Friday, May 29, 2015


Here's some raging d-beat mayhem from DC's Jävla.  These guys tear through track after track of squealing buzzsaw guitar riffs, muddled bass noise, pummeling drum abuse and ugly distorted vocal howls.  This band hits hard and never lets up in the intensity department.  Snag everything below and hope for more soon.  Dig!

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Promo Cassette (2015)

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The Red Line Comp : A DCHC Compilation (2015)

Demo Cassette (2014)

Youth Funeral

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New Hampshire's Youth Funeral is a dark and moody screamo outfit that constructs an eerily pummeling sound.  Loaded with aggression and emotion, this band's musical output blends earlier emotional hardcore vibes with a more modern and progressively chaotic brand of the ever-growing genre.  This is some solid material and makes me feel relieved that skramz are still alive and well.  Snag below and dig.

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See You When I See You 7" (2015)

Scowler Split Cassette (2014)
(Youth Funeral Tracks Only)

Symptom Of Time Cassette (2013)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Occam's Razor

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Fresno, California's Occam's Razor was a grinding, discordant and spastic emo-violence outfit that was incredibly brutal.  Unpredictably intense and full of heart-wrenching emotion, these dudes spit out unhinged and heavy skramz that were precise and ear-shredding to say the least.  Their sound was chock-full of distorted angular guitar work, blasting drum chaos and throat-tearing vocals.  Snag everything I could hunt down below and dig.

A Real Proposal For An Invisible World 7" (2005)

They Found My Naked Corpse Face Down In The Snow Split 7" (2004)
(Occam's Razor Tracks Only)

Lachance Split 7" (2004)
(Occam's Razor Tracks Only)

Letters From The Slave Auction 7" (2004)

To The Point

To The Point is a radical blast-fest of American powerviolence.  The line-up consists of hardcore punk veterans with an undoubted pedigree of mind-blowing talent.  This band reminds me of all the classic 90's bands that sparked my interest the first place.  To The Point is mean and raw with an end result of instant-classic punk sounds.  Download what I could find below and melt your face!  Dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Spazz, Lack Of Interest, Infest, Actuary, Low Threat Profile, Burn Your Bridges, East/West Blast Test, Stikky, Marion Barry & Bacteria Cult

Give Me A Reason 7" (2014)

Lathe Cut 3" (2014)

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To Live A Lie Vol. II Comp. LP (2014)

ACxDC Split 7" (2013)
(To The Point Tracks Only)

To The Point / Pick Your Side Split 10" (2013)

The Rot Box 3x 7" (2013)
(To The Point Tracks Only)

Mentally Checked Out 7" (2012)

Success In Failure 7" (2012)


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Here's some fun as hell emotional punk rock from Buffalo, New York's Pentimento.  These guys construct melodic and masterful sounds of driving riffs, catchy vocal melodies and solid fucking drum-work.  Everything this band has dropped is undeniably awesome and loaded with fantastic songwriting.  Sing along and dig hard on everything below.

- For Fans Of:  Daytrader, Somos, Dikembe & Pet Symmetry

Inside The Sea 10" (2013)

The Fest 12 Split 10" (2013)

Self Titled LP (2012)

Pentimento / Young English Split LP (2011)

Wrecked 12" EP (2011)


Captive is a post-punk/dark-wave outfit from Austin, Texas.  They create a dark and driving atmosphere of trippy and catchy synthesizer rhythms, simple-yet-moving bass and drums and moody vocals drenched in effects.  This shit will get you moving, pelvic thrusting, head bobbing and whatever else happens.  These guys dropped a tasty demo and this year they released a long-awaited follow-up that should most definitely be heard by fans of Night Sins.  Get creepy, snag below and Dig!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Women In Prison & Total Abuse

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Black Leather Glove Cassette (2015)

Demo Cassette (2013)

Saturday, May 16, 2015


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This description hit the nail on the head...  "After taking a two year hiatus to pursue family/travel/school/work, the members of Men As Trees have relocated and reformed as Locktender in Cleveland, OH. in 2012. Locktender is a concept-focused hardcore band concentrating on artists and their works interpreted through music, lyrics & art. Every album is an artist, every song is a different work."  'Nuff said, these guys are incredibly crushing, experimental and mesmerizing through and through.  I'm still kicking myself in the ass for missing their recent NH show with KYOTY and Backstabbers Inc.  Snag their epic material below and try not to dig.

- For Fans Of:  Øjne, Crows-An-Wra, Funeral Diner & Oaken

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Rodin LP (2014)

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Locktender / Amber Split 7" (2014)

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Kafka LP (2013)

Collected Cassette (2012-2013)

Pure Disgust

These DC boys would make their 80's punk processor's proud. Pure Disgust stays true to the DC sound while adding new aspects to it at the same time.  Their demo was simply amazing and the band follwed it up with some of the best EP's in recent years.  Snag everything below and be amazed.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Abuse.Thick SkinVile Faith & Protester

For fans of:  SavageheadsDirect Control & Bad Brains

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Chained 7" (2015)

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The Red Line Comp. : A DCHC Compilation (2015)

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Self Titled 7" (2014)

Demo Cassette (2013)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Firing Squad

Richmond, Virginia's Firing Squad is a fierce and hard-hitting brand of American hardcore that dropped an insane demo earlier this year.  Consisting of members from Cretins and Violent Outburst, these guys spit out ragingly charged jams of unrelenting drum work, shredding punk chords and snarling vocals.  These four tracks are nasty and well worth the listen.  Snag below and DIG.

- For Fans Of:  SNØB, Dipers, Flaccid & G.L.O.S.S.

Demo Cassette (2015)

Broken Prayer

Chicago's Broken Prayer has always killed it!  This is some utterly pissed off hardcore with an odd, experimental rock twist that make their jams sound all the better.  From dreary harmonizing melodies to throaty, gasping howls, the vocals really shine here.  Overall, these guys are eerie and blended with unsettling emotions and immense rage.  This band is rad to the max and difficult to pinpoint.  Snag their undeniably addicting new LP along with everything else they released below and dig your brains out!

-Members Also Play(ed) In:  Manipulation, Strangers, Poison Planet, Libyans & Civic Progress

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Misanthropocentric LP (2015)

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Welcome To 2013 Comp LP

Self Titled LP (2012)

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Wow / Pull A Kaczynski 7" (2012)

Demo Cassette (2010)