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jd091
12-07-2011, 05:09 PM
Looking back at 2011, I realized that probably 85% of what I listened to - across all genres - was hardcore. I really learned to love this genre this year, a lot more so than metal. Some fucking excellent albums came out, and I won't be able to do all of them justice, but I'm gonna listen my personal top 10 releases. I'm pretty sure I've listened to all the heavy hitters and a lot of the smaller stuff, but you never know what little bands are out there in hardcore, putting out killer 7"'s that go right under your nose.

If you aren't a hardcore fan, I really, REALLY encourage you to check out the albums I'm gonna list. This list means a lot more to me this year than what my "best metal of 2011" is gonna be for the official thread, when it comes around. So thanks for reading my list (as always), and enjoy the countdown! I think it'll get a little better reception than my favorite deathcore albums list. (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=17698) :lol:

illuminatus917
12-07-2011, 05:10 PM
god damnit

jd091
12-07-2011, 05:12 PM
To kick it off...

10. BACKTRACK - DARKER HALF

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vOPuLzj0ghs/TqA7e4beOaI/AAAAAAAAAYQ/yiKne825q2o/s320/backtrackk.jpg


Being their first full length LP, Darker Half is a crushing dose of the "new wave" of New York Hardcore, a cool little scene that's been popping up the last couple years. They play some great mid-paced hardcore, not too face but not too breakdown heavy either. Overall, it's a solid debut, with each track consistently following the same great formula. My only downside is that a lot of it sounds similar and the songs tend to blend together, but none of it is really "bad" per se. Backtrack have potential to be killer; can't wait to see where they go. In the meantime... hoping they'll be opening on some more great hardcore tours this year.

Notable Tracks:
Darker Half (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLd7ZVtQ2aA&feature=related)
Soul Sucker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPNuz3fho1I)

GarageMetal468
12-07-2011, 05:13 PM
YO BRO EMMURE BETTER BE ON HERE

or else I'm probably the WAASFPFUAH GAHGPOASH AFASDFA SAHAPDAFA GAHASDHAFPAUDAAA

jd091
12-07-2011, 05:20 PM
YO BRO EMMURE BETTER BE ON HERE

or else I'm probably the WAASFPFUAH GAHGPOASH AFASDFA SAHAPDAFA GAHASDHAFPAUDAAA

"I'm probably the worst fuck you ever had" are some of the worst lyrics in existence! :lol:

No, dude. I don't really know how to classify Emmure now; nu-nu metal? I dig Speaker of the Dead hard, but it ain't deathcore and it ain't hardcore (kind of like Winds of Plague's new album, which I back hard, but that discussion belongs somewhere else). This thread isn't gonna have any of that.

ShatteredFlame
12-07-2011, 05:25 PM
Great start! :fist:

They play all the time around me and I need to get around to seeing them already!

GarageMetal468
12-07-2011, 05:27 PM
:lol: Some of my friends and I turn that into a meme. Like we just say it out of nowhere or just to mess with one another.

Example:

"Yeah, he just texted me about tonight."

"What did he say?"

"He said I'm probably the WAASFPFUAH GAHGPOASH AFASDFA SAHAPDAFA GAHASDHAFPAUDAAA"

jd091
12-07-2011, 05:35 PM
Great start! :fist:

They play all the time around me and I need to get around to seeing them already!

Damn, get on that man! I was sick with a kidney stone, or I would have seen 'em with Trapped Under Ice. Lucky you got the New York scene real close to you. Chicago's also got a great, harder-edged underground scene that I'm just discovering... but you'll get more on that later. ;)

:lol: Some of my friends and I turn that into a meme. Like we just say it out of nowhere or just to mess with one another.

Example:

"Yeah, he just texted me about tonight."

"What did he say?"

"He said I'm probably the WAASFPFUAH GAHGPOASH AFASDFA SAHAPDAFA GAHASDHAFPAUDAAA"

:lol:

jd091
12-07-2011, 05:38 PM
9. TAKE OFFENSE - TABLES WILL TURN

http://hardcorevinyl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/take-offense-tables-will-tu.jpg

Another first full length, Take Offense whip up a really good crossover album that both metalheads and hardcore guys can enjoy. It's one of the few hardcore albums I've heard this year with great guitar solos, also. Although their vocalist isn't really my favorite, the band as a whole is great, consistently writing awesome headbang-worthy riffs. Really solid live, also. Thrash nerds and metal guys: give this one a shot.

Notable tracks:
No Tomorrow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOeLB_15Jfo)
What Goes Around (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5fwXZCXwvI)

larvtard
12-07-2011, 05:39 PM
WAASFPFUAH GAHGPOASH AFASDFA SAHAPDAFA GAHASDHAFPAUDAAA"

i don't get it

metallicbrian666
12-07-2011, 05:39 PM
Better have Beartrap, faggot

metallicbrian666
12-07-2011, 05:39 PM
i don't get it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrOgNNkpdN0

larvtard
12-07-2011, 05:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrOgNNkpdN0

i still don't get it

where exactly does he say anything that sounds like that

jd091
12-07-2011, 05:49 PM
i still don't get it

where exactly does he say anything that sounds like that

Are you serious?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXld7boLFTI

larvtard
12-07-2011, 05:53 PM
Are you serious?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXld7boLFTI

How is a lyrics video supposed to help me find it any better?

