they say to look both ways
and don’t forget
and don’t forget to leave room
to eat your words
you forgot to look both ways…
“This is my favorite Threadbare song; it has the best drum buildup in any song, ever.”
If you’re missing the old Ceremony sound, circa “Still Nothing Moves You” listen to The Flex from the UK.
The angry Passengers from Maryland released another 3 songs EP, Divided available on Bandcamp. Their excellent previous EP Where We Belong is also now available on Spotify.
Damn that’s what I call sonic aggression. Modern hardcore is war!
new capsule record.
Just what I needed on a working Sunday.
It’s been a while, but it never gets old.
I’ve just received KEN Mode last LP at home and I now realize it’s also available on Spotify. Enjoy while it lasts as it’s their only album available there. Or stream the others on Bandcamp.
It’s this twitch in my face. It’s a dead giveaway. My thoughts are never quiet—I’d do anything to have this go away. I still want to cry every day. I still think about killing myself. And I haven’t told him yet. It’s nights like these I wonder—would it be easier? Would it be harder? Am I strong enough? It’s just a pill a day to make it go away.
This isn’t safe. No, this isn’t a safe place. I’m not safe. I’m not safe in this place.
Passengers is a hardcore band from Maryland that I found through the Toxicbreed’s Funhouse blog. The description of their sound was laudatory enough that I decided to check out their EP, Where We Belong, on bandcamp. But when I did, I wasn’t really expecting something this powerful. From the heavy, dramatic music to the extremely intense vocals to the heartfelt, devastating lyrics, this record knocks me the fuck out on every level. At the end of this song, when Alissa is screaming “I’m not safe in this place!” it gives me chills. And yeah, I relate to these lyrics. Maybe a little too much. But goddamn. This is just so good.
I worry sometimes about all the inspiration and energy fading away from hardcore, but every time I really try to pay attention to what’s going on in the scene, I find new reasons to believe. It may be susceptible to tired nth-degree revivals and empty ritualistic recreations of sounds that were done to death when I was a teenager, but there are always bands finding new things to say and new ways to inspire. And thank god for that.
I don’t have $3 to buy the Passengers EP yet, but the second I can come up with the cash, I’m grabbing it.
Holy shit, best hardcore EP I’ve heard in a long time. This is gonna be my new morning playlist.
I love Unsane & I’m trying really hard to get into their last album but I don’t get it. I end up feeling like every song is the same one & I don’t hear anything new since Visqueen (that I truly enjoyed). So my favorite part of Wreck ends up being this cover of a Flipper track, which like the rest of the album makes me feel like they didn’t work very hard on it.
Business as usual.
It’s business as usual.
Your business as usual is killing us all.
Still missing Cursed dearly.
Seven Sisters of Sleep first LP should wake you up if you’re in need of some good angry metallic hardcore. I’d have enjoyed more new material as half the songs on this album were already on the killer split with Children of God but hey, I’ve never written a single song in my life so who am I to complain?