pit beast (2009/REALITY/I SCREAM)
HARDCORE. HOODS was founded in Sacramento in 1995 by Mike Hood and have grown into a hardcore institution. HOODS have released several albums on a number of independents and now the long-awaited new album "pit beast" is set for release. For fans of BLOOD FOR BLOOD, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOUR and TERROR.
the king is dead (2006/EULOGY)
HARDCORE. "the king is dead" is a call to arms for all of those who have grown tired watching hardcore be exploited and bastardized. Sacramento's HOODS have used their ten years of experience to craft one of the most brutal and honest releases of 2005. Without question, this is the band's best material to date and is sure to ring true with fans of TERROR, HATEBREED, and MADBALLl.
blood over germany - live (2001/PEOPLE LIKE YOU)
PUNK 'N' ROLL. Kentucky's HOOKERS conquered europe in 2001 and the 18 tracks on this CD capture on one those wild shows. This CD is pretty badass - THE HOOKERS make great music, this is no exception.
horror rises from the tomb (2012/GREEN MIST)
PUNK 'N' ROLL. THE HOOKERS return from nearly 4 years of self-imposed exile to unleash their bloody brand of punk-metal on their rabid fans. "horror rises from the tombs", a vinyl-only 15-song blast of blood and guts rock 'n' roll is their loudest and most anthemic album to date.
the lurid traversal of route 7 (2010/DISCHORD)
POST/EMO-PUNK. Out of print for many years, Dischord has remastered the now-classic "the lurid transversal of route 7" from HOOVER, who helped patent a '90s indie-rock sound that walked a line between the sounds of FUGAZI and SLINT, with members going on to JUNE OF 44 after HOOVER's demise.
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HOPE CONSPIRACY, THE
coldblue (2000/EQUAL VISION)
HARDCORE. Passionate and metallic east coast hardcore with strong rock influences, sincere vocals, and meaningful lyrics. Featuring Dan Zimmerman, Jonas Feinberg, and Adam Patterson (all of HARVEST), Neeraj Kane (of EXTINCTION), and Kevin Baker (of PIECEMEAL). Produced by Kurt Ballou of Converge.
HOPE CONSPIRACY, THE
death knows your name (2009/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. "death knows your name" is a stark and mesmerizing chapter in THE HOPE CONSPIRACY legacy. This album marks the 1st recorded appearance of Tim Cossar (GIVE UP THE GHOST, BARS) with HOPE CON, as well as the return of guitarist Neeraj Kane (THE SUICIDE FILE) to the song writing fold. 'death knows your name' is a stark and mesmerizing chapter in THE HOPE CONSPIRACY legacy. The 11 songs lunge and writhe with immeasurable emotion and inner turmoil like all great art does. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HOPE CONSPIRACY, THE
endnote (2002/EQUAL VISION)
HARDCORE. THE HOPE CONSPIRACY is ringing the dawn of a new day and riding the newly blazed path from their previous conquests. The band is about to unleash their newly recorded sophomore album, "endnote". The Boston-based sonic demolition unit have created an album that showcases a whole new level of explosive power, controlled chaos and unbridled aggression. With touring planned throughout the remainder of the year, the conspiracy will remain all around us.
HOPE FOR THE DYING
s/t (2008/STRIKE FIRST)
METALCORE. HOPE FOR THE DYING's self-titled full length is the 1st release under the newly re-launched Strike First Records, a division of Facedown Records. By combining their superior individual abilities and unique musicianship to produce the '80s influenced progressive metal fans have come to expect, HOPE FOR THE DYING prove the sincerity behind their determination to push forward into previously uncharted territory. For fans of UNEARTH and ALL THAT REMAINS.
HOPES DIES LAST
Your face down now (2008/STILL LIFE)
POST-HARDCORE. Italian rock phenomenon HOPES DIES LAST have been wowing crowds in their native country, and with the help of this MCD and an upcoming tour, hope to bring their passionate music to the rest of the world. They use melody and brutality the same way bands like SAOSIN and CHIODOS have been.
POST-HARDCORE. Mixing dissonance and melody, HOPESFALL were a unique fixture on the hardcore musical landscape. Moody guitars that are as moving as they are weighty, growling yet haunting vocals are just a few of many things that set this band apart from their peers. With the addition of a few new members over the course of time, their writing seemed to leap to a new complexity this time around. The lyricism and vocal range are evidently expanded on "a-types". HOPESFALL held nothing back and let everything go on this one.
magnetic north (2007/TRUSTKILL)
POST-HARDCORE. Hailing from North Carolina, HOPESFALL developed in the hardcore and emo scene. "magnetic north" is a total aural assault. This new album is more intense, bigger tones, it’s trippier but not purely ethereal. There’s a lot of weight and heavy parts as well. The band has retained their soaring melodies, spacey guitars and seamless mesh of clean atmospherics with over-driven post-hardcore angst. It’s a highwire act writing music like this; either you walk the thin line or you fall to your inevitable death.
no wings to speak of (2008/TRUSTKILL)
POST-HARDCORE. When HOPESFALL originally released "no wings to speak of" on CD in 2001, it was regarded as one of the most groundbreaking and stunning melodic hardcore recordings of the era. Hauntingly beautiful, this band mixes frenzied hardcore with deliberate screaming while suddenly changing it up with quiet melodies and inspiring singing. Four songs that explore a more melodic and atmospheric sound with a plethora of bone-crushing breakdowns.
the frailty of words (2012/BROKEN CIRCLE)
POST-HARDCORE. Before putting out 4 records on Trustkill, HOPESFALL was a relatively unknown band from the dirty south who played an atmospheric blend of POISON THE WELL-style melodic post-hardore/metal and beautiful prog. This 10 tracks are a mix of frenzied hardcore with deliberate screaming while suddenly changing it up with quiet melodies and inspiring singing. This LP is where it all began, the vinyl version of their debut full-length that was on the now-defunct DTS Records.
good good desperation (2009/TEE PEE)
PSYCHEDELLIC-ROCK. The nice thing about psychedelic-rock is that there's always going to be inspiration and an audience for it as long as we have people taking psychedelic drugs. It seems HOPEWELL going in a slightly different direction, opening up the songs, slowing some of them down, and incorporating more found sounds. Although the album is a bit of a mixed bag, the standouts still kick ass. Like psychedelics' formulas, psychedelic-rock will remain fresh. You just know who from who to buy it. HOPEWELL's got a good batch.