The Hung Ups "Four Song" Demo 2011

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , | Posted on 11:33 AM


Hot driving melodic jumpy Pop Punk / Punkrock à la Screeching Weasel.The music is fast with catchy hamonies and packed with lots of energy and tonicity.The guitar's work is extremy well done : catchy riffs , lively and driving tuneful guitar passages.This really gives you a blast of energy right in your face!.Hot and dynamic as hell!.For more info about the band go here , here and here

********** LINE-UP **********
Josh on Bass & Vocals *.* Chuck on Guitar & Vocals
Tyler on Guitar & Vocals *.* Chris on Drums

Demo : 4 songs *.* Length : 6m
1.Get A LIfe *.* 2.She's Stupid *.* 3.Crisis At The Pizza Store *.* 4.Anywhere With You

Gift From : CAMPAIGN

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , | Posted on 9:39 AM


CAMPAIGN "Beetlejuice!Beetlejuice!Beetlejuice!" EP - 2011

Fucking awesome stuff!.If one of your fave bands is Hot Water Music so you have to listen to Campaign.You wont regret it .. believe me!.Great stuff!.Love so much that band!

So Campaign offers you their EP for free and you have just to go on their site to get it and at the same place you will able to get for free too some of their oldest materials.

For Campaign's stuff : click here

Highscore "It's For Real" Demo 1998

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 2:59 AM


It's never too late ... i just discovered that band and my only regret is that i did not get the opportunity to hear their stuff before because sure i will have bought their releases!.Explosive and urgent old school SExHC.The music is played with a high dose of energy and enthusiasm you will feel growing in you all along your listening.Fast intense songs mixed with kick ass driving and groovy breakdowns and having catchy singalongs.Vocals are sung with strenght and lots of sincerity.A cross between Gorilla Biscuits , Side By Side , Turning Point and Insted.Totally hot!.I have now to see if i can get their stuf.....

********** LINE-UP **********
Matthias on Guitar *.* Sebastian on Vocals *.* Jobst on Guitar *.* Matthias on Bass *.* Volker on Drums

Demo : 10 songs *.* Length : 17m
1.Keep It Together *.* 2.My Life *.* 3.Competition *.* 4.It's Time *.* 5.Fight Song *.* 6.Fuck Off *.* 7.Liar *.* 8.In My Heart *.* 9.Decisions *.* 10.Friendship

Tag Your Targets "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , | Posted on 11:04 AM


3 songs of a totally power-filled modern melodic Hardcore / Punkrock with some Rock thrown in.The music is lively and catchy filled with enthusiasm , sweet melodious passages and catchy harmonies.Songs are well constructed with varying intensities and rhythms and flowing very well.Powerful and driven guitar's work bringing a fine and subtle tuneful touch here and there.The singer's voice fit perfectly into the songs.Pretty damn good stuff!.For more details about the band you have to go here , here and here.

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Mike on Vocals & Guitar *.* Philip on Guitar & Vocals
Johan on Bass & Vocals *.* Ted on Drums

Demo : 3 songs *.* Length : 11m
1.New Year's Resolutions *.* 2.Pack Your Knives AND Go! *.* 3.Wildcard

Dead Ringer "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , | Posted on 9:14 AM


First the vocals part - in one word : marvellous!.I've been totally under the spell of the Kristia's voice : charming , melodious , beautiful and sweet as hell!.As for the music Dead Ringer offer a pretty damn good dynamic and lively melodic PopPunk / Punkrock from which emerge lots of energy coupled with good driving guitar work.The complicity between the female sung vocals and the male sung vocals mixed on some parts of the songs is really well done and it sounds pretty good.A mix between Discount , Tsunami Bomb and Face To Face.Just what you need to chase away these rainy day blues!.For more details about the band you can go here and here

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Kristia on Vocals & Guitar *.* Carlos on Bass & Vocals *.* Luis on Drums

Demo : 3 songs *.* Length : 9m
1.Twenty One *.* 2.Waiting List *.* 3.Coffee And The Music Industry

