Wednesday 30 April 2014

Young And In The Way

Do you ever listen to a band and physically feel the music being played? If having your body feel thrashed about is your thing, Young And In The Way are the band to check out. Whether it's a slow, grinding, teeth-clenching pace, or dark, abrasive, gut-punching assaults, these guys know how to knock you the fuck out with a dead, cold blow.  Young And In The Way are a four-piece band heralding from Charlotte, North Carolina, though they sound like they were raised in a freezing, lifeless Scandinavian forest. They are often described as mixing crust punk and black metal, both of which are very evident, though can ultimately be called a hardcore band. They have been active since 2009, and have put out a slew of releases since then. They've worked with A839 among others, and are releasing their second full-length on Deathwish this year. Also, I'm missing their split with Moral Void, so if anyone has that, please send it to me.These guys are a great young band who have a lot going for them, so definitely get into this. Enjoy.

1. Still Not Flush
2. Life Has No Buttons
3. Spare The Albatross
4. Vincent Van Gone
5. Newborn
6. Hearts Dried In The Sand

1. Hell Is Other People
2. Dark Seed
3. Earth
4. Worrier
5. Eye Of Providence
6. White Light
7. The Becoming

1. Eyes Shut
2. Devils Deeds
3. Rotten Soil
4. Bothernation
5. Ignite
6. Heavens Drought

1. That is Not Dead Which Can Eternal Lie
2. And We Have Killed Him
3. Leaving Nothing but the Absence of Everything
4. If Only That so Many Dead Lie Round
5. Death is Eager to Hold You
6. They Should Greet Me with Howls of Execration
7. With Strange Aeons Even Death May Die
8. I Am Not What I Am
9. Love and Terror Laid the Stone
10. The Chaotic and Bloody World Around Us
11. Ascending the White Mountain

1. Torch Runner - No Friend Of Mine
2. Torch Runner - Pulpit Plague
3. Young And In The Way - Rehash, Provenance, Death

1. Descending The White Mountain
2. Times Are Cold
3. The Great Blue Norther
4. Oceans of Eternal Depression
5. The Gathering

1. Young And In The Way - Psychopathy
2. Young And In The Way - Vaticide
3. Withdrawal - Of Soul And Sacrifice
4. Withdrawal - Guardian Angel
5. Withdrawal - Human Garbage Existence Disease

1. Betrayed By Light
2. Fuck This Life
3. Be My Blood
4. Self Inflicted
5. Loved And Unwanted
6. We Are Nothing
7. Final Dose
8. Weep In My Dust
9. Take My Hand
10. Shadow Of Murder
11. Embrace Extinction

1. Gatecreeper - All Your Sins
2. Young And In The Way - Solitude

Friday 25 April 2014


Anomie were a four-piece screamo/post-hardcore from France that existed from 1994-1997. They formed from a previous band called Escape. Anomie were noted for their female/male vocal dynamics, as well as their drummer being 13 at the time he joined. They pioneered the sound that French screamo bands would later hone in the 2000's, such as Amanda Woodward, Sed Non Satiata, Daïtro, Mihai Edrisch, etc. After the dissolution of Anomie, members formed numerous other bands including Anna O, whose unreleased demo I also included, since it sounds strikingly similar to Anomie's work. Check out the video below, it's some incredibly powerful stuff, and is what first got me into them. Enjoy.

1. Disarmonie
2. Comment peut-on parler de liberté?
3. Pieds et mains percés
4. Enchaînées
5. Affrontement
6. Illusion

1. Peace Of Mind - Part
2. Peace Of Mind - Education
3. Peace Of Mind - Communication Is Strength
4. Peace Of Mind - We're Not Gonna Take It
5. Peace Of Mind - Anarchy
6. Peace Of Mind - Repression
7. Peace Of Mind - Rotten
8. Anomie & Peace Of Mind - I Want My Life (And I'll Get It!)
9. Anomie - Chercher des solutions
10. Anomie - Les liens
11. Anomie - Rôle
12. Anomie - Le paraître
13. Anomie - Acoustica
14. Anomie & Peace Of Mind - Afraid

1. Anomie - Soumission
2. Anomie - Seul avec mes pensées
3. Peu Être - L'étau de la dette
4. Peu Être - Introduction à la mémoire

1. Avorter n'est pas tuer
2. Liens II
3. Acceptation
4. Manipulation
5. Propriété d'une norme
6. Indifférence = mort
7. Deny Tradition
8. Ulrike Meinhoff

1. Untitled
2. Untitled
3. Untitled
4. Untitled

1. Avorter n'est pas tuer
2. Liens II
3. Acceptation
4. Manipulation
5. Propriété d'une norme
6. Indifférence = mort
7. Deny Tradition
8. Ulrike Meinhoff
9. Remise en Cause Révolution Dilemme
10. Alienation
11. Un Pas Dehors
12. Chercher Des Solutions
13. Les Liens
14. Role
15. Le Paraitre
16. Choix
17. Disharmonie
18. Comment Peut-on Parler de Libre
19. Enchainees
20. Pieds et Mains Perces
21. Affrontemont
22. Untitled

Wednesday 23 April 2014


Oathbreaker are a hardcore/black metal band from Ghent, Belgium that formed in 2008. Since then, they've released two full-lengths and an EP of epic, intense, and dynamic music of vigorously aggressive soundscapes. Pounding drums and blast beats, assaultive guitar riffs and tremolo picks, crushing, distorted bass, uncontrollably possessed vocals? Indeed. This band is an essential for anyone into modern hardcore, especially the darker, more metallic stuff. They put out a split with Amenra which I can't find, but the song that appears on it, "Agartha", is also on Eros|Anteros. Oathbreaker are definitely a band to check out, their stuff is super heavy but technically proficient and consistently fresh with different ideas. They are definitely one of the best bands currently on Deathwish. Enjoy.

1. Mindless
2. Shelter
3. Ashes
4. Downfall
5. Mirror

1. Origin
2. Hierophant
3. Fate Is Night
4. Sink Into Skin - I
5. Sink Into Skin - II
6. Thoth
7. Black Sun
8. Glimpse Of The Sun
9. Mælstrøm

1. (Beeltenis)
2. No Rest For The Weary
3. Upheaval
4. As I Look Into The Abyss
5. The Abyss Looks Into Me
6. Condor Tongue
7. Offer Aan De Leegte
8. Agartha
9. Nomads
10. Clair Obscur

1. 10:56
2. Second Son Of R.
3. Being Able To Feel Nothing
4. Stay Here / Accroche-Moi
5. Needles In Your Skin
6. Immortals
7. I'm Sorry, This Is
8. Where I Live
9. Where I Leave
10. Begeerte