Lionheart – Undisputed

With metal and hardcore so incestuous and diluted these days, it’s more the exception than the rule to ever find a band who solely represents one of those scenes. And with things like the trad-metal revival going on, it’s absurd but true that these once traditionalist bands have become exotic and interesting endangered species more than anything else. Lionheart, for example, are hardcore through and through — albeit in a post-Hatebreed world of hardcore, so we would probably have to define the difference between ‘metallic hardcore’ and ‘metalcore’ just to keep the purists happy. There are some clear moments that sound distinctly metal, but they’re outweighed ten to one by the moments that bring to mind Terror, Madball, Death Before Dishonour and any number of distinctly hardcore acts.

Hey! Listen to Stillborn Messengers!

Maybe it’s because I like to search and hunt, or maybe it’s because I have absolutely no life at all, but every month or so, I like to go on these “Bandcamp Hunts”.  It’s where I check Bandcamp and go through the first few pages of the metal section and…

Best Of British – The Diamond Jubilee Edition

As the large majority of Heavy Bloginators are American, you may or may not know/care, but this week in the United Kingdom marks the Diamond Jubilee —  celebrating 60 years of tyranny from our reptilian lord and war master Queen Elizabeth II. Festivities will occur and the blood of our enemies will…

Primate Release Lyric Video For ‘Pride

You may have heard of Primate by now, most likely because of the presence of members of Mastodon, Brutal Truth and Javelina, but with the metal so overcrowded as it is, a supergroup means nothing unless the music is great. Needless to say, the hardcore and grind infused stylings of the band…