Tag: hardcore

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Song of the Day: Warlord - Where the Road Forks

If you asked me what the heaviest Christian release of all time was, a strong contender would be the self-titled EP from Portand’s Warlord (not to be confused with the secular heavy metal band of the same name). One of the earliest releases on the Tooth & Nail imprint, Solid State Records, their debut EP featured deep, dark, heavy riffs and lengthy songs.… Continued →

July 17, 2020

Song of the Day: Cross-Check - Open

I first heard of Cross-Check a few months ago through social media channels. Shortly thereafter, I was asked to review their mini-album Overwhelming Odds for Heaven’s Metal. What I found on that release equally excited and bewildered me. The band has a way of weaving some very interesting and somewhat disparate influences into their sound.… Continued →

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Song of the Day: The Crucified - Path to Sorrow

The Crucified is probably the most legendary Christian hardcore band of all time. They only released 2 full-length albums (plus some demos, and later re-issues) before disbanding in the early 90s. However, their influence cannot be overstated. Their blending of hardcore punk and thrash metal into a unique take on crossover thrash touched and influenced bands in genres as diverse punk, alternative, metal, hardcore and even industrial.… Continued →

February 25, 2020

Portuguese Christian Punk and Hardcore on Spotify

Hey Everyone! I pray all is well! I wanted to inform everyone of a new Spotify playlist I put together. I've been listening to a lot of foreign Christian artists lately. Portuguese is the second most foreign language of artists in my collection, so I thought people need to hear and know about this.

February 21, 2020

Song of the Day: Zao - Lies of Serpents, a River of Tears

Zao had already made a name for themselves, working up from the underground, with a 7″, cassette demo(s) and 2 full-lengths. They were quickly becoming known for taking hardcore in a new direction. I remember a friend telling me that although he loved the riffs on their sophomore effort Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation, he also found them really hard to dance to.… Continued →

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February 9, 2020

Furnace Fest 2020 Lineup Explodes and Still More Announcements This Week

Since the last time I posted about Furnace Fest here on IVM, the Furnace Fest 2020 lineup has literally EXPLODED with bands and hype. Click their official website here to get pumped up with. Beloved, Stretch Arm Strong, Terminal, ZAO, Love Is Red, Open Hand, Life In Your Way, The Appleseed Cast, Hopesfall, Mineral, Juliana Theory, Unwed Sailor, Eighteen Visions, Every Time I Die, Bloodjinn, Avail, Hot Water Music, Andrew WK, Better Off, Knocked Loose, Cave In, Norma Jean, Converger, Unearth, Comeback Kid, Luxury, Glasseater, Boy Sets Fire, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Codeseven, The Casket Lottery, Living Sacrifice, Shai Hullud, The Beautiful Mistake, Few Left Standing, Evergreen Terrace, With Honor, Haste, August Burns Red, and…..my… Continued →

January 31, 2020

Song of the Day: The Blamed - 1200 Stares

By the time Give us Barrabbas came out (the band’s 7th album), The Blamed had already gone through at least 4 different genres: punk rock, crossover thrash, hardcore punk, and punk metal. Now they were dabbling in experimental post-hardcore, which, for my money was their most successful rendering of noise to date.… Continued →

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