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Album: Centuries – Broken Hymns

May 2nd, 2013

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Centuries
Broken Hymns
Halo of Flies/This Charming Man Records
23 April 2013

by Tomas Doyle

In the ever clogged and crowded world of hardcore, one of the hardest tricks to pull off is being distinctive enough that your crowd prick up their ears whenever a record of yours starts spinning. Such tribulations are the mother of invention and have in the last 30 years lead to hardcore being plied in formats as multifarious as one could imagine. TRC to Title Fight, Cro-Mags to Cancer Bats. The flip side of that coin though is that just because you aren’t re-inventing the wheel doesn’t mean it don’t spin just as well as it ever did. Enter Palm Beach Florida’s Centuries.

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Album: Hang The Bastard – 2009-2012

February 15th, 2013

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Hang The Bastard
2009-2012
Holy Roar
26 November 2012

by David Keevill

Hang the Bastard’s collection 2009-2012 may not be a eulogy (as they stress so empathically on their label’s website) to former frontman and co-founder Chris Barling, but it does serve to draw a line under the first chapter of HTB’s career. The release of this 32-track collection isn’t so much a fitting summation of what they’ve achieved so far (there’s no cherry picking here), rather a ‘throw everything at the wall and see what sticks’ approach, which makes the whole affair appear like they’re desperate to distance themselves from the band they were in a former life.
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