I'm lost here, guys.

BloodoftheKings
12-07-2011, 05:53 PM
Backtrack is playing a show on long island in a week. Maybe I should check em' out.

jd091
12-07-2011, 05:55 PM
How is a lyrics video supposed to help me find it any better?

I'm lost here, guys.

The first 2 seconds of the song, dude. Can we stop talking about Emmure now? Maybe discuss hardcore? :tp:



@ Brian: Yeah... about powerviolence...

larvtard
12-07-2011, 05:58 PM
The first 2 seconds of the song, dude. Can we stop talking about Emmure now? Maybe discuss hardcore? :tp:



@ Brian: Yeah... about powerviolence...

IF IT WAS THE FIRST 2 SECONDS WHY DID YOU MAKE SUFFER THROUGH THE WHOLE THING :mad:

but seriously, it still doesn't sound like it

ShatteredFlame
12-07-2011, 06:11 PM
Backtrack is playing a show on long island in a week. Maybe I should check em' out.

when/where?

metallicbrian666
12-07-2011, 06:23 PM
IF IT WAS THE FIRST 2 SECONDS WHY DID YOU MAKE SUFFER THROUGH THE WHOLE THING :mad:

but seriously, it still doesn't sound like it
The joke is that he says "I'm probably the" and then the song just turns into spastic bullshit. This isn't that difficult

metallicbrian666
12-07-2011, 06:23 PM
@ Brian: Yeah... about powerviolence...
But mosh4christ is k? FUCK YOU

mastodon421
12-07-2011, 06:28 PM
:lol: Some of my friends and I turn that into a meme. Like we just say it out of nowhere or just to mess with one another.

Example:

"Yeah, he just texted me about tonight."

"What did he say?"

"He said I'm probably the WAASFPFUAH GAHGPOASH AFASDFA SAHAPDAFA GAHASDHAFPAUDAAA"

My friends and I do the same thing :lol: We actually have a few Emmure memes, they are so much fun to make fun of.

jd091
12-07-2011, 07:15 PM
But mosh4christ is k? FUCK YOU

What? I like powerviolence, but lettuce be cereal: it's not really hardcore.

ShatteredFlame
12-07-2011, 07:20 PM
So I guess no Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, or La Dispute cause they're screamo?

All of those releases were amazing :drool:

jd091
12-07-2011, 07:24 PM
So I guess no Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, or La Dispute cause they're screamo?


Woah, woah, woah, woah... that is not true, sir. :lol:

treghet
12-07-2011, 07:35 PM
Nice start. I love the Backtrack album. :cool:

The joke is that he says "I'm probably the" and then the song just turns into spastic bullshit. This isn't that difficult

Realize that this is Logan we're talking about. He's different.

metallicbrian666
12-07-2011, 07:38 PM
What? I like powerviolence, but lettuce be cereal: it's not really hardcore.
Nigga please

mankvill
12-07-2011, 07:38 PM
Woah, woah, woah, woah... that is not true, sir. :lol:

I have no problems calling Touche Amore screamo

ShatteredFlame
12-07-2011, 07:46 PM
Most people have been calling all of those bands screamo. I would also say that Pianos and La Dispute could be considered post-hardcore but whatever. Touche Amore I would definitely consider screamo though.

jd091
12-07-2011, 07:47 PM
Most people have been calling all of those bands screamo. I would also say that Pianos and La Dispute could be considered post-hardcore but whatever. Touche Amore I would definitely consider screamo though.

Man, I dunno. I think they kind of need their own genre, y'know? "IKEACORE", call it whatever you want. It's good stuff; don't get me wrong.

jd091
12-07-2011, 07:48 PM
8. NAYSAYER - DOWN BUT NOT OUT

http://deathwishinc.com/estore/graphics/00000001/naysayer.down.hi.jpg

A follow up to 2009's No Remorse EP, this EP was released early this year by Richmond's gritty, Madball-worshipping Naysayer. Four quick, pummeling, mosh-worthy tracks of hardcore awesomeness- just how a 7" should be. Naysayer followed up in August actually with their first full length LP, Laid to Rest, which contained half of this EP, but I honestly like this EP better. The production is grittier and rawer, and the tracks they omitted were really awesome. I could have seen them with the Mongoloids open for Agnostic Front this fall, but I had to miss it due to too much homework due the next day. :wallbang: Definitely on my list of bands to hit up live.

Notable Tracks:
Your Fate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNJ4fwLblA0)
Down But Not Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POoHrZchjbc)

300%_Density
12-07-2011, 07:51 PM
Man, I dunno. I think they kind of need their own genre, y'know? "IKEACORE", call it whatever you want. It's good stuff; don't get me wrong.

All of a sudden I have an urge to go online shopping for a new coffee table.

BloodoftheKings
12-07-2011, 07:56 PM
when/where?

Saturday the 17th in Garden City at the Ethical Humanist Society. The other bands playing are Down to Nothing, Foundation, Strong Point, and Turnstile Compound.

jd091
12-07-2011, 08:01 PM
Saturday the 17th in Garden City at the Ethical Humanist Society. The other bands playing are Down to Nothing, Foundation, Strong Point, and Turnstile Compound.

