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|Cut To The Core|
Early emo/harcore list, with some metal thrown in, basically recent digs.
Staright up 80s hardcore, catchy, rip roaring musical lines that just don't let down. For fans of the Descendants the Circle Jerks. Ameoba, Kids of the Black Hole and Creatures are amazing.
Living In Darkness
Surf-punk? Hells yes. Ok fine, so this is more 80s Hardcore again, but another classic, this time with hints of the Beach Boys. You read it right.
Early emo, this is alomst right up there with Moss Icon's Lyburnnum, awesome bass lines abound, intense as all hell, this isn't to be missed.
Pregnant With The Senior Class
More early emo, this s'hit is just violent, mixed in with twirly guitars and pained screams, its maybe one of the more experemental bands to come out of the 90s scene, theres almost an element of noise-punk a la Drive Like Jehu. I love the name Angel Hair as well for some reason.
In Love with Jetts/The Lady Is a Cat
Probably stranger than Angel Hair, Antioch Arrow drift in and out of harcore and post-punk with a violent intensity that makes this a really cool listen.
This is amazing, from the early 90s, these guys strike me as the precursor to Off Minor with thier jazz influenced tunes, but it dosn't mean they don't completely know how to go bezerk. Amazing album.
|7||Verse En Coma|
Mix 3/4 cup of City of Caterpillar in 3/5 cup of Malady and bake till golden brown. Result: Postscreamindiecore. Me? Facetious?
Erm, Rocky hardcore? If you're looking for something differnt on offer from alot of the usual bands, this is worth a look.
Interview With David Frost
Emergency Numebers is a mind blowing record and this, while not QUITE as good, still tears face off. Reminicent of p.99 with their harcore intensity, their songwriting is still up there with the best of them.
Yep, the At-the Drive In spin off, a much 'cleaner' sound than their predecessor, they sort of remind me of Thursday in that regard, solid album.
Chandeliers in the Savannah
The crazy spastic heavyness of The Blood Brothers mixed in with eccentric synths, piano lines and electric beats, this record is strange in the best possible of ways.
C I V I L W A R
Best punk record put out this year? More than likely. Just pure, distilled fun, I don't think I've been this into a punk record since Oh! Culcutta.
|13||Garden of Shadows|
Melodic Death, sorta remind me of Kalmah but with a more varied sound and more progressive elements. Solid album, but I'm not much of a metalhead these days, *sigh*.
Probably one of the more interesting metal albums to be released this year, its wanders into different soundscapes and varining degress of heaviness while still remaining to be suprisingly listenable.
Life... The Best Game In Town
I just don't like sludgy music, OK?
|Yay, someone else likes 2! Great great album!|
|1, 3, 7 and 11 are the best here if you're after anything, lol.|
just finished listened to Malady too, I love them.
|i fucking love 1|
|1 and 2 are the fucking shit man.|
|I've only heard 12, 13 and 14. All of which are awesome.|
|will check out 1, 3, 7 and 11|
|Nice list, a lot I need to hear on here.|