Scott Vogel of Terror picked his top ten hardcore albums of all time to share with AP readers. The power and energy that came from these two albums grabbed me and never let go. The music was fun, the lyrics were very simple and down to earth, and it had melody and singing.
Ben Koller is a legend of heavy music. But which hardcore records does he think think belong at the top of the pile? Well, we caught up with the man himself to find out….
By No Echo noechonet Over the last year, I've been honored to be joined on the site by some very talented people who contribute to this ongoing project. Waste Management features the illustrious DFJ on drums, who seems to have a pretty high standard for quality hardcore, plus Cahms on vocals, a man who knows a thing or two about flannel shirts has his own very special vocal style.
If there was any romanticism left in hardcore punk, it certainly died this year, after two different reincarnations of Black Flag, with entirely different lineups, were announced earlier this year. They both appear to be touring simultaneouslywhich makes them a lot more similar to L. Guns than they probably ever wanted to be.
Breakdowns, blast beats and hard-hitting riffs: Now more than ever, hardcore bands are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. With the hardcore scene branching into a wide range of other genres from death metal to indie rock and everything in between, a new wave of hardcore bands are bringing a fresh perspective to an already wide-reaching genre. Here are 20 of the best newer acts bringing bold sounds you need to check out.
These are not in any particular order. I kept things short and sweet this year due to being busy with our movie Death Drop Gorgeous which is coming along. I hope you all find something new and fun on here.
All too often, hardcore punk bands think that playing hardcore is simply playing as loud and fast as you can, with little thought to style or musical construction. This isn't really the case--at least not all the time. Many hardcore bands have played with style and skill, and even some of the best that favor playing really loud and really fast developed their own style of doing it. If you want to get into hardcore punk, it helps to first know those who did it first--and best.