Holy balls, go to that!

elturtleboy
12-07-2011, 08:15 PM
What? I like powerviolence, but lettuce be cereal: it's not really hardcore.

Too fast to be Hardcore.

treghet
12-07-2011, 08:18 PM
Naysayer = :lovedup:

larvtard
12-07-2011, 08:33 PM
Realize that this is Logan we're talking about. He's different.

Hey man, you wanna go fuck yourself and eat a toxic waste-covered bag of dicks?

treghet
12-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Hey man, you wanna go fuck yourself and eat a toxic waste-covered bag of dicks?

Chill out. :lol:

dcmetal108
12-08-2011, 06:22 PM
All great releases so far.

And another thing JD is by far my most influential friend on this site saying that because of him I know love hardcore. (and BTBAM ) and other bands.

jd091
12-08-2011, 09:10 PM
All great releases so far.

And another thing JD is by far my most influential friend on this site saying that because of him I know love hardcore. (and BTBAM ) and other bands.

:lovedup:

Yeah, definitely check out all the stuff I got on here.

jd091
12-09-2011, 08:28 PM
7. ROTTING OUT - STREET PROWL

http://punkwarez.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Rotting-Out-Street-Prowl-2011.jpg

After a pretty fucking amazing EP in '09, Street Prowl is Rotting Out's first full length. Another huge name in this new wave of hardcore, especially the LA scene, Rotting Out have a lot of great crossover influence while maintaining awesome hardcore groove. A little bit faster than it is heavy, it's circle pit and stage dive music. My favorite part of the album is actually the vocal delivery: clear, pronounced, yet driven by a pissed-off attitude. I love how the lyrics are catchy and easy enough to learn on your first listen. There's really no reason why someone should dislike this band. :lol:

Notable Tracks:
Laugh Now, Die Later (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5JxGjDtsnA)
Faith and Failure (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt-wMbahMKQ&feature=related)

jd091
12-09-2011, 08:58 PM
6. FOUNDATION - WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS

http://deathwishinc.com/estore/graphics/00000001/foundation.smoke.hi.jpg

When The Smoke Clears is the second full length from Atlanta's Bridge 9 posterboys, Foundation. And holy living shit, it is fucking heavy. Another huge band in this new hardcore uprising, Foundation is definitely grounded in mosh-worthy riffs that get your body moving. Look no further than the first track, Purple Heart, and also the origin of the title. "Who will march forward when the smoke clears?" One of my favorite songs to come out this year, and a perfect way to build up a hardcore song into a crushing breakdown outro. My only complaint is that I wish the vocals were more pronounced and catchy, and some of the songs tend to drag. But still, can't wait to see where this band goes. They can only get better.

Purple Heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUhZjmpE_5o)
Anthem For Redemption (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E7jmL-beAQ)

P.S: I love that album art, too. I'm a sucker for War by U2, so it's cool to see that similar artistic style.

larvtard
12-09-2011, 09:30 PM
7. ROTTING OUT - STREET PROWL

Notable Tracks:
Laugh Now, Die Later (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5JxGjDtsnA)


Wow, I'm sure I've heard this song before :lol:

Anyway, good shit! Really fun, punky vibe. Also, his vocals fucking rule. They're kinda similar to my thrash yell actually.

Foundation is cool, too. Pretty chuggy but not bad.

xStructualDefect
12-10-2011, 05:14 PM
I didn't really know Rotting Out was well known. My friend's old hardcore band Offtrack played with them many times like last year or so. He's now in a new band called Disapproval (https://www.facebook.com/Disapprovalhc?sk=app_204974879526524). They've been getting their name out in the local hardcore scene. Check them out.

jd091
12-10-2011, 06:01 PM
He's now in a new band called Disapproval (https://www.facebook.com/Disapprovalhc?sk=app_204974879526524). They've been getting their name out in the local hardcore scene. Check them out.

Really good stuff! God, I'd love to be in a band like this. I'd have the time of my life playing in front of like, 15 people if they were all dancing like crazy.

jd091
12-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Gettin' into the top 5 now. Really good stuff coming up!

5. MOTHER OF MERCY - IV: SYMPTOMS OF EXISTENCE

http://static.b9store.com/img/design/1291237837.jpg

IV is Mother of Mercy's second full length LP, on Bridge 9 records. MoM are really, really unique for the hardcore scene today, a nice departure from the Madball, Hatebreed, or Bane worship you see everywhere. If this record was released on Metal Blade, and they had long hair and death metal shirts, Mother of Mercy would be hailed as an amazing metal band. As it is, IV is unlike any other hardcore albums out there right now. Highly recommend this to anyone who is more of a metal fan than hardcore. Another great young band out there (formed in 2007) that is making today's hardcore scene awesome to be a part of.

Notable Tracks:
Symptoms of Existence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lenJQhISWiE)
Forever Night, Forever Mourning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0S-YuFB8BU)

treghet
12-10-2011, 06:41 PM
Great record. The riffs, man. The riffs. :drool:

larvtard
12-10-2011, 07:03 PM
Gettin' into the top 5 now. Really good stuff coming up!

