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Billy Bio - Feed The Fire (AFM Records)

Billy Bio – Feed The Fire (AFM Records)

Believe it or not, while I may have heard of Biohazard for nearly 30 years, I have never actually listened to a single album. Sure, I’ve heard a good many songs on compilations, samplers and watched music videos, so I have a relatively good idea.. Read More
Zapruder – S/T (Apathia)

Zapruder – S/T (Apathia)

“Friendship, fun and rock n roll” is the statement behind this mind-twisting album from Zapruder. At its musical heart is a mathcore style strongly reminiscent of Dillinger Escape Plan, so you can expect to be screamed at. The manic screaming and hardcore assault may seem.. Read More
Sick Of It All – Wake the Sleeping Dragon! (Century Media)

Sick Of It All – Wake the Sleeping Dragon! (Century Media)

Hardcore isn’t exclusively a New York phenomenon, but it is appropriate to the gritty city. Sick Of It All have been doing it loud and proud for 32 years, and are now on their twelfth album. If I were to sum up their appeal in.. Read More
Kevlar Bikini - Rants, Riffage and Rousing Rhythms (Geenger Records)

Kevlar Bikini – Rants, Riffage and Rousing Rhythms (Geenger Records)

Grab a Kevlar Bikini, you too can look sexy in a war-zone and it’s guaranteed to confuse and distract your enemy! I can’t see such a fashion item catching on particularly but I am sure I have seen such accoutrements in certain films; probably Troma.. Read More
Uniform – The Long Walk (Sacred Bones)

Uniform – The Long Walk (Sacred Bones)

Brooklyn duo, Uniform, reached dizzying heights of success following the release of ‘Wake in Fright’ – the album received mass critical acclaim, with two tracks featuring in the newest season of Twin Peaks, and most recently the pairing teamed up with fellow harbingers of noise.. Read More
Leeched – You Took The Sun When You Left (Prosthetic Records)

Leeched – You Took The Sun When You Left (Prosthetic Records)

For me, hardcore is one of those styles that whilst crude on the surface is not uniform and has a lot to offer. It would be too posh to call it a genre. Anger and energy stand at the centre. You can express your fury.. Read More
Moonreich - Fugue (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions)

Moonreich – Fugue (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions)

I wasn’t sure what a fugue is other than the fact it’s associated with Bach. Well to cut a long story short, it’s about counterpoint and repetition. The song “Frère Jacques” is an example of it through the way it comes back on itself. Moonreich.. Read More
Madball – For The Cause (Nuclear Blast)

Madball – For The Cause (Nuclear Blast)

Back in the late eighties when Agnostic Front’s Roger Miret first let his 12 year old brother Freddy Cricien jump on stage and take the mic no one could have thought that “Madball” Freddy and his pals would still be recording Hardcore and would become.. Read More
Truchlo Strzygi – Pora Umierac (Godz ov War)

Truchlo Strzygi – Pora Umierac (Godz ov War)

“Black and punk metal from Poland” is the minimalist description of this one. If it’s a case of take it or leave it, I’ll take it. Time to die – well, that’s what the title means. It sounds intriguing. The start isn’t anything like the.. Read More
Chaos Before Gea - Chronos (Blood Fire Death)

Chaos Before Gea – Chronos (Blood Fire Death)

This third album by Chaos Before Gea is a rather mixed bag and by that, I mean the Spanish quintet appear to call on a whole host of influences when styling their sound. Open track the “The Void” starts feeling very rocky with soaring clean.. Read More
Svalbard - It's Hard To Have Hope (Holy Roar)

Svalbard – It’s Hard To Have Hope (Holy Roar)

They sure know how to pick their bands at Holy Roar Records. Svalbard is certainly another stroke of genius. This perfect, angry, energy-laden mixture of melodic death metal, hardcore, crust punk and post-rock with female vocals and socially critical lyrics will no doubt gather a.. Read More