Hardcore Reviews

Cancer Bats - The Spark That Moves Album Cover
Cancer Bats – The Spark That Moves (, )
20th April 2018 -

Nowadays it’s common for albums to have an excessive amount of time dedicated to pre-release hype. The teaser of an announcement, the first single and the actual announcement are all steps in this excessively long process. This makes it so refreshing when a band completely scraps this process and just drops a surprise album. Which is exactly what Cancer Bats… Read More »

The Family Welcome To The Family EP Cover Artwork
The Family – Welcome To The Family EP (, )
11th May 2017 -

Dead Harts were always a promising band in the UK Hardcore scene but never quite got their break. Now members of the band are back with a new project that sees them heading in a new direction. The Family ditches hardcore for something a bit more melodic. Drawing heavily from grunge, Welcome To The Family is a great introduction to what this band are all… Read More »

Provoker - The Long Defeat EP Artwork Cover
Provoker – The Long Defeat (, )
13th March 2017 -

The Long Defeat is the debut EP from British newcomers Provoker. Featuring former members of Munroe Effect, Housefires, Attention Thieves and Elephantis the band have plenty of experience when it comes to delivering heavy music. With this EP Provoker look to deliver a blend of aggression and passion without watering either element down, and as debut EP’s go, they could not have done a better job. Opening track Admission explodes… Read More »

Code Orange Forever Album Cover Artwork
Code Orange – Forever (, )
12th January 2017 -

Hardcore is often seen as a very limited genre, it’s so entrenched in its own values and it’s very rare that bands step outside these. In 2014 Code Orange pushed the boundaries of the genre with I Am King, when they ditched the Kids from their name it was more than just a name change. The band evolved into something much heavier and more… Read More »

Refused Freedom Album Cover
Refused – Freedom (, , )
10th July 2015 -

August 13, 2012. It was my second night in a row at the London Forum to witness a defining moment in my time as a punk fan, something I thought I’d never see before that point, or ever again afterwards. Refused were back, although they were adamant this was a onetime thing. The band, which had been dead for about… Read More »