Reason "Demo 09" Demo 2009

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 10:43 AM


Awesome!.I've been totally blowed , hot fucking good old school SExHC!.I jumped all around the place in hearing their songs!.Blasting music executed with brio and talent.The songs are bursting with a high intensity and tonicity ... fast rhythms coupled with powerful mid-paced passages and having intense driving breakdowns and punchy Youth Crew backup vocals.Raging and aggressive in your face sung vocals.A mix between Turning Point and Chain Of Strength.Should i add something more .... that's perfect!.Highly recommended!.For more info about the band you have to go here

********** LINE-UP **********
Bill on Bass *.* Chris on Vocals *.* Eric on Drums *.* Jeremy on Guitar

Demo : 7 songs *.* Length : 13m
1.Still Falling Down *.* 2.Desolate *.* 3.The Worried Man *.* 4.The Oath *.* 5.Your Best Your Worst *.* 6.Exposed *.* 7.Nothing Remains

No Spectators "For The Creators" Demo 2009

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , | Posted on 10:31 AM


If you are sticked into the 80's Hardcore/Punk stuff so you have to listen to No Spectators!.At times the band reminds me Circle Jerks and it's probably due to the similiraties between the voice of their singer and the Keith Morris's voice.You can also think about Black Flag too!.Every song has a driving power combined with hectic rhythms and a good energy.Well played and damn good!.For more details about the band you can visit them here

********** LINE-UP **********
Ditch on Vocals *.* Cameron on Guitar
Ryan Blank on Bass *.* Jeff on Drums

Demo : 4 songs *.* Length : 8m
1.Obsession Repression *.* 2.Bottoms Out *.* 3.Our Needs Are Recession Proof *.* 4.For The Takers

Nadie Te Extrana "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 7:32 AM


Nadie Te Extrana are from Chile and i would describe the music played by the band as being a quite good mixture between modern Hardcore and Screamo with a slight dose of Metal to complete the mix.The music is intense and powerful with lots of bite and spark and incorporating heavy breakdowns , moshing tendencies and some chorus.Harsh and raging sung vocals filled with passion and fervor.Songs are well constructed and flowing very well.Pretty good stuff!.For more infos about the band go here

Demo : 4 songs *.* Length : 11m
1.El Tiempo Me Olvido *.* 2.Palabras Corazones *.* 3.Te Miro Cambiar *.* 4.Cegado Al Cielo

VA - Punk Is World Liberation - A Bloody International Compilation - Tape 1992

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , , | Posted on 9:14 AM


A compilation released by Resistance Prod with bands coming from all over the world.My fave ones are : The Refugees (Mid tempo driving 80's Uk Punk) , Deprived (AnarchoPunk/HC with excellent dual male / female sung vocals) , Disarm (loud and heavy Punk with a D.Beat feel to it) , Flagrant D'Eli (minimalist / weird AnarchoPunk having a beautiful flavour) , Fleurs Du Mal (catchy and lively as hell Punkrock) , Moment (classic Swedish 80's Punk a la Asta Kast) and Six Feet Over (Old school HC a la Minor Threat).
Overall a pretty good compilation and sound quality is pretty good.Comes with a booklet.

Bands : 21 bands *.* Lenght : 90m *.* Label : Resistance Prod.

Band's List : The Refugees *.* Chaotic Grinder *.* Protest *.* Deprived *.* Disarm *.* MFA *.* Flagrants D'Eli *.* Confusion *.* Les Fleurs Du Mal *.* Moment *.* Disaffect *.* Jenseits Der Ordnung *.* Six Feet Over *.* Social Insecurity *.* Moribund Youth *.* Suicidal Supermarket Trolleys *.* Kommerzinfarkt *.* Dexkoncierto *.* Eys *.* Discarga Violenta *.* Dirty Scums *.* Hated

Loose Ends "Lighthouse" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 9:40 AM


Blasting Hardcore with the 80's old school flavour and Punk roots.The music is played fast and being quite hyper-nerveous from start to the end varying rhythms at times and delivering a high density of well-controled fury and rage.Urgent and angry sung vocals in total harmony with the music.So much energy!.Just plain and solid old good Hardcore!.For more info about the band you can go here and here.

