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Tag Archives: Hardcore

Amplfied: Allusion are a bunch of degenerates

Posted by on July 31, 2015

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] It’s Friday, and all I want to do is listen to some hardcore. Oklahoma’s Allusion and their EP “Land of Sleep” are the cure to the Friday afternoon slump. Their sound is rooted in moshy […]

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Video Premiere: Forest Wars – Familiar

Posted by on July 16, 2015

You might remember Forest Wars from our Amplified special on some of the band submissions we received at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival – the Ohio hardcore band couldn’t make it down themselves, but actually had friends come by to sign them up! The first taste of their music we got was […]

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Dissident Aggression: The Poisoning of Everyting by Obliterations

Posted by on November 11, 2014

The definition of the word obliterate is to wipe something out completely, to utterly destroy whatever the intended target might be.  In the case of Los Angeles based Obliterations this is exactly their intent with every track on their newest full-length album, Poison Everything. Somewhere in the extreme music timeline the worlds of punk and […]

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Dissident Aggression: Partaking In some Intercourse

Posted by on August 1, 2014

Rough day at the office?  Maybe the commute was extra long, maybe the boss was giving you the business for the most mundane reason in existence?  Tired of reading and hearing propaganda passed off as news?  Extra annoyed with all the armchair historians laying claim to who should bomb who in 140 characters or less?  […]

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Dissident Aggression: Secret Cutter

Posted by on July 25, 2014

There’s a prevailing theory that the world as we know it is on the brink of collapse.  The banking and financial systems are stealing our money, only to eventually crumble under the weight of their own obesity when there’s nothing left to steal from us.  The environment is decaying faster than a banana peel left […]

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Dissident Aggression: Haymaker Are Letting Them Rot

Posted by on January 31, 2014

Our friends in the Great White North have been churning out some of the finest in extreme music for well over three decades now.  One place where Canada’s contributions to heavy music have been criminally overlooked though is in the world of hardcore.  One of Canada’s current hardcore exports though will certainly raise some eyebrows […]

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Dissident Aggression: Surviving the Yautja Attack

Posted by on January 17, 2014

Every now and then a band comes lumbering out of a scene and immediately places themselves right at the forefront.  In this case the scene in question is Nashville.  “Music City” has long been known as a Mecca of country, folk, bluegrass and the blues, amongst other genres.  But Nashville has also seen it’s fair […]

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Dissident Aggression: Dead In The Dirt

Posted by on July 19, 2013

In this metal world of ours that grows increasingly obsessed with anything we can label “retro” or, much worse, bands simply cramming as many notes as possible into songs that have little passion behind them, coming across a band like Atlanta’s Dead In the Dirt becomes quite refreshing.  Granted, “refreshing” in this case is equivalent […]

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Dissident Aggression: Getting Dragged Down by Call Of The Void

Posted by on April 19, 2013

Metal history is littered with stellar debuts.  It’s also chock full of albums that were able to take multiple genres and merge them into a sort of rainbow coalition of extremity.   But for a band to hit home runs on both fronts is a rare and unique feat for sure. Colorado’s Call Of The Void […]

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