Sunday, January 27, 2013

A hardcore weekend: Reivers, Final Effort, Unquiet Grave, Emetic, and more...

Since a lot of my readers are playing in hardcore/punk bands that doesn't belong to the metal scene but still can be interesting to a good part of my audience, I decided to write an overview post about them:

- Reivers - female-fronted hardcore punk from Oakland, CA, with members of Negative Standards. For a review of their LP, click here (don't think I can write it better). And here's a video of one of their live performances:

- Behold! - a socially conscious punk band founded by two members of Industrial Workers of the World in Chicago. Their guitarist defines their music as "heavy punk with some eccentric twists", and welcomes everyone who likes metal to check their debut album "The Alpha And The Omega" out. While I have a permission to post it here as a free download, I won't do it right now. Better to stream/buy it off Behold's bandcamp page instead.

- Final Effort - hardcore punk from Germany. Click here to download their debut 7-track album "Drowned & Resurfaced".

- Unquiet Grave - a band from Sheffield, featuring members from Army of Flying Robots, Cracked Cop Skulls, Unborn, Legacy. They play hardcore with crust/BM influence, and at least one of their members is a long time reader of my blog. Beside their first demo (recorded 2009, released on cassette 2011) they also recorded an EP called "Loose Tongues" (haven't listened to it yet). Check out their track "Avenues of Shit", it's probably the most "blackened" one on the whole demo.

- Emetic - hardcore/PV band from Montclair, NJ. Their vocalist is a supporter of my blog, and according to him, his father was among the founders of the RASH movement. "We are in the works of doing a split wit my other band DRIT... We try and do slow and heavy stuff or fast chaotic stuff"

- Going Peacefully - hardcore punk with some BM influences from San Antonio, TX. Don't get fooled by their name, their stuff is pretty raw and intense.

- Soil - hardcore from Olympia, WA, friends of Anastatica. They started as a joke band, defining their genre as "gardencore", but then realized that they're capable of doing more serious stuff. Like most Cascadian bands, they have an ideology which is pretty close to eco-anarchism. Unfortunately their bandcamp page is blank now, and I can't find their album "To Wither" elsewhere, but I'll update this post if I find it.

P.S. Check out also the remastered version of "I​:​PRAEDICTVM" by Depravation, which was released a few days ago. The quality of production was improved a lot.


  1. mighty_trust_krusherJanuary 27, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Thanx for post! Some of these bands are really good.

  2. i can send you the Soil album. they are friends of mine.