Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Overcast - Discography

     Overcast was an amazing early 90's metalcore band from Boston, Massachusetts fronted by Brian Fair from the more popular band Shadows Fall. In the 7 years that they played they released a few 7" records and 3 full lengths with the last one (Reborn to Kill Again, 2008) being a re-release of old tracks and two unrecorded songs.
     They briefly reunited in 2006 at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and announced the release of Reborn to Kill Again. Even more recently they reunited once again at This Is Hardcore 2014 where I heard their music for the first time and was instantly blown away. Knowing nothing about Overcast I curiously asked my friend what the vocalist of Shadows Fall was doing up on stage during sound check. The room was full and they really set it off making it my favorite set of this years fest. During their set they announced another release of their discography coming out on Bullet Tooth titled "Only Death is Smiling" which will feature 45 tracks across 3 CD's and is speculated to be released in the fall or late 2014. This is a collection of their 7" and 12" releases along with some splits and a live set.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Inside Out - No Spiritual Surrender

     Still a classic almost 25 years later, No Spiritual Surrender left a huge footprint on hardcore music. Orange County's Inside Out released this in 1990 only to break up a year later, but some of the songs they wrote for an upcoming release turned into Zack de la Rocha's new band Rage Against the Machine. No Spiritual Surrender is an essential record in your music collection.

This year at This Is Hardcore Fest, a band called Hounds of Hate covered Burning Fight.

Uppercut - Collection

     Uppercut was a NYHC band from the Bronx during the late 80's and early 90's. I just listened to this for the first time the other day and was wondering why I haven't heard of them sooner. They sound very similar to Outburst and Breakdown, and the guitarist has also played for bands like Side by Side and Judge.

Waste Management - Get Your Mind Right EP

     Another awesome band out of Boston, Waste Management, released this EP in 2007 on Pain Killer Records.

Alert - Demo 08

     Straight Edge Youth Crew from Western Massachusetts on Six Feet Under Records and Life to Live Records.

Dumptruck - Feelin' Good Demo 2003

     Aka The Wrong Side. I don't really know what you want me to say about them besides the fact that most people consider to be one of the best Lockin' Out releases ever. Listen for yourself.

Youth of Today - Live in Toronto

     The almighty Youth of Today from Connecticut, but basically a surrogate of the New York Hardcore scene. This is a bootleg of their live show in Toronto on  August 15th, 1986.

This is a live video of the show.

Ten Yard Fight - Hardcore Pride

     Straight Edge Youth Crew band from Boston, Ten Yard Fight followed up their demo with a 1995 release of Hardcore Pride on the Big Wheel Recreation label. Their last show on October 17th, 1999 has been dubbed National Edge Day and has been celebrated every year since. The show also featured Bane, In My Eyes, Reach the Sky, and Floorpunch.

Sick Symptom - Demo 2014

     Featuring members of Wrong Answer and Modern Pain, Sick Symptom's demo hit the streets not too long ago and left some hot burnout marks. Awesome lyrics and vocals that are very similar to Wrong Answer but it's faster and more raw. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Blind Justice/Heavy Chains Split

Two of the biggest bands from the current Shore Style 2014 roster are
putting together a split on Bad Rep Records and Mass Movement. If you
don't already know that these bands rule then educate yourself and pre-order
this split. Blind Justice played two new songs at the Old Wounds record
release show at the Meatlocker, and they ripped!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wadge - Grindcore Lu'au

Well I didn't expect to write a third post tonight, but I have a true gem here. 
Wadge is a Canadian grindcore band who write songs about Hawaii. Their 
blend of grindcore, thrash, d-beat, crust, punk, surf punk, and hardcore is a 
truly difficult feat that Wadge has accomplished. Not that anyone else is 
competing for that title. I feel like this is the greatest thing in the world.

Slugga - Demo

A fucking ass kicking punk band from Atlanta will make you want to 
stomp all over your bedroom. What more do I need to say?

Jukai - MMXIV

90's metalcore inspired 5 piece from Long Island, Jukai released
their second tape on the greatest label on the planet RTF Records. 
These guys play some truly awesome and heavy music and they deserve
every bit of recognition they get. Check them out soon on a Long Island
Hardcore Compilation coming out in early 2015 too. 

Help the band and RTF Records out and buy the tape. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Code Orange - I Am King

The extremely anticipated record by the all grown up Code Orange
Kids, I Am King is finally here. I slept on this band and didn't get into
them until I saw their set at This Is Hardcore where they blew me the fuck
away. Don't make the same mistake I did and have a listen and then order it. 
This record is going to set trends. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dalton McGraw/Out of Hand

This is my boy Dalton, I met him last year at This is Hardcore and I hung out
with him every day at this years fest. He lives in Detroit and he's not dead. That's
because he has a black belt in Mosh-Kwan Fu and he spin kicks muggers into the 
stratosphere. Dalton is a local legend and hero, often saving children from burning 
buildings by quickly posi jumping through the windows. His favorite band is Freedom, 
and he does interviews. Check them out. 

Dalton also drums in a band called Out of Hand. They rule.