Once a regional thing, with pockets of bands coming out of New York, D.C, California, and Florida, hardcore has grown into a world wide phenomenon. It has splintered off into numerous sub genres, but the D.I.Y ethos of rallying against the ills of modern society are always going to be at the centre of hardcore.
It’s rare we see a lot of hardcore here, but not completely out of the ordinary. Below are just a few highlights, and you can find more hardcore and punk at eil.com.
Down To Nothing – Down To Nothing: 2003 US 3-track vinyl 7″, with wraparound picture sleeve, limited to just 239 copies on Red , Blue, and Mauve swirl coloured vinyl. Features 3-tracks from the Virginia straightedge bands debut album, Save It For The Birds. The sleeve shows only slight creasing to the top left hand corner, but the vinyl apears unplayed, remaning in near ‘asnew’ condition. Fast becoming one of the hardest Down To Nothing rarities to track down, and the first and only one we are likely to see.
Harms Way – Rust: 2015 US 10-track vinyl LP, with gatefold picture sleeve and die-cut slip case, limited to 2100 copies on Ginger Ale coloured vinyl. Third album from the Chicago metal/hardcore titans, and one that finds them plumbing new depths of heaviness. Utilising crushing metallic riffs on Law Of The Land, monolithic breakdowns through Left To Disintegrate, and a guest vocal appearance from former Holy Roman Empire vocalist, Emily Jancetic, on Turned To Stone, shows a more melodic side to the powerful arsenal of Harms Way. Both the sleeve and vinyl are in spectacular, near ‘as new’ condition.
Strife – Witness A Rebirth: 2012 UK issue 12-track vinyl LP, with gatefold picture sleeve, limited to just 300 COPIES on Black vinyl. The first album from Strife in 11 years after a long hiatus is nothing short of terrifying. The band have reverted back to their sound of seminal album In This Defiance, and have recruited former Sepultura drummr Igor Cavalera for this record. Fast metallic riffs, and breakdowns harder than most of what is defined as ‘hardcore’ these days, this album proves that your dont need to reinvent the wheel in hardcore, it doesnt need it, just play heavy, loud, and with passion. The sleeve and vinyl are in spectacular near ‘as new’ condtiion – For fans of Madball, Agnostic Front, Terror, and Hatebreed
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