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96 – “Caught In The Grips”

96 - Caught In The Grips

Today is one of those days where the hardcore world can breath a sigh of relief. Today is the day 96 releases their full length debut album, and let’s just say they’re doing hardcore right. No silly, redundant breakdowns. No over the top tough guy persona in the lyrics. Instead …

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Everything Went Black “Cycles of Light”

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Everything Went Black is a hardcore band on Prosthetic records, blending in some melodic and even black metal elements as well as some doom riffs to create a unique sound in the hardcore world. I’ve heard this described as blackened crusty hardcore… whatever that means Cycles of Light is a …

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Best And Worst Of 2011 – Apex Predator Style

THE BEST The year 2011 wasn’t as bad for metal as I had initially feared. In all honesty, I did not listen to half of the albums that were released last year, but from what I did hear, the following (in no particular order) were my favorites: Sylosis – Edge …

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Bleeding Through “The Great Fire”

Bleeding Through - The Great Fire

Will Bleeding Through’s latest effort be another step in the right direction or scare off fans like “The Truth” did? The self titled album released a few years back was an excellent step for the metalcore masters Bleeding Through. To me, “The Great Fire” is the wrong direction. The previous …

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With Daggers “Widowers EP”

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With Daggers, a hardcore band out of Rochester, NY released an EP titled “Widower” on January 3rd, 2012. From start to finish this album is raw, angry and depressing as all hell, especially if the lyrical content has real meaning to the band (which I have been unable to find …

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Biohazard “Reborn in Defiance”

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In today’s world, extreme music has been turning into a giant redundancy department of redundancy… with that corny joke said, longtime hardcore band, Biohazard, has returned with a solid reminder of what hardcore should sound like. This reminder comes in the form of their newest album, Reborn in Defiance. And …

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Best and Worst of 2011 – DonnieCake Style

2011 to me marked an extremely solid year in metal of all tastes. We saw a ton of major releases, a bunch of well received indie releases and the continued growth of the now tumbling down metalcore/deathcore scene. With 2012 shaping up to be a possible blockbuster year after 2011, …

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Bermuda “Isolationist(s)”

When I received the new Bermuda album for review, I thought that I was about to listen to the deathcore band from Australia that was formerly known as Knife To A Gunfight. The album Isolationist(s) is in fact deathcore, so I stayed with this perception for the first few spins, …

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Farewell To Freeway “Filthy Habits”

Farewell To Freeway is yet another band that is new to me but has a fairly extensive catalog. They have been releasing albums for 11 years now (5 of them for Victory Records), but I haven’t had the chance to check them out until their latest release, Filthy Habits. Farewell …

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