DEATH TO TYRANTS
experience will be your monument (2004/CLEAN PLATE)
INSTRUMENTAL/POST-HARDCORE. Hailing from New Hampshire, DEATH TO TYRANTS take instrumental hardcore to new heights. Soaring from frantically paced aggressive passages to mellow introspective moments, this is emotionally charged from start to finish.
s/t (2012/BRIDGE NINE)
POST-HARDCORE. Following its "grey britain" album in 2009, British outfit GALLOWS lost the backing of its major label and dealt with the departure of original singer. The band quickly rebounded and released this self-titled full-length with new vocalist Wade MacNeil (ex-ALEXISONFIRE). This 11 track offering is more pissed-off hardcore for the apocalypse. Metallic half-distortions pair with in-the-red guitar fuzz. MacNeil’s gravelly punk screams are even raspier and more guttural than his predecessor’s. Combine that with riff-borne ferocity, breakdowns, and singalongs, and you have a band as potent as ever. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
jersey's best dancers (2010/NO IDEA/JADE TREE)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. The final release by one of hardcore's most renowned artists accurately recreates the invincible formula of their breakthrough album while refining its ingredients and retaining the progressive and uplifting edge that launched their legend. While enervated scenesters talk about hardcore-punk in the past tense, there every so often comes a band like LIFETIME to remind us how invigorating and relevant the genre can be with a little bit of passion and sincerity. Now available again on colored vinyl.
MASSMORD / SHADES OF GREY
split (2008/PROFANE EXISTENCE)
CRUST-HARDCORE. Two intense hardcore bands from Stockholm, Sweden team up for this powerhouse split album. MASSMORD have previously released 2 albums and have esteblished a reputation for delivering high quality, down-tuned hardcore-punk (they have been compared to WOLFBRIGADE and TO WHAT END mixed with some FROM ASHES RISE and KYLESA). SHADES OF GREY share the other side of this split and are the perfect match, both musically and ideologically speaking. Having only previously released a demo, this will be the band's 1st large-scale release. Both bands have excellent recording production with an absolutely huge sound. Prepare to be blown away!
s/t (2006/PARTS UNKNOWN)
HARDCORE. This CD complies both the self-titled 7" on the now defunct My War Records and the "Riot" 7" as well as "Hit list" from the Town Of Hardcore comp (12 tracks in total). Comes with liner notes. This will be a nice little appetizer for the "Eyes Of Death" LP due out on Parts Unknown. Sick layout by the truly talented Ben West.
all the footprints. (2008/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE)
POST-HARDCORE. As part of the celebration surrounding the release of "abyssal", "all the footprints you've ever left" is set to once again be available for the 1st time since its 2001 release on HG Fact. The album introduced ENVY to Americans when it was released in a limited supply in the US by Dim Mak and is widely regarded as an innovative, high mark for hardcore. This is the 3rd full-length album of Japan's most instense and original melodic hardcore band. A dynamic 11 song blow-out that ranges from building sonic layers of melodic sound to blistering hardcore fury, all of it done with intelligence, passion, and intensity.
UNITED SUPER VILLAINS
choke slammed back to life! (2001/DERANGED)
HARDCORE. Another fast thrashing hardcore record from Wisconsin's U.S.V.. The music is fast and furious but all the weird movie sound bites add a sense of comedy to the approach, but the U.S.V. lyrical content is quite good. This is a good record, and everyone who likes D.S.-13 or CODE 13 is going to like this as well. Thrash on!
WARTORN / PYROKLAST
split (the last line of defense) (2011/PROFANE EXISTENCE)
CRUST-HARDCORE. "the last line of defense" is a split LP between 2 of Wisconsin's most noteworthy crust-hardcore bands of today. Appleton's WARTORN fill their side with 2 lengthy virtuosos of monstrous crust power, while Madison's PYROKLAST (ex-DISCIDER) level all left standing with 6 mad blasts of hardcore thrash.
exile of fear (2006/PURE MINDS)
METAL/HARDCORE. ENTOMBED meets ATTHE GATES. Bremen, Germany's band started in 1994. They play a combination of swedish influenced metal and hardcore. Features members of MÖRSER, CAROL.
wonderful and frightening world.. (2007/NO WAY)
HARDCORE. This is the debut album from Raleigh's, DOUBLE NEGATIVE. This album has 10 blasts of violent, raging hardcore. DOUBLE NEGATIVE has been in it for a little over a year now, destroying everything in their path. This album is sure to be an instant classic. Think the power of "animosity" era CORROSION OF CONFORMITY mixed with the raw aggression of bands like VOID, S.O.A.. DOUBLE NEGATIVE weren't following any trends, they just incorporated all the things they liked about thrash, hardcore and punk into their constantly evolving brand of down-home hardcore.
SHITTY LIMITS, THE
beware the limits (2009/WALLRIDE)
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. THE SHITTY LIMITS from Reading and High Wycombe have easily been the most active, prolific and best hardcore-punk band in the UK. They have released 5 untouchable 7"s and now it's time for the debut full-length album. They define themselve as a '60s garage, '70s punk and '80s hardcore band, and that's exactly what you get inside this 23min. album. It has attitude, tunes to kill for and that something special. Think a garage version of MINOR THREAT or "pink flag" era WIRE mixed with the L.A. punk scene of the late '70s. Each song is short, sharp and a fireball of energy. Hands down - the best UK hardcore-punk album in years.
the light in the distance (2011/CHAINSAW SAFETY)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. SERAPHIM's ambitious debut full-length perfectly balances super heavy, droning riffs, somber moments of experimentation and vocals that go from gruff to clean without ever losing their sense of melody along the same lines as early MASTODON, BARONESS, and NEUROSIS - completely epic.
v/a NO BULLSHIT
vol.4 (2009/NO WAY)
HARDCORE. Brand new installment in the "no bullshit" series. This time you'll get CITIZENS PATROL, ANTI YOU, BORN BAD, CIVIC PROGRESS, LOGIC PROBLEM, VIOLENT ARREST and INSOMNIO. All great tracks in the usual "no bullshit" tradition.
give war a change (2006/NO WAY)
HARDCORE. "give war a chance" is the debut vinyl release for Bay-Area's WARKRIME, who rip through 9 tracks of raw, thrashy hardcore-punk that call to mind classic bands like ARTICLES OF FAITH, SEPTIC DEATH, UNITED MUTATION, and even the ACCÜSED. Thrashing hardcore that is sure to rip your face off. Guaranteed fast as fuck, dirty, sick hardcore.
get loose (2007/NO WAY)
HARDCORE. Bay-Area's WARKRIME are back with a follow-up to their punishing debut 7". "get loose" continues along the same lines of the debut, but with an added rock influence ala ANNIHILATION TIME or even B'LAST bleeding into their sound. Make no mistake, though, this is still some ripping hardcore. Awesome hateful hardcore mania with 14 songs of hardcore punk that draws comparisons to SEPTIC DEATH, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT and even the above mentioned bands. Offensive and full of energy, this is timebomb waiting to explode. Get loose!