Settle The Score "Self Titled" Demo 1999

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Settle The Score are from Germany and are performing a powerful NYHC with a slight metal touch thrown in for good measure.Heavy and intense mid tempo parts crossed with faster ones here and there.The band pack some nice mosh parts into their songs and cool guitar solos and riffs.Aggressive sung vocals.Since the release of their demo the band released several records (not a surprise when you have heard it! ) and so for those interested in knowing more about them here's the link to go.

********** LINE-UP **********
Pete on Bass *.* Ben on Drums *.* Bud on Vocals
Max on Guitar *.* Al on Guitar

Demo : 3 songs *.* Length : 11m *.* Label : Splill The Blood Rcds
1.The Chosen Path *.* 2.Payday *.* 3.Blood And Sweat

Force Of Change "Break Through" Demo 1998

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Force Of Change play a quite good strong and powerful Old School SExHC à la Youth Of Today , Judge , Floorpunch and Strife!.Their sound is compact and solid.Intense and fast rhythms crossed with punchy slower parts and a slight heavy feel here and there.Driven and killer breakdowns with a mosh touch at times and Youth Crew backup vocals.There's some cool fucking guitar leads in there. Urgent sung vocals with an angry feel.Pretty good stuff!

********** LINE-UP **********
Niko on Vocals *.* Dirk on Guitar
Daniel on Drums *.* Phil on Bass

Demo : 9 songs *.* Length : 18m *.* Label : School Bust Rcds
1.Pride *.* 2.For A Change *.* 3.I Remember *.* 4.Breach Of Faith *.* 5.Conviction *.* 6.I Should Try *.* 7.Course Of Denial *.* 8.Be Proud (Of What You Are) *.* 9.Bring It Back

Faded Grey "Demo 99" Demo 1999

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Faded Grey plays a fast and urgent Old School HC incorporating a sweet Emotional touch.Imagine a cross between Verbal Assault , Dag Nasty , Gorilla Biscuits and Turning Point...The band combines with a real talent explosive and intense parts with sweet and driving breakdowns and adding a subtle dose of melody bringing a plus!.Vocals are sung with passion and emotion.I love that band ..... Great stuff!.They released a 7 Inch Army Of Kids on Element Rcds and full length "A Quiet Time Of Desperation" on Indecision Rcds.

********** LINE-UP **********
Lance *.* Mike *.* Ryan *.* Shay

Demo : 4 songs *.* Length : 9m
1.Begin Again *.* 2.Army Of Kids *.* 3.Faded Grey *.* 4.In Silence

Acid World "24,000 Years" Demo & Live 1992

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Acid World are from Brisbane and are performing a driving AnarchoPunk musically influenced by the 80's UK AnarchoPunk scene and so by bands such as Alternative , The Sears , Apostles and Civilised Scociety.Female vocals and dual male / female on some songs.All is done with passion and sincerity.A must for those into AnarchoPunk stuff!.

********** LINE-UP *********
Cal on Guitar & Vocals *.* Heather on Bass & Vocals
Clare on Drums

Tape : 15 songs *.* Length : 51m
1.Welcome To The Church *.* 2.Contaminated Fluids *.* 3.Lies *.* 4.God's Song *.* 5.God's Of Babylon *.* 6.Circus Inside The Circus *.* 7.Exiting The Womb *.* 8.Consume + Die (live) *.* 9.Trains (live) *.* 10.Welcome To The Church (live) *.* 11.Exiting The Womb (live) *.* 12.Contaminated Fluids (live) *.* 13.Breadhead Fuck (live) *.* 14.Circus Inside Circus (live) *.* 15.Outro

Felix Frump "Self Titled" Demo 1994

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Lively and catchy as hell melodic Punkrock /PopPunk à la Descendents , All , Green Day and Bad Religion.The music is dynamic and tonic coupled with cool and driving tempo changes and having sweet melodies filled with charm and charism.Sweet singing and the bass work is so so good!!!!.Cant stop to hum their songs in hearing them!.

