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.
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.