Monday, September 21, 2015

Fight Back by Time Walk

Timewalk: Fight Back


Timewalk is a new band from Springfield Missouri, the kind of metallic hardcore that you want to crowd kill to. This entire track is a banger, so check it out. Great guys, great music, good ol' fashioned metallic hardcore song-writing. I was told they have a five song release coming out soon, so be on the lookout. Springfield Hardcore.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Unborn, by Glasir

1. Precipice
2. Until We Dissolve
3. Into the Void

Crashing drums, flowing guitar, and dark basslines make up Unborn, by Glasir. This three song release clocks in at over 22 minutes, and the band throws repetitive, mind-dulling song structure, into what could quite possibly be the most melancholy sound a group of people can make. These instrumental tracks give a feeling of finality to the listener, and the dark and growing song songs are
definitely something anyone who is a fan of the genre could get into. The final track, "Into the Void" is the paramount of the release, giving a good sense of a closing that makes you want to start the entire trip over again. While usually I would get bored of a release that seems to never end, what is going for works so well, and is so listenable, I would recommend this to anyone looking for new music. Being able to display amazing emotions without words has always been what can make or break an instrumental band, and Glasir 100% knows how to make it. You can download this release for Free of their bandcamp, but if you like it, I would throw some $$$ their way. I can't wait to hear more from this band.

Favorite Track: Into the Void.

Friday, July 17, 2015

When Skies Are Gray by When Skies Are Gray

/when skies are gray by when skies are gray\
1. Her face in the grass
2. We passed each other quietly 
3. Wayfarer
4. Bloodletting
5. The widows walk
6. The things I once cherished, now indiferrent
7. Subdue and consume 
8. The tundra of my heart, my tired frozen heart
9. It's certain that I'm dying
10. Renoir, 1920

Dark emo violence// melodic emo pop punk outfit, When Skies Are Gray, shows off it's gritty, teeth grinding emotion that brings your blood to a depressing boil. The cathartic yelling over catchy emo Pop punk instruments smash your face while the melodic, soothing instrumentals make your head away back and fourth. I can see this as something I can come back to over and over again.

Everything beautiful is gone
Woah there grab your sing along pen and write in your diaries, because this shit makes you wanna think about how shitty things are while at the same time thinking about how much you don't care when really maybe things aren't 100% bad but you don't think about that because you're listening to this guy say everything you're thinking but because you aren't good at putting into words what you're thinking the way you want to, you can't say, you'll go post these lyrics on Twitter and tumblr and others will feel what you're saying  but will have no idea what you're talking about//referencing so people will think you're deep and you'll get that cool girl/guy you've had a crush on forever to think maybe you aren't just another SnapBack wearing fuck boy so you guys will date and things will be great at first but after a few months things will go south and you'll start listening to that basement album but you feel so much about her and also hate being alone so you'll stay together and be in a toxic relationship that doesn't help either of you so you'll get with some of your friend and make a band when you guys break up and try to make it sound like this album but you'll realize when skies are gray is too good of a band to recreate and also your drummer probably sucks a lot so rinse and repeat. 

Anyway, this album is really really great and it was released through mayfly records so check that out, good label and I would love to see these guys live and you should get this album. 

Favorite track: we passed each other quietly 
Me when I put this album on

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What's hot yo

Hey guys just good ole fashioned adrian here comin in on the 417 gonna drop some sick links gonna make you listen to some bands


Hardcore music:

1. East Beast <----- HOLY SHIT check it one of the best in hardcore if you like super fast super half time super mean

2. Blackhole <------ Hey guys do you dig major amazingness punk music that makes you want to punch your family in the face? Blackhole is filled with some of the best guys and some of the best songs so check it.

3. Ritual <------- not really hardcore but metalcore from the 90s but if metalcore from the 90s had been SICK so check this band out do not sleep on them even if you don't like wee wees and woo woos and stuff.

4. Surrender <----- not a band anymore but one of the best bands and the band that got me into hardcore. I jam golden noose about every day. RIP

5. Iron Born (<<<<) iron born more like iron boner more like holy shit lets two step lets half time lets jump up and twirl around a bunch. great band from Oklahoma jam it

Math music:

1. Hit Home Probably one of the best math music bands ever in the world and if you disagree lets fight 1556 clearwater circle ozark mo fuck me up fam

2. Van Gogh Sky  listen up second best band in math music and i just found out they put out a new release so i know what i'll be jamming for the next year and a half

3. Not Like Igor  Got to play with these guys when me band went on tour and they made my heart tickle and my fingers wiggle so check these fudgers out

Other Music:

1. Grammer Do you like music if so check these songs out they are my dad

2. Choir Vandals you've probably heard it already but fuck guys this is good

OKAY SO NEXT CHECK OUT THESE WEBSITES Great review blog and always on top of making reviews and he will review your music trust me i've sent my stuff there do you like hardcore and dark music good check it out dad gotta get the plugs in


work ethic records HELL FUCIN YEah Blackhole's frontman's record label puts out the best stuff you'll find and it's full of hard working bands.

