Peasants-Dirt Worship Demo LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Metal, Doom, Sludge, Stoner Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 38.4'

Peasants are a Brattleboro, Vermont based band who formed sometime in 2015, from the looks of things.  Peasants play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, doom,  sludge, and stoner rock within their sound.  Musically, Peasants can be loosely compared bands such as Northless, Primitive Man, The Body, and Eyehategod.  Since forming in 2015, Peasants have released a split with Azfarat in September of 2015 and a digital single titled Rising Towards Pluto in December of 2015.  Dirt Worship is the band's latest six song demo, which was released on March 29th 2017.  Dirt Worship compiles all of the band's recorded output during the last two years.  On Dirt Worship, Peasants offer up six tracks of killer post metal, doom, sludge, and stoner rock.  Overall, Dirt Worship makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Night Sins-Dancing Chrome LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Dark Wave
Label: Funeral Party Rercords
Tracks: 9
Length: 28.2'


Here's the newest 12" from Philadelphia, PA's Night Sins.  I'll keep this simple and spare you the biography for the band this time around because I'm sure most of you are very familiar with Night Sins as of now.  Just in case you don't know, Night Sins is a two piece band comprised of members of Youth Attack alum Salvation.  With that said, Night Sins play a dark, moody, and eerie style of post punk and dark wave.  Dancing Chrome is the band's latest nine song LP, which was released via Funeral Party records on April 21st, 2017.  On Dancing Chrome, Night Sins offer up nine tracks of dark and moody post punk and dark wave.  Overall, Dancing Chrome is an amazing album and is probably Night Sins' best material to date.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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...But The Shadows Have Foes-Asabiyya LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Post Metal

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 23.7'

But The Shadows Have Foes is an Illinois based band who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  But The Shadows Have Foes play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and atmospheric post metal within their sound.  But The Shadows Have Foes cite bands such as Tragedy, Archivist, Fall of Efrafa, and The Secret as influences, which definitely shows up in the band's sound and style.  Asabiyya is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on April 22nd, 2017.  On Asabiyya, But The Shadows Have Foes offer up nine tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, and post metal.  Overall, Asabiyya is a killer LP and But The Shadows Have Foes is an absolute must listen for fans of Ancst, Syndromes, Geist, and Jungbluth.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Carnis Vale-S/T 7" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal

Label: Knife Vision Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 12.10'

Here's another killer band I recently came across that I can't find any social media information, band bios, etc. but decided to share despite the fact I'm essentially going in blind as far as this review is concerned.  The little info I did find essentially describes these dudes as playing raw black metal similar to bands such as Bone Awl and ldjarn.  The art work and layout for this record was done by Mark McCoy of Youth Attack records fame, so if that is any indication of an endorsement, I don't know what is.  Carnis Vale's latest self-titled 7" features four tracks of raw and brutal as fuck sounding black metal.  Overall, this is a killer 7" and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Vacancy-Demo (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Post Punk, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 6.0'

Vacancy is a three piece band from Tampa, Florida who formed in October of 2016.  Vacancy play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, post punk, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Vacancy can be loosely compared to bands suck as Griever, Bardus, Creative, Fight Amp, and Ladder Devils.  This is the band's debut two song demo, which was released April 3rd, 2017.  On their debut two song demo, Vacancy offer up two tracks of dirty, blown-out, and tense sounding hardcore, punk, post punk, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, this demo is completely off the hook and definitely needs to be heard.  Seriously, this is probably the best demo I'll hear all week.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Odio-Ancora EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Agipunk
Tracks: 8
Length: 16.5'

Odio is a four piece band from Oakland, CA who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Odio play a vicious and blistering style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Odio can be said to be influenced by bands such as Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Totalitar, and The Holy Mountain.  Since forming in 2016, Odio have released a a cassette single in May of 2016 and a four song EP titled Un Mondo Libero Dall'Uomo in March of 2016.  Ancora is the band's latest eight song EP, which is slated for release via Agipunk records on June 13th, 2017.  On Ancora, Odio offer up eight tracks of raging and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Ancora is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Calf-Evil Solos Deified Mom Dad Deified Solos Live (2017)

Country: Greece
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Sweetohm Recordings 
Tracks: 3
Length: 37.13'

