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EP Review: Knocked Loose – ‘Mistakes Like Fractures’

Knocked Loose, the Kentucky based hardcore outfit, come screaming out the gates once more with a new 3 track EP; Mistakes Like Fractures. Heavy, dark, and embodying all the best of beatdown hardcore, these 8 and a half minutes are well worth your time.

The title track, which opens this short 3 song package, is this dark powerhouse of a hardcore track. From the chorus screaming out “Mistakes like fractures,” to an ominous breakdown in “I followed the rabbit, I found my fucking ending,” the track is put together so well. Transitioning from this track into the next, ‘Slings and Arrows,’ their sound attacks from all sides. In the modern era of hardcore, it can seem difficult for a band to find a sound both unique and yet still very much rooted in the genre, but Knocked Loose emanate this angry, loud, and emotional presence that really does stand out.

Ending off this short piece is what I’d consider the shiniest of the 3 diamonds gathered here. ‘All My Friends’ is a fun track to listen to, but doesn’t let go of that darkness, and the breakdown could be one of the best I’ve heard in quite a while. Evoking thoughts of Code Orange with the alarm-like shrill guitar breaking in at times, this track especially is sign of great things to come for one of the premiere modern hardcore bands. Knocked Loose kick some teeth in with this EP, and I can’t wait to see what the next album has in store for us.

Mistakes Like Fractures was released on April 4th, via Pure Noise Records. You can check out the EP below.

5/5



DS Exclusive: The Undertaking! stream new EP, “Scavengers” (ffo: Dillinger Escape Plan, Boy Sets Fire)

New San Diego hardcore punk band The Undertaking! are premiering their debut EP, Scavengers, a day in advance for all you saavy young Dying Scene readers out there. It’s five-songs of adrenaline fueled, guitar heavy punk rock and roll mayhem clocking in at just under twenty minutes, inspired by time spent away from the stage and that unsettling craving feeling that calls us all back home to hardcore and punk rock music.

Scavengers is being self-released, with the aid of Sassafras Management, on April 19th and will be made “officially” available for purchase and streaming at all the regular spots then. It goes well with Dillinger Escape Plan and Boy Sets Fire. Check out the jams below, and don’t sleep on these happy-go-angsty music-loving punx.

All artwork for the album was handled by renowned artist, Dave Quiggle, (Disney, Adventure Time, Star Trek, Foo Fighters) and production credit goes to Daniel Bourget.

 

 



Defeater stream “Stale Smoke” ahead of album

Massachusetts-based hardcore band Defeater release their self-titled fifth album on May 10th, via Epitaph Records. Pre-orders are up now.

Have a listen to “Stale Smoke” from the album below.



Nails release video for new track “I Don’t Want To Know You”

California hardcore act Nails are to release a new single via Nuclear Blast Records. “I Don’t Want To Know You” is available on 7″ and pre-orders are up now. Order it (and check out upcoming tour dates) here.

Have a watch of the video below.



New & Noteworthy: Stream new EP “Strike Back” by Milwaukee hardcore act Mud Dog

I’m not sure if it’s the vocals reminiscent of the original singer from UK punk act Drones, or very early days Davey Havok, but something about the new EP from Milwaukee hardcore act Mud Dog is really grabbing my attention. It might be the gang vocals on title track “Strike Back” or the change ups with secondary singers on a few of the songs. Or all of the above. The point is “Strike Back” is worth a listen for any hardcore punk fans, all the more so since it’s up for free download on bandcamp.



Enter Shikari and Deez Nuts round out full line up for Jera On Air festival (Netherlands)

OK, now it’s official. The Jera On Air festival is officially complete! The three-day festival in Northern Limburg’s Ysselsteyn will kick off with a free Pre Party on Thursday June 27th and continue on through the 29th. Enter Shikari and Deez Nuts have both been added to an already insanely stacked lineup, including Dying Scene Records’ own Chaser!

Check out the full line up and snag your tickets on the fest’s official website.



Knocked Loose release new song “Mistakes Like Fractures”

Kentucky hardcore band Knocked Loose have released a new song “Mistakes Like Fractures”, premiering the video via Revolver Magazine. The songs are taken from a forthcoming Pure Noise Records 7″.

The band are about to embark on European shows, including Slam Dunk and Groezrock festivals.

Check out the video with ther tour dates below.



Cutting Teeth (Metallic Hardcore, UK) release video for single “Aggressor”

Yorkshire, UK based metallic hardcore exports Cutting Teeth have released a video for new single, “Aggressor”.

Have a watch below – and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates schedule.



