Melodic Hardcore

Our Darkest Days and ‘Snakes & Ladders’ (19/11/21)*

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Our Darkest Days – Quebéc City, Quebéc, Canada It is safe to say that the incoming album from Our Darkest Days entitled Snakes & Ladders has, though rapidly approaching, been a long and arduous time coming. In the interest of expedition and getting to this review as fast as the Quebéc…

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United Defiance and ‘Change The Frequency’

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United Defiance – East Bay, California, USA Ah yes, United Defiance and Change The Frequency. A band from the East Bay Area of California that in more ways than one, epitomise the existence of a DIY Punk band. United Defiance, a band that through multiple formats, personnel changes, loss, uncertainty…

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Video Premiere: Fair Do’s With ‘Love & Light’

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Fair Do’s – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Ah, yes, the video premiere of Fair Do’s with ‘Love & Light’. A band moniker used in a variety of ways and nuances depending on the mood, flanked by a painfully positive and often forced term of pseudo-optimism, itself synonymous with toe-the-line societal appearances. Well,…

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Freedumb and ‘The Freedumb Curse – Reversed’

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Freedumb – Østfold, Norway Freedumb and The Freedumb Curse – Reversed are part of a trend. A trend in Punk? OH NO! Stay with me now. That was for dramatic effect. One of the things about bands, of all shapes and sizes, is that much of the music you see, hear and digest…

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Grand Collapse and ‘Empty Plinths’ (06/08/21)

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Grand Collapse – Bristol, England, United Kingdom (Again, please?) Grand Collapse and Empty Plinths. These are words that many have been waiting for. Well, the former followed by something in full-length form to be more precise. Grand Collapse are infamous, notorious and have now returned via the likes of TNSrecords…

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Fair Do’s and Our ‘Casket’

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Fair Do’s – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Fair Do’s and Our ‘Casket’. Where to begin? Well, ‘Casket’ is a song concerning the ever-widening death-box society is building itself. Such a tomb is being constructed in double-time and its workers are mired in an intoxicating miasma of their own incredulity and…

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Dragged In – ‘LP1’

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Dragged In – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Though originally released in 2020 and not one for longwinded titles, Dragged In and LP1 have made their way into 2021 via Cursed Blessings Records. The Toronto, Ontario Hardcore Punks have been placing their own seal on the history of the ‘core since 2015…

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