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Agnostic Front – Get Loud (Nuclear Blast)

The Hardcore Scene and New York go hand in hand, almost seen as true siblings, and for almost 40 years now, in one guise or another, Agnostic Front have been the forefathers, the leading light in the genre. As well… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Bloodclot – Up In Arms (Metal Blade)

Super-group. An epithet banded about since the seventies and usually used for a bunch of rich hippies who got stoned and decided to make some extra cash by rehashing riffs from their parent bands. Hardcore. A genre that seems to… Continue Reading →

Sick of It All – Last Act of Defiance (Century Media)

It’s a case of following the formula: hardcore aggression, punk-like speed, the gang choruses, anthemic and pointed songs. I like it. There’s social commentary, rage and the distinct sense of being pissed off but that’s New York Hardcore. No time’s… Continue Reading →

Earth Crisis – Salvation Of Innocents (Candlelight)

Part of the process of this review was to refresh myself on where Earth Crisis came from to get to where they are.  I duly bludgeoned myself my listening to their 2011 oeuvre “Neutralize the Threat”. Puffing my cheeks out… Continue Reading →

Pro-Pain – The Final Revolution (Steamhammer)

Oh yes it’s a flashback alright, first song here ‘Deathwish’ states that clearly and what we get on these 12 tracks are Pro-Pain at their best harking right back to the sound that defined them all those years ago on… Continue Reading →

Dobermann Cult – Lions Share Of The Dog Years (Gaphals Records)

New proposition here with their third album is Swedish hardcore meatheads Dobermann Cult, whose chest pounding macho hardcore sits very firmly in the USHC scene from many years ago and up to the present day. The sample that starts is… Continue Reading →

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