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)

Coilguns – Watchwinders LP (Hummus Records)

Coilguns are operating as a complex singular sonic mechanism based on technical harmonizations, chaotic melodic sequences, massive drop-tuned riffages, and mathematically precise drumbeats. These skillful Swiss musicians are hailing from La Chaux De Fonds, and their existence is solely based on firing sonic equations stacked within highly energetic clusters. The band has delivered loads of… Read More Coilguns – Watchwinders LP (Hummus Records)

Mindforce – Swingin Swords, Choppin Lords 12″ EP (Triple B Records)

These guys are no strangers to our blog. We previously had a chance to review their full-length debut called Excalibur, an intense hardcore record that entirely goes beyond the genre. This Poughkeepsie, NY based group combines incredible musicianship with highly driven crossover thrash shreddings, but the essence of their music lays down in hardcore roots.… Read More Mindforce – Swingin Swords, Choppin Lords 12″ EP (Triple B Records)