I can never thank Eric enough for turning me onto deathcrust brutalizers Disgrace last year. These dudes are truly epic and crushing and I love all of their tunes. Well, Disgrace has teamed up with fellow death commandos Harness to release a 7″ split and if that statement alone doesn’t make you cream your pants, maybe you will after listening to a track from each band. Continue reading
Aeon, Agitator, Cattle Decapitation, Chelsea Wolfe, Code Orange Kids, Column Of Heaven, Death Grips, deftones, Departures, Disgrace, Dodecahedron, dying fetus, early graves, Expire, Fever Dreams, Fire And Ice, Gaza, Godstopper, hivesmasher, Homewrecker, Like Rats, Meshuggah, Misser, periphery, pig destroyer, Spawn of possession, The Love Below, Twitching Tongues, War Hound, Xibalba
Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.
The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.
Toxicbreed’s Funhouse, the premiere underground hardcore blog, is currently streaming its Casa De Diversion Covers Vol. II compilation via bandcamp. Featuring bands like Weekend Nachos covering Jellyroll Rockheads, Disgrace covering Sepultura, and Jungle Juice covering Void, the covers compilation is a thirty track romp showcasing some of the most prominent hardcore acts today and their unique takes on various covers as well as some surprise covers from bands not relatively hardcore at all. Did I mention that the covers comp is slated to be released for free download as well? Stream the awesome comp below.