Waybridge Records the label that put out my emo band ran by a great guy puts out great music Missouri based but acts around the world

eunoia by Invalids

Eunoia \\ Invalids

Sherman is connector
It's a pipe bomb jobriath
J Whiting From Our Hearts We Send Thee
School Social
Ursine Valor
Far Away Cranes
I'd Rather be Driving; Skyscrapers
And Was it Worth it in the end?

Hey guys it's been a while seems like just yesterday it was winter and I paid more attention to music in the scene so lets try our hand at this here we go:

2012 release from the math rock band Invalids is chock full of guitar tapping, time signature changes, and other cool things that will make fans of the genre ooze with ridiculous tunings. Production is hella tight and song length is long enough to make this release the time length of about 420 emo releases or 666 youth crew 2011 demos. Here is a playbook replay of each and every single song without me leaving out any of them:

Sherman is connector:

x(9x+/- (-)3^4) / 5x

You've got all of the dum dum dum dum dum dum doo doo's that you could ever want, with the guitars sounding like slappy basses and the basses sounding like another guitar probably idk.


It's a pipe bomb jobriath:


O K so take a slow song that is on the radio nowadays and then throw it away and then you've got this song and you're happy about it because it's cool and look there is some twinkly parts and did he just say faculties who knows and who cares listen to that snare work.

And that's all of the songs no questions asked or else.

Favorite Songs: Sherman Is Connector but Diastole is real good too so just listen to this ok


Monday, March 16, 2015

Farmhouse Sessions by Those Dirty Eyes

1. Delta Queen
2. My Baby
3. Old Alabama
4. Black Lung
5. Tree Swinger

Grab a beer and ruffle your beard, delta blues boys Those Dirty Eyes just released Farmhouse Sessions, which was in fact, recorded in a farmhouse. Listening to these five songs makes me think of the title sequence to some B-rate tv show about detectives in the swamplands. A two piece band, guitars are filled with slides, bends, and heavy distortion. Drums are heavy and hard-hitting, and vocals (Both members) are cathartic; not yelling but strained, raspy singing. Exactly the kind of vocals delta blues music should have.
There is a lo-fi aspect to the music, and that's okay because it fits the band perfectly. I don't think they would sound the same if they went and recorded in some high-quality studio. It's a quick release, and
just something to pop in and listen to, so check it out.

Favorite track: Black Lung

Friday, February 6, 2015

417 hardcore band Alpha releases new Single


Alpha, 417 Hardcore/Metallic Hardcore band, recently released Normality, off of their upcoming release, Burn.  
Check it out

Friday, January 30, 2015

Interview with 417 band, Ritual

I got to talk with front man Kyle Roller of the new 417 Metallic Hardcore band, Ritual, who just released their Demo, Nascentes Morimur. The album, which is reminiscent of 90's dad metal, is a five track release filled with anger and spit. The band, which I had the pleasure of watching at a recent show, is well put together and has a great live sound which puts it on my radar as a must watch band for 2015.

First off, I really really dig the sound, you guys are great and I loved seeing you live at the recent Homewrecker show. How long have you guys been a band?
Well I actually am not an original member. After surrender decided they were done Tyler and Tanner decided to play around with some other sounds and jammed a lot winter of last year with some other guys. When the drummer they had wasn't working out tanner hit me up to play drums and that was probably August or September of this year. We added Cole and JD when we finally started getting asked to play gigs regularly in probably October or September

What are some influences on your music?
Turmoil, Disembodied, Bloodlet are probably the three biggest ones but we draw inspiration from all over. Chokehold, Stigmata, Earth Crisis, VOD are all bands we love to draw inspiration from even if it's not present stylistically... If that makes any sense.

I saw that you guys recently played down in Texas, how was that? I know that Texas has an amazing hardcore scene, and it's really cool that you guys got to play down there.
DFW hardcore is so awesome. We played an awesome fest for an awesome cause and had an absolute blast. We got a great reaction and got a lot of really great feedback. There are videos from almost every set that weekend and they are all so sick.

So I heard you guys have a split coming up, who is it with and when is it coming out? of life from the DFW area. It should be out somewhere between now and this summer.

Any cool shows coming up?

And Even cooler yet, all of the videos from the show that they played down in texas can be found on this facebook page: 
Facebook Page with all of them videos

But if you want to see just that amazing ritual video, here it is.

I'm telling you check these guys out. They are a band you do not want to miss out on. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Leaving Home by Old State

1. Misingno (1 in 256)
2. Leaving Home
3. It Could be Perfect
4. Go Home, Roger
5. Blend

So Old State is a band that I've played with, from Saint Louis, and I just got their CD in the mail along with a bunch of other stuff, and decided I'd give it a listen. This cd reminds me a lot of that one Have Mercy Song about Hair. Title fight reminiscent. But like. Obviously title fight reminiscent. Like hey you ever heard Old State? Yeah I love Title Fight and That Hair song's offspring baby. But anyway I digress. The music is good, and it's something that you should check out. It's not fast enough to consist of stage dives but honestly it's just like pop punk music so I get that.
I like D-beats as much as the next guy, all bands should D beat forever but eventually you just end up hearing the same song over and over and over and over and over and oh there it is again and oops some d-beats sick. But all jokes aside this is just one of those good olde fashioned emo-pop punk releases. It's really kind of good, and something that you should check out.