5. MOTHER OF MERCY - IV: SYMPTOMS OF EXISTENCE

http://static.b9store.com/img/design/1291237837.jpg

IV is Mother of Mercy's second full length LP, on Bridge 9 records. MoM are really, really unique for the hardcore scene today, a nice departure from the Madball, Hatebreed, or Bane worship you see everywhere. If this record was released on Metal Blade, and they had long hair and death metal shirts, Mother of Mercy would be hailed as an amazing metal band. As it is, IV is unlike any other hardcore albums out there right now. Highly recommend this to anyone who is more of a metal fan than hardcore. Another great young band out there (formed in 2007) that is making today's hardcore scene awesome to be a part of.

Notable Tracks:
Symptoms of Existence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lenJQhISWiE)
Forever Night, Forever Mourning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0S-YuFB8BU)

Nice.

xStructualDefect
12-10-2011, 07:08 PM
Really good stuff! God, I'd love to be in a band like this. I'd have the time of my life playing in front of like, 15 people if they were all dancing like crazy.

Whenever they play in my area their crowds are really into it. Majority of their fans are friends supporting them because most of them listen to hardcore. The hardcore scene is pretty big here.

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-EYValANfk) was their last local show in our city. They played in a tiny shack type room while most people watched from outside. I was there but watched from outside too. I would have been inside too but I think I had just got new shoes the day before so I decided not to go in :lol:

jd091
12-10-2011, 09:12 PM
Whenever they play in my area their crowds are really into it. Majority of their fans are friends supporting them because most of them listen to hardcore. The hardcore scene is pretty big here.

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-EYValANfk) was their last local show in our city. They played in a tiny shack type room while most people watched from outside. I was there but watched from outside too. I would have been inside too but I think I had just got new shoes the day before so I decided not to go in :lol:

Damn, that's almost too small! You need more room for people to move around/dance without hurting others. Looks like a sick show, nonetheless. So envious of the Cali hardcore scene ;__;

illuminatus917
12-10-2011, 09:26 PM
I've listened to at least one song from each record posted here, so I can't say I didn't try...

The only "hardcore" band I find I like at this point is Chiodos, and they're technically post-hardcore (I really couldn't explain the fundamental differences between hardcore and post-hardcore if I had to).

JD, it just ain't for me man.

jd091
12-10-2011, 09:38 PM
The only "hardcore" band I find I like at this point is Chiodos, and they're technically post-hardcore (I really couldn't explain the fundamental differences between hardcore and post-hardcore if I had to).

Yeah... Chiodos is definitely not hardcore. :lol: Some of my friend's friends think that Vanna and Oh, Sleeper are hardcore, and I just shake my head in shame every time.

Hey, thanks for giving it a shot though! I guess it isn't for everyone in the end. Do you like any punk at all?

illuminatus917
12-10-2011, 09:46 PM
Hey, thanks for giving it a shot though! I guess it isn't for everyone in the end. Do you like any punk at all?

I have a great deal of respect for punk just because of its massive influence on the music I do like, but honestly, no. I haven't found any punk I'd listen to on a regular basis for its enjoyment factor. I just can't get in to it.

jd091
12-11-2011, 08:06 PM
4. DEAD END PATH - BLIND FAITH

http://gluehc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/DeadEndPath-300x300.jpg

This fall, I went to a Bane show mainly to catch Defeater, who I'd been hearing a lot of buzz about and wanted to see live to judge them myself. Unfortunately, Defeater couldn't even play the show, and I ended up having to wait an hour for the show to start late. I actually fell asleep on one of those comfy chairs on the balcony of Reggie's. :lol: Anyway, Bane ended up being alright, but nothing special, and the other band, Miles Away, was kind of too melodic and whiny for me to care about. Hey, it was a Bane show, what was I expecting?

However, the other opening band was Dead End Path. I had never heard 'em before, but let me tell you, never have I fallen in love with a band so fast from seeing them live. As soon as they kicked into the opening notes of Blind Faith, I was absolutely enthralled by their performance. Place went crazy, too. Another debut LP after a series of demos from a young hardcore band, Blind Faith is an absolutely crushing, crisp, catchy, and well constructed hardcore record. The riffs are catchy, the production is stellar, and the crisp scremed vocals are great. One of my favorite records of any genre to come out this year, and definitely one I'd recommend to everyone. Can't wait to catch them again live.

Notable Tracks:
Never Had Heaven Ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4ZRJebdiKc)
Skeleton Key To The Cemetery (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxAkiXdMGAo)

jd091
12-11-2011, 08:36 PM
3. S.O.S. - I OWE YOU NOTHING

http://savepic.org/1894025.jpg

How could this not be in my top 3? With members from Terror, Hatebreed, Madball, and Agnostic Front, it's the ultimate hardcore supergroup side project. It sounds as you'd imagine it, like all those groups had some twisted hardcore orgy and this popped out as a child. Scott Vogel also continues to prove that he's not only the best hardcore vocalist nowadays, but he's also one of the best lyricists. His shouts are perfect, and carries over the same writing that made Terror have the catchiest lyrics ever. It's got the speed of Terror, heaviness of Hatebreed, fuck-all mentality of Agnostic Front, and groove of Madball. With 7 songs, and only 1 running past the 2 minute mark, this is definitely my EP of the year. Hopefully we'll see more material from these guys in the future. Maybe even a live show? Do yourself a favor and take the next 15 minutes to check out this album.

