is annoying them at this present state of the world. Blended with excellent raw and angry hardcore.
for redemption (2008/1917)
HARDCORE. I RISE (comprised of former members of YOUTH ATTACK and current members of AMBITIONS) brings us "for redemption", a record that builds on their hard-hitting, mid-tempo sound that's blended with charged lyrics, a style that is reminiscent of some mid/late '90s bands but with a their own, brand new flavor. For fans of BANE, HAVE HEART and AMBITIONS.
I THE MIGHTY
satori/karma never sleeps (2015/EQUAL VISION )
INDIE-ROCK. San Francisco's I THE MIGHTY crafted an impressive debut full-length album, "satori", with cinematic soundscapes akin to CIRCA SURVIVE combined with the explosive vocals and instrumentation of an act like PIERCE THE VEIL. "karma never sleeps" envelops listeners into a dramatic, dreamlike state, with intricate tales of political corruption, desperation and despair, and even words of cautionary counseling for the young and reckless. "satori" and "karma never sleeps" are paired together. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
I WALK THE LINE
language of the lost (2010/ROOKIE)
PUNK-ROCK. Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, I WALK THE LINE deliver their 4th full-length album. The band plays yetr again dark resonant, melodic, edgy punk, pulling from such influences as ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, THE CLASH, ADOLESCENTS and MURDER CITY DEVILS.. the list could go on and on but I WALK THE LINE are all about listening to everybody and everything with an open mind and doing things their own way no matter what.
I WANT YOU DEAD
HARDCORE. I WANT YOU DEAD's new 7'' includes 4 songs of dark and passionate hardcore. Strongly influenced by the Holy Terror scene (INTEGRITY, RINGWORM, CURSED and PULLING TEETH. Metallic, downtuned and blackened hardcore varying from the old-school intensity to the crust and even black,metal aesthetics. Limited edition of 500 colored copies, housed in a gatefold-cover. A must have for fans of newer blackened hardcore style.
I WISH I
drop in standing (2015/AMBASSADOR)
POST-HARDCORE. Back in stock for a limited time is the 1996 full-length from Southern California's I WISH I. Featured by Joe Guevara from JE JUNE on vocals and Gabe Gamboa from KILL HOLIDAY. "drop in standing" is for fans of early FUGAZI and KILL HOLIDAY.
ascending//descending (2014/LIFE IS A FUNNY THING)
POST-HARDCORE. This is the debut LP of Icelands own ICARUS. Started out as instrumental post-rock band, they evolved into a unpredictable hardcore band with adding vocals. While modern melodic-hardcore is surely the basis of "ascending//descending", ICRUS always add a portion of their own crazyness to their songs. For one second you might think of REFUSED, another second BLOOD BROTHERS come to mind...and sometimes they rock like JR. EWING. They can mosh real heavy for one moment and be emotive like TOUCHE AMORE in the other. Out comes "ascending//descending"...8 Songs that sound in the end like no other band. Vinyl is limited to 300 copies and includes a digital download card.
ICARUS LINE, THE
slave vows (2013/AGITATE)
GARAGE/PUNK 'N' ROLL. Brand new album from LA hellions, THE ICARUS LINE, is quite possibly their best album yet. Harking back to the fury of "mono", the fire of "pennance soiree" and dragging the swagger out of the "black lives" album, "slave vows" is quite simply a fearsome vitriolic rock 'n' roll outpouring that starts, and never lets up for every 45min. of Stoogian styled glory. This album also features the best rhythm section the band have had, underpinning the white hot guitar flow from singer/leader. This is pure rock 'n' roll hellfire distilled onto vinyl.