********** LINE-UP **********
Kev G. *.* G. Fern *.* Lyle *.* Germ

Demo : 6 songs *.* Length : 7m
1.Lighthouse *.* 2.Remember Me *.* 3.As For You *.* 4.It's My Mind *.* 5.Crashing Down / Coffee *.* 6.What Goes On

Confrontations "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 10:49 AM


Brutal and hard-hitting heavy Hardcore bursting with rage and a slight dose of violence!.Harsh and angry sung vocals filled with aggressivity.Their music is an eruption of unadulterated fury mixing abrasive fast played parts with loud heavy mid tempo ones and deep attractive moshy passages.Sounds cool to me..and you.So for more details go here and here

********** LINE-UP **********
Robert on Guitar & Vocals *.* Sean on Bass & Vocals
Jacob on Drums

Demo : 5 songs *.* Length : 9m
1.Like Disease *.* 2.Slave / Violent Truth *.* 3.Damnation *.* 4.New Song *.* Victim In Pain (Agnostic Front)

Dependency "Demo 09" Demo 2009

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , , | Posted on 8:26 AM


Most of you would talk about Dependency as being a Screamo band ... probably ... but as for me their sound is rather an heavy Hardcore having an EmoCore's flavour and mixed with a Metal touch.The music is intense and frantic at times combined with harmonious passages and with mid tempo and moshy parts.Some subtle tuneful and beautiful guitar parts.Harsh and gravelly sung vocals bursting with rage and tenacity.Anger , rage , passion ... good stuff!.For more info about the band follow the links here and here and finally here

********** LINE-UP **********
Kyle *.* David *.* John Michael *.* Jon *.* Charles

Demo : 3 songs *.* Length : 10m
1.Fragile *.* 2.Ready For Conflict *.* 3.Waves Of Mercy

Great Reversals "Demo 09" Demo 2009

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 8:33 AM


Great Reversals offers heavy New School SExHC that ranges mainly in the mid tempo with occasional faster parts here and there and having a slight moshy touch at times.The sung vocals are kind of soft and being a bit monotonous and then i prefer when they alternate with dual sung vocals bringing more energy and velocity to the vocals parts.Working on the release of their first 7". For more details about the band go here and here

********** LINE-UP **********
Aaron on Vocals *.* Alex on Guitar
Eric on Drums *.* Sam on Bass

Demo : 5 songs *.* Length : 15m
1.A Cast Anthem *.* 2.All Is Arranged *.* 3.The Cut The Calling *.* 4.Separation Anxiety *.* 5.Forbearance Forthcoming

Frustration "Demo MMX" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 10:54 AM


One of the first sensations i felt in hearing the music played by Frustration is the somber , dark and depressive atmosphere emerging song after song.3 songs of a gloomy and abrasive Hardcore with a Metal touch alternating between fast and intense passages and groovy moshy heavy mid tempo parts.Harsh and low sung vocals working pretty well with the music.Really well done , wouldn't be surprised to see some releases by them soon!.For more info about the band you can go here , here and here

********** LINE-UP **********
Jack *.* Nelly *.* Martin *.* Zack

Demo : 3 songs *.* Length : 12m
1.Dead Earth *.* 2.Black Mind *.* 3.Untitled

Written Off "Demo 2011" Demo 2011

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 10:43 AM


Second demo from Written Off.Musically the band is playing a quite good old school SExHC influenced by bands such as Unit Pride , Step Forward , Wide Awake and Youth Of Today.It's fast , furious , intense with cool tempo changes and crossed with powerful and driving breakdowns having a slight moshy feel.Urgent and aggressive vocals.Pretty cool and good stuff!.For more infos about the band follow the links here , here and here.

********** LINE-Up **********
Chris *.* Dan *.* Scott *.* Bob

Demo : 5 songs *.* Length : 6m
1.One In The Same *.* 2.Questions *.* 3.Corruption Inc. *.* 4.Iron State Of Mind *.* 5.No Return

Orion Pax "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , | Posted on 9:15 AM


Orion Pax play long songs with lots of parts and segments.The both songs start with sweet intro part and then suddenly burst into a somber , heavy and tortured EmoCore having a noisy feel and from which you can feel all the rage and despair emerging from the music and vocals parts.And then they alternate in incorporating quieter and emotive parts with sweet and beautiful passages.Harsh and furious sung vocals being throaty on some parts and passionate sung vocals on other ones.Really solid , intense and passionate stuff!.For more details about the band check the link here and here

********** LINE-UP **********
AJ *.* Casey *.* Garett

Demo : 2 songs *.* Length : 9m
1.Playing Hide And Seek With Meteors *.* 2.Just Because We Cant Sing Doesn't Mean Our Voices Shouldn't Be Heard

