Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rollercoaster Kills - 2014 - Evil Debt

Rollercoaster Kills is a three piece punk rock band from Madrid, Spain. Evil Debt is their debut LP. Rollercoaster Kills play an eclectic brand of punk rock, bringing in shaggy melodic emo, wiry indie rock and some grungy garage rock. Songs like Modern Flu and Don't Ask Don't Tell take a ramshackle but still melodic brand of emo and run it through a grungy garage filter while Funeral Party brings a driving indie rock rhythm to an almost pop punk song and Adam's Massacre Song is heading in a hardcore direction . They are garnering comparisons to bands like Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, Wipers, and Sonic Youth. If you're looking for some emotive, eclectic punk rock, Rollercoaster Kills' Evil Debt will serve well. Thanks to Manic Compression

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scalped - 2014 - Demo

Scalped is a five piece hardcore punk band from San Fransisco, California, USA. Demo is their debut EP. Scalped play a balls to the wall aggressive brand of abrasive hardcore punk. The guitar tone has something especially gritty to it and the noise the band makes almost drowns out the desperation of the singer. Hyperhagia and Charred Hands are the stand outs here, and make want to hear more of what this band can offer. If you're looking for some abrasive hardcore punk to destroy things to, Scalped's Demo will serve well.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Your Weekly Madness 207

Check out Episode 207 of Your Weekly Madness. This week featuring music from Redefiners, COKE BOYS, Young Thug & Bloody jay, Barren Hope, Chalkboards, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Iron Mind, B.O.N.I.C.Z as well as Andrea Gibson performing I Do and excerpts from both Tina Fey's Bossypants and Emma Goldman's Anarchism & Other Essays

Head Split - 2014 - Demo

Head Split is a five piece crossover hardcore band from Massachusets, America. Demo is their debut EP. Head Split was formerly known as torchbearer and play a heavy, metallic brand of crossover hardcore. Lead off track The Crystal Wizard takes some metal riffs and put them to great use while Young and Ruthless has an all out savage attack and Honor Among Thieves Ft. Jordan of Ra closes things out by explosively riding a groove into the ground. Easily one of the best EPs of the year. Highly recommended. Thanks to Dead Air At The Pulpit.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Zoo Books - 2014 - Demo

Zoo Books is a three piece post-hardcore band from Cinnaminson, New Jersey, USA. Demo is their debut. Zoo Books play a mathy, twinkly brand of post-hardcore with obvious comparisons to bands like The Reptilian and Lautrec and Native. This is what I like in my post-hardcore, shouted emotional but still melodic vocals and mathy guitar riffs that skitter every which way. If you like the bracing, melodic, emo influenced stuff The Reptilian plays you will almost certainly like this. Hopefully they keep moving forward and come into their own. Highlights include Djangle Unchained, Twinkle Tappies and Why Not Scorpion?,  If you like your math rock with some post-hardcore and shouted vocals, Zoo Books' Demo will serve well. Thanks to Manic Compression.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Don't We All - 2014 - Don't We All

Don't We All is a five piece melodic hardcore punk band from Lyons, France. Don't We All is their debut EP. Members of Don't We All have also played in bands like Seekers Of The Truth, First Try and Upstart. Don't We All play a melodic brand of hardcore punk that is edging towards screamo garnering comparisons to bands like Touché Amoré and Comeback Kid. The singer has a voice when shouting that sounds like a higher pitched Jeremy from Touché Amoré at times while the band behind him churns out a melodic, energetic brand of modern punk rock. If you're looking for some speedy, melodic punk, Don't We All's Don't We All will serve well. Thanks to What Are Blood Wings?

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Sport - 2014 - Bon Voyage

Sport is a four piece emo band from Lyons, France. Bon Voyage is their second LP. Sport play an energetic, punked up brand of emo garnering comparisons to bands Braid, Small Brown Bike, Algernon Cadwallader and Crash Of Rhinos. The singer's voice reminds at time of a gruffer lead singer of The Reptilian, a surprisingly apt comparison. Sport run the gambit from indie rock to twinkly emo over to melodic post-hardcore and back into some melodic emo without even blinking an eye. Outside of You Blew It! and Posture & The Grizzly this is one of the best emo albums I've heard yet this year. Highly recommended. I would list my favourite songs but that's basically all of them. Thanks to Manic Compression

Monday, April 07, 2014

Iwakura - 2014 - Demos

Iwakura is a hardcore punk band from Denver Colorado.  Demo is their debut EP. And that is the sum total of my knowledge of this band. They play a very aggressive brand of screamo inflected hardcore heading in a powerviolence direction. These songs are chaotic and explode in every direction, there is enough post-hardcore in the mix to allow them to string the songs along while they continue to collapse. If you like your hardcore with screamo and powerviolence, Iwakura's Demo will serve well. Thanks to Dead Air At The Pulpit.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

War Emblem - 2014 - Constant Defeat

War Emblem is a four piece hardcore punk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, America. Constant Defeat is their debut LP. Members of War Emblem have also played in Kill the Man Who Questions, Saetia, Yo Man Go, Off Minor and more. War Emblem plays a straight ahead, no punches pulled brand of hardcore punk, they are fast without sacrificing heaviness for speed or vice versa. There's just enough riffage to pull you in but not enough to take away from the slamming nature of these songs. Highlights include Spoils Of War, Frustration, Nuke It From Orbit, Paths, (Ready To) Bleed and Flames. If you like your hardcore battering and heavy, War Emblem's Constant Defeat will serve well.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Clixxtorix - 2014 - Clixxtorix

Clixxtorix is a hardcore punk band from Madrid Spain. Clixxtorix is their fourth LP. Clixxtorix play a speedy brand of hardcore punk, picking up lessons in speed and agility from street punk rather than being exceedingly heavy. None of these songs break three minutes, Clixxtorix are experts at laying out their attack, executing it at top speed and then moving right on. If you're looking for some fastcore Clixxtorix's Clixxtorix will serve well. Thanks to xxRuidoxx.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Zotz - 2014 - Demo

Zotz is a four piece post-punk band from Mexico City, Mexico. Demo is their debut EP. Zotz play a dark, sinister brand of post-punk. On tracks like Bombas No! Zotz can kick up quite a distorted fuzz, it's impossible to distinguish any instruments behind the walls of distortion but usually Zotz are content to hammer away at the night with mid speed, brooding post-punk like Sangre or Elizabeth. If you're looking for some blood obsessed post-punk, Zotz's Demo will serve well. Thanks to Ruido.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Disasteratti - 2014 - Cerebral Hack Artist

Disasteratti is a three piece rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cerebral Hack Artist is their second LP. Disasteratti throw punky blues rock, straight ahead rock and roll, punked up rock with a noisy edge and driving groovy post-hardcore into a blender and out comes magic. This album is wildly uneven and unsatisfying if you're looking for a band content with staying with where they are, because Disasteratti seem compelled to push at even self imposed boundaries, smashing quickly between genres that by all accounts have no right being next to each other. Highlights include Rolling Blackouts, Convict, Forced Exposure, and Hollow  If you're looking for a group of musicians that have developed their own unique, tight, groove filled style and aren't afraid of destroying genre conventions in order to do so, Disasteratti's Cerebral Hack Artist will serve well.