Reviews Label: A389

Label: A389

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Supreme Commander - 120 Years in the Business! album cover

Supreme Commander

120 Years in the Business!, 2007

8.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Fast rocking hardcore that sounds like it wants to be on the late 80's Epitaph back catalog. Extremely catchy, it makes me want to grab my board and skate some ...

Integrity - Walpurgisnacht album cover


Walpurgisnacht, 2008

7.9 / 10

Ah, Dwid, where have you been hiding your mischievous and malevolent musical vehicle Integrity for the last five years? Ever since 2003's To Die For, Integrity's absence hangs over the ...

The Love Below - Reproductive Rights album cover

The Love Below

Reproductive Rights, 2010

8.0 / 10

Do you like your hardcore punk raw sounding so that it comes across in absolutely vicious manner? If so, then The Love Below should surely be moved to the front ...

Seven Sisters Of Sleep - Self Titled album cover

Seven Sisters Of Sleep

Self Titled, 2011

7.5 / 10

Have you ever heard the expression, “where were you when…” relating to certain events in history, or have you heard people say, “I remember where I was when Kennedy was ...

Ancient Shores - Step To The Edge album cover

Ancient Shores

Step To The Edge, 2011

7.5 / 10

This may not come as a shock to anyone, but West Virginia isn’t exactly the breeding ground for heavy music. Anyone that has crossed into the state’s border would know ...

Weekend Nachos - Black Earth album cover

Weekend Nachos

Black Earth, 2011

7.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Since the release of 2009’s Unforgivable, Weekend Nachos has been taking the hardcore scene by storm with their signature blend of modern down-tuned hardcore and old-school powerviolence. Signing on to ...

Pala - We Don't Exist album cover


We Don't Exist, 2011

7.9 / 10

Pala are a band that went seemingly unnoticed upon release of their debut EP. While the band did have some growing to do they managed to have the pieces to ...

Seraphim - The Light In The Distance album cover


The Light In The Distance, 2011

8.7 / 10

Seraphim created a good bit of buzz with an EP release last year on A389. What the Ep proved is that this 3 piece was capable of creating an immense ...

Pulling Teeth - Funerary album cover

Pulling Teeth

Funerary, 2011

9.3 / 10

Pulling teeth have always taken the term metalcore to an almost literal degree. Much like Integrity has done in the sense that for every breakdown there is a strong guitar ...

Xibalba - Self Titled album cover


Self Titled, 2011

8.0 / 10

Xibalba translates to "Place Of Fear" meaning a place where the evil go when they die in Mayan culture. There is no more fitting name for what Xibalba, the band, ...

Withdrawal - Faith, Flesh, And Blood album cover


Faith, Flesh, And Blood, 2011

8.2 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Withdrawal is possibly carrying metallic hardcore standards for all of Canada. As it becomes harder to note a truly interesting band of this style in general let alone from their ...

Various Artists - Homewrecker & The Love Below - Split album cover

Various Artists

Homewrecker & The Love Below - Split, 2011

7.6 / 10
200 Words Or Less

A389 Records announced earlier this year the signing of Homewrecker. The band play a nasty style of hardcore with nods to powerviolence and straight out heavy hardcore. While this may ...

Penetration Panthers - Perpetual 80's album cover

Penetration Panthers

Perpetual 80's, 2011

7.7 / 10
200 Words Or Less

There have been a number of bands that have tried to raise the banner of eras part. Whether it be the youth crew band or the thrash revival band. Even ...

Gravehill - Practitioners Of Fell Sorcery album cover


Practitioners Of Fell Sorcery, 2011

7.8 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Gravehill are a band formed from Gehenna. While the band have persevered and continue on to this day this demo is the only recording with this lineup. Formed to fully ...

Gehenna - Land Of Sodom II/Upon The Gravehill album cover


Land Of Sodom II/Upon The Gravehill, 2011

7.5 / 10

Before we get into this, there is always the question that you have to ask yourself; and, with Gehenna, it is a wholly legitimate question that will in a very ...

Full Of Hell - Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home album cover

Full Of Hell

Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home, 2011

8.7 / 10

Over the past year or so A389 Records has put out a staggering amount of releases that sit just barely within the confines of metal and hardcore. For every label ...

Witch-Lord - Atomized In The Black Solarian album cover


Atomized In The Black Solarian, 2011

7.5 / 10

All hail the Cult of the Seven Crowns! Witch-Lord is one of a number of destructive musical forces that is just one head of the hydra meant to smash the ...

Low Places - Spiritual Treatment album cover

Low Places

Spiritual Treatment, 2011

8.0 / 10

Low Places have done much in a short time. Coming out of California with a style that is unlikeable to most and building on said style till it makes sense ...

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