jersey's best dancers (2015/NO IDEA)
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. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
agresse gueule (2010/EMERGENCE)
SCREAMO-HARDCORE. After their split with HIRO, BRUME RETINA are back with a full-length by it's own. Expect a rawer sound that still manages to keep the melodic aspect that we know from the French emo/screamo-scene. BRUME RETINA is comparable to their french fellows in AUSSITOT MORT and DAITRO.
sick (2011/MAXIMUM DOUGLAS)
POST-HARDCORE. "sick" is a noisy, contorted, experimental post-hardcore full-length. Intense and crushing, cutting edge guitar riffs, raw vocals, balanced and colorful drums, heavy bulldozer like themes and technical shifts, turns, twists are gonna run through to you like a racing car. The 8 tracks of "sick" are an intense, shaking experience. The four piece from France find an interesting path between hardcore, modern metal, some sludge and doom left-over roots and their gloomy, but extremely heavy music have some distinct, unique taste. ANORAK have nerve, have a kind of primitive intensity and they brutal themes are combined extremely technically.
s/t (2009/PERPETIAL MOTION MACHINE)
FOLK/PSYCHEDELLIC-ROCK. This is the 1st official release for Brooklyn-based ANCIENT SKY. Consisting of 2 pairs of close childhood friends with intertwining musical pasts, the group features current and former members of DARKEST HOUR, CITY OF CATERPILLAR, MAJORITY RULE, GHASTLY CITY SLEEP, VERSE EN COMA and YOU ARE THE DRUM, though they tread very different waters with ANCIENT SKY. Largely influenced by classic psychedelic-rock, the band isn't afraid to visit bizarre and far-out worlds with unique sounds and structures that walk the line between fierce and subtle, and occasionally flirt with epic-ness, making for an interesting mix of heavy, hypnotic-rock with plenty of hooks and Americana influences.
ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES
POST-HARDCORE. ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES is a four piece emo-hardcore band formed in 2012 in Strasbourg, France. The band is composed with members of ELECTRIC SUICIDE CLUB, CCHAOS IS, THE ORING, OAK and others. ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES blur the lines between hardcore, screamo, and related sub-genres, offering something of substantial emotional weight to their listeners. If your into SAETIA, BIRDS IN ROW or TOUCHE AMORE - give them a try.
BLATZ / FILTH
shit split (2009/ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
PUNK-ROCK. Originally released in 1991 by Lookout! Records, the "shit split" captured 2 of the East-Bay's most volatile punk-rock bands, BLATZ (featuring members of THE CRIMINALS, DEAD AND GONE and SUBINCISION) took a raucus, slightly more melodic sound mashed with hair raising male and female vocals, while FILTH, formed out of the ashes of ISOCARCY and CRIMPSHRINE, featured razor-gargling vocals over harsh buzzsaw guitars.
s/t (2013/HOLY GOAT)
HARDCORE. WOLVES REIGN from Cologne, Germany deliver on their debut dark, metallic hardcore that is as ugly as it is sincere. No punches pulled music that is a sonic bombardment that will appeal to fans of GEHENNA, CATHARSIS, UNRU or ENEWETAK. The one-sided, limited vinyl comes with a screenprinted b-side.
wolf it down (2007/PARTS UNKNOWN)
NOISE-PUNK-ROCK. Clevo does it again! Featuring members of the INMATES, DARVOCETS, CIDER, and pretty much every other Cleveland band worth mentioning in the past 10 years, THE WOLFDOWNERS debut (and swansong) "wolf it down" is upon us. Fuzzy, noisy, groovy, and kinda hard to tie down, the WOLFDOWNER's won't disappoint. Remember when Man's Ruin used to be a label that could do no wrong? Well it's kinda like that but better. Full of weirdness, trippy guitar solo's, and overall madness. This is a one time press of 500 copies. "It's not your daddy's rock n' roll".
demolition in progress (2011/FINAL EXIT)
HARDCORE. The awaited new album from Austria's most explosive hardcore power. The song writing is more cohesive than ever, hitting harder, heavier, and with much more focus. For those of you out there who will not buy a record unless it sounds like your favorite bands, WITHIN WALLS have been compared to bands such as SNAPCASE, STRIVE, TRIAL, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE. Buy this if you like hardcore and you won't regret it!
kevin (2012/VIDEO DISEASE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. [reduced price] The newest release from Ohio's WHITE WALLS show's the band revisiting and reinventing a song that was released on tape a few years ago. The recording on the tape however did not do the song justice, and the band decided it was time to enter into a new studio for a sound different than their previous releases. The results are quite possibly the bands best, most powerful statement yet. Accompanying "kevin" are 2 new songs that find the band at their peak. Somewhere between BLACK FLAG, SHELLAC, and early NIRVANA. They've managed to find an incredibly great disjointed sound that represents all of their talents. Rounding out the record is a jaw dropping cover of THE PIXIES "bone machine" which rivals, if not surpasses the original.
CRUST/SLUDGE-HARDCORE. ZERUM is a new band from Berlin, Germany, featuring members of INSUICIETY. ZERUM is slow, angry, depressive, dark, heavy..., if you like the riffing of INSUICIETY you will love those crust-punx. If you like old NEUROSIS or DAMAD you will love ZERUM. Vinyl comes in a nice silkscreen-cover.
this is darkness descended (2009/BEHIND THE SCENE)
CRUST-HARDCORE. "this is darkness descended" is the 1st full-lenght of this Berlin based band. They deliver 11 songs of dark and pounding midtempo d-beat hardcore that in some parts evokes a comparision to FALL OF EFRAFA, in others to BOMBENALARM, but that is still discrete and outstanding. These folks struggle hard to create something of their own and you can hear it. The eyecatching artwork is rather nice too!
a flame with nothing to feed on (2012/COBRA)
HARDCORE. The latest release (and 1st full-length) from Switzerland's UNVEIL. UNVEIL is heavily influenced by the '90s new-school hardcore sound, especially staples like UNBROKEN, 108 and DISEMBODIED in addition to following in the tradition of bands with a strong message.
whiteout (2012/SPASTIC FANTASTIC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Here it is, the debut LP from Wiesbadens '80s hardcore-punk band SNOB VALUE. "whiteout" picks up right where there 7" left off, blazing through new tracks of fresh, snotty and ripping hardcore-punk (think DEAD KENNEDYS, CIRCLE JERKS, ANGRY SAMOANS or newer stuff like BRUTAL KNIGHTS or SNIFFING GLUE thrown in a blender). If you're into old-school US influenced hardcore-punk you will love them. Colored vinyl comes with a lyric sheet and includes a digital download card.
exist to get piss't (2012/GIVE PRAISE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Finally re-pressed and available: the 1st full-length of the German-American cross section. Skate-punk at its finest. Mix POISON IDEA, BLACK FLAG, VERBAL ABUSE and grab the skateboard! But besides those to be classified is, but always the blood, sweat & tears driving a stylish plate produce worth - otherwise you find almost everything right. Hell yeah, well done!