Notable Tracks:
Decontrol -> Keep Me Outside (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR3sViOC3mc)
I Owe You Nothing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R1cMr6D1YM)

treghet
12-18-2011, 02:53 PM
bump

jd091
12-18-2011, 03:50 PM
bump

Oh shit, thanks for reminding me. :lol:

dcmetal108
12-18-2011, 06:41 PM
3. S.O.S. - I OWE YOU NOTHING

http://savepic.org/1894025.jpg

How could this not be in my top 3? With members from Terror, Hatebreed, Madball, and Agnostic Front, it's the ultimate hardcore supergroup side project. It sounds as you'd imagine it, like all those groups had some twisted hardcore orgy and this popped out as a child. Scott Vogel also continues to prove that he's not only the best hardcore vocalist nowadays, but he's also one of the best lyricists. His shouts are perfect, and carries over the same writing that made Terror have the catchiest lyrics ever. It's got the speed of Terror, heaviness of Hatebreed, fuck-all mentality of Agnostic Front, and groove of Madball. With 7 songs, and only 1 running past the 2 minute mark, this is definitely my EP of the year. Hopefully we'll see more material from these guys in the future. Maybe even a live show? Do yourself a favor and take the next 15 minutes to check out this album.

Notable Tracks:
Decontrol -> Keep Me Outside (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR3sViOC3mc)
I Owe You Nothing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R1cMr6D1YM)


Never heard of this but just listened to it and its amazing. Totally agree about Scott being one of the best. Also helps that right now I have my Terror shirt on.

treghet
12-18-2011, 06:44 PM
Yeah, the S.O.S. EP is pretty sick. I hope they record more stuff together.

hellawaits77ny
12-18-2011, 09:02 PM
Cool list so far, man. There's actually 2 or 3 bands I've never checked out. Really looking forward to checking out the Mother of Mercy album, the way you describe them, it seems like they're pretty solid.

I like your Take Offense choice. I had never heard them before I heard them open for TUI. Honestly, they were the only band I really dug out of the 4-5 that were there opening. They definately have some great metal riffs. They remind me of Terror, which of course is a good thing :D

Pretty sure I know your #1, and I agree:tongue:

jd091
12-18-2011, 10:40 PM
Pretty sure I know your #1, and I agree:tongue:

;)

jd091
12-18-2011, 11:20 PM
2. HARM'S WAY - ISOLATION

http://i25.fastpic.ru/big/2011/0701/c6/569fd451bf30dcfc3dbd2f24408b07c6.jpg

That riff. That. Fucking. Riff.

:drool:

Scrambled is probably my favorite song that came out this year. I've listened to it waaaaay too many times. The insane opening, just that drum and bass, is one of the most violent riffs in hardcore I've heard this year. And it represents everything I love about this album. Every single song just has crushing, crazy hardcore riffs that don't get old. Harm's Way were good before, but it wasn't until this second full length by them that they became truly fucking awesome. Harm's Way are one the heaviest iterations of hardcore out there today. Every riff is sludgy, heavy, and plain misanthropic. They label themselves "satanic straight edge", pure negativity in musical form. It's awesome. And after seeing them live, they're one of the most mosh-worthy bands I've ever seen. Can't wait to catch them again in the future. Oh, and 2:32 into Breeding Grounds, NO ONE SURVIVES :boxer: The singer from Weekend Nachos also plays bass. Check 'em out!

Notable Tracks:
Scrambled (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7FK4kE4Osc)
Breeding Grounds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZnIxO0LBXI)

P.S. They've also got one of the most intimidating singer's in existence.
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/18065827.jpg
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgut6afk0b1qbt93ko1_500.jpg

treghet
12-18-2011, 11:23 PM
I actually expected that to be your number one. Now I'm curious what it will be.

owait I forgot. Now I know what it is. :lol:

jd091
12-18-2011, 11:35 PM
I actually expected that to be your number one. Now I'm curious what it will be.

owait I forgot. Now I know what it is. :lol:

Yeah, if you guys don't know what it is, then you don't know me at all. :D

hellawaits77ny
12-19-2011, 12:20 AM
Yeah, that dude is pretty jacked. Weird "frontal" tattoo.

treghet
12-19-2011, 12:24 AM
Yeah, that dude is pretty jacked. Weird "frontal" tattoo.

I've never really looked at his tattoo, but now that you pointed it out, it reminds me of this guy's tattoo:

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr3ms6TVcG1r01khlo1_500.jpg

jhdeity
12-19-2011, 07:43 AM
2. HARM'S WAY - ISOLATION

http://i25.fastpic.ru/big/2011/0701/c6/569fd451bf30dcfc3dbd2f24408b07c6.jpg

That riff. That. Fucking. Riff.

:drool:

Scrambled is probably my favorite song that came out this year. I've listened to it waaaaay too many times. The insane opening, just that drum and bass, is one of the most violent riffs in hardcore I've heard this year. And it represents everything I love about this album. Every single song just has crushing, crazy hardcore riffs that don't get old. Harm's Way were good before, but it wasn't until this second full length by them that they became truly fucking awesome. Harm's Way are one the heaviest iterations of hardcore out there today. Every riff is sludgy, heavy, and plain misanthropic. They label themselves "satanic straight edge", pure negativity in musical form. It's awesome. And after seeing them live, they're one of the most mosh-worthy bands I've ever seen. Can't wait to catch them again in the future. Oh, and 2:32 into Breeding Grounds, NO ONE SURVIVES :boxer: The singer from Weekend Nachos also plays bass. Check 'em out!

