Burning Love - Don't Ever Change

Burning Love - Songs For Burning Lovers

Believe me when I say I know exactly how much weight this description holds: This band sounds like Pissed Jeans if they were a hardcore band fronted by Chris Colohan (of Cursed fame). And I say that because Chris Colohan does actually front this band. Burning Love is going to be the next big thing,get in on the ground floor. I present to you two offerings, the first a two song demo, the second a full length record. Enjoy yourself.

I normally don't say (or type) shit like this, but I cannot recommend this band enough. I was blown away the first time I heard them and I am one jaded motherfucker. DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS.
California Love - Reaping The Whirlwind

I'm listening to this record thinking about how much I hate Ghana right now. A selfish and strictly American endeavour, I know, but I don't care. Cloudy production that definitely holds the material back a bit. Overall, an interesting record as it transitions willy-nilly from blisteringly fast to a slow and tortured crawl. Unlike other California Love efforts, they show you just how slow and nasty they can get, which in my book is a more than welcome demonstration. If you enjoy Mind Eraser you will like this record. If you enjoy Mind Eraser, stop reading my blog.
Gauze are probably my favorite Japanese hardcore band. They originated back in the very early 80's, and according to their biography: "The original plan according to Shin the bass player was to play as fast as possible. They attempted to give the impression of playing fast without actually playing fast.". What this means, if anything, is a mystery to me, but it totally works. Their second album Equalizing Distort (a name I find both nonsensical and tough as fuck at the same time) was released in 1986, check it out.

Gauze - Equalizing Distort

California Love / Gehenna Split

I'll be completely honest. This isn't the best shit of all time, but it's an honest offering and interesting enough to warrant a download. It's just one track from each band, so donate five minutes of your time to being awesome.

Get fucked up.
Limp Wrist - Thee Official Discography

This is one of those records I enjoy more and more as time passes. Real fast hardcore punk with vocals that vaguely remind me of powerviolence. You already know all about Limp Wrist though, right? Right?

I love boys hardcore.


In honor of Kerry King's birthday as well as the impending evil that is national Slayer day, everyone should listen to Slayer and only Slayer today and of course, on June 6th. In preparation for this most glorious day, here is a selection of my favorites.

Slayer - Reign In Blood

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

Slayer - Hell Awaits

LETS LISTEN TO SOME FUKKIN' SLAYER!!! Remember kids, "National holidays in America aren't just about celebrating; they're about forcing it upon non-participants." So jack this shit up to eleven and terrify the masses on the 6th.