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  • Date Rape – Date Rape (2011)
    By on March 27th, 2011 | 113 Comments113 Comments Comments

    genre: Screamo/Hardcore
    country: Ukraine
    notes:  They’re back with some new songs. Check this out if you know what’s good for you.

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  • In Braille – Winter Demo (2010)
    By on March 16th, 2011 | 117 Comments117 Comments Comments


    genre: Screamo
    country: USA
    notes: In Braille is a screamo band stationed in Austin, TX. To my knowledge this is their first release. They remind me a bit of Toru Okada and A Silhouette. DIY recordings, mostly clean guitar, and cry baby vox; some of the best elements of screamo. Band fucking rules hard.

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  • Barrow – Demo 2010
    By on February 26th, 2011 | 109 Comments109 Comments Comments

    genre: USA
    country: Screamo
    notes: Barrow is a four-piece from Greensboro, North Carolina playing heavy, textured, emotional music. They’re a perfect mixture of screamo, post-hardcore, and hardcore. Reminding at times of La Dispute and other times of Titain/Celeste. Barrow brings a unique flavor of music that will leave you drooling for more.

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  • 21 Songs Compilation
    By on February 11th, 2011 | 113 Comments113 Comments Comments

    genre: Screamo
    country: Various
    notes: This is a free-to-download compilation of 21 lesser-known screamo/emo bands from around the world. The bands are Crippled Children, Elephant Opinions, Oh, Deer!, World At A Glance, Etai Keshiki, Innards, Nebraska, Animal Faces, Panthalassa, No Action, DramaComa, Lizards Have Personalities, BEARS, Manku Kapak, Edison, Describriendo a Mr.Mime, Family Patches, Laatste Halte, Todos Caeran, Laeirs and Praesentia. Contains both previously released and unreleased songs. Every song is brilliant!

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  • Bears – Todos Caerán Split (2011)
    By on February 10th, 2011 | 122 Comments122 Comments Comments

    genre: Screamo/Hardcore
    country: Australia/Canada
    notes: Bears (not to be confused with Bears!) is from Tasmania, AU. They combine elements of hardcore and screamo to perfection. The vocals are a mix of spoken word and screamed parts that creates a very unique sound. They remind me a tad of Calculator. Todos Caerán is from Edmonton, Canada (Alberta). They’re a bit more chill and heavy, having a post-rock type feel with very emotional screams. Bears and Todos compliment each other very well which makes the release more than just a collection of random songs and more a unified piece of art. This release for me is an early contender for best split of the year.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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