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Scarfold-Unstoppable review

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Montreal has European flair and sophistication that makes it one of the most popular metropolitan centres in Canada. But really who gives a rats about the touristy nonsense. Since 2015, these hardcore giants have been kicking it strongly since their onset and now are about to drop this sensationally heavy album that is called and is frankly UNSTOPPABLE.
FFO:Old school hardcore, but still modern as hell. It definitely reminds me of Old Throwdown, Hatebreed, Bury Your Dead and Early Madball. 
So it's got massive groove in spades plus a unrelenting need to want to punch holes in your office walls (I wouldn't listen to this at work unless you train in a MMA gym!!). The riffs come thick and fast and it will reestablish your faith in more hardcore, because let's be honest there is a truck load of shit-cunt bands across the globe masquerading as real hardcore bands, or simply bands who have lost their way.
Rest assured this is solid, proper hardcore that is deliberate in it'…

Orpheus Omega "Wear Your Sins" review

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Melbourne's own Melodic Death legends have just dropped their fourth album and for the genre it's a complete gem.
FFO: At the Gates, In Flames and Soilwork.

Conceived in Melbourne, Australia in 2008, the band has gone on to become one of
Australia’s premier Melodic Death Metal acts. Touring rigorously both nationally and abroad, the band has shared the stage with some of the heavy weights of modern metal including Trivium, Children Of Bodom, Dark Tranquillity, Amon Amarth, Soilwork, At The Gates, Insomnium and many more.

Wear Your Sins is impressive in both production and grandeur. It's a diverse album that clearly sits neatly in the genre, but occasionally moves into hard rock and cinematic greatness. This writer is first and foremost a hardcore and extreme metal fan; so clean vocals has very little appeal to me tbh.

However, reviewing this when you weigh up the contenders and current masters of the genre; this guys are so well skilled and this is truly world class metal…

Tempered (Scotland) Greenwashed EP review and interview By Mark Jenkins

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Tempered is an absolutely phenomenal hardcore thrash band from Glasgow, Scotland. They recently dropped this incredible 6 track EP and it is sensationally catchy and impressive. The vibe and influences I hear is a perfect melting pot of old school thrash like peak Kreator and Exodus meets the crossover greatness of The Accused, S.O.D. and Nuclear Assault.

For a debut EP, it's pretty accomplished, production is meaty as fuck and these bastards are really great players. Plus the vocals real top it off, a brilliant raging style with droplets of punk infused with heavy thrash and even early death metal. Astonishing as hell.

Favorite tracks; Monotonous(ironic as fuck as the song is diverse and gripping) with its amazing riffs and pure impact vocals, Material Illness(lyrically the best track I can recall in ages across multiple genres) and Inversion were my faves, but there is literally not a nanosecond of weakness here, It's actually crushed most major label bands releases for the…