Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Counterblast - Karma Crusher Promo


Call me late to the party, but I just discovered this band a few weeks back and I am hooked. Imagine if you will, you took a time machine back to the mid/late 90's and Hardcore was a smorgashboard of diffrent ideas and sounds, that's where you could find Counterblast.

Hailing from the great state of Texas, Counterblast brings back that Krishna inspired Hardcore we all know and loved back in the day, but with an obvious new breathe in mordern day sound.

Not much needs to be said about Counterblast except that where some bands work towards an end goal and have a progress to become a better band, Counterblast already has it and will (at least I hope) continue to grace us with more music soon. I hope they are release new stuff and become more active in 2016!

Counterblast Bandcamp

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Neutral Territory - 2016 Demo


So here it is! When your friend tells you about a project months in advance and says it's gonna sound like all the bands you wish you could of played in, you're bound to be stoked. And yes i was.

This rag tag team of Melodic Hardcore Punker's are made up of members from such bands like Test Of Time, The Stereo State, and The Carrier just to name a few. The best possible way to describe Neutral Territory is to say they sound like that Punk band on Epitaph Records or Fat Wreck Chords that still had that Hardcore element. You'd expect them to be on Jade Tree and see their live set on a random VHS Video Compilation.

This truly brings on great feelings when listening to it. It reminds me of how i used to feel when i was a kid figuring out what Hardcore/Punk was. Like when everything you bought on Fat was punk rock and then you find GR's Operation Phoenix and it blows you away because it hits hard and then let's off to only hit hard again. I feel that's what NT are going to do with their whole career.

Neutral Territory Bandcamp


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Reason To Believe

Plain and simple, this post goes out to Jon Bunch who passed away today. Now, by no means am I the biggest fan of Jon's whole music career but I defiantly loved a lot of songs he sang for.

When I first heard of Sense Field, It was around the time I really started to get into Post Punk/Emo/Screamo type of stuff but SF never became huge in my life like other bands. But then I heard of Jon's band before, Reason To Believe. And when I first heard the LP I was beyond stoked. For anyone who knows me, I love Melodic Hardcore/Punk stuff and RTB played exactly what i'd want a band to sound like.

Today when I first heard of the news I was taken back. Even a bit more weird, I was actually listening to SF last night while on the computer, my first time really sitting down listening to them in a few years. But I'm not one to jump on the bandwagon and post about "----" celebrity passing away. But this hits way closer to home. And as the day went on, the more I realized how much Jon actually meant to me. He was someone who I would always wanted to be. Not only the fact that he had a beautiful voice, but some of his lyrics really stuck in me. I even enjoyed his time in FSF. This is me paying homage to a man that had in impact in the Hardcore/Punk community that most might not feel today.

I may not get on this Blog as much as I would want, but I think this deserves a post. Jon deserves to be recognized. Rest in peace Jon, you will be missed.

Reason To Believe

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lines Drawn - Demo 2015


It's one thing to review good music, it's another to review my friends good music.

As soon as I seen the name Lines Drawn, it brought an excitement on that I had to sit on for a few months. When I was shown the rough demos, I couldn't wait. Now here we are, and I couldn't be more excited to express my emotions for this band with the world.

Lines Drawn hail from Rhode Island and rightfully bring to mind bands like Blue Monday and Allegiance. The earlier 00's sound comes out hard and heavy with these six tracks in such a great way. Bringing the sound is one thing, but the feel is another. When you go through these nine plus minutes, you will definitely feel like you went 12 years into the past.

If you dig anything early 00's Hardcore and a bunch of rad dudes playing rad music, then the Lines Drawn Demo is right for you.

Lines Drawn Demo 2015

https://www.facebook.com/LinesDrawnHC

Break Through Demos 2015

HEY! It's been far too long since I posted here, and I know not many people care all too much but I do this out of love and compassion for this music, so until that flames burn out I'll be here posting whenever.

So with that being said, I'll selfishly  promote myself and my endeavors...like the one i'm doing with some good friends of mine in a band called Break Through.

Coming straight out of Arizona, all we intend to do is play Hardcore in the vain of our favorite bands and doing so with heart and passion.

With all songs being written by us within a few months, and recorded inside my bedroom, they might not of turned out great but they came out with heart.

Being told our sound rages from anywhere between old Token Entry, Sick Of It All and No For and Answer, I can honestly say I'm way excited to see where my friends and I can take this band.

Be on the look out for new material later this year and feel free to message us about shirts and demo tapes!

Break Through Bandcamp

https://www.facebook.com/BreakThroughAZHC

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Revision - Demo 2015

Revision are a new band coming straight out of Southern California, with a sound that is nothing but pure Hardcore. Kind of takes me back to those early/mid 2000's.

When I heard a snippet of audio a few months back on Instagram and I was hooked. Seriously one of the best demos of 2014, and I'm stoked on hearing what else comes out from these dudes.

https://www.facebook.com/RevisionHC

Revision - Demo 2015

Red Son - Set Everything In Motion

This is hands down one of my favorite releases ever done by any band in any genre. Maybe it has more pull on me for personal reasons, but the fact remains that this album and band had something that I didn't see in most bands of the time. It is a bit sad that the band is now defunct, and not very many people outside of AZ know of it's existence, but I guess it's never too late to discover a rare gem.

This was the first, and only Full Length from Arizona's own Red Son (ex members of Where Eagles Dare, Run With The Hunted, Oubskurity, etc.).  In total, I think they had: a demo, 7", This LP and Two EP's following this release.

I can't even count how many times I saw Red Son, and at times I even forget the venues at which they played, but I know it was always a good time when they played. Whether or not I was sick or tired, i tried to make it out to a show. Now that I look back at all those times I rushed to catch their set and their set only, I'm happy I did so. I truely miss this band.

Red Son - Set Everything In Motion