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  • Panthalassa – Demo (2011)
    By on February 1st, 2011 | 109 Comments109 Comments Comments

    genre: Screamo
    country: USA
    notes: Panthalassa is a newly formed screamo band from Seattle, WA. This is their first demo and it’s mega rad. Andrew  (Vocalist/Guitarist of Lizards Have Personalities) played the bass on this release since they haven’t found a bassist yet. It’s a very short release but intense enough to leave a mark on your heart and kick your ass at the same time. A very unique sound as well. I’ll be awaiting their next release for sure. Spread this shit!

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  • Bâton Rouge – Fragments D’eux Mêmes (2011)
    By on January 30th, 2011 | 113 Comments113 Comments Comments

    genre: Screamo/Indie
    country: France
    notes: Bâton Rouge is band from France including members of Daïtro and 12XU. This is easily one of the best releases I’ve heard in a long time. I originally found this here.

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  • Heart On My Sleeve – Blood Is Not Thicker Than Wine (2011)
    By on January 26th, 2011 | 122 Comments122 Comments Comments

    genre: Screamo/Hardcore
    country: Sweden
    notes: Heart On My Sleeve is newly formed screamo band from Stockholm, Sweden featuring members of Followed By 37 Seconds of Happiness and The Hope & The Failure. Ina has one of my favorite vocals in the scene so I am so fucking excited to see her back. Definitely check this out. Huge thanks to Kalle for sending me the link to this!

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  • Treaty of Versailles – Demo 2011
    By on January 15th, 2011 | 121 Comments121 Comments Comments

    genre: Screamo/Hardcore
    country: USA
    notes:  Treaty of Versailles is a screamo/hardcore band from Iowa. At times they’re reminiscent of recent bands like Calculator and other times they sound like Louise Cyphre yet still have a very unique style. It’s really fucking rad.

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  • Optimus Prime – Optimus Prime (2010)
    By on January 2nd, 2011 | 119 Comments119 Comments Comments

    genre: Screamo
    country: Russia
    notes: Optimus Prime is an epic screamo band from Russia bringing the chaos and harmony that no other band does. I’m a little late on this release, but it’s absolutely perfect.

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  • Canyons – Tigon – Foreign Theaters Split; Can’t Have Nothin’ Nice (2010)
    By on December 16th, 2010 | 23 Comments23 Comments Comments

    genre: Hardcore
    country: USA
    notes:  Missouri’s Canyons, Tigon from the California Bay area and Foreign Theaters also from Missouri to bring you this 12in split titled “Can’t Have Nothin’ Nice”  As we’ve come to expect, Canyons four tracks combine metal, hardcore, and rock perfectly. These tracks combine the raw passion of hardcore with heavy groove driven guitars for a sound unique to them. Think of them as Every Time I Die mixed with Clutch, Down, Coalesce, and Botch.
    Next Tigon brings their mix of 90’s screamo, hardcore, metal, and punk. Think Botch, At The Drive-In, Engineer, and The Minor Times. These songs are heavy, technical , chaotic, and powerful all at once.  Foreign Theaters finishes off this split with four songs that instantly bring to mind old Touch and Go Records(Jesus Lizard, Shellac, or Therapy?) or late 90’s discord played heavier. These driving mid tempo tracks just pound away from beginning to end with no let up. Think Young Widows, Melvins, and a tinge of Kylesa. (from The Ghost Is Clear Records).

    Seriously, this split brings the mosh and most certainly is a contender to be on many album of the year lists. Download this and break some windows. Thanks so much to Bobby from Canyons for letting me post this and get the word out!

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  • DEERS! – ColorChromatic – мища – Animal Lover – Pansori Split
    By on December 14th, 2010 | 32 Comments32 Comments Comments


    I snagged this release from Chug Life. Ahead over there to read a rad review of the split. The release is really amazing.

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  • Sports – Solid Gold Hits EP (2010)
    By on December 10th, 2010 | 120 Comments120 Comments Comments

    genre: Thrash/Screamo/Hardcore
    country: USA
    notes: Sports is a band from Missouri that combines thrash punk, screamo, and hardcore. They remind me a bit of Neil Perry. This is their first demo and it fucking rules.

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  • Ten Thousand Leagues – Demo 2010
    By on December 3rd, 2010 | 132 Comments132 Comments Comments

    genre: Screamo/Hardcore/Punk
    country: USA
    notes: Ten Thousand Leagues is a screamo/hardcore/punk hybrid band from California with members of Caculator, Colorchromatic, Moldar, Summer Vacation, etc. For me, the music is very intense and chaotic resembling some screamo fusion of elements from bands like Loma Prieta, Jeromes Dream, Orchid, Joshua Fit For Battle, Comadre integrated with punk/hardcore similar to Majority Rule. Definitely unique mixture of these genres. I may be bias to say this release rules because I am a Calculator and Moldar fan boy, but check this out regardless.  Thanks to Mark for the link!

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  • Logs – Hogz (2010)
    By on December 3rd, 2010 | 115 Comments115 Comments Comments

    genre: Screamo
    country: USA
    notes: Logs is a screamo band from Washington. Download this and get ready for some intense shit. This is already on a few blogs, but just in case you haven’t gotten it here it is.

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