Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Gentle Art Of Chokin'

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The Gentle Art Of Chokin' is an unrelenting fastcore group from Germany.  These blisteringly fast jams are coated with distortion and played at ludicrous speeds with absolutely no sign of slowing down.  I was first introduced to these guys through their split with Shitstorm and holy fucking shit, they haven't stopped putting out undeniably brutal material since then.  Snag everything I could find below and DIG!!!!!!

Split w/ Resurrectionists cover art
The Gentle Art Of Chokin' / Resurrectionists Split LP (2014)

s/t 2011 cover art
Self Titled LP (2011)

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Self Titled 12" EP (2008)

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Shitstorm Split 7" (2007)
(TGAOC Tracks Only)


Straight, No Chaser

Straight, No Chaser was an intense screamo outfit from Rochester, New York.  This band played a relentlessly chaotic brand of emotional hardcore and added elements of hardcore and math rock to the mix.  Their blend of technical musicianship is drenched in talent and shows throughout all of their recorded material.  The link below is the band's entire discography that includes their self titled full length, a couple of EP's and some unreleased material.  I rediscovered this material from a CD I had burnt years ago after downloading these links from Chug Life.  Sadly, I don't have track titles or a breakdown of releases, but you can peep HERE for more information on the band.  Snag this shit now!  It's insanely good!!!  Dig.

Discography (2005-2010)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Misled Youth

Washington D.C.'s Misled Youth is an aural assault of raging hardcore that's most definitely on point.  These ferocious tracks are fast and in your face with blazing guitar riffs, frantic bass parts, pummeling drum work and manically spit vocals.  This stuff hits hard and rips to the absolute max.  Snag their two releases below and dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Coke Bust, Collusion, Meth Lab & Public Suicide

Misled Youth cover art
Self Titled 7" (2014)

Demo Cassette (2011)

Human Bodies

Human Bodies hails from Boston and plays an unsettling brand of blown out blackened punk.  These menacing tunes are layered with constant guitar shredding, barbaric drum beatings and howling shrieks.  This ugly material is intense and dirty as hell.  Snag their demo below and look out for more material in the near future.  Dig!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Host, Symptom & Stranger

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MMXIII Demo Cassette (2013)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dirty Work

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Here some raging thrash punk from Kansas City's Dirty Work.  This is some degenerate, grime-coated sloppy hardcore punk sounds that're ugly and obnoxiously awesome.  These rippers are fast-paced, down your throat and loaded with non-stop energy.  Dirty Work had me hooked from the first listen.  Snag and dig.

- For Fans Of:  Gas Rag, Nerv, Pukeoid, Zipperhead & Ooze

Hard Days And Night cover art
Hard Days And Night 7" (2014)

Mattress Stains cover art
Mattress Stains [Single] (2014)

7" w/ The Baby On It cover art
Self Titled 7" (2013)

Tour Cassette (2012)

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Demo Cassette (2012)


Vancouver's SNØB plays some dirty 80's-inspired hardcore punk that's mean, frantic and loaded with aggression.  Throaty, pissed off vocals top off these thumping, thrash filled tracks of spastic drums, blaring riffs and some of the best bass parts I've heard in a punk band.  After dropping one of the best demos ever and an insanely rowdy 7", these guys released some more ragers on a new compilation.  I simply can't deny this band's instant greatness.  Snag everything below and look for even more material in the near future!  Dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Kozsmar, OafTotal War & Violent Restitution

Distortion Faith Vol. 1 Comp. Cassette (2014)
(SNØB Tracks Only)

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Exploit Me 7" (2014)

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"Million Dead Oogles" [Single] (2014)

Demo Cassette (2013)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Deadbeat L.A.

Deadbeat L.A. have a strong old school hardcore influence in their music and never skimp on the chuggy breakdowns or blast beats. These boys might be new on the block but sure don't sound like it. 

Members were also in: Barking Backwards

For fans of: Creem, Trap Them, Hoax, & Cancer Kids


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Here's some mean beatdown hardcore from Intent.  These stomping and thrashy tracks are filled with thick chugging riffs, barbaric drum beatings and forceful vocal grunts.  This band is is tough and hard hitting with a gritty overall feel.  Snag these raging tracks below and dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  The Rival Mob, Free Spirit & Mob Mentality

All Or Nothing Demo Cassette (2013)

It's Time... Practice Cassette (2013)

No Rules Demo Cassette (2012)


Hassler is a ripping hardcore band from Toronto.  These guys construct thrashy, meaty and barbaric hardcore punk with an incredible overall sound.  Throaty howls are shouted over thick, hard-hitting drums, distortion-coated punk riffs and muddled bass lines.  These guys are just plain mean and will hopefully continue to release more quality jams as good as their current discography already is.  Snag everything below and be amazed.  Dig!

-Members Also Play(ed) In:  Toxic Holocaust, Brutal Knights, Reprobates & Bad Skin

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Fed Worked And Watered LP (2014)

AMORALITY ep cover art
Amorality 7" (2013)

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Self Titled 7" (2012)

Chest Pain

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Chest Pain hails from Texas and plays a fierce hybrid of blistering powerviolence and nasty hardcore punk.  Their sound is loaded with buzzing guitars, down-tuned bass fuzz, spastic drum abuse and vicious vocals.  These guys finally released a full length after a couple of crushing EP's and I must say it's some of the most relentless powerviolence material dropped in recent years.  Snag everything below and rip shit up.  Dig.

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Weltschmerz LP (2014)

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To Live A Lie Vol. II Comp. LP (2014)

Self Titled 7" (2010)

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One Hundred In Ten Comp. LP (2010)

Naw Dude Split 7" (2010)
(Chest Pain Tracks Only)

Demo Cassette (2009)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Face The Rail

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San Francisco's Face The Rail plays fuzzed-out and energized skate-friendly punk complete with sonic surf riffs, muddy bass lines, constant drums and snotty vocals.  This band has an overall refreshing sound that really stands out among many other recent acts.  These grunge/pop/surf punk tracks will have you hooked instantly.  Snag everything below and DIG!

Learning To Die LP (2014)

Tour Cassette (2011)

Face the Rail cover art
Self Titled LP


Ancestors is a noisy, distorted mess of blackened punk featuring Mark McCoy.  Their sound is full of buzzing riffs, muddled noise, frantic drums and disgustingly obnoxious vocals.  This stuff is driving, weird, raging and original.  Their latest 7" is fucking amazing and full of surprising vibes.  Snag the band's discography below and get gross.  Dig.

In Death 7" (2014)

III LP (2012)

II 7" (2009)

I Cassette (2007)