Melodic Hardcore

The Last Mile and ‘II’

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The Last Mile – Montreal, Québec, Canada The Last Mile and II are the product of a long journey through the myriad of obstacles, deviations and general curveballs that exist within the realm of underground bands. That is all the time I am going to spend on that because today is primarily focussed on the current

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Thousand Oaks and ‘Hell Is Empty’ (27/11/20)

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Thousand Oaks – Rome, Italy Thousand Oaks and Hell Is Empty. The former is a band of blistering technical Punk-Rock and the latter; a statement that is no longer as outlandish as it once blissfully and idly was. Mud Cake Records are on board and pushing the mainline vinyl run of the latest from the harmonised,

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I See Vultures and ‘Neversafe’

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I See Vultures – Leicester, England, United Kingdom It’s been a rough-year to debut as a band but I See Vultures and ‘Neversafe’ enter 2020 none-the-absolute-less. The band’s resolute determination is to be commended, even if they should “retrain” and look for other work. The Leicester band have thus far fallen upon Hardcore Punk with their own

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waterweed and The ‘Diffuse’ Vinyl Issue (04/12/20)

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waterweed – Osaka, Japan Although the album itself was a 2019 entry into the Punk-a-sphere, waterweed and the Diffuse vinyl issue are words worth heeding, noting and if you’re so inclined, celebrating. The Osaka band, who have been slogging it out since 2003 and in 2018, 2019 and to a point, 2020 respectively, have populated

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SHIIVA and Their ‘Groove’

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SHIIVA – Lancaster, California, USA California is fertile ground for Punk-Rock and Hardcore and from this sonically nutritional soil, SHIIVA and their Groov(e) enter 2020. The four-piece in this past July unleashed their debut defiance set across seven tracks durationally set between 1:32 and 2:39. That latter piece of information is simply an important bonafide morsel

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Spillage and Their Debut Self-Titled

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Spillage – Manchester, England, United Kingdom The open and inherent disdain of Punk-Rock as a medium has increased exponentially in 2020. Spillage and their debut Self-Titled enter such a time to be alive (negatively) in a flurry of disdain and entrenched grit in a cross-reference of infused melody via Rad Noise Records. The Manchester four-piece who

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EP Premiere: The Brass – ‘Mob Neutrality’

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The Brass – Portland, Oregon, USA Today is a day of new music, specifically denoting to the EP Premiere of The Brass and Mob Neutrality. After some considerable time away from the studio circuit since there original release of grit-laden chugging Melodic Hardcore, Skate Punk-crossover that was the debut Armsreach, The Brass have returned. Although

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Heathcliff and ‘Stay Posi – Not Zombi’ (21/08/20)

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Heathcliff – Munich, Germany After a 2019 that marked their debut blast of Skate Punk rooted, genre-crossing fast Punk, Heathcliff and ‘Stay Posi – Not Zombi’ enter 2020. A year that through its unprecedented upheaval, has only proved to be positively consistent through its sonic output. The alternative music scene has held on and despite

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Motion Sickness and ‘Isolate’

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Motion Sickness – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada The musical medium of Punk-Rock is and always has been one unto which disdain is cathartically expressed. Motion Sickness and Isolate, through their very existence, enter 2020 riding high upon such via Hamiton, Ontario. Motion Sickness move through thirteen songs in sixteen minutes via such an illuminated disdain of

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Riviera Kid and ‘Stay Positive’

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Riviera Kid – Margate, England, United Kingdom As is apparently the way, the great catch-up regarding UK underground releases continues. Riviera Kid released Stay Positive in this here 2020 via Back From The Dead Records this past May. This time around, the band are but a two-person outfit and the aforementioned Stay Positive is the latest

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