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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: Vision of Disorder The Cursed Remain Cursed

September 6th, 2012

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Vision of Disorder
The Cursed Remain Cursed
Candlelight Records
17 September 2012

by Tom Dare

Oh look. Another reunited band from the 1990s. The difference with this one is that Vision of Disorder have been back for a few years now, their popularity hasn’t had a mysterious retrospective inflation (they’re playing the 500-capacity Underworld in London, Refused played the 2500-capacity Forum) and aren’t one of those bands all of their successors in the hardcore scene name-check in every interview, despite how influential they’ve actually been. Which is daft, because VoD were fucking great first time around, and they’ve come back with an arse-booting record.

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