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Civic Duty – Burden Of Hate
Triple B Records
AKA “The Better Beatles”. Civic Duty features members of Fury, Protester, Pure Disgust, Red Death, Clear and more. This 7″ is bad fuckin ass and is in stock and shipping NOW! Artwork by the homie Alex Samayoa.
You can stream now at https://bbbrecords.bandcamp.com/album/burden-of-hate.
Dress Code – Perception
Since the dawn of time, punk and hardcore have been synonymous yet separate. The former invokes a more theatrical yet haphazard approach, with the latter connoting more deliberate and tough. The term hardcore punk has often come to mean a transitional phase between these to connected genres, but Houston, TX’s Dress Code is not a missing link, they are the curators of this definition. Their use of both punk and hardcore’s defining features allow them to have a show where members fall and moshers mosh, while their music berates our ear drums with relentless speed and baritone vocals. Limited edition of 500 copies.
You can stream now at https://xpressions.bandcamp.com/album/perception.
Free – Ex Tenebris
Triple B Records
FREE, the Massachusetts hardcore band with four-fifths members of Have Heart, have released a new EP titled Ex Tenebris.
You can stream now at https://freehc.bandcamp.com/album/ex-tenebris?t=1.
Fried Egg – Back And Forth
Beach Impediment Records
FRIED EGG are back with a new EP for Beach Impediment Records following their debut 7″ on Negative Jazz and a self-released flexi. For the uninitiated, FRIED EGG have been one of Central Virginia’s most exciting and original hardcore punk acts to watch over the past couple of years. Their style has a very contemporary feel, yet manages to stand out based on consistently inventive songwriting that is matched with the finesse and power that belongs in the hardcore punk genre. “BACK AND FORTH” boasts four new cuts (tracked live including vocals for anyone keeping score) that truly stand out from the pack. From the precise and original guitar lines to the absolute wrecking crew of a rhythm section, FRIED EGG have produced an EP that commands your attention – a stark, original effort that obliterates any generic, poorly recorded garbage in its way. Need we say more? Each copy comes housed in a glue pocket sleeve adorned with artwork by Nathan Ward.
You can stream now at https://beachimpedimentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/back-and-forth-ep.
Long Knife – Sewers Of Babylon
Beach Impediment Records
Following a couple years of dormancy after a series of tours in support of their well received full length that spanned various continents, PDX punk heroes LONG KNIFE return with five tracks of sonic venom in the form of the “SEWERS OF BABYLON” EP. The recipe remains the same, the delivery just as biting, and the addition of Keith Testerman on drums (WARCRY, LEBENDEN TOTEN, HELLSHOCK, etc) adds even more to the already savage total package. Portland’s 21st century Kings of Punk are still alive and well. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve with full color cover art by Dennis Dread.
You can stream now at https://beachimpedimentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sewers-of-babylon-ep.
Muejercitos – EP
Not Normal Tapes
Fucked-up, gnarly hardcore punk from Mexico, that pays dues to the classic groups from the Motherland like Atoxxxico and Xenofobia, as well as Italian legends CCM and Wretched.
You can stream now at https://mujercitos.bandcamp.com/album/mujercitos-ep.
Wake of Humanity – Grotesque Lie
Seattle’s WAKE OF HUMANITY debuts their second release on Catalyst and they deliver a blistering dose of metallic hardcore, with heavy breaks, sludgy fast parts and piercing screams to set the tone for Grotesque Lie’s thematic assault. Vegan Straight Edge.
You can stream now at https://wakeofhumanity.bandcamp.com/album/grotesque-lie.
Wake of Humanity – At Capacity
In their first release “At Capacity,” Wake of Humanity delivers a punishing sound of heavy hardcore with thought provoking lyrics that inspire you to make the world a better place. The record begins with a sample of a distant rainstorm and a lone wolf howling as it progresses into the bass driven track WA016F, a lamenting homage to the breeding alpha female of the Teanaway wolf pack who was recently murdered by a poacher just a mere 45 miles from Seattle. The EP wanders through an unapologetic call out of opinionated activists contradicting themselves in “Null and Void” and the horrors, pain and suffering brought on by vivisection in “Without Valor.” The EP concludes with the title track “At Capacity” where LaPointe agitatedly proclaims “WE ARE THE BOTTOM LINE” aimed at how as a species Homo sapiens have completely lost touch with non-human animals, the environment on which we rely and ultimately each other. The crushing breakdown and sing along at the end of the song paves the path for their next release which will prove to be as diversely energetic as it is dark and devastating.