Hardcore Reviews

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Architects – The Here and Now (, )
25th April 2011 -

When a band changes style, or tries something new, we always like to praise that band for at least trying to bring something extra to their sound. There can, however, be a thin line between ditching what your band is about – much like Linkin Park have recently done – and injecting a new excitement into the bands music. So… Read More »

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Pay No Respect – Moving On (Case 5) ()
25th April 2011 -

This beast has been lurking in the dark of my iPod for the past week, just biding its time, patiently waiting for the moment that I’d press play and it would come bursting out the speakers. Sumptuous melodies, delicately crafted harmonies and intricate arrangements have all been refused entry by the burly bouncer on the studio door. Oh no, Sir,… Read More »

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Black Breath – Heavy Breathing (, , )
25th April 2011 -

Ok, so we’re in June and this came out in March but this bad boy must have sneaked its way past me. Thankfully all is not lost as it has now found its way into my ears and what an aural sensation that is. Sonically this is nothing short of devastating, Kurt Ballou (Converge) delivering his typical crushing production to… Read More »

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Here Lies Affliction – Catharsis (, )
25th April 2011 -

Regular visitors to Rocksins might remember early in 2010 I wrote an article about “10 up and coming british bands you need to hear“. If you don’t remember, or didn’t see it, read it by clicking on the title. One of the bands mentioned in that article were Harrow/Hillingdon hardcore metal collective Here Lies Affliction, who have just released their… Read More »

The Smoking Hearts - Pride Of Nowhere
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The Smoking Hearts – Pride Of Nowhere ()
25th April 2011 -

Clocking in at an impressively zippy 29ish mins, The Smoking Hearts debut kicks off and doesn’t let up until the final slide of ‘Message in a Molotov’. It’s like an uninvited party crasher, opening track ‘Pride of Nowhere’ with its pick scrapes and feedback rattles your front door before the rest of the album crashes through with 12 of it’s… Read More »