Notable Tracks:
Scrambled (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7FK4kE4Osc)
Breeding Grounds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZnIxO0LBXI)

P.S. They've also got one of the most intimidating singer's in existence.
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/18065827.jpg
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgut6afk0b1qbt93ko1_500.jpg

Thanks for the re-education of the current hardcore scene. I knew I kinda fell out of touch with some shit but apparently I missed out on some really great hardcore stuff this year. These guys sound like they would be a total riot live.

larvtard
12-19-2011, 09:12 AM
harm's way is pretty sick dude

illuminatus917
12-19-2011, 10:31 AM
If nothing else, that album art is fucking awesome.

DethMaiden
12-19-2011, 10:47 AM
Okay, yeah, Harm's Way is all kinds of awesome. Thanks for this, JD. :bowdown:

metallicbrian666
12-19-2011, 11:47 AM
Goddamn, that last riff in Scrambled....

jd091
12-19-2011, 12:35 PM
harm's way is pretty sick dude

Thanks for the re-education of the current hardcore scene. I knew I kinda fell out of touch with some shit but apparently I missed out on some really great hardcore stuff this year. These guys sound like they would be a total riot live.

If nothing else, that album art is fucking awesome.

Okay, yeah, Harm's Way is all kinds of awesome. Thanks for this, JD. :bowdown:

Goddamn, that last riff in Scrambled....

Thanks for all the love, guys! Glad you're into them.

jd091
12-19-2011, 03:05 PM
Oh man, now I really wanna see Backtrack! You NY guys are lucky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KoQSsMoW-uo

BloodoftheKings
12-19-2011, 03:31 PM
Oh man, now I really wanna see Backtrack! You NY guys are lucky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KoQSsMoW-uo

I would have went to that show if I had anyone to go with me.

dcmetal108
12-19-2011, 05:13 PM
Oh man, now I really wanna see Backtrack! You NY guys are lucky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KoQSsMoW-uo

I like watching the people think they're going to stage dive until they realize there is no one there so they basically run off stage.

Also that black guy at the beginning destroys it then stage dives knocking down like 5 people.

treghet
12-19-2011, 05:56 PM
I would have went to that show if I had anyone to go with me.

That's a shitty excuse. ;)

treghet
12-19-2011, 05:58 PM
Also that black guy at the beginning destroys it then stage dives knocking down like 5 people.

There is ALWAYS one black guy in the pit annihilating everybody.

jd091
12-19-2011, 05:58 PM
There is ALWAYS one black guy in the pit annihilating everybody.

This is true. In Chicago there's never less than 3.

BloodoftheKings
12-19-2011, 06:06 PM
That's a shitty excuse. ;)

I tried to go to a show by myself once. I couldn't do it.

dcmetal108
12-19-2011, 06:06 PM
This is true. In Chicago there's never less than 3.

And if you pay attention its always the same guys lol.

jd091
12-19-2011, 09:01 PM
And if you pay attention its always the same guys lol.

Yeah, I recognize a lot of the same guys at shows now in Chicago. It's kind of cool, and at least you know who to look out for since you know they're gonna be getting physical.

#1 is coming up in a couple minutes...

MPF
12-19-2011, 09:02 PM
It's Fucked Up right?

;)

DethMaiden
12-19-2011, 09:03 PM
JD ain't THAT cool. ;)

jd091
12-19-2011, 09:45 PM
1. TRAPPED UNDER ICE - BIG KISS GOODNIGHT

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss347/VanDarden/Crustcake%20Images/Trapped-Under-Ice-Big-Kiss-Goodnight.jpg

Was there any real doubt it wouldn't be this? It's without a doubt the album that came out this year that I listened to, and enjoyed, the most from any genre. After a string of EP's, and 2009's Secrets of the World LP, Big Kiss Goodnight is TUI's first fully thought out, mature album as a band. Stay Cold was a fucking incredible, perfect, genre-influencing EP back in 2008 for modern hardcore, and this album comes close to being just as memorable and important for a full-length effort. Above all, the songs are catchy. Back to back to back, almost all the songs completely rock. TUI have their own style, and rock it hard. I think most people either love or hate this band, but I recommend them to everyone. They're the best "new-wave-of-hardcore" band out there in my opinion.

Oh, and:
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvlplb4U761qjqi92o1_500.png
It's from "Born to Die", but I can't find a good Youtube link for it. :(


Notable Tracks (everything is fucking amazing, but here are my favorites):
Pleased To Meet You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zau_a8e8mY)
Outcast (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTrdjV9w5e8)

Oh, and the awesome amazing heaviest hardcore song written in the last 5 years re-recorded:
Reality Unfolds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCxiUemOcqc)

ThrashManiac
12-19-2011, 10:08 PM
Nice list, mine would look very similar. Take Offense and Backtrack would prolly be higher like 3 and 4.
:horns:

treghet
12-19-2011, 10:38 PM
There are some great songs on that album ("Still Cold" is one of my favorites by them), but some mediocre ones too. Also, the beginning of "Outcast" makes me think of Limp Bizkit. :hecho:

hellawaits77ny
12-21-2011, 11:04 PM
BKG is a great album. HOWEVER, I totally agree w/ treg, there are a couple so-so tunes. And yes, the new version of Reality Unfolds is just awesome. Still Cold still remains my favorite TUI record, but BKG is still solid.

