The 10 Best Hardcore Albums Of 2019

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There have been long stretches this past year when I didn’t want to listen to anything other than hardcore — where music didn’t sound right unless it had volcanic mosh parts and I-just-ate-bad-curry-and-I’m-angry-about-it vocals. I could attempt to be cute and blame my hardcore fixation on the perilous state of the world or whatever. But … More »

Abuse Of Power Announce Breakup

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Abuse-Of-PowerWell, this sucks. The Atlanta hardcore band Abuse Of Power haven’t been around long. Their first demo came back in 2016, and they’ve only made one album and one EP. But in that short period of time, they’ve established themselves as one of the best young bands in hardcore. Their impassioned, dynamic, melodic take on … More »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

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For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux — politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring since the recent past has shown us that we don’t know half the things we thought we knew. In unsteady times, music can be a balm and also a mirror. More »

Stream Abuse Of Power’s New Album What On Earth Can We Do

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Abuse-Of-Power-What-On-Earth-Can-We-DoSometimes, a great record needs time and exposure and serious thought to reveal itself as a great record. And sometimes, you can tell from the opening seconds that you’re hearing a great second. This album is the second kind. More »

You Should Go See Turnstile

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There are stagedives, and then there are stagedives. Maybe two songs into Baltimore hardcore band Turnstile’s set last night, frontman Brendan Yates launched himself into the sky. He got tremendous air. Yates seemed to hang there for a small eternity before, in mid-air, somersaulting forward and landing on the crowd. It was Booker T’s old … More »