********** LINE-UP **********
Graham on Guitar & Vocals *.* Anthony on Bass & Vocals
Mike on Drums & Vocals

Demo : 6 songs *.* Length : 19m
1.Scary *.* 2.Intro / Melissa's Song *.* 3.Circle *.* 4.Wishes *.* 5.Man *.* 6.Rifts

Korova "Demonstration #7089" Demo + Live Tape 2010

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Blasting and devastating stuff here!.Korova are playing a crazy HC bursting with a high dose of anger , rage and fury!.Hard hitting sung vocals with an aggressive feel.At times their sound is quite disturbing...in the good sense of the term...probably due to the somber , violent and tortured atmosphere created by their music. Their sound is raw and thick.Fast played songs with a chaotic feel and mixed with intense and heavy mid tempo parts and well orchestred tempo changes.On the B-Side the band got the great idea to offer us songs recorded live during one of their gigs and so a good way to get an insight about what the band is / sounds like on stage...total and pure Hardcore!.Grab a copy of the tape - sure you wont regret it!.For more details about the band you can go here , here and finally here too!.Ian did an excellent and interesting interview with Noisecreep and i recommend you to read it ... link here

********** LINE-UP **********
Chad *.* Ian *.* Jamie *.* Kayhan

Tape : 9 songs *.* Length : 18m
1.Women Of Sophistication *.* 2.Magnets *.* 3.Shareholders Meeting *.* 4.Prophet With An Eye *.* 5.Clockwork (live) *.* 6.Degrassi Fight Music (live) *.* 7.Running In Circles (live) *.* 8.Behind This Tongue (live) *.* 9.My Vietnam (live)

Thx to Ian :)

What We Became? "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

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Fast played HC mixed with the Old School SExHC's sound and alternating with driven mid paced parts and cool breakdowns and having interesting guitar parts.Lots of intensity and energy here!.
Having a fine tuneful feel orchestred by subtle guitar riffs.Reminds me a bit Kill Your Idols.It's all pretty damn good and flows very well.For more details about the band you can go here

********** LINE-UP **********
Max on Drums *.* Vladimir on Guitar
Alex on Bass *.* Timur on Vocals

Demo : 3 songs *.* Length : 6m
1.Showing Cruelty *.* 2.Its Your Life *.* 3.World On The Knees

Time Out Now "Demo 2011" Demo 2011

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Are you ready for your dose of melodic stuff?.So Time Out Now is the band you have to listen to today!.Driving and fast moving melodic Punkrock / Hardcore.Vocals are sung with passion and strength and coupled with punchy backup vocals.Tight melodic riffs , cool tempo changes and lots of catchy hooks.Energy is here and their music is dynamic and powerful and will make you tap your feet to the beat!.Solid and pretty good stuff!.For more details about the band here's the link so go here

********** LINE-UP **********
Robert on Guitar *.* Karsten on Drums
Michael on Vocals & Guitar *.* Oliver on Bass & Vocals

Demo : 5 songs *.* Length : 12m
1.Daily Routine *.* 2.Getting Caught Getting Stuck *.* 3.A Fag End Requires A Kickoff *.* 4.T.U.G.A *.* 5.Hankies To Heaven

NickXFury "Promo 05" Cdr 2005

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I already talked about Nick X Fury through a previous post.Here it's a Cdr done to promote the release of their 7Inch on Sike Out Records. They offer us a tight and heartfelt Old School SExHC.The music is urgent , fast and explosive with cool twists and turns and coupled with aggressive sung vocals.Kick ass guitar work.For those into Side By Side , Alone In A Crowd , Unit Pride and Turning Point.Sad they broke up!.

********** LINE-UP **********
Kenny on Vocals *.* Travis on Guitar *.* Justice on Guitar
Ian on Bass *.* San on Drums

Cdr : 6 songs *.* Length : 10m
1.Toast To Giving Up *.* 2.Tired Of Running *.* 3.Teenage XXX *.* 4.Intro - Get A Clue *.* 5.Shady *.* 6.Laughin At You

Breathing Room "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

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Musically the band is certainly influenced by the Old School SExHC's sound!.Their music is rather biased mid tempo with moshing and breakdowns parts.Of course they accelerate the rhythm at times and so it becomes faster with Youth Crew back up vocals.For more info about the band check here or here

********** LINE-UP **********
Jordan *.* Mike *.* Allon *.* Richie

Demo : 6 songs *.* Length : 11m
1.Life Schlife *.* 2.Misery Loves Company (And Company Loves Me) *.* 3.Ghosts *.* 4.Oh "The Humanity" *.* 5.Georgia *.* 6.Sherman McCoy

Ashes Of American Flag "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

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Wow was the first word that came in mind when i listening to this!.Fucking awesome Screaming Hardcore with Punk roots.Songs are bursting with power , intensity and energy and will stick you against the wall!.An explosion of fast rhythms mixed with strong mid tempo parts and breakdowns.Guitar's work is absolutely brilliant : solid and driving and bringing also a sweet melodic overtone through fine guitar's lines.Screaming sung vocals filled with rage and strength.A music performed with a real brio and passion.Great stuff!.Want to hear more from them ... right now!.For more info about the band go here or here