Favorite track: Go Home, Roger


Still by Nouns

1. Fourteen
2. I feel as though I've failed
3. Soccer ball
4. fox wound
5. closer
6. wreck
7. ghost legs
8. little slugger
9. ski mask
10. daydream
11. I still want to make you proud
12. but I can't stay here

Arkansas band Nouns released Still a while back, and this is a quick look at what is one of the more notable releases of 2014. After Still Bummed, their first major release, the band had a lot to live up to, and they met the bar and just raised it higher. With personal lyrics, wonderful sound through hi end lo-fi recordings, and great vocal types, this band throws a wide variety of indie space-rock/emo music into the world. The twelve songs each hold a personal feeling, meaning that there is not a dull moment on this release that incorporates so much sound. In all 12 of the songs, the overall vibe is a more spacey/withdrawn/ghost like vibe that really sounds amazing. Vocals are removed in the release in most parts, and I think that the recording style fits the music so well. This is a release that you need to check out, it's one everyone needs to listen to.

Favorite track: daydream

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sweet Berry Whine by Grammer

Sweet Berry Whine by *GRAMMER*

Long Nights, Walking on Lakes of Ice.
Acid on our tongues, I've Never Felt so numb
I wake up, every day. A living corpse.
Skull King. X2

One of the two or so emo/twinkle bands currently existing in the 417, Grammer put this single out a while ago. Check it out. it's great, the band is great, and they have a new album coming up, so get stoked on that. 


Path to Hell by Corkscrew

*PATH TO HELL* by Corkscrew
1. Lord have Mercy
2. Shame
3. Undeserving
4. Path To Hell
5. Abhorrence

Gary, Indiana metallic hardcore band Corkscrew's newest release, Path To Hell, is 14 minutes of pure hell. Released on Work Ethic Records, back in December, Corkscrew throws themselves into the light by showing just what they're capable of. Each track is filled with anger, Derick's vocal range and the band's musical talent keeping the listener under their trance the entire time. Metal-c0re aspects can be seen in songs such as "Abhorrence", and catchy guitar riffs are found throughout. The songwriting ability of those in corkscrew is found in the smallest parts of these songs, from the guitar solo in "Path to Hell" to the ridiculous beatdown breakdown in "Abhorrence". So check  this out, and order the cassette off of Work Ethic. This guys are great.

Favorite track: Abhorrence.


unsolved by StandStill

1. Catching Up
2. Newburgh Loves You
3. Cristae
4. Belle
5. Cosmonaut
6. Vices
7. Garden Level Apartment
8. Six Figures Getting Sick
9. Reprise

This is a release that i've had in my drafts since I made this website, and I keep hating whatever I write so I never get it published. 

But I must try. 

Standstill's 2012 release, Unsolved, is a nine track emo-pop/rock release that never ceases to catch my ear. Slow, catchy tunes keep throughout the track, and the sound is something like Quarrels and Cutters. Production value is high, and as far as songwriting ability goes, Standstill doesn't have much of a problem in that area of expertise. Each song seems well planned out and well written. Vocals include main vocalist and second vocals, all essentially clean, pop-esque singing. Mixing is well done, and this is a release you can just put on and walk away, and still fully enjoy. Guitars play what is almost rock guitar, and the only thing that really makes this an emo release is the vocals and overall feeling. This is a release however, that you'd hear on the radio or something of the such. 

Anyway this is a new (and first) segment of my reviews that I'm going to start doing called: 

okay so drums r good good job on those drum boi

So yeah that's it. Check this release out, it's really good and something you should have in your music collection

Favorite track: Cosmonaut

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Fact, Fiction, and Everything In Between by Moonassi

//Fact, Fiction, and Everything In Between||Moonassi\\
1. Frail Bones
2. Head full of Miracles
3. The Number 2 doesn't look like you
4. Momento mori
5. Running from what you've done, and what you have not
6. get a fucking bed skirt dude
7. horses never bet on people and neither do I

Texas band (Texas is monopolizing on bands i think) Moonassi is a screamo/twinkle/emo band. I got the chance to play a house show with these guys a while back, and they were amazing, so I had to check out their recordings.

The seven track release, Fact, Fiction, and Everything In Between, is quick and to the point, production is well done for screamo/skramz music, and each song is short, making this a release you can listen to multiple times. Overall feeling is like most screamo bands, helpless, and vocals screech over heavy bass lines and what are simple twinkle guitar lines. As far as drumming goes, you've got some normal emo drumming, with chaotic blast beats thrown into the mix, to give the songs a great emo-violence feel. The release reminds me of Pg. 99, The Saddest Landscape, and Malon. Check it out, it's on their bandcamp as a pay as you will, and Moonassi is a relatively new band, so be on the lookout for new stuff in the near future.

Favorite song: Horses Never Bet On People and Neither Do I