Terminus, tout le monde descend

Damages are hardcore band from Vancouver, Canada. They capture the sound and spirit of ‘90s noise rock/post-hardcore, drawing from the legacy of Dischord, Ebullition and Touch & Go/Am-Rep.

Full of Hell - Roots of earth are consuming my home. Another mandatory addition to my Anger playlist. 

Since 2009, grinding death in the form of a hardcore punk band based out of Maryland and Pennsylvania, USA.




Tones From the Underground has a look back at one of the Richmond-defining bands of the early 1990s:

Later the next summer, I moved in with my band to a house on Floyd Avenue. We thought we were pretty good. But then, I had never heard Sliang Laos. This was soon to change. In that dingy, Rhaphidophoridae-infested basement, my friends and I would hang out and listen to records.

VIA: Fan of the Fan


i’d argue that it’s breadwinner
feel free to check them out

I’d like to agree on Breadwinner but also feel the need to mention Honor RoleCity of Caterpillar & Kepone. But I’m not from Richmond at all so my opinion is probably irrelevant. 

Haymaker is a hardcore/punk band from Hamilton, Ontario comprised of former members of Left For Dead, Chokehold, The Swarm etc. They are well-known for extreme shows which usually end with fights and injuries. Their shows are usually closed down due to the violence, on some occasions parts of the club have been set on fire. Haymaker typically play live once every 1-2 years.
(bio on LastFM)

I have no idea is any of this is true & I’m opposed to almost any form of violence (except against clowns) but damn those are some angry Canadians.

from The Saddest Landscape - Exit Wounded EP

Keelhaul - Keelhaul’s Triumphant Return to Obscurity

They have variously described their music as “loud, heavy, annoying rock for people with short attention spans” and “like post hardcore progressive acid rock”.

After hearing a lot about this album by Convul (formerly Convulsions) - released last year & mentioned in several best of 2012 - I finally started listening to it. I’m always very cautious about anything labeled as progressive in music & I have to admit I wasn’t totally convinced by my first listenings but I think it’s starting to really grow on me. I have no clear idea which band to compare it & even have the hardest time describing their sound, some sort of angry bastard child fathered by progressive hardcore & southern doom? But you can read a good review of it by Tight to the Nail & make your own opinion by listening to it on Spotify or Bandcamp. Modern technology I salute you. 

Can’t get enough of that album lately, hardcore meets black metal done right.

circling, circling
spiraling down
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.


Get it here : http://tinyurl.com/cujc9wd

  • An awesome pairing of two incredibly interesting bands who play discordant music.

    Loma Prieta’s sound is difficult to describe, however it is clear that they come from the rich tradition of creative Bay Area hardcore bands such as Mohinder, Funeral Diner, Bread and Circuits, Yaphet Kotto, and Indian Summer. Eschewing sub-genres in favor of organically writing songs that are personally fulfilling, each Loma Prieta record is substantially different from the last. Nonetheless, Loma Prieta have managed to forge a distinctive form of expression that is entirely their own.

    Raein are an emotional and discordant punk band from Italy originally founded by members from La Quiete and Neil on Impression. Upon their formation in 2002, the band began releasing a dizzying amount of music, over 12 influential releases/appearance in under four years time. This original incarnation of Raein disbanded in late 2005. But after a hiatus of almost 2 years the band officially regrouped in September 2007. Since the reformation the band has released to moving albums and toured the world extensively on their own terms. Considered to be leaders in the new wave of emotional post-hardcore, Raein carry a similar spirit and sound as bands Orchid, Saetia, and others. Melding melody and discordance into something truly beautiful to experience.



Damn that’s what I call sonic aggression. Modern hardcore is war!