Overall, a great list!

jd091
12-21-2011, 11:28 PM
Also, the beginning of "Outcast" makes me think of Limp Bizkit. :hecho:

But it's an awesome Limp Bizkit!

There's no hiding the rap influence TUI has, but I really like it. The rapped breakdown in Believe is like, my third favorite breakdown of all time.

hellawaits77ny
12-22-2011, 02:59 AM
The rapped breakdown in Believe is like, my third favorite breakdown of all time.

Word

masterguy49
12-22-2011, 10:17 AM
But it's an awesome Limp Bizkit!

There's no hiding the rap influence TUI has, but I really like it. The rapped breakdown in Believe is like, my third favorite breakdown of all time.

What's your number one? :tongue:

jd091
12-22-2011, 11:32 AM
What's your number one? :tongue:

1. Perseverence by Hatebreed

2. Not This Time by Terror

Or something like that. ;)

masterguy49
12-22-2011, 12:30 PM
1. Perseverence by Hatebreed

2. Not This Time by Terror

Or something like that. ;)

NEVER SECUMB TO THE WORDS YOU FIGHT IN YOUR HEART
DADUNDUNDADUNDUN

YOUR WORLD IS COMING APART
DADUNDUNDADUNDUN

REMAIN STEADFAST
OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH

PERSEVERANCE
DADUNDUNDADUNDUNDADUNDUN

jd091
12-22-2011, 01:02 PM
SECUMB

Woah now...

300%_Density
12-22-2011, 01:10 PM
2. Not This Time by Terror

Oh I didn't read all the way, you are talking breakdowns not albums. I'm dumb NM

jd091
12-22-2011, 02:33 PM
Oh I didn't read all the way, you are talking breakdowns not albums. I'm dumb NM

One with the underdogs is by far my favorite hardcore album also.

masterguy49
12-22-2011, 03:00 PM
Woah now...


Sorry I'm sleepy :lol:

hellawaits77ny
12-22-2011, 05:42 PM
One with the underdogs is by far my favorite hardcore album also.

Arguably my favorite. Been listening to Lowest of The Low a lot lately, and that's going up my list, too.

300%_Density
12-22-2011, 07:26 PM
One with the underdogs is by far my favorite hardcore album also.

One W/ The Underdogs is numero uno in my book. I've yet to find a hardcore album I can listen to beginning to end like that album.

jd091
03-16-2012, 11:08 AM
So I'm gonna necro this thread since I'm bored, on a 6-hour bus trip, and listening to a bunch of good hardcore that came out last year that I didn't mention because I forgot or I hadn't got around to it yet, or at least deserves a shout out. So here are some other really fucking good releases that everyone should check out. In no particular number order:

STICK TOGETHER - NO MORE GAMES

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Sj_1fE7Ajo8/TQ0C-cJkY3I/AAAAAAAAAvE/OckRkE5aQtk/s320/300.jpg

I love really simple, stereotypical youth crew straight edge stuff. There's something about it that's just awesome; I don't know if it's the catchy lyrics, the passion or over-the-top message, or just the simple riffs. But there's been a big resurgence of it the last couple years, and nobody does it better than Stick Together. I adore everything about their vocals, the guitar tone, the punky riffs more suited for stagediving rather than slamming... even the short song lengths. These guys got another EP coming out in a couple months; keep an eye on 'em. Hopefully they'll eventually get out of that Wilkes-Barre scene and play a show up here for once!

Recommended:
Stick Together (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDrow2OYKZo)
The Real You (No More Games) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VG4NlT1jdw)

treghet
03-16-2012, 11:15 AM
Took you long enough to do this. :tongue:

Hopefully they'll eventually get out of that Wilkes-Barre scene and play a show up here for once!

I'm sure they will soon. They did a short West Coast tour with Rotting Out in January.

jd091
03-16-2012, 11:25 AM
I'm sure they will soon. They did a short West Coast tour with Rotting Out in January.

Did some more research, and apparently they came up here in 2010 with Dead End Path. Would have been a tight tour to catch.

Think I got some moshiest stuff coming up... great year for beatdown shit.

jd091
03-16-2012, 03:37 PM
Honorable Mention #2:

SOUL SEARCH - BURY THE BLAME

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad86/treghet/2011%20List/soulsearch.jpg

Pissed off So-Cal hardcore, made for moshing. Another awesome young hardcore band, Soul Search are all around solid. I love this EP; the only thing is I know Soul Search can be better. I'm just waiting for them to really break out and make an all-around awesome full-length, full of catchy and heavy tracks. They also got this really metal-like tone to their guitars, different than a lot of the bands in the scene. Good stuff; check it out if you haven't already.