Sundays Best "Demo 2009" Demo 2009

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 8:30 AM


Driving and powerful tuneful Hardcore with a slight emo and heavy feels to it.The music is quite dynamic , intense and played fast with varying degrees of tempos and mixed with cool and powerful breakdowns having a moshy overtone. Melodious and passionate sung vocals.Solid and strong guitar work - the solo on the latest song is simply brilliant!.Would like to hear more from them!.The band released an Ep titled "Close To Home" and for more details concerning the band check the links here , here and here

********** LINE-UP **********
Less on Vocals *.* Tim on Guitar & Vocals
Geo on Bass *.* Jim on Drums

Demo : 3 songs *.* Length : 6m
1.Talk It Low *.* 2.Let Me Tell You About The New Queen *.* 3.Courage Call

Theme Of Laura "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , | Posted on 11:09 AM


Theme Of Laura are a good surprise coming from France.The band is playing an amazing frenetic and tonic EmoHardcore having a slight 90's French EmoCore sound's touch.Their songs are quite fast crossed with beautiful and emotive parts and a sweet tuneful overtone here and there.Vocals are sung with passion being slightly screamed at times.I was very impressed by the guitar work : harmonious , catchy and driving as hell!.Hot stuff!.A band you have definitely to discover!.For more details about them go here or here

********** LINE-UP **********
Gregory on Bass *.* Julien on Drums *.* Stef on Guitar & Vocals

Demo : 6 songs *.* Length : 18m
1.Un Ocean *.* 2.De Belles Parures *.* 3.Maitriser L'Impermanence *.* 4.Des Portes Ouverts *.* 5.Un Conte Ordinaire

On Point "Look Me In The Eyes" Demo 2009

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 8:42 AM


Explosive Old School SExHC sounding like a mix between Uniform Choice , Insted , Floorpunch and with a slight Chain Of Strength's touch!.Pretty well done and executed with pretty good rhythm section and guitar sound.Fast and intense played songs bursting with intensity and urgency and incorporating strong and driving breakdowns and Youth Crew backup vocals here and there.The vocals are sung with conviction and sincerity and mixed with a slight rage's feel.Really solid and passionate music.So if you like Old School SExHC stuff then this will rip yoyr face off!.For more info about the band check the link here

********** LINE-UP *********
Justin on Vocals *.* Joey on Guitar *.* Corey on Bass *.* Paul on Drums

Demo : 5 songs *.* Length : 7m *.* Label : Brainwreck Rcds
1.Look Me In The Eyes *.* 2.Time Cant Come Back *.* 3.The Positive Force *.* 4.Break Away *.* 5.You're Not Alone

The Respirators "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , , | Posted on 8:34 AM

0 to hear bands like The Respirators.Reminds me the good old days!!!!.Top driving melodic Punkrock / Rockin'Punk that has PopPunk sensibilities in the vein of Screeching Weasel , The Queers.Their music is dynamic , lively and catchy as hell filled with sweet melodious parts and good tuneful guitar chords.Make me want to jump all around and you know what ... i have now a big smile on my face.Top cool stuff!.For more infos about the band check the links here and there.

********** LINE-UP **********
Tobbias on Guitar *.* Jakob on Bass & Vocals
Jacob on Guitar & Vocals *.* Matti on Drums

Demo : 4 songs *.* Length : 6m
1.Denice *.* 2.It's Not That Bad *.* 3.Teenage Ullerocket *.* 4.Good Call

The Right Stuff "Demo 2011" Demo 2011

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , | Posted on 9:14 AM


The music performed by The Right Stuff ranges from Hardcore to Punkrock with an Old School flavour!.They alternate between fast played songs filled with energy and enthusiasm and slower ones from which emerges a quite nice groove.Vocals are sung with a subtle mixture of anger and aggressivity.The latest song is simply awesome with its kind of spellbinding rhythm.Pretty damn good band!.For more details here is the links here and here

Demo : 5 songs *.* Length : 7m
1.Walk This Way *.* 2.This Town Aint Big Enough *.* 3.Rock 'n' Roll *.* 4.Static *.* 5.The Verse Never Lasts For Long

Bitter Taste "Self Titled" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 10:31 AM


Ultra fast Hardcore with a chaotic feel thrown in for good measure and packed with driving and powerful slower parts & breakdowns.Some cool and interesting twists and turns.Insicive and tenacious sung vocals.Intense and frantic stuff!.Just plain old school Hardcore!.For more info about the band go here.

