FAIM – Hollow Hope LP (Safe Inside Records)

FAIM is powerful hardcore machinery originating from Denver, Colorado. Right from their start in late 2016, the group delivered a very heartening mixture of politically engaged lyrics and ferocious hardcore punk music. The group worked hard to gain respect on the local scene, and their effort undoubtedly paid off through wholeheartedly performed numbers that shine… Read More FAIM – Hollow Hope LP (Safe Inside Records)

Be Well – The Weight And The Cost LP (Equal Vision Records / End Hits Records)

The Weight And The Cost is a highly anticipated debut full-length album by Be Well, a supergroup comprised of some renowned musicians who spent quite an amount of time in bands such as Battery, Bane, Darkest Hour, Fairweather…to name a few. The group already set the bar up high with their previous 7” record, but… Read More Be Well – The Weight And The Cost LP (Equal Vision Records / End Hits Records)

Death By Stereo – We’re All Dying Just In Time LP (Indecision Records)

I could easily say I am into a long term relationship with the discography of this longstanding Californian band. My fascination with earlier works by Death By Stereo lasts for nearly two decades. The albums such as If Looks Could Kill, I’d Watch You Die, Day Of The Death, Into The Valley Of Death, Day… Read More Death By Stereo – We’re All Dying Just In Time LP (Indecision Records)

Death Of Youth – Suburban Dystopia 12″ EP (Engineer Records)

Death Of Youth searched for the formula to blend the essence of emotive hardcore with detailed harmonizations, characteristic for a newer school of melodic hardcore. This South East London based group ultimately succeeded in their strivings with their second recording named Suburban Dystopia. Whoever attempted to merge down these two similar genres, acknowledges this is… Read More Death Of Youth – Suburban Dystopia 12″ EP (Engineer Records)

Amalia Bloom – Maiden Voyage CD (Engineer Records)

Amalia Bloom originates from Vicenza, and Maiden Voyage is one of their latest offerings to the broader audience. This Italian emotive post-hardcore quintet has been active for a while, paving their way to the top with a profoundly melodic, but yet delicate approach to the genre. The group worked hard since the formation at the… Read More Amalia Bloom – Maiden Voyage CD (Engineer Records)

This Calling – Methods Of Protest LP (Black Star Foundation)

This Calling is an uprising Hungarian melodic hardcore act comprised of the members who learned secrets of the craft through previous work at renowned bands such as Bridge To Solace, Poison Alley, and The Idoru. As far as I am informed, Methods Of Protest is their debut full-length album constituted of eleven incredible compositions. Perhaps… Read More This Calling – Methods Of Protest LP (Black Star Foundation)

Vision Quest – Bear Witness 7” (Crew Cuts Records / Angry & Hungry Records / Blind Rage Records)

There’s something unique about UKHC that makes me want to flip everything upside down, tear apart anything that comes close in the nearest radius or stage dive off the couch with my ribs facing the coffee table. At least that’s how I feel about UKHC, which in my humble opinion, differs a lot from USHC.… Read More Vision Quest – Bear Witness 7” (Crew Cuts Records / Angry & Hungry Records / Blind Rage Records)

Western Addiction – Frail Bray LP (Fat Wreck Chords)

Western Addiction came a long way since their formation in 2003. Each new record is a shift towards darker melodic old school hardcore punk sound for these San Francisco, California natives. The group shaped up a recognizable sound that unquestionably stands out from the remainder of the Fat Wreck roster. To serve as a reminder,… Read More Western Addiction – Frail Bray LP (Fat Wreck Chords)