********** LINE-UP **********
Eric *.* Miguel *.* Morgan *.* Scott

Demo : 5 songs *.* Length : 8m *.* Label : Heart In Hand Rcds (link here)
1.Winter *.* 2.Off Track *.* 3.Intro *.* 4.Sink Or Swim *.* 5.Nails In My Coffin

Big Ups "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

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Big Ups are playing a mid paced hectic Punkrock / Pop Punk having catchy parts and a nice groove.On their second track their mix of Punrock with slight Reggea's guitar riffs is quite cool and pleasant.Maybe a slight Descendent's influence.I have to be honest that i needed time before to really appreciate their music .... dont know really the reason ... maybe the singer's voice ... not sure ... but i would definitely be into hearing some newer materials...For more details about the band follwo the link here

********** LINE-UP **********
Joe *.* Carlos *.* Amar *.* Bredan

Demo : 3 songs *.* Length : 4m
1.Hi 5 *.* 2.Stressed/Pressed *.* 3.No Plan

Blown Away "Demo 2k1" Demo 2001

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Nerveous and unstopable explosive Hardcore bursting with a high dose of intensity and anger!.Fast rhythms mixed with punchy and loud mid tempo parts and with a slight heavy feel.You can even hear a slight and subtle melodic feel emerging here and there delivered by a fine guitar's work.Raging and aggressive sung vocals.Well done and well played....a good dose of pure Hardcore!.

********** LINE-UP **********
Zack on Guitar *.* Josh on Vocals *.* Ryan on Drums
Dominic on Bass *.* Jason on Guitar

Demo : 6 songs *.* Length : 11m
1.Searchers *.* 2.Values Axed *.* 3.Overwhelmed *.* 4.Darkness Of Lives *.* 5.Times Are Good *.* 6.Written In Stone

Cornered "Surrender To None" Demo 1999

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Hardcore...or should i say Fastcore ... should be more suited to the music performed by the band , i think!.And with a NYHC feel and a slight metal touch thrown in for good measure.Pretty well done stuff!.Fast rhythms crossed with loud and heavy mid tempo and moshing parts!.Strong and hard-hitting sung vocals.The band have released a 7Inch and a Cd titled "This Time" on 625 Records.

Demo : 6 songs *.* Length : 15m
1.See Right Through It *.* 2.Surrender To None *.* 3.Take It Back *.* 4.Never Again *.* 5.Nothing *.* 6.The Front

Bluejacket "Self Titled" Demo 1996

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Catchy driving mid tempo energetic and quite dynamic PopPunk / Punkrock with an Emoish feel to it.Musically in the vein of bands such as Jawbreaker , J-Church , Cringer , Crimpshrine and Fifteen. Having a melodic undertone and tuneful sung vocals.Quite good and pleasant to listen to!.

********** LINE-UP **********
Adam on Drums *.* Evan on Bass *.*Erik on Guitar & Vocals

Demo : 5 songs *.* Length : 14m
1.Bluster *.* 2.Silver *.* 3.My Story *.* 4.Pretty Piece Of Paper *.* 5.Morning Dew

Reflection "Strength To Overcome" Lp Tape 2010

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It's cool to hear that ther're still and always bands keeping the spirit of the Old School SExHC sound still alive!.To give you an insight about what the band sounds like , imagine a cross between Youth Of Today , Uniform Choice , Project X , Alone In A Crowd & Turning Point!.13 tracks of pure Old School SExHC performed with passion , sincerity and spirit!.Urgent , powerful and intense musical parts mixed with driving and punchy breakdowns and having Youth Crew back up vocals here and there.Vocals are sung with conviction and strength with a well dosed touch of aggressivity. Intros of some of the songs are totally awesome...having a deep groove and punch...kind of intros taking the entire control of your body!.I can't imagine the band without a piece of vinyl out soon...so if you run a label you know what you have to do!.For others i recommend you to discover that band and sure you wont regret it!.Great band!.For more infos about Reflection you can go here and there.

********** LINE-UP **********
Moreno on Bass *.* TH on Guitar *.* Mark on Vocals *.* Tony on Drums

Tape : 13 songs *.* Length : 20m *.* Label : Reason Records (link here)
1.The Loss *.* 2.Matter Of Fact *.* 3.Steps Back *.* 4.In The End *.* 5.Burning Line *.* 6.Keeping Alive *.* 7.Atonement *.* 8.Forced By Life *.* 9.Not The Same *.* 10.Learning From The Past *.* 11.Plastic Consumption *.* 12.Song Of Separation *.* 13.Can't Commit

PS:Thx to Tim :)

Embrace Today "Demo 98" Demo 1998

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Tonic as hell Old School PosiCore / SExHC bursting with intensity and conviction incorporating cool and driving breakdowns and punchy sing alongs.Urgent sung vocals from which emerges a slight feel of aggressivity!.Pretty good stuff!

