Hugo Filipe Lopes
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Hugo Filipe Lopes

Ever since I can remember I've been into the punk and metal universe. And writing. So why the well wouldn't I put the two of them together?

80s HardcoreCvltureHardcoreHistoryMusic

Shit, here I come stepping into hot water, completely of my own doing. First things first: I don’t do drugs and I don’t get hammered, but don’t go away just yet thinking this is a another rant from one of those guys that is basically a camouflaged Straight-Edge. It’s not;

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80s HardcoreCrustCvltureDeath RockDis-beatHardcoreHistoryMusicNoisePost-PunkPower ViolencePUNKRaw PunkReviews

There’s plenty of stuff going on in the punk-rock world right now, but La Vida Es Un Mus (LVEUM) is definitely one of the labels you have to periodically check for releases if you want to listen to the real stuff. That’s why it’s so frustrating to write about them

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FeaturesMusicPUNK

Back in the 2000s, The Parkinsons used to be the next big thing. They were the next in line to save rock n’ roll, right up there with The Strokes and The Libertines. But they didn’t care then and they don’t care now. For most people, that means that they

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MusicPUNKReviews

When a band has the word “leather” in their name, usually you either think of something like Judas Priest or you go the Velvet Underground route. Well, Cold Leather sound like neither. In fact, they probably sound as if no punk band had existed from ’74 on. They play those

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80s HardcoreHardcoreMusicPUNK

Krimewatch doesn’t fuck around. Their new and self-titled LP is just 12 minutes long and it’s not that they’re lazy, it’s just that they are immediate, serious and make us feel that what they have to say is important. The best part is that nothing here seems to make sense,

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Avant GardeBlackened CrustCrustHardcoreIndustrialMusicNoisePost Rock

If you’ve never heard of X-acto, the hardcore band from Portugal, I guarantee that you are definitely missing out. Or at least were, at the time. Not only because they were good, but also because – to a lot of kids at the time – they were legendary. In fact,

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