H2O – Skate

b9r229Seven years after their 2008 release of “Nothing To Prove”.     H2O offer a two song teaser in preparation for their forthcoming October full length Bridge Nine Records release “Use Your Voice”. The A side and album title “Use Your Voice” is a fast paced anthemic sing along  with some cool energy and high octane guitar leads. Side B’s “Skate”, featuring skate and punk legend Steve Caballero picks up the pace, it that is at all possible. Both serving as the perfect trailer for the upcoming full length.

What H2O has always lacked in originality and hardcore prowess. They’ve more than make up for in energy, sincerity and dedication to creating positive, uplifting Hardcore. And while I will most likely never appreciate their music as anything more than tribute. I can have fun singing along once in a long while. Until the album… Don’t forget to skate. J.D.

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Boysetsfire (Bridge 9 Records) release lyric video for “Savage Blood”

Bridge Nine Records have released a lyric video for “Savage Blood” from the Sept. 25th release of the self titled album from Boysetsfire.Their first release since 2013’s reunion album               “While A Nation Sleeps”. You can pre-order the album from Bridge Nine Here.

Crown of Thornz – Nothing But Tragedy

b9r231On their first release since their 1998 split single with Japan’s Aggressive Dogs. New York City’s Crown of Thornz remind us just how awful 90’s Hardcore could get. On the two song single “Nothing But Tragedy”, the band returns with two songs (The Kiss of Death and  No Reason Why) so terrible and unnecessary that any description, aside from the title itself can properly detail the abyss of awfulness this record swims in. The only thing worth mentioning is that the promos saw it fit to note that “No Reason Why” is not a cover of the Gorilla Biscuits classic of the same name. Thanks guys, I would have never guessed. While the simple fact that I, myself never felt any common mindset with bands of this ilk. I couldn’t describe this as anything but horribly awful. J.D.

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