highways... (2011/SACRED PLAGUE)
POST-HARDCORE. New post-hardcore with heavy screamo influences out of Cincinnati. Featuring ex-members of FUCKED FOR LIFE, LOST HANDS FOUND FINGERS, and INBLACKANDWHITE. "highways" features 5 tracks that have been compared to a mix of PORTRAITS OF PAST, FUNERAL DINER, EMBRACE, and SMALL BROWN BIKE. Lots of build-ups and breakdowns from a band not afraid to strip down to basic clean parts alongside melodic and screamo based hardcore.
is lying to be popular (2003/YO-YO/GO-KART)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. I FARM comes from the third biggest city in the US, Brooklyn. I FARM plays progressive hardcore punk. But here’s the point, kids like I FARM. Kids couldn’t find I FARM records so now they are on Go-kart and the kids will be able to find I FARM records. They have toured a ton and been on too many wacky compilations to mention.
MELODIC-HARDCORE. I FARM's latest released, appropriately titled ''IV'', is packed with enough twist, turns, melody, and speed to keep you guessing, while creating new pathways of thought to worlds only I FARM can conjure... The 14 songs again recorded and produced at The Blasting Room by Bill Stevenson of (DESCENDENDENTS, ALL, and BLACK FLAG).I FARM ''IV'' also welcomes a new warrior to the mission, John Meredith of SOMEDAY I.I FARM has come full circle in the last decade. Stripped back down to a three piece, stronger than ever and ready to kill!
I HATE OUR FREEDOM
this year's best disaster (2012/I SURRENDER)
INDIE-ROCK. Originally formed in 2008 by members of GARISON, TEXAS IS THE REASON, THURSDAY and MILHOUSE, New York's I HATE OUR FREEDOM recorded these 10 tracks with Kurt Ballou, busting out infectious punk-influenced indie-rock in the same vein as RIVAL SCHOOL, SAMIAM, JAWBREAKER or QUICKSAND. Limited edition of 500 colored copies.
I HATE THIS
trimming the fat (2009/GIVE PRAISE)
HARDCORE. I HATE THIS are back with more raw and punk styled thrashy hardcore from the forests of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Female fronted raw and short blasts of furious and pissed off hardcore, blaze through, the best tracks of their earlier releases.
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.