we might as well go through this album one by one
and then there was the bled
Drinkey -- I remember Taken! I never got a chance to see them but heard their shows were wild.
I think Recover was to me what Taken was to you. They weren't local to my scene but I loved them A LOT even though they weren't THAT popular. I can't find any youtubes of my favorite song or I would post it...their later stuff was even more melodic and while I liked it, it wasn't as raw as Rodeo & Picasso , which is such an awesome album.
Dan Keyes from Recover left the band to start Young Love, which was a terrible dance project, and I don't think I will ever forgive him for it. Not that he asked me to or anything...
One of my favorite movements in the hardcore scene are the black and doom metal-inspired hardcore bands of the crust scene. Yes, i know we were not including metal in this thread, but these inpsiratons are really important to a really big part of the underground, and i still consider this strictly hardcore, despite the influences.
Some stand-out albums:
His Hero is Gone - 15 Counts of Arson
From Ashes Rise - Nightmares
Tragedy - Tragedy
Victims - Divide & Conquer
Unfortunately the hall lost its charter because of alcohol sales to minors and shut down and burbank lost its local music location.
Also, i have friends who knew the guys in Recover...i think at least one of the members lived in Burbank. I never got to see them but I love both of their albums.
This thread (other than Thursday, who I genuinely loved) is my worst nightmare. Just reminds me of all the shit I used to listen to with my best friend when I pretended I was into hardcore but really just wanted to listen to Something Corporate and Hanson. God I was such a poser. I really did live by the Drive-Thru lineup circa 2002.
Though it's kinds funny that every band you posted shared members, and the one that didn't (Victims) did a split with From Ashes Rise. Still, this is the best music posted in the thread so far.
Post-2000 hardcore favorites
No Warning - Ill Blood
Terror - Lowest of the Low
Converge - Jane Doe
From Ashes Rise - Nightmares
Bane - Give Blood
Fucked Up - Hidden World
For various reasons, all those records rule. Fucked Up was probably my favorite HC band last decade.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
Here's a couple other albums that I think are must-haves, more on the emo side of things
LIFETIME - Hello Bastards
...and this of course is a Hüsker Dü cover, but it's great
and FARSIDE - The Monroe Doctrine
I'll get into dirtier stuff a little later...seems we need at least a little NYHC representation in here. First though i'm thinking of doing some write-ups on Walter Schreifels and maybe Ken Andrews.
Drinkey - btw are you talking about the Burbank Veterans Hall? That band Stricken was fucking lame and so were all the 818 hardcore kids, but there was one really really good show there. Terror, Champion, Donnybrook, First Blood, etc. on this all day fest around 2004, probably the last time Terror played with no stage.
Early 00's was a GREAT era for punk-based music.
I was avoiding Converge at first because we've talked about them in the metal thread quite a bit, and they do blur the boundaries a bit, but yeah, they belong in here. i could do a giant post on their whole career as they're one of my favorite bands of all time. Maybe i should just do it for the "young'uns Guide" thread and link it over here.
I've never been too big on bane or terror...they';re a bit too tough guy hardcore for me, but I don't dislike like all tough guy bands. Bane in specific I really just don't like the singer's voice, but the music was always badass.
And yes, Fucked Up is one of the only very recent hardcore bands that I've been interested in...did you check out any of their eps last year? GOOD STUFF.
But everybody has been posting great stuff in here. The topic was made a bit broad.
Talking about really noisy mathcore shit, now that I'm thinking about it, Botch's We Are The Romans is one of the most brilliant albums of the genre ever made.
Converge never intended to be a metal band, Converge are a hardcore band that had too much damn talent and too much creativity to stay in the genre. Like a lot of the great heavy hardcore bands of their era, metalheads picked up on them around 2004 and suddenly what was hardcore was now metal. It caused too much stupid hardcore/metal fighting and then lead to bands flat out intending to play "metalcore." Horrid shit.I was avoiding Converge at first because we've talked about them in the metal thread quite a bit, and they do blur the boundaries a bit, but yeah, they belong in here. i could do a giant post on their whole career as they're one of my favorite bands of all time. Maybe i should just do it for the "young'uns Guide" thread and link it over here.
Bane is definitely not a tough guy band. Terror isn't really either, but musically they carry a very tough sound. What I loved about Terror was they reminded me of early Hatebreed - it's not about being a big tough dude, it's about being really angry at the world and how fucked up everything is.I've never been too big on bane or terror...they';re a bit too tough guy hardcore for me, but I don't dislike like all tough guy bands. Bane in specific I really just don't like the singer's voice, but the music was always badass.
Todd Jones is probably the most unsung hero of 00's hardcore. His riffs on Lowest of the Low are perfect.
Great stuff. Most everything Fucked Up makes is brilliant and they're great live. One of the few bands that's kept me into hardcore over the past half-decade or so.And yes, Fucked Up is one of the only very recent hardcore bands that I've been interested in...did you check out any of their eps last year? GOOD STUFF.
I wish that vets hall could have kept doing shows, though sooner or later someone was going to break something and it would have been over anyway. If you're an LA punk, the story of your life is never having a venue stay open.
Here is my contribution.
I feel like Daughters dissapeared just as quickly as they arrived. Canada Songs was fucking excellent. I saw them live once, they played for no more than 10 min... no one was disappointed.
This ain't no middle of the mall shit.
Fuck the Blood Brothers. All those pretentious assholes ever did during their sets was bitch about people in the crowd because of how they looked. "OMG THAT GUY HAS MUSCLES HE MUST BE A MACHO TOUGH GUY WANNABE." I watched that band lose a lot of fans because of that crap, annoying. I really wanted them to get beat up.
another old favorite
For some reason every time I hear Blood Brothers it immediately makes me think of 400 Blows
And Daughters were fucking awesome. i saw them open for Mastodon at the Troubadour.
youre such a dick for bringing up the daughters. i was in the middle of choosing which song i wanted to share. fuck you.