Calf is a four piece band from Karditsa, Greece who formed in 2012, from the looks of things.  Calf play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Calf can be said to be influenced by bands such as Unwound, Slint, Melvins, Flipper, Cows, and other like-minded noise rock bands from the late 80's and 90's.  Since forming in 2012, Calf have released a a four song LP titled A Constant Loss Departs From The Sentiment of The Abandoned in June of 2012, a five song LP titled Bastards Anatomy Use A Unicorn Go To Apathy in June of 2014, and a split cassette with Uncle Grasha's Flying Circus in September of 2016.  Evil Solos Deified Mom Dad Deified Solos Live is Calf's latest three song LP, which was released via Sweetohm recordings on April 23rd, 2017.  On Evil Solos Deified Mom Dad Deified Solos Live, Calf offer up three tracks of blown-out, reverb drenched, and feedback heavy punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, Evil Solos Deified Mom Dad Deified Solos Live makes for a great listen and is definitely worth checking out!  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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BUZZØØKO-Giza LP (2017)

Country: Italy
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Retro Vox Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 35.2'

BUZZØØKO is a three piece band from Mantua, Italy who formed in 2014.  BUZZØØKO play a killler style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, BUZZØØKO  can be said to be influenced by bands such as Shellac, Sweep The Leg Johnny, Cows, Jesus Lizard and other early 90's AmRep style noise rock bands.  Giza is the band's latest seven song LP, which was released via Retro Vox records on April 24th, 2017.  On Giza, BUZZØØKO  offer up seven tracks of killer noise damaged punk and grunge that's an absolute must listen for fans of Whores, Buildings, and Hawks.  Overall, Giza makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!
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EXUL - Self Titled (2017)

Hello all, apologies for the extreme lack of posts on my part lately. But I ran across this band and I had to mention them. Exul is a 3-piece from Albany, New York and unfortunately that's about all I know about them. But my God, I'm in love with this release. If you know anything about me, that means that this band reminds me of Cursed and Burning Love. It's got really catchy mid-tempo beats without sounding like cliche D-Beat, some epic intros, interesting instrumentals, and overall it's just great catchy crust/hardcore punk. I hope you guys agree and enjoy!

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Ratstab-One Sided Flexi 7" (2017)

Happy Record Store Day everyone!  National record store day started ten ears ago tomorrow and started as a movement to support mom and pop brick and mortar record shops throughout the country who were essentially a dying breed almost a decade ago.  Unfortunately this movement has gone commercial over the years to the point where people are now paying top dollar for releases that have essentially lost sight of the spirit of the day, which was to get people off their asses, off their computers, and into actual shops to purchase vinyl, cassettes, and what not.  Paul from Tor Johnson reached out to me and expressed similar beliefs and asked me to do a brief piece on a one off release he will be putting out tomorrow as a way to promote his label and national record store day.  I have the pleasure to reveal that he will be releasing the latest 7" from Ratstab.  Ratstab is a Providence, RI based band featuring members of Suffering Bastard, Dropdead, and Rampant Decay.  Ratstab play a vicious and blistering style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, d-beat, and screamo within their sound.  The 7" itself is a one sided clear square 7" with silk screen b-side and silk-screened mylar sleeves.  The 7" is limited to 55 copies and will be available at local stores in Providence RI and MA record shops tomorrow.  From the looks of things, this bad boy is going to be amazing.  Hopefully Paul will allow me to throw the track up on the blog after the weekend is over.  If you live in the area, Get on this!

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Record Store Day 2017 is April 22nd!

Record Store Day April 22, 2017

Record Store Day quickly approaches and once again we are taking part. Our store is now 10 years old and so is Record Store Day. Fun coincidence!

We’ll be opening at 8AM that day. We’ll be distributing some complimentary snacks and drinks for the early risers in line. We’ll have a bevy of exclusive releases (including some of the European RSD items!). We will publish a list of everything we’ve received at 8PM on April 21st (the Friday night before) so you can check that out before making the trip out to see us.
At the end of the day we are also hosting a show at Wamleg (190 Ward Street – behind the Dairy Queen on Route 5).  The bands playing will be Dirt Devil, Spit-Take, & Lift. Hardcore Sweet will also be at the gig selling treats.


Dirt Devil
(Dream Pop from Western Mass)
Spit-Take (CT Indie Rock Pop-Punk featuring Dan who works here!)
Lift (new CT hardcore bringing back the mid-late 90s harmonic metal tinged sound)
Hardcore Sweet (Cupcakes!)

