Thrash Hits

23 July 2013

Album: Counterparts – The Difference Between Hell and Home

July 24th, 2013

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The Difference Between Hell and Home
Victory Records
23 July 2013

by Tomas Doyle

Hardcore as a community, in 2013, sucks. In its pseudo-overground form it has become a scene characterised by bullshit misogyny, knuckle-dragging idiocy, poser-ish aggro and the sort of popularity cult that would put most college sororities to shame. An elitist club for those who are supposed to hate elitism. A merch stall with a music genre attached. A sham. Sonically too, large swathes of the “hardcore establishment” seem content to cannibalise their own musical tropes, reducing everything to the most digestible, banal building blocks.

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