Notable Tracks:
Stuck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLxIVCuO0ls)
Me & Mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr7aKZvdF4o&feature=related)

treghet
03-16-2012, 06:14 PM
Best new hardcore band out of Southern California. Did you hear the new song for the Flatspot compilation? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGsZa8LaNhE

jd091
03-16-2012, 06:27 PM
Best new hardcore band out of Southern California. Did you hear the new song for the Flatspot compilation? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGsZa8LaNhE

Ah no, I didn't! Thanks man. I like it.

jd091
03-17-2012, 12:21 PM
Got a couple more I want to touch on briefly. Especially this one, since I've seen little talk about it:

TURNSTILE - PRESSURE TO SUCCEED

http://hardcorevinyl.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/turnstile-pressure-to-succeed.jpg

A newer group from Baltimore, headed by vocalist Brendan Yates (drummer for Trapped Under Ice), Turnstile are an awesome rap-influenced hardcore band, if you're into that stuff. TUI is also to an extent, but Turnstile is more obvious. Heavy beats, big breakdowns, and slick vocal delivery. I love that they definitely have their own style that sets them out from the group. Give 'em a chance; this is their only EP so far.

Notable Tracks:
The Dream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I55GYP_F5b4)
New Rules (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I55GYP_F5b4) (the build up to that breakdown at 2:18 = awesome)

jd091
03-17-2012, 12:42 PM
Here's a list of some other releases I'll only touch on that you guys should enjoy if you've enjoyed my list so far:

XIBALBA - MADRE MIA POR LOS DIAS

http://www.allthatisheavy.com/images/covers/ATH-8621.jpg

Technically, all of the songs on this album were made before 2011; It's just kind of like a full-length compilation of everything Xibalba has done up to this point. So I decided to leave it out of my 2011 list. That being said, Xibalba are heavy as shit, and give Harm's Way solid competition for the heaviest band in hardcore. Most people either love or hate them; I love them. The only problem with this album is that a lot of the songs drag; hopefully they develop their sound more in the future. If you haven't listened to them yet, you're behind.

Track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSQnJkvLeAk


MINUS - HARD FEELINGS

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg267/scaled.php?server=267&filename=minm.jpg&res=medium

I love this EP cover! Another great So-Cal hardcore band, super pissed off negative music. I think I prefer Soul Search more due to the vocals, but this is still great stuff. They should have a full length coming out this year; I'm really looking forward to it.

Track: Hard Feelings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KscZFo0e2Lw)

EXPIRE - SUFFER THE CYCLE

https://s3.amazonaws.com/storenvy/product_photos/254123/tumblr_lf57th7ST41qaec13o1_cover_medium.jpg

I really want to love these guys, but I for some reason I only like them. They got some good grooves going on, I just want it to be more catchy. I'll see 'em live in April; hopefully that changes my viewpoint. I think you guys will like 'em a lot.

Track: Grip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YzNoDZ0TtY)

THE RIVAL MOB - HARDCORE FOR HARDCORE

http://revhq.com/images/covers/250/sfu42.jpg

For some reason this release didn't really grab my attention with anything special, but it does everything right. I almost get a little bit of a Weekend Nachos vibe out of it. Fast hardcore, more traditionally punky. Good stuff.

Track: Hardcore for Hardcore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-sWoq1zBnI)


...and that's about it! If there's something I haven't mentioned, let me know. I think I've had listened to most everything that came out this year and I'll let you know what I think of it. Thanks for anybody who reads this and/or comments, I appreciate it big time. Love discussing music with you guys! :horns:

dcmetal108
03-17-2012, 01:04 PM
I can just never thank you enough for pushing me into liking Terror and getting me to listen to Big Kiss Goodnight.

jd091
03-17-2012, 01:36 PM
I can just never thank you enough for pushing me into liking Terror and getting me to listen to Big Kiss Goodnight.

No problem, man. :fist:

dcmetal108
03-17-2012, 01:41 PM
No problem, man. :fist:

So I'm going to try to go to day 2 of the rumble to see TUI, I just won't know until prolly the first week of April or so since my work gives me the dates 3 weeks ahead.

jd091
03-17-2012, 03:21 PM
So I'm going to try to go to day 2 of the rumble to see TUI, I just won't know until prolly the first week of April or so since my work gives me the dates 3 weeks ahead.

Harm's Way, Agigator, The Mongoloids, Cruel Hand, Death Threat, Expire, Pale Horse, Wisdom in Chains... that's gonna be a great day.

Nick_to_the_face
01-20-2013, 09:32 PM
Got a couple more I want to touch on briefly. Especially this one, since I've seen little talk about it:

TURNSTILE - PRESSURE TO SUCCEED

http://hardcorevinyl.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/turnstile-pressure-to-succeed.jpg

A newer group from Baltimore, headed by vocalist Brendan Yates (drummer for Trapped Under Ice), Turnstile are an awesome rap-influenced hardcore band, if you're into that stuff. TUI is also to an extent, but Turnstile is more obvious. Heavy beats, big breakdowns, and slick vocal delivery. I love that they definitely have their own style that sets them out from the group. Give 'em a chance; this is their only EP so far.

Notable Tracks:
The Dream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I55GYP_F5b4)
New Rules (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I55GYP_F5b4) (the build up to that breakdown at 2:18 = awesome)

I'm gonna necro this just so I can say this is one of my favorite hardcore releases. I've been listening to these guys for a bit now, and it upsets me how little they get talked about. I literally only know 2 other people that have heard this EP