********** LINE-UP **********
Scott on Bass *.* Steve on Vocals
Scott on Guitar *.* Andy on Drums

Demo : 5 songs *.* Length : 7m
1.Think About It *.* 2.Do My Best *.* 3.Back Where We Started *.* 4.Fast Lines , Good Times *.* 5.Thoughts Of Change

Erase Today "The Velocity To Connect" Tape 199X

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A tape full of quality songs!.Erase Today are delivering a catchy , solid and tuneful Punkrock with some fine musical arrangements and memorable hooks!.Fucking brilliant driven guitar work bringing a subtle and sweet melodic touch to the songs.Brings to mind several bands such as : D.O.A , Naked Raygun , Youth Brigade and Leatherface.The band released several records and for more details about the band you can go here

********** LINE-UP **********
Joe on Drums *.* Andy on Guitar
Mark on Bass *.* Hazel on Vocals

Tape : 5 songs *.* Length : 16m
1.High On God *.* 2.Time *.* 3.Jumping Off Bridges *.* 4.Get In The Way *.* 5.Come On In

Finger Print "Self Titled" Tape 1996

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One of the major bands of the French EmoCore Scene into the 90's!. Here it's a tape compiling most of their recorded stuff.If you never heard about this band , Finger Print used to play an intense and nerveous Emocore / Hardcore mixing fast and hectic musical parts with driving mid tempo ones.Powerful and heavy guitar sound and screaming / tortured vocals sung with conviction , anger and rage!. Their stuff was just awesome!.A band you have to discover if you are into EmoCore's stuff!.

********** LINE-UP **********
Thomas on Bass *.* Jerome on Drums
Christophe on Guitar & Vocals *.* Nicolas on Vocals

Tape : 16 songs *.* Length : 50m *.* Label : Homegrown
1.We May Be Brothers *.* 2.Surrender *.* 3.Unlimited *.* 4.Receiver *.* 5.Cleaned For Them *.* 6.Elimination *.* 7.My Innocent Lips *.* 8.Utopia *.* 9.In Words *.* 10.Status *.* 11.Appearance *.* 12.Twelve *.*13.Persons And Flag *.* 14.Liberation *.* 15.Ouverture *.* 16.Il Est....

Ruined Tongue "Demo 2009" Demo 2009

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Intense Hardcore / EmoCore alternating between mid tempo / slow musical parts and faster ones.Having a slight heavy feel at times and coupled with tortured / angry sung vocals.A loud and oppressive atmosphere emerges from the music and filled with despair and pain.You can even feel a subtle melodious / emotive touch through the guitar's work here and there!.Pretty good stuff!. And for sure hope to hear more from them in the future!.For more info you can get in touch with the band here or here and here

********** LINE-UP **********
Eric on Vocals *.* Jeremy on Guitar *.* Jesse on Guitar
Larry on Bass *.* Dan on Drums

Demo : 3 songs *.* Length : 5m
1.From The Bottom *.* 2.Stuck *.* 3.Day To Day

Honesty "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

Posted by Jimmy | Posted in , , , | Posted on 8:38 AM

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With a such demo the band should have not to wait too long before to release a vinyl!.Great talented Old School SExHC delivered in the great tradition of bands that used to play it before!.Imagine a cross between Gorilla Biscuits , Uniform Choice , Turning Point and Minor Threat!.Powerful and intense rhythms coupled with punchy and killing mid tempo parts and breakdowns!.And the voice of the singer is simply perfect!.Hot stuff!.For more infos about the band go here

********** LINE-UP **********
Den on Vocals *.* ANTON ON Guitar
Vasik on Bass *.* Iksik on Drums

Demo : 4 songs *.* Length : 9m *.* Label : Backed Up Rcds (go here for label's info)
1.Higher Level *.* 2.Discussion *.* 3.A Passer *.* 4.Our Exertion

Deadline Arson "Demo 2010" Demo 2010

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Catchy and lively melodic Hardcore / Punkrock alternating between powerful / strong musical parts and soft / emotive ones. Beautiful intro parts , sweet melodies and nice melodious singing parts and having some kick ass guitar solos here and there.A cross between Thrice , NoFX and Bad Religion.Pretty good stuff giving you all the energy for the rest of the day and making you happy!.A solid debut!.For more info about the band check the link here

********** LINE-UP **********
Stefano on Vocals *.* Pinpin on Bass *.*Mathieu on Drums *.* Duke on Guitar

Demo : 4 songs *.* Length : 14m
1.Here I Go *.* 2.Empty *.* 3.Save Me *.* 4.To My Friends