Reviews Review type: 200 Words Or Less

Review type: 200 Words Or Less

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 Van Dammes - The VD EP album cover

Van Dammes

The VD EP, 2014

6.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Though the band is not doing anything that the typical punk rock fan wouldn’t have heard dozens of times before, there’s definite energy and excitement in the four rowdy songs ...

9th Wonder & Buckshot - The Solution album cover

9th Wonder & Buckshot

The Solution, 2012

6.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

The histories of both Buckshot and 9th Wonder in the rap game are long and storied. Buckshot’s tenure started in the early ‘90s as member of Black Moon, and as ...

A Death Cinematic - A Parable on the Aporia of Vengeance and the Beauty of Impenetrable Sadness album cover

A Death Cinematic

A Parable on the Aporia of Vengeance and the Beauty of Impenetrable Sadness, 2009

6.3 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Limited to a number of 250, A Death Cinematic’s most recent release features two discs and impeccable packaging. Comparisons can easily be made to certain output by A Silver Mt. ...

A Death Cinematic - A Parable on the Aporia of Vengeance and the Beauty of Impenetrable Sadness album cover

A Death Cinematic

A Parable on the Aporia of Vengeance and the Beauty of Impenetrable Sadness, 2009

8.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Every once in a long while there comes a release which takes several listens to sink in to one’s thick skull (particularly my hard head can take time), but once ...

A Kid Named Thompson / Altus - Split album cover

A Kid Named Thompson / Altus

Split, 2009

7.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Two newcomers from Texas team up for a split 7” release. You get one track each, generally falling within the bounds of the indie music circuit. A Kid Named Thompson ...

A Perfect Circle - Three Sixty  album cover

A Perfect Circle

Three Sixty , 2013

8.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Buying compilation albums are like going to a family reunion. It starts with a sense of misguided obligation and ends with regret for ever having done so in the first ...

A Wilhelm Scream - Self Titled album cover

A Wilhelm Scream

Self Titled, 2010

8.6 / 10
200 Words Or Less

A Wilhelm Scream are back. After a period of absence the mighty punks from the northeast are back. The band seemed to dissapear for a period after their last full ...

Aaron & The Sea - Cloak & Dagger EP album cover

Aaron & The Sea

Cloak & Dagger EP, 2013

8.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Aaron & the Sea have come a long way from writing dinosaur-themed ballads. The Minneapolis band formed in 2008 when roommates Aaron Rice and Alex Brown started making music together, ...

Ab Imo Pectore - The Dissociative Path album cover

Ab Imo Pectore

The Dissociative Path, 2012

5.3 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Ab Imo Pectore has come out of Portugal and after 3 years as a band have managed to put together their first demo and get it released by a label. ...

Ability - Expired album cover

Ability

Expired, 2008

7.0 / 10
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Ability is a five-piece hardcore band from the Northern outskirts of Los Angeles. Expired is their debut effort and the 7” features five cuts of solid mid-tempo hardcore. Musically the ...

Acid Fast - Rabid Moon album cover

Acid Fast

Rabid Moon, 2014

8.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Acid Fast play really angst-y yet bouncy punk rock that is rooted as deeply in the Midwest sound as it is the Pacific Northwest. But here’s the thing: they’re not ...

Actors & Actresses - We Love Our Enemy EP album cover

Actors & Actresses

We Love Our Enemy EP, 2011

6.7 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Reissues tend to be a funny thing. Sometimes they are done in good taste. To help fans get a hold of an album that went out of print or give ...

Adam Widener - Cola Kids Hanging Out in the Bubble Dome album cover

Adam Widener

Cola Kids Hanging Out in the Bubble Dome, 2012

6.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

There are a few red flags that make me avoid records or, if you will, to judge a book by its cover. First, solo records in a punk or garage ...

Adams Dagger - The Ripper album cover

Adams Dagger

The Ripper, 2009

6.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Adams Dagger - California by way of Florida. This reminds of the 80’s hardcore scene when bands moved from all over to California or New York to make it big. ...

Agent - Awake in Their World album cover

Agent

Awake in Their World, 2009

8.5 / 10
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Run Cover for Cover's label head Jeff and I like to go back and forth over his bastardization of the phrase "pop-punk" but the kid has a lot of heart ...

Agrimonia - Rites of Separation album cover

Agrimonia

Rites of Separation, 2013

8.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

In this day and age, if you're going to write 11-15 minute songs about death, decay and other moribund topics you need to make damn sure that they're interesting. This ...

All for Nothing - Solitary album cover

All for Nothing

Solitary, 2008

5.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

More hardcore from across the pond. This time it's The Netherlands. Neat. All for Nothing sound like they want to rewrite the first Comeback Kid album in five tracks. You ...

All Hell Breaks Loose - All Hell Breaks Loose album cover

All Hell Breaks Loose

All Hell Breaks Loose, 2004

6.4 / 10
200 Words Or Less

South Florida must be a breeding ground for hardcore bands. It seems every three months I'm hearing about another band featuring members of past bands I enjoyed. This usually means ...

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