********** LINE-UP **********
Havard on Bass *.* Sondre on Guitar
Thomas on Drums *.* Torgeir on Vocals

Demo : 3 songs *.* Length : 4m
1.Life *.* 2.Police Game *.* 3.Sink

The Boston Strangler "Outcast" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 8:33 AM


Nerveous and hard-hitting old school Hardcore with a Punk feel to it influenced by the 80's sound and in the vein of bands such as Negative Approach , SSD , Negative FX .It rages from the start to the end of the listening.Harsh sung vocals with a mixture of anger and aggressivity and the voice fit perfectly into the songs.All is extremely well played and done!.Back to the roots ... a true delight!

********** LINE-UP **********
Ban on Vocals *.* Dan on Guitar
Cliff on Guitar *.* Andrew on Bass *.* Justin on Drums

Demo : 5 songs *.* Length : 8m *.* Label : No Way Rcds
1.Outcast *.* 2.If I Was You *.* 3.Hit And Run *.* 4.Never Get It Back *.* 5.The Truth

xAllowed By Lawx "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , | Posted on 8:35 AM


Old School SExHC with a slight NYHC feel to it.Their sound is quite powerful and intense.A cross between Ignite , Madball , Judge and Gorilla Biscuits.Fast and tonic played songs mixed with hard-hitting mid tempo parts having a slight heavy touch.Cool driving and punchy breakdowns and strong Youth Crew back up vocals.Fucking awesome urgent sung vocals - semi melodic at times and harsh with a slight throaty feel at other times.Driven and solid guitar work bringing a sweet tuneful touch here and there.Hot stuff!.For more info about the band get in touch with them here

********** LINE-UP **********
Marcin on Bass *.* Dawid on Vocals *.* Michal on Drums *.* Mateusz on Guitar

Demo : 9 songs *.* Length : 15m
1.Life And Death *.* 2.I Am Bringing Straight Edge Back *.* 3.Party All The Time *.* 4.Tis Is Me *.* 5.Inner Strength *.* 6.Egoist Or Ecoist *.* 7.Fuck Your Drugs *.* 8.It Is Not Over *.* 9.xALBx

Ages "Winter Demo 2011" Demo 2011

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , | Posted on 8:32 AM


Imagine a mix between Jawbreaker and Hot Water Music with a raw sound and you will have an idea about the music performed by Ages.Fucking good and awesome stuff!.Fast played Emo Hardcore with Punk roots bursting with enthusiasm and intensity and incorporating beautiful and driven mid tempo parts filled with emotion.Vocals are sung with a real conviction and being slightly screamed at times.These 7 songs are all pretty damn good.For more infos about the band here is a link and another one.

********** LINE-UP **********
Carson on Guitar & Vocals *.* Connor on Guitar
Eric on Bass & Vocals *.* Joe on Drums

Demo : 7 songs *.* Length : 10m
1.New Year's Eve *.* 2.Midnight *.* 3.12:34 *.* 4.New Year's Day *.* 5.Headstone *.* 6.Sleeper *.* 7.Here And There

VA - Rotcore - Compilation Tape 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , , , , | Posted on 9:18 AM


A pretty good compilation covering the Rochester's scene and various musical styles : Powerviolence , Crustcore , Hardcore and Punk.The sound quality is overall quite good and the tape comes with a well done & informative fanzine.Band i enjoyed the most : Rational Animals (raw HC/P) , Brain Car (80's Punk ) , Bad Taste ( great Old School HC/P ) , Insubordinates ( dynamic as fuck Punk ) and Love ( somber HC with a slight Emocore touch ).Good stuff and a good initiative helping us to discover the scene of Rochester!.

Bands : 10 *.* Tracks : 23 *.* Length : 36m *.* Label : Reel Time Rcds

Band's List : Rational Animals *.* Black Bridge *.* Brain Car *.* Wombat Syndrome *.* Assbeer *.* Bad Taste *.* Burger Violence *.* Insubordinates *.* Love *.* Spoonful Of Vicodin