Album of the Month: Rude Awakening – Collateral Damage
Album of The Month

Album of the Month: Rude Awakening – Collateral Damage

Rude Awakening have come roaring out of Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts with their latest powerhouse of a record, Collateral Damage. Having teamed up with prestigious hardcore label Bridge Nine Records and hitting the road around the US and Canada, Rude Awakening are fresh and ready to start making their mark on the world of hardcore music. … Continue reading

Album of the Month: HAWSER – Young and Restless
Album of The Month / Reviews

Album of the Month: HAWSER – Young and Restless

Dutch four-piece HAWSER formed in 2011 and have been touring Europe intensively since their off-set. After announcing their signing to Farewell Records this April, it seems that three years of hard work is beginning to pay off for these guys. Having already released a quality EP – Shallow Earth, in 2013, this budding hardcore outfit felt … Continue reading

Album of the Month: More Than Life – What’s Left Of Me
Album of The Month / Reviews

Album of the Month: More Than Life – What’s Left Of Me

UK hardcore heroes, More Than Life have been eerily quiet since their last release in 2010. Thankfully, after a few break-up rumours, this rowdy bunch of British southerners have risen from the ashes with their latest effort, What’s Left Of Me. After the group’s signing to Holy Roar Records, More Than Life fans will be … Continue reading

Album of the Month: Comeback Kid – Die Knowing
Album of The Month / Reviews

Album of the Month: Comeback Kid – Die Knowing

Comeback Kid, the Canadian kings of hardcore, are back. It’s been a quiet few years for CBK but they haven’t been forgotten. One of the most highly anticipated records this year, Die Knowing is set to carve out Comeback Kid’s throne at the forefront of hardcore once again. Released through Victory Records, Die Knowing will remind fans why … Continue reading

Album of the Month: With Increase – Death is Inevitable
Album of The Month / Reviews

Album of the Month: With Increase – Death is Inevitable

During the 1990s, Florida gave birth to some classic hardcore music. It’s almost 20 years later and the FLHC scene is still far from dead and buried. Signed to Blood and Ink Records, With Increase is one of the many devoted bands keeping that fire burning. Their home-grown brand of melodic yet brutish hardcore captures perfectly the energy … Continue reading

Album of the Month: Backtrack – Lost In Life
Album of The Month

Album of the Month: Backtrack – Lost In Life

Crossover kings, Backtrack have returned with their second full length, Lost In Life. Hailing from Long Island, New York, this 5-piece hardcore outfit have set themselves apart from a sea of similar sounding bands through colossal riffs, mammoth grooves and endless energy. Previous effort Darker Half was released through Reaper Records and solidified Backtrack’s place … Continue reading

Album of the Month: Modern Life is War – Fever Hunting
Album of The Month

Album of the Month: Modern Life is War – Fever Hunting

“Modern Life is War is an active band again.” A couple of weeks ago, the announcement of Marshalltown’s finest return to business after six years of hiatus made the Internet got super excited. Despite all the enthusiasm that this kind of announcement usually generates, it is always legitimate to question the significance of a reunion. … Continue reading