Vibrancy and vigour colours XL LIFE’s debut full-length, making the hardcore riotousness sing even louder.
In this Review Round-Up, the return of Zebrahead is arguably the least impactful story, against an excellent debut from Holy Popes, and Flatspot Records’ compilation of new hardcore heavyweights.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s a wide variety of sounds encompassed, from SKÁLD’s enrapturing Nordic-folk, to For I Am King’s dazzling progressive metal, and some stellar ‘90s-flavoured hardcore from Riot Stares.
On a metallic hardcore album with the heft laid on thick and pounding muscle at every turn, Lionheart are exceedingly difficult to complain about.
Frenetic sonic shifts and technical abundance ensure that Blame Kandinsky’s new album is every bit the mathcore treat you could ask for.
Other Half’s sophomore full-length continues down a noise-rock furrow that proves extremely fertile, in no small part for how exciting this still sounds.
Mourning’s penchant for French flair stands out among their debut, but the top selling point remains how brutal their hardcore assault is.
Inclination’s new album perches them high on the metallic hardcore ladder, with all the brawn and brutality you could possibly ask for.
As visceral and wrenching as their best material always is, Counterparts’ newest provides yet more proof of how they’re among the most consistently excellent bands in hardcore.
Stray From The Path return with another dose of vicious, gnashing, rap-metal-infused hardcore, with none of their characteristic anger diminished even slightly.