(Swe) No Omega-Culture LP (2017)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Dog Knights Productions/Evil Greed
Tracks: 12
Length: 33.05'

No Omega is a four piece hardcore/punk band from Stockholm, Sweden who formed in 2010.  No Omega cite Converge, Killing The Dream, and Modern Life Is War, and Give Up The Ghost as influences, which definitely shows up in the band's sound and style.  Since their inception in 2010, No Omega have several releases under their belts, which include a self-titled four song 7" in January of 2011, a nine song LP titled Metropolis in March of 2012, a twelve song 12" titled Shame released via Throatruiner records in April of 2013, and a five song 12" titled Occupants in April of 2015.  Culture is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Dog Knights Productions and Evil Greed records on April 5th, 2017. On Culture, No Omega stay true to form and offer up 12 tracks of metallic hardcore that's an absolute must listen for fans of Death Mercedes, Burning Bright, and other like-minded bands.  Overall, Culture is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Hexis-Tando Ashanti LP (2017)

Country: Denmark
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Doom, Black Metal
Label: Halo Of Flies/Alerta Antifascista 
Tracks: 11
Length: 36.05'

I've been really looking forward to doing this review seeing that Hexis has grown to be one of the best and heaviest bands to come out in the blackened metallic hardcore scene over the past seven years.  Hexis is a four piece band from Copenhagen, Denmark who formed in 2010.  Hexis play a dark, ominous, and oppressive style of music that mixes elements of hardcore, punk, doom, and raw black metal within their sound.  Since forming in 2010, Hexis have released a seven song LP titled XI in January of 2012, a split 7" with Redwood in 2013, a thirteen song LP titled Abalam in January of 2014, a split 10" with Primitive Man in May of 2014, and a split with This Gift Is A Curse in January of 2015.  Tando Ashanti is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Halo Of Flies and Alerta Antifascista records on April 14th, 2017.  Tando Ashanti is truly an exercise in sheer brutality as far as I'm, concerned.  Tando Ashanti features eleven songs of burgeoning, oppressive, and at times almost hypnotic sounding black metal and doom tinged hardcore.  Tando Ashanti has a strong undercurrent of seething and menacing rage, which makes Hexis stand out in a scene for black metal tinged hardcore bands are pretty common.  Overall, Tando Ashanti makes for an amazing listen and has been my favorite release of 2017 so far.  Seriously, my words can do this album justice.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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SEVENTH CIRCLE


yeah so this is coming out in june. blackened hardcore perfection.

The Hope Hereafter-Can You Even Answer? LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Emo, Indie Rock
Label: Middle-Man Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 20.2'

11 songs from this married duo that harken back to bands like Jawbreaker, Texas Is The Reason, and the first couple Weezer albums. (Press Note)

* Seriously, I couldn't find any social media presence for this killer two piece.  Even that being the case.  Can You Even Answer? features eleven tracks of poppy post hardcore, punk, emo, and indie rock with gruff/slightly off-key vocals that is a definite must listen for fans of Knapsack, Elliot, Small Brown Bike, and Algernon Cadwallader.  Can You Even Answer? was released on cassette via Middle-Man records on March 9th, 2017.  Overall, Can You Even Answer? makes for a great listen and The Hope Hereafter is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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New Today-Better Than Death LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Cold Wave, Dark Wave

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 10
Length: 37.10'

New Today is a two piece band from Detroit, Michigan who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  New Today features Dante Palomba and Daniel Srungaram who also play in the bands Casuistry and Two One Six.  New Today play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk,cold wave, and dark wave within their sound.  Since forming in 2016, New Today have released an eight song LP titled More Than Time Moves in November of 2016 and a two song EP titled Cuts And B-Sides in January of 2017.  Better Than Death is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on March 2nd, 2017.  On Better Than Death, New Today offer up ten tracks of dark and gloomy post punk, cold wave, and dark wave.  Overall, Better Than Death makes for a great listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ire Wolves-Heirs LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 57.25'

Ire Wolves is a three piece band from Duluth, Minnesota who formed in 2011.  Formerly known as Soma, Ire Wolves play an ominous, bleak, and atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Ire Wolves can be loosely compared to bands such as Intronaut, Cult Of Luna, Isis, Old Man Gloom, Rosetta, and Heiress.  Since forming in 2011, Ire Wolves have released a six song LP titled The Ascetic in April of 2014.  Heirs is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on March 24th, 2017.  On Heirs, Ire Wolves offer up nine tracks of oppressive and bleak sounding post hardcore, post metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, Heirs makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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