Bullseye (Hardcore, Germany) release music video for “Until We Die”

German hardcore act Bullseye have released a video for their song, “Until We Die,” which is the title track off their latest album that was released on March 1st via Dedication Records.

You can check it out below.

Bullseye last released Stronger in 2015.



Bailer release lyric video for “Crawl Back”

Irish hardcore act Bailer have released a lyric video for “Crawl Back”, the band’s new single. The track is the first new material since Feb 2018’s self-titled EP.

Have a watch below – and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates.



Edward in Venice (Melodic Hardcore, Italy) Stream Video for “High Tide” from New EP, “Empathy”

Italian melodic hardcore merchants Edward in Venice have a new EP in the works and to get fans in the mood, they’ve been good enough to shoot a video for its lead single. The track chosen is called “High Tide” and you can check it out below.

The band’s vocalist, Filo Greganti, had the following to say about “High Tide”:

We consider ‘High Tide’ to be one of the catchiest and one of the slowest Edward In Venice songs, so it’s going to have a new impact on the listeners. ‘High Tide’ came together easily; we wrote it quickly and it just worked.

The full EP is titled Empathy and features the guitar work of new member to the group Ivan Maioli. Helping Edward in Venice with the release will be the UK’s hard-working Lockjaw Records. Greganti went on to elaborate on the recording process for Empathy:

There was no deadline for ‘Empathy’. There was no rush, which permitted us to perfect every single little thing in the music, artwork and videos, with the support of Lockjaw Records.

The new collection of tunes is the first from Edward in Venice since their 2015 EP, Howler. You can pick it up via Lockjaw Records from April 26 and pre-orders are live now.



Black Flag tour dates around the world for the rest of the year…

Black Flag have detailed where they’ll be headed for the rest of the year. Tours take in US, UK and Japan. Dates are below.

The band are currently in the studio recording material for their upcoming eighth studio album. The last studio album they released was What the…. in 2013.



Polar release video for new single “Adore” ahead of new album

Guildford, UK hardcore exports Polar are to release their fourth album, Nova, on April 5th via Arising Empire. Ahead of the album, the band have released a video for “Adore”.

Album pre-orders are up now. The band also play around Europe to promote the album. Watch the video and check out the dates below.



Album Review – Terror – “Total Retaliation”

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Terror, the LA stalwarts of hardcore, came swinging back with their latest album Total Retaliation. Released back in September, 2018 via Pure Noise, the album deserves a listen from any hardcore fan. And if you listened back when it came out, I’m here to tell you why you should be spinning it again.

The album starts incredibly strong with “This World Never Wanted Me,” a hard rejection of conformity and a triumphant yell of “Thank god this world never wanted me.” Terror do that classic hardcore sound perfectly, encapsulating a genre and exploding out with blistering beatdowns.

The album starts on rejecting the world that doesn’t want them, and keeps a solid concept of a rebellion against humanity. Keeping the basics of hardcore themes, Terror actualize this in an interesting and direct way with describing the world itself as what has become stained and overbearing. But in that they still find retaliation in their determined and anger fueled delivery. Terror have a lot to say on the album, and run through a host of subjects they feel are tearing society apart. In doing so they keep with their central concept, and also manage to use some great wordplay to get across their message clearly but not resort to hamfisted cliche. Tackling issues from authority to religion, Total Retaliation pulls no punches.

On the sonic side of things, of course Terror kills it, heavy rolling drums, deep and always on point bass, and some interesting guitar work which expands but never strays too far from their core sound. Total Retaliation even has a rap interlude, perhaps inspired by the interludes that 90s hip-hop frequently featured though arguably less jokey. There’s something to be said about the comparison between hip-hop and punk music, born from different situations but finding a similar place in rebellion and community. But after just a moment the track is over, and we dive right back into brilliant hardcore with “Spirit of Sacrifice.”

With Total Retaliation the band hasn’t found any massive new ground in their music, but instead have this chaos-controlled feeling with their mastery of the hardcore sound. Always able to flow through vocal inflections and able to so perfectly build a sound that brings anyone right into that local venue feeling the electricity run from the band through the crowd, Terror still remain an important voice in the genre. Terror bring the intensity and determined message only the finest in hardcore can produce, and Total Retaliation is a must listen for fans of the genre.

You can listen to the album below.



Insect Radio (Hardcore, Greece) Stream Single “Heretic’s Fork”

Greek progressive hardcore band Insect Radio are allowing fans to stream their latest single. The effort is titled “Heretic’s Fork” and is the first new music from the four-piece since their 2015 album, We Are Trouble.

You can check out “Heretic’s Fork” below.