Invoker – Four Wall Nightmare (Review)

InvokerInvoker are a Swiss hardcore band and this is their debut album.

This is an enjoyable combination of classic, old-school hardcore and modern new-school thought. Continue reading

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Dying Whale – Last Moments of Misery (Review)

Dying WhaleDying Whale are a US hardcore band and this is their latest release.

Last Moments of Misery is a 34 minute mix of hardcore, punk, metal and sludge.

Starting with a firm punk/hardcore base to their music, metal and sludge influences are liberally thrown over the top of it to get the end result that they want. Continue reading

Great Reversals – Natural Burial (Review)

Great ReversalsGreat Reversals are from the US and play Hardcore/Post-Hardcore. This is their latest EP.

The band boast quite the immense sound with guitar riffs sounding like great slabs of granite falling from the sky.

A charismatic vocalist instantly draws the attention and hooks you in. His voice pierces the combination of heavy Metallic Hardcore and the more restrained Post-Hardcore influences to create an aural experience that’s quite invigorating.

This strikes me as the kind of band that would have done very well in the late 90’s/early 00’s; think of a charismatic band from this era, (maybe bits of bands like Skycamefalling and Shai Hulud), and then update the sound with a relatively subtle Post-Hardcore influence and Great Reversals are the result.

This is an impressive EP and I was expecting something less individual and less…striking than this. Maybe it’s the cynic in me, but this is a great little EP and I’m pleasantly surprised by how good it is.

It’s time to show your support – check out Great Reversals and get their EP. Definitely worth a listen.