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Bruce Hardt-Valenzuela

Generally unpleasant.

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Maybe it’s just me, but it feels as if the metalcore spirit of decades past is gleefully haunting us once again. I’m sure some of you may read the term “metalcore” and consider it a genre slur of sorts, especially in relation to its early-mid aughts strains. If you do,

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FeaturedHardcoreReviewsThrash

Integrity is important, but that statement alone is negligible given the band’s near 30 years as both progenitors and continuous pioneers of metallic and Holy Terror-inspired hardcore. Dwid Hellion, the original line-up’s sole remaining member and eternal mouthpiece, has long turned Integrity into a vehicle for his apocalyptic visions and

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FeaturedFeaturesNoise RockshoegazeStreaming

Today we have a rather unique collection premiering from Mossbreaker, in the form of this Los Angeles triumvirate’s debut full-length Between the Noise and You – an apt title considering everything that goes on throughout the album’s eleven tracks. Twisting together the best of 90’s alternative rock from Nirvana’s world-weary diatribes

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GrindcoreNoise

Rare do we as listeners have a chance to witness a band evolve like Full of Hell has. To wit, their debut LP, Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home has been a consistent favorite since it was discovered perusing Toxicbreed’s Funhouse back in 2011 and has yet to leave

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Death MetalEventsFeaturedFeaturesHardcoreLive Rituals

Throughout the year, Arizona’s heavy music output remains top tier, a choice assemblage of artists pushing hardcore, metal and all related sub-genres into refreshing, harsher territories. It can be said, with relative lack of argument, that all music scenes deserve their due, but there are those that are special, that

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FeaturedHardcoreReviewsThrash

Throwbacks tend to be the “in” thing lately. Nostalgia permeates everything from films releasing sequels to entries released decades ago or to current bands going on tours playing one classic in full. That’s cool and all, but the trick is getting old. Some of those movies don’t do anything new

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